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Google Maps Offers 360˚ Panoramas Of The Islas Marietas

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  • This application allows you to virtually enjoy some of the iconic attractions and most beautiful spots in the Riviera Nayarit. 

The most recent 360˚ images on Google Maps’ famous application capture the Islas Marietas—one of the Riviera Nayarit’s most famous icons—placing them among the “Top Spots In Mexico.”

Now Web users will be able to see this marvelous location in Mexico’s Pacific Treasure with just one click.

The Marina Riviera Nayarit in la Cruz de Huanacaxtle was also recently added to the app, as well as other attractions including Sayulita and San Pancho—all part of this special list of beautiful places. Check it out!

The Islas Marietas
https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/mexico-highlights/islas-marietas-y-avistamiento-de-ballenas/RwZ9N22TrmuXhLsRm-wRKQ?gl=mx&hl=es-419&heading=46&pitch=102&fovy=75.

The Marina Riviera Nayarit
https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/mexico-highlights/marina-la-cruz-de-huanacaxtle/5y6AtLyYSxiLFVqqR45Guw?gl=mx&hl=es-419&heading=79&pitch=87&fovy=75

 

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Google Maps capta Las Islas Marietas en 360°

  • Ya puedes ver algunos de los íconos y lugares más atractivos de la Riviera Nayarit en esta aplicación. 

Las más recientes tomas en 360° de la famosa aplicación Google Maps, captaron Las Islas Marietas, ícono de Riviera Nayarit y fueron colocadas en la sección de “Lugares Destacados de México”.

Ahora los usuarios de la Web podrán tener este maravilloso lugar en El Tesoro del Pacífico Mexicano a un clic de distancia.

También La Marina Riviera Nayarit de la Cruz de Huanacaxtle, entró a este registro recientemente y otros pueblos como Sayulita y San Pancho, por mencionar algunos, ya están en esta lista especial de lugares hermosos. ¡Échale un vistazo!

Las Islas Marietas
https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/mexico-highlights/islas-marietas-y-avistamiento-de-ballenas/RwZ9N22TrmuXhLsRm-wRKQ?gl=mx&hl=es-419&heading=46&pitch=102&fovy=75.

La  Marina Riviera Nayarit
https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/mexico-highlights/marina-la-cruz-de-huanacaxtle/5y6AtLyYSxiLFVqqR45Guw?gl=mx&hl=es-419&heading=79&pitch=87&fovy=75

 

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Alojamiento, Beauty, calm, Harmony, Lujo, Luxury, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

Outdoorsy living and deluxe pampering on Mexico’s sandy coast by Condé Nast Johansens

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the amazing spa. Some of the treatments are based on Huichol cosmogony and traditions.

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On the hills between the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre mountains, Matlali is a hotel that appeals to everyone. Families, honeymooners and adrenaline-junkies all flock here for the adventure, culture and natural beauty. In fact, Matlali is situated in its very own nature preserve just outside the cobblestoned-fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. And the gentle surfing spots of Sayulita and Punta Mita are a short drive away. Adventures are at every turn here and thanks to Matlali’s upscale, homely comfort, you’re recharging and relaxing for the next day’s escapades within no time. From the Junior Suites and super-sized Villas big enough to lose yourself in, to the ancient Hikuri and Haramara therapies in Makawé Spa, it’s all about kicking back then getting stuck in. Of course, days may be spent lolling about by/in your private pool followed by dinner on your terrace or the ocean-facing Raixes restaurant. But a shuttle ride to Eva Mandarina Beach Club is a must for seafood fans where the freshest ceviches and catch of the day are matched by potent margaritas courtesy of Beach Club Manager Israel Díaz Pelayo. Top adventure: hop on a boat and check out Marieta Island for some scuba diving or snorkelling then head along Playa Escondida to catch a glimpse of humpback whales, sea turtles and rare blue-footed boobies.

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Alojamiento, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Lujo, Luxury, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

Alaska Airlines busca confirmar nuevo vuelo a la región / Alaska Airlines seeks to confirm new flight to the region

  • La aerolínea está a la espera de la aprobación del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos para comenzar a volar sin escalas desde Orange County, California, al Aeropuerto Internacional Vallarta-Nayarit. 

Alaska Airlines presentó su solicitud este 10 de marzo para comenzar a volar sin escalas desde Orange County, California a Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, México. El vuelo está pendiente de aprobación por el Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos y la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de México (DGAC).

