Sayulita Awarded Pueblo Magico Status
The town of Sayulita in Bahia de Banderas has been granted the denomination of “Pueblo Magico” (Magic Town), making it the second town with this title in the state of Nayarit.
In this regard, the State Governor, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, said he was proud of the appointment and that one of the cornerstones of his administration has been to recognize tourism as the key to economic development of the state.
“We are happy because we have more Magical Towns in this beautiful state of Nayarit, and Sayulita is one of the most nationally and internationally visited towns that still meets the qualities of the Mexican people where foreigners come, where Mexicans can live freely, where there is still a traditional village, and we are very proud of that,” said the state Governor.
Catalina Ruiz Ruiz, the state Secretary of Tourism, received from Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, the Federal Secretary of Tourism, the official document that endorses the distinction.
The event took place at the Second National Magical Towns Fair, held in the City of Puebla.
“We’re very grateful as public servants, because we know that this strengthens tourism promotion, will generate economic growth, promotes the state nationally and especially allows more investment in tourism infrastructure in Nayarit, through this Federal program,” Ruiz Ruiz said.
The Municipality of Jala is the other town in the state that bears the title of Magic Town.
During the Second National Magic Towns Fair, it was reported that 180 applications were registered to join the program, but only the 28 communities that were best evaluated were selected and will receive funding from the Federal Government.
Additional new Magical Towns are in the states of Sinaloa, Jalisco, Puebla, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Queretaro, among others.