- The Destination is gearing up for plenty of celebrations this month, including the Day of the Dead, the II Rincón de Guayabitos Bike Fest, the XXI International Gourmet Festival and the V Motomanía San Blas.
November marks the return of high season to the Riviera Nayarit, and we’ve prepared a fun list of events with something for everyone. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
Day of the Dead Celebration (Nov. 1-2)
All of the seaside villages celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead with altars in honor of those who have passed as well as verbenas for the townspeople. Sayulita also holds a yearly altar contest as part of the festivities.
II Rincón de Guayabitos Bike Fest (Nov. 6-8)
There are several activities on tap for bike lovers during this sporting event, which includes a race for both mountain bikers as well as road riders, not to mention an exhibition of BMX acrobats and the traditional urban night rides. There will be three days of family activities on the beach at Rincón de Guayabitos, plus a photo and antique bike expo, music and a verbena. For more information visit http://www.bikefestguayabitos.com/.
XXI International Festival Gourmet (Nov. 16-22)
The Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit-Tepic International Gourmet Festival is one of the most important culinary events in the country. This year it celebrates its 21st anniversary in the presence of some of the best chefs on a global level and the participation of over 30 restaurants. There will be cooking demos, workshops, chats, theme nights and plenty more activities to please the palate. Want to know more? Visit http://www.festivalgourmet.com/.
7th Riviera Nayarit Touristic Half Marathon and 10K (Nov. 21)
The Half Marathon and 10K is of the key events in the Destination as it promotes sports, tourism and a focus on family. Nuevo Vallarta will host the event and it’s expected to be even bigger this year, as has been the case every year since it began. Do you want to go for a run in Mexico’s hottest beach destination? Visit http://www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com/.
V Motomanía San Blas (Nov. 20-22)
Over one thousand motorcycles will converge on the Historic Port of San Blas to celebrate this very special event where, among other things, they will be raffling a motorcycle, plus there will be lots of dancing, exhibits, races and fun! For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/Motomania-SAN-BLAS-1465744890334658/timeline/.