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12298 10 Dec 2020

Ring in the New Year at Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, Riviera Nayarit

With improved COVID-19 conditions, permissible capacities most recently upgraded to 50% at businesses & hotels, making the destination an ideal option for a last-minute holiday escape.

RIVIERA NAYARIT, NAYARIT, MEXICO (December 9, 2020) There is still time for a last-minute escape to ring in 2021 with all the positive energy and natural beauty that Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's Pacific Treasure has to offer. From a traditional Huichol shamanic energy cleansing ritual to start the year off fresh to fantastic beachside firework displays that will surely bring back a magical spark into everyone's lives, Riviera Nayarit is a shoo-in option for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway to celebrate the New Year.

"Riviera Nayarit has been working hard to assure it is in the most optimal conditions to welcome travelers, and celebrating the New Year is the perfect time to enjoy it," explains said Marc Murphy, managing director for the Riviera Nayarit CVB. "Due to its rigorous standards, Riviera Nayarit was most recently given the green light to increase capacities at businesses, hotels and tours to 50%, of course always with the proper safety precautions in place." Riviera Nayarit has been rigorous when it comes to health and safety; it was one of the first destinations to earn the World Traveland Tourism Council's (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp.

For this holiday last-minute escape, below are some enticing options to consider in Riviera Nayarit:

  • Conrad Punta de Mita is one of the destination's newest resorts located right along the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific on a two-mile long beach. The 324-key resort delivers an inspired beach vacation for those seeking to celebrate this holiday season in paradise. Conrad Punta de Mitas Hola Holidays package is perfect to escape this holiday, offering the 4th night free, a $200 USD resort credit, and early check-in/late check-out. In December the celebrations kick off with a tree lighting ceremony with holiday cookies and Ponche Navideno (Mexican punch) and continues through New Years Day with a special afternoon ceremony led by a shaman who will bless and release the resorts collective New Years Resolution board, for a renewed step into 2021. Among other activity highlights is a traditional Huichol shamanic energy cleansing ritual before a grand Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) dinner, a Santa Claus special appearance and performance, a pre-hispanic Mexican show and unveiling of the New Years Resolution board where guests will be encouraged to attach their resolutions to the board, a local chocolate tasting and tequila pairing experience, a Beach lawn New Years Eve party and fireworks, and more. Images here.

  • At the W Punta de Mita, travelers can ring in the New Year in true W fashion with W Punta de Mitas 'New Waves Eve' celebration, which symbolizes the ups and downs this year has brought inviting guests 'ride the wave' into a 2021 filled with positive blessings ahead. With a color scheme inspired by Pantone's colors of the year - classic blue for 2020 and aqua for 2021 - the event will feature a decadent dinner, a chic dessert bar served inside a Tuk Tuk decked out in authentic Mexican designs, and access to the private NYE beach party equipped with flamethrowers, fireworks, a beachside show and a DJ spinning this years hottest beats. W Punta de Mita, a chic beach resort that pays homage to Nayarits indigenous influences and bohemian local surf culture, channels tribal-inspired vibes with decor touches that include beds with headboards made of old surfboards, colorful murals made by Mexican graffiti artist Nacho Bernal, and patterns designed to replicate the mosaic artwork traditionally crafted by Huichol artisans. The property is situated on one of the area's best surf breaks, with an incredible onsite surfing program, two oceanfront pools with private cabanas, a 4,500 square foot AWAY spa edged with lush jungle, and an array of dining options including Jean Georges renowned Spice Market. Images here.

  • Enjoying spectacular views of Banderas Bay, the award-winning, all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will ring in 2021 with a lively gala for its guests. Included in the nightly rate, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, live performances and music, dinner, and fireworks with a toast at midnight. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort presents the very best for its guests, with 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, L'Occitane amenities, Nespresso machines and more. Additional amenities for guests' enjoyment include five restaurants, three of which have received the AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation; the Leading Spa of the World, offering many treatments inspired by the native traditions of Mexico, a fully-equipped fitness center, water sports, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Images here.

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Air connectivity from the United States and Canada to Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) flights are at an uptick, with new and more routes most recently announced. American Airlines has a new route from Charlotte to PVR beginning Dec. 17 and an additional route from Los Angeles, as well as daily flights from Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix. United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines also announced new seasonal flight routes. Southwest Airlines resumed flights to PVR on Oct. 8, with a daily flight from Houston and a new daily route from Phoenix. In Canada, Swoop Airlines already began a new seasonal route from Edmonton to PVR twice weekly until April, while WestJet, Swoop, Air Canada, and Air Transat, offer nine weekly flights among them from Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal. For more information visit www.rivieranayarit.com.

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About Riviera Nayarit

Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast's treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, "boho-chic" surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. A further testament to the destination's hospitality offerings, Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 12 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 10 AAA Three Diamond hotels. Rounding out the destination's allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, seven AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 21 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is conveniently 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). To discover the Pacific Coast's treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @RivieraNayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.