Thursday, April 19, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Hotels Launch Special Promotion


  • These offers—good from April 19 through May 9, 2018—will help incentivize travelers to visit Mexico’s Pacific Treasure on the weekends and during low season.


Did you miss out on Easter and Holy Week vacation time, but you really want to go to the beach? Starting on Thursday, April 19 through May 9, 2018, you’ll be able to make it all happen thanks to the Riviera Nayarit Specials and the 31 hotels that will be participating.

The promotion is being launched by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) through its Marketing area, together with the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB); it’s directed as much towards the domestic market as it is to visitors from the United States and Canada.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Steals The Show At 2018 Mexico Tianguis Turístico


  • US company Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts announced the opening of two new hotels in the Riviera Nayarit during this premier tourism event taking place in Mazatlán, Sinaloa.


The Riviera Nayarit stole the show with its character and charm during its participation in the 43rd edition of the 2018 Mexico Tianguis Turístico, taking place in the port of Mazatlán in Sinaloa.

The presence of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure in this edition of the Tianguis Turístico presented an opportunity to generate business meetings and finalize marketing and sales strategies that will undoubtedly reinforce the promotion of the destination.

Open Invitation To The 19th Guayafest In The Heart Of The Riviera Nayarit


  • Over 300 Volkswagen vehicles—classic and modified—will converge on Rincón de Guayabitos for the great “bugfest” on April 21st and 22nd.


Rincón de Guayabitos, the Heart of the Riviera Nayarit, is preparing to welcome the 19th annual Guayafest on April 21st and 22nds. This “bugfest” par excellence is expecting over 300 Volkswagen vehicles from all over Mexico and the United States.

The event is organized by the TPC Bugs Club Tepic and every year attracts hundreds of families from different states around the country to indulge in their shared passion in one of the most traditional beach destinations in the region.

Monday, April 16, 2018

8th Riviera Nayarit Open Water “Nado Seguro” 5-3K Tournament


  • This year 800 swimmers are expected to participate—100 more than last year—as well as 56 competitors from the United States, Canada, and even Ireland.


Everything is set to go for next Saturday, April 21, 2018 for the 8th Open Water “Nado Seguro” 5-3K, which will take place at the Marina Riviera Nayarit Beach in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

This is a deep-water swim with categories ranging from children, youths, and master to professional and disabled swimmers in a circuit that encompasses 1,250 km within Banderas Bay’s safe, tranquil waters.

Riviera Nayarit To Host 6th World Meetings Forum 2018

A press conference was held during the celebration of the World Tourism Day this past Thursday at Vidanta.

  • The event will welcome over 500 people in the month of July, among them the cream of the crop of the meetings, incentives, conventions, and events (MICE) sector at the Grand Vidanta Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta.


The 6th World Meetings Forum 2108 (WMF), the main event in the meetings industry, will take place from July 17-19 in the Riviera Nayarit under the concept “Passion for meetings,” which speaks to the need for continual improvement within the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, and events) sector.

A press conference was held during the celebration of the World Tourism Day this past Thursday at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, the host hotel for the WMF, where they shared they are expecting more than 500 attendees, among them the top representatives of the meetings, incentives, conventions, and events (MICE) sector.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Nuevo Vallarta Among The Top 10 Favorite Travel Destinations


  • Trivago reveals traveler trends from March through May, average hotel rates and stays, as well as foreign visitors’ most common nationalities.


Beach destinations are still tops among national and international travelers, and the Riviera Nayarit’s Nuevo Vallarta is among the top 10 favorites on the list.

According to Trivago’s latest Mexico lodgings trend report from March-May2018 (including Holy Week), the Nuevo Vallarta area ranks in 8th place among the top vacation destinations and the second out of the three places where travelers spend more money per night, with an average room rate of $4,746 pesos. First place belonged to Cabo San Lucas with an average room rate of $5,335 pesos and Cancun came in third with an average rate of $1,480 pesos.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Riviera Nayarit At Restaurant Week 2018


  • The culinary festival has several surprises this year: there will be 59 participating restaurants, topping the number for 2012, when there were 45; it will run for an additional 10 days and there will be discounts of up to 50%.


The RivieraNayarit is once again participating in the Restaurant Week culinary festival organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group. Now in its 14th year it, this event will take place in May and has already broken its old participation record with 59 affiliated restaurants. The previous record was set back in 2012, with 45 participating restaurants.

Meanwhile, starting this year Restaurant Week will last 10 days more; it will begin as usual on May 15th but will continue through June 10th. This way tourist and locals will have more of an opportunity to enjoy the fantastic culinary variety of the destination.

