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Eight Special November Events to Enjoy in Riviera Nayarit

Norma Hernandez - CVB Riviera Nayarit
November 2, 2019

The year is almost over, but the fun doesn’t stop in the Riviera Nayarit! This month the destination welcomes visitors with a variety of events including cultural, culinary, and sports activities, plus Mexican traditions.

Travelers who pick our destination for a getaway this fall will find accommodations ranging from luxury properties and all-inclusive resorts for families to intimate boutique hotels.

Pick the Riviera Nayarit for your next vacation!

Here’s a list of the most relevant events this November:

Day of the Dead Festival in Sayulita and Bucerías (Nov. 1 and 2)

The celebration of the Day of the Dead in the Riviera Nayarit is gaining ground, attracting not just locals but also the ex-pat community. The colorful festivals include cultural and artistic activities, as well as the traditional ones such as the altars to the dead, the catrina (skeleton) parades, and the visits to the cemetery. We recommend two places that stand out for their picturesque celebrations and traditions: The Magic Town of Sayulita and Bucerías, each one with its own particular program that is on par with the many other festivals celebrated around Mexico for decades.

15th Punta Raza Shore Fishing Tournament (Nov. 2 and 3)

Fishing aficionados are set to gather at the Punta Raza Beach Club, the “window to the sea” at El Monteón, for this family-friendly tournament that welcomes local professionals and amateurs. One of the special features of the tournament is that once it concludes the participant who caught the biggest fish in each category receives a symbolic recognition.

More information.

Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend (Nov. 15 and 16)

Calling all fashionistas! Beach, music, pool party, and the trendiest fashion are all part of the second Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend to be held November 8th and 9th at the Bolongo development in Punta de Mita.

Click here for details.

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic (Nov. 14-17)

This yearly event, organized by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resorts, welcomes renowned enologists, tequila masters, chefs, and visitors to be part of its three-day gourmet activities. The Classic involves a series of wine and tequila tastings, festive reunions, gourmet dinners, and kitchen classes, along with a two-day golf tournament on the famous Pacífico and Bahía courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

For those who love combining travel with tee times, this classic event in paradise is way above average!

Visit the page.

XXV International Gourmet Festival (Nov. 19- 24)

This festival is celebrating 25 years of positioning Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit, and Tepic at the epicenter of international gastronomy. The line-up will include well-known international chefs who share their new ideas for great food. Over 30 hotels and restaurants are expected to participate, making these destinations the consummate showcase for gastronomy, entertainment, culture, and tourism in Mexico.

More information and reservations.

11th Riviera Nayarit Half-Marathon and 10K Medio (Nov. 23)

This competition is endorsed by the Mexican Federation of Athletic Associations and authorized by the International Association of Marathons and Road Races (AIMS). Expert organization and gorgeous natural landscapes are just two of the elements that continue to position this race among the top events in Mexico, United States, and Canada.

All runners and their families are invited to participate.

More information.

4th Wixárika Nayarit Pueblo Commercial and Cultural Expo (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1)

The Riviera Nayarit hosts this event for the fourth consecutive year. It showcases Wixaritari groups who offer their extraordinary cultural treasures with demonstrative embroidery, beading, and painting workshops. The Traditional Medicine pavilion, attended by doctors from the Sierra del Nayarit, is a particular standout.

Visit the page.

San Blas Motomanía (Nov. 29 and 30)

This is one of the destination’s “anchor” events that welcomes more than three thousand bikers from 15 states in the Mexican Republic. The town is filled to capacity during the event, with hundreds of bikers maneuvering on the main streets. There will also be alternative activities for the bikers’ families and other visitors, including motorcycle exhibits, accessory sales, live music, and fun contests.

Click for more details.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) reaffirm their commitment to the strategic promotion of the destination, pursuing opportunities, and consolidating new markets to increase the number of incoming tourists with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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