San Francisco Mexico, (affectionately known to the locals as San Pancho), is still a relatively undiscovered piece of paradise, hidden along the largely unspoiled pacific coast of the state of Nayarit, Mexico, also known as Riviera Nayarit / Vallarta Nayarit. This quaint little fishing village has become increasingly popular with visitors from all over the world who come here to enjoy our peaceful setting, sparkling sea and incredible sunsets. Some of us were so taken with the tranquility; we just gave up our visitor status and stayed! We now live in Casa Obelisco, at the north end of San Pancho’s pristine beach.
San Pancho has a wonderful blend of unique characters (both locals and new arrivals) and this also accounts for part of San Pancho’s charm. We have great restaurants and here you can enjoy everything from simple (but delicious) taco cuisine to sophisticated European dining experiences.
The area is surrounded by a lush palm rain forest, the Sierra Madre mountain range, and the Pacific Ocean giving us a warm, tropical climate. Our proximity to Puerto Vallarta "PVR" (25 miles) allows us to enjoy the amenities of one of Mexico’s most popular tourist resort towns, but the ability to scurry back here at the day’s end to the tranquility that defines San Pancho.
Today San Pancho is a destination setting. With it’s pristine beaches and romantic setting, San Pancho is the perfect place to host your event. Inspired by natural beauty of the area, San Pancho is ideal and affordable setting for company business retreats, wedding events, birthday events and of course vacations. We have a number of music venues and and music fests throughout the year. Plus one large free music festival in February. One of the musician's from the fest is Jeff Oster. Here is a link to Jeff's hit single "Turn Left At San Pancho" We were fortunate to have Jeff stay with us at Casa Obelisco and perform his music at our roof top lounge area.
There are approximately 200 non-Mexican North Americans who have built homes here and spend 6 to 8 months here each winter. These new homes provide income opportunities for the growing number of local Mexicans. Not only did the locals build them, they now have on-going employment as house-keepers, gardeners, pool maintenance, house painters, plumbers, cooks, property managers, and all in a community that they love.
Over the past 10 years people from all over the world have been moving here and weaving themselves into the tapestry of San Pancho giving us a rich and diverse culture.