San Blas, having established itself as one of the most important bird watching spots on the continent—if not the world—is celebrating this festival with workshops, conferences, and observation routes, as well as a series of activities in pro of biodiversity. Over 500 different species between endemic, locals and resident birds reside in this historic port.
The hottest party of the year is in the Riviera Nayarit’s Surfing Capital during its Festival Sayulita. In its 4thyear the famous Café Tacvba will headline the concert, accompanied by Nortec Collective, Troker, Sotomayor, Burton and Sayulita’s Los Gatos Negros. There will be tons of movies, both full-length and shorter films on huge screens on the beach, plus plenty to drink, a lot of pairings, tastings and all kinds of culinary delights. But most of all, this is a celebration of life, because Sayulita the Magical Town is all about living life to the fullest and with this festival it’s helping to promote the sporting end of it, including surfing, cycling, races and yoga.
This sporting event takes place at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and this year it’s one of its best showings, as it’s been recently admitted into the Global Swim Series, an achievement that happened thanks to its organization, security, infrastructure, natural conditions and its national and international positioning.
Bucerías, the Wind Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, is celebrating its top sports competition with this event, considered one of the top five most important of its kind in the world. Watching over 200 competitors riding the wind from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Bucerías on the DownWind race is an amazing sight, as are the Freestyle and Slalom races.
Combining the sport of kings and the beach has been a highly successful formula for the international positioning of this event. This is the only polo competition that takes place so close to the water, as the players compete just a few yards from the waves in Flamingos. Participants include the best polo players in the country as well as a handful of foreign competitors.
While the San Blas tournament is celebrating its 57th anniversary, making it the oldest in the Pacific, the event in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is in its 5th year—and in that short time it has gained quite the status thanks to the modern Marina Riviera Nayarit. Which, of course, is the reason La Cruz is the Nautical Capital of the Riviera Nayarit.
Bonus: The Riviera Nayarit CVB celebrates Children’s Day with a free kid’s tournament to encourage sport fishing and conservation.
This culinary festival surprised both locals and visitors in 2016 by uniting 6 Michelin Stars in one place, so expectations for 2017 are very high. Workshops, pairings, tastings, dinners and special events are on tap for the most demanding in academia, the culinary professionals and foodies.
By the time runners finish this race they’re already asking when does the next one begin! There’s no doubt it’s quite a treat to run under the palm trees in balmy weather, with a sea breeze cooling you off and all the luxury, comforts and services of the destination at your feet.
Punta Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, is synonymous with luxury. Come enjoy this signature event and its incomparable mix of gastronomy and golf in this favorite celebrity haunt—something you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Mexico.
If the topic is culture and art in the Riviera Nayarit, then San Pancho, it’s Capital of Culture, is at the top of the list. This celebration takes place at the end of every year and is open to all, from kids to ranchers, hippies, surfers, housewives, professionals and more… Everyone’s invited! Artists are of the international sort and, believe it or not, they donate their art.