New Projects on the Horizon in Riviera Nayarit

Janeen Christoff - Travel Pulse
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July 11, 2017


A Riviera Nayarit sunset beach scene. (photo via Flickr/Etienne Tremblay)

Riviera Nayarit is ringing in the occasion in many way as it approaches its 10-year anniversary.

A year's worth of celebrations are scheduled to honor the milestone, but the region is also looking forward with a bevy of new developments. Several new projects are underway that are sure to make the region even more attractive to visitors.
 
New resorts are in the works, as are upgrades to the area's highway system. A significant new development in the entertainment sector is also nearing completion and scheduled to debut midway through 2018.
 
One of the most important is the completion of the Jala-Bahía de Banderas Highway. The 105-mile highway will make travel from Guadalajara and vice versa much more accessible, reducing drive times from five hours (currently) to just two.

The first stretch of road was recently completed, and upcoming segments are due to be finished in December. Las Varas and Las Vara to Bahia de Banderasis are slated to begin construction in 2018.
 
Another new highway has just been inaugurated, connecting the Tepic and San Blas while reducing the drive between the two cities to just 20 minutes. Along with a new dock in San Blas, the coastal town is now much more accessible to visitors.
 
Hotel developments continue to blossom in the relatively young region...

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