Top 10 Water Activities to Enjoy in Riviera Nayarit

Norma Hernandez - CVB of Riviera Nayarit
July 3, 2017

The temperature is rising and everyone’s feeling the heat: summer’s here and it’s time to hit the beach! Below you’ll find a list of 10 things to do to enjoy the water on your next vacation, specially picked out for adrenaline lovers by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

10.- Snorkel
There’s no doubt enjoying the coral, the colored fish, the starfish and the other underwater species is much more than just a visual charge. The best part about snorkeling is that you don’t have to be an expert in the water to enjoy it. Favorite spots for visitors who want to peek under the waves include the Islas Marietas and the Isla del Coral, but there are many other spots as well.

9.- Kayak
Paddling a kayak along the beach is a classic activity and it's a must along the coast of Nayarit. This service is available primarily through the destination’s hotels. It’s a fantastic exercise that strengthens the upper body and helps you keep in shape, so next time you’re here, rent a kayak and get to paddling!

8.- Kitesurfing
It’s not easy, because it’s considered an extreme sport. However, if you’re a beginner and you want to check out kitesurfing, then Bucerías is the perfect place for you to start. It has the best breezes in the Pacific to practice this discipline, as well as top-level instructors.

7.- Flyboard
This innovative form of venturing over the waves arrived recently to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure via Vallarta Adventures. Imitate the leaps executed by dolphins and whales via water propulsion and sail across the water.

6.- SUP
Stand Up Paddle is a sport that’s been trending in the Riviera Nayarit for the past few years thanks to the many paddlers and surfers in the destinations, many of which are on the national team and some of which offer SUP classes on the beaches of Nayarit. You can either surf or paddle on an SUP board.

5.- Sailing
Conditions on Banderas Bay are perfect for sailing in any category, as the wind is always right to fill the sails and the waves are very kind to boats. The marinas of Nuevo Vallarta, La Cruz and San Blas await sailors all along the coast of Nayarit to help them along their way.

4.- SUP Yoga
Those who seek the peace and tranquility of the sea can choose this wonderful option. Imagine paddling your board to find the perfect spot and then practicing your yoga as you search for a better connection to the inner you. This sport is gaining in popularity in Guayabitos and Sayulita.

3.- Sport Fishing
Sport fishing is a true tradition in the Riviera Nayarit—there are actually several tournaments held around the area during the year. The options for boat rentals are many and the plentiful fish in the waters of Nayarit guarantee the success of your next venture.

2.- Scuba Diving
This is for those who know the beauty of the sea. The Riviera Nayarit has an ample variety of diving programs available that will allow you to enjoy the wonderful variety of underwater life and the submarine scenery in the warm waters of the region. There are also classes for beginners.

1.- Surfing
The Riviera Nayarit is a paradise for surfers thanks to its year-round waves. There are more than 20 spots for surfing all along the coast, from small waves for beginners to waves that are strictly for those who know what they’re doing. It’s well known there are people who travel thousands of miles to enjoy the waves in Nayarit.

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