Thursday, January 29, 2015

CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULES: EVENTS THROUGHOUT RIVERA NAYARIT FILL UP THE 2015 CALENDAR



Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – January 29, 2015 – The cuisine, adventure and cultural experiences that make Riviera Nayarit such a highly sought after destination continue throughout 2015 with 20 topnotch tournaments and festivals. Travelers visiting Riviera Nayarit this year will have an abundance of things to see and do, including culinary competitions, luxury yacht regattas and new events such as the International Surfing Association (ISA) World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship, which will be hosted in Sayulita and marks the first ever ISA World Championship to take place in Mexico.

Please see the list below for a snapshot of 2015 events scheduled throughout Riviera Nayarit:

23rd Banderas Bay International Regatta (March 3-7)
Known as one of the biggest cruiser’s regattas in the world, the Banderas Bay International Regatta brings together serious racers and cruisers for a week of yacht racing and nightly entertainment. The event concludes in a fun awards banquet held on the beach at Paradise Village Resort.
Location: Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta
Website: http://www.banderasbayregatta.com/

Chacala Village Music Festival (March 12-15)
This picturesque beach town has band together to create an annual week-long celebration of music complete with sing-alongs, dancing in the street and authentic Mexican food and spirits.
Location: Chacala Beach
Website: http://chacalavillagemusicfestival.com/

IV Beach Polo World Cup (March 13-16)
Recognized as the largest in the country, the IV Beach Polo World Cup, features several of the world’s tops players competing in this luxury sport.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
Website: http://www.poloinrivieranayarit.com/

7th Annual Children's Art Festival (March)
Created by the organization, Entreamigos, the Children’s Art Festival promotes creativity and talent among Riviera Nayarit’s youngest artists. During the months leading up to the exhibition, children visit Entreamigos to read from selected stories and create artwork inspired by those stories.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit
Website: http://entreamigos.org.mx/

Salsa & Mambo Festival (April 23-26)
For the third year in a row the Salsa & Mambo Fest comes to Riviera Nayarit. The all-star lineups of international and national artists dance over to Marival Resort & Suites for the four day festival.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
Website: http://www.salsamambofest.com/

V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic (April 30-May 3)
The 5th annual Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic combines golf with gourmet meals and cooking courses taught by distinguished chefs at the most luxurious resorts in Riviera Nayarit. The “Punta Mita Cup” is a two day golf tournament played on the signature Jack Nicklaus' courses, Bahia and Pacifico.
Location: St. Regis & Four Seasons in Punta Mita
Website: http://puntamitagourmetgolf.com/

ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (May 10-17)
The International Surfing Association, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, will host the World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship for the first time ever in Mexico. More than 300 of the world’s greatest waterman from more than 30 countries will compete for the coveted Club Waikiki-Peru ISA World Team Champion Trophy.
Location: Sayulita
Website: http://www.isasurf.org/

International Sport Fishing Tournament of San Blas (June)
Organized by Nayarit's Sport Fishing Club, the International Sport Fishing Tournament of San Blas awards the top sports fisherman with entry into a Hall of Fame along with millions of pesos in prizes, cars, outboard boat motors, fishing gear and more.
Location: San Blas
Email: clubdepescatepic@hotmail.com

Rincon de Guayabitos Bike Fest (October)
The second annual Rincon de Guayabitos Bike Fest brings nearly 1,000 bike lovers to Guayabitos for a weekend of easy to challenging bike rides, vintage bike exhibits, artistic presentations and a turtle release.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
Website: http://www.bikefest.guayabitos.org/

Mita TechTalks (November 8-10)
The Mita Institute and Tech Accelerator (MITA) brings together Silicon Valley luminaries with Mexico’s Tech startup community for a speaker series featuring global industry leaders. While attendance is limited to 150 participants, “virtual” attendees can watch the conference sessions online, as well as contribute to panel discussions via a social dashboard, and by using the Twitter hashtag #MitaTech.
Location: Punta Mita
Website: http://mitainstitute.com

XXI International Gourmet Festival (November 16-22)
The 21st annual International Gourmet Festival features renowned guest chefs from all over the world to present chef’s tables and exclusive menus together with local chefs from resorts and restaurants throughout Riviera Nayarit.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, Tepic, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Website: www.festivalgourmet.com

Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon (November 21)
Deemed as the most beautiful marathon circuit in Mexico, the Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon and 10K promises a thrilling experience for its runners. Since its inception, the participating number of athletes has grown to more than 1,200 runners expected to compete in the upcoming race.
Location: Main Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and El Tigre Golf Course main streets
Website: http://www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com/

