Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit’s Tourism Recuperation Continues Full Steam Ahead

  • This statement was confirmed by the 8% increase in revenue for the destination, the 17% increase in the arrival of tourists to the region via air and the 4.4% growth in hotel occupation in the Riviera Nayarit; the efforts of the Riviera Nayarit CVB’s departments were fruitful in 2014.

The comparisons between the annual results for 2013 with those of 2014 indicate the tourism recovery is in full swing. The actions that were taken via the different departments of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau are showing a definite upward trend in productivity in their numbers.

In 2014, the revenue for the Riviera Nayarit was US$1,827,378,706, exceeding by 8% the US$1,684,626,492 generated in 2013; hotel occupancy increased by 4.4%, growing from 65.67% in 2013 to 70.11% in 2014; the Vallarta-Nayarit International Airport reported an increase of 17% in tourists visiting both destinations.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Mi Riviera Nayarit, Mi Destino Campaign Kicks Off Once More

  • The campaign starts up again on March 4th with the aim of promoting the destination’s tourism and environmental principles and values; it seeks to strengthen the residents’ sense of identity to the Riviera Nayarit, resulting in the improvement of the tourism product and hence their quality of life.

Mi Riviera Nayarit, Mi Destino is a campaign created by the Marketing Department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in 2014 in order to improve the complete destination in a holistic manner. It will now resume on March 4, 2015.

The core ideas are: to reinforce the identity of the residents by increasing their knowledge of the product in order to have integrated ambassadors; to perfect our service with its accustomed warmth and quality; and to direct efforts towards creating a greater culture of environmental awareness; the latter with a particular emphasis on the unique identity of each micro destination.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Joint Promotion Spurs Activity In Colombia

  • The participation of the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta in the Experiencia Aviatur and the Feria Anato, the most important tourism business event in Colombia, boosted the positioning of the destination in this emerging market.

February was brimming with intense promotional activity for the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta in Colombia. To end the month on a high note, both destinations participated in the Feria Anato and the Experiencia Aviatur, as well as a seminar for travel agents in this country known for its exquisite coffee.

These actions formed part of the joint promotional efforts on behalf of both destinations via the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust under the sponsorship of the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB).

Saturday, February 28, 2015

XXIII Banderas Bay International Regatta

  • The largest and most established regatta on the west coast of Mexico is ready to take off from March 3-7 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit is ready to host the XXIII Banderas Bay International Regatta, an event where the mostly North American boats will race through the waters of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure and where their crews can come together to enjoy a few days of camaraderie and fun.

Known as the oldest regatta on the west coast of Mexico and one of the largest in the world, this competition will bring the best sailors from around the globe to the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) in Nuevo Vallarta from March 3-7, 2015.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Experience The Adventure With #RivieraNayaritExtremo

  • Domestic residents can win a free trip to the destination with this new contest created for adventurous souls; entries are open from March 2-30, 2015 and winners will enjoy area activities including scuba diving, skydiving, kite surfing, surfing, paddle boarding, ATVs, zip-lining, rappelling, fly boarding, sailing and more.

The newest contest sponsored by the Marketing Department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is set to go from March 2-30, 2015.

This contest offers an all-expenses paid trip for two for men and women over the age of 18 living within the Republic of Mexico and was especially created for adventure seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and nature lovers.

“We want a younger audience to get to know the Riviera Nayarit through our diverse adventure activities and interaction with our natural surroundings; we want to reach those who are committed to preserving the environment and seek to experience it in a positive manner. We need to take into account that these experiences are part of the luxury offerings of the Riviera Nayarit—our amazing biodiversity included,” commented Liliana Lara, Marketing Director for the Riviera Nayarit CVB.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GOLD AWARDED TO RIVIERA NAYARIT AT HSMAI ADRIAN AWARDS



GOLD AWARDED TO RIVIERA NAYARIT AT HSMAI ADRIAN AWARDS

Riviera Nayarit represents the only Mexican destination be recognized with this achievement

New York (February 26, 2015) -- Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and agency M. Silver/A Division of Finn Partners, have won Gold in the prestigious Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards, making it the only Mexican destination to be recognized with an award from this prestigious association. Announced at the Adrian Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on February 23, the recognition was for two television segments on Nikon Birding Adventures, America’s top birdwatching show.

The award is a direct result of the on-going mission of Riviera Nayarit to communicate with top tier outlets to generate evocative coverage that conveys the abundance of luxury and nature throughout the destination. As a result of the agency’s management of the development of the filming schedule, Riviera Nayarit showcased its birdwatching with unforgettable images of San Blas to a niche audience.

