Entries by Marc Murphy

Dive Direct into Riviera Nayarit!

Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, spans over 200 miles of Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Home to some of Mexico’s most famous beaches, these are thriving regions with no shortage of fun water activities for all to take part in. See the top water sports you won’t want to miss in the Riviera Nayarit! Diving: […]

Wellnessing Getaway by Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host the Wellnessing Getaway from September 6th to 9th, 2018. The 3 days program is inspired in uplifting your spirit surrounded by the splendor of the Riviera Nayarit, while exploring themes of holistic wellness form a variety of practices an traditions. This wellbeing escape provides a harmonious space for creating […]

What to Do and See in the Riviera Nayarit: Rincón de Guayabitos and La Peñita

The Heart of the Riviera Nayarit is a vibrant, lively spot that moves to the rhythm of its thousands of visitors, offering them a combination of natural beauty, quality service, and options for every budget.  Rincón de Guayabitos, one of the gems of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, is a family-friendly place with something for everyone. The […]

Copa Airlines Strengthens Its Connectivity with Direct Flights to PVR and the Riviera Nayarit

Starting in December, the Panamanian airline will connect Panama City directly to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit with twice-weekly flights. Copa Airlines {NYSE: CPA}, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., and a member of the Star Alliance global network, has announced that starting on December 16, 2018, it will begin a twice-weekly direct flight between Panama City […]

Be in love with the Riviera Nayarit!

• The 32 participating hotels are offering incredible promotions that include discounts ranging from 25% to 57%. This month is officially dedicated to love, and the Riviera Nayarit hotels are ready to welcome everyone looking to enjoy a unique moment with that special someone. To enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s day, pamper yourself and stay either […]

Riviera Nayarit shines in the Travelers Choice Awards

Since 2013, TripAdvisor has continuously recognized the Riviera Nayarit year after year TripAdvisor, considered the largest travel website in the world, has published its Travelers’ Choice 2018 where tourists select the top 25 hotels in different categories to spotlight the best in tourism, and the Riviera Nayarit hotels have their place among the best in Mexico and […]

WHAT TO DO AND SEE IN: Historic Port of San Blas

San Blas still conserves the old-world charm and great hospitality, so that the visitor will take a fascinating journey back to the time. The Historic Port of San Blas, located in the Riviera Nayarit, is the type of destination that is perfect for a weekend getaway with family and friends. Visiting San Blas is like […]

10 Movie-Worthy Settings In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit has positioned itself in the film tourism industry on a national and an international level thanks to the variety of settings and locations that are just right for all kinds of productions. Its natural landscapes are so spectacular they have served as the perfect location for more than one movie and the […]


NEW YORK – November 7, 2017 – On November 16, La Piscine, Hôtel Americano’s popular rooftop coastal Mexican restaurant, will host the next installment of its ongoing Guest Chef Series. New Yorkers and hotel guests will have the opportunity to experience a special menu curated by Betty Vazquez, Riviera Nayarit’s culinary ambassador and one of […]

Top 10 Hottest Beaches In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is a sun and sand destination—the perfect combination for a vacation stay. With its 186 miles of coastline, visitors will find a fantastic variety of spots to choose from, including these Top 10 Hottest Beaches in the Riviera Nayarit. 10.- La Manzanilla (La Cruz de Huanacaxtle)  Thanks to its easy access just […]

Top 10 Recognitions For The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit has obtained international recognitions on many levels. We’d like to share a list of awards received during this ongoing celebration of the Destination’s first decade, with more still pending on the topics of Luxury and Nature, which are just part of what makes Mexico’s Pacific Treasure so special. 10 – The Top […]

Vidanta Convention Center Soft Opening

The center will have 3008 m² (32,378 ft²) of space including four main salons, as well as separate meeting rooms, a foyer, cold and hot kitchens as well as a variety of other event areas that make it a true paradise for conventions. The development presented the new Vidanta Convention Center to the bay area […]

Top 10 Convention Facilities In The Riviera Nayarit

The Riviera Nayarit is a destination made for events, which is why the destination’s hotels offer an ample variety of convention facilities for the meetings industry, or MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions). Whether you need the theater, auditorium, banquet or schoolroom format, here is a list of the largest facilities available for events in […]

The Islands of the Riviera Nayarit

We’re going to take you on an excursion from south to north for a look at these gorgeous natural attractions: Islas Marietas, Isla del Coral, Isla Isabel and Isla de Mexcaltitlán.  Islas Marietas National Park This is a Nature Preserve that has become an icon of the Riviera Nayarit. The group is made up of […]

San Blas, the Historic Port of the Riviera Nayarit

San Blas sums up the very essence of the Riviera Nayarit with a touch of history that dates back to the 18th century—and before!  When you arrive, head up to the Cerro de Basilio (Basilio Hill) for a visit to La Contaduría, considered the most important business, goods and cultural exchange crossroads between the Americas, […]

Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita de Jaltemba and Los Ayala, Family Hideout in the Riviera Nayarit

Rincón de Guayabitos-La Peñita de Jaltemba-Los Ayala 3-in-1! These picturesque towns have plenty of accommodations to offer and lots of family-oriented recreational activities. You can sight whales right from the beaches and they’re the closest spots in the Riviera Nayarit to the Isla del Coral. Rincon de Guayabitos Guayabitos is the midpoint of these three […]

