15 Nov 7 Adventure Plans to Discover the Riviera Nayarit
In the heart of the Pacific Ocean we find the Riviera Nayarit, a paradise of landscapes and nature reserves where you can spend a very special holiday. To really get the most out of this vacation, we propose 7 adventures that will pump just the right amount of adrenalin into your stay at the Grand Sirenis Matlali Hills Resort & Spa. Here we go!
Whale Sighting in the Bahía de Banderas.
Between the months of December and March, nature regales us with a show not to be missed. Hundreds of humpback whales visit the bay to breed in these safe waters which are protected from potential threats to their young.
Witness the Spawning of Turtles.
Every year, thousands of turtles gather on the coast of the Riviera Nayarit to lay their eggs on the beach. It is quite a happening and draws locals, volunteers, tourists and specialists to admire this tour de force of nature.
Art Lover? Puerto Vallarta Has Something To Tell You.
Between the months of October and May, guided tours are offered to 15 different galleries, all located in the old town. The event is known as the Art Walk. Here you can acquire works of art for your collection and also view national and international exhibitions of renown. The tour is free and comes highly recommended.
An Off-Road Experience.
How about taking a four-wheel-drive excursion to visit San Blas, located to the north of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle? Here you can enjoy the wild side of the country as you traverse dense jungle, visit historic sites, explore mangroves and feel the thrill of adventure. You might even glimpse a ghost from one of the pirate raids and colonial conquests that took place in this jungle long ago.
Discover the Sierra Madre on Horseback.
What better way to explore the Sierra Madre than by horse? It’s a unique way to venture deep into the heart of Riviera Nayarit at a relaxed pace and surrounded by nature. You can contemplate the beautiful scenery of this natural oasis, see the local flora and fauna on the banks of the Rio Cuale and behold the waterfall El Salto, a cascade that plunges into a natural rock pool where you may want to take a refreshing dip.
Fly Among the Trees!
One of the most popular adrenaline rushes in the Riviera Nayarit is flying through the treetops on a zip line – no prior experience needed! This activity is safe, respectful of the environment and allows us to explore the tropical jungle of the Sierra Madre, leaving a very small footprint on the environment.
Enjoy Fine Dining
Riviera Nayarit offers restaurants and cuisine of all kinds, from venues of international renown to small eateries that have come down through the generations and feature the area’s most traditional fare. At your disposal is a veritable trove of restaurants where all tastes and palates are catered to with endearing charm. One recommendation you should not miss is the fish dish known as ‘pescado zarandeado’, whose main component, red snapper, is served with a series of sauces, chilies and smoked garlic, presented on a mangrove board.