Covid-19 Updates

Our San Pancho community and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic


Last update August 5, 2020

By early June, Mexico and San Pancho experienced a “re-opening”. The entrance to San Pancho is now open, businesses started opening and restaurants started opening at first for take out and now at a low capacity dine-in. Cases were relatively low in the state of Nayarit and almost non-existent in San Pancho, however, due to the opening country wide and locally, there are now cases in the area. The San Pancho Hospital is the largest public hospital in this region of Nayarit and is receiving Covid-19 patients as well as patients for other needs.

As of this week, all businesses including restaurants are open with restrictions on hours. The town entrance is open with no plans to close. The San Pancho beach along with all beaches in the state of Nayarit are currently closed.

In regard to Mexico, in general the new cases statistics curve keeps on going up in a zig-zag fashion. On August 1st the count was 9,556 and today, August 5th is 6,139. On July 27th it was 4,973. The state of Nayarit has the 3rd lowest number of new cases, 3,557 with 396 deaths, while Jalisco is 11th from the top with 13,506 and 1,584 deaths. In Puerto Vallarta it is reported that there is a major discrepancy in terms of infections and Covid-related deaths between what the State and Municipal governments’ reports (128 vs 256). 

Wearing face masks in public is now mandatory in 24 of the 31 Mexican states, including Nayarit and Jalisco. A number of high-tourist destinations, including the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, have partnered with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to earn the Safe Travels Stamp hoping to reassure tourists that visiting those places will be safe. 

In San Pancho most businesses and restaurants have opened. Officially sanctioned hours are 10am to 3pm, daily. Entreamigos continues its much needed distribution of food, children necessity items and even dog food. The non-profit will remain a center of support and education for small groups for children that need tutoring and help with their homework. If you can contribute any amount it will be welcomed. Contributing on a monthly or yearly basis is even better. Right now they are the only entity in town providing sustenance to those without jobs or support. Check out their “ways to support” page to get involved!

We have been working hard to be prepared for next season and make sure we we are adhering to the needs of our guests. Rest assured San Pancho travelers that we are here to make your travels easy and safe during these challenging times! Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community, staff and customers.

San Pancho Rentals & Real Estate, homeowners and staff are committed to the needs of our guests by providing the following:

  • We can now offer Travel Insurance that can work with your needs.
  • We have more flexibility with our cancellation policy, depending on the situations at hand.
  • All cleaning staff has been provided with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines including:
    • Wearing protective gear like disposable gloves, aprons or gowns, and facial coverings while cleaning.
    •  Ventilating rooms before and after they are cleaned.
    • Washing hands or using hand sanitizer thoroughly before and after each cleaning. 
    • Cleaning, then disinfecting using the right disinfectant.
    • Washing all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.
    • We can now offer Travel Insurance that can work with your needs.
    • We have more flexibility with our cancellation policy depending on the situations at hand.

We look forward to having you all back next season as the sun is out shining and will be awaiting your arrival!


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