Get all the Riviera Nayarit travel information you need in one place from Casago. We want visitors to the region to experience the very best that Nuevo Vallarta has to offer. From the best time to visit, to how to get here, to where to stay, you don’t have to look far to plan the perfect vacation.
Riviera Nayarit Weather & Best Time to Visit
With a tropical climate on the same latitude as Hawaii, Riviera Nayarit weather is great all year round, but each season offers its own unique events.
- Riviera Nayarit in fall: Summer weather persists through September and October. Only in November does the low fall down to 54 degrees. Even then, the daytime can still reach a wonderful 84. Sierra Madre’s fog peaks in fall, when there’s a 50% chance of low clouds. Great deals can be found this time of year, and luxury travelers prefer to visit this time of year, when traffic is lower. It’s the season of Dia de los Muertos celebrations, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, San Blas and La Cruz International Fishing Tournaments, and Motomanía San Blas.
- Riviera Nayarit in winter: From December through February, lows can get down to 46 degrees on average, but daytime highs still reach up to 81 degrees. January is the second-wettest month, with 4 inches of rainfall. Winter is the busiest time of year for visitors in Riviera Nayarit. Events this time of year include the Vallarta Cup sailboat races, the Nuevo Vallarta car show, the San Blas International Migratory Bird Festival, and the San Pancho Music Festival.
- Riviera Nayarit in spring: Spring temperatures range from 46/86 degrees in March to 55/90 in May. March and April, particularly around Easter time, can be very busy. April through June are the most affordable months to visit. Come this time of year for the Chacala Surf Fishing Tournament, Puerto de Chacala Music Festival, the San Pancho Children’s Circus, and the Taste of Lo de Marcos.
- Riviera Nayarit in summer: June is the hottest and wettest month, with an average of 15 inches of rainfall. Two to three hours of afternoon precipitation can be expected in July, August, and September – “the rainy season.” The summer months see lows of 68 and highs averaging around 86. Summer events include the RHA Music Festival, surf and soccer camps, the Bay of Banderas Fishing Tournament, and the V Sea Turtle Festival.
Riviera Nayarit Transportation
Riviera Nayarit transportation options include:
- Flights: Most visitors to Riviera Nayarit book a flight through the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), which is serviced by major airline carriers like Delta, United, and US Airways. The landing strip is 15 minutes from the southernmost parts of Riviera Nayarit, like Nuevo Vallarta, 30 minutes from Punta Mita, and 1 hour from Guayabitos. From elsewhere in Mexico, you can fly into Tepic International Airport (TPQ) with Aeromar Airlines from Mexico City or Volaris Airlines from Tijuana City, and travel one hour west to the San Blas sea port.
- Public Transit: Airport Taxi is the most common way to get from the airport to your accommodations. You can purchase a ticket at a counter inside for about 215 pesos (or $18 USD). Longer trips to San Blas will cost roughly 3,465 pesos ($186 USD). There is a public city bus across the pedestrian bridge, but this option is not recommended if you are unfamiliar with the area.
- Rental Cars: Hertz, National, Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Dollar all have rental car agencies operating out of the Puerto Vallarta Airport. Keep in mind you will need to purchase Mexican liability insurance before renting a vehicle in Mexico.
- Bus Service in Riviera Nayarit: Taking the bus around Riviera Nayarit is easy and entertaining. The ATM (Autos Transportes Medina) line runs from Nuevo Vallarta to Punta de Mita. The white and green Compostela-Pacifico bus lines run to Sayulita, San Pancho, and Rincón de Guayabitos. You may need to hail the bus to stop it, and should come prepared with change.
- Taxis: White city taxis wait outside all major resorts, with rates costing about 300 pesos ($16 USD) per hour. Be sure to get a price before you enter the taxi. Drivers often receive incentives for recommending particular bars or restaurants, so do not automatically assume you’ll get the best recommendation.
Finding Where to Stay in Riviera Nayarit
Where to stay in Riviera Nayarit is a matter of preference. Increasingly, visitors to Riviera Nayarit are opting to rent out entire villas, condos, or single-family residences overseen by experienced property managers. These Riviera Nayarit accommodations typically come with generous amenities like private pools, hot tubs, outdoor kitchens, landscaped patios, bicycle rentals, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, close proximity to major attractions, and beach access. Casago is here to help you find the place that best suits your travel needs, and to make sure that your entire stay is a dream come true. Contact us to get more customized Riviera Nayarit travel information, and to learn more about vacation rentals in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.