8 days in Riviera Nayarit Itinerary

8 days in Riviera Nayarit Itinerary

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Nuevo Vallarta
— 4 nights
San Blas
— 3 nights
Drive to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Fly to Mexico City


Nuevo Vallarta

— 4 nights
A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuevo Vallarta: Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita), Sayulita (Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa Las Cuevas, &more) and Lo de Perla Jungle Garden (in San Francisco). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, try your luck at Grand Odyssey Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Paz.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nuevo Vallarta trip itinerary builder app.

Mexico City to Nuevo Vallarta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in June: high temperatures in Nuevo Vallarta hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Blas.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

San Blas

— 3 nights
San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit.CitySan Blas is a port and a popular tourist destination, located about 160km north of Puerto Vallarta, and 64km west of the state capital Tepic. Go for a jaunt from San Blas to Platanitos to see Platanitos Playa Beach about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Borrego, admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of the Rosary (Nuestra Senora del Rosario), head off the coast to Isla Isabel, and contemplate the long history of Contaduria.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Blas online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nuevo Vallarta to San Blas in 3 hours. June in San Blas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Blas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riviera Nayarit travel guide

Beaches · Swim with Dolphins · Kayaking & Canoeing
A trip to Riviera Nayarit takes you to a scenic stretch of coastline between the port of San Blas and the mouth of the Ameca River. Increasingly popular with foreign travelers looking to get away from overcrowded Cancun or Cabo, this section of the eponymous state boasts nearly 320 km (200 mi) of sandy beaches, upscale resorts, and quiet towns mostly frequented by impassioned surfers and backpackers. Although the area continues to develop its infrastructure to satisfy the growing number of tourists, you can still easily escape the crowds during your Riviera Nayarit vacation by visiting the deserted beaches just north of Nuevo Vallarta.