Saturday, June 24, 2017

Revista Nupcias Photo Shoot Held In The Riviera Nayarit

  • The next two issues of the magazine with a 40-thousand, bimonthly print run will showcase articles on the best of the destination to promote weddings and honeymoons within the domestic market.

Revista Nupcias magazine was in the Riviera Nayarit for a photo shoot held June 13-16, 2017, invited by the Public Relations desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

This magazine specializes in the romance segment, with a 40-thousand, bimonthly print run as well as a wide reach within the Mexican market through its digital platforms.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Top 10 Summer Camps In The Riviera Nayarit


School is about to be let out for the year and it’s time for a well-deserved summer vacation to enjoy the Riviera Nayarit’s gorgeous beaches. Families usually look for summer camps for their kids where they can brush up on their sporting, artistic and social skills, so we’ve put together a list of ten excellent options for children and teens.

10.- Úumbali Summer
We’ll start with a special mention, since Úumbali is in Tepic and not in the Riviera Nayarit, but because of its excellent eco-education, it’s well worth a visit to its facilities during the summer. They’ll have lots of art-related activities, a working farm, a bakery, environmental education, exploration, environmental awareness, recycling, a vegetable garden workshop and more. For information call  (311) 114 7038 or visit Úumbali .

9.- Summer Club at the Escuela de Vela de la Cruz
Located in the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the Escuela de Vela de la Cruz will welcome kids as young as 8 years old during July and August to their Summer Club for sailing workshops in the Optimist, Laser and 420 styles. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and classes are limited to 15 students per day. For more information call  (322) 135 9791 or click Escuela deVela de La Cruz .

8.- “Riendo nos entendemos” (“Laughter is the Universal Language”) at Casa Clü in San Ignacio
Located in the country village of San Ignacio, Casa Clü is a fun recreational and learning center where children can feel to express themselves thanks to their “laughter is the universal language” philosophy. They offer several workshops including art, sports, school, nature, tours and other activities this summer. For information call  (322) 133 9661 or click on www.lacasaclu.com or La Casa Clü de San Ignacio .

7.- Summer Workshops at Amigos de La Cruz
Music, dancing, art, recycling and swimming are all on the Amigos de la Cruz Summer Workshop Menu. They will offer two groups, one for kids ages 6-10 and another for teens 11-14, and it will take place on the grounds of the CETMAR Elementary School. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from July 26 – August 5. Register your child at solsequi123@gmail.com or call (322) 298 3101. Visit: Amigos de La Cruz .

6.- Punta de Mita Foundation Summer Workshops
The Punta de Mita Foundation counts on its US volunteers to set up fun games for kids at its Community Center for two hours a day, three days a week from July 17-28. A Finance Workshop for children will also be offered on July 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by Intercam. From details call (329) 291 5053 or write to info@fundacionpuntademita.org. Visit: Fundación Punta de Mita .

5.- Summer Workshop “Contribute to Conservation With Your Cellphone”
The San Pancho Bird Observatory is offering a unique practical/theoretic workshop focused on learning how to manage the citizen Naturalist and Birdwatching scientific platforms with an eye on the conservation of the species. It includes nature tours to observe birds. It’s recommended for children 12 and older and will be held July 10-14 and 17-21. For information write to birdingsanpancho@gmail.com or call (322) 139 7242. Visit: Observatorio de Aves de San Pancho .

4.- Sailing Camp at VYC
Nuevo Vallarta’s Vallarta Yacht Club extends an invitation to their new summer classes for kids who want to learn to sail or are looking to brush up on their skills. Students can choose to learn light sailing in the Optimist and Laser categories or windsurfing with international bilingual instructors. Dates are June 26-30, and July 3-7 and 10-17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For inquiries please call 01 (322) 297 2222 or write to office@vallartayachtcub.org. You can find all the details at Vallarta Yacht Club .

3.- Surf & SUP Camp in Sayulita
Javier “Bicho” Jiménez and Felipe “Pipe” Rodríguez, both on Mexico’s national paddling and surfing teams, and US great Shelby Taylor will be holding a series of Surf, SUP and Yoga training camps Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 17-21 and August 7-11, 2017 in Sayulita. For registration contact shelbytaylor@gmail.com. More details at Sayulita JrSup .

