Why Riviera Nayarit

This Pacific coast destination, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, tropical jungle areas and the Sierra Madre mountains, has developed into an important tourist resort over a relatively short period of time.

Here you can do various aquatic activities, including surfing, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. If you’re looking to do recreational activities on land, you can go on an ecotourism outing, do an adventure tour, or ride a mountain bike.

Other outdoor activities include horseback riding, whale-watching, cultural events and boat rides.

Riviera Nayarit Travel Directory

Located 10 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, riviera Nayarit is the new destination comprising the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, compostela and San Blas.

The 100-mile tourist corridor encompasses various tourist attractions and spectacular natural scenery.

Nearby are the towns of Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Flamingos, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Islas Marietas, San Francisco, Sayulita, Lo de Marcos, Destiladeras, Rincón de Guayabitos and San Blas, among others, all providing visitors with a wide array of tourist activities.

Here you can take advantage of ecotourism, cultural and adventure tourism, golf, whale- watching and fishing.

Turtle release camps, ziplines, scuba diving and swimming with dolphins are all available.

Convention Facilities

Presently, Riviera Nayarit has around 13,000 hotel rooms and countless gastronomic options. A world of exclusivity and luxury, Riviera Nayarit intends to win a place itself in the domestic and international tourism markets.

With seven excellent golf courses in the area, Riviera Nayarit is fast becoming a golfer’s paradise. Other activities include bay cruises, city tours, snorkeling, hiking, biking, horseback riding and nearly 50 miles of unspoiled beaches, bays and coastline waiting to be discovered.

All combine to make your visit the experience of a lifetime.

Top 10 reasons to visit Riviera Nayarit

1. Pacific Jewel

Banderas Bay and the Riviera Nayarit feature a stretch of nearly untouched beach that runs for miles. Featuring white sands and crystal clear waters together with an incredible nature...

2. Strategic Location

Located 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta's airport, a 20 minutes drive from the most Mexican of the countries beach destinations, guests can easily discover the culture of 2 true Mexican States here!

3. Unparalleled Service

The destination doesn't only cater to young, single travelers or families, but also offers the latest in Groups with bilingual and professional staff, from audio visual through team buildings...

4. Natural Habitat

Sea Turtles and baby sea turtle releases are a major attraction to visitors in Riviera Nayarit as thousands of turtles who were born on the region's beaches return every year to build nests and lay their eggs...

5. Safe Haven

During the months of December through March the coastal waters also become the shelter for many Humpback Whales that seek refuge in the cool waters. The area is also home to many dolphins...

6. Convention Services

Riviera Nayarit is located just 25 minutes away from the brand new state of the art Convention Center; the destination now has the capability to hold conventions in the thousands with the greatest of ease.

7. Local meets Tourist

The nearby region is home to several different indigenous ethnic groups. One of them, the Huichol, who live high in the Sierra Madre Mountains, are one of the last tribes in North America...

8. Culture with a touch of Modern

Riviera Nayarit hosts many different events each year that attract people from all over the world. The Gourmet Festival in late summer with chefs from all around the world...

9. Touristy Infrastructure

Riviera Nayarit offers top-notch hotels, exquisite restaurants, luxurious boats at the Marina de Riviera Nayarit, excellent spas and world-class golf courses. Today the area offers almost 13,000 hotel rooms...

10. New Development

Riviera Nayarit is now home to many new villas and haciendas that open their doors for private events. Litibu, an upcoming tourism destination between Punta Mita and Sayulita, will host at least six internationally acclaimed hotels...