Friday, July 20, 2018

Meetings Industry Trends and Challenges Discussed in the Riviera Nayarit


  • The 2018 World Meetings Forum (WMF) celebrates its sixth year as one of the most important global events for this sector in Mexico.


The 6th World Meetings Forum Vidanta-Riviera Nayarit 2018 was held in the Riviera Nayarit under the concept “Passion for Meetings.” This is the most important international event for the Meetings industry, where they discussed the segment’s trends and challenges in Mexico and around the world.

This year the forum focuses on three main segments: marketing, economic impact, and challenges such as natural disasters; there are simultaneous Table Top business opportunities with the participation of 134 buyers from Mexico and countries in Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Europe; special guests included Guatemala and Costa Rica.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

VI Sea Turtle Festival in the Marina Playa Platanitos


  • The festival is organized by Playa Platanitos Ecológico from July 21-22, coinciding with the sea turtle hatchling liberation season.


Playa Platanitos, a coastal village in the Riviera Nayarit, is preparing for its signature event: the VI Sea Turtle Festival 2018, which strives to promote environmental awareness and the conservation of these chelonians.

The festival, organized by Playa Platanitos Ecológico, will take place on July 21-22, coinciding with the sea turtle hatchling liberation season and summer vacation. It will be a great weekend of sports, cultural, and artistic activities for visitors.

Sunwing Announces Direct Route from Quebec to PV-Riviera Nayarit


  • The top airline among travel agents selling leisure travel will begin operating its new flight during the next winter season.


Canadian airline Sunwing will begin operating its new seasonal flight from Quebec to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region during the next winter season.

According to Sam Char, executive vice president of Sunwing Travel Group Quebec, the new route will begin operations on December 17, 2018, and conclude on April 15, 2019. He stated this initiative will connect the Canadian market with the region of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

“Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are always popular as vacation destinations and we’re sure this new service will be very welcome,” he added.

Riviera Nayarit, the Ideal Destination-Hopping Choice on Mexico’s Pacific Coast


Strung like pearls along the Pacific Coast, the islands, beaches and resort towns of Riviera Nayarit beckon travelers to explore the eclectic Mexican vacation region.

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO (July 18, 2018) – A growing trend among discerning travelers today revolves around packing multiple destinations and experiences into one vacation by choosing locations teaming with diverse, nearby options. Rivera Nayarit, Mexico’s Pacific treasure and newest destination, less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta and with direct North American connections, hits all these marks, making it the ideal vacation for destination-hopping vacationers seeking to sample multiple options and resort towns.

With a bevy of beach towns, islands and exclusive resorts strung like pearls along the alluring and tranquil Pacific Coast, it is easy to spend a few days overnighting or day-tripping within several locations in the eclectically alluring Riviera Nayarit, even during a vacation with limited time. From towns like Sayulita on the southern coast with a boho-chic surfer town atmosphere, to Punta de Mita, a golfer’s paradise surrounded by lush green hills and six miles of beaches, to family friendly Nuevo Vallarta & Flamingos, vacationers can easily sample the best variety of options regardless of the length of stay. A dynamic schedule of year-round festivals ensures additional ways to enjoy the destination in any season.

“No matter when you visit, the region’s eclectic cuisine, varied beach resorts and locations, along with the never-ending schedule of events set Riviera Nayarit apart from other destinations,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau “The ease of access from North America along with the variety of options are all part of the appeal of this unmatched region.”

Conveniently accessible from the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), the beach towns along the coast offer something for vacationers of every stripe.

The Bahia de Banderas Nayarit Beach Towns are strewn along 62 miles of coastline in an area famed as the largest bay in Mexico. Here, vacationers can sample family friendly Nuevo Vallarta & Flamingos, with its family fun beaches, first class hotels and world class golf courses. Nearby is Punta de Mita, set along a peninsula and known for its exclusive hotels and resorts, including world-renowned luxury brands. It’s also dotted with world-class golf courses overlooking six miles of virgin beaches and lush green hills.

The Southern Nayarit Beach Towns offer a sense of relaxing remoteness, where crowds begin to thin and the scenery becomes ever more striking. Here, vacationers can choose to stay a few days in Sayulita, with its boho-chic surfer town atmosphere and gallery lined cobblestone streets, reminiscent of California’s Manhattan Beach. For a strong contrast, spend a few days in Lo de Marcos, where vacationers can paddle board to find the spectacular Los Venados beach. This hidden gem is renowned for its natural wonders, from birdwatching to its independent turtle sanctuary.

