Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10th International Latin American Golf Championship In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The largest amateur circuit in Latin America celebrates its tenth year and held the final at the exclusive Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta compound from October 8-13.

The Riviera Nayarit hosted the Grand Finale for the International Latin American Golf Championship with the participation of 150 amateur players; the event is now in its 10th year and took place from October 8-13 in the exclusive Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta development. The winning team was from Argentina.

This circuit is considered the largest of its kind in Latin America, as 70 thousand aficionados had to participate in elimination rounds in 13 participating countries to reach the grand finale, which not only determined the Latin American champion in each category. The players also make up a “team” representing their respective countries, which adds to its value as a competition among nations.

The golf courses, designed by the world’s top names—Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman—, welcomed teams from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Paraguay was defending the title it won in Punta Cana in 2016.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Riviera Nayarit Doubles Down On Promotions In The East Coast For The Winter

  • Information was shared with over 250 travel and sales agents about the attractions, services and infrastructure in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta for the next Winter Season.

A joint promotional tour organized by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) and with the support of the New York office of the Mexico Tourism Board took place from October 3-6 in the cities of New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore with the purpose of reinforcing tourism promotion on the East Coast of the United States.

Both offices and their Promotions and Sales desks led three training seminars and trade shows with the participation of over 15 hotels from both destinations as well as wholesalers Apple Vacations, Delta Vacations, Travel Impressions, GoGo Vacations and Interjet airlines.

The tour began in New York City, where they held a seminar and trained 50 travel agents, several of which belong to Virtuoso Agencies such as Alltour, American Express, Protravel, Tzell, as well as Valerie Wilson; these agencies are located in the Big Apple and the neighboring state of New Jersey.

Holland “Flies” To The Riviera Nayarit And Puerto Vallarta

  • The Riviera Nayarit is seducing the Netherlands along with the MTB and Aeromexico with their campaign: “Fall in love with the warm beaches of the Mexican Pacific.”

The campaign “Fall in love with the warm beaches of the Mexican Pacific” was created to increase the presence of the Riviera Nayarit in the Netherlands; it ran from October 2-15 in different parts of the city of Amsterdam.

This is part of the efforts the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched together with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) and the Mexico Tourism Board (CPTM), and it is expected to generate an excellent response thanks to its 2,730,000 media impressions.

Friday, October 13, 2017

5th Annual De La Cruz International Sport Fishing Tournament

The event is organized by the Tepic Sport Fishing Club and backed by the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Secretary of Tourism, as well as the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB.

  • From October 18-21, 2017 in the Marina Riviera Nayarit. This year they will be giving away more than 2.5 million pesos in prizes and it’s expected to generate more than 11 million pesos in revenue.

The Sport Fishing Club of Tepic announced the 5th De La Cruz International Sport Fishing Tournament to be held October 18-20, 2017 at the Marina Riviera Nayarit, considered the most modern marina in Latin America.

The event is organized by the Tepic Sport Fishing Club and backed by the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Secretary of Tourism, as well as the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), thanks to its relevance to the area’s tourism and sports segments.

The official presentation of the “Best Fishing Tournament in the Mexican Pacific” took place on Wednesday during a press conference led by Nemesio Castañeda Coppel, Nayarit’s Deputy Secretary of Tourism; together with Marc Murphy, the Managing Director of the CVB; as well Miguel Angel Sierra Quintana, the President of the Board of the Tepic Sport Fishing Club. Rocio Martinez Ocegueda, Tourism Director for the Bahía de Banderas, was also present.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Artisanal Markets In The Riviera Nayarit


The tradition of buying and selling in seasonal markets that open weekly or monthly is typical of Mexico’s culture and has a history that reaches far back into the pre-Hispanic period. It was the most important form of commerce in that era and, after the Spanish Conquest, the Europeans kept the tradition intact.

