In 10 years, the Riviera Nayarit will be what the Riviera Maya is today
Published by Redacción de NTV on August 21, 2023
In an ambitious projection, the Governor of Nayarit, Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero, has declared that within ten years, the Riviera Nayarit will mirror the prosperous status that the Riviera Maya enjoys today. During his routine media briefing, he outlined his vision of extensive tourist developments stretching from Bahía de Banderas to Tecuala.
Highlighting Nayarit’s evolving prospects, Navarro Quintero spoke about the forthcoming establishment of a deep-sea port that is poised to become Mexico’s premier port, standing alongside the existing Mexican Navy port in Boca de Chila.
Navarro Quintero also stressed that a significant infrastructural enhancement is on the horizon, stating that “by the close of this year, we anticipate the completion of the superhighway connecting Las Varas to the heart of the tourist region.” He acknowledged the pressing need to revamp coastal roadways to accommodate the growing tourist influx.
The governor enthusiastically pointed out the shifting dynamics of tourism in Nayarit, with a focus on translating economic gains into social advantages. He unveiled a recent European-inspired initiative involving five novel tourist projects that hold the promise of fostering the growth of neighboring communities.
The parallels drawn between the flourishing Riviera Maya and the aspiring Riviera Nayarit prompt a forward-looking perspective on the latter’s potential. If Navarro Quintero’s ambitious timeline becomes a reality, Nayarit’s coastal landscape could indeed evolve into a haven for both local and international travelers.
However, skeptics raise questions about the feasibility of this ambitious transformation, considering the intricate interplay of factors necessary for such a dramatic shift. While the Riviera Maya’s success story is a source of inspiration, replicating it demands meticulous planning, substantial investment, and a sustained commitment from both public and private sectors.
As the decade unfolds, all eyes will be on Nayarit as it strives to navigate the challenging but rewarding path toward becoming the next sought-after tourist destination. The journey will not only test the state’s infrastructural and economic capacities but also its ability to balance progress with preservation and ensure that the envisioned social benefits indeed materialize for its communities.
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