Just 40 miles north of the airport The Jaltemba Bay Nayarit Beach Towns, three colorful pueblos providing an authentic Mexican vacation experience. The town of Los Ayala offers cozy hotels and snorkeling adventures and is a day-tripper’s paradise, only a short boat ride away for easy romantic getaways to Coral Island and Cangrejo Island. Nearby is Rincon de Guayabitos, long a secret getaway for local Mexican families, offering assorted culinary delights, colorful souvenirs, and friendly people waiting to welcome visitors. Just as charming is La Peñita, which still retains its fishing village roots and natural beauty.

Head along the Pacific Coastline to The Central Riviera Nayarit Beach Towns, with their virgin beaches on the Bahia de Matachen near Tepic, Nayarit’s capital. Here a few towns to highlight are Punta el Custodio, with eco lodges and a turtle sanctuary. A short ride away is romantic Boca de Chila, known for stunning sunsets over its five miles of white sand beaches. And all roads lead to Las Veras, a hacienda town dating from only 1935, built at the meeting point of several important passageways in the region, making it easy to stay here and sample other vacation spots too, including El Capomo, known for its rustic camping grounds.

The Northern Riviera Nayarit Beach Towns immerse visitors in history, spanning from Ancient Mexico through to the Spanish Colonial Period. Start a vacation where legend says Mexico’s native civilization began, on Isla Mexcaltitan, a short boat ride away from the coast and nicknamed the “Mexican Venice”. In this region, travelers will also find Playa Novillero, Mexico’s longest and widest beach, stretching for 56 miles and more than a third of a mile wide, its tranquil waters perfect for children and inexperienced swimmers. The Spanish left their mark early on in the region, with San Blas a five-century step back in time, noted for four miles of beaches and the fascinating Las Islitas cliff formations. More colonial history comes to life in nearby Costa Santiago, and its several well-known beaches Los Corchos, Sesteo, and Boca de Camichín strung along the surrounding coastline.

Whether for only a few days, or weeks, Riviera Nayarit is the perfect vacation spot for destination hoppers at any budget. Plenty of transit options make it easy, from renting a car, taking a taxi, or using local transit to connect among the various destinations lining the ocean. With its variety of hotels, golfing options, beach activities and more, along with its never-ending year-round food and cultural festivals, Riviera Nayarit guarantees that travelers will get the most out of their vacation.

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About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. A further testament to the destination’s hospitality offerings, Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is conveniently 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

To discover the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Viva Aerobus Lands in PVR-Riviera Nayarit with New Direct Flight from Puebla


  • The new route, which originally began operating during the Holy Week holiday, will keep operating the rest of the year through the first semester of 2019 thanks to high demand.


The new Viva Aerobus flight arrived at the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz airport on Saturday, July 14, benefitting tourism to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit area and ratifying its service with two frequencies per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays; in October the flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.

The new route originally began operating during the most recent Holy Week vacation period and, according to airline executives, thanks to high demand will continue through the second semester of 2018 and the first semester of 2019.

Monday, July 16, 2018

SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: The Marinas of the Riviera Nayarit


  • These five facilities were built to extend the perfect welcome for lovers of the vast ocean, the salt air, and new versions of paradise.


Few destinations have the services, luxury, and comfort offered by the Riviera Nayarit on every level. Included are the local marinas, built to extend the perfect welcome for lovers of the vast ocean, the salt air, and new versions of paradise.

Ownership of a super-yacht not only requires maintenance, but these ships must also be docked in a worthy port. In this respect, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure holds all the cards with four large marinas and one boutique marina, which can handle craft that range anywhere from 26 to 400 feet in length.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Featured in 10 Prestigious International Media Outlets


  • More and more media outlets from Mexico, the United States, Canada, South American, and Europe are interested in informing their readers and recommending Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

Prestigious national and international media have dedicated their publications to singing the praises of the Riviera Nayarit. The natural beauty of the destination along with the quality services of its hotels have made the headlines in magazines, newspapers, and news portals.

To this can be added media visits by journalists working for print and electronic media with massive reach, plus celebrities invited by publishers wanting them to be a part of advertising campaigns.

“We have a good amount of organic publications in magazines and newspapers specializing in tourism, and that is due in large part to the promotional work we do at the Riviera Nayarit CVB, not to mention that done by associated hotels,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Everything’s Ready for the 1st Riviera Nayarit Open Karate Tournament


  • Nuevo Vallarta’s El Tigre Sport & Racquet Club will host the tournament, which includes the participation of 20 schools from Nayarit and Jalisco.


