Can’t-miss micro-destinations in the Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit has something for everyone! We know you might not be sure which micro-destination to visit when you’re here, so we thought we’d help you choose so you don’t miss the go-to place according to your personality.

Micro-destinations for travelers with a Zen vibe who love yoga and culture

Travelers that fit this description can’t miss the chance to visit Chacala, where you can connect up close and personal with nature, stay in a hotel with a yoga retreat included, and dive into the local culture. Its beaches are gorgeous, and you’ll spend a few amazing days away from the hustle, bustle, and crowds of the big city. It’s perfect for disconnecting from the daily grind.

We also want to include the lovely port of San Blas in this category. Though yoga isn’t number one on their list of things to do, you can still immerse yourself in history as you visit attractions that date back to the Conquest and listen to the legends told by locals whose families have lived here for generations. It’s a great place to pueblear, the Mexican pastime of visiting small towns, while coming in close contact with the local fauna and exotic birds.

Micro-destinations for lifestyle travelers

If your travel vibe is taking pics and discovering amazing Insta-spots, then Sayulita was made for you. This is a place for unique experiences, where you can roam around its colorful streets decorated with beautiful hand-painted murals (the perfect background for your pics) or venture out to take a surf class, climb the Cerro del Mono (Monkey Mountain), or chill out on Los Muertos beach.

You’re going to love it! The best part of this micro-destination is the multicultural atmosphere of the town—we highly recommend dedicating at least one full day of your itinerary to being here.

Micro-destinations for luxury lovers

The nominees for this category are Punta de Mita and Litibú, home to resorts that will literally take your breath away. We recommend taking an Instagram account spin around the Hotel W Punta de Mita, Imanta Resorts, Iberostar Playa Mita, Four Seasons, or St. Regis Punta Mita.

Besides its amazing accommodations you’ll also find the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, perfect for a day of sunbathing accompanied by your favorite drink.

Micro-destinos for seekers of R&R and culinary delights 

When people ask for recommendations in the Riviera Nayarit for lovers of taking it easy, we always recommend Bucerías and San Pancho. Both are very laidback micro-destinations, with quiet streets filled with art and culture. Here you’ll find bars and restaurants for every taste, with some excellent gastronomic options that you just can’t pass up.

Also, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you the beaches at San Pancho and Bucerías are very pretty and a great place to practice watersports year round.

Let us know what micro-destinations you’ve already visited, and which ones are on the list for your next vacation. Don’t forget to tag us with #RivieraNayarit on your social media—we love to see you enjoying paradise!