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Experience The Beauty Of Nayarit, Mexico This Year

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
On the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico [Image by Al Case on Flickr]
When travelers think of Mexico, many immediately think of the Riviera Maya, with its idyllic beaches and historic ruins. However, Nayarit in Mexico is equally an area of natural beauty and exciting historical and cultural experiences. Make a difference this year by traveling to Nayarit, a Mexican state nestling in the eastern part of Mexico. This beautiful state lies between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Sierra Madre mountain range to the east. Read on to learn more about Nayarit and what the destination offers vacationers.

Traveling to Nayarit, Mexico

Beach in Chacala
Chacala Beach [Image by Metamorfa Studio on Flickr]
Getting to Nayarit is easy and convenient, as the Mexican state offers three international airports. These are the Riviera Nayarit Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), and the Riviera Nayarit International Airport (TPQ). Meanwhile, the largest airport in the region is the Riviera Nayarit Puerto Vallarta International Airport, which serves 4.5 million travelers annually. Moreover, the airport offers 445 weekly domestic and international flights.

Moreover, Nayarit is considered one of the top five safest states in Mexico for travelers, together with the Yucatán, Tlaxcala, Chiapas and Tamaulipas.

What does the Mexican state offer travelers?

Cities and golf courses

Sayulita in Nayarit, Mexico
Sayuulita in Nayarit, Mexico [Image by David Stanley on Flickr]
It might sound like a cliché to say that Nayarit is perfect for any traveler, but it is home to some amazing activities and attractions to suit everyone’s needs.  Among the towns with historic architecture are Sayulita, Jala, and Compostela, which are fascinating to visit, while the state’s golf courses will keep golf enthusiasts happy for days.

Adventure in Nayarit

Travelers seeking outdoor adventure in Mexico can explore Nayarit’s five different ecosystems. In southern Nayarit, hikers will enjoy visiting the volcanic system area, and another mountainous area renowned for its volcanoes and stark natural beauty. In the eastern part of the state, hikers can explore the Sierra Madre mountain range to enjoy hiking, while visiting quaint villages along the way, and the beautiful cloud forest in the Sierra de San Juan Biosphere Reserve.

Rincon De GuayabitosNayarit, Mexico
Rincon de Guayabitos [image by EdFladung on Flickr]
Moreover, the southwest of Nayarit offers travelers the best views of mountains and the sea. Here, they can sunbathe or surf at Bahía de Banderas and Compostela.

In the northwest region of the state, the Pacific Coastal Plain hosts Santiago, Ruiz, San Blas, Acaponeta, Rosamorada and Tecuala. This area is great for water sports, including surfing, fishing, boating, whale watching and more. From November through April is the best whale-watching season in Nayarit, while bird watchers will love visiting from October through March. Meanwhile, the off-shore islands here offer great opportunities for fishing, snorkeling, boating or simply lying on the beach.

Archaeological sites for history lovers

Ixtlán del Rio, Nayarit, Mexico
Ixtlán del Rio, Nayarit, Mexico [Image courtesy Lugares INAH]
This Mexican region offers several archaeological sites where visitors can learn about the ancient inhabitants who lived here in the past. Located south of Compostela, the Altavista Archaeological Site boasts more than 2,000 rock carvings, or petroglyphs, dating back some 1,500 years. Meanwhile, the Los Toriles Archaeological Zone dates back to 100 AD and features more than 85 structures, with 15 recently excavated.

Dining in Nayarit, Mexico

Butterflied Baja Pacifico striped bass, Nayarit-style
Butterflied Baja Pacifico striped bass, Nayarit-style [Image by Lou Stejskal on Flickr]
Foodies will enjoy tasting many of Nayarit’s famous regional dishes, especially fresh seafood fare. Moreover, a visit to the local coffee plantations is fascinating and offers an appreciation for that morning drink.

Moreover, Nayarit is home to many Magical Towns, including Sayulita, Ahuacatlán, Mexcaltitán, Jala, Compostela, Amatlán de Cañas, Ixtlán del Río, San Blas and Puerto Balleto. Each is designated for its cultural and historical heritage, connection with local nature, and traditional and unique gastronomy.

Where to stay in Nayarit

Hotel at sunset
Hotel in Nayarit at sunset [Image by Cesar Haro from Pixabay]
Meanwhile, the state of Nayarit offers an excellent range of accommodation options, from grand tourism hotels and resorts to ecological hotels in its natural environment and quaint boutique hotels. In total, the state has 789 hotels to choose from, including famous brands such as Autograph Collection, Fairmont, Marriott and more.

This year, visit Nayarit on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and experience its beautiful nature, Magical Towns and cultural heritage. Visit the Riviera Nayarit official tourism website for more information.



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