Thursday, July 2, 2015

Save Big With These Summer Promos In The Riviera Nayarit!

  • Over 20 of the Destination’s hotels are offering discounts of up to 55%, savings on Spa treatments and golf clubs, kids stay free deals and more; these promos are valid through August 9th. Book today!

The Riviera Nayarit is a tourist destination that likes to pamper its visitors, which is why they’re offering these great Summer Promos. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB by its acronym in Spanish) are pleased to announce these exclusive deals.

“You have to give in order to receive. In the Riviera Nayarit we believe the best way to take care of our guests is by offering them a break for their budget, besides, of course, the excellent service and warmth our Destination is known for,” commented Fernando González Ortega, President of the AHMBB.

There’s something for everyone from Nuevo Vallarta to Punta de Mita, including Flamingos, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Litibú.

Follow The Trail Of The Sea Turtles Into The Sunset In The Riviera Nayarit

The most luxurious aspect of the Riviera Nayarit is undoubtedly its lush Nature and the A-list celebrities that enjoy it such as the Sea Turtle, which finds in our beaches a sanctuary at nesting time. Every year from summertime through winter hundreds of thousands of tiny turtle hatchlings make their way through the sand towards the sunset… 

We’d like to invite you to enjoy the unique experience of seeing this lovely endangered species up close, a species that is a vital part of the finely balanced marine ecosystem, as well as the shining symbol of the Riviera Nayarit. 

There are a number of turtle camps dotting the coastline from Nuevo Vallarta down to Tecuala where you can learn more about the turtles and have the opportunity to help send the hatchlings on their grand adventure. 

Liberating sea turtles is a wonderful family experience that raises awareness in your children to help them create a better world.

The El Naranjo Turtle Camp, located near La Peñita and Guayabitos, stands out for its gamut of services, which include camping. Click here to see what they offer and get ready to live it to believe it!

Be informed, educate yourself, enjoy and coexist with Nature! Say “no” to products derived from the sea turtle! To save the sea turtle is to save the planet!

Below please find a list of some of the Riviera Nayarit’s Turtle Camps:

· Nuevo Vallarta 

· Careyeros (Litibú)

· Sayulita 

· San Pancho

· Lo de Marcos 

· Punta Raza (El Monteón) 

· Playa Boca de Chila 

· Playa Platanitos

· San Blas

· Playa Los Corchos (Santigo Ixcuintla) 

· La Puntilla (Tecuala)

Charlie Sheen Is Back In The Riviera Nayarit!

  • The ex star of the series Two and a Half Men spent a few days at the Four Seasons; actress Perrey Reeves celebrated her honeymoon at Villa La Estancia; Mexican actors Armando Torrea, Natasha Dupeyron and Sofía Sisniega vacationed in Punta Mita.

Popular North American actor and comedian Charlie Sheen, ex lead in the series Two and a Half Men, returned to the Riviera Nayarit to enjoy some much needed R&R, repeating a getaway he took back in 2011.

One of the friends he was with on this trip tagged him in his Twitter pic, where he gives thanks for the nine excellent days they spent at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

The Riviera Nayarit Will Benefit Widely From The TMS Family Travel Summit

  • The hashtag #TMSRivieraNayarit enjoyed a very wide reach on social media with over 72 million impressions; since then there have been several articles published in specialized media in Mexico, the US and the UK; trends and statistics favor the Destination.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) arranged for the TMS Family Travel Summit to be held at the Destination because of the diffusion and awareness benefits for the brand, as well as the fact that the trends and statistics linked with Family Tourism forecast even more dividends.

There are gains to be had in the short, medium and long terms thanks to the relationships formed with the leaders in said industry within Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. Below is a summary of the most relevant information deemed favorable to the Destination. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

3rd Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The Glamour Peninsula will play host to a variety of activities, including surfing, SUP, yoga, culinary lessons, live music, beach volleyball, a mini triathlon, sand castles, tours and plenty of fun.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, in collaboration with Punta Mita Expeditions, Punta Mita Resorts and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival. The date is set from July 9-12, 2015 at Punta Mita, Mexico’s Most Exclusive Development.

