Explore Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, Mexico
Lo de Marcos is a standout town and is known for its peaceful and relaxing nature. While many of the neighboring towns have evolved into hustle and bustle tourist destinations, Lo de Marcos has remained quiet and colorful with wide streets, friendly people and one of the most beautiful town squares in the area. It is this calm charm that keeps Lo de Marcos feeling like a true Mexican village and is one of the main reasons it attracts so many retirees from Europe, the United States and Canada.
Beaches & Attractions
Plaza photo by Ulises L. Guerrero Productions. Playa Lo de Marcos photo by Jasmine Hohenstein. Main text by Edgar Castellon.
It is worth noting that when you arrive in Puerto Vallarta, you will be on Central Time. Once you head north, you will leave the state of Jalisco and enter the state of Nayarit. The time zone no longer changes at the state lines as it once did. The new time zone includes the towns of Mezcales, Bucerias, Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos. So, once you pass Lo de Marcos (and head towards Los Ayala, Guayabitos and La Peñita), be sure to turn your watches back one hour as you will now be on Mountain Time.
Location & Map
Lo de Marcos is the northern-most town in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas (Bay of Banderas). The bay spans 62 miles and is made up of many other Mexican villages, as well as several beautiful beaches along the Mexican Pacific coastline. This portion of the coastal area extends all the way to Nuevo Vallarta and Las Jarretaderas, the last two towns before entering the state of Jalisco and the world renowned tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta.
Driving Distances from Lo de Marcos:
- Rincón de Guayabitos – 15 km / 9 miles (10-15 minutes)
- Puerto Vallarta Airport – 52 km / 32 miles (50-60 minutes)
- Guadalajara – 275 km / 171 miles (3½-4½ hours)
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