written by Bob Schulman
Named after a tropical bird, western Mexico's new Litibu resort area is slowly spreading its wings over the powdery sands of the Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta. On the drawing board are plans to build seven luxury hotels there – two are already partially open – along with residential units edging an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course.
When completed over the next few years, hotel-resorts on the 360-acre site are expected to offer a total of some 2,000 rooms, according to Riviera Nayarit spokesman Richard Zarkin.
Fonatur, Mexico's tourism development agency, hatched Litibu in 2006, but construction was halted when the project ran into the headwinds of the country's swine flu scare and the global recession. Early phases of the project debuted a little over a year ago with the opening of the golf course and the first 20 of 540 suites planned for Litibu's flagship hotel, La Tranquila. Read more...
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