Luxury Travel

Luxury resorts, awards and high profile sporting events solidify Riviera Nayarit’s reputation as a Luxurious Mexican Destination

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – Launched in 2007, Riviera Nayarit already has some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, championship golf by top designers, world class spas, the largest yacht marina in Mexico and year-round deep sea fishing. The destination has attracted top awards, accolades and high profile sporting events.

Riviera Nayarit holds the second place in Mexico in the number of AAA top classification properties, three Five Diamond hotels, including the Four Seasons Punta Mita, St. Regis Punta Mita and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Nuevo Vallarta) and Four Diamond hotels: Villa La Estancia (Flamingos); Vallarta Palace (Nuevo Vallarta); Dreams Villa Magna (Nuevo Vallarta); and Casa de Mita (Careyeros).

Riviera Nayarit is the ideal destination for golfers expecting the best in courses and facilities. Top golf course designers in the world have recognized the opportunity to create masterpieces here, taking advantage of magnificent ocean views, bays and coves, tropical forests, a mountain backdrop and perfect weather year-round. Greg Norman’s 18-hole Litibu Course and Jack Nicklaus’ Nayar Course at the Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta have both recently opened. Nicklaus also designed the two championship golf courses in Punta Mita. Robert von Hagge designed the popular El Tigre course featuring what many call the finest clubhouse in Mexico.

Luxury spa enthusiasts are just as excited by the variety of facilities in the destination. In addition to the Remède Spa at the St. Regis and the Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, travelers in search of the ultimate in pampering in Nayarit have numerous options, including Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, featuring one of the largest spas in the area with 20 treatment rooms and over 80 treatments. The Tatewari Spa at Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort and the Villa La Estancia, also in Nuevo Vallarta, provides a more intimate spa experience designed in European-Mexican style. Marival World Spa features luxuriously exotic spa treatments from around the world including Italy, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Russia and more.

Riviera Nayarit is quickly becoming a recognized nautical destination with its spectacular Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz, the largest marina in Mexico, accommodating 341 slips for yachts up to 400 feet in length. The marina, along with the temperate and mild climate in Riviera Nayarit, has also brought in deep sea fisherman all year round to enjoy and relax in the marina’s state-of-the-art facilities and high quality services. The marina has a dry marina as well as working docks for in-water repairs, a fuel station unique to the region, specialized mechanic service, 24-hour security, laundry and a yacht club with a business center and VIP lounge.

Since its opening, Riviera Nayarit has hosted several international nautical events and in 2012, Riviera Nayarit will celebrate the second annual “Nautical Extravaganza,” a high profile series of international regattas and deep sea fishing tournaments as well as surfing and beach sports competitions

A surprising luxury component of Riviera Nayarit is POLO! The beach town of San Pancho is renowned for its La Patrona Polo Club which has a full program of polo competitions between November and May.

About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit