Friday, March 22, 2019

Riviera Nayarit’s promotional tour focuses on domestic tourists


  • A team of promotional experts from the Riviera Nayarit CVB, the Tepic Hotel and Motel Association, and sales executives from 10 hotels presented their tourism offer in Mexico City, Toluca, and Puebla. 


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) promoted the destination in Toluca, Puebla, and Mexico City to strengthen its presence in the domestic market.

The Tepic Hotel and Motel Association joined the team in its work to showcase the attractions of both the capital of Nayarit and its surrounding area; they were accompanied by wholesalers Imacop and Magnicharters.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit strengthens its brand in Mexico City


  • The Nayarit destination promoted the beauty of its natural attractions and its luxurious resorts; it also shone brightly during the “31 Women We Love 2019” event sponsored by Quién magazine, highlighting the Wixárika culture.


The Riviera Nayarit took its luxury and natural attractions to Mexico City from March 12-13, where it not only announced updates for 2019, but also was part of an annual event sponsored by Grupo Expansión’s Quién magazine celebrating women’s role in society.

Beauty and equality
On the first day, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure shone brightly at the “31 Women We Love” event held every year by Quién magazine, which recognizes the drive, talent and dedication of women from different levels of society who work towards creating equality. Included in the list were actresses, singers, communicators, journalists, politicians, designers, businesswomen, architects, interior designers, entrepreneurs, athletes, singers, and lawyers.

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit Tour visited three Midwestern cities in the US


  • Over 140 travel agents from Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and St. Louis, Missouri received training on what’s new in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) embarked on a successful 2019 Midwest Tour through three cities in three different states in the US.

This area of the United States—comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska—has had an atypical winter with lower temperatures than usual, which benefits the flow of tourists to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit as travelers flock to warmer temperatures.

Friday, March 15, 2019

San Pancho: Art and culture in the Riviera Nayarit

Fondly known as San Pancho, this micro-destination is known for its cultural and artistic offer, not to mention its solid community spirit. It’s considered the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.


The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho returns with its new show: Fausto


  • The yearly fundraiser will be held March 20-23 with one show per day at the Bodega Circo.  


The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho—a unique project created in 2011 by Gilles Ste-Croix, one of the founders of the Cirque du Soleil—returns to the Riviera Nayarit with a brand new show: Fausto.

Performances are scheduled for March 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bodega Circo, located on Tercer Mundo Avenue, in the tourism destination of San Francisco, Nayarit.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Successful showing for the Riviera Nayarit at Smart Meeting California



  • It was an opportunity for the destination to show off its excellent infrastructure and the quality of its meetings and events services.


The Riviera Nayarit had a successful showing at Smart Meeting California, a specialty event for meeting planners held at the end of February in Los Angeles, California, with the participation of buyers, hotels, and destinations.

A group from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) was at the event, where they held face-to-face pre-booked appointments with 15 professionals from the MICE segment (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions), some of whom already had programs in the region in mind.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit supports the Pasitos de Luz charity event


  • Twenty-five children with disabilities will take surfing lessons in Nuevo Vallarta, helped by the best instructors in Bucerías and Sayulita.


A group of 25 area kids with disabilities will enjoy one of the coolest water sports around during the “Surfing with Nixon” event on March 14, 2019, together with Pasitos con Luz and Mexican instructor Geovani Pérez.

Daniel Romney, originator of the event, is the founder of Surfing with Nixon (www.surfingwithnixon.org), a charity based in Phoenix, Arizona that helps kids with disabilities—especially those with autism—, giving them the chance to try their hand at surfing.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Spring Getaway to Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Festivals and Events for All





Spring Getaway to Riviera Nayarit Blooming with Festivals and Events for All
North American travelers craving tropical weather should head to the eclectic destination for a robust lineup of seasonal events that showcase Mexican cuisine, sports and entertainment

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO (March 11, 2019) – Riviera Nayarit invites North American travelers to experience spring in Mexico’s pacific west coast, with a vibrant array of seasonal events made for a range of travel tastes and palates. Travelers are welcome to join festivities that showcase the destination’s unique culture, participate in any of the region’s world-class sporting competitions and indulge in exquisite Mexican gastronomy.

