Real Estate in San Pancho
San Francisco, lovingly called San Pancho by its residents, is the cultural capital of the Riviera Nayarit. San Pancho is known for its alternative style, its unique artwork, and for its rural, natural essence. This town is more relaxed than its busy neighbor, Sayulita, but with all of the charm of a bohemian beach town. Hotels in San Pancho
offer a chic, relaxing environment that invites visitors to disconnect from the stress of their daily routine and allows them to integrate into nature.
Real estate in San Pancho is as eclectic as the town itself. Properties include charming, traditional Mexican-style homes and luxurious beachfront villas. Home seekers looking to live in a more rural environment, outside of the traditional tourist locations, will find an authentic home in San Pancho.
What to do in San Pancho
Activities and sights
The Town Plaza
The town plaza is the heart and soul of San Pancho. Here, local residents host their events, such as town festivals, birthdays, weddings, and quinceaneras.
The essence of San Pancho is its community. Entreamigos is an initiative to support the local community by supplying the children and families of San Pancho with the necessary resources and learning opportunities needed in order to positively contribute to their communities.
Las Huertas Golf Course was once an orchard and has been transformed into an 18-hole golf course with an on-site restaurant.
Yoga and Pilates
Pilates and yoga classes are offered by both private studios and community activity centers. Choose from classes in a studio or on the beach.
Surfing and paddle boarding
At sunset, numerous locals and visitors line the beach to watch the surfers of San Pancho. The waves here are stronger than neighboring beaches, so surfing and other water activities are recommended for the experienced swimmer.
For those who want to shake things up a bit and take a break from the water, there are some excellent hiking options from San Pancho. An hour or two of hiking will take you to nearby beaches and stunning waterfalls. Make sure to go with a guide or someone who knows the trail, not only is it safer, but they can also teach you about the local wildlife.
La Patrona Polo and Equestrian Club holds events and polo games throughout the year in addition to hosting a fine-dining restaurant.
The beach at San Pancho is a wide stretch of golden sand lined by a lush jungle of palm trees. There is a small section of the beach where most of the tourists tend to concentrate, but the rest of the shoreline is like walking on your own private beach. The sunsets in San Pancho have been described as some of the best in the world by travelers. A natural estuary provides a beautiful habitat for the local fauna. The waves in San Pancho are a bit stronger than surrounding beaches, meaning it’s best for the experienced swimmer and surfer.
Each Tuesday starting in November through the month of April, San Pancho hosts its town market. Here, local growers sell organic produce, cacao suppliers bring their products, artists and artisans sell their creations, and those who have the culinary touch prepare delicious, homemade food.
Sinergiarte Festival is an annual, three-day festival that showcases local and Mexican artists, musicians, and artisans. The festival is interactive and also features workshops for poetry, yoga, meditation, and dance.
Dining options in San Pancho are as eclectic as the real estate. Cafes, fine dining, and fish tacos are just some of the options available.
During high season, you can find live music almost every night of the week. Artists flock to San Pancho for inspiration and its laid-back atmosphere.
Five minutes south of San Pancho is the surf town Sayulita
. If you drive a bit farther south, you’ll arrive at Punta Mita
, the most exclusive and luxurious destination within the Banderas Bay. To the north of San Pancho is Costa Norte
, home to the mystical towns of Las Varas and San Blas.