Acaponeta is a municipality of the state of Nayarit located in the coastal area of said state. It has an area of 1667 km². Acaponeta means,"Place next to the river where the bean grows entangled in the reed cane". That is achieved by combining the translation of Tepehuano Acaponeta which means,"place next to the river". And of the Nahuatl Acatl-pol-etl-tlan that means,"place where the bean grows entangled in the cane reed".