“Estamos encantados de añadir este servicio sin escalas desde Orange County hacia dos de los destinos de vacaciones más populares de México”, dijo el vicepresidente de Planificación de Capacidad de Alaska Airlines. “En Alaska Airlines continuamos dando a nuestros clientes que buscan vacaciones de sol, alternativas con tarifas bajas en el paraíso”.

Alaska Airlines opera 36 vuelos semanales en temporada alta hacia Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, más que cualquier otra compañía de California. Los vuelos nuevos están planeados para operar tres veces por semana.

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  • The airline is awaiting approval from the Government of the United States to begin a nonstop service from Orange County, California, Vallarta-Nayarit International Airport.

Alaska Airlines submitted its application this March 10th to begin a nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. The flight is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).

“We’re thrilled to add nonstop service from Orange County to two of Mexico’s popular leisure destinations,” said John Kirby, vice president of Capacity Planning for Alaska Airlines. “Alaska Airlines continues giving our sun-seeking customers low-fare alternatives to vacation in paradise.”

Alaska Airlines operates 36 weekly peak-season flights to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, more than any other carrier from California. The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

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IV International Beach Polo Cup In Riviera Nayarit

IV Copa Internacional de Polo en Playa Riviera Nayarit

  • Del 13 al 15 de marzo se celebra el deporte de los reyes presentado por Ferrari & Maserati México, el hotel sede Hard Rock Hotel y la sede de los partidos Elite Residences; esta competencia es parte del México Polo Tour presentado por Tucané. 

La IV Copa Internacional de Polo en Playa Riviera Nayarit regresa al Tesoro del Pacífico Mexicano este 2015 del 13 al 15 de marzo, fechas en las que los equipos de Italia, Argentina, Canadá, Estados Unidos y dos de México buscarán coronarse en el deporte de los reyes.

Como parte del circuito nacional México Polo Tour presentado por Tucané, este torneo es presentado por Ferrari & Maserati México, el hotel sede Hard Rock Hotel y la sede de los partidos Elite Residences.

“Queremos darle el protagonismo y la estelaridad a Riviera Nayarit, estamos muy agradecidos porque nos abrieron las puertas en este escenario tan bonito. Con la experiencia de los tres años anteriores, se ha mejorado desde el montaje, las condiciones de juego y todo lo demás”, comentó el director general del evento, José Antonio Amutio.

Una de las novedades que tendrá esta edición es el Desfile Ferrari-Maserati previo a la inauguración el 13 de marzo, en el que los vehículos escoltarán a los jinetes y sus caballos en una ceremonia muy vistosa por la Avenida de los Cocoteros, Nuevo Vallarta.

Dentro de las actividades de promoción al destino, los jugadores podrán hacer una expedición a Las Islas Marietas, al igual que los patrocinadores y celebridades invitadas.

“Es una pieza fundamental el apoyo que dan la OVC Riviera Nayarit y El Gobierno del Estado a través de la Secretaría de Turismo, que permite por cuarta ocasión sea la sede de este evento a nivel internacional”, agregó José Antonio Amutio.

Para esta edición se prevé un aumento en la afluencia de espectadores de México y otros países en un 30% aproximadamente, quienes podrán acceder gratuitamente a disfrutar del espectáculo. Así mismo se contará con la presencia de medios nacionales e internacionales para darle la mayor exposición posible.

El departamento de Grupos y Eventos de la Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit, realiza labores de apoyo y patrocinio en distintas áreas a este torneo debido a la importancia y trascendencia internacional, buscando colocar a Riviera Nayarit ante los ojos del mundo y que el destino realmente realice un evento bien hecho de principio a fin.

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IV International Beach Polo Cup In Riviera Nayarit

  • The Sport of Kings will be played in all its glory from March 13-15, sponsored by Ferrari & Maserati Mexico, the host resort Hard Rock Hotel and tournament host Elite Residences; the competition is part of the Mexico Polo Tours presented by Tucané. 

The IV International Beach Polo Cup in the Riviera Nayarit returns to the Mexican Pacific on March 13-15, 2015. This year, teams from Italy, Argentina, Canada, U.S and two from Mexico will seek the crown in this Sport of Kings.

As part of the national circuit of the Mexico Polo Tour presented by Tucané, this tournament is presented by Ferrari & Maserati Mexico; host resort Hard Rock Hotel; and tournament host, Elite Residences.