“The Punta Mita Beach Festival is the ultimate escape for guests to enjoy pure barefoot luxury in one the world’s most alluring beachfront locations,” said Carl Emberson, General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

“This all-encompassing destination event involves world-class partners for experiences that appeal to all types of guests, from couples to families, featuring one-of-a-kind recreational, wellness, and culinary experiences,” added Emberson.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Luxurious Riviera Nayarit Grabbed The Spotlight At LuxuryLab Global

  • The Riviera Nayarit was the guest of honor and main sponsor of this specialized event that will catapult the brand to the top of the international scene.

The annual LuxuryLab Global is the leading Luxury, Travel and Lifestyle event in all of Latin America. The Riviera Nayarit was the guest of honor representing Luxury during its fifth annual edition this past June in Mexico City, where it truly shone in the spotlight.

The Destination’s committee was lead by Marc Murphy, Managing Director for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) accompanied by his guest, Marco Valdivia, Executive Chef of Tepic’s Emiliano Comida y Vino, who was charged with preparing the welcome brunch.

“It’s important to continue to be innovative and explore the market’s latest tendencies and its success stories,” commented Murphy. “The hard data these experts shared are recommendations that will serve this Destination in its quest towards globalizing the brand.”

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit Strengthens Its Promotion In Chile And Argentina

  • The three axes of Joint Promotion (Advertising, Training and Public Relations) presented their strategies to eight accounts in Chile and another eight in Argentina.

Marc Murphy, Managing Director for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), undertook an intense business trip to Chile and Argentina accompanied by the Destination and Puerto Vallarta’s three Promotional offices in order to strengthen their Joint Promotion efforts in South America.

They visited both countries from June 22-26, 2015, where they offered presentations in order to set out the strategies with which they will strengthen the alliances they have in place to activate these South American Emerging Markets.

“We went there to meet with the executives and general managers of each account that we have worked with in these countries in order to explain the integration of our offices and the three main axes of Promotion: Advertising, Training and Public Relations,” added Murphy.

The Riviera Nayarit Reiterates Its Leadership In Certified Clean Beaches

  • The Marina Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s first Blue Flag Marina; Nuevo Vallarta Norte is one of 19 Blue Flag beaches in the country; the Riviera Nayarit has 10 out of 33 Certified Clean Beaches in the Mexican Republic.

The Riviera Nayarit confirmed its leadership in Certified Clean Beaches during the XI National Clean Beaches Conference in Cancun. Nuevo Vallarta Norte also received its Blue Flag during this event, however, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle’s Marina Riviera Nayarit took the spotlight for its own achievement, as it is the first of its kind in Mexico to receive this recognition.

“We’re very happy and proud to be able to continue to share positive news about tourism and the environment,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). “I believe that we’ve proven that we can reach important milestones together with the authorities from the coastal towns and the State Government and we will continue to do so in the future.”

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Captain Morgan Promotes Sayulita In The United States

  • The latest commercial touting the brand’s newest drinks is now showing on TV screens throughout the United States and on social media channels; to date there have been over 43 thousand views on YouTube.

Sayulita—also known as the Riviera Nayarit’s Surfing Capital—continues to elevate its positioning on a major scale. The media’s interest in this hippie chic village piqued the interest of the producers of Captain Morgan USA, prompting them to choose it as the location for one of its latest commercials.

Captain Morgan put together several commercials for the launch of its new tropical flavors, with the Sayulita version being the most attractive of them all.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Synergy Between Sayulita And Punta De Mita Is Evident During FAM Trips

  • Agents from the United States and Canada toured the Riviera Nayarit during FAM trips that included collaboration with the Iberostar Playa Mita hotel in order to demonstrate how these two microdestinations can complement each other.

The synergy between Punta de Mita’s luxury hotel services and other nearby microdestinations such as Sayulita is undeniable. This inspired the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to unite the two for a couple of recent FAM trips held for groups of North American travel agents.

The Riviera Nayarit CVB invited members of the Groups Call Center for tour operator and airline WestJet to a FAM trip in mid-June. The Iberostar Playa Mita hosted another trip for Beach Bum Vacations’ travel agents, which included the participation of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.

“The idea behind this is simple: in Sayulita there are many villas but there are no all-inclusive services, while in Punta de Mita there are luxury accommodations that offer this service. Their proximity creates a synergy that offers wholesalers an important sales tool,” explained Marc Murphy, Managing Director for the Riviera Nayarit CVB.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Check Betty Vázquez To Judge Master Chef Mexico

  • The Riviera Nayarit’s Culinary Ambassador will participate in this Tv Azteca production in conjunction with Discovery Home & Health; it will air in Mexico and Latin America.

