Whales and Christmas, the perfect combo.

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Whales and Christmas, the perfect combo.

December is finally here, a time when most of us take time to relax and enjoy with family, friends or your other half. If you're looking for a twist to your December holidays, escape the cold of the city and spend a warm holiday in the Riviera Nayarit. 

Imagine spending Christmas or New Year's Eve with your loved ones feeling the sea breeze on their faces, watching the sunset over Banderas Bay as you sip your favorite cocktail at Eva Mandarina, our beach club. In addition to relaxing, sunbathing and giving your New Year's Eve celebrations a twist, in December the Riviera Nayarit gives you an incredible show, you can see whales, orcas and dolphins parading in our sea. 

Whales and the Riviera Nayarit

Winter not only brings with it parties and delicious food, but also the visit of dolphins, orcas and humpback whales that, like every December, they settle in the Mexican Pacific and stay until the end of March. The warmth of our waters makes them the preferred place for the cetaceans to mate and give birth to their young.

Whale watching in Riviera Nayarit is one of the most important seasonal attractions in the region. The mythical humpback whales come to Banderas Bay, after passing by many of the coastal areas of the destination, as part of their annual migration. 
You can take an astounding tour to see this great spectacle, humpback whales are curious by nature, so you will surely see them making impressive jumps close to your boat, they will even swim under or close to the boat for several minutes. 

From Nuevo Vallarta to San Blas, there are dozens of sites and boats that will offer you a tour to see the majestic cetaceans, the advice we can give you is to choose a small boat, since being low impact they allow you to get closer to the action that these mammals give us. 

Spend your holidays on the Riviera Nayarit 


Turn the holiday season upside down, forget the big jumpers and hot chocolate, swap them for a swimming costume and that cocktail you love. After taking a tour and seeing the wonders of nature, relaxing in the comfort of your room is a must. Pick the room that suits you best and start enjoying the Riviera Nayarit and Grand Matlali. 

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