“We want the Riviera Nayarit to shine, and we’re grateful that the destination with its gorgeous settings has opened its doors to us,” said José Antonio Amutio, Managing Director for the event. “Thanks to the experience accumulated over the past three years the entire event has improved, from the staging, to the playing field and everything in between.”

One of the novelties of the current event is the Ferrari-Maserati Parade, to be held previous to the March 13th inauguration, during which the vehicles will escort the players and their horses in a spectacular ceremony down Avenida de los Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta.

Included in the activities scheduled to promote the destination is a tour for the players to visit the Islas Marietas along with the sponsors and celebrity guests.

“The support of the Riviera Nayarit CVB and the State Government via the Secretariat of Tourism was key in allowing us to host this international event for the fourth year in a row,” added José Antonio Amutio.

The expected increase in attendees from Mexico and other countries is of approximately 30%; attendance to the event is free. Both national and international media will be present to offer as much exposure for the event as possible.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau Groups and Events department works to support and sponsor the tournament on many levels thanks to its importance on an international level. Through their diligence they seek to place the Riviera Nayarit on the world stage and ensure the destination puts on a first-rate event from start to finish.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

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Seduction in Blue: Marieta Islands’ Blue-footed Boobies

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Blue-footed Booby in Riviera Nayarit.

There you are, sailing on a small boat in the middle of the Mexican Pacific Ocean. The intriguing image of these enigmatic islands rises before your eyes. It is their indiscreet beauty and the promise of their hidden treasures jealously guarded that got you here, like one of all those waves that crash against the rocks. You have finally arrived, from now on you are in the Marieta Islands. It is one of the Matlali Hotel guests favorite tours.

The tour guide invites you to dive into the ocean and swim through a tunnel that will lead you to the promised land. On your way to this new dimension the colorful fish that swim along with you are a dazzling living wonder. Can magic be touched? Once you have gone through this amazing tunnel you are finanlly there, in Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach), the one tha every single person in Riviera Nayarit told you: you just could not miss.

The Riviera Nayarit landscape won’t stop surprising you. You are in the middle of such and impressive rock formation, the crystal clear waters bathe your feet on the golden sand. Surrounded by these rocky walls the outside world is no more. Now it seems so easy to dream about coral reefs, dolphins, sea turtles, giant manta rays and humpback whales…

Did you just see that blue-footed bird with its large, sharp peak; wide dark wings and sharp-pointed tail? This bird is commonly known as the Blue-footed Booby. Although this name only disguises its great flying and fishing skills. For fishing, the blue-footed booby raises up to an average height and plunges rapidly into the water to cath its prey, many feet under the water. No other species in Riviera Nayarit is as admired as the blue-footed booby.

It is because of these birds that in Marieta Islands blue is the color of seduction. Among the blue-footed boobies, the one with the bluest legs is the most appealing. When it comes to courting, blue-footed boobies show off their legs with long strides. Keep your eyes wide-opened while visiting Marieta Islands. They are one of the very few places in the whole world where this bird can be seen. Blue-footed boobies inhabit in Central and South America only.

This trip has been a sensual feast. You can hardly believe that such an amazing place is just a hint of all the wonders waiting for you in Riviera Nayarit. You pinch yourself… No! You are not dreaming, there are still so much more to see . Marieta Islands are very near from Matlali Hotel. You can hire a tour and after your

unforgettable day in Playa Escondida, go and relax in Makawé Spa. When night comes you will discover another shade of blue: the seductor blue of Bahía de Banderas nights.

Matlali Hotel, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit

Matlali Hotel, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit

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Azul seductor: los pájaros bobos de las Islas Marietas

Pájaro bobo de patas azules en la Riviera Nayarit

Pájaro bobo de patas azules en la Riviera Nayarit

Ahí estás, a bordo de una lancha en medio del Pacífico mexicano. Frente a tus ojos se levanta la inquietante imagen de unas islas enigmáticas. Es su indisimulada belleza y la promesa de sus tesoros escondidos, celosamente resguardados, lo que te ha atraído hacia ellas como una de las tantas olas que rompen contras sus rocas. Por fin has llegado, estás finalmente en las Islas Marietas. Es uno de los tours favoritos entre los huéspedes de Matlali Hotel.

