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The Top Places to Visit in Riviera Nayarit

LIFESTYLE | Published on 24/10/2018
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Riviera Nayarit is one of the largest travel destinations in Mexico and one of the best places to visit if you want a fun-filled vacation. It stretches from Nuevo Vallarta on the southern end, all the way up to the coastal town of San Blas. Within its vast territory, there are stunning beaches, palm peppered mountains, and a countless array of things to do in Riviera Nayarit that appeal to every type of traveler. When you make the decision to visit Riviera Nayarit on your next Mexico vacations, be sure to try out a few of the best places to visit and these Nayarit attractions.  

Riviera Nayarit Beaches

Riviera Nayarit beaches, such as San Pancho, Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta, and the hidden beach at Las Marietas Islands, are some of the most incredible beaches in the country. When you visit these Nayarit attractions, you’ll find the perfect playground for a diverse array of water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling, in addition to some of the best places to relax and enjoy the splendor and beauty of your Mexico vacations. Make visiting the Riviera Nayarit beaches one of your top priorities when you visit Riviera Nayarit, you’ll be grateful you did.

Crocodiles Sanctuaries

Crocodile sanctuaries like San Blas and the nearby El Salado in Puerto Vallarta, which offer tours of the mangroves, are great places to witness the Crocodiles in their natural habitats on your Mexico vacations. There is an incredible amount to learn about these majestic animals and taking a tour when you visit Riviera Nayarit will be one of the most memorable Nayarit attractions you see. When you visit the crocodile sanctuaries, you’ll be invited to board a small boat that will take you through the mangroves into crocodile territory. Take a few pictures, learn a great deal, and enjoy an experience unique to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns)

A few years back, Mexico began a program to honor the small towns around the nation that contribute to the magic that is Mexico. These Pueblos Magicos (Magic towns), like Sayulita, a favorite surf town among locals and those who visit Riviera Nayarit, and San Sebastian del Oeste if you’re looking to take a break from the coast, are among the best places to visit if you truly want to experience the culture, history, and splendor of Mexico. 


Just north of Nuevo Vallarta is Bucerias, an authentic Mexican beach town bustling with culture and Nayarit attractions. The Bucerias art walk, bicycle rentals, kiteboarding lessons, and the water park are among the best things to do in Riviera Nayarit when you visit the small town of Bucerias. In addition, you’ll find a whole slew of delicious restaurants and a traditional town square bustling with action to keep you busy while you visit this town next to Nuevo Vallarta.

Banderas Bay and Beyond

So this one isn’t really one of the top places to visit in Riviera Nayarit, it is more like a thousand Riviera Nayarit attractions clumped into one vast expanse of crystal blue water that stretches along the entire coast of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. When you step into the ocean at one of the many Riviera Nayarit beaches or head out on the diverse ocean tours that are available, you’ll find nothing but pure fun and entertainment. Among the best things to do in Riviera Nayarit on the water are scuba diving, sailing, whale watching, or taking a sunset cruise. 

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