Taking a much-needed family vacation is something we all need every once in a while, but the question is often, "Which destinations are family friendly?" Usually, you hear more about the popular or trendy tourist destinations that people frequent during peak travel season, but this may not be what you had in mind. Sometimes, you just want a vacation experience that's more tranquil, instead of rivaling with too many tourists, which can sometimes interfere with having a pleasurable trip.
A vacation in San Pancho (nickname for its official name, San Francisco) located along the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico is an ideal place for families who prefer a more relaxing vacation and an authentic, one-of-a-kind trip that offers fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Aside from the town's beautiful beaches and water sports, you can also enjoy land activities such as horseback riding and mountain cycling in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains.
Surrounded by the Sierra Madres, San Pancho rests between the lush tropical rainforests and vibrant Pacific Ocean. While many travelers may enjoy basking in the sunshine and swimming in the ocean, others prefer adventure activities that require endurance, offering exploration and sightseeing by land, such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. You can explore the mountain trails and natural wonders along the way by foot, wheel, or hoof. Adventure lovers may want an extra thrill by zip lining through the jungle.
The Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico, consist of many established paths and open beaches where you can take horseback riding tours or ride independently with family, friends, or alone to enjoy the natural surroundings. San Pancho is an ideal place to commune with nature since this beach town cherishes and protects the environment and its precious natural wonders.
Beside the mountains and beaches, there are other parts of the community where you can enjoy horseback riding too. You can ride your horse through town at a slow trot or by arrangement, play a game of polo on the town's polo field at La Patrona Polo Club. If polo's not your game, you can participate in other equestrian activities and performances offered at the club, such as strolling through the art gallery, eating at the restaurant, and relaxing in the lounge with live music.
For such a small beach town, there's no shortage of land activities and water sports you can enjoy in and near San Pancho. Recognized as one of the safest towns in Mexico, San Pancho is gaining recognition as a favorite vacation spot for travelers in search of rest and relaxation.