Friday, August 17, 2018

Protecting and Liberating Sea Turtles in the Riviera Nayarit is an Unforgettable Experience!


  • It’s the season for sea turtle liberation in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure: this activity has become an important tourist attraction and a fascinating eco-adventure that delights visitors.


Over one million sea turtles are liberated every year in the Riviera Nayarit, which has become a sanctuary for these tiny chelonians thanks to the many turtle camps that dot its more than 307 km (190 mi) of coastline, all dedicated to their conservation and protection. The sea turtle is so important, in fact, that it is the official icon of this tourism destination.

The entire process has become an important tourist attraction and a fascinating eco-adventure activity, especially for the kids—the liberation ceremonies are a unique opportunity to instill a love for nature at an early age.

TIME TO RELAX: Total Renewal in the Riviera Nayarit’s World-Class Spas


  • Visitors seeking the latest in self-care will find a variety of magnificent facilities in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, where they can retreat for pampering and renewing their mind, body, and soul.


The Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged location amidst verdant mountains and gorgeous beaches. In addition to its natural attractions, however, this destination also offers visitors the opportunity to relieve stress and renew themselves in world-class facilities tailor-made for rest and relaxation.

What began decades ago in the big cities in small establishments offering facials and massage has become an international phenomenon, with spas now offering the most exquisite of products and destination vacations unto themselves.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Music, Celebrities, and Plenty of Glamour at the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend


  • Wave goodbye to summer during the trendiest weekend of the season in gorgeous Riviera Nayarit!


Everything is ready to bid goodbye to summer with the most glamorous and trendy event of the summer: the 2018 Riviera Summer Weekend, held August 17-19.


The stunning Banderas Bay will be the perfect backdrop for this exclusive celebration, part of the Pool Fashion Party Circuit and attended by the top influencers in Mexico’s social scene.

The Mozzamare beach club will play host to a slew of celebrities, influencers, and famous models, as well as popular premium brands, signature mixology, performances, live music, and local and national DJs backed by an unparalleled stage production. 

Those on the VIP list will enjoy additional benefits, including exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences.
The event is organized and produced by Glam Out Mexico & Holy Water and Mozzamare Casual Beach Gourmet, a Four-Diamond restaurant and beach club located in Marival Residences Luxury Resort®.





Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Celebrates National Parks Day with an Eco Rally



  • The goal is to promote the protection of the region’s natural areas using the tagline “Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.”

The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination’s natural areas.

The event is organized by the National Commission for Protected Areas (Conanp) via the Islas Marietas National Park and the Sierra de Vallejo Río Ameca Nayarit Jalisco, together with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Bahía Unida, the Punta Mita Foundation, and Mita Recycled, using the tagline “Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.”

Monday, August 13, 2018

Make Summer Last on Mexico’s Pacific Coast



Enjoying the outstanding British weather and don't want it to end? We have the perfect solution: head to Mexico to soak up the summer sun into autumn and beyond, without the crowds. Not only does Mexico's Pacific Coast boast over 250 miles of coastline, but sunshine kisses Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit in the state of Nayarit for over 300 days a year – meaning your summer doesn't have to end in September.
Soak Up the Autumn Sun
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Puerto Vallarta: the sun continues to shine, yet the temperature begins to fall and the rains are on their way out. Perfect, therefore, to soak up some last-minute sun.
Autumn is also a vibrant time filled with celebrations and festivals, including the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). From late October, the streets come alive with the tradition of remembrance. More beautiful than haunting, colourful processions overflow with mariachi bands, sombreros and plenty of skeletons. It's a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican culture on a warm October evening! 
You can also get involved in the Day of the Dead celebrations in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit. The streets are filled with colour you'll find yourself breathing the sweet air, perfumed by hundreds of flowers. The grand cultural program and traditional night walk from the central plaza to the cemetery make this something that everyone should experience, at least once in their lifetime.
Release Baby Turtles into the Sea!
Besides the festivities, releasing sea turtles is well worth a visit to Mexico's Pacific Coast all the way through to November. Six of the world's seven species of sea turtles arrive here to lay their eggs, and you can be a part of their journey back into the sea.
One option is to surround yourself with dozens of baby turtles at the Sayulita Turtle Camp in Riviera Nayarit. You can even participate in one of the patrols to rescue nests dug into the beach or join one of the enlightening environmental sessions, releasing the babies along the coast at sunset.
Catch the Autumn Views
Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a charming historical centre, home to the 870-metre-long promenade known as El Malecón. Enjoy this city emblem during autumn when it's not too hot and the sun provides unparalleled views of the bay. You can spend warm evenings perusing the many art galleries, jewellers and sculptures while getting a taste of Mexico in the many bars and restaurants scattered along the walk. 
And in Riviera Nayarit, ninety percent of the year is met with bright rays of sunshine. This creates the ideal environment for the immense flora and colourful hues that paint the landscape, with the extraordinary backdrop provided by the Sierra Madre Mountains. Inject some thrills into your autumn escape in the sun; one of the best ways to experience the setting is soaring through the sky by zip line with Canopy Adventure Park.
Fly Direct
Book your autumn sun adventure now with direct flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport, available via TUI from London Gatwick and Manchester or AeroMexico via Mexico City from London Heathrow.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nayarit Leads the Surfing Pack Nationwide


