The splendid Riviera Nayarit is located on the Mexican Pacific coast. With more than 300 kilometers of coastline, this has positioned itself as one of the most important touristic destinations in Mexico.
The average annual temperature is 25 ° C with 90% sunny days. The predominant ecosystem is the tropical forest, habitat of a diverse flora and fauna. The exuberant vegetation of the region is the habitat of animals such as jaguars, wild boars, armadillos, parrots, macaws, hawks, etc.
The Riviera Nayarit coast has innumerable beaches. The sub-destinations that compose it are: Nuevo Vallarta, Jarretaderas, Flamingos, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Litibú, Sayulita, San Francisco de Nayarit, Lo de Marcos, Rincon de Guayabitos, La Peñita de Jaltemba, El Capomo, Chacala, Platanitos Beach and San Blas. To a greater or lesser extent, they all have touristic infrastructures.
The beaches that have become more important because of their high-class hotel offerings are Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita, both located within the Bahía de Banderas, the largest bay in the country. Here, you can find some of the most important hotel chains in the world and excellent seafood restaurants, Mexican food and different international cuisines.
There are also many companies that offer a wide range of tours and activities such as: boat trips around the bay, snorkeling and diving, visiting semi-virgin beaches, surf lessons, dolphin and sea lion encounters, sport fishing, paddle board, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and even fly board to feel that you can fly over the sea.
Every year, between November and March, the humpback whales visit the bay to carry out their reproductive cycle, offering an impressive show with jumps, dives and showing off their fins. Many boats offer tours to get up close and personal with these colossal marine mammals and get to listen to their singing.
Riviera Nayarit offers more than only beaches. Bordering the Mexican Pacific coast is the Sierra Madre Occidental, an impressive mountain range that offers colorful landscapes and breathtaking ocean views from its slopes. In it you can partake in activities such as hiking, mountain biking, ATV or Razer tours, zip lining, and other extreme sports full of excitement and adrenaline.
In Nayarit, there are still four indigenous peoples: Huicholes, Coras, Tepehuanos and Mexicaneros. The most well-knowned ethnic group are the Huicholes, who are renowned for their blanket garments embroidered with colorful figures and hats crowned with feathers, as well as bracelets, rings and necklaces of glass beads in which they also imprint their vision of the cosmos. Their crafts are sold throughout the region.
A few minutes from Nuevo Vallarta, you’ll find Puerto Vallarta. Take advantage of your visit to Riviera Nayarit and stroll through Vallarta’s traditional historic center with its cobblestone streets; walk on its famous Malecón, where you will find art, entertainment and international cuisine restaurants.
Now, an hour and a half away from Nuevo Vallarta, you can visit San Sebastián del Oeste, a 400-year-old village nestled in the Sierra Madre Occidental, where you can fill your lungs with pure mountain air. In this place, it might seem that time has stopped. Its streets and buildings with white facades and red tiles are well preserved. It is like walking through time.
As you can see, the only thing you will need in Riviera Nayarit is time to enjoy everything it offers you with. Travel with your family to the Marival® Resorts and discover together the hidden treasures in this tropical paradise.