Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, extends 120 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and includes one of Mexico’s most beautiful coastal regions. Much of it is uninhabited, and it is dotted with quaint fishing villages on the more accessible beaches and with mountain villages strewn across the jungle-laiden mountains to the east. This is the Sierra Madre range – the coffee country of Nayarit.
Within an hours drive from the airport in Puerto Vallarta, you reach the verdant green jungles of Nayarit. The region is rich in biological diversity. It sits on a major migratory route for many bird species indigenous to this area. The Riviera’s beauty, the jungles and its unspoiled beaches, are fundamental to the recognition that Nayarit’s natural environment is it’s biggest asset. Ecotourism is thriving, providing the local residents a lifestyle that is in harmony with the region’s natural resources.