home | read | kids and family | hot spot: el anclote

Hot Spot: El Anclote

Published May 23, 2008 - (Updated Dec 5, 2012)

a-el-anclote-hot-spot

Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Spring/Summer 2008 issue.

El Anclote means “the small anchor,” and this special neighborhood at the entrance to Bahía de Banderas on the exclusive Punta de Mita peninsula does indeed fulfill its name, serving as the “town” and focal point for activities and dining outside the nearby fashionable hotels and estates. Easily accessible to everyone, most of this typical Mexican fishing village is found along a broad avenue running parallel to the bay and beaches, a block to the east. A magnet for surfing aficionados, El Anclote features reliable beach and point breaks, perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, along with several companies that offer equipment rental and instruction.

Have lunch in a lounge under a palapa and spend the day at one of many seaside restaurants. Most serve everything from succulent seafood to hamburgers in a tropical setting. The more adventurous can arrange for boats to go whale watching, sightseeing or snorkeling at the temptingly close Islas Marietas. A few paces and you can rent a kayak, buy a bikini, visit an art gallery or investigate real estate opportunities.

Shopping

1. Agro Gourmet
3. Art & Philanthropy

Activities

15. Acción Tropical Surf Shop
16. Mictlan Surf School
17. Punta Mita Expeditions
19. Oscar’s Surf Shop
20. Cooperativa Tours

Restaurants

2. Pink Bonzai
4. Swimmers
5. Café des Artistes del Mar
6. El Anclote
7. Rocío
8. El Dorada
9. El Acuario
10. La Pecera
11. Cuatro Vientos
12. Mariscos Tino's
13. Mesón de Mita
14. Margaritas
18. Blue Water Grill
21. Punta Mita Time
22. Debo's
23. La Villa Bella


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Need more info? Click HERE

Once you subscribe, you will be directed to a page where you will be able to select which of the two newsletters you wish to receive. A confirmation message will be sent to your email address. Once you approve the subscription, you will begin receiving our newsletters, and you can change your subscription settings at any time. Stay in touch with Puerto Vallarta through our weekly news, and learn of new releases.

sitemap xml