Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Pee Wee League Arrives In The Riviera Nayarit’s Surfing Capital

  • It’s Sayulita’s turn to host the itinerant surfing competition that tours different coastal towns in Nayarit, looking to discover the newest talent in this extreme sport.

The Magical Town of Sayulita, the Surfing Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, will host the 2017 Pee Wee Surfing League, the 8th stop on this youth circuit that began last August and seeks to discover the newest talent in this extreme sport.
The tournament is presented by Ramos Shapes, Sunset Bungalows and Los Rudos SurfShop, and follows the competition formats established by the World Surfing League’s (WSL) World Championship Tour Top 33 and the Surfing Association of the State of Nayarit (ASENAY, by its acronym in Spanish). It receives the support of local surfing clubs.
The first stage of the competition took place in the month of August with two dates, one in Sayulita (August 19) and another in San Pancho (August 26); it followed with two dates in San Pancho (September 9 and 30); one in San Blas (October 7); two in Punta de Mita (October 14 and November 25); and, in closing, on December 16 in Sayulita.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“Riviera Nayarit 10 Years” Polo Cup

  • San Pancho’s La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club will host this grand event to take place during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Riviera Nayarit brand.

Mexico’s youngest destination is turning 10 and it’s celebrating the occasion with a very unique event: the Riviera Nayarit 10 Polo Cup, to be played at the La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, from December 16-17.

This grand event is possible thanks to the work of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), together wit the La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club and Top Sports Management. The affair also has the backing of the Zona Bahia de Banderas Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter At The Beach? Come To The Riviera Nayarit!

  • Travelers can enjoy the perfect holiday vacation in comfortable and luxurious seaside hotels with special packages just for the season.

Sun, sand and beach… in the wintertime? Why, yes! It’s a given with these Super Specials offered by the Riviera Nayarit for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s vacation season. The offers are in effect from December 16, 2017 through January 14, 2018.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) are handling the campaign with the support of the Bahía de Banderas Area Tourism Promotions Trust (Fiprotur), so tourists and locals can enjoy quality services at truly incredible prices.

Friday, December 8, 2017

1st Taste of Bucerías Presents Flavors Of The Bay

  • Regional food and drink will be on sale at the main plaza in this traditional village in the Riviera Nayarit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bucerías is preparing to host the 1st Taste of Bucerías: Flavors of the Bay on December 8th on the main plaza of this traditional village in the Riviera Nayarit. The Bahía de Banderas Rotary Club organized the event to benefit its vision campaign, Ayúdame a verte (“Help me to see you”).

The event will include the participation of the Riviera Nayarit Restaurant Association and the Bahía de Banderas City Council, backed by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), via the Bahía de Banderas Tourism Zone Promotional Trust.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta And 17th Nuevo Vallarta Chili Cook-Off

  • It’s an open invitation to come enjoy the best chili in the region at an event with a cause taking place on Saturday, December 9th at the Marina Nuevo Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit.

The boardwalk at the Marina Nuevo Vallarta, in the Riviera Nayarit, will host the 5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and the 17th Chili Cook-off on Saturday, December 9th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is organized by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC), with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

As happens every year there will be a great variety of “samples” offered by some of the best restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta and its environs, and, of course, the fabulous chili created by professionals and amateurs who will compete to see who cooks the best. Participation can be individual, in groups or by restaurant.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Guadalupan Tradition In The Magical Town Of Sayulita

  • The novena honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe begins with pilgrimages, gastronomy, dancing and music from December 4-12.

December has arrived and the Magical Town of Sayulita is renewing one of its most cherished traditions: the novena honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, a show of faith and a popular celebration that convenes families, businesses and local civil entities, as well as visitors from neighboring towns and other countries.