2.- Entre Amigos A.C. Summer Workshops
As they do every year, Entre Amigos A.C. in San Pancho has put together a variety of art, sports, educational, science and community development workshops created and shared by volunteers from around the world. Kids and teens ages 3 to 16 are welcome to the Riviera Nayarit’s Cultural Capital from July 24 through August 11. For more details call  (311) 258 4377 or write to biblioteca@entreamigos.org.mx. All the info is online at Entre Amigos .

1.- La Patrona Atlético Madrid Football Camp

Spain’s Club Atlético de Madrid will be holding a Summer Camp - San Pancho Campus in the Riviera Nayarit at the La Patrona Polo Club (July 17 – August 11). This will include four weeks of training for kids and teens. For more information call 044 (322) 146 7714 or 01 (322) 297 2334 ext. 106. Visit: Atlético de Madrid .

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wibit Mex Aquatic Park Opens In The Riviera Nayarit

  • There’s an open water aquatic park in Bucerías that offers a new alternative for family fun.

Wibit, the latest trend in adventure aquatic parks, has arrived in the Riviera Nayarit, specifically to the beach in Bucerías. This new attraction consists of the installation of a series of inflatables in different shapes that together make up a fun circuit that gets the adrenaline pumping.

Bucerías is the perfect spot for this open water park thanks to its location on the Banderas Bay, which means small waves, light currents, an ample bed of sand and a solid service infrastructure.

Bouncy houses, slides, rope towers, bridges, domes, curves, walkways, half tubes and much, much more are part of the fun.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

More Celebrities Spotted In The Riviera Nayarit

  • Punta de Mita is a celebrity magnet: this week saw Mario López, who became a household name on Saved by the Bell, and Grand Gustin, from The Flash.

The Riviera Nayarit continues welcoming celebrities looking for fun under the sun, which is where the destination’s beaches and infrastructure put on their best show. The hottest A-listers in town these days were US actors Mario López and Grant Gustin.

Meanwhile, domestic actors and presenters also made their presence known in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, specifically in Punta de Mita, the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula.

Mario López, the actor who first became famous back in the 90s for his role as “Slater” on Saved by the Bell, came to celebrate Father’s Day at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, owned by Joe Francis who shared in the fun. Both of them posted photos on their social media accounts.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

57th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament

  • There are 48 boats confirmed to head out to win the over 3 million pesos in prizes, among them several new cars.
The Historic Port of San Blas is ready to receive the 57th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament from June 21-25, 2017, which will be hosted at the Marina Fonatur with the Tepic Sport Fishing Club as the principal organizer.

The participants will compete in three categories: sailfish, marlin and mahi-mahi. There are already 48 boats registered as the deadline for registration nears, including team Mexico, the world champions in sport fishing, led by Luis Miguel García, president of the National Sport Fishing Federation.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Condé Nast Traveler Spain Explored Nayarit

  • This trip took the international journalists beyond the Riviera Nayarit into Colonial Nayarit, including the capital.

Reps from the Spain edition of Condé Nast Traveler magazine recently explored the Riviera Nayarit and Colonial Nayarit during a press trip by invitation of the Public Relations desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). 

Condé Nast Traveler was launched in 1999 and is the favorite title of the seasoned traveler. Its content covers the most exciting destinations and how to enjoy them to the maximum with complete information on hotels, restaurants, shopping, trendy spots and more. The Spain edition has over 17 thousand print issues and over a million unique visitors online plus over five million page views at www.traveler.es.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrities Prefer The Riviera Nayarit

  • International celebrities Candice Accola, José King and Tina Craig were on the list; national A-listers included Alejandro Fernández, Isaac Brizuela and Rocío Banquells.

Summer is around the corner and national and international celebrities have made it clear the Riviera Nayarit is their favorite beach destination. Week after week, social media platforms overflow with postings of A-listers enjoying themselves in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure.

This week the star visitor was US actor and songstress Candice Accola, now Candice King, since her husband is guitarist Joe King. Candice’s career took off with her participation in The Vampire Diaries where she plays “Caroline Forbes.”

Riviera Nayarit Announces Father’s Day Promos

  • Thirty-two hotels are participating with promotions including discounts from 15 to 50%; no interest payments for 3, 6, and even 12 months; up to 2 children free per room or 50% discount on kids 12 and under; spa, resort or golf credits and many other freebies.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its Marketing Department in collaboration with the associated hotels in the destination have launched their Father’s Day Promotions beginning June 15 through July 5, 2017.

