Visiting Historic San Blas, The
Oldest Colonial Fort On The West Coast
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San Blas is also known for
it's beautiful beach featuring (I'm told) the longest surf board ride in
history, one of the largest fishing fleets on the Mexican coast, a Naval base, a
large public market and a great place to find native Mexican Indian art.
San Blas is a warm place whose beautiful surroundings and pleasant climate have
made it an ideal place for those in search of calm, delicious local food, sport
fishing and waves that are perfect for surfing. Ecotourism enthusiasts can come
into contact with nature and its fascinating animal life. San Blas is the main port city in the state of Nayarit and one of the most
popular in the state, since it offers a variety of attractions such as beaches,
estuaries, colonial architecture, history and nearby places of interest. Founded in the second half of the 18th century and during the
colonial period, it was the starting point for several expeditions, the most
important of which were those led by Fr. Junípero de la Serra and Father Kino.
It was also a point of arrival for the Nao de China and was such an important
trading place that the first customs house of New Spain was built there. During
the War of Independence, it was the scene of bloody, decisive battles.
The city’s main attractions include the former Maritime Customs House (only
vestiges of which remain), the Port Captaincy, the Cerro de la Contaduría,
containing traces of the Templo de San Basilio, dating from the 17th century,
and the building of the Antigua Contaduría, the former accountant’s office,
as well as its beautiful main beach.
The waters of San Blas are perfect for sport fishing, and the
International Fishing Tournament, during which sailfish, marlin and dorado
are caught, is held there every May.From San Blas, you can sail or kayak
along canals lined with exuberant vegetation to the estuaries near La
Tobara, El Conchal, El Pozo and Singaita. The port offers access to yachts
and small boats