Rustic. Rural. Relaxing.
This is Riviera Nayarit Mexico. Though it’s located just 25 miles north of Puert0 Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit has a more laid-back vibe. It’s the perfect destination for a romantic retreat or low-key vacation. Translation: fewer tourists.
Places to Visit
When you need to stretch your legs after basking on the beautiful beaches, take a short half-mile walk to the Salto de Jala waterfall. The trail to the 98-foot waterfall is lush and green, and teeming with tropical birds.
Another popular thing to do in Nayarit is visiting the Sayulita turtle camp. Here you can learn about the four species of sea turtles that make their homes along the Pacific coast. Depending on what time of year you visit, you may also be able to take part in a rescue patrol in the early morning or late evening, or release baby turtles into the ocean at sunset.
After dark, dance to the beat of cumbia. The steps of this traditional latin groove are simple and straightforward, making it easy to master. There are several venues along the beach that offer private lessons and group classes.
Don’t think that just because much of the area nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range is undeveloped there aren’t any good places to stay. Luxury resorts and vacation rentals abound along the Nayarit coast. Whether you prefer an oceanside condo with stunning views or resort with access to a world-class golf course, Riviera Nayarit offers a variety of lodging options. Contact a property management company for options near these amazing points of interest.