Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit is an up-and-coming, wellness-focused destination along Mexico’s Pacific Coast north of Puerto Vallarta, boasting nearly 200 miles of coastline that offer ideal winter surf conditions. Explore this beautiful locale while staying at One&Only Mandarina, a secluded sanctuary with four incredible dining options, yoga, and luxury spa.

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A Sunny Winter Escape Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Riviera Nayarit is situated between the Pacific Ocean and western Sierra Madre Mountains, often labeled as one of Mexico’s newest and most popular travel destinations to escape cold winter weather. Riviera Nayarit is praised for its biodiversity and coral reefs that stretch across nearly 200 miles of coastline, making it an ideal destination for surfers, deep sea fishers, and classic beachgoers. Take a day trip and visit interesting destinations nearby like Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, San Francisco, and Punta de Mita, where you can discover unique beaches—like Dead Man’s Beach—explore delicious street food, and take surfing lessons.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
  • Currency
    Mexican Peso
  • Official language
  • Time zone
    1 hour behind NYC
  • Car recommended?

Destination Highlights

  • Tour Marietas Island and visit Hidden Beach

    The Marietas Island Tour is a crowd favorite among Riveria Nayarit visitors. Explore the hidden beach of Playa Escondida by jumping off the boat and splashing through water in snorkeling gear.

  • Climb Monkey Mountain

    Experience incredible views of Banderas Bay, Punta Mita, and Sayulita during a hike up beautiful Monkey Mountain. Navigate on your own or book a tour guide to lead you to the breathtaking panoramic views.

  • Go horseback riding

    Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club offers horseback riding lessons, jungle-to-ocean rides, and polo classes led by resident experts. Learn a new activity–-or simply enjoy a polo game—as you embrace Mexico’s beautiful scenery.



  • Forecasting Your Riviera Nayarit Vacation

    Riviera Nayarit offers a mild tropical climate with annual average temperatures of 77°F. Average high temperatures tend to hover around 90°F, while average lows don't go below 55°F. The rainy season is typically from mid-May–October, though most of the year, you will experience days filled with sunshine.


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