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A-Listers and Celebrities Prefer The Riviera Nayarit

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April 24, 2014

The trip to Vallarta was both work and play for 22-year-old Selena Gomez, who just finished shooting In Dubious Battle - her second flm with James Franco - and is now focusing on finishing her next album.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - Selena Gómez heads the list of celebrities that traded the red carpet for the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit; other notables include actor Mircea Monrow and Iron Chef Penny Davidi.

Popular "Hart of Dixie" actress, Mircea Monroe, and boyfriend, "Justified" writer and producer, Dave Andron, vacationed at Villa la Estancia.
The Riviera Nayarit continues to position itself as THE preferred destination for celebrities and sports figures, who come to Mexico's Pacific Treasure to enjoy its fun in the sun attractions, formidable infrastructure, and unique gastronomical offerings.

22-year-old actor and singer Selena Gómez is currently one of the most-followed celebrities in the industry. Her Twitter account alone has over 28 million followers. Selena recently caused a stir on social and traditional media during her stay with a group of friends at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, which has become a preferred hot spot for A-listers.

Villa La Estancia welcomed actor and model Mircea Monroe, who has graced dozens of silver screen movies and TV shows in the U.S.

Chef Penny Davidi, winner of the Iron Chef America Competition, also chose to stay at Villa La Estancia. During her visit she created a special menu for dinner with her friends, which was prepared by La Casona's Chef Polo Cortés.

Veteran basketball player Nazr Mohammed, currently playing with the Chicago Bulls, was spotted enjoying a delicious meal at Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita.

Model and sports commentator for Televisa Deportes, Marisol González, celebrated her birthday at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Marisol, who won the Nuestra Belleza México contest in 2013, took time out while visiting to tape a promotional video for the hotel.

Alex Sirvent, currently starring in the Mexican soap opera La Sombra del Paraíso and who was part of the now-defunct boy band, Mercurio, stayed at the villas in Vallarta Gardens in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

The variety of celebrities visiting the destination is such that the current player for Guadalajara's Chivas Rayadas, Ángel Reyna, spent a few says at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, while ex-soccer world champion for Mexico and one of the best goalies in the history of the game, Oswaldo Sánchez, was seen dining at Frascati in La Cruz.

The domino effect continues as more and more celebrities and A-listers show their preference for the Riviera Nayarit.

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