Be at One with Nature – Riviera Nayarit is blessed with an abundance of nature and wildlife which is a resource protected by the state of Nayarit. For starters, this vibrant destination features virgin beaches, over 192 miles of pristine coastline and beaches and breathtaking scenery in the spectacular Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. Meanwhile sanctuaries such as the La Tovara National Park and mangrove ecoregion in San Blas is “one of the most important winter habitats for birds in the Pacific, home to 80% of the Pacific migratory shore bird populations.”
The “Festival of Migratory Birds” which takes place in San Blas, Riviera Nayarit between the months of January/February. During the festival, many activities take place including conferences and seminars by wildlife experts and ornithologists to help create awareness on the importance of preserving and conserving the natural reserves/zones in Riviera Nayarit so that we can assure that the migratory birds continue to come to these lands and reproduce.
Nayarit’s Banderas Bay, shared south with Jalisco, is also one of the most important sites in the annual migration of humpback whales from Alaska to Hawaii, bringing as many as 600 whales each year between November and April. In addition to that this destination boasts Nayarit’s world-class resorts also offer eco-minded hospitality and spas using natural treatments as well as tour companies that use experts in botany, marine biology and birdlife to guide visitors on tours and adventures to experience the natural wonders.
Golfer’s Paradise – Riviera Nayarit features some of the region’s most exciting and visually stunning golf courses. Plus it boasts ideal year-round weather, breathtaking views of ocean, bays and coves, a backdrop of tropical forests and rugged mountains, and plentiful varying landscapes ready to be molded into fairways and greens of exceptional challenge and beauty. Already there are two, with a third on the way, championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Robert Von Hagge and Percy Clifford.
Living in the Lap of Luxury – Amazing resorts abound in Riviera Nayarit with choices ranging from ultra-luxe to family-friendly inclusive properties. Many of the resorts also offer award-winning spa facilities, kids’ clubs, activity centers for adults and children and more than two dining outlets and bars. Luxurious options include The Four Seasons Punta Mita, the St. Regis Punta Mita and the future opening of the Ritz-Carlton. Many resorts also offer special packages for couples and families. For a selection of resorts please visit www.RivieraNayarit.com
Revitalize the Body & Soul – Riviera Nayarit’s world-class spa facilities feature contemporary treatments and traditional, authentic remedies at an impressive array of resorts which range from the deluxe all-inclusive to the super high-end luxury retreats. Treatments are also derived from local culture like the Huichol Indians, one of the few remaining tribes in Mexico that have retained much of their original culture.
Dollar Goes a Long Way in Riviera Nayarit – With the weak dollar, Americans are hesitant to travel overseas. However, the exchange rate between the USD and the MXN is still attractive and a good segue way into introducing Riviera Nayarit. Visitors can feel like they’re taking a vacation without the guilt of spending too much money. Moreover, the luxury component is also available at great value as well. Several hotel properties in the region – ranging from small, intimate B&Bs, to all-inclusive, to high-end luxury are offering extraordinary rates with incredible added value.
Sayulita: Hippy Chic – Sayulita garners extensive media attention for its interesting, appealing surfer, beach town appeal. The many shopping alternatives, from local art to bohemian chic clothing are a great angle to include. Moreover, residents of Sayulita are a melting pot of professional surfers and ex-patriots who have gravitated to this charming beach town known for its “hidden gem” appeal.
Off-Off the Beaten Path – In today’s world, where travel is exceedingly accessible, there is little that is left untouched and unspoiled. Far-flung destinations are no longer exotic and for off-the-beaten path travelers, those paths are more than likely to already have been bludgeoned. In Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest destination, there is still plenty left to discover – a tiny island known as “Isla de Mexcaltitan,” believed to be the departing place of the seven tribes among the Mexica or Aztecs certainly offers off-off the beaten path adventure. Also, Los Toriles is home to the only Mesoamerican civilization ruins in the western part of Mexico, without just being ceremonial or burial grounds and the volcano of Ceboruco where there is also an excavation area of archeological importance comprising a temple and burial grounds thought to date to 700 AD, nearby. Here, is where the only round-based pyramid can be found.