Riviera Nayarit Vacation Attractions

Most folks that visit focus their Riviera Nayarit vacations in Mexico on ocean attractions and adventures, as the state of Nayarit has 289 kilometers (181 miles) of Pacific coastline. This coastline is known as the Riviera Nayarit. However, there is plenty to discover after the whale watching, snorkeling and deep sea fishing…and drinking and eating on the playa!

Inland life and environment drastically changes from the amazing pacific ocean to farm land and thick green jungles filled with history and wildlife.
The state of Nayarit covers an area of 27,620 square kilometers (10,664 square miles), which is a little larger than the US state of Maryland, with the capital being Tepic.  Folks that are on their Mexico vacation, on the Riviera Nayarit for a week or two, rarely find the opportunity to discover the inland attractions in the state of Nayarit.

The Archaeological Site of Los Toriles

Part of Ixtlán, and also one of the most studied archaeological zones in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, the Los Toriles Ruins located in the town of Ixlan del Rio are part of the Aztlán tradition that flourished in that region from 300 BC. Once inhabited by a Mesoamerican civilization who was thought to be predecessors of the Cora and the Huichol Indian tribes, this ancient city is the only comprehensive site of Mesoamerican ruins in the north region of Mexico.

Ixtlán del Rio was a thriving city consisting of more than 85 buildings. There are 15 structures that can be seen, one of the most popular which is a round shaped temple that historians believe was built for their god of wind, named Quetzalcoatl. The city’s tombs, Tiros de Tumba, or also known as shaft graves, are uniquely shaped where the dead were buried on the sides of deep holes.

Los Toriles ruins are located in southeast part of the state of Nayarit, in the town of Ixtlán del Rio, two kilometers inland off of Highway 15 between Tepic and Guadalajara. Guadalajara is about 3.5 hours from the Riviera Nayarit. This archaeological site includes a museum containing unearthed artifacts along with descriptive information.
The museum and the archaeological site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $30 MXN to the general public, and free to the disabled, seniors, children, students and teachers, which is nice! On Sundays, entry is free for everyone!

Go for an adventurous educational and historical journey while on your Riviera Nayarit Vacation..its definitely fun for the entire family.
If you are a resident here in Jalisco or on the Riviera Nayarit, get a group together and enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Los Toriles. You will be happy that you did!

For more Riviera Nayarit Fun attractions, visit RivieraNayaritFun.com and have a great time on your Riviera Nayarit vacation in amazing Mexico!


Tuna and Marlin Tournament on the Riviera Nayarit

Its the 6th Annual International Tuna & Marlin Fishing Tournament again, hosted by the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club, and it is being held on the Riviera Nayarit in Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on July 12-14, 2012.

Riviera Nayarit has the perfect conditions for sport fishing,and many a fisherman come from afar to enjoy the delights and the abundance of big fish that make their home there, making it a great fishing vacation. And, its easy to bring the family with them as there is plenty to discover on the Riviera Nayarit. Big game fish like Tuna, several species of Marlin, Sawfish, Snapper, Wahoo and Dolphin-fish can be found year long, making the Riviera Nayarit perfect for sport fishing in Mexico.

Categories and Registration

The Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club has beefed up the stakes by creating additional prizes for the first record-breaking tuna. The high weight records from 200 are 332,300  kilos (710.54 pounds)  in the Marlin category and 176 kilos in the Tuna category….WOW! Those are some big fish! Buena Suerte!
There are four different categories this year, two are the Tuna and Marlin of course, and the other two are Sailfish catch and release, and a Dorado category. Both will have special prizes!
People can register in teams of up to four members per boat. Standard non-electric rod and reels may be used with 130 pound test lines with simple bait are only allowed in the competition.
The enrollment fee is 20,000 pesos per team.
Contestants will need a camera and take photos of each one of their catches in the Sailfish category, as it is a catch and release category, including a time-stamp. The winning team for the Sailfish category will be the team that catches the most fish.
In the Tuna, Marlin and Dorado the winners will be determined by the weight.
Some of the prizes include hotel vacation packages, fishing gear, and of course CASH, using 100% of the enrollment fee for the first place winners stated by Alberto Sanchez Cardenas, who is President of the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club. That’s great news!
La Cruz is a short 15 minutes from Bucerias, and about 25 minutes from Puerta Vallarta. There are plenty of lovely rentals, restaurants and also stores for boat parts and fishing gear.

For more information on the tournament please visit www.fishingnayarit.com.

Discover the amazing Riviera Nayarit for your Mexico vacation, relocate to the Riviera Nayarit for life!


Riviera Nayarit Community Fun

Its the middle of January already and the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico is in full swing for the winter season. There have been many community functions and business attractions, and we want to share some of them with you! There is always a lot happening on the Riviera Nayarit, and you can check out the happenings on AllSayulita.com, AllSanPancho.com, AllLodeMarcos.com, AllGuayabitos.com, AllLaPentia.com and AllChacala.com.

