The coastline of Nayarit, from just north of Puerto Vallarta and onto San Blas, offers some of Mexico's most charming and desirable coastal landscape. Quaint seaside fishing villages dot the coast where the jungle mountains meet the sea, joining miles of isolated beaches. This is the Mexico of fishing, farming fiestas and siestas, the customs and attitudes of the outside world having made few encroachments. Dusty streets dotted with lazy dogs and pecking chickens are ritualistically hosed morning and evening while children play with twigs and tires. Banana, mango, papaya and tobacco plantations, roadside shrines paying homage to lives lost where they stand and donkeys bearing burdens to market are just a few of the intriguing images you're likely to see en route.