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Mexico Tourism Facts
about Riviera Nayarit

  • Riviera Nayarit is a completely separate state
  • Annual average temperature is 80º
  • Riviera Nayarit begins just 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta airport
  • Riviera Nayarit enjoys over 193 miles of Pacific Coastline beaches with some of the world’s best resort hotels
  • Peak season for vacationers is from December - February
  • Riviera Nayarit has 6 world class golf courses
  • Whale watching, deep sea fishing and turtle release programs are just a few of the more popular vacation activities in the area

Planning a trip to Mexico? Start researching for Mexico tourism information and inevitably you are destined to come across Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, the Riviera Nayarit!

Relatively unknown to many international travelers until only a few years ago, the Riviera Nayarit may be a fresh destination on the Mexico tourism travel scene but it’s quickly earning endless praise and attracting a growing number of fans.

Before too long, we are confident the Riviera Nayarit will become the benchmark for Mexico tourism travel!

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Popular Nayarit Mexico Tourism Attractions

Mexico tourism travel within the Nayarit region is inspired by its diversity. Where else do you have perfect golden beaches, foaming ocean waves for surfing, nature reserves with over 250 species of birds, world class golf courses and exciting nightlife and dining…all in one place?

Our complimentary Riviera Nayarit Mexico Tourism Guide covers many of these popular tourist attractions and more including:

Ecotourism in Mexico
Land Adventure Sports
Mexico Water Sports
Mexico Golf Vacations

Mexico Fishing Vacations
Spas & Romantic Getaways
Dining and Mexico Nightlife

The people of Riviera Nayarit Mexico are more than gracious in making many of these attractions so enjoyable for tourists and are eager to share their Mexico beaches, culture and rich history with the rest of the world.

Top Mexico Tourism Destinations in Riviera Nayarit

While there are numerous amazing places to visit in Riviera Nayarit Mexico, here is a shortlist of some of our very favorite Nayarit Mexico tourism destinations:

Nuevo Vallarta Tourism

Just 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Nuevo Vallarta is easy to access and often gets mistaken for being part of one of Mexico’s most recognized tourist destinations, Puerto Vallarta. However Nuevo Vallarta is quickly making a name for itself with its jungle-like setting dotted with outstanding world class resorts and hotels, almost all of which offer spectacular west coast Pacific Ocean views. Spas, shopping and nightlife along with pristine Mexico beaches make Nuevo Vallarta a favorite Mexico tourism destination for weddings, honeymoons, family vacations and more.

Bucerias Mexico Tourism

Known as the Melting Pot of the Riviera, Bucerias is home to beautiful Mexican traditions and that old Mexico charm that many vacationers seek to enjoy when visiting this wonderful country. The Bohemian atmosphere of Bucerias Mexico is inspired by fiestas and a rich cosmopolitan component that draws thousands of tourists to Bucerias’ 5 miles of golden beaches, luxurious hotels and colorful bed and breakfasts accommodations.

Punta de Mita Tourism

The tourism slogan in Punta de Mita is “A Piece of the Sky”, and for good reason. Mexico tourists who visit Punta de Mita, a community at the northern limit of Banderas Bay, can take part in Mexico Fishing Vacations, score a hole in one at one of two signature golf courses with Mexico Golfing Vacations or just enjoy some of Mexico’s charming restaurants, beach clubs and cultural centers. 

Preview our Riviera Nayarit Mexico Tourism Guide which contains many other popular Mexico tourist destinations such as Litibu, Sayulita, Los de Marcos and San Blas, plus full color pictures and descriptions of each in both English and Spanish!

Economic Impact and Other Statistics
of the Mexico Tourism Industry

The significance of Mexico tourism and its economic impact may be best represented by how many vacationers visited Mexico last year (2011)…over 22.6 million Mexico tourists in all.

This is equivalent to nearly two-thirds of all Canadians or 7% of all Americans! To put this into perspective, over 13% of Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is generated by the Mexico tourism economy. 

Mexico tourism numbers from within Riviera Nayarit are a large contributor to these economic statistics. The development of the Riviera Nayarit ranks first nationwide in private Mexico tourism investment. In fact, since 2005 over $3 billion has been invested in Nayarit Mexico tourism alone.

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Other General Mexico Tourism Travel Information

  • Mexico’s popular tourism season lasts from October to June during its non-rainy season.
  • Bring sunscreen as the UV rays on Riviera Nayarit Mexico beaches can be very intense.
  • Currency Exchanges throughout Mexico can help you exchange US and Canadian dollars or Euros into the official currency, the Mexico peso.
  • Visit our Tips for Travelers page for important Mexico Tourism numbers including the Canadian and US Consulates.
  • Mexico is home to more than 112 million people and has 50 spoken languages; most of the Mexico tourism industry is responsive to both English and Spanish.
  • When coming to Mexico, be sure to bring along proper insurance and a love for adventure!

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As the Riviera Nayarit Mexico Conventions & Visitors Bureau, we are your official Mexico Tourism Agency for the Riviera Nayarit region.

If you plan to visit Mexico, Tourism Boards and visitor centers can be a vast source of information, even before you travel! Start planning your trip online today with our online Nayarit Photo Guide to Mexico.

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Promoting Mexico tourism in the Riviera Nayarit region along the 200 mile Pacific coastline north of Puerto Vallarta with information on Mexico beaches, all inclusive hotels, luxury resorts and activities like spas and wellness, surfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters, baby sea turtle releases and whale watching. Discover adventure package vacations, dining, shopping and attractions in Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Litibu, Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitan and other Riviera Nayarit locations near Puerto Vallarta.