The two Nikon Birding Adventures episodes each aired five times on the Discovery Channel and Pursuit Channel in 2013 and 2014. The episodes introduce Riviera Nayarit and San Blas as a top birdwatching destination. Increasing visits to San Blas through the promotion of birdwatching, which is often associated with a more affluent and discerning traveler, is seen as a viable tourism development strategy for the destination. According to a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service study, birdwatchers contributed $36 billion to the US economy in recent years and one in five Americans are identified as birdwatchers.

Discovery Channel is an educational cable channel that reaches more than 98 million households in the U.S., part of its global audience of 431 million homes in 170 countries. Pursuit Channel reaches more than 38 million households and is the only outdoor network delivered on DISH and DIRECTV’s BASIC package, channels received by every subscriber regardless of their level of service. As a result, San Blas showed a 32.18 percent increase in the number of visitors over the previous year, which the destination credits to the TV program.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International has presented marketing and public relations awards for 58 years.  The Adrian Awards competition is comprised of multiple categories in three entry divisions: advertising, public relations and web marketing. It recognizes the outstanding marketing campaigns that influence American consumers and best support the business goals of global tourism destinations and hospitality entities. This year’s contest attracted nearly 1,000 entries from around the world, with entries judged by top executives from all sectors of the industry. With more than 30 countries participating in the competition, HSMAI’s Adrian Awards are considered the most prestigious in the hospitality industry.

For more information on Riviera Nayarit, 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 recognised by Travel Weekly as “Mexico's new holiday destination on the Pacific coast,” by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico's New Playground” and on Conde Nast Traveller UK 2015 Hot Destinations List. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.  
CONTACT:
M. SILVER – A Division of Finn Partners
Tel:  (212) 715-1600
Delfina Güemes, ext. 6316
Delfina.Guemes@finnpartners.com
Phillip Novoa, ext. 6330


The Riviera Nayarit Has An Event For Every Taste!


The month of March is filled with color, festivals, art, sports and plenty of fun to make your stay with us even more exciting. Here’s a list of some of the many events going on in the Riviera Nayarit—a beach destination that offers the most events year round with something for every taste!  

Coming Soon To The Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Luxury Destination: One&Only Mandarina


In case you had any doubts about our destination, we want to share with you the latest travel and lifestyle news that we’re sure will motivate you to visit: the very exclusive hotel chain, One&Only, is investing in the Riviera Nayarit.

The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic


PUNTA MITA, Mexico (February 26, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, along with DINE, master developer of Punta Mita Resort, and the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau will welcome a talented group of international and Mexico-based chefs and culinary experts for The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, taking place April 30 – May 3, 2015.

The Riviera Nayarit Takes Home The Gold During The HSMAI Adrian Awards

  • The Riviera Nayarit was the only destination in Mexico that took home one of the 248 Gold Awards bestowed globally; this is the third HSMAI award for the destination but its first Gold Award—the destination took home the Bronze Award a year ago and Silver in 2009.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and M. Silver - A Division of Finn Partners, their public relations agency for North America, received the coveted Gold Award conferred during the prestigious HSMAI (Hospitality, Sales and Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards.

The award was for the Public Relations category, specifically for the “Riviera Nayarit on Discovery Channel’s Nikon Birding Adventures” program, which aired in 2013 and 2014.

Only one thousand candidates from more than 30 countries were invited to participate, out of which only 248 received the Gold Award. The Riviera Nayarit was the only Mexican destination to receive this recognition from the association that qualifies the best campaigns in the Public Relations, Digital Marketing and Advertising industries for the past 58 years.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RIVIERA NAYARIT: MEXICO'S NEWEST ZONA ROSA


Riviera Nayarit: Mexico's Newest Zona Rosa

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, (February 25, 2015) – Riviera Nayarit’s luxurious accommodations, top restaurants and chefs, matchless nature, celebrity appeal and growing number of attractions for cosmopolitan visitors have led Riviera Nayarit to be one of the top tourist destinations in Mexico for members of the LGBT community.

