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Many beutiful worlds could be said about hte lake, but the most valuable is - the atmosphere. Transparently clear, enveloping with the sensations of the water, the wind, relaxing and filling up with joy and quieness. The best palce to relax and forget about the...More
Daytime cafe in central santa maria del oro ideal to treat your family to a homemade cake or some high calorie drinks and in the evening a nice little bar part open part covered where you can have a beer and a snack like BBQ...More
Laguna de Santa MAria del Oro is about 3 hrs north of Puerto Vallarta. As if yu were driving toward Guadalajara. Take left once you get to Chapalilla and follow road directions. The lake s on the bottom of an estinguish volcano (or so is...More
the lake is clean and beautifu; the drive down to is it harrowing. there are lots of restaurants on one side and I'd like to join those who have built lake houses here. great spot for quiet retreat, not much to do from a tourist...More
This crater lake is beautiful, I think enough just for a day trip! Easy access from Guadalajara, Tepic or Puerto Vallarta! Not many water sports activities! Down side is that you can't walk around the lagoon!!
Santa Maria del Oro is a completely different destination nearby the city of Tepic, the lagoon is really charming (changes color depending on the season), there are some very nice restaurants around the lake and a few hotels and cabins to stay. If you're looking...More
A must see when you're visiting Tepic. It's about 30 minutes outside the city. It's really easy to get to if you don't have a car. You can take a combi ( Mini bus ) from downtown Tepic down to Santa Maria, and then ask...More
This is a charming place to visit! There are many restaurants to eat while exploring this lake. There is many legends that explain the formation of the lake which makes it a little more interesting of a visit. Don't forget to take photos from the...More
Great Views up High and then Wind Down to Valley and Water
Excellent restaurants dot the landscape once you wind down the hills to the water level within the small town.
Friendly people and many restaurants to stop and have a bite
Very few gringos...More
Had a volunteer opportunity cancelled in PV so I was fortunate to arrange an alternate in a AirBnB near SMdO. The lake itself is a little gem that caters mostly to local tourism within a few hours. There doesnt appear to be anything like a...More