Affordable Tourism & Environmental Sustainability
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Be at One with Nature
There is so much to learn about Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico just north of Puerto Vallarta. This area 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 the mangrove ecoregion in San Blas provide “one of the most important winter habitats for birds in the Pacific, home to 80% of the Pacific migratory shore bird populations.”
Bird Watcher’s Paradise
The “Festival of Migratory Birds” takes place in San Blas, Riviera Nayarit during the months of January and February. During the festival, many activities take place including conferences and seminars by wildlife experts and ornithologists. These help to 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.
As well, Riviera Nayarit boasts many world-class resorts that also offer eco-minded hospitality and spas using natural treatments. Plus, there is an abundance of tour companies that use experts in botany, marine biology, and birdlife to guide visitors on birding tours and adventures to experience the natural wonders.
Annual Whale Migration
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. This is the ideal time for booking whale watching tours.
Golfer’s Dream Vacation
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 the Pacific Ocean’s many bays and coves with a backdrop of tropical forests and rugged mountain ranges. The varying landscapes are plentiful and have been molded into fairways and greens of exceptional challenge and beauty. There are now three championship golf 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-luxury to family-friendly inclusive properties. Many hotels and 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 our Hotels & Resorts page.
Revitalizing the Body & Soul
Riviera Nayarit’s world-class spa and wellness facilities feature contemporary treatments along with more traditional, authentic remedies. We have an impressive array of resorts with spa options that 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 into introducing Riviera Nayarit to new tourists. 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 resort properties in the region – ranging from small, intimate B&Bs, to all-inclusive, to high-end luxury hotels continue to offer extraordinary rates with incredible added value.
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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 thoroughly explored. In Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest vacation destination, there is still plenty left to discover. For instance, the 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 burial grounds. Nearby, there’s also the volcano of Ceboruco where there is an excavation area of archeological importance comprising a temple and burial grounds thought to date back to 700 AD. Here, is where the only round-based pyramid can be found.