Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Riviera Nayarit To Host Mundo Golf Tour Grand Finale

  • The prizes for a Hole in One at Holes 3, 5, and 7 include a Raymond Weil watch valued at $80 thousand pesos, $400 thousand pesos in cash and a golf cart, respectively, as well as other prizes at four holes for Oh Yes’s.

The grand finale of the Mundo Golf Tour 2016/17 will be held in the Riviera Nayarit next Saturday, May 27, 2017. The starting shot will be fired at 9 a.m. sharp across the newest golf course in Mexico: Vidanta Golf Nuevo Vallarta, designed by none other than Greg Norman.

Once again, Grupo Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta will be one of the stops for this prestigious international tournament that plays 18 holes under the A-Go-Go format, with teams made up of four players with handicaps ranging from 0 to 28 (HCP). There will be a single category where both ladies and gentlemen can participate equally.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10 Fabulous Spots For Relaxation In The Riviera Nayarit

One of the fundamental elements of a good vacation is rest and relaxation. When in search of the ultimate R&R, some of the best components are silence, aromatherapy and massage—meaning a spa is the ideal spot to satisfy that very important need. In this newsletter the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends some of best places where that R&R is guaranteed. 

Spa by Pevonia® at Dreams Villamagna  
Enjoy and re-energize your senses with a day at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia® in Nuevo Vallarta. In this enormous facility you’ll find a la carte treatment options that encompass everything from the traditional to the sublime and exotic using local plants and fruits rich in nutrients.  

Wellness Center at Haramara Retreat 
This hotel is known for its comprehensive holistic service, where body, mind and soul unite via experiences in the jungle and the waters of Sayulita. They offer yoga and meditation year round, as well as a selection of rejuvenating massages and wellness therapies. 

Makawé Spa at Grand Sirenis Matlali
Makawé (the name means “owner of the stars and water” in Wixárika, or Huichol) sits at the top of a mountain at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle with a beautiful view of Banderas Bay. This spa is inspired in the four elements, which will tempt you to go back to your beginnings and be reborn. 

Away Spa at W Hotel
The 4,000 square foot AWAY Spa is a journey into the meandering path that brings you to the Relaxation Deck which features intricate cutouts in the wood to accommodate for the roots of surrounding guardian fig trees. Woven Huichol ‘Ojo de Dios’ (meaning God’s eye) are found on the trees that tower over the space. Pools beside a natural spring offer different treatments such as hydrotherapy with varied temperatures and pressures.  

Tatewari Spa at Villa La Estancia 
This spa, located in the Flamingos area, applies a holistic approach with hydrotherapy, including relaxing Jacuzzis, refreshing cold-water pools, a sauna, steam baths and Vichy showers. It’s one of the best-known spas for its signature rituals: New Moon, Crescent Moon, Two Moons and the Tau Ritual. Indulge in its Caviar and Pearls or Granada and Tequila facials, its Mayan Mud Massage or any of the other wonderful treatments. 

Rock Spa® at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta 
It’s not easy being a rock star but the Hard Rock Hotel knows how to treat you like one. When you visit their resort in Nuevo Vallarta you can enjoy a couple’s massage with a view of the Pacific Ocean, facials, body treatments and much more. 

Mélange World Spa at Marival Residences
To truly enjoy a spectacular spa vacation experience with global treatments culled from Italy, Japan, Turkey, Bali, India, Thailand, Russia, the United States and Mexico all you have to do is head to the Mélange World Spa in Nuevo Vallarta. Also, the Marival Spa at the Marival Resort offers hot stone treatments, Temaztac mud wraps and lymphatic drainage massage.

The exclusive Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Health, harmony and wellness are the essential elements of the Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Its rituals were created with the intention of helping clients transform completely though natural treatments borrowed from Mexico’s ancient cultures. Its Signature Spa offers 20 cabins and over 30 different services. 

Brio and Spatium at Grupo Vidanta 
Brio Spa is located in the Gran Mayan Nuevo Vallarta, a luxurious space offering massages, facials and wellness treatments for your body, as well as Yoga classes, sauna, Jacuzzis and a cold-water pool. The Spatium Spa, at the Grand Luxxe, is another world-class venue designed for maximum peace and tranquility, with both private cabins and outdoor tables under its own private palapa. 

