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Hotels in Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is a 200-mile stretch of beautiful Pacific coastline that runs south from the port of San Blas to just north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay. The area’s golden-sand beaches, charming seaside villages, and incredible natural bounty have led to it becoming one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Exclusive hotels and luxurious resorts are to be found throughout the area, and there’s also plenty do during your stay, from world-class surfing expeditions to breathtaking whale-watching tours.

Hotels in Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit is fast becoming one of Mexico’s premier beach destinations, with an ever-increasing selection of resorts along this pristine coastline. Hotels in Riviera Nayarit vary from opulent to budget-friendly, but it’s the choice of luxury hotels that is most impressive. A favorite 5-star hotel in Riviera Nayarit is the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All Inclusive, where you’ll enjoy stunning Pacific sunsets from the outdoor infinity pool. The Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Nayarit is another high-end option with lots of opportunities for indulgent pampering. Also highly rated is B Nayar, a popular 4-star Riviera Nayarit hotel with a private beach and watersport facilities.

Things to see in Riviera Nayarit

Nestled between the jungle-clad peaks of the Sierra de Vallejo Mountains and the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Riviera Nayarit is full of wonderful attractions just waiting to be discovered. There are dozens of coastal pueblos dotted throughout the area and a day spent exploring these charming traditional villages is time well spent. Bucerías is a delightful town around 30 minutes’ drive from Puerto Vallarta. Its lovingly maintained cobblestone streets are filled with craft shops and galleries, and you can walk for hours along the 18-mile, palm-lined beach. Nuevo Vallarta is only 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and is choc-a-bloc with top-class resorts, restaurants, and bars. It’s also the best spot to view the hawksbills, leatherback turtles, and humpback whales that visit the waters around Banderas Bay.

Good for couples and honeymooners

Riviera Nayarit offers the perfect destination for a memorable vacation with that special someone. Whether you’re newlyweds looking for an all-inclusive luxury resort, or a loved-up couple seeking a week of quiet romance by the sea, you’ll have plenty of Riviera Nayarit hotels to choose from. Many resorts provide access to private beaches with sun loungers and surfing lessons provided free of charge. A boat trip to catch a glimpse of the whales that live off the coast is a great way to spend an afternoon, and is best rounded off by a romantic sunset dinner at a beachside restaurant.

How to get to Riviera Nayarit

The nearest airport to Riviera Nayarit is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. It is situated on the northern outskirts of Puerto Vallarta and is just a 15-minute cab ride from the southern end of Riviera Nayarit. Many of the upscale hotels in Riviera Nayarit provide an airport shuttle service to whisk you right to your destination. There are also plentiful rental companies in the local towns, and car is definitely one of the best ways of getting around Riviera Nayarit, especially if you want to explore the area’s many beaches. There is also a local bus service connecting Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta.

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