Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit - The Riviera Nayarit continues to reconfirm its status as the ideal destination for event tourism thanks to the sheer number of great activities that take place here year round. This month, Mexico's Pacific Treasure is hosting musical, sports, and cultural events as part of their tourism offer.
"In the Riviera Nayarit we continue to focus on events as part of our promotional strategy, because not only do they allow us to contribute to the destination's economic spillover, but it also positions us as leaders in meetings tourism, incentivizes the arrival of visitors to our hotels, and, above all, it offers a wonderful gamut of activities for vacationers to the region," said Marc Murphy, managing director of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Riviera Nayarit's June lineup of events includes:
8th National Congress for Mexican Regional Dance (June 6-9)
The Riviera Nayarit will host the 8th National Congress for Mexican Regional Dance from June 6th through the 9th; this event is organized by Veltour travel agency together with the Diplomados de Danza Regional Mexicana (Regional Mexican Dance Graduates) to promote tourism, particularly Mexican folklore and culture. Host hotel Reflect Krystal Grand in Flamingos-Nuevo Vallarta is expecting over 600 participants from dance schools in Guanajuato, Michoacan, Mexico City, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Sinaloa. The event is open to the public.
59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament (June 27-29)
The Historic Port of San Blas is set to welcome the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament from June 13th through the 17th at the Marina Fonatur. The event's main organizer is the Tepic Sport Fishing Club. Participants will compete in three categories: Sailfish, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi. This tournament is considered the best of its kind in the Mexican Pacific, and one of the top ten best events of the year in the Riviera Nayarit. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Battle of the Saints in Mexcaltitán (June 29)
Among the most iconic traditional ceremonies are the patron saint festivities for saints Peter and Paul on the Island of Mexcaltitán, the birthplace of Mexicanness. The celebration includes a pilgrimage emulating the Mexicas or the Aztecas, who left Aztlán to establish the great city of Tenochtitlán.
Sayulita Pee Wee Surfing League (TBD)
Sayulita will be hosting the surfing league for minors, which seeks to encourage new talent in a sport that has produced so many great examples on a national level. The league is presented by Ramos Shapes, Sunset Bungalows, and Los Rudos SurfShop under the competition formats established by the World Championship Tour Top 33 via the World Surf League (WSL), the ISA (International Surfing Association), and the Nayarit State Surfing Association (ASENAY), with the support of the local surfing clubs from the different host destinations. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
The Riviera Nayarit offers easy connections to most major U.S. and Canadian cities through the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, making it the ideal destination for unforgettable summer getaways full of fun-filled events. For more information, visit RivieraNayarit.com.Original article