From Punta Mita, a secluded beach oasis known for luxury resorts, to peaceful Mexcaltitán, the birthplace of the Aztec civilization, Riviera Nayarit offers traditional and friendly seaside villages, lush jungles, colonial history and quiet beaches. With an array of gay-friendly hotels, including the Four Seasons Punta Mita and the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta, bars, restaurants, spas, stores and tourist excursions, LGBT travelers can choose a vacation that best fits their style and mood.
"Riviera Nayarit is a destination that welcomes everyone," says Richard Zarkin, Public Relations Manager for Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, who is also gay. "We offer nearly 200 miles of coast lined with luxury hotels, pristine nature and rich and friendly Mexican culture that continues to grow in popularity to the gay communities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil, Argentina among other European and South American countries.”

Gay-owned establishments include Billy Bob's bar in the historic port of San Blas, whose surroundings are the prime bird watching spot of the northern hemisphere, and the Xaltemba restaurant gallery in the town of La Peñita. The hippy chic town of Sayulita with its eclectic mix of cultures and surfing attracts the LGBT market year round.

For over 10 years, LGBT tour operators Atlantis and Olivia have been buying out what is today the Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta during the fall, which together bring in more than 1,500 guests from the LGBT segment in the span of up to three weeks.

The Hard Rock Hotel Nuevo Vallarta, Four Seasons Punta Mita and IBEROSTAR Playa Mita offer “symbolic weddings” and honeymoon packages for same-sex couples. Symbolic wedding ceremonies originated with a pre-Columbian ritual in which the couple "was united spiritually through the four elements" before friends and family.

The LGBT market represents an estimated annual growth of 11 percent versus the traditional segments at 3.5 percent according to the International Gay Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). They also cited this market spends $600 billion dollars a year in tourism. Within the United States—a natural market for the destination—same-sex couples earn 20.4 percent more than conventional couples. In addition, 45 percent of homosexual couples in the United States travel abroad versus 9 percent of heterosexual couples, plus they travel a minimum of four times a year and spend an average of 30 percent more. They are both trendsetters and brand loyal.

For more information on Riviera Nayarit, 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 recognised by Travel Weekly as “Mexico's new holiday destination on the Pacific coast,” by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico's New Playground” and on Conde Nast Traveller UK 2015 Hot Destinations List. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.  
CONTACT:
M. SILVER – A Division of Finn Partners
Tel:  (212) 715-1600
Delfina Güemes, ext. 6316
Delfina.Guemes@finnpartners.com
Phillip Novoa, ext. 6330

Forbes and Travel + Leisure Place Riviera Nayarit Hotels On Their Lists Of Top Properties

  • Punta Mita is validated as the most exclusive development in Mexico with the appearance of the St. Regis and Four Seasons hotels on the list of top hotels from around the world; U.S. News Travel also included Villa La Estancia and Grand Velas.

The Riviera Nayarit’s excellent hotel infrastructure was front and center on the lists of the best hotels in Mexico—and the world. Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure and U.S. News Travel have spotlighted the Riviera Nayarit, much as TripAdvisor recently did.

On this occasion, the kudos went to St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Visitors Gave The Riviera Nayarit A 9.5 In 2014

  • Several elements including tourist safety, Mexican hospitality and availability of information were ranked at the top; rest and relaxation were the main reasons for their visit, followed by conventions, weddings and sporting events.

The Riviera Nayarit had many satisfied visitors in 2014 that classified their overall travel experience with a 9.5 out of 10.

Mexicans gave the destination a 9.5, residents of the United States offered up a 9.5, Canadians registered with a 9.4 and the balance of the visitors gave the destination a 9.6. These evaluations were posted in the 2014 Annual Visitor Research Report published by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The top attributes included safety with a score of 9.7, hospitality with 9.6 and availability of information with 9.5.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Artistic And Environmental Events Liven Up The Riviera Nayarit


  • San Pancho will celebrate the 15th San Pancho Music Festival from February 27th through March 1st and the art expo “El Círculo de las Doce” (“The Circle of Twelve”) from February 26th through March 8th; in Nuevo Vallarta, the town will host the 13th Art for Turtles and the Turtle Gallery on February 25th.
The Riviera Nayarit is a destination that offers an ample variety of events throughout the year. This week marks the beginning of several artistic and environmental events that expand the options for fun and also contribute to the region’s cultural aspect.

San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, presents the 15th edition of the San Pancho Music Festival, which kicks off the same day as the art expo titled “El Círculo de las Doce” (“The Circle of Twelve”); in Nuevo Vallarta, the town will host the 13th Art for Turtles as well as the Turtle Gallery. Both events are fundraisers for the protection of this species.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta At Expo Tu Boda

  • Their presence at this event consolidates their promotional efforts in the romance segment; there were more than six thousand end consumers and over 300 exhibitors including providers, travel agencies and destinations within Mexico.

