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29 Jun 2011

There is never a dull moment in Punta Mita. There is always a wide array of events taking place focused on sports, art, culture and social awareness. There are a number of key events taking place in and around Punta Mita during the month of July. Here is a snapshot of what we have going on next month from the website: This Friday, July 1st at 10 am, the Punta de Mita Foundation will host an inauguration ceremony to mark the beginning of work on the refurbishing project for the Sports Center (Unidad Deportiva) in Corral del Risco, and you're invited! Appointment is at the Sports Center, located in Corral del Risco, 100 meters before the service entrance of Punta Mita. The ceremony will be held next to the basketball court by the rear entrance to the facilities. For more information about this event and Punta de Mita Foundation work, contact: Miguel de la Vega; Director Ejecutivo / Executive Director Fundación Punta de Mita, A. C. +52 (329) 291 5053 ---

Riviera Nayarit International Tuna & Marlin Fishing Tournament

The 5th Annual International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament will take place on July 14th to 16th at the Riviera Nayarit Marina in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Open to all ages and skill levels with teams of four members the tournament is offering $1.5 million pesos in prizes, including cars, a 4-stroke 60 HP outboard motor, professional fishing gear and free hotel stays. Yet another reason we love living in Punta Mita. Five years ago a 322-kilo (708.4 lb.) specimen was caught at the International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament, breaking the record for the largest marlin ever caught in a competition. This year, competitors will be able to participate in the rewards for the largest catch of the day and earn cash prizes of up to $1000 USD per day plus $50,000 pesos for the first tuna  beating the record of the bay.  In this case, size matters.Here is the schedule for this year’s tournament:Thursday July 14th Marlin de Tepic Restaurant, located at main entrance to Nuevo Vallarta. 5-11 pm. Welcome cocktail, registration and enrollment.Friday July 15 1st Fishing Day “Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz” en La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, 7:00 am Opening ceremony. Pledge of Allegiance and departure 3 pm – 6 pm Fish reception at the pier at the Riviera Nayarit Marina in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.Saturday July 16: 2nd Fishing Day Departure  4 am 3 pm – 6 pm Fish reception at the pier at the Riviera Nayarit Marina in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. 6:30 pm Awards ceremony For more details visit: or contact:

Summer Kids’ Sailing Program at La Cruz Yacht Club

It’s summertime, and what better way to spend the lazy–and hot!– days than by being in or on the water. As your kids break from school, be sure they experience something to remember this summer: learning to sail at the La Cruz Yacht Club. The Yacht Club’s “Kids Learn to Sail” is a special program created just for kids, this summer, open to ages 8 to 14 years old. From July 11th to August 5th, your kids will have fun and make new friends while learning this exciting sport. The program will run Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4pm. Your child may enjoy daily lessons — or just come for a single day, or a few days — meaning it works for vacationing kids, too! The cost per day is $300 pesos, and includes lunch. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids to start a new sport. Later this year, when watching the professional athletes competing on the sailing teams in the Pan American games — they’ll understand the specific skills involved, and–who knows? may grow into being a competitor themselves, in the future. To learn more about this program, contact Joaquin Bargalló at 322.135.9791. **Kids must know how to swim **Lifejacket mandatory