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Wraps Up Successful Fourth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival

Located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, in conjunction with Punta Mita Expeditions, Punta Mita Resorts, and the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau, announced today the success of the fourth edition of the Punta Mita Beach Festival.  As part of the four-day […]

San Francisco, Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit

A little over a decade ago San Pancho began a cultural, ecological, environmental and artistic revolution that changed the town’s history and now offers one more tourist attraction for visitors. The civil associations that make up the Las Fábricas de San Pancho Cultural Center were the foundation of the cultural change in San Pancho. It […]

Sayulita, The Surfing Capital of Riviera Nayarit

Surfing and Stand Up Paddle are the favored activities on these waters, where thousands of people each year get up on a board to ride a wave for the first time in their lives.  This is the coolest microdestination in the Riviera Nayarit thanks to its colorful, cosmopolitan, hippie chic style, so very inclusive and […]

Litibú – Higuera Blanca ideal place for extreme sports and eco-adventures in the Riviera Nayarit

This is a land of lush flora and abundant fauna, of beaches wild yet welcoming, an ideal place for extreme sports and eco-adventures, but also home to a Master-Planned Community (MPC) with luxury services on tap. Litibú  Litibú is a Master-Planned Community (MPC) created by the Federal Government. This development brought with it luxury hotels […]

Soak Up The Summer Sun With The Riviera Nayarit’s Promotions!

Enjoy discounts from 20 to 57% off, tons of amenities and free services from 29 hotels in the Destination including the new W Punta de Mita, which opens its reservations with promotions starting on June 7, 2016. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has teamed up with the Destination’s hotels to launch their […]

One&Only Mandarina Cornerstone Is Laid

This ultra luxury hotel is projected to open at the end of 2018, represents an investment of US$110 million and has 125 rooms that will exceed the highest international standards.  On Monday, May 16, 2016, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, governor of the State of Nayarit, placed the cornerstone that launched the start of the construction phase […]

Punta de Mita, The Glamour Peninsula

In order to begin this adventure properly we must point out that Punta de Mita is the Mexican coastal village while Punta Mita is the luxury development. This juxtaposition offers the very best mix of tradition and exclusivity.  Punta de Mita This microdestination is the closest point on land to the Islas Marietas—as soon as […]

The Sporting Life In The Riviera Nayarit (Part 2)

  As promised, here’s the second installment of what to do in the Riviera Nayarit for sports lovers, with a focus on the beaches and mountains of this gorgeous destination.  Let’s start with the beaches, where there are plenty of group sports to practice, whether you’re looking for friendly competition or a more professional challenge. […]

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, The Nautical Capital

The Marina Riviera Nayarit is the most modern marina with most capacity for cargo in the Mexican Pacific; its facilities include a shipyard with the largest crane in the region. This is a traditional fishing village. If you’re into boats at all, the Marina Riviera Nayarit is the place to be: you can get there […]

The Sporting Life In The Riviera Nayarit (Part 1)

  The Riviera Nayarit is a destination that has it all—and where sports are concerned, its beautiful landscapes and infrastructure offer an ample variety of activities for any caliber of athlete. In this series, we will to take you on a sports-oriented tour of the ocean, the beaches and the mountains. In this first part […]

Gastronomy And Celebrities Come Together For The Cuisine of the Sun Event In The Riviera Nayarit

This international food and wine festival to be celebrated in Nuevo Vallarta will feature chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and celebrities for five days of good taste, great beaches and luxurious surroundings. The successful combination of gastronomy and celebrity chefs is back again in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure from April 13-17 2016, when the Villa La Estancia Luxury […]

Bucerías, the Wind Capital

One of two top spots in Mexico for Kitesurfing; the northern area of Banderas Bay has six climate-monitoring systems.  The adventure begins in the coastal villages of the Riviera Nayarit and Bucerías—the town of scuba divers—is first on the list. Known as the Wind Capital, it very appropriately hosts the Wind Festival, the number-one international […]

Welcome Patricias Contest Winners!

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) launched the creative campaign titled “Welcome Patricias” in order to take advantage of the interest and expectations generated by Hurricane Patricia along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with the intention of promoting the Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. The participants name had to be “Patricia” and live in the United States […]

The most spectacular beaches of the Riviera Nayarit!

Here you’ll find everything from virgin beaches where turtles nest and secluded island shores to shallow waters for children and high-octane waves for the most seasoned of surfers, who can enjoy hanging ten all year long. Bahía de Banderas, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago Ixcuintla and Tecuala: five municipalities that make up the Riviera Nayarit. And […]

Riviera Nayarit, the Mexico’s Hottest Destination

 The synergy between the ocean and the mountains creates a very inviting climate, the extraordinary biodiversity of its flora and fauna inspire its idyllic scenery, its people are renowned for their hospitality and nature is its finest luxury: this is the Riviera Nayarit. In the western reaches of Mexico there are 66 miles of Pacific […]

Try Your Hand At Archery In The Riviera Nayarit!

This new attraction can be enjoyed two ways: Archery Tag®, in the purest “gotcha” style or Traditional, meaning it can be just for fun or as preparation for serious training.  There’s a new attraction for locals and visitors in Higuera Blanca, Riviera Nayarit: it’s a new archery range called Archery Experience Mexico.  The open-air range […]