Riviera Nayarit, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, fulfills the dreams of the perfect family vacation – great things to do, fun for everyone no matter how young or old and outstanding value for money spent. Who could ask for anything more?
For starters, there are almost 200 miles of beaches, fishing villages, and seaside hotels and resorts. Then there are whale watches, swimming with dolphins and sea lions, water slides and marine shows, bird watching and even baby sea turtle releases. Boogie boards, surfing, windsurfing, wave runners, parasailing, snorkeling and Scuba diving are other watery options. For land adventures the choices include jungle hikes, canopy zip lines, horseback riding and ATV tours. But, what puts Riviera Nayarit at the top of the list is value.
Mexico is a country famous for its all-inclusive resorts and Nayarit is no exception. Families particularly enjoy the convenience of paying for everything at once – for accommodations, meals, activities and even entertainment – let the kids eat and play as much as they want. Typically these resorts offer a large selection of accommodations ranging from deluxe rooms to two-bedroom villas or suites; numerous choices for meals, including buffet and a la carte restaurants with dishes from every part of the world; several swimming pools in addition to a beach; a great selection of sports activities; and supervised children’s programs. For the adult members of the family, luxurious spas and championship golf, sailing, tennis, even deep-sea fishing are a few of the recreational options.
What’s more, during summer when many families prefer to travel, many resorts in Riviera Nayarit offer extra-special pricing, in some cases even free vacations for children. Here is a sampling of summer specials all-inclusive and other resorts in the region:
Marival Residences & World Spa, the recipient of the 2012 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, is offering an irresistible family package. Children, ages 7-12, stay, play and eat for 50 percent off and children under six can stay for free. Moreover, with the “Family Freedom” package, families traveling with two kids over the age of six, get the second room completely free! The two bedroom Residences are ideal for families of more than four; the spacious accommodations let parents and kids spread out. Separate bedrooms and bathrooms for both kids and parents, what could be better? The “Family Freedom” package is applicable to bookings and travel from now to October 31, 2012. To take advantage of the half price savings, it must be booked by May 31 and travel from July 1 – August 31, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.marivalresidences.com/Deals/Half-Price-Kids
Located in the exclusive gated community of Punta Mita, the St. Regis is offering “Family Time in Paradise.” For every day spent at St. Regis, the package gives back credit to use at the property valued at US$100. While the kids are enjoying the pool, indulge in a spa treatment; while the kids are being looked after at La Tortuga Children’s Club, parents can grab a romantic meal together – the possibilities become endless! This offer must be booked and completed between May 15 and December 31, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis
The all-inclusive Grand Velas is offering a “Family Reunion” package that is sure to add unforgettable moments to the family photo album. Available until December 18, 2012, the package includes: accommodations; one Vallarta Marine Encounter, choose between sea lions or dolphins, per person per stay; two complimentary passes for children under 12 or 50% discount on children aged 13 to 16; grandparents pay just US$65 per night upon reservation of a minimum of 4 suites; VIP airport shuttle; and a professional family photograph. For more information, please visit: http://vallarta.grandvelas.com
The Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, newly renovated and rebranded as the Occidental Grand, is offering extraordinary family savings – save up to 40% from US$80 per person per night as well as a first kid free deal all summer long. The easy-going warmth and friendliness of the region is embodied in The Occidental Grand and families visiting this summer can reap the benefits of a newly redesigned and modernized property. For more information, please visit: http://www.occidentalhotels.com/grand/nuevovallarta.asp
The all-inclusive Vallarta Palace welcomes kids ages 12 and under (sharing a room with an adult) to stay and eat for free! Kids stay free promotion is automatically included in the package cost and is valid for up to two children per room. This offer must be booked and completed between June 1 and August 31, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.palaceresorts.com/vallartapalace/
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies 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. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or find us on Facebook.