Everything is set for Sunday, July 15th for the first edition of the Riviera Nayarit Open Karate Tournament, a friendly Karate Shotokan competition in the Kata and Kumite methods, both individual and by team.

The event is organized by the Aka Shotokan Karate Association, representing the International Shotokan Karate Federation for Western Mexico, and will take place at Nuevo Vallarta’s El Tigre Sport & Racquet Club at 9:30 p.m.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Distance Between Riviera Nayarit and Puebla is Shrinking Thanks to Viva Aerobus


  • The Riviera Nayarit CVB and Puerto Vallarta’s Fidetur hosted a seminar in Puebla to shore up the destination’s connectivity in the domestic market.


Sixty-three travel agents attended a seminar in the city of Puebla aimed at boosting the promotion of the new Viva Aerobus flight to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region, which began last July 7th.

The new flight will have two weekly frequencies—Tuesdays and Saturdays—and will operate on modern Airbus a320s with a capacity for up to 186 travelers. Puebla will also be able to connect via Guadalajara on this same airline.

Friday, July 6, 2018

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN THE RIVIERA NAYARIT: Cruz de Huanacaxtle, The Nautical Capital


  • Its charm as a fishing village is complemented by the sleek modernity offered by the Marina Riviera Nayarit, the largest in the Mexican Pacific.


An afternoon walk through the streets of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a pleasure that just can’t be missed. This little town was founded in 1930 by the Chávez family, who still call it home. Locals know it as “La Cruz:” a picturesque village that still radiates tradition, though there’s no doubting the modern twist bestowed upon it by the Marina Riviera Nayarit.

For over 10 years, the Marina—considered the largest in the Mexican Pacific—and La Cruz have worked together in a sort of symbiosis that has turned out well for visitors who sail in from the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as for the locals who are for the most part dedicated to fishing and commerce. The cobblestone streets, the traditional plaza with its bandstand, and the formidable huanacaxtle trees (considered the largest in the region with trunks measuring between 4 and 5 meters in girth, town is named after them) all serve as a lovely complement to the immaculate white Marina and the sales outlined on the horizon.

It’s Time to Nominate the Riviera Nayarit for the Food and Travel Reader Awards!


  • The awards are given to Mexico’s best of the best in gastronomy and tourism. Don’t miss this chance to vote for your favorites!


Nominations for the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018 have begun and the Riviera Nayarit is competing for Best Destination in Mexico, where they showcase the best city, magical town, colonial city, beach destination, or consolidated tourism route.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Office (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) invite you to choose what you like the most about the destination and help define the list of the most popular name in each category.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Attends the 2018 Mexico Summer Reception in the United Kingdom


  • Representatives from the Riviera Nayarit CVB and Puerto Vallarta’s Fidetur  are visiting the cities of Edinburgh, Manchester, and London from July 3-5 on a promotional road show organized by the MTB in London.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) are attending the 2018 Mexico Summer Reception tourism promotion road show, which is visiting the cities of Edinburgh, Manchester, and London in the United Kingdom.
The 2018 Mexico Summer Reception is an event that targets the luxury segment with the goal of helping Mexico tourism service providers to network with buyers from the United Kingdom, establish contact, and exhibit their products and services to wholesalers.

The promo tour was organized by the London office of the Mexico Tourism Board and operated by Metonymie Ltd. The Riviera Nayarit’s participation in this important event is part of the joint strategy with Puerto Vallarta, which began in 2013.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Discover the Riviera Nayarit This July with these Excellent Events!



  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure welcomes summer with a gamut of activities that will place it squarely on the international stage.


The Riviera Nayarit is a destination in constant movement, one that people simply want to visit thanks to its wonderful variety of culinary, ecological, and sports activities, as well as important meetings events.

Below is a list of some of the top events taking place in this vibrant tourism destination during the month of July.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Fun for Kids in the Riviera Nayarit


  • The long-awaited summer vacation is finally here and with it a few days of beach fun for the family. 


Summer is synonymous with fun in the sun—and it’s not just for grownups! The little ones also have a ton of activities to enjoy during their vacation, from watersports like sailing, surfing, or paddle surfing, to land activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, and ATV tours, just to mention a few.

It’s a lot of fun to spend at least one weekend in the Riviera Nayarit with your bathing suit on and getting a tan or doing some sport or activity outdoors.

Below please find some of our recommendations for a different kind of family summer vacation in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure. Boring? Never!