Riviera Nayarit’s spring lineup includes:

·       San Pancho’s Children’s Circus presents a weeklong show, where talented local children and teens will dazzle the crowds with high caliber circus acts. Perfect for family travelers and circus aficionados, the event takes place in the new, specially built Bodega Circo in the cultural town of San Pancho and is led by Gilles Ste-Croix, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil. General entrance tickets are about USD$30.

·       Rock enthusiasts should head to Explanada Mezcales for twelve hours of uninterrupted beats dropped by Spanish rock sensations Maldita Vecindad, Inspector, Genitallica, among nine other national bands. Over 15,000 attendees from around Mexico and the world are expected to join the musical celebration, in addition to several local food and souvenir stands that will be present at the festival. Tickets are set at USD$25 per person.

·       For the third consecutive year, Food Network celebrity chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, Penny Davidi will bring together some of the biggest names in the food and wine industry for an event filled with talent, recipes and flair for gourmet cuisine. Taking place at the AAA Four-Diamond Villa La Estancia Flamingos, the four-day event will feature elegant dinners, beachside BBQs, poolside degustations, cooking classes, contests and much more. Confirmed names include celebrity chef and revered cocktail mixologist Nick Liberato, star of Top Chef Boston and Top Chef Mexico Katsuji Tanabe and the region’s gastronomy ambassador, Betty Vasquez.

·       A perfect farewell to polo season in Riviera Nayarit, the Jaguar Polo Cup will unite polo fanatics from around the globe at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho. In addition to the tournament, the four-day event will feature a movie night, culinary tastings, live music and polo clinics and classes for novices looking to play the “sport of kings.”

·       Techno music aficionados will dance to the beat of some of the best global house legends including Guy Gerber, Viceroy, Bones, Jonas Rathsman, Tom & Collins, and more. Meaning water flowing in wixárika, the language of the region’s indigenous people, RHA embraces the native Huichol culture in a paradisiacal beach setting, providing amazing views and picture-perfect moments throughout the duration of the festival. General admission tickets begin at USD$95 per person.

·       Celebrated in the family-friendly resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, participants from all over will gather for a weekend filled with water activities in what is known as one of the destination’s marquee festivals. From downwind to freestyle and regatta slalom, the event promotes the sport of windsurfing, taking advantage of Riviera Nayarit’s idyllic beaches which provide the perfect setting for it. Ticket prices vary based on category and date of purchase.

Riviera Nayarit offers easy connections to most major U.S. and Canadian cities through Puerto Vallarta´s International Airport, making it the ideal destination for unforgettable spring getaways full of beautiful views and fun-filled events. For more information and for a complete calendar of events, visit www.rivieranayarit.com/events/.

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About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities include from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and familyfriendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. A further testament to the destination’s hospitality offerings, Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is just  10 minutes north of Gustavo Dìaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

To discover the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.


Music festivals promote the Riviera Nayarit


  • Recently announced: the 2nd Rock Festival 2019 with the participation of bands including Maldita Vecindad, Inspector, and Genitallica plus eight local groups that will bring their best to the stage.


The Riviera Nayarit is ready to give Holy Week a very musical welcome. One of the most anticipated events is the 2nd Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival to be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, on the Crucero de Mezcales esplanade in Bahía de Banderas.

After a very successful first edition on June 2018 this year’s festival promises twice the fun and twice the music with the presentation of stellar Mexican bands Maldita Vecindad, Insperctor, and Genitallica.

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit shines in Colombia’s ANATO tourism showcase


  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure promotes its tourism offer in South America’s most important travel fair.


The Riviera Nayarit is seeking new niche markets, which is why the destination took its luxury and nature offer to the southern reaches of the continent, where it was a standout in Colombia’s Tourism Showcase, organized by the Association of Colombian Travel Agencies and Operators (ANATO).

