Zip Lining, ATV Tours, Horseback Riding, Turtle Release

Things to Do in Riviera Nayarit Mexico

Vacation on the Pacific Coast of Mexico where there's never a shortage of land based activities, adventures, and things to do in Riviera Nayarit! Come for the sun and the pristine white sandy beaches but while you are here, why not try something new!
Whether you want to do canopy zip lining through Mexico's lush tropical rainforests, beach horseback riding along the Pacific Ocean, or jungle trail riding in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains, you are sure to have an unforgettable adventure.

Other things to do include rappelling in Nayarit Mexico, or enjoying an ATV off-road adventure tour, or a guided backcountry eco adventure tour aboard a 4x4 Mercedes Benz jeep! If you are eco conscious, take a bird watching tour or surround yourself with thousands of baby sea turtles during the turtle rescue and release adventure tour.

Nayarit Mexico also offers guided San Blas adventure tours where you can discover the colonial history, lifestyles, and rich cultures of the warm and wonderful people of Nayarit Mexico.

Few other Central American travel destinations can compare with the stunning beauty and exceptional land activities available in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit!

Come explore nearly 200 miles of warm Pacific Coastal towns with an extraordinary backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Experience year round mild tropical weather, warm and friendly locals and create your own adventure vacation. There are a lot more things to do in Nayarit than we have room for here! See all our Nayarit Mexico activities.

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Canopy Zip Lining in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Safe and exhilarating, zip line adventures are some of the most exciting things to do in Nayarit, Mexico. Take a zip lining tour where you will soar through the air and catch a breathtaking bird's eye view of Riviera Nayarit's unforgettable jungle canopy. Get amazingly close to native birds and the canopy fauna and wildlife. Take a thrilling walk along suspended platforms and suspension bridges, and swing from tree-to-tree on a series of zip lining cables strung high above the rainforest floor. Friendly, highly qualified guides who use state-of-the-art safety harnessing equipment conduct our Nayarit zip lining tours. Your will forever remember your zip lining adventures in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico!

ATV Adventures


Kick up a little dirt with an ATV adventure in Riviera Nayarit Mexico! This area of the Pacific west coast is a vacationers' paradise, but not just for the beaches or water activities on the Pacific Ocean. Land based activities in Nayarit's tropical rainforest jungles are hugely popular, like the exciting off-road ATV adventures in the foothills of the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. Rev up your ATV engines and explore Nayarit's numerous ATV riding trials along the many rivers, streams and plantations. From combination ATV & Canopy Tours to the truly unique, fully guided, Amphibian ATV Excursion on an 8-wheel ATV, your Mexico ATV adventure is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

Horseback Riding in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Horseback riding on a beach in a tropical paradise is one of the exhilarating things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. It should be on everyone's bucket list! Enjoy a romantic sunset horseback riding adventure as you gallop along the sandy beaches of the warm Pacific Ocean or canter through natural pools and rainforest waterfalls. Book horseback riding lessons, or take a guided tour along rainforest horseback riding trails in the foothills of Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains!

The Huichol Indian Encounter in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Huichol art exemplifies the rich heritage and culture of the warm and friendly people of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Huichol yarn painting and beading patterns are unlike anything you'll find anywhere else. Come travel like a local and experience the real Mexico! Hike 3,000 feet up into the rainforest foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and pass through the historic city of Compostela. Venture into a different time and place and discover an authentic Huichol fishing village that is home to just 130 natives. Visit a Huichol temple, admire their traditional dress and enjoy authentic Mexican music and dance. You won't find a more authentic thing to do in Riviera Nayarit.

Outdoor Adventure in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Rappelling down a rainforest waterfall is one of the top rated land based activities in Mexico. But there are many more thrilling things to do in Riviera Nayarit. Make your Mexico vacation an unforgettable total experience that will take your physical endurance and brave spirit to a whole new level. Get ready for a true adrenaline pumping outdoor adventure! Cruise in a speedboat across Banderas Bay, then 4x4 in a caravan up 2,000 feet above sea level into the rainforests of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Follow it up with a trek through rough backcountry terrain on the back of your own mule. And this is just the beginning! Try zip lining through the jungle canopy, rappelling down natural waterfalls and rooster tailing across natural river pools. This is anything but an ordinary day on the beach.

Sea Turtle protection programs in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


If nature and wildlife are your passion then one of the most rewarding things to do in Riviera Nayarit is the sea turtles adventure tour, which is also known as the Baby Sea Turtle Release mission. Come live a breathtaking experience as thousands of baby sea turtles hatch along the beaches of Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and make their way back to the safety of the Pacific Ocean. There's also the famous Crocodile and Sea Turtle Adventure tour that anyone can be a part of.

San Blas Tours & Excursions in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Just 3.5 hours north of Puerto Vallarta airport, San Blas adventures offers vacationers something much different than your typical Mexico tourist attractions. On this San Blas vacation you will explore Mexico's rich culture, amazing history, and unbeatable nature, plus enjoy all the sun, fun and adventure you can handle. Take a 4x4 San Blas adventure tour and discover Nayarit's historic past, wrought with pirate invasions, colonial conquests and numerous dramatic battles. San Blas Mexico is now a quiet fishing village that is also famous for Mexico bird watching, mangroves and an amazing ecosystem that supports abundant river crocodiles.

Sierra Madre Expedition in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Take a fully guided off road adventure tour in Riviera Nayarit Mexico! Ride in an open-air 4x4 Mercedes Benz jeep on a guided backcountry eco adventure tour where you will explore the rainforest foothills of Mexico's majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. These Nayarit land activities take you off road where you can experience the untouched natural habitat of Nayarit's 400 species of birds and over 300 species of orchids, plus reptiles, butterflies, and tropical flora and fauna.

Bird Watching in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit


Did you know that Mexico's Riviera Nayarit also offers bird watching holidays, including bird watching for beginners? Nearly 400 species of indigenous and migratory birds are waiting to be discovered in Nayarit's untouched ecosystems including Quelele Lagoon Birds, American Coot, Green Herons, Squirrel Cuckoo and Orange-fronted Parakeets. Bird watching tours in Riviera Nayarit can be enjoyed from various unforgettable Nayarit locations including La Tovara Mangroves, lagoons, rivers and the tropical rainforests of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

For more fun facts about unique land based activities and things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico or to view pictures from some of our Mexico adventure tours, please view our interactive Photo and Video Guide.




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