- Luxury travel publication Condé Nast Traveler has included Mexico’s Pacific Treasure in two of its prestigious annual travel lists both in both the US and UK editions.
While the travel industry waits for the COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted completely, the Riviera Nayarit has not stopped making news in domestic and international media, which have showcased this destination’s attractions to the world at large.
One of these is the prestigious luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler, which has placed Mexico’s Pacific Treasure among the best destinations to visit in 2021 in both its United States and United Kingdom editions.
The first article, published in the UK edition, includes Sayulita on the list of “25 Best Places to go in the World to go on Holiday,” alluding to its climate and its charming, casual atmosphere with brightly colored designer boutiques and classic surfboard shops.
Another aspect highlighted by journalists Hazel Lubbock and Laura Chubb is the absence of large hotels, in favor of hippie-chic guesthouses: “It’s a quiet scene, with more waves and margaritas in the afternoon than yoga and cold pressed juice.”
The best of the best
The United States edition published a second article on December 1st in its “Best of” section, which includes Riviera Nayarit in the list of the “25 Best Destinations in the World to go on Holiday,” a list that is “realistic and inspiring,” according to the CNT editing team.
For this, they looked for destinations with new and interesting reasons to visit, places accessible to visitors, or places that were particularly affected by the pandemic, among which we can mention Lisbon, Portugal; Iceland; the island of Bermuda; Chiapas, Mexico; the coast of England; Ghana, Africa; Italy; Kyoto, Japan; and, of course, Riviera Nayarit.
Modernity and tradition
With respect to the Riviera Nayarit, travel journalist Megan Spurrell highlights the duality of this tourist destination, where new resorts coexist with and incorporate the prosperous local culture and population. “The Riviera Nayarit has a long history of indigenous cultures that evolved into vibrant modern-day fishing, farming, and mining villages. One of those towns, the ancient island of Mexcaltitán, has just gained recognition as a Pueblo Mágico (an area of preserved cultural heritage), joining the surf town of Sayulita in the distinction.”
Spurrell mentions the destination’s growth, focusing on a handful of new resorts such as the One & Only Mandarina that just opened on November 1st and others opening in 2021: Auberge and its new Susurros del Corazón boutique hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Riviera Nayarit, expected to open towards the end of next year.
She also highlights the ease of flying to the Riviera Nayarit and its excellent air connectivity to top cities in the United States via airlines including American, United, and Southwest to mention a few.
“No matter where you’re dreaming of one thing’s for sure: We may not have jetted around much in 2020, but our appetite for travel, and the eagerness to get back on the road, hasn’t waned a week,” she said in closing.
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Condé Nast Traveler is one of the most influential travel publications on the planet; its destination recommendations set trends by being backed by the comments of a very specialized team of professional travelers; it publishes eight issues a year and has millions of readers online worldwide.
The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments are following all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operating at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work together to promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).