W ith a pleasant tropical climate year-round, beautiful beaches, lush greenery and mountains, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are two popular vacation destinations in Pacific Mexico. These destinations combine adventure and relaxation with tranquil beach settings and a bustling Hotel Zone. Sunwing makes it easy to head to this tropical oasis with regular flights from 11 gateways across Canada. Travellers can also experience all these destinations have to offer with an array of Sunwing Experiences led by local destination experts.

Old and new blend together in Puerto Vallarta

Situated at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most enticing coastal destinations offering spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas. Divided by River Cuale, the south end of the destination is affectionately known as the ‘Romantic Zone’ due to the picturesque Playa Los Muertos beach. The beach is dotted with plenty of bars that offer ample opportunities to relax, enjoy a refreshing beverage and admire the views of the bay and the mountains. North of the river is the bustling Hotel Zone that’s home to a range of cosmopolitan resorts, a marina and an array of dining opportunities—including, quite possibly, some of the best fish tacos around. Many guests staying in the Hotel Zone enjoy strolling along cobblestone streets into the Old Town to browse charming shops, watch local performers host free concerts and walk along the malecón (boardwalk). The area also has a lively night scene with plenty of spots to enjoy some entertainment.

Experience natural wonders in Riviera Nayarit

With miles of stunning Pacific coastline and ecological reserves to explore, Riviera Nayarit is a destination made for those who love the splendor of nature. Vast areas of the jungle remain untouched and are home to impressive species such as jaguars. Between December and March travellers can go whale watching to spot for gray, humpbacks and even blue whales. June to November is when turtles lay their eggs on the beaches, and there are numerous conservation projects that allow visitors to get involved and watch the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean for the first time. Plus, Riviera Nayarit is a very popular destination for bird watching as the area is home to over 500 different bird species.

Adventure awaits in Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit

Between Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, there’s no shortage of adventures to enjoy. Travellers can take advantage of an array of experiences ranging from world-class golfing, to discovering the landscape on horseback or zipline and watching exciting performances such as the popular pirate show that takes place on a real pirate galleon—perfect for families seeking entertainment.

Sunwing makes planning any visit to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit simple, even arranging airport transfers and handpicked experiences to suit every possible preference.

 

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