Riviera Nayarit offers a spectrum of adventures to cruise-goers who dock in the neighboring town of Puerto Vallarta. Just minutes away from the cruise port, “Mexico’s Pacific Treasure” shares its charming beach towns, pristine beaches, water sports and adventures in nature in an itinerary that can be experienced in one action-packed day. Travelers can begin in the hippie-chic beach town of Sayulita, spend an afternoon in the luxurious Punta de Mita and work their way down the coast in the evening to lively Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta as they head back to their port of call.

Please see below for a sampling of activities that Riviera Nayarit offers cruise passengers:
Morning in Sayulita

The hippie-chic beach town of Sayulita has quaint cobblestone streets that are filled with enticing boutiques, beach side eateries and world-class surfing. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants offering traditional Mexican breakfast items including chilaquiles and huevos rancheros at Chocobanana or Panino’s.

The surfing and SUP classes at Luna Azul, Sayulita Surf School and Rancho Mi Chaparrita are sure to create memorable experiences. Beginners and experts alike will be able to gain impressive skills from the friendly and experienced staff. Rancho Mi Chaparrita also offers zip-lining for the thrill seekers who want to experience a bird’s eye view of the town and see the beauty of the coast from the mountainside.  For those who prefer a more casual approach, a trip to Revolución Del Sueño boutique will add a new look to your wardrobe with its colorful clothing and accessories.

Afternoon in Punta de Mita and Las Marietas

Punta de Mita, located at the north tip of the Banderas Bay, is sitauted on nearly six miles of pristine beaches borderd by verdant hills. Enjoy traditional dishes like pescado zarandeado (seasoned, grilled fish) at the popular beachside restaurant, Si Señor.
Rent a private boat and sail to Las Marietas, a cluster of islands formed by volcanic activity and rumored to have once been a hideout to pirates and hunters. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, these islands are home to a vast array of wildlife that will draw ecotourists and bird watchers alike. Punta Mita Expeditions offers water excursions including snorkeling, diving, swimming, kyaking, birdwatching and whale watching.
Evening in Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta

Bucerias is a tiny fishing town that has grown into a popular spot for dining and shopping because of its main square with boutique shops, lively pubs and authentic seafood restaurants along the beach. Savor the most spectacular sunsets on the beach, take a stroll through the town’s art galleries and browse through the beautifully handcrafted pieces of art at the outdoor Mercado Artesanal that winds through the streets of the town.
In Nuevo Vallarta, just minutes away from the Port of Call, travelers can dine at one of the most exclusive restaurants of Riviera Nayarit, including Barracuda and Nicksan, for an authentic Mexican culinary experience.
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About Riviera Nayarit          
A destination in Mexico flourishing at the intersection of luxury and nature, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just ten minutes north of the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), this region within the State of Nayarit includes the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic village of San Blas, exclusive celebrity hideout Punta Mita, “boho-chic” surfing haven Sayulita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and the spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit dazzles guests from all over the globe with activities such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle releases, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine and artwork from the native Huichol tribe. The region attracts and satiates 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 2016, Riviera Nayarit was awarded Gold for “Best Luxury Destination: Mexico” in the 2016 Travvy Awards, which recognizes entities with the highest standards of excellence in the tourism industry. Showcasing the high caliber of Riviera Nayarit’s accommodations and restaurants, the destination has been home to a total of four AAA Five Diamond hotels, one AAA Five Diamond restaurant, five AAA Four Diamond restaurants, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels, 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit also won one Gold and two Silver awards at the 2016 HSMAI Adrian Awards for outstanding press coverage. For more information, visit or follow Riviera Nayarit’s Social Media Facebook Fan Page, @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.  

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