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Campaigns in South America to Support Copa Airlines Flight



  • Over 300 travel agents participated in the training seminars led by the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit joint tour in the cities of Bogota, Cali, Bucaramanga, and Medellin.


The Riviera Nayarit began what will be a very intense promotional strategy throughout the South American cities that will feed into the Copa Airlines new flight connecting the city of Panama to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its main commercial partner, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur), undertook a week of intensive work in Colombia, a country with a great potential to increase its number of visitors to the destination.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Riviera Nayarit’s Multifaceted Gastronomy Takes Center Stage



Riviera Nayarit’s Multifaceted Gastronomy Takes Center Stage

This Summer, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure Shines Brighter than ever with Lively Festivals, Chic Events and Singular Gastronomy

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO (June 27, 2018) – Riviera Nayarit – Mexico’s Pacific treasure and newest destination, less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, is poised to take center stage this summer with various gastronomic events on the calendar this August and endless culinary hotspots ranging from a AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant to beachfront taco shacks serving authentic cuisine year round.

Summer is certain to be hotter than ever in Riviera Nayarit with the 6th Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival August 4-5. The family-friendly event celebrates sports, gastronomy and more in the luxury community. Keeping the spotlight directly on Riviera Nayarit, the Masters of the Kitchen Culinary Fest then takes place August 8 – 11. Overseen by Food Network celebrity chef and Sysco Foods Culinary Sales Consultant Penny Davidi, the 2018 edition of the festival is a celebration of the region’s diverse cuisines, providing visitors the opportunity to sample culinary delights at fine restaurants strung along the coast and discover some of the world’s best chefs and mixologists.

“This August is the ideal time to visit Riviera Nayarit for gourmands and ‘epicurious’ novices alike. The Punta Mita Beach Festival and The Masters of the Kitchen Culinary Fest showcase the very best of our local cuisine, unique within each of our various beach towns,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Regardless of the time of year, the region’s diverse cuisine, skilled chefs and award-winning restaurants truly set Riviera Nayarit apart from other destinations. The eclectic allure of Riviera Nayarit comes to life via our gastronomy. Visitors from all walks of life, palates and budgets will find something appealing regardless of which of the many beach towns complete with diverse hotels and exciting restaurants they choose to experience.”

SAYULITA: Visitors come to Sayulita on the southern Riviera Nayarit coast to delight in its boho-chic surfer town atmosphere, reminiscent of California’s Manhattan Beach. The art gallery lined cobblestone streets, horseback riding and other casual activities are just a few reasons why visitors flock here. The town is known for its wonderful informal dining scene, including great beachfront shacks for fish tacos and other culinary treasures waiting to be discovered.

  • One of Sayulita’s top choices for dining is El Itacate, a fabulous taqueria, known for its savory and authentic Mexican options, cooked in front of guests. El Itacate’s menu board also has vegan choices to make everyone happy.

  • Seafood lovers should head straight to Tierra Viva for fresh fish caught locally, delicious seafood soup, homemade moles and grilled meats. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options abound here as well.

PUNTA DE MITA: The most sophisticated and exclusive of all Riviera Nayarit areas is Punta de Mita, home to the W Hotel and many other luxurious accommodations. Set on a peninsula along the Bahia de Banderas coast and blessed with six miles of virgin Pacific coast beaches, Punta de Mita offers great golfing options in an atmosphere surrounded by green hills and marine nature.

  • With an exclusive ambience that appeals to discerning guests, Punta de Mita is home to some of Mexico’s most fabulous restaurants. Among them is Spice Market at the W Hotel, serving world class gastronomy. The restaurant is overseen by Mexican chef Ismael González and takes inspiration from the sensual Southeast Asian street food that French master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten discovered in his travels. Delicious fusion options combine the best of Mexico and Asia include chicken samosas with cilantro-infused yogurt, halibut cha ca la Vong, and a vinegar-infused pork Vindaloo.

  • Punta de Mita is also home to Riviera Nayarit’s only AAA Five Diamond Award dining experience, the Carolina Restaurant at St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, offering modern Mexican cuisine in an enchanting, breezy setting overseen by award-winning chef Jesús Durón.

NUEVO VALLARTA & FLAMINGOS: The place for family beach fun is Nuevo Vallarta & Flamingos, also set on the Bahia de Banderas coast. It’s a wonderfully diverse resort town, with some of the most popular beaches, along with some of the most exclusive vacation destinations bejeweled with first class hotels and world class golf courses. Fun, informal and experimental cuisine are among the options in Nuevo Vallarta.

