STAY BOUTIQUE AND CHIC IN RIVIERA NAYARIT; MORE TO MEXICO THAN ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – For many travelers, planning a beach vacation to Mexico has become almost synonymous with booking an all-inclusive resort. Riviera Nayarit, located along 192 miles of Mexico’s Pacific coast, is home to intimate and secluded accommodations that let travelers feel like a local without sacrificing refined design elements, luxury amenities or creative cuisine often thought only to exist at larger properties.
The colorful Hotel Cielo in San Pancho serves locally-inspired and sourced dishes and cocktails; Hotel Villa Bella’s villa-like suites feature balconies, king beds, eclectic furnishings and kitchenettes; and Resort Punta de Mita offers guided hikes and horseback rides on its private 120-acre natural reserve.
Please find a list below of chic, boutique accommodations in Riviera Nayarit.
Hotel Cielo Rojo lives right in the heart of San Pancho with its cobblestoned streets and beautiful beach area. The hotel provides accommodations in simple yet comfortable rooms with warm and eclectic décor such as colorful blankets and throw pillows, and locally-inspired artwork. The concierge team offers personalized attention from good conversation over coffee to cultural events, the occasional tequila tasting and even Spanish lessons. In addition to a complimentary breakfast, Hotel Cielo Rojo offers acupressure, reflexology and Swedish massage treatments in the privacy of your guestroom. The on-property restaurant Bistro gets rave reviews from guests for its healthy and delicious food that pays tribute to the area's abundance of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables.
Haramara Retreat in is an intimate and secluded seaside 12 acre property offering tropical harmony to every guest. Each of 16 private cabanas embrace the surrounding flora and fauna through its rustic luxury design, each hand built using traditional construction methods. There is also an eight person dormitory. Enjoy an open-air shower and then slide into a hammock for a sunset siesta. For morning or afternoon yoga practice, offers a therapeutic wellness center as well as two magnificent 360-degree view yoga pavilions, with high thatched roofs and handcrafted hardwood floors, both positioned to take advantage of the panoramic views of the lush mountains and soothing ocean breezes. The restaurant offers gourmet vegetarian cuisine, with magnificent views from its terrace. There is also a saltwater pool, private beach and boutique.
Imanta Resort Punta de Mita is a 15-room oceanfront hotel nestled amidst 250 acres of lush jungle and pristine coastline. The two master suites each offer three bedrooms, a gracious living room and chef's kitchen. Five additional suites, each in their own villa and beautifully landscaped, afford the utmost in tranquil seclusion. The spa will relax your body and mind with treatments including a Hot Stone massage, a Thai massage and Reflexology. Guests can enjoy guided hikes and horseback rides on the resort’s private 120-acre natural reserve. celebrates cuisine that is fresh, pure, local and sustainable featuring locally sourced vegetables from organic gardens, fish caught each morning in front of the hotel, exotic indigenous fruits and premium cuts of meat, served the two restaurants and rooftop bar. is such a captivating and intimate escape that it has played host to foreign dignitaries looking for the best in secluded luxury.
Hotel CINCO in Punta de Mita is not only a beautiful beachfront boutique hotel, but also a lifestyle experience that celebrates wellness and the enjoyment of life. This boutique hotel features two and three-bedroom Beach Club and Deluxe Beach Club suites ranging from 1,463 to 2,394 square-feet. Guests can enjoy spacious balconies that offer a direct view to the ocean, kitchens with modern appliances and a double vanity in the bathroom. Indulge in the warm ocean waters right outside the doors and splurge on a SUP lesson at Cinco Center. The on-property restaurant Tuna Blanca is a casually elegant 74-seat restaurant serving an avant-garde, a la carte bistro menu focused on seafood.
Hotel Villa Bella, a bed and breakfast located in the charming fishing village of La Cruz de , offers accommodations in five comfortable villa suites. This pet friendly paradise blends traditional Mexican colors with hacienda-style features such as bedrooms with ample natural lighting. The Suite Primavera, located near the pool and garden area, is equipped with a king bed, kitchenette and balcony. The outdoor dining space serves local favorites including and rancheros. The ideal location allows guests to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the bay and mountains.
Mar de Jade, located in , was created in 1983 in the spirit of active community service, gratitude for the natural environment and the cultivation of genuine friendships. The Ocean Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony. The property-owned 19-acre organic farm, El Rancho, grows an abundance of vegetables, fruits and legumes for the hotel’s kitchen. Mar de Jade's three Retreat Halls are perfect for yoga, meditation, dance and Pilates. The Retreat Halls are outfitted with floor to ceiling windows that open up completely to allow for natural light and breeze; and upon request can be stocked with yoga mats, blocks, straps and blankets or meditation cushions.
For more information on Riviera Nayarit, please visit www.rivieranayarit.com.
About Riviera Nayarit A destination in Mexico flourishing at the intersection of luxury and nature, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just ten minutes north of the Gustavo 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 , “-chic” surfing haven , 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 2016, Riviera Nayarit was awarded Gold for “Best Luxury Destination: Mexico” in the 2016 Awards, which recognizes entities with the highest standards of excellence in the tourism industry. Showcasing the high caliber of Riviera Nayarit’s accommodations and restaurants, the destination has been home to a total of four AAA Five Diamond hotels, one AAA Five Diamond restaurant, five AAA Four Diamond restaurants, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels, 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit also won one Gold and two Silver awards at the 2016 HSMAI Adrian Awards for outstanding press coverage. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @ and Instagram @.