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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

The Marina Riviera Nayarit



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

La  Marina Riviera Nayarit


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Makawé Spa, un contacto con nuestra esencia…


En el ir y venir de este mágico viaje que llamamos vida, a menudo nos alejamos de nosotros mismos y los momentos para la reflexión son cada vez menos. Sin duda, al ir a un Spa, vas en busca de relajación y salir un poco de la rutina, pero en Makawe encontró mucho más, es un lugar único, es el oasis al cual llegar después de un largo camino, un remanso en medio de las montañas.

Al entrar a Makawé de inmediato percibes una fragancia de especias dulces y de maderas que flotan en el aire y, con cada respiración, inicia la travesía a un mundo interior de paz. Casi sin darte cuenta, te vas entregando a la cálida y amable sonrisa del personal a cargo de Makawé. El Ritual de Relajamiento que recomendaron fue todo lo que necesitaba mi cuerpo y mi mente, como si adivinaran mi pensamiento.

Resultó imposible no sucumbir a las manos expertas de mi Terapeuta, dejarme llevar en un torbellino de sensaciones y aromas, para entrar en una relajación mágica, en contacto con mi esencia, como no creía que lo lograría jamás. . . el más escéptico de los hombres disfrutaba la paz plena de la relajación. Ya en el área de descanso, pude deleitarme con los cantos y trinos de los pájaros, saborear el té de hierbas refrescante que esperaba en mi camastro, maravillarme por los colores de la naturaleza que abraza a Makawe, los aromas que impregnan el aire y las texturas de las piedras de rio de la piscina de sensaciones. Todos mis sentidos, luego de la relajación, estaban más despiertos y mi mente, lejos de las preocupaciones, más consciente de las pequeñas maravillas que me rodeaban.

Ahora entiendo cuando dicen que en Makawé Spa realmente uno llega a disfrutar el Arte de no hacer nada, la paz en la esencia, la serenidad y plenitud de estar simplemente con uno mismo.




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Makawé Spa, a contact with your spiritual essense…



In the coming and going of this magical journey we call life, we often turn away from ourselves and the moments to relax are more and more rare. Without doubt, when going to a spa, one is looking for relax and having a time away from the routine, but in Makawe there is lot more as it is a unique place amid the mountain.
Upon entering Makawé, there is a scent of sweet and wooden spices floating in the air and with each breath a journey to an inner world of peace begins. Almost without realizing, one surrenders to the warm and friendly smile of the staff in charge of Makawé. The Therapist recommended a Relaxation Ritual and it was like she could read my mind, knowing how my body felt and how stressed I was.

It was impossible not to succumb to the expert hands of my therapist, getting carried away by a whirlwind of sensations and fragrances, to enter a magical relaxation, in touch with my spiritual essence. It was hard to believe that I was in such a state of relaxation . . . the most skeptical man totally surrendered to peace and serenity (absolutely unplugged). Once in the resting area, I reveled in the songs of birds, savouring the herbal tea that was already waiting in my chaise lounge, I could marvel at the colors of nature that embraces Makawe while feeling, on the sole of my feet, the textures of river stones in the sensations pool.

All my senses were awake and my mind, away from the worries, was more open to the small wonders that were surrounding me. Now I understand when they say that, in Makawé Spa one can really plunge in the art of doing nothing, the essence of peace, in the serenity of being just with oneself.





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Colour, Music and Enchantment

Mexico is a country with a thousand faces – from the beautiful beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, to the colourful towns of Oaxaca and Guadalajara and the world-famous ruins at Chichen Itzá. But it is within the small villages and indigenous communities that you will find the heart of Mexico and discover exactly what it is that makes this country so special.

The Riviera Nayarit or “The Mexican Riviera” is situated along the Pacific Coast and includes the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, a place that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton once called home. The region is home to an abundance of authentic indigenous life, with many Indian villages and a prominent Huichol community. These villages are scattered along the coastline and situated close to one another, framed by the beautiful Pacific waters on one side and the dramatic Sierra Madre mountain range on the other with sugar cane fields and papaya, mango and tobacco farms tucked in between.


