It’s summer in Riviera Nayarit and you can tell as soon as you step outside. The humidity and sun are in full effect, and you certainly won’t need a jacket or sweater for a few more months. For tourism, high season in Riviera Nayarit and Banderas Bay areas occurs during the winter, but summer also brings an influx of tourists who aren’t afraid to brave the hot PV days. Do you want some tips on how to handle the Riviera Nayarit summer heat and humidity? Do you own a second home at Villa La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, or visiting the area this summer? If you are, read below for our tips on how to enjoy the dog days of summer in Riviera Nayarit.
Take Advantage of Swimming in the Ocean
Swimming in the ocean is one of the best parts of living in Riviera Nayarit. Whether it is summer or winter, swimming in the ocean is a great way to relax, cool off and enjoy nature at its best. Did you know that Riviera Nayarit has some of the best beaches in Banderas Bay? Tourists and residents alike love stepping out onto the sandy beaches to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. Beaches in Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias have wide, sandy shores and there are very few shells or rocks which makes it ideal for swimming. When you get hungry, you will be pleased to find lots of great restaurant options on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta or Bucerias. Sit back and relax with a refreshing margarita and you take in the incredible Banderas Bay views. With lots of restaurants to choose from in Riviera Nayarit, you are sure to find something that suits your tastes and budget. Have you ever tried horseback riding on the beach? Bucerias is a quaint town on the beach just north of PV where you can go horseback riding right along the beach for a small fee. When you are done, jump right back in the ocean to cool off. It is easy to enjoy summer in Riviera Nayarit!
Get Up Early and Hike
When the temperatures can be quite intense during mid-day, you can take advantage of the early morning and get up early and go on a hike.
Banderas Bay has some of the best hiking, rivers, and waterfalls in all of Mexico
. Although the area’s vegetation and rivers are quite dry during the winter, the summer brings heavy rainfall that replenishes the area’s rivers and watering holes. Wake up early and take a morning hike so you can enjoy some exercise in nature before it gets too hot. In Riviera Nayarit, one of the best hikes is Monkey Mountain. Also known as Cerro de Mono,
is a hike that starts in the quaint beach town of Higuera Blanca which is found in between Punta Mita and Sayulita. Monkey Mountain is a great hike that the whole family can enjoy, and make sure to start early since part of the hike is not in the shade. Once you reach the top of Monkey Mountain, you will be in awe over the gorgeous panoramic views of Banderas Bay. Another fun hike is located south of Puerto Vallarta if you don’t mind heading down past town.
is a lovely spot which is located about 10 minutes south of downtown PV, where you find a beautiful flowing river during the summer months. There are also watering holes that are ideal for swimming. Bring a picnic lunch with you and you can enjoy it with your loved ones under the shady trees that line the river bank. For more of a workout, hike inland until you reach a lovely waterfall and watering hole that is another perfect spot to swim and cool off during the summer.
VIP Cinema: A/C and Full Service Menu
If you want to get out of the sun completely, you can always head inside to watch a movie. The new VIP Cinema is located inside the
La Isla Shopping center
in the hotel zone and is a fun experience for the whole family. The VIP Cinema features a full menu, drinks, and desserts so guests can watch a movie and get the full VIP treatment, too. Get ready to sit back and relax in a comfy leather recliner. Check out the menu and decide what you want to eat and drink. Ready to order? Simply push the button located at your seat and a waiter will come to take your order. Cash and cards are accepted. Once the movie has ended, take time to check out some of the amazing stores at the La Isla Shopping center. You can find the popular brand names and local stores if you are in the mood to shop until you drop. Don’t forget to visit the turtle sanctuary and koi fish pond on your way out, too.
As you can see, there are lots of great ways to enjoy summer 2019 in Riviera Nayarit. Are you a homeowner with a second home in paradise at
? If you are, their amazing onsite pools on the property are ideal for cooling off during summer, too. If you are craving a lazy day at home, you can’t beat enjoying the ocean views from inside your Villa La Estancia private beachfront residence complete with A/C, too.