Participating restaurants will offer innovated three-course prix fixe menus with three options each; the price does not include drinks or tips.

Exciting Finale At The 1st Pacific Polo Circuit


  • The Steta Cuadra-Destino Team took home the IV Jaguar-Riviera Nayarit Cup, which was played from April 5-8 at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club.


At the end of a very intense match the Steta Cuadro-Destino Polo Team was declared the winner of the IV Jaguar-Riviera Nayarit Cup as well as the best team on the 1st Pacific Polo Circuit, which ended this past April 8th at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Francisco, Nayarit.

This tournament also marks the end of the official polo season at La Patrona, which began in October 2017, though there will still be exhibition games held during the Sunday Polo Brunch for the rest of April.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Birdwatching Season In San Blas Comes To A Close With Excellent Stats

Riviera Nayarit offers exceptional conditions for birdwatching. (Francisco García photography).

  • Although this historic port is considered one of the top birdwatching destinations in North America, truth is all of the Riviera Nayarit offers exceptional conditions for this type of activity.


The Birdwatching Season in San Blas began last September 14, 2017 and came to a close with some excellent numbers: 454 registered bird species and the arrival of 113 watchers from nine different countries, among them the United Kingdom, one of the top destinations in the world for this type of activity.

These numbers are part of the statistics gathered by Mark Stackhouse, renowned ornithologist, tour guide, and professional birdwatcher, who has lived for the past few years in this coastal town of the Riviera Nayarit. Here he has developed his passion together with a well-trained group of birders.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The 4th Jaguar Cup Kicks Off In The Riviera Nayarit


  • La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club will be hosting this prestigious tournament from April 5-8, which includes four teams with a 5- to 7-goal handicap.


The 4th Jaguar Cup begins on Thursday, April 5th at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Francisco (San Pancho), marking the continuation of the destination’s effort to drive this equestrian activity as one of the luxury sports disciplines in the Riviera Nayarit.

This world-class event occurs within the framework of the 1st Pacific Polo Circuit, which began last week with the Copa Agua Alta in Careyes, Jalisco. Of note is the fact it marked the first time the La Patrona Polo Club team traveled to Careyes to participate in its Cup. Now it’s La Patrona’s turn to welcome three opposing teams seeking the trophy for best team on the Circuit.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

What To See And Do In The Riviera Nayarit: Punta Raza And Los Ayala


  • This promising tourism corridor stands out for its gorgeous blend of beach, jungle, and mountains with unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean.


The new tourism development of Punta Raza brings with it the rise of a beach corridor that will also include the nearby traditional micro-destination of Los Ayala in the municipality of Compostela. This will become an important focus of economic activity for the Riviera Nayarit.

This beautiful 2.7-km stretch of virgin beach is currently uninhabited. However, the completed project—covering 293 hectares—will include 8 hotels for a total of 1,400 rooms and an investment of approximately $80 million, just in its first phase. It will also have its own marina with 226 slips, beach clubs, spa, gym, tennis club, and areas for commerce and restaurants.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Ends Holy Week With Record Turnout

Sayulita Beach (Photo: Sayulita Surf Co.)

  • There was a notable increase registered this year versus 2017 both in hotel occupancy as well as revenue.


The Riviera Nayarit ended Holy Week with a formal hotel average occupancy of 93.02% and revenue of close to 48 million dollars. Its estimated there were 104,842 visitors over the Holy Week and Easter week holiday periods, which indicates an increase of 18.2% over that of 2017.

According to numbers from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB), daily occupancy in Bahía de Banderas fluctuated between Monday, March 26th through Sunday, April 1st, starting at 91.18% and ending at 90.24% on Sunday, with Friday, March 30th registering the highest percentage at 95.40%. The daily influx of tourists remained between 25,436 and 26,635 visitors.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April Will Be A Very Busy Month In The Riviera Nayarit


  • The Riviera Nayarit CVB supports sports competitions, congresses, and cultural activities as part of their promotional efforts.


The Riviera Nayarit constantly reasserts itself as an ideal destination for events thanks to the amount of high-caliber activities it hosts throughout the year. There are already seven confirmed for this month, among them several sports-related activities and, of course, cultural and culinary happenings, too.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) support these activities since they generate visitors and increase hotel occupancy with the arrival of groups that stay in hotels of all categories. This also contributes to the revenue spent in the different businesses around the city.

The CVB and the AHMBB help make this all possible with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

Monday, April 2, 2018

La Patrona-Riviera Nayarit Shines At The Agua Alta Careyes Cup


  • The success of the 1st Pacific Polo Circuit continues with the Agua Alta Careyes Cup and the Jaguar Cup in Jalisco and Nayarit, respectively. The tournament runs from March 23rd through April 8th.