  • The 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship held in Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Capital of Surf, included the participation of 9 delegations. 


According to José Alfredo Beltrán Medina, representative of the Mexican Surfing Federation, Nayarit is a leader in both national and international surfing circles during his opening remarks at the inauguration of the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship held in Sayulita.

The event took place on Wednesday on the main plaza of this Magical Town—also known as the Surfing Capital of the Riviera Nayarit. Both state and municipal authorities were on hand to welcome the 150 participants in this national competition.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Enjoy the Summer on the Beaches of the Riviera Nayarit!


  • There’s still time to enjoy the best of the destination with promotions from our hotel associates that include discounts from 10 to 55%.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its Marketing department don’t want anyone to miss out on this year’s vacation time, so they’ve teamed up with the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) to offer their “Enjoy the Summer” promotional deals, good from August 8-31, 2018.

There are 14 properties offering discounts ranging from 10 to 55%. Some hotels include up to three kids stay free; third night free; breakfast buffet included; open bar for national and foreign drinks free during the day; and free babysitting for 8 hours for minimum stays of 5 days, among other amenities.

“This serves to underscore our commitment to offer special pricing and promotions throughout the year to pamper every one of our visitors,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.

Participating hotels:

Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos: Dreams Villamagna, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Occidental Nuevo Vallarta, Riu Jalisco, Riu Vallarta, Riu Palace Pacífico, Samba Vallarta, Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Villa la Estancia, Villa Varadero, Ocean Breeze.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Grand Sirenis Matlali.
Punta de Mita y Punta Mita: Grand Palladium Vallarta.


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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) continue to work together to market the region, strengthening its promotion and helping position Mexico’s Pacific Treasure on the domestic map with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

Make Summer Last on Mexico’s Pacific Coast




Enjoying this outstanding British weather and don’t want it to end? We have the perfect solution: head to Mexico to soak up the summer sun into autumn and beyond, without the crowds. Not only does Mexico’s Pacific Coast boast over 250 miles of coastline, but sunshine kisses Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit in the state of Nayarit for over 300 days a year – meaning your summer doesn’t have to end in September.

Enjoying this outstanding British weather and don’t want it to end? We have the perfect solution: head to Mexico to soak up the summer sun into autumn and beyond, without the crowds. Not only does Mexico’s Pacific Coast boast over 250 miles of coastline, but sunshine kisses Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit in the state of Nayarit for over 300 days a year – meaning your summer doesn’t have to end in September.
Soak Up the Autumn Sun
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Puerto Vallarta: the sun continues to shine, yet the temperature begins to fall and the rains are on their way out. Perfect, therefore, to soak up some last-minute sun.
Autumn is also a vibrant time filled with celebrations and festivals, including the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos). From late October, the streets come alive with the tradition of remembrance. More beautiful than haunting, colourful processions overflow with mariachi bands, sombreros and plenty of skeletons. It’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican culture on a warm October evening!
You can also get involved in the Day of the Dead celebrations in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit. The streets are filled with colour you’ll find yourself breathing the sweet air, perfumed by hundreds of flowers. The grand cultural program and traditional night walk from the central plaza to the cemetery make this something that everyone should experience, at least once in their lifetime.
Release Baby Turtles into the Sea!
Besides the festivities, releasing sea turtles is well worth a visit to Mexico’s Pacific Coast all the way through to November. Six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles arrive here to lay their eggs, and you can be a part of their journey back into the sea.
One option is to surround yourself with dozens of baby turtles at the Sayulita Turtle Camp in Riviera Nayarit. You can even participate in one of the patrols to rescue nests dug into the beach or join one of the enlightening environmental sessions, releasing the babies along the coast at sunset.
Catch the Autumn Views
Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a charming historical centre, home to the 870-metre-long promenade known as El Malecón. Enjoy this city emblem during autumn when it’s not too hot and the sun provides unparalleled views of the bay. You can spend warm evenings perusing the many art galleries, jewellers and sculptures while getting a taste of Mexico in the many bars and restaurants scattered along the walk.
And in Riviera Nayarit, ninety percent of the year is met with bright rays of sunshine. This creates the ideal environment for the immense flora and colourful hues that paint the landscape, with the extraordinary backdrop provided by the Sierra Madre Mountains. Inject some thrills into your autumn escape in the sun; one of the best ways to experience the setting is soaring through the sky by zip line with Canopy Adventure Park.
Fly Direct
Book your autumn sun adventure now with direct flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport, available via TUI from London Gatwick and Manchester or AeroMexico via Mexico City from London Heathrow.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thanks to Volaris, Mexico City and Northern Riviera Nayarit are Closer than Ever


