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Riviera Nayarit Now Has 4 Certified Clean Beaches
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July 06, 2010

Riviera Nayarit has the largest number of certified clean beaches in Mexico.
This year, Riviera Nayarit confirmed its commitment as a national leader in clean beach certifications by obtaining a certification for Nuevo Vallarta North Beach II, which extends from the north end of Marival Resort & Suites up to Dreams Villa Magna and the ETC beach club. Four beaches have been certified in this destination, taking Riviera Nayarit one step further in this matter by having the largest number of certified beaches in Mexico.

The Nuevo Vallarta North Beach II certification was announced at the inauguration of the VI Clean Beach Convention, which took place at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, sponsored by the National Water Commission, headed by Jose Luis Luege Tamargo, who also granted the certification to three other Mexican tourist destinations.

El Palmar at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Miramar at Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas and the re certification of El Chileno at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, were the other three destinations that received the award, for a total of 12 certified beaches in Mexico, including Nuevo Vallarta South, Nuevo Vallarta North I, and Bucerias, in Riviera Nayarit.

Luege Tamargo mentioned that eleven beaches in Mexico are currently working to attain the certification. One of them is Playa Los Muertos at Sayulita, also in Riviera Nayarit. The community has joined efforts with local authorities, not only to clean the beach but all the ones located on the tourist strip.


All the beaches in Riviera Nayarit are monitored once per week to ensure that the water quality is ideal for swimmers. The results of these tests are being posted next to signs that display the public income for these beaches.

This work is being done under the direct orders of State Governor Ney Gonzalez Sanchez, who has decided to go one step further in what the national norm stipulates to ensure we have clean beaches. The norm requires monthly testing and deems the water to be apt for recreational activities when it has less than 200 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water. In this state, most beaches have been tested and the count is usually below 100 enterococci, which is well below the international norm.

About Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. Visit the website at

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