Discover the towns of Xalisco, Jala, and Compostela in Nayarit

Acquaint yourself with the cities of Xalisco, Jala, and Compostela located in the Mexican state of Nayarit.

Discover the towns of Xalisco, Jala, and Compostela in Nayarit
Experience Xalisco's past on a walking tour of the town's historic center. Credit: Corazón de Nayarit

In the Mexican state of Nayarit, the towns of Xalisco, Jala, and Compostela are worth familiarizing yourself with.


Compostela has narrow streets and old mansions. It is located 36 kilometers from the city of Tepic. It highlights the Temple of the Lord of Mercy, built in the sixteenth century, one of the oldest in Nayarit, and the Museum of History and Archaeology exhibits pieces of archaeological sites in the region and the history of the colonial era and Independence.


It is in the Tepic metropolitan area. The Miguel Hidalgo Plaza, the market, the Community Museum, and the springs, especially the Los Rosales resort, are some of the things to see and do there.


A magical town with streets made of cobblestones and old adobe houses with roofs made of tiles. The town of Jala is at the base of the huge Ceboruco volcano, where you can get a great view of all the nearby towns. Also, you can walk to the main crater and see the amazing landscape made of hardened volcanic lava that looks like a scene from the moon.

The Lateran Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption stands out in the town. It is a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles and has beautiful stained glass windows in many colors. In the main garden, you can have a gordita and a tejuino, which is a drink made from corn and sugar cane or piloncillo.

Here there is an ancestral tradition of "curanderos", people who are dedicated to harmonizing both the physical and spiritual part, so in case you want to know a little more about this tradition Jala is an excellent choice.