- Playa Novillero: Palm trees run in an endless parade along this wide, unmarked beach. Playa Novillero is the longest beach not only in Nayarit but in all of Mexico. Located at the most northern point of the state of Nayarit, Novillero stretches for almost 60 miles and measures almost a third of a mile wide. The fine sand beach is stunning with its tranquil waters, inviting you to walk out into open waters for almost 328 feet. Small local restaurants serving fresh caught fish and cool coconut water make each day here even more relaxing and authentic.
- Sayulita: From Punta de Mita, it’s only a half hour drive to Sayulita, an eclectic bohemian town that has become an international surfing paradise and has recently earned the distinction of “Pueblo Mágico” by the Ministry of Tourism. It is. Surf on waves that are perfect for any level, particularly from December through March. If you aren’t great with balance, you can also snorkel, fish or peruse the casual beachfront restaurants and a collection of art galleries and boutiques to satisfy any vacation shopping urge. Here you can also purchase indigenous Huichol art in the town plaza or at Galeria Tanana.
- Punta Mita: The resort and residential development of Punta Mita has evolved into one of Mexico’s most exclusive luxury communities, with multimillion-dollar villas, two Jack Nicklaus golf courses and two high-end, well-known hotel brands: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. A handful of less expensive resorts nearby offer more modest accommodations. All have one thing in common – beautiful beaches.
- Las Islitas: This beach gained international fame for once having the longest wave in the world by Guinness Book of Records. Las Islitas is located a mere 10 minutes from the colonial town of San Blas. The waves are consistent and the area is known for great food like the famous pescado zarandeado (butterflied whole fish grilled over a smoky wood fire), shrimp turnovers, oyster soup, banana bread and many more seaside delicacies.
- Lo de Marcos: Visitors to Lo de Marcos love the lush scenery along this almost mile-long beach. If you need some time away from the sun, there are informal beachfront restaurants that are ideal watering holes that also serve traditional Mexican fare. Patrons typically cool off with an ice cold agua fresca (traditional Mexican fruit juice drink), cerveza or a michelada. This town remains a charming alternative to the more widely known beach areas throughout Riviera Nayarit.
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, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. 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. Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.” In 2015, Riviera Nayarit was recognized by Travel Weekly as “Mexico’s new holiday destination on the Pacific coast,” by Yahoo! Travel as “Mexico’s New Playground” and on Conde Nast Traveller UK 2015 Hot Destinations List. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit’s Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @rivieranayarit.
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