Today, these artisanal and organic tianguis (markets) are attractive shopping alternatives for national and foreign tourists visiting the Riviera Nayarit during the Winter Season. These markets pop up in towns along the coast—from Nuevo Vallarta to Chacala—, showcasing the best local and regional products. Almost all these small markets start in November and end in April or early May of the following year.

Here is a list of the Top Ten Artisanal Markets in the Riviera Nayarit:

1st San Pancho Bird Diversity Festival

  • The Riviera Nayarit is on the western migratory route for the birds that fly from North to South. Some of these species are particular to the region and are a big draw for international tourism.

The first edition of the San Pancho Bird Diversity Festival will take place on October 14, 2017, in San Francisco, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, with the slogan “Let’s All Celebrate the Diversity of Our Birds.”

The San Pancho Bird Observatory (OASP, by its acronym in Spanish) organized this event, sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. It unites the local public with local guides specialized in bird watching for free treks. Local businesses, international conservation organizations, and civil and private associations are also lending their support.

Attendees will be able to participate in cultural and educational activities celebrating birds, including painting, poetry, photography, music and film; this will all take place in the Plaza del Sol in this coastal village, also known as the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AHMBB Members Complete Management Development Certification Program

  • The certification program is part of the professionalization endeavors led by the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) together with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Over twenty people who work with the Riviera Nayarit hotels satisfactorily completed the Management Development and Decision Making Certification Program held over the past eight months under the guidance of instructors from the ITESO Jesuit University.

This is part of the commitment the Bahia de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) has with its associates in coordination with the Partner Services and Tourism Development Programs desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, via its Safety and Human Resources committees.

Twenty-one managers and assistant managers received their diplomas during an event held on Saturday, October 7 at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos hotel. Each of them had satisfactorily finished the seven modules in the Certification Program, which was held Fridays and Saturdays from March through October of 2017.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sunwing Promotes The Riviera Nayarit And Puerto Vallarta As Destinations Of The Month

  • The number of tourists from Canada to the region was excellent during the summer season, so promotions were stepped up in order to prompt an increase for the 2017-2018 winter season.

Canadian wholesaler Sunwing Vacations has named the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta as their “Partners of the Month,” which is why both tourism destinations will be part of an intense promotional campaign across their main marketing platforms during the entire month of October.

Sunwing Vacations has in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta two partners that sell very well, which is why the included the marketing offices of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur), along with several of the region’s hotels.

The number of incoming tourists from Canada to the area was excellent during the summertime, so promotions are being stepped up in order to prompt an increase for the 2017-2018 Winter season.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sofia Richie And Scott Disick Reveal Their Romance In The Riviera Nayarit

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick enjoyed a few days of R&R in Punta Mita, the Glamour Peninsula, staying at Casa Aramara.

  • Over the past 10 years, the Riviera Nayarit has positioned itself as a destination that offers luxury, privacy and beautiful natural surroundings, three elements celebrities seek when planning a vacation.

And the celebrities keep coming to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure… Not a month or even nearly a week goes by without a visit from an actor or actress or socialites like the famous Kardashian sisters—or someone associated with them.

Last weekend Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-husband, was on the radar, well accompanied by no one less than young model Sofia Richie, daughter of musician Lionel Richie.

Both enjoyed a few days of R&R in Punta Mita, the Glamour Peninsula, staying at Casa Aramara, the magnificent residence owned by producer Joe Francis, creator of Girls Gone Wild.

Aeromexico Brings Back Overnight Flight To Puerto Vallarta And The Riviera Nayarit

  • The new route offers travelers increased connectivity through Aeromexico’s network within the country, as well as to North, Central and South America.

Starting on November 2nd, Aeromexico will once again deliver their daily 6 a.m. flights on the PVR-MEX route, and the 7 a.m. flights on their MEX-PVR route with arrivals and departures at Puerto Vallarta’s “Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” International Airport, which connects travelers to the Riviera Nayarit.

The overnight flight offers travelers increased connectivity through Aeromexico’s network within the country, as well as to select cities in North America such as New York, plus Bogotá, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Central and South America, respectively.