  • Starting in October of this year the airline will connect the heart of Mexico with the capital of Nayarit and several of its nearby tourism destinations, including Rincón de Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitán and Playa Novillero. 


Northern Riviera Nayarit is closer than ever to Mexico City with Volaris’ newest flight, which will begin operating the MEX-Tepic-MEX route in October 2018.

According to information provided by the airline, flights will be weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, improving the connection with some of the Riviera Nayarit’s micro-destinations. Once they land at the “Amado Nervo” airport in the capital of Nayarit, travelers will be close to Tepic and its environs, which include such tourist attractions as Rincón de Guayabitos, San Blas, the Isla de Mexcaltitán and Playa Novillero, as well as the Magical Town of Jala and Santa María del Oro.

The PVR-Riviera Nayarit Team Tours the Midwest US


  • The tour stopped in Omaha, Nebraska; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, where they trained over 170 travel agents on the attractions of Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) undertook a second visit to the Midwest from July 30th through August 2nd as part of their joint promotional tour.

The team visited Omaha, Nebraska; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, where they trained over 170 travel agents on the attractions of Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Vote for the Riviera Nayarit for the #LatamDigital Awards final


  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure a finalist with “Riviera Nayarit 10 Years – Top 10” in the category “Best city digital tourism campaign.”


The Riviera Nayarit has been nominated for the 2018 Digital Latam Awards with the “Riviera Nayarit 10 Years – Top 10” in the category of “Best city digital tourism campaign.”

For the past six years the contest has recognized the best of the best in Latin America’s digital industry, with nominees chosen by a jury in 35 categories focused on electronic commerce, social media and entrepreneurship, and digital marketing and tourism. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

There are 7 Can’t-Miss Events in the Riviera Nayarit


  • Sports, gastronomy, and culture are just some of the many activities travelers will be able enjoy in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.


The Riviera Nayarit will host seven top-notch events in August that will welcome local communities as well as tourists and residents.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) are happy to support activities such as these, which generate visitors and increase hotel occupancy.

This month’s top events include the 6th Punta Mita Beach Festival, Masters of the Kitchen, the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship, and the Dolphin Congress.

LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT IN THE RIVIERA NAYARIT: Novillero, Endlessly Beautiful


  • Located in the municipality of Tecuala, Nayarit, this beach is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest in Mexico and is among the Top 5 longest in the world.


This gorgeous beach extends way past what the eye can see and is a truly majestic spot. At 84 kilometers (52.2 miles) long and nearly 500 meters (546.8 yards) wide, Playa Novillero is among the Top 5 longest beaches in the world. You really have to see it to believe it!

Located in the municipality of Tecuala along the north coast of the Riviera Nayarit (160 kilometers [99.42 miles] from San Blas), it lies right along the border with Sinaloa. Its territory is part of the National Wetlands Biosphere (Biósfera Marismas Nacionales), the largest system of mangroves, coastal lagoons, and swamps in the Mexican Pacific. Although it’s approximately 4 hours or 330 kilometers (205 miles) from Nuevo Vallarta, it’s well worth the trip to marvel at this wonder of nature.