Apuane and Reméde in Punta Mita 
There are two hotels with high-end spas on the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula. The Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons makes the most of nutrient-rich local plants, mineral waters with curative powers and signature Hakali massages to clean, relax and rejuvenate the skin. You can also enjoy Tai Chi and Yoga in the Zen Garden. The Reméde Spa at St. Regis has a good number of cabins and spa facilities spread out over 10 thousand square feet of space. Reméde Spa specializes in spa vacations for couples. 

First-Ever RHA Festival Debuts In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Green Velvet and Claptone headline the list of the more than 15 DJs from around the world who will spin their house music at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

The first-ever RHA Festival debuts in the Riviera Nayarit from June 30-July 1, 2017 with some of the top exponents of electronic house music who will spin their best beats in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

“This is the first time this festival is being held anywhere in the world,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The organizers picked the Riviera Nayarit because we have everything they needed and it’s the trendiest destination in Mexico.”

Pre-Summer Promos Have Arrived In The Riviera Nayarit!

  • These include discounts of up to 56%, no-interest payments for up to 3, 6 or 12 months, up to two kids free or 50% off children under 12, and many other amenities on a complimentary basis.

Pre-Summer Promos have already begun in the Riviera Nayarit, meaning visitors will find special pricing across the destination from now until June 14, thanks to a collaboration between associated hotels and the Marketing Department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

“I see some very attractive special pricing going on with the luxury properties since we’re not in high season,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB. “By holding these promotions our visitors will have a better opportunity to enjoy our high-end resorts at excellent rates.”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Embark On A Magical Family Vacation Under The Riviera Nayarit Sun


Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – May 16, 2017 – Create lasting memories with an unforgettable getaway to Riviera Nayarit that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. The destination’s 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline are filled with fun, meaningful and cultural experiences for parents and children alike. With lots of kid-friendly activities, a wide range of accommodations and deliciously authentic cuisine, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure offers families a vacation that everyone will always remember.

Please find family-friendly options to stay, eat and play in Riviera Nayarit below:


Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita gives families a very special welcome all year round. Parents can take advantage of having their kids stay for free when they book a room at the resort (either two kids under 18 years old, or three kids under 12). They provide amenities such as milk and cookies upon arrival, child-size bath robes and a complimentary baby care basket. Their services include child-proofing a room to keep little ones safe, and babysitting in case mom and dad want some ‘alone time’ during their trip.

A stay at  Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit this summer will offer families pure bliss with their all-inclusive vacation package which includes meals, Kids Club activities and access to non-motorized water sports. The package also includes complimentary tours and a spa credit to help them relax after a long day of exploring!

Family traditions at St Regis Punta de Mita Resort are one-of-a-kind. The resort’s La Tortuga Children's Club offers children ages 5-12 access to a Children’s Spa, treasure hunts and painting lessons during their stay. Take advantage of their current Sunsational Savings to get a complimentary 4th night when booking and staying through October 31, 2017.


Take the kids for a visit to the Candy Cooperative, located between San Pancho and Chacala. Local farmers make fresh candies from tropical fruits such as tamarind, coconut, bananas and jackfruit that are displayed in a colorful, open-air roadside market.

In Sayulita, Chocobanana has become known as “the heart of Sayulita” and is a must try for families visiting the destination. While parents enjoy a cup of the restaurant’s freshly ground coffee, kids can get a taste of their famous and delectable chocolate dipped bananas.

The kids will love eating right on the beach at El Chivero Restaurant & Bar in Bucerias. This family run restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican dishes, such as Chiles Rellenos, and has live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children can play in the sand while their parents enjoy a refreshing margarita. Head over in the evening for dinner with a beautiful sunset view!


Adventure seeking families can experience Riviera Nayarit’s Marietas Islands on one of the many tours available through Punta Mita Adventures. Kids will enjoy swimming with dolphins, taking a surf or stand-up paddleboard lesson, watching for humpback whales (December through April) or snorkeling encounters with over 100 species of fish and many other magnificent sea creatures.

