Riviera Nayarit, Mexico's newest tourism destination, continues to grow impressively. By 2013, the region will increase its total visitor accommodations by 6,308 rooms. This is comes to a one-third increase from 2008, when the destination first started getting attention from tourists. The rooms range from hotels and resorts to condominiums and other vacation home ownership models.
The 2009-2010 openings include Imanta Resorts in Punta Mita, The Marival Residences World Spa in Nuevo Vallarta on Bahia de Banderas, La Tranquila, Taheima Wellness Resort Spa, and The Mayan Palace in Nuevo Vallarta, which was closed for major renovations and will reopen in November. Between 2010 and 2013, numerous other developments are scheduled for completion, including a Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt, a Grand Hyatt and several Mexican and European brands such as Grupos Dynamica, Grupo Mayan and the major development at Marina Rivera Nayarit consisting of two more hotels and condo offerings.
In addition, several residences are expected to open in Riviera Nayarit and are currently underway; Los Veneros and Punta Sayulita are among them. In 2008, the St. Regis Punta Mita, Dreams Villa Magna and the Riu Palace Pacifico opened.