Earlier this year, the Mexico Tourism Board kicked off its $10 million advertising campaign to educate travelers about Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Tourism representatives from Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit were on location in New York City last week to talk about what's new in the destinations for 2014. Travel Agent was on hand at a press briefing and is reporting to you with the scoop.
To date in 2013, an investment of $70 million has been poured into Riviera Nayarit to develop new hotels along the coast. Through the end of 2013 and into 2014, travelers to Riviera Nayarit are in for the opening of three new hotels.
The first will be Iberostar at Litibu. This 450-room hotel will open later this year at the north end of the Banderas Bay. Iberostar has invested more than $100 million in this new five-star property, which will have one golf course and a convention center.
Tau Resorts, a new development group, is planning on opening two resorts in Riviera Nayarit. The first will open this year. Tau Resorts Nahui will have 172 rooms as part of a lifestyle community. Amenities will include a village, Beach Club, golf course, hiking trails and oceanfront water sports center.
The Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta, which opened in February 2010, is adding a brand-new tower, which will open this month. This tower will add an additional 144 rooms to the already existing 396.
Riviera Nayarit is just north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport. It consists of 192 miles of coastline.
For more information visit www.rivieranayarit.com.