This is a very convenient flight for domestic travelers as well, as it allows them to fly to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit area early in the morning, enjoy a weekend stay and return on an another early flight to Mexico City, which is why company executives saw the possibilities of this operation.

Friday, October 6, 2017

10 Beach Hotels For The Perfect Vacation in Riviera Nayarit


The perfect vacation doesn’t just magically happen. Besides choosing a safe destination, making a reservation at a hotel in a beautiful location with comfortable facilities and a high level of service is a must for enjoying a unique experience.

Whether you’re planning to just lay on the beach or practice water sports as a couple, with family or with best friends, this Top 10 list will help you pick the right hotel.

So get ready to reserve the perfect vacation and have some fun!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Celebrating International Beach Cleanup Day

  • This year the call with the slogan “Put trash in its place, so the beach is a clean space!” went out to include the entire Bahía de Banderas Area: Two states, one ocean.

International Beach Cleanup Day was celebrated on September 23rd with a grand event that included the participation of personnel from hotels, schools, real estate agencies and civil associations in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.

This year the call with the slogan “Put trash in its place, so the beach is a clean space!” went out to include the entire Bahía de Banderas Area: Two states, one ocean.

Several entities joined in, including the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the National Commission of Protected Areas (Conanp, by its acronym in Spanish), Sierra de Vallejo-Río Ameca, Bahía Unida, Islas Marietas National Park, the Deputy Directorate of Environmental Protection of the Puerto Vallarta Municipality, and the Municipality of Cabo Corrientes.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2017 Is Making History

  • This is a “can’t miss” event on the world’s culinary calendar, bringing together a select group of renowned national and international chefs and showing that it’s possible to blend haute cuisine, tourism and academia.

The 2017 Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is ready for its 9th edition with the tagline “From the roots to the stars: a personal and collective journey.” Spain is the guest country bringing 11 renowned chefs, Spaniards and residents of Spain, who altogether hold 13 Michelin Stars and 21 Soles Repsol, as well as the winner of the 2014 Top España.

The event, organized by Grupo E-Consulting, will take place from October 29 – November 1 in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, with the full support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur).

There will be four days of dinners and tasting and events on a nightly basis. The main host hotel is the Sheraton Buganvilias in Puerto Vallarta, where the show cooking conferences will be held along with premium tastings and gourmet workshops. There will be alternate venues including the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta and Villa Premier, as well as Tintoque restaurant, where they will hold gala dinners on October 30th and November 1st.

A particular highlight is the welcome cocktail, organized by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, which will take place on October 29th at 8 p.m. at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Peruvian Agents Discover The Riviera Nayarit


  • Aeroméxico, the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) invited the agents to the destination.

A group of Peruvian agents visited to the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta from September 21 -25 on a FAM trip to get to know firsthand the destination’s attractions and novelties so they can better “sell” them back home.

Verónica Quiroz, representative of Aeroméxico in Peru, and the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, invited the agents. The Rivera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) hosted the travelers.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Riviera Nayarit Welcomes October With A Variety Of Events

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure welcomes the month of October with a variety of sports, culinary and cultural activities.

The Riviera Nayarit is offering some great events for the month of October, including sports competitions both on land and in the water, as well as excellent culinary experiences—there’s something for everyone. The Groups and Events office of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) lends its support to over 80 national and international activities in the region per year, enhancing the destination’s reach, generating revenue for the communities and attracting very important media coverage.

Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up:

Riviera Nayarit In Wild On Latino On E! Entertainment

  • The reality scenes, produced by One Luc, were taped from August 23 – 26 on location in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure; the premiere will be on October 29 at 10 p.m., Mexico CST.

Wild On Latino, TVs sexiest reality show, is back—and it’s chosen the Riviera Nayarit to tape some of the episodes that will be on the air starting on October 29th on E! Entertainment network.

