Just north of Puerto Vallarta Mexico and spanning over 190 miles along the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico's Riviera Nayarit is a perfect holiday destination starting in Nuevo Vallarta and ending in Playa de Novilleros.
The culture and traditions of this region are rich and complex; Riviera has a great culture thanks to its communities of Huichol, Cora, Mexicanero and Tepehuano peoples, who preserved the pre-Hispanic customs and traditions for the region after the Spanish conquest.
This corridor includes the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago Ixcuintla and Tecuala, each one of them with attractive natural scenarios, among which Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, the fishing town of Bucerías and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (the new Marina location) stand out, waves for surfers are in Sayulita and San Francisco, Costa Banderas.
The list of Riviera Nayarit activities and attractions is so extensive and diverse there are sure to be several things for every vacationer to enjoy: Golf courses, spas, shops, adventure activities, whales sighting, fishing, release of turtles and gastronomy. The Mexican Pacific also offers activities such as zip line, diving and swimming with dolphins.
Bird watchers invariably go to San Blas, which besides to the colonial history, it has a great natural richness, as well as Playa Novilleros, with almost 90 km of fine sand.
Here, you will find bays such as Matanchen offering delightful dishes, also, can know the Nayarit culture in sites such as Costa Santiago or the famous Island of Mexcaltitán, which besides to its beauty, is considered by some historians as the legendary Aztlán, cradle of the Aztecs.
Visit the Riviera Nayarit is an exciting and wondrous adventure, in some zones, waves are a perfect for surfing, and the sea allows expeditions by diving or the practice of snorkel. We can also mention sailing and sportive fishing; and for those who seek peace, there are tours by the beach during the sunset, or kayak along the corridor.