noun - The Mexican Riviera, coined by Princess Cruise Line, refers collectively to twenty cities and lagoons lying on the western coast of Mexico. Although there are long distances between these cities, they are often referred to as the Mexican Riviera because of their popularity among tourists. Cruise ships often visit three or four of these destinations on their longer cruises.
There are several open water swims throughout the year in the Mexican Riviera.
Aareas that are considered part of the Mexican Riviera, listed in order from north to south:
- Ensenada, Baja California
- Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
- Mazatlán, Sinaloa
- Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
- San Blas, Nayarit
- Manzanillo, Colima
- Ixtapa resort near Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
- Acapulco, Guerrero
- Salina Cruz, Oaxaca
- Other areas include other ports in the states of Oaxaca and Nayarit.