Playa Del Carmen Real Estate | Mayakoba Playa Fest in Playa del Carmen

Laura Winfree laurawinfree 11 August 2016 0
Mayakoba Playa Fest: Stand Up Paddle Meets Haute Cuisine and Patron Tequila

Mayakoba Playa Fest: Stand Up Paddle Meets Haute Cuisine and Patron Tequila

A 4-day weekend of health, sports and cuisine, Playa-style!

From September 1 – 4, 2016, Mayakoba resort will be hosting a huge event designed for guests and Riviera Maya locals alike. Playa Fest will feature yoga, stand up paddle boarding, culinary classes and races… and it’s all to honor the 10-year anniversary of the Fairmont Mayakoba hotel.

If you haven’t been to Mayakoba yet, this is your chance; the resort has absolutely stunning grounds that (pardon the cliché) will take your breath away, and it’s located just 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, an easy drive if you’re in town. Playa Fest plans to take full advantage of the resort’s turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches to create the perfect backdrop for all kinds of “beachy” activities. You can participate in family-friendly SUP races or take on the Mayakoba Playa Fest Challenge, not to mention mouthwatering culinary events.

This week, Mayakoba hosted a beautiful press conference in anticipation of the big event. Dennis Clark, General Manager of Fairmont Mayakoba, stated, “We’re excited to be hosting the Mayakoba Playa Fest, a highly relevant beach event where our guests can enjoy aquatic activities and unique, fun, adventurous sports for the family. All this is combined with one of the best culinary experiences with renowned guest chefs.”

To get a full idea of the Playa Fest itinerary, keep reading:

Thursday, September 1

7:00 p.m. Opening Cocktail Party

Friday, September 2

8:00 a.m. Yoga on the Beach with Jessica Cichra

9:00 a.m. Mangrove Sustainability Workshop

10:00 a.m. Stand Up Paddle Clinic with Nicolas Melani

10:00 a.m. Stand Up Paddle Yoga with Jessica Cichra

11:00 a.m. Sand Sculpture Competition (for junior guests)

11:00 a.m. SUP 1k and 5k Race

1:00 p.m. Cooking Class with Chef Diane DiMeo

2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Lunch with Chef Kori Sutton

3:00 p.m. Beach Volleyball

8:00 p.m. Dinner with Chef Jesus Gibaja

Saturday, September 3

Mayakoba Playa Fest Challenge

8:00 a.m. Sunrise Yoga with Jessica Cichra

9:00 a.m. 5k Fun Run

10:00 a.m. Stand Up Paddle 3k

11:00 a.m. Sand Sculpture Competition (for junior guests)

1:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Lunch with Chef Kori Sutton

3:00 p.m. Beach Volleyball

8:00 p.m. Closing Dinner at El Pueblito

Click here to visit the Mayakoba Playa Fest official website with full details on each event and participating chefs and instructors, as well as available packages and pricing with and without accommodations.

The Mayakoba Playa Fest is shaping up to be one of the very best beach events in the Riviera Maya; whether you’re craving haute cuisine, delicious drinks or the best Playa del Carmen beach sports, make sure to experience at least one day of this one-of-a-kind resort event.