Christmas on the Coast – Eight Reasons Holidays are Happier in Riviera Nayarit

No doubt that anyone on your Christmas shopping list would love to unwrap a gift of airline tickets and a hotel confirmation at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit. But think how much more exciting it would be to actually celebrate the Christmas holidays at this luxury resort and wake up with the beach just steps away!

Here are eight reasons a Riviera Nayarit vacation at Villa La Estancia will make your holidays even happier!

1 The Weather

Chances are excellent that Riviera Nayarit’s December weather will outshine conditions across the U.S. and Canada. Instead of opening gifts with eggnog around a tree decorated with tinsel, enjoy swaying palms and an umbrella drink while lounging by the pool on Christmas Day. Great year-round weather and boundless activities help make Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit what should be the best resort you can put on your holiday travel list!

There is absolutely no chance of snow, only a three percent chance of rain (which would freeze in many U.S. areas!), one percent chance of a windy day and 81F average high daily temperature. But if you’re wishing for a little cool weather that typically reflects the holiday season, you can count on cooler nights when the average low dips to 46F – which often exceeds the daily high in many locations during December!  

2 Exquisite Dining

Let Villa La Estancia’s culinary team not only prepare your holiday feast, but handle all the pre-meal “shopping” and post-meal “clean up!” La Casona will present its annual holiday fare in a setting that features indoor dining as well as an al fresco option with a crackling fire to keep you in the spirit of the season.  

Or make it a private family affair with a traditional Christmas dinner garnished by all the trimmings. Guests staying in one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and in penthouse suites can splurge with Villa La Estancia’s private chef program. Imagine the relaxation of having one of the resort’s best chefs take charge of your gourmet kitchen and then serve the perfectly prepped cuisine in your dining area or on the spacious terrace with its spectacular Banderas Bay ocean view.

3 Resort Packages

With stunning white sand beaches and world-class hospitality, Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit offers the perfect destination for a Christmas beach vacation where you can dive into activities, explore the environment and relax at the end of the day. The resort’s luxury vacation packages make holiday travel even more rewarding. Check for a list of promotions that vary from season to season. Packages are geared toward families, couples, golfers and spa enthusiasts. And keep in mind how a Tatewari Spa treatment can be the ultimate Christmas gift!

4 Winter’s Natural Water Wonders

With nearly 200 miles of pristine coastline and the spectacular Sierra Madre Mountains as a backdrop, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta are blessed with an abundance of Mother Nature’s treasures. From mid-December to the end of March, Banderas Bay thrills with some of the world’s most spectacular whale watching adventures. Among the best tour companies, Vallarta Adventures is the only operator in the area that bolsters sighting opportunities with spotter planes alerting captains to where the action is. Passengers are transported closer for witnessing these amazing mammals in their glorious natural environment.

5 Spa Treatments as Christmas Indulgences

Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit’s world-class Tatewari Spa features contemporary and traditional treatments derived from influences of the Huichol Indians – one of the few remaining tribes in Mexico that has retained much of its original culture.

Free with any spa treatment, the signature water ritual features a bevy of water experiences designed to activate metabolism and relax the mind, body and spirit. Spa patrons are swept away with the hydrotherapy circuit that includes use of a pressure shower, sauna, steam room, immersion fountain and waterfall.

Couples can share a dreamy Christmas gift of the 90-minute Holistic Ceremony At Sunset. After a light tropical exfoliation within the spa, pairs take a candlelit walk to the beach for a holistic massage crowned by a sunset toasting celebration with a bottle of sparkling wine and cheese platter.

6 Maintain Your Wellness Focus

There’s no need to stress about maintaining a healthy routine while on a Villa La Estancia vacation. Enjoy a workout in our fitness center followed by a healthy breakfast of fresh local fruits. Swim in the pool, kayak, play beach volleyball, learn to standup paddle or simply stroll along the sandy beach. Then plan the next day’s events while soaking in a Jacuzzi  – either in your master bathroom, on the terrace of select suite categories or near the resort’s swimming pools.

7 Year-Round Golf

Riviera Nayarit is home to some of Mexico’s most coveted golf courses that are designed by such masterful players/architects as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Sprawling along the coastline are 18-hole beauties that include El Nayar, Flamingos, El Tigre, Litibu, and Punta Mita Pacifico and Bahia.

With stunning views of Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean, courses are fringed by pristine Mexico beaches and amazing Sierra Madre tropical rainforests that merge to boost the beauty as golfers fine tune drives, putts, short games and long games.  

8 Grab the Gusto with Land Recreation

While most visitors gravitate to Riviera Nayarit’s gorgeous beaches, they’re equally engaged with land activities that provide mega adrenaline rushes.

Hot land action includes ziplining above a rainforest tree canopy, ATVing off-road, rappelling or taking a guided backcountry eco-adventure tour aboard a 4×4 Mercedes Benz jeep. Eco-conscious visitors can sign on for a bird watching trek or surround themselves amid thousands of baby sea turtles during a turtle release tour.

Riviera Nayarit operators also offer guided San Blas journeys for those into discovering colonial history, rich cultures and lifestyles of the region’s warm and wonderful people.


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