Mexico City’s World Trade Center hosted Expo Tu Boda 2015 from February 13-15, with the participation of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, as well as area hotels.

Their presence in this important expo was due to the excellent results and high demand in the romance segment for both destinations; there were over 6,000 end consumers there looking to plan their upcoming weddings, anniversaries or honeymoons.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Punta Mita Announces Guest Chef Line-up For The American Express V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, April 30 – May 3, 2015



Riviera Nayarit’s Most Prestigious Address Celebrates
Fifth Annual Culinary and Golf Extravaganza

PUNTA MITA, Mexico (February XX, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, along with DINE, master developer of Punta Mita Resort, and the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau will welcome a talented group of international and Mexico-based chefs and culinary experts for The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, taking place April 30 – May 3, 2015.

Spanning four days, The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is sure to be an elegant celebration that marries the best in food and wine, catering to even the most discerning palates. The revered gastronomic and golf experience will include world renowned chefs, epicurean experts, wine specialists, tequila masters and thrilling golf competition on Punta Mita’s two prestigious Jack Nicklaus signature courses.

The event will play host to a remarkable list of guest chefs invited by Four Season Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, including: Richard Sandoval, a global pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine; Pablo Salas of Amaranta; Javier Plascencia, celebrated chef in contemporary Mexican cuisine at Mision 19; Jonathan Gómez Luna, an award-winning executive chef at Le Chique; and José Manuel Baños of Pitiona, best known for his traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Riviera Nayarit’s culinary ambassador Betty Vázquez will also take part. Additional chef participants include Michelin starred Montse Estruch from El Cingle, Spain, Fernando Trocca from Sucre Restaurant in Argentina and Gaucho Restaurants UK; Abraham Salum from Komali,; Andrew Ormsby from Andrew Ormsby Catering, USA; Felipe Donnelly, executive chef and owner of Soho’s favorite Comodo restaurant in New York City; Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli chefs and owners of the Frankies Spuntino restaurants in New York;  Antonio de Livier, considered one of the top 20 chefs in Mexico and former anchor of 3 Minutes a culinary show broadcasted by Utilisima network; Oliver Deboise, Executive Chef of Tukipa restaurant at Imanta Resort Punta Mita; Thierry Blouet Chef and owner of Puerto Vallarta’s famous Café des Artistes and Sylvain Desbois executive chef of The St. Regis Mexico City.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will host a series of culinary events and dinners set to transport guests through the rich regions of Mexico through authentic and local cuisine. Events will focus on five prime gastronomic centers of the country – Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Estado de Mexico, Baja and Nayarit. Commencing the weekend with an opening cocktail reception at the newly unveiled beach club at Las Cuevas Beach, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will offer an oyster & beer garden at the new beachfront shack bar, live food stations and cooking classes. Hosted by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines, the cocktail reception will be led by Executive Chef Philippe Piel, and resort chefs Héctor Leyva of Aramara, José Salas of Bahía and Ramón Bramasco of Ketsi.

“We are beyond thrilled to celebrate the fifth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, a captivating destination event that brings together some of the top talent in gastronomy and golf,” said John O’Sullivan, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. “In alliance with our partners in Punta Mita, the V Gourmet & Golf Classic is certain to be our most successful edition to date, underscoring our commitment to delighting our guests with signature destination events and memorable experiences throughout the year” added Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of the event.

The Caras Sports closing gala dinner will be hosted by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort at the Sea Breeze Beach Club. Chef Fernando Trocca, Antonio de Livier & The Frankie Brothers along with the Culinary Team of The St Regis Punta Mita will host the Closing dinner on the beach with a show kitchen which promises to be both exciting and unique. During the closing night, a live auction will take place as to raise funds for “Ayudar Es Posible” the foundation of former number one player, Lorena Ochoa. Featuring exclusive experiences, luxury products and overnight stays at different St. Regis and Four Seasons hotels & resorts worldwide.

“At American Express, we are very excited to present once again this unique concept that brings together two of the most important activities for our Cardholders, such as gastronomy and golf. This is a unique event in Mexico, especially for the quality that offers and the place where it is held. We are always seeking to provide unique experiences to our Clients, and this is certainly one of them. We are sure that this edition will be successful because of the passion and knowledge of the team who leads the project”, said José María Zas, General Director and President at American Express México, Argentina, Brazil and Latin America.

