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Riviera Nayarit, tourist corridor along the Mexican Pacific coast

by: Travel by México

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Riviera Nayarit, tourist corridor along the Mexican Pacific coast

by: Travel by México

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest destination Riviera Nayarit is a tourist corridor of over 160 km in length located along the coast of Nayarit on the Mexican Pacific coast. This coastal area starts at the City of Nuevo Vallarta, located in the Bay of Banderas and 10 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and ends in the city-port of San Blas on Matanchén Bay.

The main attractions that make up Nayarit Riviera (from South to North) are the following

Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Costa Banderas, Punta de Mita, Litibú, Sayulita, San Francisco (San Pancho), Lo de Marcos, Punta Raza, Los Ayalas, Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita de Jaltemba, El Camopo, Chacala, Boca de Chila, Punta Custodia, Bahía de Matachen, San Blas and the island of Mexcaltitán.

Stunning landscapes, sweeping sunsets, miles of golden sandy beaches, protected natural areas that are home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna, picturesque villages, first-class tourist services, luxurious marinas,  and a wide range of residential beach units starting from $150,000 up to 8 to 10 million dollar homes, are among the many attributes that have enabled the Riviera Nayarit to position itself as one of the leading residential Mexican markets and as a one of the best destinations for sun and sand in the world. 

Riviera Nayarit has a tourist infrastructure for any taste or budget, from a quiet inn on the beach to a boutique hotel, a modern, renowned resort to an all-inclusive hotel ideal for the whole family.  It is a destination that is also noted for its excellent regional cuisine and its international restaurants and authors, world-class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Robert Von Hagge, Jim Lipe and Percy Clifford; and by their luxury spas that offer a wide range of products and services such as relaxing massages, exquisite treatments based on natural products extracted from the generous flora of the region, or Temazcal, a therapy for the body and mind of pre-Hispanic origin.

What to do in Riviera Nayarit? 

There are a multitude of activities to choose from related to rural tourism, gastronomic tourism, spa tourism, ecotourism, and if you don’t want to do anything during your holiday let yourself go, its climate and its enchanting beaches will do the rest.

Below, we provide some options for adventures on land and by sea:

whale watching (January through early March) in the Bahía de Banderas or in Rincón de Guayabitos;

diving, snorkeling in the Marietas Islands;

swimming with dolphins in the water parks of Nuevo Vallarta, watching the spawning of sea turtles and then participating in the release of their young on the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta and the Anclote, Punta Mita, Bucerías and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; surfing in Sayulita, San Francisco and Lo de Marcos; sport fishing; sailfishing, canopy tours (zip lines);

Tours of the Sierra of the Nayar and la Sierra de San Juan, ATV rides;

horseback riding and boat tours through the canals surrounded by the mangroves in Playa El Novillero, the longest beach of Mexico.

When to go to Riviera Nayarit? 

The destinations of the Riviera Nayarit enjoy year-round tropical climate with an annual temperature reaching 25 ° C.

During the rainy season which begins in early July and continues until the beginning of October, the sky is clear in the morning and much of the day. Go by road or by plane to the Riviera Nayarit: La Riviera Nayarit is accessible via several roads; the main one is that of Guadalajara - Puerto Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit destination airports are the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta "Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz" and the "Amado Nervo" Tepic International Airport. The Mexican and international airlines that operate at these airports are: Aerocalafia, Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Canjet Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, Aeromexico, Interjet, Magnicharters, Northwest, Miami Air International, Northwest Airlines, Polar Air, Sun Country Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, USA 3000 Airlines, Viva Aerobus, Virgin America, Volaris, West Jet.