  • Visitors to Nuevo Vallarta & Flamingos will find wonderful casual Mexican dining with fun for the whole family or groups of friends at El Barracuda. The unassuming wooden eatery is located next to a marina directly in front of the Villa Varadero and Sea Garden. With a menu that leans heavily on fresh sea fare, the intimate bistro promises to leave diners fully satiated after feasting on delectable tacos, inspired ceviches, aguachiles, tostadas and more, all perfectly paired with specialty cocktails, draft beers and fine wines. 

  • The talents of Angel Carbajal and Niikura Masayuki combine to create the amazing Nick-San Restaurant, at Marival Residences & World Spa. The Mexican-Japanese fusion signature dishes are a mix of the sophisticated and fun, combining tastes from both countries along with other surprising influences.

  • A further testament to Riviera Nayarit’s position as a culinary powerhouse in Mexico, the destination counts famed celebrity chef, Betty Vázquez, as an official culinary ambassador. A judge on the Mexican edition of Master Chef, Vázquez boasts a robust career spanning nearly four decades where she has championed the regions inimitable gastronomy. Vázquez is also the driving force behind San Blas’ El Delfin, one of Riviera Nayarit and the country’s, leading restaurants specializing in authentic Nayarit fare coupled with distinct colonial flavors.

From romantic and sophisticated dining for an elegant night out, to informal family friendly taco stands with something everyone can enjoy, Riviera Nayarit is the perfect vacation for gourmands at any budget. With its variety of hotels, golfing options, beach activities and more, and timed with August’s Masters of the Kitchen Culinary Fest or any of the year-round food festivals and celebrity chef gatherings, it is the perfect culinary vacation destination.

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About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. A further testament to the destination’s hospitality offerings, Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is conveniently 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). To discover the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Enjoy the Beach this Summer at the Riviera Nayarit


  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure and its nearly 15 thousand rooms are gearing up for its hottest season; it’s one of the top 10 most sought-after vacation destinations for domestic tourists.


Summer is here and it’s time for a vacation! You’ll want to indulge in some rest and relaxation—and there’s no better place to do it than on the beach, where the sun, sand, and sea conspire to offer the best views and unique moments.

According to research by Mexican travel agencies, 4 out of every 10 Mexicans plan on taking their vacation between July and August, coinciding with the school holidays. Even though the country has plenty of tourism destinations to choose from, there’s one that stands out for it luxury and exclusivity: the Riviera Nayarit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Welcomes Top Optimist Sailors


  • This Monday marked the start of the North American Optimist Championship (OPTINAM 2018) in Nuevo Vallarta with the participation of 150 youths from 14 different countries.


They are young, but they, too, have a place in nautical competitions. This Monday marked the start of the North American Optimist Championship (OPTINAM 2018) with the participation of 150 sailors between the ages of 12 and 15 from 14 different countries, a gathering of the top competitors in this category from the entire American continent.

The Vallarta Yacht Club, located in Nuevo Vallarta, is hosting the regatta, which takes place from June 25th through July 1st with three competitions in one: Optimist Individual North American Championship (INAM); Optimist Team Racing North America (TRNAM); and Optimist Nations Cup (NC).

Friday, June 22, 2018

Say “Hello, Summer!” with the Riviera Nayarit’s Newest Promos


  • 31 destination hotels will participate with incredible discounts from 10 to 57% and 3, 6, 9, or 12 months interest-free payments.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is working with the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) to ensure no one misses out on summer vacation: meet the ¡Hola Verano! (Hello, Summer!) promotions, running from June 22 through August 2, 2018.

This time around 31 hotels will participate with incredible discounts from 10 to 57% and 3, 6, 9, or 12 months interest-free payments. Other promotions include: up to three kids stay free, spa credit, resort credit, gasoline vouchers, children’s activity programs, free WiFi, welcome fruit plate and bottle of wine, food, beverage, and evening shows, plus open bar with domestic and international alcohol during the day.

Participating hotels include:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Riviera Nayarit Welcomes the 2018 North American Optimist Championship


  • For the third time, Nuevo Vallarta’s Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) is organizing the 2018 OPTINAM. Paradise Village will be the official headquarters and the event takes place June 24th to July 1st.


The Riviera Nayarit is ready to receive all 180 youths from 14 different countries to participate in the 2018 North American Optimist Championship, one of the top regattas in the world for the Optimist boat class and one of seven continental championships.

The event, held from June 24th to July 1st, will be organized for the third time by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) in Nuevo Vallarta with the backing of the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) and endorsed by the IODA and the World Sailing Federation.