Playa del Rey
Just off the coast of San Blas and north of Chacala is Isla del Rey, a peninsula so large that it seems like an island. With a 12.5-mile (20-kilometer) deserted beach – Playa del Rey – on one side bordering calm waters, this spot is great for swimming and fishing. Panga boats and boat tours are available for sport fishing, since this part of the Pacific Ocean contains big fish like Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Marlin, and Sailfish. To the west of the harbor entrance is a historic red-and-white-striped lighthouse tower, closed for entry but open for sightseeing. Once an important pilgrimage site for the Huichol Indians between Nayarit and Jalisco, Isla del Rey is still one of their sacred sites today.