modern development and offers some truly authentic experiences of Mexican culture and way of life. It is also famed for its delightful cuisine that features fresh seafood and delectable flavours. There are many shopping opportunities but the main attraction is the handicrafts of the Cora and Huichol people who inhabit the mountain range. These beautiful handiworks feature colourful necklaces, bracelets, paintings, and woodcrafts. Reflective of its sedate atmosphere, the nightlife is quieter than you will experience at larger Mexican tourist destinations but there are restaurants, bars, and discos throughout the region.
Although the Riviera Nayarit presents a more laid back and authentic vacation experience, it still offers a plethora of activities and tours. Along with the usual water sports there is snorkeling, scuba diving, and the chance to swim with the dolphins. There are also jungle tours, canopy tours, diving tours, whale watching tours, and sport fishing that features striped marlin, sailfish, snapper, and more. For the golfer, there are seven world class golf courses that are set among a stunning landscape of mountains, ocean vistas, and lush vegetation.
There are many interesting towns along the Riviera Nayarit ranging from quiet fishing villages to smaller resort destinations. Some of these include Nuevo Vallarta, which features beautiful beaches, two golf courses, and two aquarium parks. Bucerias is a charming town renowned for its food and fine dining. Sayulita is a location that attracts surfers and families with its budget oriented accommodations and restaurants. San Francisco is remote and draws those who desire peace and solitude. It features secluded beaches. San Blas is a fishing town and it is a birding paradise and home to more than 300 migratory birds that winter in this location. It also features many ecotours.
The Riviera Nayarit provides the ideal opportunity for a more serene and authentic vacation experience amidst a gorgeous natural backdrop. It is waiting to be discovered.