See a Side of Mexico You Haven’t Seen – But Should – Nayarit Villa Rentals
Many of us think of travel to Mexico in terms of the stretches of gorgeous, all-inclusive resorts in specific regions such as the Mayan Riviera, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Certainly, there are day trips you can take away from the resort if you want to see a touch of culture and history, but essentially the vacation is centered around the resort. That can be a lot of fun, but when you want to experience something new in Mexico, the state of Nayarit, more specifically, the Riviera Nayarit can offer far more than you might expect.
Only a few miles from Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit has become one of the newly expanding Mexican hot spots for tourists who have already experienced the traditional hotel strips and who are ready for a new luxurious side of the country. While gorgeous, modern hotels are starting to pop up there, it is the vacation rentals Nayarit, Mexico has to offer that remain the most appealing to many travelers. They offer all the relaxation, beauty and adventure, without the tourist traps and crowds.
Even as resorts break ground, luxury Nayarit villa rentals are providing travelers with the relaxing, private, clean and safe vacation they’ve dreamed of all year. Moreover, the villa rentals in Nayarit offer exclusive experiences many people simply can’t find in a hotel. This is particularly true of regions such as Sayulita, which has managed to maintain its culture and authenticity despite the fact that tourists have been venturing here in greater numbers over the last half decade or so.
Sayulita is only 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto Vallarta and yet it offers a whole new Mexican world to travelers. It is the perfect place for surfers – skilled and brand new – to stay, for shopping at local artisan boutiques, and for enjoying traditional seafood dishes you simply can’t find anywhere else in the country, let alone the world.
Savvy travelers who want the best of Mexico and luxury at the same time are seeking out the perfect Nayarit villa rental opportunities for themselves and their families. As it is an extremely safe place to visit, many couples choose this romantic location for their honeymoons, while families with children enjoy being able to visit new places with confidence in their security.
The 200 mile Pacific Ocean coastline is peppered with coastal towns and pueblos as well as golden sandy beaches, while further inland there are nature sanctuaries and richly forested mountain peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental to provide a never ending sense of awe.
If you can pry yourself away from your luxurious Nayarit villa rental, then you can enjoy many things to do on both land and water. Travelers who can’t wait for a round of golf won’t be disappointed as there are many courses throughout the region. This includes six signature golf courses designed by top pros such as Nicklaus, Von Hagge and Norman, among others.
For those who can’t wait to learn more about Mexican history and culture, and who have already visited the wonder of Chichen Itza, the Nayarit Riviera can certainly provide. In the north, San Blas is a colonial town boasting the San Basilio fort, which provided the region with protection from pirates throughout the 16th century. It was the port in San Blas from which the King of Spain’s Pacific Northwest and Californian explorations were launched and supplied.
Still within the same state, you’ll also find Mexcaltitlán de Uribe (Island), a must-see location if you want to visit what is typically considered to be the birthplace of the entire Aztec civilization. That complex and fascinating culture thrived throughout the area from the mid-1300s CE (AD) through 1521 CE (AD) with the arrival of Spanish explorers. This region offers stunning insight into the ancient civilization’s culture, architecture, belief system and unique artistic style.
If you’re feeling very adventurous, you can head inland for a number of action-packed and even adrenaline-filled experiences. Nayarit offers everything from zip lining tours over and under the forest canopy, as well as ATV excursions. Closer to the shore, you can still keep your adventurous side happy by attending a sea turtle release, watching whales, or going horseback riding along a beach. If you’ve dreamed of doing it, the odds are that you’ll find it here.
More recently, as world class luxury hotels start to open their doors throughout the state, it has also opened up the opportunity for vacationers to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. Even if they’re staying in their own Nayarit villa rental, it’s still possible to book a single treatment, half day or full day of pampering and relaxation. This experience can be especially welcome right at the start of a vacation, to begin the entire getaway on a relaxing note, or at the end of the trip when you’re ready to have your muscles soothed after all your adventuring.
Out on the water, you can take advantage of the chance to surf at some of the best surf points and reef breaks in the world. If you’d rather stay dry while on the Pacific, try one of the gorgeous scenic sailing trips along the beaches or head out to do some deep sea fishing.
Another reason travelers looking for villa rentals in Mexico are heading to the Riviera Nayarit is because of the perfect weather all year long. The annual average temperature of 77ºF (25ºC) ensures warmth without being overwhelmingly hot for the typical vacationer. Moreover, 90 percent of the days are sunny across the state, making it the perfect location to relax and get some vitamin D while enjoying the stunning spectrum of colorful plants and birds that thrive here.
No matter how long you book your Nayarit villa rental, like Villa Estrella, you’ll never find that it is long enough as there is always something else to try, do and enjoy. Take advantage of the opportunity to spoil yourself with a private, airy seaside retreat with your very own chef and housekeeping as well as endless adventure and relaxation. Be prepared to book it again the following year because as soon as you’ll leave, you’ll want to go back!