The Riviera Nayarit (Spanish pronunciation: [ri'βjeɾa naʝa'ɾit]) is a nearly 200-mile stretch of coastline between the historic port of San Blas, of Nayarit to where the Río Ameca empties into Banderas Bay, Nuevo Vallarta.
It includes such notable sites as Chacala Bay, Chacalilla, the archaeological zone of the Alta Vista, Aticama, Bucerías, Sayulita famous for surfing, San Francisco, Lo de Marcos, Los Ayala, Rincón de Guayabitos and Peñita de Jaltemba. Riviera Nayarit was named to promote the beautiful coastline of Nayarit, famous for several spectacular beaches, as well as several great surfing locations, such as San Blas and Sayulita. San Blas is also one of the best birding locations in Mexico, as well as a historical naval port dating to 1531. Nuevo Vallarta tourism has expanded, but retains its spectacular expanse of beach. Just north of Bucerías is La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, with often empty beaches.
- LaLena Stewart, local resident
- Armendáriz, Lorenzo (February 2008). "Viva la Riviera Nayarita". Guía México Desconocido (in Spanish). 372: 70–77. Archived from the original on 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- Stewart, LaLena (May 2012), Beautiful Riviera Nayarit, archived from the original on 2012-05-21
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