Chef Betty Vázquez, Culinary Ambassador for the Riviera Nayarit, was named as one of three judges for the first-ever Master Chef Mexico, a reality cooking show in search of the countries most talented amateur chef.

“The show airs very soon. It’s a very well produced series born of a lot of effort on behalf of its participants and months of searching throughout Mexico for the first #MasterChefMx. I’m very proud to be a part of it,” said Chef Betty Vázquez.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Work In The Meetings Tourism Market

  • The Riviera Nayarit hosted the 20th anniversary of Integra Destinos & Convenciones and also participated in Chicago’s IBTM America and Monterrey’s Expo Tu Boda, reinforcing the MICE segment.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was very busy in the past few days positioning the Destination within the Meetings Tourism Market via its Promotion and Groups departments.

The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) segment was reinforced on a national and an international level in Nuevo Vallarta, Monterrey and Chicago. The Destination hosted 491 events of this kind, with the participation of approximately 100 thousand participants.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

California: The Riviera Nayarit’s Favorite Natural Market

  • Over the past 7 years, California has continually topped the list of states of origin for visitors from the United States to the Destination; as a result, there are new incoming flights from that area as well as intense promotional activity.

The Riviera Nayarit has found its favorite natural market in California—this is why it was the site of the most important Promotional Tour held during the month of June, sponsored by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Dinner seminars for 230 travel agents were held in San Diego, Newport Beach and Los Angeles. Thirty business partners including hotels, airlines and tour operators also attended the events.

Several strong accounts in the luxury market enjoyed specialized workshops during the tour; these included Protravel, Balboa Travel, Worldview Travel and Altour, just to mention a few. There was also an open house held at Pleasant Holidays, where 60 reservations, groups and weddings agents working with this important tour operator received updates.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Riviera Nayarit’s Traditional Aguachile Dish Is Heaven On Earth!

Gastronomy is to the Riviera Nayarit what Lio Messi is to soccer or Carlos Santana is to his guitar. As such, we’d like to entice your palate with our famous Aguachile, one of this region’s favorite seafood dishes. 

Truth is, Sinaloa and Nayarit are still in dispute as to where this delicious dish originated, but today we’re simply looking to delight your senses. Here in the Riviera Nayarit you’ll find not only the traditional Aguachile Verde (Green), but also the very tasty Aguachile Rojo (Red) and the yummy Aguachile Negro (Black). 

The Aguachile itself is a variation of the ceviche, as it’s prepared using raw shrimp, onions, cucumbers, limes and chile, with salt and pepper to taste. There are those that would add a little tomato, cilantro and avocado. It’s all up to you!

Let’s Go Green First…

Once you peel and clean the shrimp, add onions and cucumbers sliced any way you like, salt and pepper to taste, and then… Comes the good stuff! Pop a few serrano peppers, some lime juice, garlic and salt in the blender and presto! You have the perfect sauce with which to bathe those lovely, plump shrimp.

Next Comes Red…

The entire process is basically the same, except that instead of using serrano peppers, you use chile cola de rata (rat’s tail peppers) or chile de árbol to make the sauce. These peppers lend the sauce a reddish color and a slightly different taste, though it will still be delightfully spicy.

And Beware The Black Aguachile!

This is definitely the spiciest of all because the sauce is made with a mixture of ultra hot habanero chiles and soy sauce. 

So there you have it: our delicious Aguachile, a simple and tasty dish that we highly recommend for your visit to the Riviera Nayarit. And don’t forget to add a cold cerveza, Cielo Rojo or Michelada to wash it all down. Oh, and by the way, it’s an excellent remedy for hangovers! Or so they say…

Are You Ready For the 3rd Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival?

What happens when you mix the best beach on the Pacific with amazing culinary delights, a big dash of yoga, SUP and surfing, a list of celebrities, live music, plenty of Mother Nature’s best and cutting edge cocktails? The Punta Mita Beach Festival, of course! 

Held from July 9-12 at The St Regis Punta Mita Resort—located in the heart of Punta Mita, the Most Exclusive Development in Mexico—the third edition of this must-do event is a collaboration of the resort with Punta Mita Expeditions and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

What to do? 
  • SUP and beach yoga 
  • Surf and SUP classes 
  • SUP races 
  • Mini Triathlon 
  • Tour to Islas Marietas 
  • Sand castle competition for kids 
  • Beach volleyball tournament 
  • Cooking classes 
  • Beach concerts and more… 

This and much more is in store for you at the best hotel in Mexico. And don’t forget to bring your celebrity-viewing shades. There are already several big names confirmed—don’t forget those that attended last year spotted Kim Kardashian at the pool!

