New Flights Give Riviera Nayarit All It Needs to Flourish


When we first introduced you to Riviera Nayarit in our May 28 issue of Travel Agent, it certainly appeared as though the destination had all it needed to be an agent’s dream—except strong airlift.

But with Mexicana Airlines’ recent announcement that it will launch new non-stop service from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, access to Riviera Nayarit just got easier.

Mexicana Airlines’ new non-stop daily flight between Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta begins December 2. With this new route, Mexicana will link Los Angeles with 11 important destinations in Mexico and will provide travelers with easier access to Riviera Nayarit, which extends for 100 miles along the coast, starting 20 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Limousine and taxi pick-ups as well as rental cars are available to transport visitors from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport to their final destination in the Riviera Nayarit region.

The new Mexicana flights depart from Los Angeles at 10:05 a.m. daily and arrive in Puerto Vallarta at 2:55 p.m. Return flights depart Puerto Vallarta at 4:05 p.m., arriving in Los Angeles at 5:25 p.m. This route will be serviced by Mexicana’s Airbus aircraft, which have 12 seats in business class and 108 in tourist class.

Mostly undeveloped, Riviera Nayarit extends from the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta to the colonial town of San Blas, including exclusive Punta Mita and the Banderas Bay.

The region features luxury resorts and eco-tourism boutique hotels, world-renowned surfing, four professional golf courses, rare native wildlife including sea turtles and tropical birds, mountain and island adventures, shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts, charming fishing towns and miles of serene beaches. Visit