10 events to enjoy this May in the Riviera Nayarit


  • The Riviera Nayarit CVB supports athletic competitions, culinary events, congresses, and cultural activities as part of its promotional work.


May is here and it’s one of the most pleasant months of the year to be in the Riviera Nayarit. There is a fabulous variety of events and celebrations in the destination to keep rolling with the good times that started with the New Year and have continued on through the recent Holy Week and Easter vacation period.

This month the Riviera Nayarit is preparing to welcome one of its signature sporting events, the 10th Festival del Viento (Wind Festival), along with culinary activities such as Restaurant Week and another eight events for visitors, residents, and locals. Each one puts a different aspect of the destination on display and will no doubt enrich your travel experience.

1st Culture and Tourism Symposium 2019 (May 2-3)
This event is organized by the Tecnológico Nacional de México Bahía de Bandera Campus by initiative of the fourth semester group and a group of docents along with the collaboration of the San Vicente Cultural Group. There will be an open forum for middle and high school students, academics, culture drivers, and the general public.
For more information visit www.bahia.tecnm.mx

J70 Mexico National Championship (May 2-4)
This sailing competition will take place from May 2nd through the 4th at Nuevo Vallarta’s Vallarta Yacht Club with more than 25 participating boats. The 23-foot J70 is currently the most popular and best-selling sport craft in the world. Competition boats will have a crew of 4 to 5 sailors that have proven themselves in continental and world trials. The boats were built to withstand the weather conditions in Banderas Bay especially during April and May, the windiest time of the year.




Patron Saint Feasts of the Holy Cross (May 3)
The town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle hosts this traditional religious festivity, which begins one week before May 3rd, the Day of the Holy Cross, when the entire township comes together to celebrate. A party is held at the community plaza, the fishermen engage in a maritime pilgrimage, and the processions are accompanied by dancing and Banda music. You won’t want to miss out!

International Altruism Festival (May 5)
This festival has been held for many years to support the different associations that benefit the people of the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta. This year it will be hosted at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta with music, food, and a spirit of solidarity.
For more information: https://es-la.facebook.com/FIAPV/

5th Children’s Fishing Tournament (May 5)
The Bahía de Banderas Fishing Club and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) via its Groups and Events desk extends an invitation to the 5th Children’s Fishing Tournament in honor of Children’s Day. This recreational sporting event welcomes families and teaches fishing techniques in a fun, relaxed ambiance. The date is set for Sunday, May 5th starting at 8 a.m. at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. This event is free. Category from 3 to 12 years of age. Every participant must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call (322) 225-5467.





Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) (May 17 – 19)
Competitors from around the globe gather together for an activity-filled weekend during one of the destination’s top festivals. The winds are favorable for this freestyle and slalom regatta, an event that promotes windsurfing and takes full advantage of the Riviera Nayarit’s idyllic beaches. Ticket prices vary according to category and purchase date.




Restaurant Week (May 15-31)
This restaurant celebration goes on for two whole weeks in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, during which local eateries offer three-course prix fixe menus. Organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group with the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, Restaurant Week belongs to the group of top culinary events in the region.

Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike (May 25)
The top draws of the Riviera Nayarit MTB Race include a gorgeous destination and a demanding route with plenty of single-track trails. This is the fourth edition of the race that takes place in the Litibú Master Planned Development on Saturday, May 25, 2019. It’s a fantastic option for mountain bike lovers.

Surf Fishing Tournament 2019 (May 25 – 26)
The Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on May 25-26, 2019 in Sayulita Pueblo Mágico. This family tournament is organized by the Nayarit Surf Fishing Club and has the support of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.
More details here: https://bit.ly/2GQrLHU

14th Motofiesta Guayabitos (May 31– June 2)
Everything is ready for the fourteenth edition of the Motofiesta Guayabitos 2019 from May 31st through June 2nd. Hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of attendees will come together in Rincón de Guayabitos to enjoy this event and its flashy main street parade, concerts, and contests.





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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) support these events because they generate visitors and major exposure thanks to the media coverage they receive. Their work is backed by the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).

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