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Beautiful Banderas Bay or Bahia de Banderas is just one of the reasons why México is such a highly sought-after beach resort destination.
The Pacific Ocean bay is Mexico’s largest, lapping the two Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Its long beautiful coastline runs for 42 miles. Banderas Bay is the number-one location for sports and eco adventures on the water, from parasailing and surfing to yachting from the port’s ritzy marina. Whale-watching in these waters is also popular, especially December to April when the whales come here to calve. Get out on the water of Banderas Bay in a sea-kayak, or cruise to one of the many islands dotting the bay.
Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s newest hot spot, a beach destination with 200 miles of pristine Pacific coastline.
Bejeweled with dozens of seaside towns and pueblos, it boasts lush mountain peaks, nature sanctuaries and exclusive resorts such as the Four Seasons and St. Regis. Affordable luxury, with six exceptional world-class golf courses designed by golf masters Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Jim Lipe, Percy Clifford, Robert von Hagge, Michael Smelek and Rick Baril. Its most exciting addition is the world-class Marina Riviera Nayarit and Yacht Club, the marina offering nearly 400 slips accommodating boats up to 120 feet long.