Chili Cook Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta (December 5)
Individuals, teams and professional chefs from local restaurants try their hand at making the best chili in all of Riviera Nayarit. Spectators can purchase tickets to sip on refreshing margaritas, enjoy the music and sample mouth-watering chili from the many exhibitor booths expected.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta       
Contact: office@vallartayachtclub.org

Anniversary of Bahia de Banderas (December 11)
Every year, the original municipality of Riviera Nayarit celebrates its establishment with a large celebration. Shows, civic activities and competitions make the region brim with color.
Location: Valle de Banderas
Contact: turismo-badeba@hotmail.com

For more information on Riviera Nayarit, please visit www.rivieranayarit.com.

 
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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, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. 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.  Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.”  In 2015, Riviera Nayarit was recognized by Travel Weekly as “Mexico's new holiday destination on the Pacific coast” and by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico's New Playground.” For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.  
 
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The Riviera Nayarit And Its Hotel Infrastructure Make A Splash In The 2015 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards


It’s with great pleasure that we congratulate these award-winning hotels in our beautiful destination! Allow us to share this fantastic piece of news that will serve to give you one more reason to recommend the Riviera Nayarit as one of the best and most diverse travel options in the world.

The 2015 edition of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has included several of our hotels in the areas of Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita. These belong to different categories including Top Hotels, Top Small Hotels, Top Hotels for Romance, Top Luxury Hotels, Top Hotels for Families, Top Hotels for Service and Top Beaches.

But before we share the lists, we’d like to share the special mention outside of the Travellers’ Choice given to the Hard Rock Hotel: TripAdvisor named their Rock Star Suite one of the top ten jaw-dropping suites.

Below please find the list of mentions from the Riviera Nayarit:

Top 25 Hotels
1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort/Punta de Mita, Mexico
13. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita/Punta de Mita, Mexico
15. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
22. Villa La Estancia/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Small Hotels
12. Imanta Resort/Punta de Mita, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Romance
13. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort/Punta Mita, Mexico

Top 25 Luxury Hotels
1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort/Punta Mita, Mexico
15. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita/Punta de Mita, Mexico
17. Marival Residences Luxury Resort/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
18. Villa La Estancia/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
19. Imanta Resort/Punta de Mita, Mexico
20. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Families
7. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
9. Marival Residences Luxury Resort/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Top 25 Hotels for Service
4. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort/Punta Mita, Mexico
15. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
22. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita/Punta de Mita, Mexico

Top 10 Beaches
8. Nuevo Vallarta Beach/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice
http://www.tripadvisor.com/TripNews-a_ctr.hotelsuitesEN

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Into The Dark: Golf Flamingos Night Golf Tournament


Everything is ready for the second edition of the Night Golf Tournament in Flamingos Golf with the participation of 72 players that will step boldly into the dark…

This is a unique tournament in the Riviera Nayarit, offering local color, music, a lot of fiesta, a wonderful ambiance and, above all, plenty of competition.

A New Greg Norman Golf Course To Debut On The Riviera Nayarit




The good news is filtering little by little as the New Year rolls on and with it comes the requisite golf update: there’s a new course in town and it’s the perfect excuse for you to visit the Riviera Nayarit in 2015. It’s time for you to get your swing on in Mexico’s finest golf destination!

Grupo Vidanta is a company on the cutting edge on many levels and a leading developer in our country, with magnificent resorts such as Grand Luxe Residence, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze Club, The Grand Bliss and The Grand Mayan, the latter two Four Diamond winners as awarded by AAA.

British Visitors To The Riviera Nayarit Increased in 2014

  • According to the results of the Riviera Nayarit CVB’s Visitor Profiles, the British now occupy the 4th place in number of visitors to the destination after Mexico, the United States and Canada. 

The 2014 Annual Tourist Perception Analysis Report by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) offered several statistics that confirmed previous analyses of its natural markets; however, it did highlight that British visitors have surged into 4th place with respect to locations of origin.

The percentages of tourists interviewed in the destination’s hotels throughout 2014 indicate the following origins: Mexico 56.4%, United States 21.9%, Canada 19.3%, England 1.5%, other nationalities 0.4%, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Brazil 0.1%.

