Sayulita Festival is back!

Sayulita Festival!

«Cinema, music, drinks and life», is the slogan for this 6th edition. Of all that, there will be more than a little: movies and short films on giant screens on the beach, drinks and gastronomy, physical activation activities and the great concert headed this year by an important band.

Recognized among the locals as one of the best festivals on this side of the Pacific coast, this non-profit festival happens year after year to raise funds for its new community center.
Come at Riviera Nayarit and live the experience from January 30th to February 3rd.
Sayulita is recognized as one of our «Magic towns» here in Mexico, its beach is an attraction itself, and the whole village is pleasant to sightsee. All the different embracing colors gives you a sensation that can only be felt while walking around this charming town.

Cobbled street from the village of Sayulita

There will be plenty activities to enjoy during this unique festival, whether you’d rather to spend your evening watching a movie while sticking your toes in the refreshing sand of the beach, or, if you prefer to go and taste the local wine at one of the exhibitions placed by the beach. Having to try the different flavours from this side of the pacific coast, without getting away from the beach. All this while watching the sun setting down at the horizon and drinking wine from your glass. Finally,when the night starts, different bands play longside the village, a complete show!

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Pee Wee League 2018 Final, Let’s surf!

With six tournaments to occur in three different beaches from the destination, the Pee Wee League comes back to the Nayarit Riviera, which from June 23rd to October 14th will push up the future stars of the region. The league is presented by Ramos Shapes, Sunset Bungalows and Los Rudos Surfshop, under the competition formats established by the World Championship Tour Top 33 of the World Surf League (WSL), the ISA (International Surfing Association) and the Surfing Association in the State of Nayarit (ASENAY), with the support of the local surf clubs from the different venues.
Kids and young contestants could participate in this amazing event that for 5 months have been participating in different phases of the contest in order to classify for the October 14th final.
This october 13th and 14th the last challenges will continue in San Pancho, being this place where the winner is going to be announced.

Rogelio Ramos, the league director, mentions that the objective for this competence is to encourage the youngest talents for they to become the next future first-class athletes. «We want that, besides the fun and having a good time during the contest, they could get inspired in learning and competing since their childhood, so that in the next generations we would maybe be able to see a young Mexican contestant in the Wolrd Tour of the World Surf League.»

He also recalled that the actual champion is Mexican; so that, maybe one of the kids could become the next representative of our country and even get a medal.



Important Note:
For the Olympics Games Japan 2020, surfing, for the first time in history, will make its appearance and will be disputed in the shortboard category (femenine and masculine), according to the agreement in Rio de Janeiro, during the 129th COI session as an attempt to attract a younger and broader public.

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Marietas Islands, a must-see in Nayarit

Enjoy this treasure which is part of the protected natural areas, UNESCO biosphere reserve and RAMSAR site. The access to the islands is limited, but it doesn’t prevent you from visiting them and enjoy La Nopalera beach, go kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving or paddling.

Its diverse ecosystem allows you to see different marine species from fish to humpback whales in the winter season. It’s the house of more than 44 flora and fauna species, like the charismatic blue-footed booby bird, which population is the largest worldwide in its own specie. And besides whales, you can also see some dolphins and sea turtles having fun in the surroundings of the islands.
The only way you can access its hidden beach is by swimming through a natural rocky tunnel that reaches this secretly private beach.

There are different spots to check on during the tour, such as The Hidden Beach (The main attraction of the area), La Nopalera Beach, the rock bridge, and do things like snorkeling in its beautiful clear waters that allows you to see a great amount of sea life variety.


Sometimes it is impossible to reach it, since the tide gets high and the tunnel gets flooded, but if you’re lucky enough, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular beaches you can meet in Mexico. This beach, like the whole place, is also a protected natural area, so we must help to preserve it so that it can continue to be a sanctuary open to all, in fact, even taking sand from it is prohibited.

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The Riviera Nayarit Wins “Best Luxury Destination” In The 2016 Travvy Awards

The good news just keeps on coming in this New Year for the Riviera Nayarit: during the most recent edition of the Travvy Awards, the Destination took home the gold statue for “Best Luxury Destination: Mexico.”

The Travvy Awards recognize entities with the highest standards of excellence in the tourism industry. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) nominated the Destination.

“It’s very important to kick off the New Year with something like this to keep us top of mind with consumers,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB. “We also need to point out the voting for these awards is done by the same agents that belong to Travel Alliance Partners, who are the ones who recommend and sell the tourism destinations.”

“This achievement is a result of all the work we’ve done to position ourselves as a luxury destination,” added Murphy. “There’s no doubt the backing of the State Government headed by Roberto Sandoval has been key. This is just one of the many excellent outcomes that have been taking place because of that.”

The Riviera Nayarit’s triumph was announced on January 6, 2016, in New York City. The Riviera Maya took home the silver and Los Cabos won bronze.

The New York office for the Mexico Tourism Board received the gold award won by Mexico as a country within the category of “Best Luxury Destination.”


Both hotels and hotel chains with properties in the Riviera Nayarit were among the winners in the long list of categories that made up the 2016 Travvy Awards. For a complete winners list click

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Nuevo Vallarta’s Bike Path: A Must In The Riviera Nayarit

Since its inauguration in March 2015, the Nuevo Vallarta Bike Path has become a welcome attraction to enjoy in the Riviera Nayarit. Every day, tourists and locals come to run, skate or cycle along this recreational trail.

The Fraccionamiento Náutico Turístico Nuevo Vallarta neighborhood is home to many of the Destination’s hotels, which is why building the bike path was an excellent decision on the part of the Nayarit State Government for continued development of this microdestination.

The bike path is nearly two miles long and follows the Avenida Paseo de los Cocoteros, just a few yards from the beach. As they meander down the trail visitors can enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the area, especially the birdlife.

Bicycles have recently grown in popularity in Mexico, with both families and cyclists as a community always seeking safety, which is something the bike path offers with its well-placed street and transit signage.

It’s a known fact that North Americans love to run, and here they’ll find a great space to indulge their pastime when they visit Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

The Riviera Nayarit hosts several races during the year, including a 5K, 10K and even a Tourism Half Marathon; thus the bike path has become an ideal spot for training and preparing for the competitions.

Brazil, one of the Emerging Markets of interest to the Riviera Nayarit, is also known for its runners. In fact, Brazilian journalists in town for a FAM trip participated in the last Tourism Half Marathon.

Connecting Flamingos With Bucerías

In case two miles isn’t quite long enough, the bike path connects with the Maestro Flamingos Condominium walkway, which extends another nearly two- and-a-quarter miles until it connects with the road. This segment also offers a chance to get on the road to Bucerías via a path that begins where the hotel zone ends, by Flamingos.

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