Tips

■    There are several VIP transportation options toget from the airport to the hotel and vice versa:taxis, car rentals and even local buses.

■    Being at the same latitude of Hawaii. Riviera Nayarit offers a soft tropical climate with average temperatures of 25 centigrade (77 F). Recommendation: always use sun block and drink plenty of water.

■    The rain season starts in June and ends in November with some electric storms by the end of summer.

■    There's the perfect place to lodge in: Bed and breakfast establishments and bungalows, boutique hotels, world named brand resorts or the popular all-inclusive hotels.

■    The Nayaritan littoral is internationally renowned for deep fishing and the people's warmth; Riviera Nayarit has approximately 500restaurants to please all tastes and budgets.

 

 

Tops

■    Riviera Nayarit extends through 307 KM of Pacific Coast framed by spectacular mountains that unfold just a few minutes to the north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

■    The destination extends from Nuevo Vallarta Resorts through Boca de Teacapan, crossing other places at the singular Punta Mita, the spectacular Banderas Bay and the colonial town of San Bias.

The region includes luxury resorts and eco tourist boutique hotels, the possibility to practice world class surf, five professional golf courses, native wildlife, including sea turtles and tropical birds, mountain and island adventures, shopping local art and traditional huichol handcrafts, charming fisherman towns as well as kilometres of calmbeaches. Famous region for the art works made bythe huicholes, you can by original creations withcolourful motives, done with beads, weavings andembroideries. Also you can fins shell and snailscrafts, toys and typical candies in the handcrafts markets in Bucerias and Cruz de Huanacaxtlhe.

■    Among the cultural events you can find: the festival of the Virgen de la Paz, celebrated during January in Bucerias, there are dancers, typical cui-sine and a fair. During .May the religious celebration of la Santa Cruz takes place, with parades andtraditional dances in the town of la Cruz de Huanacaxtlhe.

■    In September, in the town of San Francisco you have an all day celebration for San Francisco of Assis with a decorated trucks parade, regional dances and different sports competitions.

■    For the sea lovers, extravaganza nautical 2010, will gather 11 spectacular events water sports related and marine activities, between February 18and march 20 in the Riviera Nayarit.

■    Also the Latin-American boat show, the most important nautical event of Mexico where you will be able to see all the latest world-class yachts and vessels, in marina Riviera Nayarit from March 11 to 15.

■    By mid June (17-19) the 50th San Bias Inter-national fisherman tournament will take place, which this year reaches half a century since its first edition. 

 

 

Text: AMURA ± Photo: Cortesía OVC Riviera Nayarit y Marc Callanan, Banco de Imágenes Punta Mita.

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