Preserving Paradise

One and Only’s Commitment to Low Environmental Impact in Riviera Nayarit

Nayarit is a state located in western Mexico, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west. Over the past few decades, the state has been in a state of transition as a result of various socio-economic changes. In the late 90s, technological advances and the growth of the Internet began to have a profound impact on communication, business, and tourism. The shrinking of the world due to these changes also led to the realization that the viability and survival of this planet is affected by each corner of the world.

As a response to the pressure from environmental groups, the state government of Nayarit held a round table with planners to draft a measure that would prioritize ecotourism. They took inspiration from Costa Rica, which had built its reputation on ecotourism and had received over one million visitors, earning more for the country than all combined exports of Costa Rican products. The plan included developing a corridor, known as the ‘Riviera Nayarit’, which would offer a new alternative to the type of tourism in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta. The properties would be small, rustic in design, and integrated with the natural surroundings, with each hotel offering spaces for camping, cultural events, and a center for information and assistance. The construction of each mini-complex would be of palapa, wood, or tile, depending on the surrounding area.

In addition to the development of the Riviera Nayarit, development would begin on a series of national parks and reserves, as in Costa Rica, and a corresponding infrastructure would be required for maintenance and public access, as well as services. Each distinctive zone or region would be developed with the idea of preserving habitats for future study as well as enjoyment. Despite some slowdown due to the change in administration, a few properties have been developed, with Mandarina One&Only being one of the most notable. It is a new resort that has set the standard for luxury travel with minimal environmental impact.

Mandarina One&Only is a luxurious resort located in the stunning coastal region of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. The resort offers guests an exclusive and unforgettable experience with its spectacular views, world-class amenities, and exceptional service.

The resort features 104 guestrooms and suites, each with a private terrace or balcony that offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or the lush tropical gardens. The rooms are designed with a blend of modern and traditional Mexican architecture, creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere for guests.

The resort has a range of dining options to cater to every palate, including the renowned farm-to-table restaurant “Alma,” where guests can enjoy a menu that highlights local and organic ingredients. The “The Plateau” offers an extensive selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits, while “The Jetty Beach Club” provides a beachfront dining experience with fresh seafood and grilled specialties.

Mandarina One&Only offers a range of activities and experiences to suit every guest’s preference. Guests can relax in the infinity pool, indulge in a spa treatment, practice yoga or take part in a range of outdoor activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and surfing.

Mandarina One&Only offers a world-class luxury resort experience that combines breathtaking natural surroundings, exceptional service, and unparalleled amenities. It is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing and indulgent getaway in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

The future of Nayarit looks bright, as the state continues to develop its tourism industry in an environmentally responsible manner. It has the potential to become a major player in the ecotourism market, attracting visitors who seek luxury and sustainability. The state’s commitment to preserving its natural resources and habitats will not only benefit the environment but also the local communities who depend on the tourism industry for their livelihood. The future of Nayarit is indeed promising, and it is up to the government and the people to ensure that it remains so.

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