Riviera Nayarit Destination Weddings


October 16, 2017
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Photos courtesy of Richard Kohler

Lounging on a bright yellow beach chair on the sandy shore of Riviera Nayarit, a cold drink in my hand, toes dancing upon the rippling waves, I have not a worry in the world besides the reality of eventually having to leave this place.

Mexico has always been a premier locale for destination weddings and honeymoons and a trip to IBEROSTAR Playa Mita reminds us why. After a three-hour flight from LAX and upon arriving in Puerto Vallarta, prepare to be pampered. From the moment you step onto the property, superior service is virtually guaranteed. Spacious rooms and top-notch amenities provide a sense of exclusivity at an affordable price.

Known for their family-friendly atmosphere and spectacular wedding planning services, this all-inclusive resort is ideal for any destination wedding or honeymoon.

Although it can be difficult mustering up the motivation to leave your lounger by the pool, it is well worth exploring the resort’s surrounding area. After all, a trip to Riviera Nayarit isn’t complete without a little adventure.

Board a boat to Playa Escondida, part of the Marieta Islands, and experience natural beauty in its purest form. What appears to be a rocky island morphs into an underground beach as low tide exposes a small passageway to swim through.

A morning spent splashing around deserves lunch in the charming town of Sayulita. Boasting a vibrant culture and a laid-back vibe, celebrities flock here to escape. If you’re not yet sold on what Riviera Nayarit has to offer for a destination wedding or honeymoon, this tiny town will surely seal the deal.

Whether you are dining at one of the resort’s four specialty restaurants, relaxing at their top-notch spa or saying “I do” beneath the gazebo overlooking the ocean, IBEROSTAR Playa Mita makes your dream destination wedding a reality.

This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2016 issue. You can order a copy here.

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