5 Luxury Experiences in the Riviera Nayarit

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure has everything it takes to provide the best experiences for the most demanding travelers: heavenly beaches, spectacular landscapes, fabulous resorts, and exquisite gastronomy. Here’s some inspiration for your next trip!

From heavenly beaches, magnificent resorts, and exquisite cuisine, to magical towns, culture, and history, the Riviera Nayarit has everything it takes to attract domestic and international travelers.

Mexico’s Pacific Treasure continuously expands its offerings for the most discerning travelers, both in infrastructure and services, all designed to deliver upscale experiences.

Below, you’ll find a selection of 5 luxury experiences in Riviera Nayarit to inspire you for your next trip:

Enjoy a resort stay

Of the more than 18 thousand hotel rooms located along the 307 kilometers of Riviera Nayarit beach, 50% qualify as “exclusive” or “luxury,” with incomparable service and exceptional gastronomy. The destination is home to the most prestigious global hotel brands, such as One & Only, Four Seasons, Marriott, Conrad Hilton, Iberostar, to name a few. And soon, Auberge Resorts, AM Resorts, Rosewood, and Fairmont, among others, will also be opening their doors.

With an offer like this, there is no doubt the Riviera Nayarit will be your first choice when planning your next trip.

Sail Banderas Bay

An increasing number of people take advantage of their vacations to discover the pleasure of sailing. Hop aboard a yacht, sailboat, or catamaran, and you’ll not only spot all kinds of marine life, but you’ll also enjoy some of the best sunsets in the region or visit beaches only accessible by water. Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity offered by some of our most popular tours. If you love the water but have never sailed, the Riviera Nayarit is the perfect time to start.

Golf by the water

Some think golfing itself is a luxury, now imagine swinging a club with a view of the water or the mountains! In the Riviera Nayarit, you can practice to your heart’s content on some genuinely magnificent courses. Some of the best designers in the world have created masterpieces in our region, taking full advantage of the views of the ocean, the bays, the estuaries, our luxurious jungle, the mountains, and our perfect year-round climate.

The Punta Mita Pacífico golf course is considered the most impressive course in all of Mexico and the best in the world, according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Its highlight is the Par-3 alternative third hole, also known as the “Tail of the Whale,” located on its own small island.

Enjoy the best cuisine

The Riviera Nayarit’s culinary offer is extraordinary and is continuously evolving. If you’re looking for innovative flavors and an international culinary experience, you’re in the right place. For a luxury experience bar none, the One & Only Mandarina just opened the doors to renowned Chef Enrique Olvera’s Carao restaurant. The tasting menu highlights traditional Mexican cuisine, offering an ample array of flavors brought to life by the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Another experiences well worth mentioning is the one offered by Chef Héctor Leyva at Hector’s Kitchen in Punta de Mita, with his three-hour Market Tour and Cooking Class. A fixture in the Punta Mita culinary scene and community, Chef Leyva delivers flavors from different regions of Mexican cuisine, including fresh fish and locally sourced produce from the Pacific coast.

Pamper yourself at the spa

The Riviera Nayarit is fortunate to be surrounded by incredible natural landscapes with its verdant mountains and lovely beaches. These natural attractions help, but visitors can also lower tension and relieve fatigue in any of its many relaxation centers. Lovers of wellness and beauty will find a great variety of spas, among them Remède in The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons, both located in Punta Mita. Other luxury options include the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, which boasts one of the largest spas in the area with 20 massage rooms and over 80 treatments.

Visitors seeking the ultimate pampering can stop in at the Spa Tatewari at Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort, shared with Villa La Estancia. This spa is in Nuevo Vallarta and offers the latest in personalized experiences with a European-Mexican touch. Meanwhile, the Marival Spa provides the most luxurious and exotic spa treatments from Italy, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, and more.


The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Our hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments follow all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operate at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.


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The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work tirelessly to jointly promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).