Volunteer at the Platanitos Turtle Camp at Playa Las Torugas for an experience the whole family will cherish forever. If visiting during the late summer months, travelers will be able to help conservationists during turtle nesting season to ensure shelter and protection of the recently laid eggs. Travelers visiting during November and December can catch the awe-inspiring sight of baby turtles being released into the sea. Plus, volunteers may also receive a discount if staying at one of their villas.

Experience and learn about the indigenous Huichol tribes at Tawexikta Lugar Del Sol. Take the kids on an off the beaten path motorboat ride to the village to witness ritual dances and taste traditional meals prepared by the tribe. You can also purchase intricate artisan souvenirs like beaded masks and necklaces made by the Huichol women.

The kids will be able to experience fun in the water in a whole new way with Wibit Mex, an inflatable waterpark right on the shore in Bucerias! Inspired by LEGO®, this floating paradise is the perfect ride for both the young in age and young at heart. Enter through Breakers Beach Club Restaurant and Bar, where you can ask for locals and groups promotions.

For more information on Riviera Nayarit, visit www.rivieranayarit.com.


About Riviera Nayarit                   
In 2017, Riviera Nayarit is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the premier destination of Mexico. Renowned for its matchless luxury and protected natural wonders, Riviera Nayarit stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just ten minutes north of the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), this region within the State of Nayarit includes the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic village of San Blas, exclusive celebrity hideout Punta Mita, “boho-chic” surfing haven Sayulita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and the spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit dazzles guests from all over the globe with activities such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle releases, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine and artwork from the native Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satiates 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 2017, National Geographic named Playa del Amor one of the top 21 beaches in the world, Forbes selected Riviera Nayarit as one of the top destinations of the year, and Flight Network ranked Riviera Nayarit the fourth of 22 best luxury honeymoon destinations in the world. Showcasing the high caliber of Riviera Nayarit’s accommodations and restaurants, the destination is home to a total of four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels, one AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants, 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants.

For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit. Check out #RivieraNayarit10 throughout the year for special anniversary deals and information.  
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

San Diego Press Fascinated By The Riviera Nayarit

  • Journalists from the San Diego Union Tribune visited some of the destination’s main capitals to take back to their readers in California the region’s latest and most attractive information.

The Public Relations desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) put together a press trip with staff from the San Diego Union Tribune, all of who promptly fell in love with the destination.

Their trip took place during the Cuisine of the Sun event at Villa La Estancia, which they covered, enjoying the gastronomy and its Tatewari Spa. During the culinary festival they also had the opportunity to interview Chef Betty Vázquez, Culinary Ambassador for the Riviera Nayarit.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Women’s fashion designs are inspired in Sayulita

  • Bathing suits, beachwear, day and evening dresses and huarache sandals inspired by the Magical Town and Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.

Sayulita has been all over the international media in the past few years, to the point that it has inspired quite a few designs in the fashion arena. Bikinis, beachwear, day and evening dresses and huaraches (sandals) are just a few of the products that have recently been announced online.

Designer Tori Praver and her homonymous bikini line launched two new one-piece suits, great for hitting the waves in the Riviera Nayarit’s Capital of Surf.

Top 10 Environmental Achievements In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is fully committed to the new era of Sustainable Tourism with its excellent environmental and ecological practices, and the pursuit of domestic and international certifications that endorse the destination. There are several businesses that hold the Distintivo S, a special accreditation that distinguishes them for having obtained other certifications such as EarthCheck, Rainforest Alliance or Empresa Turística Limpia (Clean Tourism Company), but there are other ways to claim this distinction, as in the case of Villa Varadero.

10.- Organización Internacional de Turismo’s (International Tourism Organization, or OIT) Green Practices
The Green Practices implemented by the OIT include among other things the modification of production processes and the training of employees to reduce negative impacts on the environment. Hotels in the Riviera Nayarit that follow these practices are: Villa Varadero, Decameron, Grupo Marival, Villa Group, Bahía del Sol, Cactus Inn, Mar y Sol, Hotelito Los Sueños and Hotel Villa Amor.

