Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 12th August 2020

DREAMING OF REMOTENESS ……..Mexcaltitán, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you would like to reset and recharge in seven of the world’s best secluded stays, then look no further. We’ll be featuring one a day. Here’s your sixth:

A short boat ride from Riviera Nayarit´s coast brings travellers to the small island of Mexcaltitán
... nicknamed the “Mexican Venice”, thanks to the many canals that crisscross through it. Mexcaltitán is a place shrouded in mystical and magical history that is well-worth a visit.

The northern area of Riviera Nayarit located alongside Mexico’s Pacific coast immerses visitors in the history of ancient Mexico.

A day trip to Mexcaltitán will whisk visitors away to a world of mystery and unique cultural experiences. The island is deep-rooted in ancient Aztec history
...and many historians believe that this island is the birthplace of modern-day Mexico.

Visitors will find no cars. A canoe ride around the charming island takes about 30 minutes and provides numerous photo opportunities as well as many surprises including a close-up view of the island’s only soccer pitch—in the middle of a lake.

Travellers will be enchanted by thousands of colourful Mexican houses and local restaurants offering fresh shrimp ceviche or tlaxtihuil (a traditional corn-based shrimp chowder) with the ingredients caught right outside their very doors.