Culture Vacation Experiences
Riviera Nayarit vacations provide authentic Mexican cultural experiences that are filled with the warmth of the people and the diverse history of the region. This is a special place where there has been a blending of antiquities that are still preserved and alive in many regards.
The four indigenous Indian tribes that originally populated Riviera Nayarit still live as they have done for generations.
The most well known are the Huichol Indians who live high in the Sierra Madre Mountains and escaped the conquest of the Spaniards. They live unchanged by Mexican culture and are one of the last tribes of people in North America still living much like they did in pre-Colombian times, maintaining their same rituals and beliefs.
The Huichol Indian Encounter is a fascinating, memorable tour that visitors thoroughly enjoy. Of course, there are also the more well known influences on the culture from the Spanish Conquistadors and their influences including local cuisine and dining, art, crafts, music and dance to name a few.
An excursion to the historic seaside port town of San Blas, its legendary fort’s tales and its fascinating regional sightseeing including La Tovara Cruises through mangroves, fill visitors with colorful experiences and tastes of this very special culture.
A short trip south down the coast from Nuevo Vallarta to the state of Jalisco’s neighboring town of Puerto Vallarta to experience its restaurants, shops and famous Malecon is a very popular cultural sightseeing activity for those visiting Riviera Nayarit. This region is filled with a rich history of the people of yesterday and today, and along with its international visitors, delivers the true colors and flavors of an authentic cultural vacation experience.
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