The festivities are very busy and begin on December 4th extending through December 12th, when the Patroness of Mexico is extravagantly celebrated. During this time the different neighborhoods are in charge of the pilgrimages, for which they prepare floats with the theme of the apparition of the virgin then take them through the main streets to the sanctuary in the town’s main plaza. The neighbors themselves cooperate to adorn the float and buy the gunpowder for the fireworks, the flowers and the music.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Spectacular End-Of-Year Events In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is ending 2017 on a high note with a series of activities for every taste: the Patron Saint Feasts for Our Lady of Guadalupe; Sabores y Delicias de Bahía de Banderas; the Chili Cook Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta; the Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup in San Pancho; the Sinergiarte Festival and much more.

Nayarit Wixárika Commercial and Cultural Expo 2017 (Nov. 30 – Dec. 3)
The Magical Town of Sayulita invites everyone to the 2nd Nayarit Wixárika Commercial and Cultural Expo 2017 that will be held in the main plaza from November 30 – December 3, 2017. Over 30 artisan groups will participate in the Expo, showcasing their extraordinarily rich culture with demonstrative workshops for embroidery, beadwork, painting, gastronomy and more.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Patron Saint Feast (Dec. 1-12)
From December 1-12, Sayulita and its environs will be immersed in the passion its citizens feel for the Virgin of Guadalupe. The patron saint feasts in this micro-destination of the Riviera Nayarit are very popular and begin with the novena—nine days of pilgrimage from the different neighborhoods and areas to the small sanctuary consecrated to the Virgen Morena (Dark-Skinned Virgin), located in the main plaza.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Riviera Nayarit Strengthens Promotion In Argentina

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure maintains its presence in South American countries in order to attract more tourists with the successful Tourism Promotion Campaign it maintains with Puerto Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit is maintaining a strong presence in South America with promotional actions that help its progress in diversifying markets—together with the natural markets this opens up a range of possibilities for the attraction of more tourists to this destination.

From November 28 – December 1, 2017, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was present in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of the Tourism Promotion Tour led by the Mexico Tourism Board’s office in this South American city.

During the tour, which they worked together with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur), they were able to reinforce talks relating to connectivity, such as the new Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit route to Mexico City, which began operating last November 1st and connects to the daily flight from Mexico City to Buenos Aires without the need for an overnight stay.

Top 10 Historic Places In The Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is much more than exclusive resorts set on gorgeous beaches or traditional fishing villages. This tourism corridor that extends along more than 307 kilometers of coastline also guards a variety of historical places, as do other regions of the state like the Sierra del Nayar and Colonial Nayarit.

In these places it’s possible to find the remains of pre-Colombian civilizations and also more modern ones, whether in the Heroic Port of San Blas, in archaeological sites like Altavista in the municipality of Compostela, or in the towns tucked away in the intricate mountains.

Below is a list of the 10 Historic Places in the Riviera Nayarit that we suggest should be visited at least once in a lifetime.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Guayabitos Tops The List Of 10 Best Winter Sun Destinations For 2018

  • The article published in The Guardian—one of most important British dailies—highlighted the beaches, the gastronomy and the fun, authentic ambiance of the Heart of the Riviera Nayarit.

The Guardian, one of the top British dailies, recently published a list of the 10 Best Winter Sun Destinations for 2018, which was topped by none other than Rincón de Guayabitos, the Heart of the Riviera Nayarit.

For the article, several travel journalists located in different destinations around the world recommended their favorite beaches to rest, relax and “shake off the winter blues with the promise of sun, sea and palm-fringed sands.”

With respect to Guayabitos, journalist Duncan Tucker described his stay in this corner of the Mexican Pacific, which he considers cheap, authentic and lively, attracting many domestic tourists, “but relatively few foreign visitors.”

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sayulita Extends An Invitation To The 2nd Wixárika Pueblo Commercial And Cultural Expo 2017

  • It will take place from November 30 – December 3 in the plaza of this Magical Town in the Riviera Nayarit.

Sayulita is extending an invitation to the 2nd Wixárika Pueblo Commercial and Cultural Expo that will take place in the main plaza of this Magical Town in the Riviera Nayarit from November 30 – December 3, 2017.

