Create lasting memories with an unforgettable getaway to RivieraNayarit that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. The destination’s 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline are filled with fun, meaningful and cultural experiences for parents and children alike. With lots of kid-friendly activities, a wide range of accommodations and deliciously authentic cuisine, Mexico’s Pacific Treasure offers families a vacation that everyone will always remember.

Find family-friendly options to stay, eat and play in Riviera Nayarit below:



Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita gives families a very special welcome all year round. Parents can take advantage of having their kids stay for free when they book a room at the resort (either two kids under 18 years old, or three kids under 12). They provide amenities such as milk and cookies upon arrival, child-size bath robes and a complimentary baby care basket. Their services include child-proofing a room to keep little ones safe, and babysitting in case mom and dad want some ‘alone time’ during their trip.

Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta. Nayarit. Mexico

A stay at  Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit this summer will offer families pure bliss with their all-inclusive vacation package which includes meals, Kids Club activities and access to non-motorized water sports. The package also includes complimentary tours and a spa credit to help them relax after a long day of exploring.


Family traditions at St Regis Punta de Mita Resort are one-of-a-kind. The resort’s La Tortuga Children’s Club offers children ages 5-12 access to a Children’s Spa, treasure hunts and painting lessons during their stay. Take advantage of their current Sunsational Savings to get a complimentary 4th night when booking and staying through October 31, 2017.


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Take the kids for a visit to the Candy Cooperative, located between San Pancho and Chacala. Local farmers make fresh candies from tropical fruits such as tamarind, coconut, bananas and jackfruit that are displayed in a colorful, open-air roadside market.

In Sayulita, Chocobanana has become known as “the heart of Sayulita” and is a must try for families visiting the destination. While parents enjoy a cup of the restaurant’s freshly ground coffee, kids can get a taste of their famous and delectable chocolate dipped bananas.

The kids will love eating right on the beach at El Chivero Restaurant & Bar in Bucerias. This family run restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican dishes, such as Chiles Rellenos, and has live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children can play in the sand while their parents enjoy a refreshing margarita. Head over in the evening for dinner with a beautiful sunset view!

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Adventure seeking families can experience Riviera Nayarit’s Marietas Islands on one of the many tours available through Punta Mita Adventures. Kids will enjoy swimming with dolphins, taking a surf or stand-up paddleboard lesson, watching for humpback whales (December through April) or snorkeling encounters with over 100 species of fish and many other magnificent sea creatures.

Volunteer at the Platanitos Turtle Camp at Playa Las Torugas for an experience the whole family will cherish forever. If visiting during the late summer months, travelers will be able to help conservationists during turtle nesting season to ensure shelter and protection of the recently laid eggs. Travelers visiting during November and December can catch the awe-inspiring sight of baby turtles being released into the sea. Plus, volunteers may also receive a discount if staying at one of their villas.

Experience and learn about the indigenous Huichol tribes at Tawexikta Lugar Del Sol. Take the kids on an off the beaten path motorboat ride to the village to witness ritual dances and taste traditional meals prepared by the tribe. You can also purchase intricate artisan souvenirs like beaded masks and necklaces made by the Huichol women.

The kids will be able to experience fun in the water in a whole new way with Wibit Mex, an inflatable waterpark right on the shore in Bucerias! Inspired by LEGO®, this floating paradise is the perfect ride for both the young in age and young at heart. Enter through Breakers Beach Club Restaurant and Bar, where you can ask for locals and groups promotions.

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