Riviera Nayarit has hosted the Mexico Cup Regatta three times, which is an annual major sailing and yachting competition usually held in March. But you don’t have to be part of the Mexico Cup Regatta or any of the other annual boating events here to enjoy the world-class boating and marinas in Riviera Nayarit.
Luxurious Mexico Ports of Call
Those that have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore the shores of Nayarit from the sea in a luxurious yacht or sailboat agree that few stopover boating destinations offer the services, luxuries and comforts that are available in the marinas of Riviera Nayarit.
A number of important marinas have been developed along the 200-mile coastline of Nayarit, providing the perfect reception for lovers of the salty breezes of the Pacific Ocean and a myriad of undiscovered paradises.
The marinas of the Riviera Nayarit are equipped to receive ships measuring from 26 to 400 feet long and offer a complete array of services including:
- Fresh drinkable water
- 24/7 security
- Garbage collection
- Dry docking
- Fuel stations
- Pump out stations
- Telephones, cable television and Wi-Fi Internet
- Plus much, much more!
While in Riviera Nayarit, be sure to experience scenic sailing as you glide off into beautiful sunsets. Raise the sails and travel to numerous offshore islands as you enjoy whale watching or observe manta rays, tropical fish, and even friendly dolphins along the way. Take part in the traditional Banderas Bay Regatta when competitors from all over the country gather in what they claim to be the best place to sail on the Pacific.
If you are a fishing enthusiast, the Riviera Nayarit is a delight as its deep-sea fishing off the coast is renowned worldwide. These waters hold two world records for blue marlin and wahoo, as well as many other notable achievements. Come into port expecting great things! In the ports and marinas of Riviera Nayarit you will find everything you seek, and the experience will be unforgettable!
Marina Riviera Nayarit
One of the newest and most ambitious undertakings of this tourist destination is the world class 340 slip Riviera Nayarit Marina at La Cruz, which is located in a traditional fishing village, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Sheltered by a beautiful cove, Marina Riviera Nayarit is a full service marina that offers state-of-the-art boating facilities, a dry marina and a fish market. It is considered one of the largest marinas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, capable of mooring luxurious yachts up to 400 feet long. Since opening in late 2008, the marina has already hosted numerous world-class nautical events. Marina Riviera Nayarit is equipped with everything necessary to offer visitors the luxuries and comforts of Nayarit’s finest marina as well as the opportunity to explore and experience La Cruz, a small town with deeply rooted traditions.
Marina Riviera Nayarit
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Tel. 52 (329) 29-555-26
Marina Paradise Village
Paradise Village Resort and Yacht Club was established in a beautiful, naturally protected lagoon with an average mean depth of 15 feet at “0” tide. With easy access to Banderas Bay, and adjacent to one of Nuevo Vallarta’s finest resorts, Paradise Village Marina is a world-class berthing facility that can berth yachts up to 240 feet long. The Vallarta Yacht Club offers registered boaters free use of lower floor amenities plus private upper floor facilities for yacht club members. If you don’t own a boat you can charter a boat for deep sea fishing, whale watching or other Pacific Ocean adventure!
Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros 1
Tel. 52 (322) 22-667-28
Other Nayarit Berthing Facitlities
Here are a few other fine marinas in Riviera Nayarit worthy of mentioning.
Marina Nuevo Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Lote 46. Manzana 8.
Tel: 01 322 297 7000 Ext: 0 Fax: 105
Located in “El Chino” inlet, Nuevo Vallarta Marina can berth up to 80 yachts but is currently undergoing an expansion to make this a world class sailing marina that will be able to berth up to 244 boats and yachts between 22 and 130 feet long.
Marina San Blas
Calle Cinco Sur 1, Col. Parque Industrial
Tel: 323 2850033
Fax: 323 2850022
Newly developed Marina San Blas is located in historic San Blas, Riviera Nayarit and can berth as many as 17 boats and yachts up to 40 feet long. Fonatur is in charge of the management for Marina San Blas.
About Riviera Nayarit CRB
As a not-for-profit organization, the mandate of the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote tourism in Riviera Nayarit Mexico. We now have nearly five dozen Nayarit Hotels and Resorts in our membership and Riviera Nayarit has become the preferred Mexico vacation destination for visitors from around the world.
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