The Nayarit Riviera, spanning over 160 kilometers of virgin beaches on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, offers travelers much more than just an exotic vacation destination.
Its cultural and historical wealth, excellent cuisine, beautiful golden beaches speckled with palm trees, impressive rugged mountains, natural sanctuaries, archaeological settings and traditional villages will win you over and make you want to return time and again. Get a head start and explore it before it is overtaken by the masses.
The Riviera offers a wide range of interesting activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, surf, sailing, whale watching, swimming with dolphins, sports fishing, hiking, bike riding, horseback riding, rides through the mangroves, zip gliding and expeditions. There are also a number of cultural and gastronomical activities to choose from.
Here are just a handful of the essential towns on the coast you should visit:
Sayulita has a cosmopolitan and bohemian air in a relaxed atmosphere that blends in harmoniously with nature. Surfing is one of the major appeals of this fishermen’s village that draws in surfers from all over the world. There are several art galleries and you can also buy Mexican handicrafts.
San Blas is a calm, pleasant town that conserves the charm of the early days of the Spanish colonization. It has plenty of ruins, palm trees and a crocodile reserve in La Tovara National Park. If you are keen on watching birds, eighty per cent of North America’s migrating birds come to this area. This town is the perfect base for visiting Mexcaltitán, the cradle of Aztec civilization.
Punta Mita is an exclusive luxury destination comprising nearly 10 km of virgin beaches surrounded by green hills. Golf lovers will indulge in the two golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. Punta Mita is the best place to board on a boat for a visit to the Marieta Islands, a natural reserve formed from volcanic activity and protected by UNESCO.
Nuevo Vallarta is one of the most exclusive beach destinations in Mexico, where luxury and nature come together to offer you a dreamlike stay in Bahía de Banderas, the largest natural bay in Mexico.
The Nayarit Riviera offers you a lot more than just beaches. There are many small towns with colonial architecture and plenty of archaeological deposits. Ancient settlements are mostly located inland, for instance Tepic and Compostela. There you can experience different things that you won’t find on the coast. Here you can enjoy the genuine flavor of traditional Mexican culture.
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