The event is organized by the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Pueblos (CDI) with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Nayarit State Government via the Ministry of Tourism, as well as the Bahia de Banderas Municipal Government.

During a press conference held on Tuesday, November 28th the organizers stated the main objective of the expo is for the native communities to have a place to sell their handiwork without any middlemen, with the aforementioned entities serving as facilitators and supporters for this type of activity.

Riviera Nayarit Celebrates 10 Years With A Strong Promotion In New York

The team at the Riviera Nayarit’s 10th Anniversary Event in New York. 

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure held a series of events in the Big Apple to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.

The Riviera Nayarit is one of the youngest destinations in Mexico at only 10 years of age, but it’s already established itself as a luxury brand, always top of mind thanks to its versatility as a tourism destination, its history, culture and amazing beaches.

Much of this success has been derived from the intense promotional actions the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is constantly handling in different international markets alongside the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

Thus, the celebration of the first 10 years of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure couldn’t get a better start than with an intense work schedule in the great city of New York, the stomping grounds of Finn Partners Public Relations agency, which has been key in the positioning of this destination among the world’s best.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Riviera Nayarit Pursues More US West Coast Tourists

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure reinforced its presence in one of the most important markets of the region.

The Riviera Nayarit undertook a promotional tour along the West Coast of the United States that included five of the top cities in order to attract more tourists now that the Winter Season is upon us.
These actions are part of a promotional tourism campaign by both the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Office (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) to reinforce their presence in one of the top natural markets for both destinations.

From November 7th through the 15th of the current year, representatives of the promotions offices lead five training seminars for travel agents, three of them in the cities of Sacramento, Concord and San Jose, California, respectively. The fourth took place in Seattle, Washington, and the fifth was held in Portland, Oregon.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Finnish Journalists Charmed By The Warmth Of The Riviera Nayarit

  • Six representatives from media specializing in travel and tourism arrived from Finland to the region aboard Finnair’s first flight in order to experience the wonders of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

Five journalists and a photographer specializing in travel and tourism arrived on Finnair’s first flight last November 5th directly from Finland and had the opportunity to enjoy the luxury, exclusivity and natural treasures of the Riviera Nayarit.

After leaving Nordic winter behind and traveling for 12 hours, the journalists arrived at a destination where the warm temperature isn’t only a part of the weather, but also an innate quality of its inhabitants: as soon as they arrived at the Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport shared by Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, they received a very warm welcome.

For the first five days they stayed in Puerto Vallarta, then transferred to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure for another five days to experience its most iconic places and enjoy the traditional hospitality of Nayarit, following an agenda prepared for them by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) together with the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB).

Friday, November 24, 2017

10 Movie-Worthy Settings In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit has positioned itself in the film tourism industry on a national and an international level thanks to the variety of settings and locations that are just right for all kinds of productions.

Its natural landscapes are so spectacular they have served as the perfect location for more than one movie and the setting for music videos and commercials.

Over the past decade more than 100 movies have been filmed here, including the popular Bevery Hills Chihuahua, Limitless and Elysium, as well as programs from leading networks such as BBC, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, MTV and ESPN, contributing to the projection of the destination on the global stage.

Below is a list of the 10 top videos, commercials and movies filmed in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

Café Tacvba Video (2016)

The Mexican rock band Café Tacvba chose the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit for the video of its single “Un Par De Lugares.” The video was filmed at the Caletas, Las Cuevas and Divisadero near Chacala, as well as the Punta de Mita ferry and in San Pancho. The song was recorded in July of 2016 in Morelos and the video entered into pre-production and filming in the Riviera Nayarit September 5-14 that same year. The record went on sale in 2017.

