Mexico’s most promising tourist destination is called Riviera Nayarit. It is a tropical paradise with a coastline that stretches over more than 1,988 miles of blue skies, green mountains covered by thick vegetation, and endless beaches for your enjoyment. Its warm climate has become refuge to hundreds of foreigners who come to this place, fleeing from the cold, and who decide to stay and live out their retirement. Its enviable humid climate averages 77ºF almost all year round, endowing the fertile soil of the Riviera Nayarit with the most exotic vegetation.
The Riviera Nayarit is a destination easily accessed from major cities in the United States and Canada, and is located 10 minutes to the north of the International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, and 40 minutes to the west of the International Airport in Tepic. Here, you will find the best and most authentic taste of Mexican culture. Its coastal towns, Nuevo Vallarta and the proximity to neighboring Puerto Vallarta, give this destination an enviable location.
For those who love the ocean, the Pacific coast is a more convenient location than the Gulf of Mexico, as it is more protected from storms, and its climate is very similar to that of Hawaii, with average temperatures of 77ºF. The slopes of the Sierra Madre mountains, and the Bahía de Banderas geographically protect the Riviera Nayarit, as well as the nearby destinations, from the big Pacific storms coming from the south, which is why retirees prefer to live here.
How easy is it to settle down?
Mexico leads the list of the most popular places for retirement, including the International Living magazine, which has placed it as number one in its annual count. To retire at the Riviera Nayarit may be a very good choice for many expatriates seeking early and better quality retirement. If you plan to take this step in your life, you must be open to embrace a different culture, with its own laws, environment and climates different to those you are accustomed to.
Some of the products and services which you are used to are not available or will be somewhat different. Before making up your mind, take a long holiday to enjoy, get to know and breathe in the place where you want to live.
In the Riviera Nayarit you will have access to high speed internet, cable TV and all of the printed media in the United States. The big American chain stores such as Sam's Club or Wal-Mart have branches here; therefore, you will have access to the full range of their products. Not speaking Spanish is not a problem in the Riviera Nayarit. Since the city is a prime tourist destination, the English language is the local currency in commercial establishments and signage; likewise, the locals, especially the young, speak the language and are able to hold a conversation.
If you want to buy a property or land to build on, in Mexico, buying real estate provides that foreigners may acquire coastal or border properties through a deed of trust entered into with any Mexican bank. The Mexican government has implemented policies that facilitate consular formalities for foreigners and facilitate their access to, and their stay in our country. This has made it possible for expatriates to purchase properties in the country or in the city, with only some limitations in regard to agricultural areas. The Foreign Investment Law allows for the deeds of your land or property to be valid for 50 years, and may be renewed on an ongoing basis through a payment for this item. After this procedure has been finalized, it protects the rights of foreigners and ensures that the transaction is legal. Property rights in Mexico are actually safer for the owner, when compared to the United States or Canada.
What recreational activities are offered?
The quality of tourism in the Riviera Nayarit encompasses a wide range of activities and attractions for your lifestyle. Enjoy the six golf courses designed by leading experts such as Nicklaus, Norman and Von Hagge. After a busy day, take a bath and have a massage at one of the many and luxurious spas offering various wellness programs, rejuvenation therapies and treatments, for balance, health and relaxation.
If you have a daring spirit, take a tour in an SVU throughout the region and visit its natural attractions. If you love the ocean, water activities such as sports fishing, sailing, diving and even surfing are at your fingertips with professionals in the field who will teach to master the waves.
If you stroll along the beach one afternoon, don’t be surprised when you see a huge whale or a pod of dolphins, these sightings are common in the Riviera Nayarit. How about admiring sea lions or freeing baby turtles. You can even join as a volunteer in some environmental group and help preserve the ridley turtles and the crocodiles.
The Riviera Nayarit and its neighbor, Puerto Vallarta, are also excellent places for medical tourism. If you want to have some cosmetic surgery done, here you will find several options for fulfilling your ideal of looking good in order to feel good. In the year 2011, health tourism in Mexico grew by 25% as compared to the previous year, and the Riviera Nayarit was one of the most popular destinations among Americans and Canadians, who, in addition to having surgeries, seek a quiet place for their rehabilitation. Here you will find the best hotels to get some rest, and hospitals offering the best service, low prices and a quality equal or even higher than what you can find in the United States or Canada.