From family-inspired events and celebrations to not-to-be-missed travel deals, Riviera Nayarit proves to be the perfect destination for a fall getaway
As the crisp days of fall begin to descend in the north, the fun gets started in Riviera Nayarit. Travelers to the eclectic locale will be welcomed with a vibrant array of events that make it the must-visit destination this fall.
Feast of San Francisco (Sept. 26-Oct. 4): Fairs, dances and jamborees with a special twist are a specialty of Riviera Nayarit’s cultural capital. These festivities honor San Francisco, also known as San Pancho, and are an authentically Mexican tradition.
6th La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Fishing Tournament (Oct. 10-14): The marquee tournament in the Mexican Pacific returns to Riviera Nayarit this October – a destination that is renowned for its sport fishing offer. World class sportsmen will make their way to La Cruz De Huanacaxtle’s Marina Riviera Nayarit and try to catch some of the region’s most sought-after fish.
10th Vallarta – Nayarit Gastronomica (Oct. 14-18): Gourmands and foodie novices alike will come together to enjoy various events in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit that celebrate the region’s gastronomic offering. The lineup includes workshops, tasting, dinners and special events.
Vidanta Wellness Retreat (Nov. 1-4): Led by health expert, Deepak Chopra – globally recognized as a pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation – the weekend retreat will offer a series of conferences, workshops and activities for travelers seeking to relax and recharge.
XXIV International Gourmet Festival (Nov. 23 – Dec. 2): The 24th edition of this popular festival celebrates Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic and the culinary scene that makes each of these destinations so special. Internationally renowned guest chefs will take the helm at local restaurants and hotels serving delicious creations that showcase the region’s gastronomy.
10th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon (Nov 24): Riviera Nayarit is pleased to welcome all runners and their families to participate in a half marathon or 10K in Nuevo Vallarta. The competition is endorsed by the Mexican Federation of Athletic Associations and approved by the International Association of Marathons and Races (AIMS).
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2018 (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2): This tournament, played in a Foursome A GoGo format, seeks to benefit local charities including Peace Punta de Mita, the Punta de Mita Foundation and the Community Project. For those who love to mix travel with tee times, this classic in paradise will be well above par.
3rd Commercial and Cultural Wixarika Expo (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2): For the third consecutive year the magical town of Sayulita will host 25 Wixarika groups, who will offer culturally rich workshops highlighting embroidery, beadwork, painting and more. Additionally, the expo’s pavilions will feature themed areas including culinary and medicine pavilions, the first offering a variety of traditional meals from Nayarit and the latter offering interactions with four traditional healers.