The Riviera Nayarit will Host the Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship


  • The Magical Town of Sayulita will host these domestic games for talented young Mexican surfers from August 8-12.


The Riviera Nayarit is ready to welcome young surfing talents to the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen’s Surfing Championship that will take place from August 8-12 in the Magical Town of Sayulita, also known as the Surfing Capital of this tourism destination.

According to the Mexican Federation of Surfing, these games are a national pre-selection shortboard event for the 2018 Junior World Championship within the male and female divisions in the Sub 18, Sub 16, Sub 14, and Sub 12 categories. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Trained 100 RCI Agents in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, NC


  • The joint activities calendar for PV-Riviera Nayarit included visits to the timeshare company’s call centers in Jacksonville and Indianapolis on July 24th and 26th.


The joint activities calendar for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) included visits to Indianapolis (Indiana) and Jacksonville (North Carolina) from on July 24th and 26th to provide relevant information about the region.

The Riviera Nayarit visited vacation timeshare powerhouse RCI (Resort Condominium International), where they trained over 100 travel agents on both destinations, so they could keep in mind the vast list of destination hotels that are part of RCI.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

50 Macaroni Kid Editors’ First Visit to Mexico Was to the Riviera Nayarit


The editors stayed at the Reflect Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta. 

  • This group of influencers who publish stories on family-related activities, places, and products enjoyed their annual Silver Daisy Boondogle in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.


A group of editors from the US-based platform, Macaroni Kid—specializing in activities, products, and places for moms, kids, and families—visited Mexico’s Pacific Treasure between July 18-24 as a result of the public relations and marketing efforts of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

This is the first time that Macaroni Kid holds its annual Silver Daisy Boondogle trip in Mexico and they opted for a grand entrance by choosing the Riviera Nayarit, the Mexican Pacific’s trendiest tourist destination. Besides receiving premium tourism, the Riviera Nayarit is also ideal for family trips.

Friday, July 27, 2018

WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN THE RIVIERA NAYARIT: Litibú-Higuera Blanca, nature’s hideaway


  • This is one of the finest gems in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, thanks to its strategic location, stunning landscapes, and natural bounty.


Litibú-HigueraBlanca is one of the most idyllic regions in the Riviera Nayarit. Untouched and unspoiled, it’s tucked away between verdant hills and the intense blue water of the Pacific Ocean, just minutes away from the glamour of Punta de Mita.

The beauty of its near-virgin beaches, its pristine waters, marvelous climate, and the fact its protected from hurricanes by the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur make it one of the gems of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

12th Bahía de Banderas Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament


  • This traditional event, organized by the Bahía de Banderas Fishing Club, returns once again to the Riviera Nayarit, attended by domestic and international participants.


The 12th edition of the Bahía de Banderas Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament—organized by the Bahía de Banderas Fishing Club—is taking place July 26-28 in the Riviera Nayarit.

This tournament has become a tradition for those who love the Mexican Pacific and is considered a must for sport fishing aficionados in the country.

For three days, fishermen seeking the best catch will have a chance to show off their skill; unlike commercial fishing, sport fishing is sustainable, meaning it doesn’t affect the species and employs an important part of the population.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

World Meetings Forum 2018 a Success


  • The Riviera Nayarit CVB was very much in evidence as co-host of this international event, presenting its top tourism attractions.


The 6th World Meetings Forum Vidanta Riviera Nayarit 2018 ended its three days of exciting events with over 4 thousand successfully closed business meetings and the noteworthy participation of Vidanta, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) serving as ambassadors of the region’s Meetings Industry.

Several world trends for the segment were front and center during the three intense days of the WMF 2018, including disruptive collaborations, neuromarketing, and crisis intervention, all presented by experts from top companies and associations focused on this industry.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Keeps its Beaches Safe and Clean for Vacationers


  • Much work goes into maintaining the water quality and preserving the local flora and fauna; Nuevo Vallarta is the only destination that boasts the Clean Tourism Destination Certification from Profepa.


The Riviera Nayarit keeps its beaches clean and safe for recreational use, working closely with the different state departments and local service provider associations to continue improving and offering visitors the best experience.

In this respect, Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), pointed to the fact the five coastal municipalities that make up the Riviera Nayarit— Bahía de Banderas, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago Ixcuintla and Tecuala—are all involved in caring for the quality of the beaches as well as preserving the flora and fauna.