The state of Nayarit is situated in the west part of Mexico, on the Pacific coast. Riviera Nayarit offers fabulous resort towns, delightful beaches such as Nuevo Vallarta Beach and colonial history. The uninhabited Marieta Islands are ecologically diverse, a bird sanctuary and famous for an incredible beach inside a crater. The capital, Tepic, is on the banks of Río Tepic and dominated by two volcanic peaks. This city has a picturesque charm, a preserved downtown and parks. Nearby is the stunning Santa María del Oro lagoon, set in a volcanic crater.

Population: 1.085 million 

Capital: Tepic 

Other major cities: Xalisco, Ixtlán del Río, San José del Valle, Tuxpan, Mezcales, Acaponeta

Main attractions: Bucerías beach resort town, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Marina Riviera Nayarit, Los Ayala, Museo Regional de Nayarit, Rincón de Guayabitos, Fuerte de San Basilio, Laguna de Santa María del Oro, Marieta Islands, Juan Escutia museum, Metropolitano Ecological Park

Nearest Airports: Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR – Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz) 

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