What to do  while you are in Chacala

trips and cultural events

enjoy

Cultural Activities

Chacala

it's usually quiet and tranquil, it is a place to have a real vacation to forget all  the stress and find yourself more closed to the nature around, there are hikes to the Crater with stunning views, don't forget to take your camera and enjoy the birds it is a lot of birdwatching with  more than 100 different species, hikes to la Caleta one of the best keep secret spots.

Enjoy all the water activities from swimming on the bay to kayaking, Paddle board, surfing, whale watching & fishing.

Chacala

Has a lot to offer from just launching and sunbathe to get all your souvenirs locally.

Grocery shops,Great restaurants by the beach to have one of the more popular dishes Sarandeado ( BBQ whole fish) that all the restaurants by the beach will serve.

Live music, cultural market and lots of cultural events and  volunteers workshops and programs.

ask to get involve with the community

Chacala Music Festival March 15-18 2018

 

The Mission of the Chacala Music Festival is to provide an annual celebration & a year-round calendar of wide ranging arts performances & events for neighbors of & visitors to Chacala and position our community as a traditional Mexican beach town with high quality artistic values & a rich cultural life.

Make it Happen!

Artist Residencies are abundantly fun and exciting. Growing and learning new techniques along with meeting new people in the artist world are what residencies are all about. What sets Chacalart apart from other residencies is the choices you'll have for your creativity.
Playa Chacala is a magical place. It naturally draws visitors to its shore, enveloping their spirits in an energy that can only be produced by the sea. ​​

Take an opportunity & let the creativity flow

You will have the opportunity to spread your passion for your craft among local school children through our workshop programs & participate. Enjoy a relaxed environment with other writers & help us cultivate a love for books in this rural part of Mexico.
The Residency will coincide with another ChacaLit program known as the Post-FIL Retreat. This is a group of publishing professionals who will be visiting Playa Chacala after their time at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. The Retreat will take place from 3 December to 17 December 2017.
Please fill out the attached application form & return it to us as soon as possible.
Take a break from the whirlwind of everyday life & surprise yourself with how easily creativity will flow through you in the peace of the Mexican Pacific.

Saturdays Cultural Market

Come and Enjoy  every Saturday in the plaza(plazoleta) of Chacala our cultural market and get our artisans products and organic goods.

Day Trips

Altavista Petroglyphs

The Altavista petroglyph complex is located near the village and beach-town of Chacala, south of the Compostela Municipality, in Nayarit Mexico.

The area is known as "La Pila del Rey", "Chacalán", "El Santuario", "The Petroglyphs” or "the Altavista petroglyphs", near the Jaltemba Bay, in the Pacific Ocean of Nayarit.

This region was originally home to the largely unstudied Tecoxquin (Tequectequi) native culture dating from approximately 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. It contains 56 petroglyphs whose antiquity cannot be accurately determined. Aside from its cultural and archeological importance, the site remains an important religious center for the Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies here.

In prehispanic times, the Compostela municipality area was inhabited by the Mazatán peoples, tributary of Xalisco-Zacualpan Kingdom.

Altavista Petroglyphs

The Altavista petroglyph complex is located near the village and beach-town of Chacala, south of the Compostela Municipality, in Nayarit Mexico.

The area is known as "La Pila del Rey", "Chacalán", "El Santuario", "The Petroglyphs” or "the Altavista petroglyphs", near the Jaltemba Bay, in the Pacific Ocean of Nayarit.

This region was originally home to the largely unstudied Tecoxquin (Tequectequi) native culture dating from approximately 2000 BC to 2300 BCE. It contains 56 petroglyphs whose antiquity cannot be accurately determined. Aside from its cultural and archeological importance, the site remains an important religious center for the Huicholes who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies here.

In prehispanic times, the Compostela municipality area was inhabited by the Mazatán peoples, tributary of Xalisco-Zacualpan Kingdom.

La Peñita Market on thursdays

For the first time, we had the pleasure of visiting ‘tianguis’ in La Penita de Jaltemba, and what a pleasure it was!  Tianguis (pronounced tee-ang-gees) is Mexico’s version of a swap meet or flea market but offers more than just practical items, including fun things like bright green river turtles, colorful fish and birds, genuine and costume jewelry, new clothes and shoes, Mexican arts and crafts, and of course, all kinds of fresh foods and snacks.  After all, it wouldn’t be Mexico without the tasty treats!

La Peñita de Jaltemba located 25 km from Chacala

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la penita market