Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s favorite destination for celebrities, influencers, and athletes

2019 is about to end and we didn’t want it to go by without calling out all the celebrities, stars, and influencers who visited the Riviera Nayarit, the luxury destination with 23 micro-destinations showcasing the region’s natural attractions, gorgeous beaches, and spectacular beachfront resorts.

This year, the Riviera Nayarit’s idyllic paradise shone with the presence of more than 400 famous visitors, among them celebrities, actors, singers, athletes, influencers, chefs, and renowned national and international journalists. 
Join us for a walk down memory lane to remember all the famous visitors we’ve had—keep on reading! 

The Riviera Nayarit is the trendiest destination for celebrities, not just for its heavenly beaches and tourist attractions, but also for the many events it hosts throughout the year at its different micro-destinations, from fashion shows to musical performances, sporting events, and international culinary celebrations. 

Famous singer Selena Gómez visited Sayulita, toured its streets, and was photographed enjoying herself in this boho chic village. Farther south, in Nuevo Vallarta, a lucky few had the chance to take a picture with Chris Evans—the famous Captain America—, while he was filming in the destination. The many celebrities who were seen enjoying the beaches, beautiful resorts, and delicious gastronomy of the Riviera Nayarit included:

Alfonso Cuarón
Karen Souza 
Michelle Vieth 
Renata Notni 
Alexina Graham 
Geraldine Bazán 
Juan Manuel Bernal 
Jaime Camil 
Tommy Lee 
Mara Teigen 
Gaby Garrido 
Crystal Harris Hefner 
Roger González
Erfan (Iranian rapper) 
Jose Ma. Torre 
Anette Michel 
Altair Jarabo 
Chef Aquiles Chávez 
Chef Betty Vázquez 

Celebrities on social media such as Instagram and YouTube also made their presence known in the Riviera Nayarit at events like the Riviera Fashion Weekend, Run Vibes, Punta Mita Gourtmet & Golf, and the Beach Festival Punta Mita. Their favorite micro-destinations were Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Sayulita, Punta de Mita, and San Pancho. Some of the influencers who enjoyed their time in paradise were: 

Britany Furlan 
Lenguas de Gato 
Lambda Garcia 
Victoria Volkova 
Alan por el mundo 
Pau Zurita 
Brenda Catalán 
Mariel de Viaje 
Malillany Marin 
Viajero Peligro 
Isa Jaime 
Regina Sotres 
Luisa Fernanda 

Last but not least: the athletes, who also enjoyed the Riviera Nayarit and its events. Among them: Peter Miller – Sailfish Champion 
Gaby López – Golfer 
André Agassi – Tennis player
Isaac Brizuela – Football player 
Antonieta Gaxiola – Cyclist 

TV productions
Thanks to its diverse landscapes and magical ambiance, the Riviera Nayarit served this year as the location for several TV and movie productions, among them: 
Master Chef La Revancha (The Rematch) 
Bachelor in Paradise 
Una Aventura Gastronómica (A Culinary Adventure) 
No Manches Frida 2 

We bid farewell to 2019 and next year we hope to welcome not only celebrities, but also the wonderful tourists who year after year have chosen the Riviera Nayarit as their vacation getaway. 

Thank you so much for sharing with us all those special moments. Remember to use the hashtag #RivieraNayarit on your social media accounts—we want to see you having fun in paradise!