ABOUT RIVIERA NAYARIT - OVERVIEW
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, a stunning treasure awaits you -- Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s fabulous new vacation paradise! It is a tropical wonder whose coastline stretches for almost 200 miles, and whose southern border unfolds just 10 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and whose northern border unfolds just 40 minutes west of the Tepic International Airport. Riviera Nayarit provides a backdrop of intense skies, emerald mountains, abundant vegetation and endless beautiful golden beaches for an unforgettable vacation experience.
The Riviera Nayarit is marked by a predominately sub-humid climate and an annual average temperature of 25°C (77°F). Ninety percent of the year is met with bright rays of sunshine, creating the ideal environment for the growth of exuberant flora that take on intense colorful hues and beautifully paint the land. In every beach, in every little town, the lush vegetation, the extraordinary animal species and the beauty of nature will leave you totally awed.
Nayarit’s coastline winds north through the municipalities of Banderas Bay, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago and Tecuala. Banderas Bay, one of the largest and most beautiful bays in the world, plays host to a spectacular natural phenomenon year after year. Every winter, humpback whales arrive in the bay to give birth, and their breaches, jumps and water spouts, along with glimpses of their newborns, is an attraction that vacationers never forget.
The authentic Mexican flavor of this colorful destination blends with the luxurious comforts of the region’s hotels and resorts to leave a lasting impression for vacationers. Explore small picturesque seaside towns and pueblos brimming with history and cultural experiences, like the Huichol Indians whose beaded arts and crafts provide visitors with treasures that often accompany them home. Swim with dolphins and sea lions, practice your golf game on world-class courses, catch-a-wave on a surfboard or land a tuna, sailfish or trophy marlin. Dive into blue waters that are home to numerous colonies of coral reefs, fish and marine mammals of the Mexican Pacific. Soar through jungle treetops on canopy zip lines, conquer the mountains on ATVs and watch a breathtaking orange sun meet the sea while enjoying a sunset sail, all before enjoying a gourmet meal under a starlit sky.
In the northern part of the state, salt water and fresh water become one as they feed into numerous estuaries, lagoons and the National Marshes. The National Marshes and mangroves serve as a sanctuary for migratory birds, crocodiles and other species. Farther inland is the Sierra de Vallejo State Biosphere Reserve, a tropical mountain range home to jaguars, wild boars and parrots, resplendent with elephant ear, amate and mahogany trees. The San Juan State Biosphere Reserve is impressive with its fragrant forests lining the base of the San Juan and Sangagüey volcano. All of these natural wonders are just a glimpse of what you will find in the Riviera Nayarit – the tropical paradise full of luxury, fun and comforts that eagerly awaits your arrival, and will exceed your expectations.