The Bachelor in Paradise (2016)

The shimmering beaches of the Riviera Nayarit set the stage for three seasons of The Bachelor in Paradise reality show, one of the most-watched shows in the United States. In it, a prized bachelor goes on a series of dates with women looking to woo him and win his heart. The winner is picked by the bachelor as his mate at the end of the show. Sayulita, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, San Pancho, and the beaches at Canalán and Las Cuevas were the chosen locations for some of the episodes. Back in May of 2012 the area was also the site of the first season of The Bachelor Canada, for which it won the 2014 HSMAI Bronze Award.

Billabong Commercial (2015)

The fashion world has also set its sights on the Riviera Nayarit. Back in 2015, famous Australian surfwear brand, Billabong, taped a video directed at their female audience featuring three young models and inspired by the magic of Sayulita. Titled “A Bikini Kinda Life in Sayulita,” the video showcases the Billabong lifestyle and that of this hippie chic town: lovers of surfing and nature who want to keep their style both on the beach and in the city. To date, the 2:26-minute long video has been viewed over 46,000 times.

Captain Morgan Commercial (2015)

Sayulita’s popularity has grown in the past decade to the point where the producers of Captain Morgan used this Magical Town as the location for its new Tropical Flavor product commercials. The ad presented super model Chrissy Tiegen in one of the scenes titled “I Know What You Drank Last Summer.” The taping took place over the course of a week in February 2015 and left an immediate revenue totaling $200,000 pesos for the area. The commercial was aired on network TV in the United States as well as social media, not only that owned by the brand but also the model’s and the destination’s.

Invictus Award (2015)

Invictus, the famous extreme sports reality show with a cause sponsored by French perfumer Paco Rabanne, chose the Riviera Nayarit and its marvelous natural scenery to tape some of the scenes for its second season back in March 2015. The competitors, who hailed from 10 different countries, performed their aquatic activities in Punta de Mita and the Islas Marietas to promote the destination as the ideal location for sports and adventure tourism. Ex-rugby-player-turned-model Nick Youngquest was featured as the image of Invictus perfume as well as the reality show.

Corona Extra Commercial (2014)

Corona Extra launched its Someplace Else project in the summer of 2014, an itinerant artists’ residence that included musician and surf star Ozzie Wright; Puerto Rican professional surfer Dylan Graves; Palestine-Filipino singer and musician Hanni El Khatib; Australian actress Rose Ashton; graphic artist Jeff Canham; and expert skateboarder and athlete Andrew Brody. The group embarked on a road trip that spanned the coast of Nayarit and lived a “Mexican adventure” aboard a bus for 7 days and 7 nights, which was taped and turned into a short film by Riley Blakeway.

Buick Commercial (2014)

Buick Mexico created an advertising campaign called “Re-Discover Mexico” to showcase its vehicles in spectacular settings: the first phase included San Blas and other areas of the Riviera Nayarit including La Tovara, the Las Islitas beach, Isla de Mexcaltitán, Islas Marietas and Punta de Mita. They taped four capsules: two in Tepic—Nayarit culture and nightlife—, and two in San Blas with ecotourism guide Francisco García, with an additional capsule on gastronomy featuring prestigious chef, Betty Vázquez.

Carlos Santana Video (2013)

The Riviera Nayarit was chosen as the location for the Carlos Santana album “Corazón—Live from Mexico—Live it to believe it,” as part of the “Live it to believe it” campaign spearheaded by the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB). The album included a live concert as well as a series of videos interviews with different singers taped on location in this tourism destination. Singer Lila Downs was taped in the incomparable San Pancho, both on the beach and in town. Colombian Juanes used the Imanta hotel as the backdrop for his tapings, and Sayulita was the stage for talented Colombians Choc Quib Town, winners of a Latin Grammy.

Limitless (2011)

This action thriller follows an author who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain capacity. The stars of the film are Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, directed by Neil Burger. There are scenes at the Islas Marietas and an impressive villa in Punta de Mita, Casa China Blanca, among other takes of the region. The movie debuted in March 2011 in 2,756 US cinemas, raking in $79 million just in the United States. It grossed over $161 million internationally in box office receipts.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua is another big production that chose the Riviera Nayarit as its location. In the movie viewers will see scenes filmed in the Magical Town of Sayulita. The Walt Disney Pictures production debuted on October 3, 2008 and tells the story of a Chihuahua named Chloe, who is originally from Beverly Hills. While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe gets lost and needs help returning home.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

“Spanish Autumn” In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Four top Spanish media dedicated their Tourism and Lifestyle sections to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

Four journalists from top Spanish media visited the destination between October 28 and November 4 to gather information for a special article that will then be included in the Tourism and Lifestyle sections of their respective magazines and newspapers.

The press trip was named Spanish-Autumn and included the participation of Juan Ramón López from the magazine Semana; Mario Suárez of Shopping & Style; Pablo León of El País Semanal; and Jesús Huarte of Ronda Iberia, invited by Ángel Amador of the Acción y Comunicación public relations firm in Spain.

The journalists experienced much of the luxury offer available in Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita, where they enjoyed the hospitality of Dreams Villa Magna, a AAA Four-Diamond property ideal for family, as well as the “W Experience” at the W Punta de Mita, a brand aligned with the growing LGBT segment.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Riviera Nayarit Hotel A Standout At The Trivago Awards

  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is on the list of the top 5-star hotels.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located in the Riviera Nayarit, has been included on the list of winning establishments for the 2018 Mexico Trivago Awards published by hotel search engine The hotel placed seventh in the 5-Star Hotel category.

Punta de Mita’s hotels and resorts are ranked among the most exclusive and luxurious beach properties on an international scale, and this is where The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, stands out.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Volaris Kicks Off New Direct Flight From Los Angeles To PVR-Riviera Nayarit

  • This new route represents over 5,500 new seats for the region within its 10-month time frame; the flight is available now with a low special fare of $99 USD to celebrate its opening.

Mexican airline Volaris began new weekly direct service between Los Angeles, California, and the International “Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” Airport shared by Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit this past Friday, November 17.

The Airbus A-319 landed on a hot, sunny day with authorities and tourism executives from Nayarit and Jalisco on hand to welcome all 144 passengers with mariachi music, signature cocktails and the typical warmth of the Mexican people.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

#FGI23 Ends With The Traditional Polo Brunch In The Riviera Nayarit

  • San Pancho’s La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club extends an invitation to enjoy a gourmet experience surrounded by lush greenery, live music and equestrian glamour.

The RivieraNayarit is home to a spectacular place that has been quietly positioning itself as one of the favorite spots for visitors to the region: La Patrona Polo &Equestrian Club, located in the charming town of San Pancho.

Located within the complex, the Tierra Tropical Culinary and Cultural Center is hosting the 23rd International Gourmet Festival, during which the long-awaited Gourmet Polo Brunch will be held next Sunday, November 19, featuring the culinary creations of Chef Gerardo Vazquez Lugo.

This renowned Mexican chef is passionate about artisanal Mexican cooking and will present a unique contemporary proposal—aromatic, flavorful and colorful—that will complement an exceptional Sunday full of Mexican culinary arts and traditions.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Enjoy A Great Weekend In The Riviera Nayarit!

  • The hotel chains in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure are launching promotions including monthly payments with no interest and discounts of up to 60% for this initiative.

For this Buen Fin, or Great Weekend, promotion associated hotels in the Riviera Nayarit are pulling out all the stops and are launching specials with a November 17-20 booking window including monthly payments with no interest and discounts that range from 14% to 60%.

There are 15 participating hotels—most of them located in Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos, with the rest in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita and Bucerias. This promo takes place every year by initiative of the private sector and the Federal Government with the intent of reactivating the economy.

The promotional campaign will be handled by the Marketing desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) together with the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and is supported by the Nayarit State Government through the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur), so tourists and locals can enjoy quality services at truly incredible prices.