The Riviera Nayarit has become one of the most environmentally-friendly tourist destinations in the nation, as evidenced by the 2019 recertification of the Fraccionamiento Turístico Nuevo Vallarta with the Silver EarthCheck badge.

Following an audit where they measured the sustainability and environmental strategies and plans, the destination proved once again that it complied with Earthcheck’s international indicators and parameters and obtained the certification for the fourth year in a row.

“This demonstrates the commitment of Riviera Nayarit, Banderas Bay, and the Government of the State of Nayarit to the preservation of its cultural heritage and natural environment,” said Jesús Carmona, president of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

He added that, by committing to sustainability, the Riviera Nayarit is not only part of a leading group of communities in environmental management, but it also has the ability to better manage the resources available to the community and its visitors. The benefits are tangible to the conscious traveler who is increasingly concerned about their surroundings.

Source: Riviera Nayarit Blog


The 7th Annual Fiesta en la Calle will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 2:00-11:30 pm. This is a free event with food, beverages and craft beers available for purchase at Los Muertos Brewing.

Since the 'fun never dies' on Puerto Vallarta's south side, Los Muertos Brewing (Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #302) will host their Seventh Annual Fiesta en la Calle from 2:00-11:30 pm on Saturday, November 2.

Make plans now to come out and enjoy a frightfully fun party on the street with free live entertainment all day - and all night - long.

Since this year's street party falls on Mexico's Day of the Dead, everyone is encouraged to dress for the occasion. Whether you plan to come in costume or get your face painted on the street (for a small donation), join us on Saturday, November 2 between 2:00-11:30 pm for a good times, live music, and dancing in the street at the 7th annual Puerto Vallarta Fiesta en la Calle.

Source: Banderas News


Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have been nominated for the Mexico Food & Travel 2019 Reader’s Awards.

Vallarta – Nayarit continues celebrating, besides of its recent international mention as one of the best small cities in the world due to its quality in hospitality services, natural, cultural and gastronomical richness; recently a few high level restaurants and hotels are competing to be the best of Mexico in the Food & Travel 2019 Readers Awards.

For 6 years, Food & Travel México organizes this contest through a survey where its different readers can choose the best restaurants, chefs, hotels and spas from all Mexico; as well as cruises, airlines and destinations in international categories.

Here you can see the list of nominees of our beautiful destination:

Best Revelation Chef: Alex Gómez of Jardín Nebulosa (San Sebastián del Oeste)

Best New Restaurant of Mexico: Icú (Puerto Vallarta)


Best Beach Resort: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita y Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta


Best Spa: Remède Spa of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Representatives from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) visited three cities in eastern Canada from October 7-10: Montreal and Quebec in the province of Quebec, and Toronto in the province of Ontario.

The team trained over 150 travel agents during four days of intense work, updating them on what’s new in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, together with wholesalers such as Sunwing, Air Transat, WestJet Vacations, Travel Brands, and Aeroméxico. Besides their destination presentations in each of the aforementioned cities, the team also visited the AirTransat reservations center in Montreal to update 64 travel agents.

Francisco Cerro, representative for the CVB, noted that the Riviera Nayarit is the trendy place to visit in Mexico, thanks in part to its fantastic sunsets and gorgeous beaches. From the exclusive Punta de Mita—home to luxury hotels like the Four Seasons Resort and The St. Regis as well as exclusive villas—to the charming village of Sayulita, ideal for surfers and vacationers, this region is satisfying a growing demand.

When considering their promotional work in Canada, Marc Murphy—managing director of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit CVB—mentioned the country is one of the Riviera Nayarit’s most important markets. Canadian tourists are known for their lengthy stays over the winter and Canada has been one of the most prolific markets for the region in the past few years.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work vigorously to promote the destination with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog


Marriott BonVoy Traveler recently launched a Punta de Mita Guide with stories that showcase this tourist destination’s gastronomy, culture, and things to do.

Under the premise “Good travel starts here,” the platform offers travelers information before they embark on their journeys through stories that will inspire them to explore the world’s best destinations, while also providing them with tools to travel better.

Thus, the Riviera Nayarit has a new showcase to display off its Luxury and Nature. The guide includes segments on Tips and Trends; Eat and Drink; Life and Style; Couples and Families; and Health and Wellness. The page also has a special “Where to stay in Punta de Mita” section with a complete description of the W Punta de Mita and St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Most of the stories were written by Susannah Rigg and edited by Valerie Connors, who both visited the destination last February to explore Punta de Mita and find “places only the locals know, what food they cook, the cocktails they create, the music they play, and the culture-filled neighborhoods where they live.”

Source: Riviera Nayarit Mexico Blog