Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joint Promotion Updates The Sultana Of The North

  • The current diversification of strategies—including presentations by the destinations and their hotels during the ARLAM fair plus training workshops for Magnicharters and meeting planners—resulted in 500 newly updated sales, travel and reservation agents in Monterrey.

The promotional campaigns coordinated by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) took place in Monterrey, the Sultana of the North, from May 12th through the 15th of the current year.

Different events were set in motion in the City of Mountains with the purpose of continuing to increase the number of tourists from that region, which is the third largest metropolitan area in Mexico and among the top 10 cities of origin for tourism to the bay.

Monday, May 25, 2015

2nd Annual Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race

  • Approximately 300 national participants will join this competition, which starts at the beach and heads up the mountain in Punta de Mita.
The Jalisco Mountain Bike Sports League (Liga Deportiva de Ciclismo de Montaña Jalisco) and the Club Velo Bike—with the support of the Riviera Nayarit CVB’s Groups and Events department—invite riders to the 2nd Annual Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race in Punta de Mita on Saturday, May 30th.

“This mountain biking event will be quite sui generis, as it will start at the beach: we’ll take off from the sand and head out through an area the Litibú Golf Course opened up for us, then up the mountain through the village of Higuera Blanca,” explained Belín Villasante, a member of the Organizing Committee.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Celebrities And Playa Del Amor Cause A Stir In The International Press

  • The members two North American press trips that visited the destination took back ample information from their tour, during which they happened to bump into Kourtney Kardashian, marveled at the Islas Marietas and enjoyed the SUP & Paddleboard World Championship.

The work of the Public Relations department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Office has reaped quite a few benefits thanks to international press FAM trips, the StandUp Paddle & Paddleboard World Championship, celebrity visits to the destination and the many attractions it holds.

During the first two weeks of the month the destination hosted a Romance FAM trip for Canadian and US press and the North American Travel Journalist Association’s (NATJA) Riviera Nayarit Post Tour; Kourtney Kardashian and her husband were spotted here, as was Charlotte Ross.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence Let Her Hair Down In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula continues to position itself as home to Punta Mita, the most exclusive development in Mexico; the celebrity stayed at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Top trending celebrities continue to choose the Riviera Nayarit as their favorite vacation hotspot. Most recently it was Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence who chose Mexico’s Pacific Treasure to enjoy a weekend accompanied by her friends.

The star of The Hunger Games saga enjoyed a few days of fun in the sun—she even took in some underwater fishing with Spearmex in the waters surrounding Punta de Mita. According to what she published on social media the purpose of the trip was to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

6th Annual Wind Festival In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The most important kitesurfe event in Mexico and the second most important in the Americas is back with 200 domestic and international competitors.

The 6th Annual Wind Festival (Festival del Viento) is headed back to Bucerías, the Riviera Nayarit’s Wind Capital. Backed by the Mexican Kitesurf Association (AMK, by its acronym in Spanish) and with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Groups and Events department, the event will take place from May 22nd through the 24th.

The competition includes Downwind and Course Racing (with a Long Distance Regatta and a Slalom Regatta), as well as Freestyle and Big Air events. It runs from noon to 7 p.m. for the three days; participant categories range from 15-and-under juniors to masters 45 years and up.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit Launches Its Pre-Summer Season Offers

  • Over 20 of the Destination’s hotels are offering amazing discounts of up to 55% off, free stays for kids, free nights and other amenities to appeal to every kind of traveler. For details click: http://www.rivieranayarit.com/seasonal_deals

The Pre-Summer Season Offers are ready to go starting Tuesday, May 19th and will continue through the end of June of this year in a clear effort to boost visitor numbers during what’s considered to be the low season.

These Seasonal Offers are a continuation of the promotions that have been and will continue to be offered by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Marketing Department in combination with the Destination’s hotels.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mexico 6th In The World In SUP & Paddleboard

  • Mexico was well represented by the Sayulita crew, with Javier “Bicho” Jiménez winning Silver in Racing Distance and Felipe “Bodoque” Hernández getting Bronze in SUP Surfing; the Team USA won the World Championship and broke Team Australia’s winning streak—they’re now in second place.

The 4th ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championship in Sayulita has ended. Mexico reaffirmed its place among the best in the world by taking 6th place by team, while Sayulita hosted the event in high style.