The success of the 1st Pacific Polo Circuit continues with the Agua Alta Careyes Cup and the Jaguar Cup in Jalisco and Nayarit, respectively. The tournament runs from March 23rd through April 8th.

The Agua Alta Cup, taking place in Careyes from March 23rd to April 1st as part of the 1st Pacific Polo Circuit, is one of the most iconic polo events in Mexico. During this, its 19th year, it has opened up a panorama of opportunities for the teams, the players, and the attendees.

This is the first time a team from La Patrona – Riviera Nayarit participates in this Cup, and from the very start they have enjoyed numerous benefits and experiences.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

7 Activities To Enjoy In The Riviera Nayarit



  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is among the favorite destinations for domestic vacationers.

The Riviera Nayarit is a destination so versatile there’s no chance of getting bored. It offers quite a lot of treasure to be discovered little by little: history, culture, traditions, beautiful beaches, and places for ecotourism and adventure—all accompanied by a generous side of delicious gastronomy and unparalleled natural beauty.

Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is privileged thanks to its exceptional climate, which places it at the top of the list of favorite spots for excellent Holy Week and Easter vacations with your family or significant other.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Present At The Dallas Travel & Adventure Show


  • Travel agents and end consumers in Texas received updates on what’s new in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta with a program filled with activities.


The Riviera Nayarit continues on with a full calendar of tourism promotions for 2018. From March 17-18 the destination’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) traveled to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show, held every year in Dallas, Texas.

Over 13 thousand people flocked to this tourism event, seeking options for their Spring-Summer vacations, and that included a good number of travel agents who were very interested in the destination. The destination’s participation was conducted in association with the Mexico Tourism Board’s (MTB) Houston office, plus other destinations including Cancun, Cozumel, and Huatulco.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Auberge Resorts’ Susurros del Corazón (Whispers of the Heart) Arrives in the Riviera Nayarit


  • Romance, sea, and jungle all come together in one perfect retreat located on the Riviera Nayarit’s “Glamour Peninsula,” which continues attracting new and important investments.


Auberge Resorts Collection, the ultra-luxury international hotel chain, recently announced its third hotel in Mexico, set to open at the end of 2019 on none other than the Riviera Nayarit’s “Glamour Peninsula,” Punta de Mita.

The new resort’s name will be named Susurros del Corazón, or Whispers of the Heart, and is inspired by the rustic simplicity of Nayarit’s coastal villages. As its name indicates, it will be an exquisite and intentionally relaxed resort, located on a white sand beach surrounded by cliffs and tropical jungle.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Takes Center Stage In 5 European Countries


  • Finnish airline Finnair invited a group of journalists from Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia and Sweden to experience Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit and motivate their readers to visit the region during the next winter season.


A group of travel and tourism journalists from Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia, and Sweden visited the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region for a fam trip organized by Finnair, so their articles and postings would motivate travelers from those countries to come to this destination during the next winter season, given the success of the first flight from Helsinki, Finland, to the region.

The trip took place from March 11-18, during which time the journalists enjoyed a relaxing stay in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, where they visited the most iconic attractions based on an itinerary prepared for them by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust.

1st Pacific Polo Circuit In The Riviera Nayarit


  • This competition, created to consolidate polo at the highest level, will take place from March 24th through April 8th in two top clubs on the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco.


The 1st Pacific Polo Circuit will take place from March 24rd to April 8th. Endorsed by the Mexican Polo Federation it brings together two world-class venues on the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco on two different dates.

During a press conference the organizers announced the competition seeks to consolidate the region’s polo at the highest level with the participation of two clubs: La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club & Costa Careyes Polo Club, which, thanks to their infrastructure and tradition are the gold standard in Mexico.

Friday, March 23, 2018

5 Beaches To Discover For Easter In Riviera Nayarit



The holidays are fast approaching and it’s never an easy thing to choose a spot. The beaches are a favorite getaway for Mexicans during Holy Week, which is why we want to recommend Mexico’s Pacific Treasure: a marvelous place where you can enjoy much more than just some R&R on the beach.

Apart from the very popular beaches like the ones at Sayulita or Rincón de Guayabitos—where at times it’s hard to find a place to lay your towel—there are several lesser-known but very charming villages with nearly-virgin beaches that await the nature-loving traveler seeking to get away from the madding crowd.

Below please find a list of 5 beaches in the Riviera Nayarit you should take a look at during Holy Week: