The Best Events In March Are In The Riviera Nayarit

  • There are plenty of reasons to visit this tourism destination during the third month of the year; with 11 activities there are plenty of options for you to relax, have fun, or practice your favorite sport.

The Riviera Nayarit will host several top-notch national and international events in March for the enjoyment of locals as well as tourists and temporary residents.

In order to hold these events, a synergy was established between the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the different tourism industry sectors in the destination in order to generate hotel nights and revenue, while also promoting sports and culture with the younger set and encouraging local talent.

“We want to have an inclusive destination because we not only want to bring in events, but we also want the local community to have a direct participation,” reiterated Marc Murphy, director of the CVB and the AHMBB.

The characteristics of the Riviera Nayarit make it different from every other destination—it’s modern and exclusive, but it also has deep traditional Mexican roots in its 23 coastal villages, making it ideal for hosting events like the ones below.

Swingbreak Festival (February 25 – March 4)
An exciting adventure in one of the Riviera Nayarit’s best beaches in the community of San Francisco, also known locally as San Pancho. Dancing instructors and professional musicians will share their knowledge, their joy, and much more during this week of “Chiles, Chelas y Charleston.” (“Chile, Beer, and Charleston.”)
IV Bahía Riviera Nayarit Cup (February 28– March 4)
This youth tournament will be taking place from February 28 – March 4, 2018, under the slogan “Because soccer is everything” with the participation of between 40 and 60 teams from 10 states in the Mexican Republic.
2018 Regional Fiscal Forum (March 2-3)
The Nayarit Institute of Public Accountants is extending an invitation to the 2018 Regional Fiscal Forum to take place in Nuevo Vallarta. The organizer of this grand event is L.C.P.C. Isabel Estrada Jiménez, President of the Board of the Nayarit Mexican Institute of Public Accountants.
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2018 International WesMex Regatta (March 2 – 4)
The 2018 International WeMex Regatta will be held at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta from March 1-4, 2018. This year the organizers have teamed up with the Porsche National Sailing Cup to create Sailing Week Mexico 2018 in order to generate a complete week of sailing activities that extend from Lake Chapala to Bahía de Banderas. The 2018 International WesMex Regatta will be a qualifier for the Mexican sailing team that will represent the country in several international competitions.
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Chacala Surf Fishing Tournament (March 3 – 4)
The Tepic Surf Fishing Club is extending an invitation to lovers of the reel, rod, and hook to participate in this sports competition in the coastal area of Chacala, located in the municipality of Compostela. All prizes are based on catching the biggest fish, with species including red snapper, horse mackerel, grouper, sierra, needlefish, mahi-mahi, and sea bass. Minimum weights will be respected in order to protect the species.
2nd Punta Mita 5K Race (March 4)
For this “If you can’t run, fly” race, you need to have winged feet and run for a good cause! Participants can walk, run, or ride their bike; there is also a festival with games of skill and raffles. All monies raised will go towards the Corral del Risco Community Sports Center in Punta de Mita. Distance: 5 km walk and/or race. Bike 10 km. At the exit of the Sports Center in Corral del Risco.
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7th National Cheerleader Encounter (March 9-11)
The 2018 Mexico All Star APEN National Championship “The Best Experience” returns for the eighth time to the shores of the Riviera Nayarit. Nuevo Vallarta will host this sporting event from March 9-11, when some 20 teams from different states around the country will show off their abilities in the Choreography or Dance and Acrobatics.
Puerto de Chacala Riviera Nayarit Music Festival (March 15 – 19)
The Puerto de Chacala, one of the Riviera Nayarit’s traditional towns, is hosting its Art and Music Festival from March 15-19. The event has something for everyone, as it includes many different musical genres including mariachi, jazz, folk music, and Latin beats, among others. There will also be culinary events, art, togetherness, and plenty of beach time.
XXVI International Bahía de Banderas Regatta (March 20 – 24)
As happens every year, this traditional regatta will welcome participants from Mexico, the United States, and Canada who have their boats in the marinas at Nuevo Vallarta, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, and Puerto Vallarta.
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Circo de los Niños (March 21 – 24)
The San Pancho Circo de los Niños opens its doors for its annual fundraising event, which this year will be called Voilà! The show combines both circus and orchestra, presenting over 150 young artists under the direction of Gilles Ste-Croix, co-founder of the Cirque du Soleil.
7th “Batizado” Capoeira Festival (March 22 – 25)
The seventh batizado and troca de cordas by Abadá Capoeira in San Nayarit will bring in world-class instructors such as Marcia Cigarra and Dunga to share their knowledge, classes, workshops, and conferences, closing with a grand graduation ceremony.
Holy Week (March 25 – 31)
We’re ready for Holy Week and Easter! The Riviera Nayarit awaits you with plenty of sun, sea, and, sand with a lot of activities for everyone to have a wonderful vacation.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) lend their support to events because they generate visitors and exposure thanks to the media coverage they receive; these entities have the backing of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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