Towns & Beaches of the Riviera Nayarit Mexico 


Just north of Puerto Vallarta Mexico and spanning over 190 miles along the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico's Riviera Nayarit is not only the perfect holiday destination, but also the ideal place to explore on your own. below are some interesting Riviera Nayarit Facts & Info to get started:

  • Riviera Nayarit is only 10 minutes north from the Puerto Vallarta airport.
  • There are nearly 200 miles of sandy beaches, resort hotels and attractions along Mexico's Nayarit Pacific Coast.
  • The coastline is dotted with dozens of pueblos and resorts each with its own unique charm and essence.
  • The Riviera Nayarit region sits at the foot of the Sierra Madre and Sierra de Vallejo Mountain ranges which offers great eco adventures.
  • Riviera Nayarit enjoys a tropical climate with average 80 degree temperatures making exploration by foot pleasurable.
  • Spanish and English are the two most common languages so communication should be a breeze.

Riviera Nayarit provides you with twenty three great places to discover on your own. Each of these coastal pueblos or beach resorts offers a unique experience. Visiting and exploring a combination of these is what really makes your trip sensational. Below is a listing of these areas with a short description:

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    Nuevo Vallarta & Flamingos:
    Family Fun beaches, first class hotels and golf
  • Bucerias: Traditional Mexican Town perfect for shopping and great kitesurfing
  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Fishing Village with a Modern Marina
  • Destiladeras: Family friendly 3mile beach with great waves
  • Costa Banderas: A stretch spectacular coast where mountains meet sea
  • Punta de Mita: Exclusivity, Luxury and Great Golf
  • Litibu-Higuera Blanca: New federal tourism development with
  • Sayulita: Surfing Hippie Chick Town
  • San Francisco (San Pancho): Artistic Town with a touch of Adventure
  • Lo de Marcos: Sleepy fishing village
  • Punta Raza: Spectacular beach hidden by think tropical jungles
  • Los Ayala-Guayabitos-La Peñita: Buzzing towns with vibrant colors and quaint bay
  • El Capomo: A great piece of beach even and future location of a Fonatur tourism project
  • Chacala: A beach resort with community involvement
  • Las Varas: Hacienda style town
  • Boca de Chile: 5 mile white sand virgin beach
  • Punta el Custodio: 6 mile beach and home to important turtle sanctuaries
  • San Blas: Stepping back in time with colonial architecture
  • Costa Santiago: Area with rustic colonial towns
  • Isla Mexcaltitlan: Legended to be the seat of Mexican civilization
  • Playa Novilleros: Longest and widest virgin beach in Mexico


Regardless of the purpose of your visit, there is no doubt that the very best way for you to experience Mexico at its fullest is to get out and explore things on your own. In the following tabs you will find detailed information on each one of our coastal pueblos and resorts so that you can pick and choose which to discover.

Enjoy Riviera Nayarit!

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