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These Major Luxury Resorts Are Coming To Riviera Nayarit Soon

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The Riviera Nayarit is growing in popularity as one of the most popular hubs for luxury travel in the Mexican Pacific thanks to massive new resorts scheduled to open in the sun-soaked region over the coming years.

Situated north of Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit encompasses dozens of smaller destinations and miles of stunning beaches that form the perfect backdrop for luxury accommodations. 

A white sand beach in the riviera nayrait

Although the popular region is already home to hundreds of properties, at least 15 new ones are expected to launch by 2026, massively increasing Riviera Nayarit’s tourism potential.

With travel to the Mexican Pacific soaring to a record high this year, here’s a look at some of the most impressive new resorts to open in the Riviera Nayarit by 2026

aerial view of the riviera Nayarit with a hotel

Skyrocketing Demand Fueling New Resort Openings In Riviera Nayarit

Known for its stunning high-end resorts, breathtaking scenery, and laid-back atmosphere, the Riviera Nayarit is one of the trendiest hotspots for luxury travel in Mexico. 

Situated in the sun-drenched state of Nayarit, this 200-mile-long stretch of coastline boasts quaint towns, remote villages, and larger urban areas, offering a unique blend of luxury accommodations. 

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Despite its already stellar reputation with travelers, this Pacific hotspot is about to get a major boost in popularity with the launching of around 15 new resorts by 2026. A number of major International firms, including Meliá and Iberostar, have announced new undertakings in the exclusive destination.

This year, the Riviera Nayarit has seen its popularity explode with high-end travelers thanks to its quiet beaches and nature-inspired properties. But over the coming year, new innovative resorts will push the envelope in terms of delivering unforgettable travel experiences. 

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ZEL Sayulita

Slated to open in early 2025, ZEL Sayulita is a new hotel brand resulting from an agreement between Meliá, a leading international resort firm and Rafa Nadal, a Spanish tennis superstar.

The 145-room resort will be built in Sayulita, a village on the Mexican Pacific coast known for its quaint houses and verdant nature. Bringing a Mediterranean touch to the powdery beaches of the Mexican Pacific coast, ZEL Sayulita will be a hub for adventurous travelers seeking a high-end retreat.

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With a focus on outdoor activities including surfing, sailing, and snorkeling, this upscale property offers a vibrant blend of fun experiences with relaxing interiors for the perfect Mexico getaway. 

Milaroca, A Belmond Hotel

Milaroca is a lavish 58-room property slated for opening sometime in 2025. Situated between the trendy villages of Sayulita and San Pancho, this hip eco-retreat is inspired by the lush jungles and native culture that define much of the Riviera Nayarit.

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Featuring a harmonious design, the upscale property will boast artisan furniture & decoration, stunning mountain & beach views, and a unique set of luxury amenities to ensure a rejuvenating experience for discerning travelers. 

Hotel Gran Meliá Riviera Nayarit

Meliá has been one of the most proactive international brands to expand its presence across Mexico. In 2025, the Spanish firm is launching the first-ever Gran Meliá resort in the country in the Riviera Nayarit, a destination that represents the highest echelon of luxury travel in the country.

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With 180 rooms, the new luxury property will boast prime ocean views and a convenient location just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Focusing on exclusive nature scenery, the resort will offer a relaxing retreat for guests seeking peace & quiet, while also sporting a lavish design with plenty of outdoor amenities including pools & guided activities.

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