The most outstanding statistic is the appearance of the British in 4th place in the surveys at 1.5%. The success of the weekly direct flights from Manchester and London is quite evident: there was no percentage for this location of origin from January through April, but from May onward after the flights began it begins grow, ranging from 1.7% all the way to 3.1%. These are very important numbers if we consider that as recently as 2013 they represented a mere .022% of total visitors.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CVB 2014 E-Marketing Campaigns A Success

  • Statistics at the close of 2014 indicate the Riviera Nayarit social media accounts showed an overall increase; the benefit is holistic as both the destination and the consumer benefitted.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Marketing Department implemented several strategies over 2014 in order to increase exposure on social media and grow sales via the websites, as well as position the destination and incentivize consumers with promotions; all of these efforts were successful.

Different seasonal promos were disseminated via the e-marketing department on the websites offering special pricing for the consumer, which increased sales 18% over 2013.

The department held three Twitter Parties generating nearly 40,000 tweets, over 184 thousand retweets and a reach of more than 131 million impressions. They also held a Facebook contest that resulted in over 24 million impressions.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow parties in Riviera Nayarit





 
 Riviera Nayarit, a stunning region in Mexico, reaffirmed its status as a celebrity hotspot after Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow flocked there last weekend along with children Apple, 10 and Moses, 8.

Staying in the exclusive Punta Mita resort the 42-year-old Iron Man actress was seen soaking up the sun on the beach and enjoying a few margaritas, whilst celebrating friend Crystal Lourds 50th birthday.

Celebrations continued into the night in the form of an intimate party at a luxurious private house, Casa China Blanca. Other famous faces at the event included Full House star Lori Loughlin, Chord Overstreet, Joe Jonas, model and Revenge alum Amber Valletta, Monique Lhuillier and Alexandra von Furstenberg.

The Riviera Nayarit Takes The 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards By Storm

  • Properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita are on the lists of hotels chosen by hundreds of thousands of TripAdvisor followers from around the world; these lists acknowledge the top hotels on several different levels.

A good destination should always have hotels for its different market segments. For several years in a row, the Riviera Nayarit has been lauded for its excellent hotel infrastructure and 2015 has been no exception, as was evident when TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards spotlighted several of the destination’s properties.

The Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita hotels mentioned in these lists include the best of Mexico in the following categories: To Hotels, Small Hotels, Hotels for Romance, Luxury Hotels, Hotels for Families, Hotels for Service and Best Beaches.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Televisa Tapes Soap Opera In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The cast of the soap opera Mi Corazón es Tuyo, produced by Juan Osorio, shot chapter 149—titled “¡Tan inmenso como el mar!”—on the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit hotel.

Producer Juan Osorio became interested in shooting part of the top-grossing Televisa soap opera, Mi Corazón es Tuyo, on the beaches of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure thanks to the domestic positioning of the Riviera Nayarit.

Approximately 10 soap opera actors arrived in Nuevo Vallarta on January 18th and taped both on the beach and on-site in the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit hotel through their departure date on January 21st.

The images were aired on the small screen on January 22nd in chapter 149, titled “¡Tan inmenso como el mar!” (“Wider than the deep blue sea!”)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The AHMBB Commend Fernando González And Heriberto Pineda For Their Work

  • The domestic and international positioning of the Riviera Nayarit as a tourism destination, the integration of one of Mexico’s most recognized hotel and motel associations and the representation of 93% of the hotel offer of Banderas Bay give evidence to their labor of coordinating the efforts of a good team.

The moment was totally unexpected: after a meeting of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB by its acronym in Spanish), the hoteliers of the Riviera Nayarit presented President Fernando González and Treasurer Heriberto Pineda Bautista with well-deserved recognitions for their impressive careers.

Both honorees were surprised and pleased with this acknowledgement. Their outstanding leadership of the AHMBB has generated great results, and their excellent coordination of the efforts of a good team has ratified their positions.

“This is a recognition that belongs to more than one person and I’m not going for false modesty here,” said Fernando González. “This is for an entire team, as well as for the people who have been a part of it and are no longer here, hotelier friends who have been a part of this association.” On his part, Heriberto Pineda was grateful and stated his desire to continue reaping accomplishments for many years to come.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gwyneth Paltrow Showed Up In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Other famous names also came to wish Crystal Lourd a happy birthday, including Lori Loughlin, Joe Jonas, Amber Valletta, Monique Lhuillier and Alexandra Von Furstenberg.

The Iron Man trilogy actress and participant in more than 30 films on the silver screen stayed in Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit, to celebrate her friend Crystal Lourd’s recent birthday.

