Anyone who enjoys a day under the sun in paradise can find the best of the beach at the fourth annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, taking place July 7-10 at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. In conjunction with Punta Mita Expeditions, Punta Mita Resorts and the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the weekend-long event is welcoming in plenty of special guests and experiences like none other.
“The Punta Mita Beach Festival takes full advantage of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s unparalleled beachfront destination,” says James Hughes, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. “In its fourth edition, this renowned festival continues to afford our loyal guests with one-of-a-kind recreational, wellness, and culinary experiences. This year, we are honored to welcome a number of talented notables in each of these fields while also creating a platform to educate about the importance of protecting our ocean.”
The summer event features an array of eco-friendly water activities and programs with the aim to educate and promote the importance of protecting ocean and marine life. Among the many activities are surfing, eco-friendly stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, yoga and sandcastle building. The event also features mouthwatering culinary offerings, cocktails and a film showcase from professional Chilean surfer, Ramón Navarro titled “The Fisherman’s Son” that focuses on Navarro’s mission to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.
Along with Ramón Navarro, other special guests will join for the weekend, including founder and director of the Mexican Institute of Yoga, Ana Paula Domínguez, international professionals of paddle board and surf, Ryan Helm and Javier Álvarez and world-class guest chefs Alexander Branch, Olivier Deboise, Manuel Peruyero and Erick Ramos.
The weekend kicks off on Thursday with bites from the guest chefs at the exclusive opening cocktail party at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s Sea Breeze Beach Club. Fill your glass with gourmet cocktails, Bocanegra beer, Latin American wines and of course a tempting selection of Tequila Patrón. Sip under the stars and groove to the beats of DJ Mauricio who will liven up the evening.
On Friday, after a day filled with plenty of activities, toast to a beautiful sunset during the iconic St. Regis Champagne Ritual followed by an exotic Peruvian dinner on the beach, prepared by Chef Erick Ramos. Saturday will include a seafood lunch whipped up by Chef Alexander Branch at Mita Mary Boat Bistro followed by the awards ceremony, announcing the winners in each activity. To conclude the weekend, a closing dinner at Sea Breeze Beach will take place, and on Sunday, a farewell brunch at Sea Breeze Restaurant will send guests off full and happy.
Take a peek below for highlights of the activities:
- Morning Yoga sessions in Areca with Ana Paula Domínguez
- Surf Clinic with Ramón Navarro and SUP (stand up paddle) Clinic with Javier Álvarez and Ryan Helm
- Eco-friendly SUP session and SUP board-building with recycled materials
- Eco-friendly SUP Race, 1K and 3K
- Sandcastle competition
- Mini Triathlon: sea swimming, beach race, and SUP for beginners
- Cooking demo with Chef Alexander Branch
- Volley ball Tournament on Sea Breeze beach
- Coral Preservation Exhibition from the Reef Restoration Program on Sea Breeze beach
- Visit to the scientific platform, Maria Cleofas
We’re convinced that you’ll enjoy your weekend so much you won’t want to leave—and you shouldn’t; The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort has specials going on throughout the month of July, and they’re not to be missed. Take a look below for more details.
Family Style Beach BBQ with Live Music
Enjoy a delicious dinner of grilled dishes like corn on the cob, freshly caught shrimps, Mexican and Argentinean meats, marinated chicken, sweet bread, and other fish specialties like Pescado Zarandeado, a typical dish from Nayarit. The dinner is accompanied by festive tunes from the resort’s live Cuban band. Reservations required.
Price: $85 per person
Where: Las Marietas Beach
When: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Ceviche & Salsas Private Lessons
Learn to whip up tasty ceviches and Mexican salsas from Chef Erick Ramos. Guests will use freshly caught fish from the Nayarit ocean coast along with local ingredients and will pair their creations with Mexican tortillas, totopos and refreshing cocktails. Reservations and 24-hour notice required.
Price: $60 ceviche lesson per person, $60 salsa lesson per person
Where: Sea Breeze Bar
When: 3-6 p.m.
Tequila Tasting at Carolina Restaurant
Come thirsty to this event; sip fine tequilas including Casa Dragones, Herradura Supreme Selection, Reserva de la Familia José Cuervo and the boutique tequila 3.4.5. Enjoy them with unique canapés creations by Chef Jose Meza. Reservations and 24-hour notice required.
Price: $220 person
Where: Carolina Bar
When: 5-6 p.m.
Private Dining Romantic Dinner
Grab your special someone and enjoy a romantic evening under the stars with your toes in the sand. The magical evening includes two glasses of champagne, personalized amuse-bouche and a box of exquisite chocolates. Reservations through your butler and 24-hour notice required.
Price: $300 per person
Where: Areca Beach
Coco Loco at Las Marietas Beach
Cool down with Las Marietas’ latest refreshing beverage, the Coco Loco, a blend of natural coconut water and a well-kept alcoholic secret mix.
Where: Coco Station at Las Marietas Beach
When: 12-5 p.m.