Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.


Discover 3 Not-To-Be Missed Activities to Enjoy the Summer in Riviera Nayarit

By  Jorge Chávez
Jun. 9, 2023

Summer is the perfect time to escape to the paradise of Riviera Nayarit and immerse yourself in thrilling adventures and unforgettable experiences. Located on the stunning Pacific coast of Mexico, this enchanting destination offers a plethora of activities for all kinds of visitors. From exhilarating surfing escapades to awe-inspiring explorations of pristine natural reserves and invigorating hikes up majestic hills, Riviera Nayarit has it all. Here, the Vallarta Lifestyles editorial team presents three must-do activities to enjoy an incredible summer vacation in this tropical haven.

Photo by Guy Kawasaki.

Surfing the Beaches of Sayulita

For surf enthusiasts, a visit to the captivating town of Sayulita is a must. Renowned as a surfer’s paradise, Sayulita boasts incredible waves that attract surfers from around the world. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, you will find ideal conditions to ride the waves here. Rent a surfboard, receive expert guidance from local instructors and experience the thrill of gliding along the pristine waters. Sayulita also offers a vibrant and laid-back atmosphere, with charming streets filled with local shops and delightful eateries, allowing you to immerse yourself in the unique surf culture of the town.

Photo by Oliver Sjöström.

Exploring the Las Marietas

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the Las Marietas National Park. This protected natural reserve is home to a diverse range of marine and bird species, as well as stunning rock formations and secluded beaches. A highlight of the reserve is the famous Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor. Accessible only by swimming through an underwater tunnel, this hidden gem will leave you in awe of its untouched beauty. Take a guided tour to witness the breathtaking sights, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and marvel at the vibrant marine life. Remember to practice responsible tourism and help preserve this ecological wonder for generations to come.

Photo by Juan Mendez.

Hiking to Cerro del Mono

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an exhilarating trek to the summit of Cerro del Mono. Located near Sayulita, this picturesque hill offers spectacular views and an invigorating hiking experience. As you ascend through lush tropical landscapes, you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the coast, the surrounding jungles, and the vast ocean. The hike is suitable for both beginners and seasoned hikers, and the serene ambiance will leave you feeling refreshed and connected to nature. Do not forget to bring water, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the stunning moments along the trail.


Riviera Nayarit is a summer paradise that beckons adventure seekers, nature lovers and beach enthusiasts alike. Whether you are riding the waves in Sayulita, exploring the diverse ecosystems of Las Marietas, or conquering the heights of Cerro del Mono, you are guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.