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1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

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1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what the beaches are like ~ we are planning a trip at the Riu Jalisco but I've heard you can't play in the ocean because of the undercurrent :-(

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1. Re: 1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

Yes, you can play in the ocean, but the waves can be dangerous. Just remember, when you are boggie boarding, if you get caught in a bigger wave than you like, to dive into it, not over it. It will roll over your head and you'll be out of the wave in seconds.

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The waves can be powerful (but not all the time) and must be respected, but I've never heard of undercurrents being a problem in the Nuevo area. Where did you get that information? We've been playing in the ocean there for years, with no issues.

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3. Re: 1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

I`v stayed at the Riu and we had a great time in the ocean. I love the beach in that area! Yes, the waves can be high sometimes, but we had fun playing in the ocean with our kids.

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4. Re: 1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

it's funny but as someone who grew up on the east coast and spent my summers at the beach and still spend as much time as possible there i find the waves and undertow (current) non-existent in nuevo compared to what i'm accustomed to. this is one of those subjective questions depending on your own experiences. i will say that the thermal winds generated in the afternoons do make the bay more choppy compared to it's glass-like conditions in the mornings and around 6 or so when the heat settles down. we're usually there in may and nov each year.

Edited: 21 October 2012, 16:59
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5. Re: 1st time to Riviera Nayarit question

The Beach is One of the Best for walking on... for miles and miles,way better than PVR. Waves small compared to lots of other places. Are you thinking of Cabo Riu ? The Weather is alway a factor.. just Watch the Color of the Flags the Resort puts up.

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