The hotel has recently renovated ballrooms and accommodations, including 29 suites. According to Priscilla Ariminio of Prisar Weddings & Events (prisarvallarta.com), the area also has great private venues, which is one of the advantages to contacting a local planner.
She has created breathtaking events, partnering at times with Mishka Aznoe, owner of Mishka Designs (mishkadesignsmexico.com).
With nearly 200 miles of coastline that start at the historic port of San Blas and move south to Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit is a destination unto itself.
“We offer a lot of daytime attractions beyond the beach,” says the Rivera Nayarit CVB’s Zarkin.
“From mid-December to March, visitors can catch the migration of humpback whales to our shores or, from January through February, head up north to San Blas and catch the largest migration of birds that make La Tovara National Park their home.
Moreover, West Coast brides have the option of direct flights to Riviera Nayarit with several airline carriers.” The jungle-like setting is dotted with world-class resorts and hotels.
“For larger groups, special requests or if the bride or groom feel they need a dedicated coordinator, we typically recommend Laura Cardenas of I Do Vallarta (idovallarta.com).” This world-class villa offers brides an intimate setting on a secluded, white-sand beach, flowering gardens or the beautiful poolside deck with a view, and the elegant menu is created around the freshest ingredients available. According to the owners of Garrobos Catering (garrobos.net), an established local event planner and restaurant, weddings in Zihuatanejo have risen 60 percent in the past year, most of them commissioned by upscale clientele in search of small, unique venues.