Riviera Nayarit

General Information

It begins at the border of the State of Nayarit and Jalisco, in Nuevo Vallarta it extends north to the port of San Blas, covered with picturesque towns, surrounded by beautiful beaches, hotels of all budgets, you can enjoy an unforgettable family vacation, as well as visit romantic hideaways perfect for a honeymoon.

Very important hotel chains have established themselves in the Riviera Nayarit, resorts that offer unbeatable comfort and the highest service, with spas full of luxury and fields designed by the best specialists in the world. Its geographical location gives them exceptional natural beauty such as Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz of Huanacaxtle, Litibú, the Marietas Islands, San Blas, Rincón de Guayabitos to mention a few.

The Ameca River is the first witness of this beauty that separates the state of Jalisco with Nayarit, catalogued as the treasure of the Mexican Pacific, called this way for its natural wealth Together with its hotel infrastructure, the splendid climate is the best ally to enjoy all kinds of water sports, ecotourism and a range of options for adventure lovers, swimming with dolphins, surfing, diving and fishing. 


Attractions & Tours

You will be able to count on 185 kms. of beautiful beaches distributed in a coastal corridor to the west of Mexico with picturesque towns like Litibú, Sayulita, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Bucerías with the classic Mexican essence.

Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita, select and sophisticated icon tourism destinations, stand out for their luxury and exclusivity. the luxury beaches offer beautiful beaches where you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, sport fishing, horseback riding, beach volleyball and stand up paddle, it is also the perfect place to try the best cuisine in elegant restaurants.

The Marietas Island, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is a conservation sanctuary for several species of birds, the perfect setting to enjoy one of the better reefs for snorkeling and to be able to appreciate sea turtles, manta rays, and even wild dolphins.



The Puerto Vallarta International Airport - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, handles air traffic in the Riviera Nayarit, operates frequent flights from Mexico, the United States and Canada and Europe carrying more than 4 million passengers a year.


Hotel infrastructure

Within more than 15,000 hotel rooms along the Riviera Nayarit, 50% are exclusive or luxury, the rest, endless options for all budgets.



Delight of fish and seafood fresh from the sea received in waves of fishing boats to unload oysters, shrimp, lobster, snapper, tuna, snook, grouper, dogfish and many marine species that have this coast that are characteristic of the cuisine. Its fertile soil offers beans, wheat, corn, coconut, banana, tobacco, sugar cane and the delicious mango petacón. The Riviera Nayarit is catalogued as a gastronomic destination thanks to its haute cuisine restaurants with creations by renowned chefs.

The Pescado Zarandeado, originally from the island of Mexcaltitan, prepared with grilled snapper over mangrove wood, seasoned with local spices, decorated with tomato and cucumber slices, served over banana leaf, with garlic, lemon, chile and accompanied by hand made tortillas, also dishes with shrimp, pate dumplings, as well as chicharrón de pescado, caldillo de camarón, aguachile o chimichanga of seafood & shrimp broth. One of the most traditional drinks is tejuino, a cocktail made of sugar cane and mainly fermented corn that when served is seasoned with chili and lemon, there is also the nanche liquor and tepache.


Event facilities

For events there are resorts that add up to 11,000 sq.m. of state-of-the-art facilities for congresses, offering versatile configurations and breakout rooms. Riviera Nayarit has everything you need for a successful event. Same as in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit has spectacular spaces to hold unique events with only our Experitse.

At Emark DMC ® Riviera Nayarit we have the dream team best team to carry out your event successfully, we have more than 30 years offering impeccable services in the region of Nuevo Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit and gradually due to the growth of the destination we have been updating, meeting diverse needs in different zones, besides Sayulita and Punta Mita for world class resorts such as; Four Seaons, St. Regis, Imanta, as well as for Sayulita and other emerging areas of Riviera Nayarit, fulfilling our clients. We have also provided services for Sayulita and other emerging areas of Riviera Nayarit, covering the needs of our clients.



The nights offer places of relaxation full of tranquility because as it is made up of traditional villages you can breathe calm, the restaurants, bars and cafes with options to spend a romantic night as a couple or accompanied by family, to spend a night of good conversation and enjoy good music. For those who like a more agitated nightlife, the bars and clubs of Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and Punta Mita, are the option inside their hotels to have fun at night.



Riviera Nayarit has a corridor of beautiful beaches just 10 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport begins the Riviera Nayarit, which has to its credit impressive and beautiful Pacific coast where you can relax and be in touch with nature. With its golden sands and the sea breeze they are the perfect setting for sunbathing. But the show does not end with the day. The sunset is spectacular, and the night sky carpeted with stars invites you to stay for long hours on the beautiful beach.

The famous Love Beach or Hidden Beach in Marietas is located in Islas Marietas a National Park in the state of Nayarit, Mexico and has a total area of 1,383 hectares. This archipelago formed from volcanic origins is made up of two islands and two islets and is unique in the world, since the best way to appreciate it is from the air. The interior of the island can only be reached by swimming with its respective snorkeling equipment and life jacket. When reach the island you will notice a real energy in this magical and paradisiacal and crystalline waters. The Islas Marietas National Park has a total area of 1,383 hectares, the two islands and the two islets have an area of 78 hectares made up of the Isla Redonda and the Isla Larga "Los Morros". To get to the park Las Marietas you can leave from Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita or from the southern zone of Puerto Vallarta.

The experience of riding on the sand is incomparable. In the town of San Pancho, as it is colloquially called, you can taste the fresh seafood or any other dish of your preference. There are also well-known beaches such as the famous Sayulita Beach which is particularly outstanding for surfing. You can camp in its camping area, which has the basic services. In the village, which is 10 minutes from the beach, you can eat, drink and buy some souvenirs.

Guayabitos beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Riviera Nayarit, because of its width in a generally calm sea. It is very visited by the Tapatíos people because it is a little more than 200 kilometers from Guadalajara the capital of the state of Jalisco. It is an ideal destination for people who enjoy cooking on vacation, since most of its accommodations are equipped to do so.

Punta Mita is an area of luxurious accommodations and restaurants. The sea in Punta Mita is very clear, so it is ideal for snorkeling and observing marine life and scenery. If you are in the Punta, one of the must-see visits is to Islas Marietas, just 5 miles away, some uninhabited volcanic islands, called the "Galapagos of Mexico" because of the diversity of their fauna, specially sea birds. 44 kilometers from Punta Mita is Puerto Vallarta, one of the country's main tourist destinations.

Nuevo Vallarta is close to Puerto Vallarta which took part of the name to Nuevo Vallarta. It offers a variety of beach fun, it has a dolphinarium where you can interact swimming with friendly and intelligent dolphins. You can also watch closely the playful sea lions, if you are lucky you can interact in such rewarding experience, you can also participate in releasing turtles into their natural habitat. There is a wide range of accommodations with good rates, there are two golf courses so you can improve your score stimulated by the sea breeze in your face.


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