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Santa Maria del Oro and it’s crater lake area.

Wonderful secluded spot near a crater lake. Plentiful hotels, activities, and good restaurants... read more

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This Crater Lake Wins the Prize for Sheer Beauty

Santa María del Oro is a picturesque crater lake located 150 kilometers northwest of Guadalajara in... read more

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John P
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful secluded spot near a crater lake. Plentiful hotels, activities, and good restaurants. Boat tours, waterfalls, camping, and even waterskiing. Reservations should be made in advance and bring your own drinking water. A short several hr drive from PV, Mazatlan, Guadalajara or San Blas on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa María del Oro is a picturesque crater lake located 150 kilometers northwest of Guadalajara in the state of Nayarit and easily reachable in two hours via autopista/toll road 15 heading for Tepic. While there are a good number of crater lakes in the Volcanic...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank William W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Thank GuxEspinal
Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

1  Thank hjorch
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

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!!

Thank sportybilly
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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

Thank Cams8912
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

1  Thank wallymyster
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Terry F
29 April 2017|
Response from Cams8912 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry for the late reply, but yes, it is possible. As for the prices they can go from 350 MEX per hour up to 800 depending on how good are you at bargaining
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