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Why The Riviera Nayarit Is Trending For Luxurious Getaways This Year

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The Riviera Nayarit is one of the hottest destinations in Mexico for luxury getaways this year as evidenced by the soaring number of upscale properties operating in the resort hotspot.

Encompassing nearly 200 miles of stunning coastline, the Riviera Nayarit is home to some of the top vacation spots on the Mexican Pacific, and this year, the sunny destination is set to grow even more in popularity.

Ocean and beach view in a resort hotspot in the riviera nayrait

As new hospitality projects kick off across the touristy state of Nayrait, here’s why the Riviera Nayarit is a contender for the top destination for luxury travel in Mexico.

Riviera Nayarit Sees Popularity Skyrocket For Luxury Travel 

the famous riviera nayarit sign with colors

Travel numbers to the Pacific Coast of Mexico are growing at a rapid rate. While the entire region, including hotspots like Puerto Vallarta, has been popular for many decades already, another nearby destination is all the rage with travelers this year.

Riviera Nayarit, a pristine stretch of coastline in the state of Nayarit, has seen its travel numbers explode over the past few years as travelers flock to enjoy the region’s hidden gems and micro destinations.

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Famous for its quaint shores and small villages, this hidden retreat is a hotspot for luxury resorts and residential-style units. The sun-soaked region is attracting a growing number of new investments, propelled by ever-growing arrival figures.

The touristy region offers a unique blend of breathtaking mountain scenery and sweeping ocean views, providing the perfect backdrop for a luxurious getaway. Comprised of over 20 sub-destinations, travelers can find an astonishing array of beautiful locations suitable for every type of travel. 

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Some of the hottest destinations in the Riviera Nayarit currently include Nuevo Vallarta, a paradise for adventure-seeking travelers and golf lovers. The idyllic resort hub is home to water parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and of course, plenty of miles-long beaches to soak up the rays. 

Another hotspot that is trending with luxury travel right now is Punta Mita. Unlike many other properties in the Riviera Nayarit, this remote region is home to secluded resorts nestled amid lush valleys and pristine rainforests. 

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One particularly popular resort in this hidden oasis is Mandarina’s One & Only, a breathtaking 5-star resort and residence complex. Boasting 55 impressive villas perfectly integrated in the region’s verdant scenery, this eco-retreat offers more than just stunning views of nature. 

With its focus on high-end design and calming luxury, the lavish beachfront property has been recognized as one of the best high-end experiences in Mexico. Its treehouse suites boast private plunge pools and expansive views of the Ocean, while the Cliff Villas are set amidst towering trees and crystal-clear lagoons. 

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The prestigious resort offers guests plenty of unique opportunities to admire the Riviera Nayarit’s abundant nature, promising travelers an unforgettable experience.

For those seeking a more urban experience, hotspots like Sayulita offer a more vibrant approach to luxury travel. With its packed beaches and boisterous nightlife, Sayulita is a great choice for party-loving travelers. 

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With travel numbers projected to skyrocket in late 2023 and throughout 2024, the Riviera Nayarit will undoubtedly continue to gain traction with travelers. Earlier this week, another popular destination just south of the sun-soaked region was proclaimed the Best Destination in Mexico according to the Travvy awards.

That being the case, it’s not unreasonable for resort hotspots in Mexico’s Pacific coast to expect a record-breaking year for travel in 2023.

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