Mexcaltitán de Uribe is a small, ancient man-made island-city in the Mexican state of Nayarit that is only accessible by boat. It’s earned its moniker as the Venice of Mexico because during the rainy season the streets flood and become canals; traveling around by boat is the only option. The island is small and there  are no cars; canoes are the main form of transport.

The village of Mexcaltitan has been designated a Magic Town of Mexico, a designation for historical towns. There are about 800 residents. Between May and August shrimp fishing is the main economic vocation of Mexcaltitan.  The few local restaurants on the island offer fresh shrimp on their menus, including tamales de camaron (shrimp tamales).
Where to Stay
There is only one local hotel on the island that is simple. The boat ride to get to the island takes about 15 minutes each way. .
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