In addition to a variety of diverse culinary experiences, guest can also enjoy a golf clinic led by former star athlete Lorena Ochoa, teeing off the two-day Punta Mita Cup on the Pacifico and Bahia courses, both of Jack Nicklaus’ Signature design.

The 2014 American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic attracted 420 participants, more than 18 chefs of premier culinary talent and raised more than $50,000 for acclaimed Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, that have benefited unprivileged children in Mexico via educational, self-stemmed and sporting programs.  

“We are really heartened by the overwhelming response for the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, which has become a favorite for many Punta Mita homeowners and guests, who every year, look forward to a full weekend extravaganza of exquisite cuisine, wonderful wines, camaraderie and championship golf; making Punta Mita the Mecca for the personalized service and timeless luxury, said Andres Rossetto, managing director of Punta Mita Development.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, encourage guests to reserve their space early for the unparalleled event.

Reservations for The St. Regis Punta Mita can be made by calling 877-250-8871 or via email at puntamita.butler@stregis.com.  Reservations for Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita can be made by calling (866) 280-9490, via e-mail at reservations.pun@fourseasons.com or at www.fourseasons.com/puntamita.

For more information, please visit www.puntamitagourmetgolf.com or on Facebook

CONTACTS:
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort:
Alexandra McClure
Tel: (415) 394-6500

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita:
Lydia You
Tel: (310) 586-7124
lydia@murphyobrien.com

Punta Mita Resort:
Emma Lilia Pérez Castillo
Tel: +52 (329) 291 6500

Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Richard Zarkin
Tel: +52 (322) 292 2517 ext. 121 


The Birds Of The Riviera Nayarit On International TV

  • Five international TV stations—among them The Pursuit Channel and the Discovery Channel—will be airing James Currie’s program, taped here during his second and most recent visit to the destination.

The endemic and migratory bird population of the Riviera Nayarit caused such an impact on the professional career of James Currie, noted producer and host of Nikon Birding Adventures TV, that he returned to the destination this 2015 to tape a new show, which will be aired on five international television stations.

Among the stations that will transmit the show is The Pursuit Channel, considered the second most popular channel for outdoor programs in the world with delivery to over 42 million homes.

The Discovery Channel’s Destination America is another top production, reaching 65 million homes.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pleasure-Seekers Only, Please: The Riviera Nayarit Is In The Spotlight!




There’s no doubt we’re the trendiest destination around—and with that comes great responsibility not only for those who live in this earthly Paradise but also for our hoteliers, all of whom have a commitment to uphold the highest of standards in infrastructure and service.

This is why we are very pleased to share with you the latest and greatest news: Forbes Travel Guide, Travel + Leisure and U.S News Travel have all chosen several of our hotels as the best in the world! 

Mexico’s Pacific Coast: The honeymooner’s dream


Get ahead of the crowds and discover Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two striking neighbouring regions in Mexico that are packed full of features sure to set the romantic tone for this special occasion.

A honeymoon is considered to be the most important holiday of a lifetime, a time to create unforgettable memories with your loved one. Those seeking luxury and relaxation, or adventure and excitement are in for a treat here, with options catering to even the most discerning couple.

Stroll hand-in-hand down the Malecon, Puerto Vallarta’s revered boardwalk, trek through the tropical jungle brimming with exotic wildlife in Riviera Nayarit, or experience the gastronomical wonders on offer at local restaurants serving up internationally inspired dishes, as well as traditional Mexican food, rich in aromatic spices and flavour.

If you have a vision of yourself enjoying the first days of married life lying on a sandy beach then rest assured that this part of Mexico also has it covered. There are many renowned ‘Blue Flag’ beaches such as Playa Palmares in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta North in Riviera Nayarit. Accompanied by temperature highs of 33 degrees, beach weather is a guarantee!

The regions also have accommodation to suit a range of budgets. From the illustrious 5* Four Seasons Hotel in Riviera Nayarit (one of the few hotels in the world that boasts the prestigious 5 diamond award from the AAA for outstanding quality and service) to Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, a luxurious, boutique, adults-only hideaway, couples can relax in style. However, for a more reasonably priced option try the charming Hotel Cielo Rojo in San Pancho, Riviera Nayarit, or get back to nature at one of the numerous secluded glamping sites and Beach Cabanas in Puerto Vallarta.


As a year round destination no matter what season nuptials are planned there are endless ways to be enchanted by the magic of Mexico’s Pacific Coast and make a dream honeymoon a reality…