Riviera Nayarit, a brand new tourist destination in Mexico
Published Apr 2, 2007, 1:00pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 3:22pm)
Nayarit Governor Ney Gonzalez Sanchez officially announced Costa Vallarta's North Shore rebranding as Riviera Nayarit at the recent Acapulco "Tianguis" or Travel Wholesalers Convention. Riviera Nayarit consists of a 160 kilometers stretch that spans Banderas Bay, Compostela and San Blas. Spectacular natural settings and diverse tourism-appealing areas will coexist with planned developments that include a hotel zone which will encourage the arrival of national and internacional premium tourism. Riviera Nayarit's growth is planned in a responsible and sustentable tourism model that will include ecotourism, cultural activities, adventure options, golf, whalewatching, fishing, gastronomy, diving, and much more. Riviera Nayarit has so far developed 12 thousand hotel rooms, 60% ranging from 4-star hotels to Gran Turismo. More than 490 million dollars has been invested during this year. Litibu, an important project that is already in construction, is an Integral Planned Center developed by the National Tourism Office (Fonatur). A sophisticated development, Litibu includes boutique hotels, a marina, heliport, hospitals, shopping malls, and a Greg Norman-designed golf course, presently in the final phase of construction, expected to open during the summer months.