is located on the Agua Bravo, one of the largest estuaries in Mexico which
serves as the border line between Nayarit and Sinaloa. The village is smaller
than San Blas and very rustic. There is hardly a car on the street.
of the attractions is a botanical garden at the home of Antonio Haas - the
creator of the Haas avocado. The complex has 2 houses, 3 ponds, ostiches, and a
variety of plants and trees. You are welcome to visit here. It is suggested that
you give the gardeners a tip of 10 pesos per visitor.
Another attraction is the birdwatching. Victor is a guide who offers boat trips
in the estuary. The mangrove wetlands are almost identical to what you find in
San Blas but there are even more birds. Victor has kayaks if you want a quieter
journey through the wetlands. On the 6 hour trip you can visit the pyramid of
the shells - a pile of shells about 3 stories high. Nobody knows how they got
there but my friend's theory is that as the indians ate the oysters they threw
the shells over their shoulders. The trip to the pile of shells is recommended
only for the young and adventurous. You have to walk through the wetlands for a
couple hundred yards and it is very slippery - watch out for the quicksand!
There is a good hotel with a restaurant called Hotel
Villas Maria Fernanda. It has 2 pools and is right on the estuary. They have
some rooms with small kitchens and villas for up to 8 people as well as double
rooms for 450 pesos. The owner, Delfino, is very helpful and can arrange
sightseeing tours for you. If you want to rent an apartment, check out Mexico
The ocean is couple miles away - the beaches are undeveloped and go on as far as
the eye can see. There is a little beach on the estuary right by the 'malecon'
which is fine for swimming but there is a strong current if you go out of the
You must go through Escuinapa to get to Teacapan.
Some coconut groves coming into Teacapan
We stayed at a nice dry camping beach called Playa La Lupitas.
There was a charge of 80 pesos/night. No services. For 3 pesos you can use there
washroom facilities. The town was about a kilometer away via the beach. John and
I got to see our friends who spend their winters here. The town has a
malecon,bakery,restaurants and everything you might need. It is still in the
growing process as the streets are not as clean as some of the other towns we
have been through.
Our friends gave us a tour of the town and our first stop was
the bakery. We went nuts and bought their lemon cakes, cinnamon rolls and other
things I have no name for, but it was all delicious!!! You have to get to the
bakery between 1 and 2pm other wise the baked goods are not ready or they are
There are our friends Ben and carol from Swan Lake Rec Resort.
They have been spending their last 16 winters down here in Teacapan. We ended up
at this restaurant where we all had a Corona and some ceviche by the beach.
Our campsite: we were told by our friends that it is not wise
to walk into the coconut groves. You may encounter scorpions, tarantulas, boas
or coral snakes. No problem!!!!!
Some area pictures
A shot of our campground from the town. You can just see our
rig. It is the one second from the right.
Ben & Carols RV campsite
A wonderful sunset after a long day
We stayed at this location for two nights and then decided to
move about 8 km down the road for 31 Dec to a new RV spot called "Villas
you go to Escuinapa and then take the road to Teacapan. You will find
Villas Onac at the kilometer 28 turnoff. It is the ideal place to enjoy
all that nature has given us. There is the ocean, palm trees, white sand,
great sunsets, and chirping birds.
Onac has 9 comfortable villas that are independent from each other. They
are completely furnished with all services and are fit for 4 to 8 people.
There is a swimming pool and a private beach and a trailer park with 68 spaces
that can handle large rigs.
paid 170 pesos/night and got free internet, they had one washer for laundry and
the cost was 30 pesos per load. I would highly recommend this RV park if you
decide to go to Teacapan.
should mention that the road leading from the highway into the RV park is about
2 km in length and soft dirt, narrow, but there were large rigs in the park and
they had no problems getting in and out.
Road leading into the park. This truck pulled over for us so
we could pass.
Some of the villas you can rent
Our RV Site
The view from our site
John taking a swim
Gizmo and me on the beach
The pool area and a shot of the RV Park from the second level
of the pool building
It was a nice place to spend New Years Eve.
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