Wild On Latino follows a “road movie” format and is hosted by actress and model Alejandra Guilmant. Together with her two best friends, Flor Capistrán and Chloé Amutio, they travel to different parts of Mexico to discover its many attractions while experiencing all types of situations and emotions along the way.

They stopped in the Riviera Nayarit from August 23-26 to tape scenes for the reality show with One Luc on location at the W Punta de Mita hotel and other locations including Litibú, Sayulita, San Pancho, Punta de Mita, and the beaches at El Anclote and La Lancha. The three ladies visited the trendy spots and restaurants and enjoyed the nightlife in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, all the while showcasing the many attractions of this destination.

Wild On Latino will premiere on October 29th at 10 p.m., Mexico CST.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Top 10 Islands And Natural Protected Areas In The Riviera Nayarit


The Riviera Nayarit and its more than 180 miles of coastline are home to tropical islands rife with wildlife and adventure, each an exceptional tourist attraction.

Besides these islands—some of which have been declared National Protected Areas (ANP by its acronym in Spanish)—there are other areas along this tourism corridor that also boast this designation and have exceptional landscapes, offering visitors unique experiences.

The ANPs are meant to preserve the area’s natural heritage through careful management and administration, as well as allowing for a meaningful revenue stream for the community that resides in the areas of tourist influx. 

International Media Highlights The Riviera Nayarit’s Excellent Results


  • The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors (CVB) together with PR agency Finn Partners, which represents them in the United States, is taking action to reinforce confidence in the destination. 

Important media in the US and Canada have broadcast the excellent numbers posted by Mexico’s Pacific Treasure at the end of the Summer Season, as part of the work done by the Public Relations Department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and their US public relations agency, Finn Partners.

Besides sharing the destination’s many attractions, these efforts help to counteract the current travel alerts, making it clear the region does not represent a risk for visitors.

Media including TravelPulse.com, TravelPulse Canada, Travel Weekly Canada, Pax News and Pax News West shared a press release prepared with the PR agency, where they included the percentages of occupancy, number of tourists and the revenue registered by the destination at the end of this year’s first semester, as well as the scores given by visitors on satisfaction surveys.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Open Invitation To The 5th Flamingos 3-7K Race In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The race with the slogan “Running For Our Health” will happen next September 30th at the Samba Vallarta hotel at the Condominio Flamingos; registration will be with a non-perishable food item for the needy.

The 5th Flamingos 3-7K Race by Grupo Diestra is ready to go next September 30,2017, in order to promote healthy living with those who work with the hotel sector as well as help broadcast a positive message about sports within the community.

The Samba Vallarta by Emporio Hotels and Suites and the Groups and Events desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) extend the invitation. It’s open for those who work with the hotel as well as the general public and boasts the slogan “Running For Our Health.”

This time the event will extend help to those in need, as they are asking participants to register for free with a donation of a non-perishable food item that will be sent to the region’s most needy, according to Aldo Hernández Ojeda, Human Resources Manager for Grupo Diestra.

According to Hernández, the race came about as a cultural activity for the wellbeing of those who work for the company, but thanks to the success it’s had since its first year they decided to make it an open invitation.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Magical Town of Sayulita Continues to Inspire Fashion Designers

  • This micro-destination continues to make the Riviera Nayarit shine; it’s known for its beaches—perfect for water sports—, as well as for its laid-back, boho-chic ambiance.

Well-known designers found inspiration in Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Surfing Capital, for the creation of their summer designs this past year. The collections include bathing suits, dresses for both day and night, and artisanal huarache sandals.

Known for its beaches—ideal for water sports—, and its laid-back, boho-chic ambiance, this micro-destination located in the Bahía de Banderas municipality attracted big names such as Tori Praver Swinwear, Reformation, Apiece Apart and Chamula, which launched their respective collections with original designs notable for their airiness and comfort.

The collections are still available online at Lyst.com and Shopbop.com, two of the most-visited sites in the world, and more recently at SaksFifthAvenue.com, the luxury address in the United States for the New York flagship store.