Though the desire to be on the winner’s podium is strong, the fact is the Mexican team is very young, which in turn means they have an incredible potential of taking a spot on that stand once again in upcoming events. Half of the team have placed in the top 5 worldwide, but the other half is just beginning to compete on a professional level.

Monday, May 18, 2015

3rd Save The Sea Turtles Drawing Contest

  • The invitation is open for children ages 6 through 12 from all over Mexico to send in their drawings and participate in this free contest, which seeks to raise awareness about the plight of the sea turtles. The deadline is June 12, 2015.

The Grupo Ecologista de Nayarit has extended an invitation to its 3rd Save the Sea Turtles Drawing Contest based in the Riviera Nayarit, which seeks to raise awareness among children about this endangered species and the need to preserve it.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Groups and Events department is actively hosting this event because of its importance in creating a collective consciousness among the younger generations, something that is key for the destination and its natural environment.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The World’s Spotlight Shines On Family Travel To The Riviera Nayarit

  • The early results of the 2015 TMS Family Travel Summit have already generated 57 million positive impressions for the destination via social media, positioning #TMSRivieraNayarit on Twitter’s trending topics at the conclusion of the opening day activities for the first time.

The destination’s Family Tourism attractions were placed on the world stage after the first TMS Family Travel Summit ever to be held outside the United States took place in the Riviera Nayarit this past April.

Upon its conclusion, the brand and its services had already garnered over 57 million positive impressions on the web via the social media accounts worked by the hosts, speakers, sponsors, journalists and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

“As early as the first day #TMSRivieraNayarit was trending on Twitter in fourth place,” commented Joanne Vero, one of the main organizers of the event. “In earlier years this hadn’t happened until after the third day of the event.”

Friday, May 15, 2015

Agents From Chile And Argentina Experience The Region

  • A group of 12 travel agents from Chile visited the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta from May 7-11; a second group, this time from Argentina, will arrive on the 19th and stay through the 24th of May.

Travel agents from Chile and Argentina are next on the agenda as part of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust’s (Fidetur) continuous promotional work in these emerging South American markets.

The purpose of the visits was to allow the agents to fully experience the top attractions in each of the destinations in order to enhance their sales tools. They were provided with content and information that highlighted the best of a region that offers a rich variety of options for every taste.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Admirable Cleaning Effort At The Islas Marietas

  • Ten boats carrying 50 volunteers gathered over 30 bags of trash and even a tractor-trailer tire; there must be more awareness of the fact that trash generated in the city ends up in the sea.

The first official Beach Cleanup Network event for the Islas Marietas brought to light several topics worthy of further analysis, in particular the need for more public awareness regarding waste management. It also highlighted the commendable work of those who volunteered for the cleanup project.

Contrary to how it may appear, the vast majority of the trash is not left behind by the tourists who visit the National Park, in spite of the increase in visits thanks to the promotion of Playa del Amor. The trash arrives at the Islas Marietas courtesy of the area’s communities.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Colombian Celebrity Visits The Riviera Nayarit And Puerto Vallarta

  • TV host, “Pirry,” and his girlfriend’s visit was recorded by Revista 15 Minutos, where it has already been published on the cover and in a lengthy photo spread on the inside pages, giving the destinations ample exposure before the millions of Colombians that follow him on his social media accounts and the thousands that read the popular magazine.

The public relations departments of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) organized a trip for a Colombian celebrity and a well-regarded magazine in order to position the destinations in this coffee-producing country.

The celebrity in question is Guillermo Prieto La Rotta, better known as “Pirry,” who is a well-known journalist and host for his own TV show on RCN Televisión, “Especiales Pirry,” his platform for interviews and feature stories.

Together with his girlfriend, model Juliana Dinas, the famous “Pirry” toured the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, their every step shadowed by the crew of Revista 15 Minutos, which already published the story on their May cover. The magazine has a print run of 500 thousand issues.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Promotions In Houston And Dallas To Reinforce Summer Flights

  • The team visited 120 travel agencies in Houston and Dallas where they updated around 240 travel agents; they also held seminars in both cities, which were attended by another 140 travel agencies.

The promotions departments of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) visited travel agencies and held two seminars in Texas in order to promote the summer flights to this region of Mexico. 

Wholesaler Funjet Vacations will operate new flights during the 2015 summer season from Dallas and Houston, so updating the 260 travel agencies in those cities was very important.