She arrived in the bay area on Friday, January 16th, accompanied by her children, Apple and Moses. Other famous faces were also part of the celebration on the beaches of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, including Lori Loughlin, Joe Jonas, Amber Valletta, Monique Lhuillier and Alexandra Von Furstenberg,

Thursday, January 22, 2015

GREAT NEWS TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR

  

We’re kicking off the New Year with renewed energy, new goals and above all the intent to let you know all about the amazing destination that is the Riviera Nayarit. Highlights include several reasons why visitors, celebrities and socialites both domestic and international have chosen to come here—over 40 artists, singers and athletes have chosen our destination to celebrate special moments such as weddings, getaways and honeymoons. This is why we’re going enumerate just why the Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s trendiest destination and hopefully give you more reasons to add our destination to your 2015 of “must-sees.”

REASONS TO ESCAPE TO THE RIVIERA NAYARIT





January and February are cold months and offer a perfect excuse to escape to the warmth of the Riviera Nayarit. Among the many options we have to offer our visitors are a series of events, with something for every taste and every pocket in this diverse and surprising destination.

Before giving you the scoop on the main events going on in February, we’d like to invite you to check out the excellent Valentine’s Day promotions we have prepared just for you: http://www.rivieranayarit.com/special_deals   You won’t want to miss them!

Mexico’s Pacific Coast: The adventurer’s paradise

   

Contrary to popular belief your yearly resolution to keep active does not have to wane on holiday. With an abundance of activities on land, water and in the air on offer in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, its time to uncover the destination’s highlights, guaranteed to ensure an adventure like no other… 


Featuring miles of vibrant jungle, intertwined with striking mountainous ranges, what better way to experience this part of Mexico than by zip lining through the tree bed in Puerto Vallarta. Experience the rush of gliding from a high point back to base level, taking in the sensational view as you go. This excursion can be done with Vallarta Adventures, who offer a chance to travel on Mexico's longest and fastest zip line, which is nearly 4,000 feet in length and reaches speeds of up to 60 mph!  

You can also be one of the first people to test out the latest pioneering technology and try flyboarding. This exhilarating activity uses over 400 pounds of lift to defy gravity and propel an individual up into the air. The once-in-a-lifetime feeling of flying into the sky, or soaring through the water by jet is made possible by Vallarta Adventures. With trained instructors on hand for 30 minute sessions this is sure to indulge extreme sports fans and thrill-seekers.

If that doesn’t fill your adrenaline quota try off-roading through the jungle in Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta Adventures also offer the opportunity to test your off-road driving skills and navigate the rugged jungle floor, zooming across rocky river beds, uneven foliage and climbing up hills in a daring Polaris RZR UTV.

Over in neighbouring Riviera Nayarit there are also plenty of opportunities to stay active and indulge your competitive side at this time of year. From 12th- 16th March 2015, the pristine beach at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel plays host to the IV International Beach Polo Cup. This glamorous event draws in an impressive crowd looking to watch the exciting competition unfold and learn tips from the masters of the sport.

Sailing enthusiasts will also be thrilled as from March 3-7th 2015 the 23rd annual Banderas Bay Regatta is set to take place in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit. This regatta is one of the biggest cruiser regattas in the world, combining an exhilarating mix of short and long course races. As well as great racing, visitors are guaranteed a fun filled week of music, gastronomy and camaraderie on the shores of the Pacific.

Banderas Bay is also a fantastic destination for scuba diving. Dive in and get up close to Mexico’s vibrant marine life, ranging from tropical fish, lobsters, turtles and octopus, to dolphins, eels and manta rays. The best sites include Las Marietas Islands Marine Reserve, home to the iconic ‘Hidden Beach’ and El Morro diving site. Las Marietas Islands Marine Reserve is ideal for beginners seeking a 1-tank dive, with depths of 25-75ft and an average visibility of 39ft. For more advanced divers El Morro is a perfect spot, as the site is comprised of a series of rocks which provide a diverse mix of technical dive challenges below the surface including wall and cave diving - the ultimate eco adventure.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEWS ALERT

Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, January 20, 2015 The organizing committee for the yearly GALA Vallarta – Nayarit has joined the Government of the State of Guerrero as well as Federal Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; the Mexico Tourism Board and its CEO, Rodolfo López Negrete; Mexico’s hotel managers and the country’s network of tourism service providers in lending its full support to the ongoing promotion of our country via the 2015 Acapulco Mexico Tourism Tianguis. Therefore, we would like to announce the 22nd edition of the Gala Vallarta-Nayarit has been postponed to a later date.

We would like to extend a most cordial invitation to the tourism industry to join us and participate in the 2015 Acapulco Mexico Tourism Tianguis. We are certain this event will continue to strengthen one of the most important industries of this country: tourism is and has been the driving force behind greater social and economic development, and there is no doubt this event will generate countless new strategic alliances between destinations and our country’s service providers.

Let’s continue to work for a more competitive, diverse and unique Mexico!


Sincerely
GALA Vallarta – Nayarit Organizing Committee


About GALA Vallarta - Nayarit

Gala Vallarta-Nayarit seeks to promote, improve and consolidate business relations with the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta. The North American captive market is the target segment for growth, as the participants come from the United States, Canada and Mexico—the three main markets of origin for tourists to the region. Negotiations take place within this meeting of tourism offers and interests that result in better rates, agreements, incentives, tourist transportation and more, all of which impact the hotel occupation in the destination, especially during the high season. 

ROI In Brazil Tripled in 2014

  • In 2013 the destination obtained US$3,060,000 in advertising return on investment, a number that tripled to US$9,870,000 in 2014, representing an increase of 222%.

The Riviera Nayarit’s brand presence and positioning as a viable destination for Brazil increased considerably in 2014 thanks to the public relations strategies of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

The return on investment obtained through exposure in the media is a very tangible metric. In 2014, the value of that exposure reached 9.87 million dollars’ worth of diffusion, triple the amount from the previous year’s US$3,060,000. Percentage-wise it represents an increase of 222%.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit Blankets Canada From East To West

  • The article written by Irene Thomas, who visited the destination on a FAM trip sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit CVB, is circulating throughout five Canadian provinces along the border of the United States, extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic and delivering thousands of impressions along the way.

Freelance journalist Irene Thomas published the article, “Know Nayarit,” after her FAM trip to the destination, sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). Since then, it has been popping up in Canadian newspapers from one end of the country to the other.

The public relations efforts of the Riviera Nayarit CVB seek to position the destination in the minds of consumers, an objective that was amply reached at the close of 2014, when from October through December that article was posted in different media in five Canadian provinces that border the United States. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

The 4th Taste of La Cruz

  • Restaurants from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita and more than 80 local artisans, craftmen and purveyors will be offering their unique regional art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, drinks and food.

Tha Saturday January 24th 2015 marks the 4th Annual Taste of La Cruz from 3pm-7pm. It will be held in La Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. The ticket’s cost is $150 pesos and includes a free drink.

This event will feature a unique blend of businesses, services and restaurants including this year’s sponsors: Los Arroyos Verdes, Best of Bucerias, Café Des Artistes/Tuna Blanca, Frascati, Grupo Chalita, A Hand In The Kitchen, Hotel Cielo Rojo, Inside La Cruz, Marina Riviera Nayarit, Mex-Eco Tours, Puerto Bahia, and Sonora a La Parrilla.

Also promoting and supporting the event is Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, over 80 local artisans, craftsmen and purveyors will be offering their unique regional art, crafts, clothing, jewelry, drinks and food.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

La Galería Curatorial Project Opens In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Punta de Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, has a brand new cultural arts attraction featuring Mexican artists for its visitors; it will be open from December through March.

A cultural arts space recently opened its doors that offers the area’s visitors a new alternative attraction and Mexican artists a new exhibit area: the curatorial project, La Galería, is now open through March in Punta de Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula.

La Galería’s specialty lies in showcasing talented Mexican artists and aims to achieve international admiration and recognition for Mexican brands that push the limits of luxury design and craftsmanship in one of the most exclusive destinations in the country.

“Opening a new store in Punta de Mita is hard, but opening a brand new concept in Mexico is exciting,” says Lolita Santos, curator of La Galería.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Residents Of Bucerías Make Plans For Tourism Projects

  • The inner harbor and the artificial reef project will promote services, while the anchor, the mural and the sculpting workshop will help increase tourism interested in art and culture.

La Sociedad Cooperativa de Producción Pesquera Punta Mita RL de CV (The Punta Mita Cooperative Society of Fishing Production) decide on and signed plans for an inner harbor project for Bucerías that will now be in the hands of the Comisión Nacional de Acuacultura y Pesca (National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, or Conapesca), presented to the Treasury Department and possibly financed by the Federal Government.

It’s important to point out that towards the end of 2014, $3,780,000 Mexican pesos were applied via contribution of the federation and its beneficiaries. This resource was earmarked for technical and economic feasibility studies. This most recent signature was obtained on January 12, 2015.

Procomar SA de CV was charged with presenting the three options to the community. The one that was chosen envisions nearly seven and a half acres for this new marina, with a tourism boardwalk and another constructed for coastal fishing. The cost will be around $124 million Mexican pesos; if the protocols flow as expected, construction will begin at the end of 2015.