Our family loves Casa Manana. It is the best beach-front hotel near San Blas, and consistently delivers the most authentic, fun and tranquil vacation on the Riviera Nayarit. We've vacationed there several times over the past seven years. Almost all of the rooms face the ocean so you can watch the brilliant sunsets each evening. The restaurant has a diverse menu, offering fresh Mexican, seafood and European dishes. Saturday night is pizza night where they fire up a traditional pizza oven - you won't find a better crust and seafood pizza around. We're often entertained on site with the on-site game room and local musicians. The staff is very professional and speaks several languages. Casa Manana is on Playa Los Cocos about 20 minutes south of San Blas near the village of Aticama, so while you're not in San Blas directly, there are fewer bugs and it's much quieter.