Riviera Nayarit: tropical paradise

Alexia Arana

When we talk about Mexico, we talk about culture, Magical Towns, delicious gastronomy, beaches, wild biodiversity and many destinations.

But there are destinations in this country that never go unnoticed and one of them is located on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean, in the state of Nayarit, which is famous for its “comparsas” (groups of carnival dancers) and fairs, but especially its beautiful beaches and island like Riviera Nayarit.

Riviera Nayarit is a paradise for explorers, a tropical place with exotic islands, beautiful beaches, national parks and green mountains. You have two choices, relax in its warm waters or explore its surroundings, something that will undoubtedly make you know its culture.


If you want to know this Magical Town, I assure you that you will not regret it. Sayulita is a surf spot, full of colorful streets, ‘’ good vibes ’’ everywhere, and with beautiful Huichol art that will make you want to be part of this wonderful destination. With its famous beaches, one that is right in front of its beautiful and ‘’ hippie ’’ city and another one called La Playa de los Muertos, a short distance to the south. Both surrounded by beautiful green mountains, which will definitely amaze you with their beauty. Don't forget to buy a handmade treasure by Sayulita artisans.

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Islas Marietas 

To be enter this majestic place you will need a travel guide company, since it is a protected area and one of the most important elements for the environment in Riviera Nayarit. This charming hidden beach is home to blue-footed boobies and various wild inhabitants. It is also a good destination to go diving and discover the depths of its crystal clear waters. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and go to the beach, this place is definitely the one.

Nuevo Vallarta

Located at the southern tip of the Nayarit coast, in this magical place you will find unique places to visit. A destination with several resorts and tropical vibes that will leave you enchanted. Here, it is a good idea to ride a bike and tour the city, full of palm trees. At the end you can cool off on its beautiful beaches and take advantage of the sun's rays. If you like something more private, there are several beach clubs where you can enjoy a delicious drink.

Cerro del Mono

This is a good place to escape the crowds of the city, it is a paradise surrounded by nature and spectacular panoramic views. Although it may be a bit difficult to reach this destination, I promise you that when you are at the top of the hill the beautiful view will reward you. There are several tour agencies that offer excursions along the trail and if you are one of the brave adventurers you can climb the mountains of this beautiful site. In the end, if you want to cool off, take advantage of its beautiful beaches.

Mexico delights us with its destinations and Magical Towns, but once you visit Riviera Nayarit, you will not want to leave. It is the best way to enjoy nature and explore the corners of this wonderful country.

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