The participation of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure at ANATO, considered one of the most important travel fairs in South America, took place together with Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Trust (Fidetur) and associated destination hotels; the event ended with excellent news for the region.  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ecuadorians focus on the Riviera Nayarit


  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure promoted the destination with Golden Vacations in Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil.


The Riviera Nayarit’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and Puerto Vallarta’s Fidetur continue to reinforce their tourism marketing in South America.

On this occasion the promotional tour—invited by Golden Vacations—traveled to Ecuador to visit Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca, where they contacted approximately 250 top-producing travel agents who work with this premier tourism wholesaler. The agents were treated to the latest information on the destination’s updates, offers, and promotions.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Aeroméxico relaunches Monterrey – PVR-Riviera Nayarit flight for the summer



The flight will run three times a week from June 17-August 18, 2019.

Aeroméxico will begin direct flight service from Monterrey to the region on June 17th, arriving and departing from Puerto Vallarta’s Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which connects to the Riviera Nayarit.

The flight will have a frequency of three days a week and will be available through August 18, 2019. The planes can carry 76 passengers per flight, representing over 2,000 seats for the summertime.

Friday, March 1, 2019

12 March events that are worth a trip to the Riviera Nayarit



March came in like a lion to the Riviera Nayarit! The calendar is chock full of cultural, culinary, and sports activities, not to mention social gatherings perfect for locals as well as tourists and residents.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association, and the different organizers are backing these 12 events this month—events that not only will attract thousands of visitors but will also leave considerable economic revenue in the area.

Below please find a list of the events taking place in Nuevo Vallarta and other seaside towns in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

Celebrate springtime in the Riviera Nayarit!


  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure and its hotels want to tempt the destination’s natural markets with new Seasonal Offers, good through March 28, 2019.


Celebrate springtime in the Riviera Nayarit! You can make your reservations at participating hotels starting on February 28th and vacation in a luxury destination that offers gorgeous natural surroundings, adventure, excellent gastronomy, and a wide range of accommodations.

The Seasonal Offers launched by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) together with the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) via its marketing office are good through March 28, 2019. They’re primarily aimed at the domestic market, though they’re readily available to visitors from the United States and Canada.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Riviera Nayarit’s promotional campaign focuses on domestic tourism


  • A delegation from Mexico’s Pacific Treasure visited five cities in Mexico’s Bajio, Central and Western regions from February 18th through the 22nd to strengthen the destination’s presence in advance of the summer season.


Over 300 travel agents and tour operators were updated about everything new and notable in the Riviera Nayarit after a visit from the destination’s Promotional Tour to the Bajio and parts of the country’s Central and Western regions; the goal was to increase domestic tourism during the upcoming summer season. 

The team visited five cities between February 18th and the 22nd including Morelia, Quertaro, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, and Leon. The tour was led by representatives from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the Compostela Municipal Hotel Association.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

5 Dazzling Days in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit



5 Dazzling Days in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


Want to enjoy sea, sand, culture and nature but short on time? Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit in the state of Nayarit offer an abundance of activities in close proximity as well as a great climate to make the most of them all year round. Check out our guide to get a taste of real Mexican traditions and culture and find out about the nature spots you cannot miss!

Day 1: Live a Day in the Life of David Attenborough

Visiting Riviera Nayarit´s icon, the Islas Marietas, is like watching an entire series of Planet Earth - but in real life! Since the islands remain uninhabited by people, an incredibly rich eco-system has been able to develop. Declared a National Protected Area of Mexico in 2005, it was also named a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO. Biologists and birdwatchers travel miles to see the thousands of birds, including rare blue-footed boobys, sea turtles, giant manta rays, dolphins and endless schools of colourful fish. Kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling or scuba diving are popular ways to marvel at the beautiful landscape and rocky formations formed by underwater volcanoes.

For the Planet Earth experience in Puerto Vallarta, visit El Salado Estuary, a protected natural area of 169 hectares with aquatic and subaquatic vegetation. Find out about all the diverse wildlife unique to the area, including the enigmatic world of crocodiles and hundreds of different bird species by biologist-led, boat estuary tour through lush mangroves, forests, swamps and waterways.