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle



Named “the enchanted towns” by the Mexican Tourism Department, these villages embody everything that is authentic about Mexico in a region where the views are as lively, bright and full of life as the inhabitants. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a colourful and vibrant village located around 25 kilometres outside of Puerto Vallarta. As you wander the maze of cobbled streets that make up this charming fishing village, the smell of tortillas fills the air and mingles with the exotic notes emanating from the instruments played by the many street musicians. The Huichol people are notoriously reclusive but if you listen carefully, you will hear the magic of their language from those who come to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to sell their crafts. Their artistic talent and craftsmanship are astounding and their brightly coloured clothing, handicrafts and jewellery are easy to find in villages across the region, either on market stalls or hanging in art galleries. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is also home to the largest marina in Central America, making it a popular anchorage spot for passing sailors. It is especially vibrant when the fish and farmers’ markets are taking place, where you can mingle with the locals and sample the fresh catch of the day.


Where to Stay



The Matlali Hotel brings the authentic Mexican ambience into a five-star luxury accommodation, surrounded by immense natural beauty and seemingly endless golden beaches. Its contemporary design rests beautifully against the tropical scenery while the onsite spa includes outdoor treatment rooms with a focus on indigenous traditional healing and rituals. The delectable seafood dishes in the restaurant are excellent examples of why the Riviera is a seafood lovers’ paradise.






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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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Riviera Nayarit Events 2015


Eventos de Riviera Nayarit en abril 2015

  • La Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit se complace en informarle los eventos programados para el mes de abril 2015.


Electric Beach Festival (3 y 4 Abril)
El Electric Beach Festival es una fiesta con acceso totalmente gratuito en el Sunset Garden del Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta los días viernes 3 y sábado 4 de abril, desde las 10:00 hasta las 20:00 horas cada día.

Festival del Ostión (12 de abril)
El Festival del Ostión tiene más de 12 años  de existencia, se realiza en la playa El Punto en Bucerías. Es organizado por la Sociedad Cooperativa de Producción Pesquera y Acuícola de Costa de Chila, Peñita y Boca Ameca.
Este evento presenta un programa en el que se incluye una reseña histórica de Bucerías y del ostión. Obviamente la invitación es abierta al público en general para que degusten de estas particulares ostras, así como música y verbena popular.

Guayafest (18-19 de abril)
La Plaza de Rincón de Guayabitos, en Riviera Nayarit, recibe una gran exhibición de cientos automóviles Volkswagen de toda la república mexicana, en su mayoría los tradicionales bochos y combis, que han sido tuneados para desfilar y montar una gran exhibición para los amantes de estos clásicos.
Para más información sobre este evento visita: https://www.facebook.com/fbtpcbugs.

III Salsa Mambo Fest (23-26 de abril)
La Riviera Nayarit se pinta de fiesta y ritmos latinos con la presentación del Salsa Mambo Fest 2015, una serie de presentaciones y  clases de baile con los expertos, así como un gran concierto y mucha diversión.
Este gran evento se lleva a cabo en el hotel sede Marival Resorts & Suites en Nuevo Vallarta. Aparta tu lugar en: http://www.salsamambofest.com/.

5° Torneo de Nado en Aguas Abiertas 3-5K (25 de abril)
El Torneo de Nado en Aguas Abiertas se está convirtiendo en una tradición que se lleva a cabo en las aguas de La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Congrega cientos de nadadores de toda la República Mexicana, desde los más pequeñines hasta los veteranos.
Las categorías son Infantil, Juvenil, Master, Capacidades Especiales y Profesional. Conoce más a fondo en: http://www.nadoseguro.com/.

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit (26 de abril)
Esta gran carrera de bicicletas se divide en dos competencias: 150km del Gran Fondo y 75km del Medio Fondo. La ruta comienza en Nuevo Vallarta, pasando por Sayulita, la costa de Punta de Mita y La Cruz de Huanacaxtle pasando por los increíbles paisajes de Fortuna de Vallejo y concluir en Bucerías. Visita: http://bicibucerias.com/gran-fondo.

Torneo de Pesca Infantil (26 de abril)
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Capital Náutica de la Riviera Nayarit, es el espacio donde los niños y jóvenes pondrán a prueba sus habilidades para la pesca, dándoles la oportunidad de disfrutar esta actividad en el mejor lugar. Además son incentivados con premios para los primeros lugares.

