Riviera Nayarit: an LGBTQI-friendly destination



  • WestJet Magazine recommends Mexico’s Pacific Treasure in its May print and digital issues.


WestJet Magazine’s digital and print issues for May have given the Riviera Nayarit ample coverage as an “LGBTQI+ friendly destination” thanks to a review by Canadian journalist Bert Archer.

The story is the result of a work tour through Canada undertaken by the Riviera Nayarit CVB in December 2018, which included stops in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. There the entity’s Public Relations office contacted 21 journalists from the country’s top media, as well as freelance journalists and writers.



Bert Archer, who is also an editor at the National Post and The Globe and Mail, wrote an article that placed the Riviera Nayarit among the top LGBTQI2S+ friendly destinations. He also mentioned other destinations with this vocation such as the islands of Aruba and Saint Martin, and our neighbor, Puerto Vallarta.

“(Riviera Nayarit, Mexico): An area rather than a city, this 300-kilometer stretch of the west coast starts immediately north of Puerto Vallarta and ends at Tecuala. Southern Riviera Nayarit—which teams up with Puerto Vallarta for Pride each May—is the spot where you can to a little higher end. The St. Regis Punta Mita resort won the 2018 Gay Travel Award for the best LGBTQ2S+ friendly beach resort in the world, and website gaytravel.com promises it will immerse guests in ‘unsurpassed luxury.’”



Besides the online edition, WestJet Magazine also dedicated space to the Riviera Nayarit in its print edition in an article titled “All Inclusive,” where it states: “Depending on who you are, and whom you love, your travel choices are not always easy. Thankfully, WestJet happens to fly to some of the most love-positive places on earth. Here are some picks for the most inclusive LGBTQ2S+ vacation destinations.” (p. 36)





On a global scale, the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersexual) community represents one of the fastest-growing segments within the tourism industry, one that has a notable impact on the different destinations’ economies.

The Riviera Nayarit has become a viable destination for the sector thanks to its significant efforts towards inclusion and a distinctive tourism offer that includes infrastructure, culinary variety, quality, and luxury, as part of its market diversification.




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The Riviera Nayarit reaffirms its status as a first-class tourist development, an example of the growing and successful tourism industry in Mexico. The destination works vigorously to attain its goal of attracting more and better tourism to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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