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!