4 very romantic, very unmissable micro-destinations in the Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is paradise on earth, brimming with magic and romance. On any given day you’ll find travelers celebrating their love as they walk its streets, enjoying the wonders of this charming Mexican getaway. 


1- La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

This village is a very relaxed micro-destination with a lovely marina that’s perfect for a seaside stroll. It’s home to some very laid-back family hotels where you can chill far from the hustle and bustle with some of the destination’s prettiest beaches just a few steps away. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner at any of its specialty restaurants. Our favorite time of day? Sunset, without a doubt. 

2- San Pancho

San Pancho is the ideal destination for couples who love culture, yoga, sustainable tourism, surfing, and delicious food. It’s only 30 minutes from Nuevo Vallarta and very easy to get to by car or public transportation. We have no words to describe just how relaxing the vibe is at San Pancho—just walking its streets is a magical experience, thanks to the many murals that brighten the way. The town offers several delicious dining options (don’t miss out on the colorful aguachiles at Las Palmas restaurant). This is a great spot for a long weekend escape.

3- Sayulita

You have two options in Sayulita: either you arrive with the love of your life or you’ll find it here. This multicultural destination attracts travelers from around the world, many of whom travel alone and find the love of their lives right here. This is an excellent choice to meet new friends in the streets, the beach, at a surfing lesson, or while you enjoy a delicious meal at any of its many options—there’s no doubt you’ll have a lot of fun. 

4- Punta de Mita

A candlelight dinner in Punta de Mita offers the perfect setting to make that romantic proposal to your loved one or celebrate an anniversary, a honeymoon, or a wedding. The beaches at Punta de Mita are so beautiful that they’ll make that day—or night—incredibly special and unforgettable. We recommend making a reservation at any of the restaurants at El Anclote.

We’re waiting for you in the Riviera Nayarit to help you celebrate love and experience these marvelous micro-destinations. Besides our romantic options, you can also enjoy our beaches, gastronomy, and the perfect climate for your vacation. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures and post them on your social media with the hashtag #RivieraNayarit—we want to see you having fun in paradise!