29 Dec 2016
A vacation to the gorgeous tropical paradise of Punta Mita, Mexico, is always a fabulous idea. You're going to experience perfect weather, luxurious accommodations and amazing outdoor activities whenever you decide to arrive, but your visit can be made even better when it coincides with the spectacular Festival Sayulita.
About Festival Sayulita
In its fourth exciting year, Festival Sayulita is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and it's going to run for five full days and nights straight through Sunday, Feb. 5. Festival enthusiasts won't want to miss this multi-faceted event that offers an international film festival, live musical concerts, a huge surfing competition, incredible gourmet tastings and pairings, a special day for children and many other fun and exciting activities throughout the festival. There's definitely something for everyone, and these are just a few of the highlights that you may expect to enjoy.
Fabulous Film Screenings
Filmmakers from all around the globe flock to Festival Sayulita just for the chance to have their films screened, and they definitely don't disappoint their audience. Visitors can expect to have the opportunity to see more than 50 films in the categories of feature films, documentaries, short films, animation, action sports and stop motion. Films will be screened at all hours in venues all over town, and there will be several screenings held outside on the beach. Special private screenings will be offered as well.
Live Music and Dancing
Throughout Festival Sayulita, you'll be treated to live music from local bands as well as some of the best bands from around the world. Live concerts will be held at several local venues throughout the town, and the beach will come alive with music each evening. Be ready to dance, and you'll definitely want to catch the featured concert on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4. Huge crowds are expected to turn out for the immensely popular Jungle Live band, which will be performing at the Quintas Trujillo.
Tantalizing Treats for Your Taste Buds
No festival would be complete without showcasing the best foods and drinks that the locals can produce, and you're in for a gastronomical treat. Visitors are invited to participate in a wonderful selection of pairing dinners during the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2. The chefs from several local restaurants will create their finest dishes, and these will be perfectly paired with the finest Mexican wines. You'll find authentic Mexican dishes available throughout the festival, and some wonderful new Mexican craft beers will be available for sampling.
A Special Day for the Children
While you may leave your children in Punta Mita with a qualified child caregiver for much of the festival, you'll definitely want to bring them for their own special day of festival activities on Friday, Feb. 3. There will be pony rides, face painting, special treats, music and games and fun on the beach. This day is made for families, and children of all ages are guaranteed a safe and fun outing. Be sure to indulge your children and yourself in some of the incredible handmade sweets that the street vendors offer.
Surfing and More
Sayulita's perfect location right on the mighty Pacific Ocean makes it a popular spot for surfing lovers, and there's no better time to catch the big waves than during the festival. This is when the best surfers arrive in town to display their skills and try to win the top prize. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the waves for themselves while they're in town. There are many more activities planned during the festival, and these are just a few of the most popular. • Fun run • Yoga extravaganza • Paddle boarding • Fitness classes on the beach • Mountain biking • Art show • Cooking workshops • Tequila tastings • Wine tastings • Evening fireworks
A Fantastic Cause
Unlike many other festivals, Festival Sayulita is a completely non-profit event that uses the proceeds for the goal of building a new cultural center right in Sayulita. A thriving creative and artistic community calls Sayulita home, and the new cultural center will be used to encourage the creativity and artistic expression of local youth, showcase inspirational people and their projects, provide an area for live theater and host community events.
It's Time to Plan Your Punta Mita Vacation
Contact us here at Exceptional Stays right away to make your reservations for one of our luxury villas with all of the best amenities, and you can make it here in time for Festival Sayulita. Just let us know if you'd like one of our villas that comes with its own car and driver to take you back and forth to the festival, and we'll be sure to have that service ready for you when you arrive.