El guía te invita a sumergirte y nadar por un túnel que lleva al lugar prometido. En el camino, los coloridos peces ofrecen a tus ojos el espectáculo de su existencia. ¿Se puede tocar la magia? Una vez que has atravesado el fascinante túnel te parece que has entrado en una nueva dimensión: estás en Playa Escondida, la misma que todos en la Riviera Nayarit te dijeron que no podías perderte.

El paisaje de la Riviera Nayarit no deja de asombrarte, ahora estás dentro de esa impresionante formación rocosa. Sus cristalinas aguas azules bañan tus pies relajados sobre la arena dorada. Aislado por las paredes rocosas, el mundo exterior ya no existe; qué fácil es soñar ahora con corales, delfines, tortugas marinas, mantarrayas gigantes, ballenas jorobadas….

¿Viste ese pájaro de patas azules, pico largo y agudo, grandes alas oscuras y cola puntiaguda? Le llaman el pájaro bobo, aunque este nombre es sólo para disimular su gran velocidad de vuelo y agilidad para nadar. Para pescar se eleva a media altura y se lanza en picada para atrapar a su presa a varios metros de profundidad. Aunque muchas aves habitan este refugio natural, el pájaro bobo de patas azules es una de las especies más admiradas en este paraíso de la Riviera Nayarit.

Es precisamente por estas aves que en las Islas Marietas, el azul es el color más seductor. Entre los pájaros bobos, el que tenga las patas azules es el más atractivo. En el momento de conquistar a su pareja, los pájaros bobos lucen sus patas en amplias zancadas. Mantén tus ojos abiertos mientras estés en las Islas Marietas. Es uno de los pocos sitios en el mundo donde puedes admirar a esta ave, que sólo habita en América Central y del Sur.

Este viaje ha sido un manjar para tus sentidos… Y casi no puedes creer que un lugar como éste sea apenas una pequeña parte de todo lo que la Riviera Nayarit tiene para ti. Te pellizcas… no, no estás soñando, aún hay más mucho más. Las Islas Marietas están a una muy corta distancia de Matlali Hotel. Puedes contratar el tour y al final de tu día en la Playa Escondida, consentirte con un tratamiento en Makawé Spa. Y al anochecer descubrirás otro azul seductor: el de la noche en la hermosa Bahía de Banderas.

Matlali Hotel, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit

Matlali Hotel, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit

 

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Mixology: The bartender’s Ph. D.

Israel Diaz, Riviera Nayarit mixology ambassador and Matlali Hotel’s Eva Mandarina Club Beach manager.

Israel Diaz, Riviera Nayarit mixology ambassador and Matlali Hotel’s Eva Mandarina Club Beach manager.

A little bit of science, a little bit of art, a dose of alcohol and pure style. How would a drink made out of these combination would taste like? How would it feel as flavor caresses your lips? Now, imagine this subtle combination is just wating for you, ready to please you in Riviera Nayarit’s paradise. All of this thanks to Mixology.

But, what Mixology is, what it means? Israel Díaz Pelayo, Riviera Nayarit mixology ambassador and Matlali Hotel’s Eva Mandarina Beach Club manager at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle has the answer. He says: “Mixology is sort of a Ph. D. for bartenders. It requires a profound knowledge about distillate, but it also requires knowledge about wines, beers and coffee.” Israel is one of the biggest exponents of Mixology, because he always goes beyond of a simple mix; Israel creates a harmonic work of art everytime he gets down to business.

Among his wide variety of creations we can find red wine teas and cocktails where he accentuates the typicality of grapes. For instance, Israel says, when I want to prepare something with Chardonnay I try to accentuate the flavor of green apple or pineapple, or sometimes give it a fresh touch with a little peppermint or some other herb.

The passion of this “Bar Chef” has given him not only a deep understanding of the art of cocktail making but also the sensibility to talk and listen to the costumers of the Eva Mandarina Beach Club, turning this place into one of the tourists favorite sites to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, in Riviera Nayarit.

As mixology ambassador of Riviera Nayarit, Israel works hard and closely with restaurants Chefs to make the gastronomical richness of Riviera Nayarit to stand out. That is why this world class destination has become one of the strongest gambles to promote Mexico’s tourism all over ther world.

Going round the majestic Banderas Bay, Riviera Nayarit is a destination of over 320 kilometers of awesome beaches. Eva Mandarina Beach Club and Matlali Hotel are located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a quiet fishing town that will catch your imagination with its tropical beauty.

Eva Mandarina Beach Club , Matlali Hotel.

Eva Mandarina Beach Club, Riviera Nayarit.

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