Explore Platanitos, Nayarit, Mexico
The tiny town of Platanitos and the area to the north are known for a regional dish called “pescado sarandeado,” a slow-smoked mesquite-grilled whole fish topped with a mayo based sauce. It’s a dish you won’t want to miss.
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.
Upon your return to the airport in Puerto Vallarta, remember that you will lose an hour as the time zone changes back to Central Time. Be sure to set your watches accordingly so you don’t miss your flight.
Location & Map
Platanitos is in the municipality of Compostela in the state of Nayarit on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It is about 15 minutes north of the Playa Las Tortugas turnoff. The nearest major cities are Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, both of which are located in the state of Jalisco.
Driving Distances from Platanitos:
- Rincón de Guayabitos – 51 km / 32 miles (1-1½ hours)
- San Blas: 30 km / 19 miles (1 hour)
- Puerto Vallarta Airport – 116 km / 72 miles (2-2½ hours)
- Guadalajara – 286 km / 178 miles (3½-4 hours)
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