Hugged by the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains, an emerging locale that harmoniously fuses lush landscapes with laid-back luxury exists that couldn’t be more perfectly designed for honeymooners. It’s here that Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit unfolds over nearly 200 miles of stunning coastline, setting the stage for the country’s most exclusive escape for lovers seeking paradise not too far from home. Decorated with palm-fringed shores and set to a backdrop of emerald peaks, one would never guess this exotic oasis can be reached with just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from the U.S.
You won’t find Cancun’s spring breakers or Tulum’s Instagram influencers here. This is grown and sexy Mexico—a region regarded as one of the country’s best-kept secrets, inviting newlyweds to get lost together in its magic while weaving through sleepy beach towns and verdant landscapes.
Guillermo Guerrero, Mexico native and tourism coordinator with Riviera Nayarit, recommends renting a car to explore the diversity of the region at your leisure, winding through the rainforest mountain range by road and stopping at various seaside villages along the way. The region includes popular destinations like the surf-centric town of Sayulita, the luxury development of Punta Mita, and the resort-rich area of Nuevo Vallarta on Banderas Bay, with tourists dwindling as you travel further north to towns like San Francisco and Lo de Marcos.
Meet the Expert
Guillermo Guerrero, a coordinator for Riviera Nayarit Visitors & Convention Bureau, has been assisting with the development of tourism in the state of Nayarit for nearly 15 years.
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Riviera Nayarit Honeymoon Cost
While budget-friendly bungalows and affordable all-inclusive resorts are abundant, the exclusivity of this region has lured some of the world’s most acclaimed hospitality brands, from classic leaders in luxury such as Four Seasons to ultra-immersive luminaries such as One&Only Resorts.
Chances are you’ll be looking to splurge on remarkable oceanfront views and spacious suites for your honeymoon, so be sure to account for those indulgences and consider that a higher-end experience will range upwards of $10,000 USD. On average, a week-long getaway for two in Mexico may start at $5,000 USD.
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