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Where is Riviera Nayarit?

by Craig Zabransky on September 19, 2011

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A “riviera” is defined as a coastal region with a subtropical climate and vegetation. Ok, but where (or what) is Nayarit?

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are neighbors. Puerto Vallarta resides in the state of Jalisco and just across the Ameca River and only a few kilometers from the Puerto Vallarta airport resides the state of Nayarit. The southern coastal region of the state, known as Riviera Nayarit will co-host Tianguis 2012 with Puerto Vallarta and already participates in the annual Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week, Wine Festival, Banderas Bay Regatta, and more. Although in different states, the regions are served by one airport and tourists can easily visit both on their vacation. And many do just that.

Riviera Nayarit – Mexico’s Pacific Treasure

The Riviera Nayarit is relatively new as a marketed region, yet some of the top names in resorts have properties there. Branded as Mexico’s “Pacific Treasure” it offers visitors all inclusive luxury resorts in Puta Mita, the surfer style accommodations in the town of Sayulita and other beach bungalows, boutiques, and B&B are located in between.

Personally, I have traveled to the state of Nayarit, but only to San Blas and never headed any further south toward the region now branded as the Riviera Nayarit. I plan to make my first trip this winter. So today, I shared the what and where, next time I look forward to sharing the how, as in how was my time in the Riviera Nayarit.

A Nayarit Beach (San Blas)

And until then, I want to know, what you have to say about the Riviera Nayarit? As always, I welcome your thoughts.

photo: images. Riviera Nayarit images and map courtsey of Riviera Nayarit, Beach photo by Craig Zabransky

Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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