These actions serve to reinforce the destination’s commitment to offering special pricing and promotions during the year to pamper everyone equally. These promos are the forerunners of the amazing summer that awaits the destination, which will be celebrated with new promotions.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Influencers, Bloggers And YouTubers Promote The Riviera Nayarit

  • Visits by Viajero Peligro, Gabriel Ibarzabal from Latin Fashion News and Mariel de Viaje served to promote the destination via these new sources of information.

The Public Relations Office of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) kicked off the month of March engaged with continuing to promote the destination via these new avenues of information.

Several press trips took place the first few days of the month, hosting influencers, bloggers and YouTubers that brought with them hundreds of thousands of followers on their diverse digital platforms.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Vote For The Riviera Nayarit In The Condé Nast 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

  • 15 destination properties are nominated and seeking a top spot on this prestigious list, where tourists themselves choose the best hotels in the world.
Condé Nast Traveler has published the list of nominees for the 30th edition of its 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. As happens every year, the Riviera Nayarit is front and center in the hotel category with a wide variety of options.

Voting ends on July 1, 2017 and the final ranking will be published on September 27, 2017. With every vote participants are entered to win a “Viking Homeland Tour” from Viking Ocean Cruises, a 15-day, 14-night trip for the winner and their friend through the waters of the Baltic Sea and the Scandinavian regions of Sweden and Norway.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Over 12 Thousand People Expected At Motofiesta Guayabitos 2017

  • The most traditional motorcycle event in the destination seeks to surpass last year’s attendance record; the heart of the Riviera Nayarit is ready for the most awaited and biggest biker party of the year.

The 12th edition of the Motofiesta Guayabitos is set to take place from June 16-18, 2017 in the Riviera Nayarit, and the event organizers are confident it will surpass the more than 12 thousand attendees that showed up last year.

Motorcycle clubs from all around the Mexican Republic have already confirmed their attendance at a week from the event. Local hotels in Los Ayala, La Peñita de Jaltemba and Rincon de Guayabitos have indicated occupancy rates to be at 100% during that weekend thanks to the biker party, which also suggests significant revenue for the zone.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Las Islas Marietas’ Seabed Gets Cleaned Up For World Oceans Day

  • 14 scuba divers from different entities collaborated to go deep in five different areas of the two islands that make up the National Park to pick up anything that was not a part of the ecosystem; the Riviera Nayarit BCN turns three on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A cleanup of the seabed took place at the Isla Marietas National Park on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in honor of World Oceans Day.

The different entities that participated in the activity were: the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (Conanp, by its acronym in Spanish), the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Centro Universitario de la Costa, Vallarta Adventures, Mismaloya Adventures and Sayulita Entourage. The Navy was also present to guarantee their safety.

Fourteen scuba divers took action, going below the waves to depths of between five and nine meters along five different areas of Isla Larga and Isla Redonda in order to extricate foreign objects from the place. The trash that was brought up will be donated to the Humpback Whale sculpture that’s being made out of recycled material in San Pancho.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Top Ten Adventure Tours In The Riviera Nayarit


The natural bounty that infuses every corner of the Riviera Nayarit allows for a great variety of adventure tours—perfect for adrenaline lovers who enjoy close contact with Mother Nature.

Before we go on, though, we’d like to point out there are plenty more tours that didn’t make the top 10 list but that are certainly worth a try, including a visit to the Orquideario Lo de Perla, the petroglyphs at Altavista, the thermal springs at Nuevo Ixtlán and the Jaguar Route through the Sierra de Vallejo.

10.- Birdwatching Routes
This one poses a dilemma: how to pick a birdwatching tour in a destination that boasts over 500 endemic, resident and migratory species? This is why we’d rather recommend a few guides who we trust implicitly. In San Blas, talk to Mark Stackhouse from Westwings and Fernando García from Safaris San Blas; and if you’re in the Bahía de Banderas and Compostela areas, contact Luis Morales from the San Pancho Bird Observatory.

9.- SUP & Snorkel Tours
These activities can be pursued in many of the beaches around the Riviera Nayarit, but we’d like to highlight Xplore México in Lo de Marcos, owned by SUP national pick Oliver Cruz, as it combines two of the top activities to enjoy on water. The tour takes you on a paddle to the reef just 800 meters from the coast at a depth of up to 3 meters, a habitat brimming with underwater life.