V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2015 (30 de abril al 03 de mayo)
El desarrollo turístico más exclusivo de México, Punta Mita, ubicado dentro de la Península del Glamour de Riviera Nayarit, ofrece tres días de extraordinarias experiencias culinarias, acompañados por dos días de torneo de golf en los campos Pacífico y Bahía de Punta Mita.
Un evento creado para permitirle la mejor experiencia del vino y la comida local e internacional, con los mejores golfistas y chefs. Toda la información aquí: http://puntamitagourmetgolf.com/es/.

3° Who’s Next? Torneo Infantil y Juvenil de Surf (Fecha por confirmar)
En Sayulita, la Capital del Surf de la Riviera Nayarit se celebra esta competencia anual gratuita única en la región, que es para niños y jóvenes en busca de ser las nuevas figuras del surf mundial.



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Riviera Nayarit Events April 2015

  • The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to share the events programed for April 2015. 


Electric Beach Festival (April 3-4)
The Electric Beach Festival is free for everyone and takes over the Sunset Garden at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days.

Oyster Festival (April 12)
The Oyster Festival has a 12-year history and happens on the El Punto beach in Bucerías. It’s organized by the co-op of fish producers and acquaculture fishing entities of Chila, Peñita and Boca Ameca.
The event program includes a historical look at Bucerías and the local oyster. It’s open to the public and all are welcome to savor the local oysters and enjoy the music and the traditional verbena.

Guayafest (April 18-19)
The Plaza de Rincón de Guayabitos in the Riviera Nayarit is transformed into a playground for hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles from all over the Mexican Republic, most of them the traditional bugs and combies, which have been jazzed up to show off and strut their stuff in this expo for lovers of these classic cars.
For more event information click https://www.facebook.com/fbtpcbugs.

III Salsa Mambo Fest (April 23-26)
The Riviera Nayarit is ready to party to the Latin rhythms of the Salsa Mambo Fest 2015, a series of presentations and dance classes with the experts, as well as a fabulous concert and plenty of fun.
The event takes place at the Marival Resorts & Suites in Nuevo Vallarta. Reserve your spot at http://www.salsamambofest.com/.

5th Annual Open Water Competition 3-5K (April 25)
The Annual Open Water Competition is turning into a tradition in the waters of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Hundreds of swimmers from around Mexico meet to compete, from the littlest ones to the most tested veterans.
Categories include Child, Youth, Master, Special Needs and Professional. More details at http://www.nadoseguro.com/.

Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit Tour (April 26)
This bicycle race is divided into two competitions: 150km for the Gran Fondo and 75km for the Medio Fondo. The tour begins in Nuevo Vallarta, continuing on through Sayulita, along the coasts of Punta de Mita and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, through the incredible landscapes of Fortuna de Vallejo ending in Bucerías. More info: http://bicibucerias.com/gran-fondo.

Children’s Fishing Tournament (April 26)
Children and teens can put their fishing abilities to the test in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the Nautical Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, where they will have the opportunity to enjoy this activity where the fishing is best. To make it even more special, there are prizes for the top anglers.

V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2015 (April 30 – May 3)
Punta Mita, Mexico’s most exclusive tourism development located on the Riviera Nayarit’s Glamour Peninsula, offers three days of extraordinary culinary experiences along with a two-day golf tournament on the exquisite Pacífico and Bahía golf courses.
The event was created to pair the best wines and local and international dishes with the best golfers and chefs. Find all the details here: http://puntamitagourmetgolf.com/en/

3° Who’s Next? Youth Surf Tournament (TBD)
This annual competition takes place in Sayulita, the Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit, offering a unique—and free—opportunity for kids and teens looking to become the newest champions in the world of surf.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

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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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3era Copa Flamingos CANAMEX 2015

III Copa Internacional CANAMEX Riviera Nayarit

  • Tres países, 96 jugadores, 18 hoyos, una sola copa; el prestigio por ser la mejor nación de la bahía está en juego el próximo 14 de marzo en el Club de Golf Flamingos.

México, Estados Unidos y Canadá, se enfrentarán por la supremacía de Norteamérica en la tercera edición de la Copa Internacional CANAMEX Riviera Nayarit, un torneo de golf único en la zona.

Los tres equipos contarán con 32 jugadores, tanto hombres como mujeres, quienes enfrentarán los distintos desafíos de los 18 hoyos por jugar el próximo 14 de marzo en el Club de Golf Flamingos en busca de la copa. A quien logre el Hoyo en Uno ganará $5,000 USD.

