Why Banderas Bay will not be the next Cabo or Cancun.

By Aline Zuber

Located next to the city of Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit is becoming a more exclusive luxury destination. Unlike typical tourist resorts, the Riviera Nayarit emphasizes its uniqueness by paying particular attention to sustainability and community involvement.

Luxury resorts such as Susurros del Corazón, Naviva, One & Only Mandarina and Four Seasons Resort focus on low-density tourism, privacy and sustainability, moving away from the traditional tourist approach. 

The Four Seasons Resort, located in a natural environment, devotes only 2% of its space to development and construction, reflecting the region's commitment to preserving its natural landscapes.

Riviera Nayarit also stands out for preserving the charm of its towns, such as Bucerias and San Pancho, which offer an authentic and diverse Mexican experience. The region consciously seeks to control its growth in order to avoid overdevelopment.

Nature plays a central role in the region's appeal. For example, hiking trails near Punta de Mita offer a variety of landscapes, while the Bay of Banderas is ideal for whale watching in winter. The Islas Marietas marine reserve, meanwhile, offers diving and snorkeling experiences, with strict controls on daily visitor numbers to protect its delicate ecosystems.

That's why Riviera Nayarit stands out from other tourist resorts that promote growth at the expense of environmental preservation; instead, it focuses on the protection of cultural heritage and the well-being of local communities, making it a unique destination.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/riviera-nayarit-hotels-development?cid=ios_app