Welcome to Punta de Mita & Riviera Nayarit


The beaches that grace the coast from here to Nuevo Vallarta – part of a larger 150km stretch known as Riviera Nayarit – are some of the best on the central Pacific coast. The water is almost always clear and aquamarine, the sand is white and the surf can get fun too. Laid-back fishing ports turned beach resorts worth exploring on this coastline include La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Bucerías.


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Punta de Mita & Riviera Nayarit activities

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bucerias Cultural Tour: Artisans, Handicrafts, Lunch

Your cultural tour begins early in the morning to take you on a unique experience into the lives of local Mexican artisans and their families. Through translated conversations, you will hear their stories and gain deeper insight into their culture, livelihoods and traditional handmade crafts. You will meet a small group of artisans or small business owners, ranging from indigenous textile weavers to bakers to a hammock-makers and more. The tour will visit three different families, the last one being the one that provides you with a full, traditionally Mexican meal. The tour ends as you share a delicious, authentic meal made by a local food vendor.This cultural tour is something you can feel good about, as the tour fee is channeled directly back into Bucerias. All artisans are paid fairly for their time and use profits from tour fees to fund educational programs for our community. The staff has been running these intimate cultural tours in Bucerias for half a decade, meaning this is an organization rich in relationships and grateful to welcome travelers like you into the community.

$65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bucerias 3-Hour Bike and Local Food Tasting Tour

One of our favorite tours! The tour goes out every Wednesday at 9am. You will meet at Bici Bucerias at 8:40 at 40 Lazaro Cardenas - right in front of the Royal Decameron Hotel in Bucerias. Once you are set up on your ride, we will venture off to explore the four corners of Bucerias. The first stop will be at a local café for a nice espresso, latte or iced coffee along with a tasty pastry. From there, we visit a local coffee roaster where you will discover how coffee is roasted and learn more about the amazing coffee to be found right here in Mexico. From there, we take you to a local artisan juice maker for some of the most refreshing agua fresca in our bay area. Now that you are fully caffeinated and hydrated, we will venture off and roll through the Mexican countryside while enjoying the vistas of the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains. On the return we will stop for yummy carnitas tacos and then our final stop you will taste amazing fish tacos and fresh made ceviche ....and a super cold beer! The cycling only amounts to around 10 km but you will see much of what would be missed had you not been on a bike. The tour is around 3 hours in length and is done at a very easy pace. This is one of the most talked about tours in Bucerias and should not be missed!

$1125 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Florero, Hatteras 58' Luxury Yacht

Picking you up at the pier of your choice: Opequimar, Puerto Vallarta. Paradise Village Public Pier in Nuevo Vallarta.Beautiful classic Hatteras 58’ yacht, its wooden finishes and decoration create an unique atmosphere of luxury and comfort that invites to relaxation. Florero is an excellent choice for small groups, whether in family or incentive trips, for snorkeling in the beautiful beaches of the bay or a sunset tour.In this private charter you decide departing time, destinations, trip length... the captain and crew will make you feel like home. Features: Hatteras Motor Yacht Maximum passengers: 20 Length: 58 feet. Motors: 2 Detroit 8V92 TI INBOARD 550HP each Speed: 12 knots 3 Bedrooms 3 heads A/C Kitchen Refrigerator Ice box to cool food and drinks Includes: Captain and sailors are bilingual. Mexican Snacks and Drinks included in the service Chopped fruit Ceviche Guacamole Marlin tacos Towels Snorkeling gear Safety gear *Liability insurance for all persons Please bring: Sunscreen Swimming clothes Hats Sunglasses Tips for the crew (discretional)

$110 Outdoor Activities

Yelapa tour

Our tour starts directly at the harbor of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; we meet each other at 8.30 am at our boat and once packed and ready we set off to the mighty ocean. You will be welcomed on the boat by our guide who will introduce you in the marine life of Banderas. We let you enjoy a 40 min boat ride while we cross the Bay. Our first stop will be at Los Arcos where you will get the opportunity to snorkel for about 1 hour. Around noon we arrive in Yelapa ; No hurry up needed in this piece of paradise, in here we take a longer stop to enjoy to the fullest. Yelapa is a beautiful spot you cannot leave unexplored; together with our guide you will make a short walk upwards the hill to find in the forest the hidden Yelapa waterfall. Once back at the beach we give you the chance to discover Yelapa yourself; you either might go horsebackriding, paddleboarding (SUP) with the local suppliers or you might go snorkeling with us for the remaining time. Our guide will stay at your disposal for any question or information. We meet again at 3 pm at the boat to head back towards La Cruz.