St. Regis Stands Out Among The 2017 Smart Stars Award Winners

  • The prestigious Punta Mita resort was chosen as one of the best beach hotels in the world with a focus on the meetings industry.

Smart Meetings, a U.S.-based company that specializes in the MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) industry, published its list of the 2017 Smart Stars Award Winners on May 30, 2017. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located on the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, was chosen as one of the best beach hotels in the world.

Smart Meetings dedicates itself to providing meeting planners with the tools they need to facilitate their events. They publish the most recent trends in the industry in their magazine and website, along with recommendations and much more.

Aeromexico Launches New Direct Flight From Monterrey To The Region For The Summer Season

  • The flight will be available every weekend from June 17 through August 20, 2017. 

Aeromexico has launched a new direct flight this summer between Monterrey and the “Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, which also connects to the Riviera Nayarit.

The airline has been testing the launch of this type of seasonal flight for a while, which not only brings the people of this northern city closer to the Pacific, but also offers an option for connecting with different regions of the United States.

The flight will be available every weekend from June 17 through August 20, 2017 at the following times: MTY-PVR 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. and PVR-MTY 4 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

III Grand Velas Fashion Show 2017

  • This year’s fabulous catwalk will present the “Resort 2017” collection created exclusively for the hotel by renowned designer, Raquel Orozco.

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is all set for the III Grand Velas Fashion Show (GVFS) to be held next Saturday June 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. sharp at this beautiful Nuevo Vallarta property.

“Fashion and luxury are two essential elements in the Riviera Nayarit. This event is undoubtedly right on target to promote the destination, which is why we love it and are happy to be a part of it,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

5th “Save The Sea Turtle” Drawing Contest

  • Drawings will be accepted through June 16, 2017, with the grand finale held on July 1, 2017 at the El Naranjo Turtle Camp in Peñita de Jaltemba, Compostela.

Grupos Ecologistas de Nayarit A.C. are extending an invitation to their 5th “Save the Sea Turtle” Drawing Contest, open to boys and girls attending elementary schools in the region.

The objective is to encourage the preservation of the species, especially the sea turtle, while developing the younger generation’s artistic and social values. There are two categories for participants: one for children in first through third grades, and another for those in fourth through sixth grades.

All drawings must be on letter-sized paper (bond paper, pearlescent paper, construction paper or poster board), using any technique (pencil, colors, crayons, watercolors, oil paints, magic markers, etc.); tracing is not allowed and neither is the use of other materials such as glitter, stones, seeds, stickers, beads, etc.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Open Invitation To Create Humpback Whale Sculpture Out Of Recycled Material In San Pancho

  • The skeleton of the humpback whale is ready to receive recycled material to create not only a work of art, but also to raise awareness of the need to conserve the environment.

San Pancho, the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, is celebrating World Environment Day with a 10-meter high sculpture of a humpback whale made from recycled material as part of the Marina Metamorphosis Project.

The project arose out of the interested and responsible citizens’ needs to continue encouraging environmental values with the younger generations; other entities such as the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) have joined in the movement, inspired by its sociocultural and community value for the destination.

The invitation is open to all those who wish to join the Guardians of the Ocean; all are invited to collaborate in the collective creation of the whale from June 5 – 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 pm. to 7 p.m. The activity will take place on the lot next to the gas station at the entrance at the village entrance.

Riviera Nayarit To Host XII National Clean Beaches Convention

  • The heads of several Federal Government offices will be present at the event along with hosts Roberto Sandoval, Governor of Nayarit, and Bahía de Banderas’ Mayor José Gómez.

The XII National Clean Beaches Convention will take place from June 8-10, 2017 at the Marival Resort hotel in Nuevo Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit’s municipality of Bahía de Banderas.

The Rivera Nayarit CVB’s Groups and Events office has been hard at work coordinating everything necessary to ensure the success of this important event, where the Riviera Nayarit takes the spotlight for being first in place in number of Certified Clean Beaches, as it currently boasts 12.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Riviera Nayarit CVB’s PR Efforts Expand To Different Markets


  • Gastronomy, luxury, travel, lifestyle and LGBT are some of the segments being targeted within Mexico, the United States and Brazil thanks to three press trips.

The Public Relations desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has undertaken several actions during the past few weeks in order to diversify the destination’s markets in different latitudes.

Three hosted press trips for media and influencers from Mexico, the United States and Brazil were held in order to highlight different aspects of the destination.