Valerie Wilson Travel

Riviera Nayarit

Jagged floral covered mountains and vast reaching waters provide a 360° stunning backdrop for whatever new adventure you are taking on in Riviera Nayarit. The natural rock formations and clear turquoise water bring exploration to the beach as you snorkel past fast darting sea life to reach Nayarit’s little-known paradises. Not only will local vegetation and wildlife make appearances under your feet, but also when you are hiking or passing the swampy marshes and thick exotic forests that they call home. It only takes a second out of the 330 sunny days in Riviera Nayarit to adjust to the weather as the temperatures average a perfect 77°F with low humidity. The many native villages of Riviera Nayarit keep their traditions and culture alive through celebration and community. These villages provide eye-opening experiences that connect you to a new perspective and unique way of life. Just as Riviera Nayarit is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife, you will be just as calm, provided for, and taken care of by the welcoming people and many dreamlike destinations of Mexico’s most stunning area.

Fun Facts:

Every winter, humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Riviera Nayarit where vacationers and locals can observe high reaching breaches, bursting whale spouts, and glimpses of newborn calves.

In the northern part of Nayarit, the ocean saltwater meets freshwater as it flows into lagoons, estuaries, and marshes, creating an almost perfect natural aviary for observing and listening to batting wings and patterned chirps.

Banderas Bay, the largest natural bay in Mexico and one of the deepest in the world, borders many of the best locations in Nayarit as 60% of its shoreline is sandy beach that gives access to views of the many uncommonly seen deep-sea fish. 

Where We Would Stay: One&Only Mandarina

One of the only hotels situated on Mexican beachfront jungle, the treehouse or private residence accommodations at One&Only Mandarina give you a front row seat in your personal plunge pool to the swaying trees and tropical woods. One&Only is surrounded by the many tree trunks of the wilderness, the steep inclines of the mountains, and the sandy shoreline, but it is still a hub for rainforest excursion and relaxation—hiking trails line the hanging branches, a polo and equestrian facility dazzle with activity, and a private beach club offers unbeatable food and guest service. Floating among the treetops, each structure peaks its head above the tree line and juts out into the open air to give startling views of the sun and sea that enhance any dining or outdoor experience. The spa offers holistic treatments that blend indigenous techniques and traditions with modern therapies to get you looking well-rested and feeling even better. Truly authentic experiences await at One&Only Mandarina with cliff-side dining and relaxation options, private accommodations with personal pools and up-close catered views of nature, and a variety of challenging yet delightful recreational activities for the enjoyment of everyone who takes a trip south of the border. 

Our Exclusive Amenities 2020:

Premium bottle of Mexican Wine.

For additional information, contact a VWT Advisor or [email protected]