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The Riviera Nayarit

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Riviera Nayarit Courtesy Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Riviera Nayarit:

The Riviera Nayarit is one of Mexico's beautiful resort areas. The Riviera Nayarit has been gaining popularity over the last few years and is becoming one of Mexico's foremost beach destinations. Here you'll find traditional coastal towns and villages, as well as beachfront resort areas with lots of tourist amenities. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, take part in some soft adventure, enjoy excellent dining or be pampered at fabulous resorts, the Riviera Nayarit is sure to please. This area boasts an impressive diversity of flora and fauna and is a favorite among bird watchers and nature lovers.

Location:

The Riviera Nayarit runs along the Pacific coastline of the state of Nayarit, extending from Nuevo Vallarta, just north of Puerto Vallarta, to the border with the state of Sinaloa. This is a 186 mile coastline of beautiful beaches set against a backdrop of green mountains. The area enjoys year-round average temperatures of 80°F (27°C).

Destinations in the Riviera Nayarit:

Several destinations lie along this stretch of Pacific coast:

Nuevo Vallarta is a nautical center with a yacht club and two marinas.

Cruz de Huanacaxtle was a fishing village for generations, but now this town has been modernized thanks to the construction of the Riviera Nayarit Marina.

Punta Mita is an exclusive gated resort and residential community which includes the Four Seasons, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus championship golf course and luxury residences.

Sayulita is a bohemian beach town, popular with artists and surfers. The town has a large expat population.

Rincon de Guayabitos: A small, laid-back beach town that is popular with Mexican families. This is one of our favorite secret Mexican beaches.

San Blas: A port town offering fishing and surfing. The abundance of migratory birds here makes it a great destination for birders, who will also enjoy the annual migratory bird festival held here.

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