Special guests:
  • Top chefs Diané Dimeo, Thierry Blouet and Olivier Debois 
  • Professional surfers Javier Álvarez Pintado and Scott Chandler
  • Yoga teachers Jessica Cichra and Ana Paula Domínguez
  • DJ Mauricio Lemus on the turntable
  • Visual artist and archaeologist Fabio Esteban Amador 

The Punta Mita Beach Festival is fast becoming a classic event in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure. Make your reservation today!

For more information: 

And check out the video from the 2014 event on our YouTube channel here:

IV Riviera Fest In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

  • A fun-filled weekend is expected with some 300 classic and souped-up Volkswagen vehicles on exhibit before more than a thousand people during this family-oriented event.

The fourth annual edition of Riviera Fest is back at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle from June 27-28, 2015. This competition is held exclusively for Volkswagen vehicles in Mexico.

The Riviera Fest is considered one of the best beach events of its class. It has been endorsed by the Asociación Nacional de Vocheros de México and is organized by the Riviera Nayarit Club Wagen Volks with the support of the Groups and Events department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

300 Volkswagen vehicles will be arriving from cities all over Mexico including Tepic, Compostela, Mazatlán, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Salamanca, Guadalajara, Tepatitlán, Chihuahua, Monterrey, Zacatecas, Leon and Colima, among others.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Top Wholesalers In Guadalajara Receive VIP Treatment

  • The Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta updated dozens of top-selling travel agents for the Destinations; the teams also participated in the Feria Arlag, attended by thousands of travel agents.

The Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta hosted several appreciation breakfasts and dinners in Guadalajara from June 15-18 to thank and incentivize travel agents belonging to top-selling wholesalers for the Destinations.

On the 19th the joint teams also participated in the XXXVIII Feria Internacional Arlag, attended by thousands of travel agents.

“In 2014 Guadalajara topped the list of cities of origin for visitors to the Riviera Nayarit. We have to acknowledge these top-selling travel agents so they know how valuable they are to us and continue to work hard at what they do best,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Friday, June 19, 2015

British Press To Showcase This Tourism Region

  • Representatives from six British media titles toured the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta in order to take back with them information that will generate over 70 million impressions with just one published story each.

The consistent efforts by the Public Relations department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) together with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) continue with this most recent FAM trip for the British press.

For one week starting on June 13th reporters from the UK were able to tour both destinations, amassing information on this tourism region that will eventually make its way to the European market.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Sailing In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is one of the best places to enjoy wind-powered watersports, thanks to the magnificent conditions we enjoy in Banderas Bay.

The Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) in Nuevo Vallarta is extending an invitation to children and youths ages 7 to 21 to take part in their 2015 Summer Sailing Course. You don't need experience and if you already have it, this is a great opportunity to polish your skills!

Registration is already open for the different groups. Pick the one that best suits your needs and add it to your calendar today! 
  • July 20- Beginners- Optimist, Laser and Windsurfing
  • July 27- Intermediates - Optimist, Laser and Windsurfing
  • August 3- Advanced- Optimist, Laser and Windsurfing
  • August 10- Regatta and more!

These lessons not only help create athletes, but also help create in them an awareness of the surrounding nature and the many adventures they can experience in the great outdoors.

For rates and requirements visit: or call (01) 322 297 2222.

Sailing is safe and fun!

Riviera Nayarit closer to you: New flights and frequencies

New Flights!

Traveling to Riviera Nayarit has never been so easy, with more flights each day we are closer to you. Here’s the latest scoop on flights for 2015, with both new routes and increased frequencies on existing ones. 

New flights from the US:

Start Date
Weekly Frequency
Alaska Airlines
Orange County
October 9
November 1
Houston Hobby
October 15
Orange County
June 7

Other airlines that already have airlift to this area of the Pacific are increasing their frequencies thanks to the high demand for our destination. 

New frequencies From Canada, US and Mexico:
Increased Departures
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Chicago O´Hare
Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect
Mexico City

This information comes directly from the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (the airport operator for the region, headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico), meaning all flights are confirmed. We know there will be more domestic and international flights arriving in Riviera Nayarit, once they are official we will be sure to inform you.