Book the Islas Marietas Eco Discovery Tour with Vallarta Adventures here.

Day 2: Get Away from the Crowds and Find Seaside Serenity

A great off the-beaten-path beach in Puerto Vallarta is Quimixto Beach. The crystal clear and shallow water makes it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Many go for the local seafood and the region’s traditional dishes, but the biggest attraction is the nearby waterfall and surrounding wildlife. You can hike through the jungle or enjoy a horse ride to get there.

In Riviera Nayarit, Lo de Marcos is a wonderfully quiet town with one of the last untouched beaches. Stroll around its streets or to the nearby towns and experience the local gastronomy and architecture. Or visit an independent turtle sanctuary and get up close to the amazing creatures. From December to March you can even spot humpback whales!

Day 3: Step Back in Time in San Blas and San Sebastian Del Oeste

A charming old colonial town, San Blas in Rivera Nayarit, dates back to the late seventeenth century, the second and lost port built by the Spanish Crown. Get lost in time and enjoy historic buildings such as La Contaduría, the majestic ruins of the 18th-century Spanish fort and church. Besides enjoying a slow pace of life just like back in the day, there are seven kilometres of fine sand beaches to relax on or go surfing.

Settled by silver miners in 1605, San Sebastian del Oeste remains one of Mexico’s most well-preserved towns. Just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, the authentic insight into traditional Mexican culture and architecture alongside beautiful landscapes make it well worth the trip. The town is in the Sierra Madre Mountains, 1,480 metres above sea level and surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. Due to the many original structures and cultural traditions that remain to this day, San Sebastian del Oeste is an extremely immersive slice of Mexican history.

To get an in-depth knowledge of the town’s history and see all the best sights, book a tour with Vallarta Adventures.

Day 4: Feed Your Arts and Culture Curiosity

Puerto Vallarta has a vibrant art scene fuelled by the many national and international artists, sculptors and musicians that reside there. Walk along the oceanfront, El Malecon, to see various sculptures, including Rafael Zamarripa’s symbolic seahorse sculpture, and works of art by local artists displayed on easels. Up until May make sure you catch the Art Walk when 12 galleries participate in exhibitions and remain open after hours.

San Pancho, the cultural heart of Riviera Nayarit, offers rural Mexican character and the authenticity of a picturesque Mexican beach town. Enjoy various local cultural events at the Community Center, a world-class Polo Club, an Arts Collective and a thriving local music scene including an annual Music Festival in February.

Day 5: Get to the Heart of Mexican Culture Through Flavours and Smells

There is a reason Mexican food is famous all over the world. An important way to get to the roots of Mexican culture is through this popular gastronomy. Why not take a cooking class and learn all about these amazing traditional dishes first hand? My Mexican Kitchen offers a range of different classes in just groups of 6 students per class. You are also guaranteed a satisfied stomach by the end of the experience!

A visit to Mexico isn’t complete without some quality tequila! Find out about the traditions of this blue Agave liquor and why it is more than a spirit. The family-owned Mama Lucia in Puerto Vallarta, the first Tequila factory in the Bay of Banderas, offers insightful tours on the cooking, fermenting, distilling, and ageing process. It all ends with a real treat: sampling their different grades of Tequila, including almond, coffee, and mandarin flavours!

Do not miss the newest restaurant in southern Riviera Nayarit, Hectors Kitchen, located in the town of Punta de Mita. Chef Hector and his team create contemporary Mexican cuisine. Hector is from Oaxaca which you are sure to get a taste of from the menu! Visit https://www.hectorskitchen.mx/ for more info.

An iconic reference for haute cuisine in Puerto Vallarta, Café des Artistes is a must-visit! With 27 years of high-quality cuisine and amazing service, it is no wonder the restaurant has picked up many awards along the way. To get a taste of this unique French-Mexican fusion, visit https://www.cafedesartistes.com/en/.