9.- Rainforest Alliance Certified™
This international non-governmental organization has worked for 30 years to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Dreams Villamagna is the destination’s Rainforest Alliance Certified™ property.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Imanta, The Riviera Nayarit’s Relais & Châteaux

  • There are only five Relais & Châteaux properties in all of Mexico; there are approximately 500 in the entire world.

Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita is the only Relais & Châteaux property in the Riviera Nayarit. It has but 12 villa suites on an expansive property that takes up 247 acres (100 hectares) within the natural preserve of Sierra del Valleja in the town of Higuera Blanca.

“We’ve been with Relais & Châteaux for three years out of the nearly seven with the property,” said Cristóbal González, Operations Manager for Imanta. “The challenge has been to keep up with the very high standards they require and satisfy all of our guests; it’s not always easy, but our team has welcomed the challenge and we’re happy with the results of having this Relais & Châteaux alliance now and in the future.”

It’s not easy to define Imanta. If you look at it in the abstract it’s like a beautiful woman who must be treated delicately. It is definitely not a run-of-the-mill resort; it’s an organic property with an ecological architecture wherein the elements of origin still remain.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Joint Promotional Tour Hits Canada

  • Over 1,200 Canadian travel agents were updated during the Sunwing Vacations and Westjet Vacations events; the team also participated in the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s independence.

The Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit Joint Promotional Campaign undertook a series of intense activities in different Canadian cities and provinces during the last week in April and the first week in May 2017.

Canadian wholesaler Sunwing Vacations’ trade shows took place on April 25-26 in Hamilton and Toronto, both cities in the Ontario province, where over 500 travel agents showed up to receive updates on the company’s new offerings as well as news from the participating destinations.

Monday, May 8, 2017

6th Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament

  • The first three places in the tournament’s Open Category will take home cash prizes; the children with the best catches will receive gifts from sponsors.

The 6th Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament has been announced for Sunday, May 21, 2017, and will take place in the area around the mouth of the Ameca River. This shore fishing with lure tournament has a registration cost of $100 pesos per participant in the Open Category, which includes people 12 years of age and older.

It’s a tradition that registered adults can enter one child for free in the children’s category, which ranges from 5 to 11 years of age, but in order to increase participation this year all children within that age range can compete for free, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

13th Annual Restaurant Week Is Ready To Roll In Puerto Vallarta And The Riviera Nayarit

  • Menu prices this year will be $269 pesos and $399 pesos, which represents up to a 50% savings over regular menu prices for some of the participating restaurants.

Forty-two prestigious local restaurants will offer their most exclusive dishes from May 15-31, 2017 in order to continue promoting and highlighting the fantastic variety of ingredients and flavors that distinguish our destination’s gastronomy.

For 17 days straight, 42 eateries in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit will participate in the 13th annual Restaurant Week much to the delight of tourists and locals, who will have the opportunity to enjoy special three-course menus at a reduced price.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Catherine Bell Thoroughly Enjoyed The Riviera Nayarit

  • The British actress and model fell in love with Punta Mita, the Glamour Peninsula of the Riviera Nayarit, after her vacation; several beautiful models and influencers also enjoyed the destination.

Catherine Bell enjoyed some absolutely lovely days this week during her stay at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, located in the Mexican Pacific’s Glamour Peninsula. She had already alluded to her vacation in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure even before her arrival and, thanks to her comments on social media, there’s no doubt all of her expectations were met, if not exceeded.

She expressed her gratitude for being treated like royalty at the Four Seasons and the Riviera Nayarit, and loved her visit to the Islas Marietas, not to mention the gastronomy, nature and the hallmark luxury of the region—so much so that she promised to return.

Can't wait!!!! Excited to see my kids but so sad I had to leave that paradise!!” she wrote on Twitter, just a few hours before she left.

Mother’s Day Promos In The Riviera Nayarit

  • These include discounts of up to 55%, no-interest payments for up to 12 months, up to three kids free or 50% off children under 12, a family photo album, tours, tennis clinics and many other amenities on a complimentary basis.