“Ha sido una excelente idea hacer este torneo de golf en esta temporada del año, cuando se reúne la mayor cantidad de residentes estadunidenses y canadienses, que junto con los mexicanos son nuestros mercados naturales. Qué mejor que compitan y convivan entre sí, creo que por eso ha tenido tanto éxito”, apuntó la gerente de Grupos y Eventos de la Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit, Silvia Duarte.

Con respecto a los participantes extranjeros, cabe mencionar que el 50% son residentes y la otra mitad son visitantes a causa del torneo.

Los paisajes, el clima, la infraestructura, los servicios, la naturaleza, entre otros elementos que proporciona Riviera Nayarit, hacen del destino, un lugar único para la práctica de este deporte surgido en el siglo XV.

Los eventos deportivos son el tercer motivo por el cual llegan los visitantes a la Riviera Nayarit, sólo después del placer o descanso y las convenciones, es por esto que la labor de Grupos es enfocar sus esfuerzos a que se lleven a cabo de la mejor forma posible.

III CANAMEX International Riviera Nayarit Cup

  • 3 countries, 96 players, 18 holes, 1 cup; the honor of being the best nation on the bay will be in play on March 14th at the Flamingos Golf Club.

Mexico, the United States and Canada will vie for top spot in North America during the third CANAMEX International Riviera Nayarit Cup, the only one of its kind in the world.

Each of the three teams will be comprised of 32 players, men and women, who will confront the challenges of all 18 holes as they play for the cup on March 14th at the Flamingos Golf Club. The player that makes the hole-in-one will win US$5,000.

“Holding this tournament during this time of the year was an excellent idea, as this is the season when we see the greatest number of U.S. and Canadian residents who, together with the Mexicans, are our natural market. What better than to set up a friendly competition so they can enjoy some time together? I think this is why the event has been so successful,” commented Silvia Duarte, Groups and Events Manager for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Regarding the foreign participants, it’s interesting to note that 50% of them reside here and the other half flew in for the tournament.

The scenery, the climate, the infrastructure, the services and the natural surroundings offered by the Riviera Nayarit—among other attractions—, make this destination a unique spot for practicing a sport that’s been around since the 15th century.

“Sporting Events” rank third behind “Rest and Relaxation” and “Meetings and Conventions” as a motive for travel for visitors to the Riviera Nayarit, which is why the Groups department focuses its efforts on making said events as successful as possible.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

Makawé Spa

Huichol balm in Riviera Nayarit

Makawé Spa in Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Makawé Spa in Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

According to an old legend, the first ancestors of Huichol people were born from the union of a man named Yuramek and the Lady of Land, the one who makes the earth bloom, goddess Nakawé. She had decided to save Yuramek from the flood she was about to cover the whole earth with.

“Take a strong, rigid tree log and turn it into a box of your own size, put a fortified lid on it and go into the box; make sure to take with you five corn grains of every color there is as well as five seeds of beans of every color there is. Take with you fire and five pumpkin branches to feed it, and take with you a female tan dog.” Those were the words Nakawé spoke to Yuramek, who did all the things that Nakawé had commanded him.

Once the seas and canyons had been created by the flood and the peaks of macaws and parrots. Nakawé, possessor of stars and water, tied her life to Yuramek to settle their offspring all over the earth. And that was the origin of Huichol people and its colorful traditions.

In honour of the mother goddess and inspired by the genesis of this culture, in the very heart of Riviera Nayarit, the spa in Matlali Hotel was named Makawé. Huichol people is one of the oldest and still least modified cultures when it comes to traditions, customs and identity.

Makawé Spa in Hotel Matlali has named its therapies after the symbols and deities of Huichol and other Pre Hispanic civilizations. For instance, you can enjoy the Makawé Spa famous Iztli (nahuatl) which means The power of the Earth in the body and consists of hot stones that help muscles to get relaxed. Certainly one of the Matlali Hotel customers favorite services in Makawé Spa.

Because keeping in touch with the wisdom of the past may bring us calm and inner peace, what could be better than taking a rest with all the confort we can have nowadays, enveloped in a balm of tradition and ancestral cosmogony.


Makawé Spa in Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

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