Riviera Nayarit Travel Guide

Riviera Nayarit Overview

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico is a 180 miles of coast line on the Pacific Coast starting at Nuevo Vallarta in the south and running up to Playa Novillero in the north.    This pristine piece of Mexican coastline is positioned to become the next huge tourist destination rivaling Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula.    Massive development plans are already in progress creating massive all-inclusive mega resorts, golf courses and posh five star spas. Towns such as Nuevo Vallarta are completely dominated by high-rise hotels and resorts while smaller fishing villages such as Bucerias, Punta de Mita, Sayulita and San Pancho are just in their early stages of modern tourism development.

 
Situated directly on the Pacific Ocean with the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range lining the back, the Riviera Nayarit is positioned for continual growth over the next 20 years. The clear blue sea perfect for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and surfing attracts thousands of visitors every month.
 
Rivera Nayarit Destinations (form North to South)
Playa Novillero
Boca de Camichin
Playa Sesteo
Playa Los Crochos
Punta el Custodio
Boca de Chila
El Campomo
Punta Raza
Litibu
Coasta Banderas
Destiladeras
La Cruz de Huanacaztle
Flamingos
 
Getting in and out of the Riviera Nayarit
The easiest way to access the Riviera Nayarit is to fly in Puerto Vallarta and either rent a cart or take a bus up the coast. Just actors the river in Puerto Vallarta is Nuevo Vallarta, which is the gateway to Riviera Nayarit. Another option would be to fly into Tepic.   Regardless, we recommend renting a car to explore the Riviera Nayarit.

Things to do in Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit Beaches

The most popular beaches in Riviera Nayarit are:
 
Surfing Riviera Nayarit
The are some great surf spots in the Riviera Nayarit including San Blas, Sayulita and Punta de Mita.
 
Riviera Nayarit Fishing
Most of the villages along the Riviera Nayarit are fishing village.   Fishing the Riviera Nayarit is world class and most villages offer some kind of organized fishing trips, just check with one of the local hotels.

Hotels in Riviera Nayarit

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Riviera Nayarit Weather

Riviera Nayarit Travel Resources

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This page was last modified on 8 Oct 2011 by Matt