The Marketing Office of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Nayarit coastal hotels associated with this entity have launched their Mother’s Day Promotions. These start on May 4th and extend through May 16th, looking to pamper those who are always taking care of everyone else in the home.

“These offers are focused on the moms, but they’re also great for the school holidays that Mexico celebrates during the month of May, not to mention the Memorial Day weekend celebrated in the United States and Canada,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Riviera Nayarit Has Great Events Lined Up For June 2017

  • Celebrations include Navy Day, the Guayabitos Motofiesta, the festival surrounding the commemoration of the Batalla de Santos in Mexcaltitán, the RHA Festival and the 57th Annual San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Groups and Events Department recently announced the list of events on the Destination’s calendar for June, which will take place in different locations along the coast of the beautiful state of Nayarit.

Navy Day (June 1)
A grand military parade will take over the historic Puerto de San Blas, Rincón de Guayabitos and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle by land and by sea, in order to commemorate the armed forces that protect and serve the Mexican nation.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Successful California Tour Comes To An End

  • Over 150 travel agents in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and San Francisco received updates on everything new going on in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) recently completed their successful California tour that took place from April 24-27. This action was part of the destinations’ Joint Promotional Campaign.

Jorge Gamboa Patrón, Director of the US Western office of the Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) was on hand for the activities in California, which is the state of origin within the United States that sends the most number of tourists to this region.

Friday, April 28, 2017

10 Recommendations For Celebrating Children’s Day In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is a tourism destination that always has options for grown-ups and kids. For Children’s Day, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends 10 hotels with activities and programs to celebrate the little ones on their day.

Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
Both of its pools are family-friendly, in fact, one of them is reserved exclusively for kids with all the safety features in place. There’s also a fantastic Kids’ Club with a complete entertainment program for children ages 4 through 12, which is monitored by professionals.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
For starters, its Kids’ Club is painted with handprints, beach pics, and images of Pancho, the hotel’s monkey mascot, plus it has an area for videogames and TVs. Another amenity is an open-air space for games and sports, including a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for sand castle building. They can also keep busy making handicrafts, playing ball games or painting, feeding fish, searching for hidden treasure and there’s even a mini discotheque! The Children’s Spa has excellent services, such as the Easter Bunny Massage, the Tarzan and Jane Massage, the Rain of Flowers Massage and the Snowflake Massage.

The Riviera Nayarit Is Tourist Magnet

  • Consortiums, travel agencies and top media have all documented the interest generated by Mexico’s Pacific Treasure among tourists from different latitudes.

The Riviera Nayarit is a destination that’s considered a magnet for tourists thanks to the diversity of its beach towns, its excellent hotel infrastructure and its services, not to mention the magnificent natural scenery of the Nayarit coastline.

The list of articles published by various consortiums, travel agencies and media is proof positive that Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is top of mind with tourists as one of their best options for vacationing in Mexico.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Kardashian Sisters Return To Vacation In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Kourtney came to Punta Mita to celebrate her birthday, accompanied by Kim; Anette Michel was also in the Riviera Nayarit around the same time and went to visit Chef Betty Vázquez in San Blas.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are back to vacation in the Riviera Nayarit this week, this time to celebrate Kourtney’s 38th birthday. Once again they stayed at Casa Aramara, the luxurious property owned by their friend Joe Francis.

The famed Kardashian sisters are posting more than ever on their social media accounts, sharing all their adventures in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, which has become their favorite beach destination.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Everything’s Ready For The 2nd Annual Cuisine Of The Sun!

  • This culinary festival takes place over four days, brigning together celebrity chefs from U.S. TV networks along with personalities from Mexico and other latitudes; it will feature cooking classes, dinners under the stars, talk shows and much more. 

The Villa La Estancia hotel offered an on-site press conference on Monday, March 24, where they presented details on their signature event together with the celebrity chefs that will be headlining the second annual Cuisine of the Sun.

This gastronomic festival will take place April 26 – 29, 2017, under the guidance of famous Food Network chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, Penny Davidi.

Ever enthusiastic, Davidi was happy to have the support of these chefs whom she calls family, as well as that of Villa La Estancia and all the sponsors that have once again made this dream a reality.