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5 waterfalls in Riviera Nayarit to connect with nature

There is a great variety of waterfalls in Riviera Nayarit and Bahía de Banderas offers an unforgettable experience

One of the great spectacles that nature offers us is, without a doubt, the waterfalls, and the mere fact of observing them leads us to a state of relaxation and tranquility. In the Riviera Nayarit tourist corridor there is a great variety of them, from impressive waterfalls like the one in Jumatán, to small waterfalls like El Chorrillo, in Bahía de Banderas.


A dose of nature to the rhythm of the sound of water in natural settings in the waterfalls in Riviera Nayarit Nayarit 

moon waterfall

The Cascada de Luna Ecovillage is a natural and friendly environment, where in addition to refreshing waterfalls -which give the place its name- visitors can carry out various activities such as hiking (accompanied by a guide), enjoying the landscapes, admiring the vegetation and the fauna, have a delicious pot coffee, and try the fruits that are grown there. Cascada de Luna offers lodging service in rustic cabins that have grills and kitchen utensils; It is recommended to bring food and drinks since the nearest store is 20 minutes from the ecovillage. It must also be taken into account that there is no electricity, although they have solar panels.

Cascada de Luna is located on the Federal Highway 200 km 48.3 629G+M8

El Cora Waterfall

The El Cora Waterfall, located in the community of Tecuitata, is a wonderful body of water surrounded by lush vegetation, in the middle of the tropical forest, perfect for swimming and relaxing. The hike to the waterfall, approximately 2.5 km, offers continuous views of the mountain ranges, lush vegetation and you can hear birdsong along the trails. There are also activities such as cliff jumping, kayaking, canoeing and rappelling.

How to get there: The waterfall is located in the town of El Cora, less than an hour from San Blas


Royal Waterfall of Acuitapilco

In the state of Nayarit, approximately 20 minutes from the Santa María del Oro Lagoon, there is a small town called Real de Acuitapilco, whose main attraction is the waterfalls (9 in total), although you can also camp or rent a cabin . The closest waterfalls to the town are Cascada de la Silla, which is the highest, and Cascada de las Ánimas, although there are others further away and with more complicated access, ideal for the more adventurous; For this they must take the tour with one of the local guides.

How to get there: The Real de Acuitapilco locality is located 20 minutes from Santa María del Oro, one hour from downtown Tepic or approximately three hours from Nuevo Vallarta.

jumatan jump


The Salto de Jumatán is the highest waterfall in the state of Nayarit, with a 110-meter drop of water, descending a basalt wall. This wonder of nature is located in the town of Jumatán, very close to the city of Tepic. To get there it is necessary to take the Tepic-Mazatlán highway, pass the town of Trapichillo (where the toll booth is) and after approximately 5 minutes, you will be able to see the sign indicating the entrance to Jumatán.

How to get there: You can reach the top from the town square, turning left towards the river to continue after a long walk through the vegetation. However, it is important to clarify that this waterfall is located on federal property, it is not public, and in order to access it, a permit must be requested from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

El Chorrillo one of the waterfalls in Riviera Nayarit

More than a waterfall, El Chorrillo (also known as El Chorrito) is a natural spa derived from a stream from the Vallejo hill, which increases its flow in the rainy season. It is ideal for spending a picnic with the family and bathing in its cold waters. Although the path is somewhat complicated, it will be worth the effort once you can immerse yourself in one of the pools formed by the stream or cool off under the small waterfalls that give the place its name.

How to get there: to get to El Chorrillo you have to travel at least 3 km from the town of El Colomo

Fountain. Riviera Nayarit