Though Riviera Nayarit was a secret surfer’s haven in the not-so-distant past, this 100-mile patch of Pacific has seen tremendous growth in recent years, thanks to delightful towns and luxurious beachfront properties that are no longer well-kept secrets. If you’re a foodie, it’s not difficult to eat your way through Riviera Nayarit, with incredibly fresh seafood and tropical fruit around every corner. For nature lovers, there’s plenty of backcountry to be explored with quaint, tourist-free towns to stop at along the way. If you’re looking for privacy, there are many private islands dotting the coastline with jaw-dropping views for an unforgettable wedding.
For two citizens from outside countries to have a civil marriage ceremony, you will need to provide the following: original and copy of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in the Spanish language and a valid passport. Death and divorce decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional requirements and details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Visas are not needed for citizens of the US and a number of other countries. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Riviera Nayarit has a mild tropical climate with an average temperature of 77 degrees F. In the summer, the average temperature is in the high 90's F. Rain season comes in June and last until November.
Riviera Nayarit has miles of beaches running along the Pacific, and some are still unexplored. Though there are a number of great surfing spots, try Las Islitas or El Anclote for lessons. Matanchen Bay is known for great swimming and sailing.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Aside from its beaches, Riviera Nayarit has marketplaces, shops and plenty of eco-excursions. Given the prolific marine life in the area, divers can easily experience the many reefs, filled with turtles, swordfish and manta rays. Or, get up close to humpback whales in their natural habitat with a cruise or guided tour. On land, try zip lining through the nearby jungle or explore the many local surf villages.
At night, Riviera Nayarit has a few nightclubs and beachside bars to keep you entertained.
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