The Riviera Nayarit is a beautiful tourist destination with a coastline gently caressed by the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Stretching alongside the beaches of Nayarit, this natural paradise runs north from Ameca River in Nuevo Vallarta (the border between Jalisco and Nayarit) to San Blas, an important commercial port and traditional tourist destination.
Discover the unspoiled beaches, mountains, tropical forests and the warm, temperate climate of the Riviera Nayarit. This is definitely one of the best places in Mexico to go fishing, kayaking or snorkeling, and going for a walk or horseback riding at sunset are always more than pleasant experiences. All kinds of hotels from the most basic, comfortable hostels to luxurious all-inclusive resorts are available along the coastline, but the most common and convenient are still the traditional bungalows where you can take advantage of a kitchen and a dining room of your own.
The Riviera Nayarit, now known by many visitors as a ''treasure of the Mexican Pacific Coast'', is 115 miles long and consists of a myriad of different colors that form the incredible natural surroundings. These include the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean, the golden tones of the beach, the greens, yellow and browns of the lush vegetation, as well as the impressive earthen tones of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The diversity of the scenery provides travelers with a wide range of activities to participate in.
Vacationers to the Riviera Nayarit, who enjoy being pampered in extremely lavish resorts, can also find some great lodging options to cater to their needs. Impressive professional golf courses, as well as all-inclusive resorts and world class spas are spread throughout the Riviera Nayarit. On the other hand, eco-friendly adventurers wanting to spend a low-impact vacation in Mexico and those interested in learning about the traditions and culture of local people will be delighted by the many unspoiled beaches, forests and quaint towns in the region.
Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, Bucerias, Rincon de Guayabitos and San Blas are just a handful of the many interesting towns in the Riviera Nayarit. While staying at any of the hotels, hostels, or bungalows in these towns you'll have the chance to experience a whole different Mexico. Go surfing, snorkeling, diving or whale watching, swim with dolphins or help to free newborn turtles, in the Riviera Nayarit you can do all these and more!
If you're into sport fishing, you can rent a sumptuous private yacht or a smaller boat to venture out into the Mexican Pacific and spend a memorable day catching the largest, most beautiful fish imaginable. The most common species in the area are striped marlin, sailfish, snapper, mahi-mahi and white tuna.
Realign your mind, body and soul at the spas and beauty clinics of the many world-class resorts in the Riviera Nayarit. Or alternatively, if you feel like playing golf on a challenging course, with impressive views of the ocean, mountains and forest, then you may want to try your skills on the courses that Robert Von Hagge, Jack Nicklaus and Percy Clifford have created in Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita and Flamingos.