The Riviera Nayarit Offerings And Altars Contest

  • Tradition dictates that in order to properly celebrate the Day of the Dead, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta must hold an altar contest with grand prizes for the winners. The Riviera Nayarit CVB and Tropical Incentives will sponsor the event. 

Registration opens from October 15th through the 27thfor participation in the Day of the Dead Offerings and Altars Contest at the Riviera Nayarit’s Marina Nuevo Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Tropical Incentives will sponsor the event. In order to register all you need to do is contact the Riviera Nayarit CVB’s Groups and Events Department at 01 (322) 297 2516 Ext. 120 and/or via email at

Registration is free and space is subject to availability. Each team is responsible for researching the elements needed for an altar and for obtaining all the materials necessary for the installation, which will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday, November 2nd, the official Day of the Dead, a jury that specializes in this topic will analyze the different altars starting at 6 p.m. They will select three winners at 8 p.m.; these will go on to receive very attractive prizes in kind (the latter will be defined within the next few days).

The different aspects to be evaluated include: Topic, Quality and Content; Adherence to Tradition; Creativity and Final Result. The teams will need to remove the altars on November 3rd in the morning.

Don’t miss this opportunity to keep this colorful Mexican tradition alive and well, one that is not only very attractive to the tourists that visit the Riviera Nayarit, but is also an iconic celebration for our country. 
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