The Riviera Nayarit, with its miles of Pacific
coastline and the vast rainforests of the Sierra Madre, is
fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations
Bordered by Sinaloa to the northwest, and Jalisco to the
south, Nayarit is abundant with lush vegetation producing
tropical fruits such as mangos, bananas, coconuts and
Nayarit has many beautiful beaches each offering something
for every preference from luxury all inclusive resorts, to quiet, secluded
retreats in many of the coastal towns, or to rolling surf for the more adventuresome
Nayarit's jungle clad mountains are home to a variety of
wildlife including jaguars, mountain lions, wild bear, deer,
caymans, armadillos, wild cats and tropical birds.
Banderas Bay to the south, is a famous destination for
thousands of humpback whales which migrate there each winter
to reproduce and give birth. There are companies out of
nearby Puerto Vallarta that will take you out on a whale
watching expedition if that is your desire.
The charming coastal town of Chacala is considered one of
the most peaceful of Nayarit's destinations, with its
uncrowded beaches and natural attractions.
Nayarit has a rich cultural history which is still displayed
in the colorful
of the Huichol Indians of the Sierra Madre mountains as well
as in the crafts of other artistic ethnic groups such
as the Coras, noted for their art in ceramics.
To sum up, the visitor to Nayarit has a diverse choice of
activities including swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, enjoying the
landscape and culture, exploring the jungle or simply