The Director of the Houston office of the Mexico Tourism Board, Patricia Hernández, was present at the seminars.

Monday, May 11, 2015


After a great Opening Ceremony, the competition was officially inaugurated yesterday, Sunday, May 10, with the attendance of 27 countries, local dignitaries, officials and hundreds of enthusiastic locals.

Competition starts today with:

Men's SUP Surfing Main Event 1
Women's SUP Surfing Main Event 1
Men's SUP Surfing Main Event 2
Women's SUP Surfing Main Event 2

Info from: ISA Surfing

Luxury Events Receive Ample Coverage In The Media

  • The coverage given by the national and international press that assisted the Beach Polo Tournament and the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic garnered approximately 4 million positive impressions for the Riviera Nayarit.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Public Relations department organized FAM trips for the international and domestic press to target the Beach Polo Tournament and the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.

By taking into consideration the sum total of all the unique monthly visitors, the circulation stats and the social media followers of the specialized media invited to the Riviera Nayarit to cover these luxury events, the department calculates the events received approximately 4 million media impressions.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit And Puerto Vallarta In The Limelight At GTM West

  • Both destinations were present at this event organized by Travel Weekly and Travel Age West, where they interacted with 60 of the top-selling travel agencies in North America, continuing to consolidate the region’s tourism recuperation.

The Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) recently took place in Tucson, Arizona, where the most influential travel agencies in the western U.S. met with tourism providers including the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) showcased the best of the destinations’ high quality tourism services and their wonderful diversity in every category within this interactive platform.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Islas Marietas Join The Beach Cleanup Network

  • Approximately 50 tourism service providers from Punta Mita will participate in this activity before and after the most popular vacation days; on another note, the American School joins Bucerías.

The twelfth edition of the Beach Cleanup Network organized by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in collaboration with civil associations and private businesses now includes the destination’s iconic Islas Marietas National Park.

The Coral del Risco Tourism Services Coop, Punta Mita Adventures and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita are sending a group of about 50 people aboard several boats to perform the cleanup of the Islas Marietas.

The date set for this upcoming environmental awareness event will be May 9th; however, the cleanup of the Islas Marietas will take place on Monday, May 11th starting at 3 p.m., once the weekend activities are over.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kid-Friendly Riviera Nayarit!

The end of the school year is fast approaching… Are you ready for summer vacation? If you’re looking for a place with something new to do for kids of all ages (yes, including teens!) then the Riviera Nayarit is the place to go. Accommodations run the gamut, from all-inclusive hotels with kids’ camps that promise to keep your little ones occupied all day with beach games, pool games, arts and crafts, and more—giving you some much needed down time for yourself—to sprawling top-notch resorts, boutique hotels and staffed oceanfront villas with private pools you can rent out for a week or more. 

And when the question of what to do comes up, you’ll have a list in hand that includes visits to turtle camps for an up close and personal look at nature; dolphin swims where learning is all about fun; surfing or SUP classes in the gentle beginner waves of our Pacific Coast; sailing around the bay; giant water parks or that wonderful classic stand-by: a perfect sandy beach. Little palates can get as adventurous as they want with the fantastic cuisine of the Riviera Nayarit (you’ll more than enjoy it, too!), but rest assured most restaurants know simpler is better when it comes to kids.

So are you ready for summer vacation? If you’re answer is “Yes! We’re going to the Riviera Nayarit!” then—as the kids would say—you’ve made the best choice EVERRRRRR!


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11th Restaurant Week In The Riviera Nayarit And Puerto Vallarta

  • 35 restaurants along the coastline that extends through both destinations—including six new participants—will be presenting the best of the region’s gastronomy with special menus and pricing for 17 days.

The 11th Restaurant Week is all set to delight palates from May 15-31, 2015. This culinary event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group in collaboration with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its Groups and Events department, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) and the Bay Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit magazine.  

The event with the tagline “The Restaurant Event That Pampers Your Palate,” was announced during a press conference. There will be 35 regional restaurants participating, six of which are doing so for the first time. The other 27 have been part of the event for at least two previous editions.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Plenty Of Reasons To Visit The Riviera Nayarit In June

Every month the Groups and Events department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau works to offer a variety of activities to enjoy in the destination. Below please find a list of events for the month of June that will surely tempt you to come for a visit.