The Third Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Fundraiser

The third annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary fundraiser was held this last Saturday on the 21st of January, 2012 at Tonita III in La Penita. The festivities included the beautiful Mexican Tepozcalli dancers from Las Varas and live music for some dancing with Manuel and Son. A lovely chicken dinner was served that included any beverage of your choice.
There was also three different auction fundraisers, the Chinese Auction, the Silent Auction and a Live Auction, which made for a really fun time! Every year the Rotary Club members give out awards to the outstanding citizens in Jaltemba Bay.
This year there were four volunteer groups that were recognized and honored for their services to the community.
If you are interested in becoming a Rotary Member, the Rotary meetings are held every Wednesday at Pina Coladas at 8:00am in Guayabitos. I am very proud to be a Rotary member here in Mexico and help bring in changes that help the peoples and the community without changing their wonderful culture.

Whats up on the Guayabitos Strip Mall

The Guayabitos Strip Mall is located behind the Oxxo in Rincon de Guayabitos, and has a lot to offer!
Starting out with Beauty by Aurora. She has a full staff and offers hair shampoo, cut and style, hair coloring, highlights and hair attachments. Manicure the hands and pedicure the feet, change your polish or add gel nails. Waxing for legs, bikini lines, lips, eyebrows, underarms and back. Aurora offers a complete line of hair and skin care services. Come and visit Aurora….you deserve it!

Next in line is the Espresso Internet Cafe, where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a tasty latte’ while you check your e-mail.

And, what is a day without a great workout? Come and work off ail of those extra holiday pounds at the Fitness Pad.  The Fitness Pad has 20 fitness machines including treadmill, stationary bikes, a full kickboxing bag, adjustable 6-setting ab/crunch bench and a pull-up tower! There is also a entire free weight system with a professional trainer on staff.  Dell also has some fun workout clothes as well as other fun things to wear out and about. She has some great specials as well.

Then its time to eat! One of the best places in Guayabitos to eat at is TeriYaki Time Restaurant. Yakisoba, chicken, beef or shrimp teriyaki, fried rice and a variety of pasta dishes are served daily made fresh to order. Try a large fresh salads for lunch or check out their daily breakfast specials. They also make a great Thai Iced Tea, and have a good selection of wine and beer.

Annual Amigos de Lo de Marcos Fundraiser

It s that time of year again, and the Amigos de Lo de Marcos is having their amazing annual fundraising event on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit in Lo de Marcos Mexico. It all starts on Friday, February 3rd, at 8:30am, with a town “Walkabout” with a guided tour of Lo de Marcos. The tour will visit sites where the Amigos of Lo de Marcos works with the town, and will also cover the water issues of Lo de Marcos. There is also the new town compost project which is a great success!

When the tour of Lo de Marcos is finished there will be breakfast served at the Lo de Marcos town square.
The following day on Saturday, Feb 4th the Silent Auction begins at 4:00pm, along with the huge  rummage sale that you will not want to miss as well as freshly baked goodies for purchase. And what would a celebration and fundraiser be without ice cold beer and tasty margaritas? They will be served later in the evening form 7:00 to 10:00 pm. along with dancing to the Latin reggae sounds of two local bands, Mal Bichos, as well as some fun Salsa music with Rhythm Eleison.    Come and support the town and peoples of Lo de Marcos!

The 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament

On January 12,13 and 14 the 2012 Pro Surfing Tournament in Arroyo Seco was amazing.  Felipe Hernandez (left), age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit took the first place for the Men’s Pro Category, as well Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulita, taking 5th.
Edgar Rodrigues, age 14 from San Pancho took 4th place in the Sub 18 Category and Adan Hernandez (right) from Sayulita was presented a trophy by Artemio Rosas for “Arroyo Seco Pro 2012 Surfer of the Year”, recognizing his involvement in a large number of important international tournaments and his support for the surfing industry. It was really an amazing time and I loved covering the event, as all of the people I met were really cool and well as the fact tht surfing is a big thing in Mexico and all over the planet! The entertainment with DJ PIN, Christian Reggae by Majhave, and Christian Rap by 12 Clan was awesome and they all rocked the house.
I posted about 450 pics on the RivieraNayaritFun Picture Gallery as well! Enjoy!
You can read more about it on our town sites AllSayulita.com and AllSanPancho.com.
Here is a list of all of the winners below:

Sub 18 Catagory:                                                                                                             

1st  Place     Mario Farias, age 17 from Play Azul, Michoacan
2nd Place    Marcos Hootman, age 16 from Tecoman, Colima
3rd Place     Victor Alarcon, age 11 from Manzanillo, Colima
4th Place     Edgar Rodrizues, age 14 from San Pancho, Nayarit
5th Place     Edgar Juan Camarena, age 15 from Manzanillo, Colima                              

Mens Pro Catagory:

1st  Place    Felipe Hernandez, age 21 from Sayulita, Nayarit
2nd Place   Martin Olea, age 23 from Barra de Navidad
3rd Place    Adrian Rodriquez, age 25 from Sayulita, Nayarit
4th Place    Raul Medina, age 30 from Playa Azul, Michoacan
5th Place    Adan Hernandez, age 24 from Sayulia, Nayarit

It was a terrific time, and I can’t wait for the next tournament. Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners.
There are so many different things to do here on the Riviera Nayarit. I really love living here all year long! Come enjoy the amazing flavors of the Riviera Nayarit in beautiful Mexico!

Come to the Riviera Nayarit for your Mexico Vacation and enjoy all of the diversity this region has to offer! 

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