‘Riviera Nayarit’

The surprising Playa Escondida

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  Surely you’ve heard of the Marieta Islands, an archipelago near the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Marieta Islands are uninhabited and came to fame thanks to the renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. These islands are one of the few ecological refuges remaining on the planet and unsurprisingly they have become a very interesting tourist destination. The best thing you can do at the Marietas is to take in the surroundings, teeming with animal life virtually untouched by man. The best way to contemplate all this magic is by diving and snorkelling in the warm, transparent waters. This archipelago is a…

Haven’t you heard of the refreshing michelada?

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The michelada became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to explain the origin of its name: one attributes it to Michel Ésper, who was said to have invented the drink at the bar of a sports club in San Luis Potosí; time went by and the invention became known as michelada as a tribute to its creator. The second, more simple version says that the name is just a contraction of the phrase “Mi cerveza helada” (my ice-cold beer). Whatever the origin of the name, the…

Punta de Mita, a Paradise for luxury and golf lovers

Facing the immense Pacific Ocean there is a small Pearl, an exclusive and secluded refuge of 10 kilometers of white sand, blue waters and green hills. The wonderful destination we are describing here is none other than Punta de Mita, a land of artisans, merchants and fishermen that has become a place for luxury, sophistication and well-being. Luxury hotels and resorts have been erected near the shore with all the services to satisfy the most demanding visitors. This exclusive paradise had to include golf, another one of the treasures to be found at Punta de Mita, where in 1999 a…

The Nayarit Riviera, the most promising Mexican destination

The Nayarit Riviera is located 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 40 minutes west of Tepic International Airport. Here you will find the best and most genuine forms of Mexican culture. The seaside towns, pleasant weather, beaches… we like everything we find at this destination! For those who love the sea, the Pacific coast is the ideal place because it is sheltered from storms and the climate is similar to that of Hawaii, with temperatures averaging 25° C (77º F). The Sierra Madre and the Bay of Banderas protect the Nayarit Riviera and nearby destinations from the…

Mexico is the country with the most cultural sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List

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It doesn’t surprise us in the least. Mexico is the birthplace of sophisticated civilizations that developed calendars, agricultural systems, pyramids, codices and many other developments, so it is natural that it should be top of the list. Cultural heritage is understood as a peculiar form of life, aspects brought down from our ancestors such as knowledge, activities, languages, traditions, legends, art, games, material developments, etc. that survive over the generations and possess aesthetic, emotional, identifying and symbolic value, they are meaningful for the community and become a point of reference—all this is cultural heritage and it may be tangible or…

Punta de Mita, an exclusive peninsula

Punta de Mita, an incredible peninsula with nearly 10 kilometers of virgin beaches and hills covered in lush vegetation, located in the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, has become one of the world’s most prominent luxury tourism destinations. This is basically due to its incredible geographic location, literally on the Pacific Ocean, making any activity an unforgettable experience with the turquoise blue waters merging with the blue sky. This land, formerly occupied by fishermen and artisans, has morphed and now welcomes travelers looking for exclusive luxury in privileged surroundings, away from the bustle of city life and in facilities where every…

The sea and the mountains are one in the Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is one of the Mexican tourist destinations of greatest beauty. And not only because it has stunning beaches on which to enjoy relaxing vacations with the full range of services but also because, in addition, it also boasts a rich history framed by the magnificent emerald-colored mountains, with lush vegetation and an incredible list of animals which live among its mangrove swamps and forests. Thus, travelers can take part in all kinds of activities related to eco-tourism and encounter experiences as unforgettable as a boat trip among whales or crocodiles. The 307 kilometers of coastline provide some incredible…

Chacala, sustainable and respectful tourism

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Chacala, in Nayarit, is an almost-unspoiled port which survives through fishing and tourism. Its beach is one of the most beautiful bays of the Riviera which gives the region its name, with white sand and multicolored waters, and it is also one of the best preserved. Surrounded by palm trees and a dense rainforest of mahogany, parota and rosa morada trees, mango and banana orchards, and animals such as the beaver, armadillo, mountain lion and ocelot, it offers travelers the possibility of enjoying one of the most authentic locations of this Caribbean region. The charm of this coastal town and…

Catching the waves

The Riviera Nayarit is not just a place in which to relax and enjoy the magnificent beaches, stretched out on the sand or cooling off in the transparent waters. This whole region of Mexico is also a paradise for lovers of water sports, and particularly for surfers. From waves of a couple of meters for beginners to crests to ride for a kilometer or endless tubes, anyone can get on a board and feel at one with the water, rocked by the waves. These are the most highly-regarded spots by locals and visitors: The Cove & El Faro Considered the…

Who said all there was here was tacos and guacamole?

It is unthinkable and practically impossible to make a list of Mexico´s traditional food without ending up writing dish after dish of the most diverse and peculiar recipes that tourists have the pleasure of sampling. A fusion of Mesoamerican and European cooking, it is one of the national cuisines that have most influenced the different styles of cooking around the world and it has also been influenced by others, such as the Spanish, African, Middle-Eastern and Asian gastronomy. It is one of the greatest cultural representations of the country, long before the Spanish conquest. It was not recognized as Intangible…