If you’re on the hunt for the perfect destination wedding locale look no further. Nestled just 30 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport lies Riviera Nayarit.
Where to stay
Mexico’s new vacation paradise, Riviera Nayarit, is home to over 60 hotels and resorts, ranging from cheap and cheerful to the ultimate in luxury. The Iberostar Playa Mita offers guests luxe accommodations at a reasonable cost. This five-star Premium Gold all-inclusive hotel is located near the beautiful beaches of Punta de Mita.
Guests will love sampling world cuisines at each of Iberostar’s restaurants. In addition to the exclusive Nopal buffet restaurant, dabble in teppanyaki at Tsuba Japanese restaurant, tempt your palate with a delicious steak at La Bahia steakhouse, sample local Mexican cuisine at Cuate Pancho or try something new at the Pacific Express gourmet specialty restaurant. After dinner, gather wedding party or your entire group, guests and all, for after-dinner drinks at the lobby bar or take in the nightly entertainment at the Theatre bar. Then, dance the night away at the resort’s discobar/nightclub.
Where to wed
Couples wishing to wed with the sound of the ocean in the background can do so at Iberostar Playa Mita. Guests will gather at a beautiful gazebo ceremony site that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The resort’s wedding coordinators will be at your service and up-to-date with everything you need to complete your fairytale wedding. Choose from three available wedding packages or go à la carte to create the wedding of your choice.
Take a break from lounging poolside to enjoy all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer. Learn to surf with the best at the seaside town of Sayulita. If surfing isn’t your thing, spend the afternoon wandering in and out of the various shops where you’ll find unique gifts for yourself and those at home. You may even spot a celebrity or two as you wander!
Craving adventure? Get an early start to your day and head out on the Vallarta Adventures Punta Mita Expedition. Departing from Punta de Mita, your journey will take you to the Marietas Islands where you’ll discover a hidden beach you can only enter by swimming to, try your hand at paddleboarding or kayaking, or opt to snorkel and check out what’s under the water.