10 Exciting New Developments Augment The Celebration Of Riviera Nayarit’s 10th Anniversary

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – July 10, 2017 –The unprecedented growth of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure continues to boom with new projects always on the horizon. From an immersive theme park to new golf courses and luxury hotels, exciting developments are coming in Riviera Nayarit. They will increase the appeal of this destination and its nearly 200 miles of pristine coastline to travelers of all interests from around the globe.
Below you will find ten of Riviera Nayarit’s newest developments:

1. Costa Canuva CIP

The largest development project in Riviera Nayarit is the Costa Canuva CIP; an area of over 550 acres, more than four miles of beach and capital of $1.8 billion. The development is expected to add over seven thousand guestrooms in five new luxury hotels including the first Fairmont property in the region and the first PGA golf course co-designed by Lorena Ochoa and Greg Norman.

2. La Mandarina Complex

The 125-room One&Only Mandarina hotel is under construction with a budget of $110 million and a projected opening date in late 2018. The development of La Mandarina in the Monteón at Compostela takes the development one step further. This new complex spans over 630 acres with a total investment of $870 million and will include two polo fields, an equestrian center, two obstacle courses; villas and new hotels including a Rosewood property.     

3. Jala-Bahía de Banderas Highway

The first stretch of the Jala-Bahía de Banderas Highway, from Jala to Compostela, was recently completed. The second and third sections are underway, with the Compostela to Las Varas section set to be completed by December 2017 and Las Varas & Las Vara to Bahia de Banderasis to begin construction in 2018. This new 105-mile highway will reduce the drive time from Guadalajara to Riviera Nayarit’s beach from five hours to approximately two hours.         

4. Cirque du Soleil Theme Park at Grupo Vidanta

Grupo Vidanta is bringing new infrastructure to Riviera Nayarit including a golf course (built about one year ago), a new convention center that opened its doors on May 11th and a Cirque du Soleil theme park slated to open in 2018. This first-of-its kind immersive theme park will include a water park and nature park as well as an outdoor evening show that will be able to accommodate 3,000 to 5,000 spectators.

5. New Highway and Dock in San Blas

The Government of the State of Nayarit recently inaugurated the new Tepic-San Blas Highway, which reduces the driving distance between the capital and the Historic Port to only 20 minutes. Together with the new dock in San Blas, this coastal town will surely see a spike in domestic visitors.

6. The Grand Krystal in Flamingos
The Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe announced the acquisition and expansion of the Hotel Bel Air in Flamingos, which will operate under the Krystal Grand brand. This property will add 480 guestrooms and one suite in addition to a new convention center and a dozen restaurants and bars. It is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

7. The Grand Sirenis Matlali Beachfront Development
An investment of $28.5 million will be used to build the second stage of the Grand Serenis Matlali beachfront development including 140 suites that are scheduled to open in December 2017.  Future development will take place on the 790 acres situated on the mountain.
Early Stage New Developments:

8. Marival Group Expands at Marival Residences
The Marival Group has purchased land adjacent to the Marival Residences where they will open their first beachfront property. Set to open on October 2018, the new luxurious property will offer incredible ocean views and unforgettable seaside experiences.

9. New Hotel Iberostar in Litibú
Plans are underway for a second Iberostar hotel in Riviera Nayarit. This $80 million property will have 300 rooms and is set to begin construction soon.
10. Grupo Brisas Expands with Hotel Nizuc
Grupo Brisas is currently scouting land in Riviera Nayarit for a Hotel Nizuc property, the luxury brand for the group.
About Riviera Nayarit                  
In 2017, Riviera Nayarit is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the premier destination of Mexico. Renowned for its matchless luxury and protected natural wonders, 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 2017, National Geographic named Playa del Amor one of the top 21 beaches in the world, Forbes selected Riviera Nayarit as one of the top destinations of the year, and Flight Network ranked Riviera Nayarit the fourth of 22 best luxury honeymoon destinations in the world. Showcasing the high caliber of Riviera Nayarit’s accommodations and restaurants, the destination is home to a total of four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels, one AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants, 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants.
For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit. Check out #RivieraNayarit10 throughout the year for special anniversary deals and information.  
Finn Partners
Tel: (212) 715-1600
Phillip Novoa, ext. 6330
Cristina Ibarra, ext. 1555

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