5 Natural Spots of Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit is home to places where the deep blue of the Pacific contrasts with the green mountains of the Sierra Madre, as well as traditional villages by the sea, mysterious islands, dream beaches, mangroves full of wildlife and historical legends… there is a spot for almost everybody.
Considering the great diversity our destination offers, we know that five spots are not enough, but we have to start somewhere! Enjoy our selection:
Playa del Amor
Also known as “Playa Escondida” (Hidden Beach), this beautiful spot is teeming with wildlife and adventure. Located within the Marietas Islands National Park, this beach is described as “worthy of a fantasy film.”
Isla Isabel National Park
Located two hours by boat from the coast of San Blas, Isla Isabel National Park showcases unmatched marine wealth. Manta rays, humpback whales, whale sharks, and stunning corals are just some of the species living this habitat.
Sierra de Vallejo
This is one of the best-preserved areas of forest and rainforest on the Pacific coast, declared a Natural Protected Area in 2012. The Sierra de Vallejo has an extension of 63,598 hectares and it is home to the Jaguar Sanctuary.
La Tovara Natural Park is a marvelous habitat made up of an estuary and a freshwater spring, with navigable canals surrounded by different types of mangrove, lush vegetation, and beautiful flowers such as orchids and bromeliads.
To get to Mexcaltitán Island you have to navigate the San Pedro River in the Marismas Nacionales Biosphere Reserve. Once you disembark, we recommend visiting the church and the El Origen Museum, which tells the history of this ancient town.