With 77 degrees, beautiful clear skies, gentle winds blowing and small waves lapping ashore… you have certainly found the perfect place to celebrate your family Christmas or ring in the New Year. There is a lot going on in Punta Mita. Here we have outlined the best of the best so you can plan ahead and make reservations where needed.
During the holidays the Four Seasons Hotel organizes turtle releases. These take place at 6.15 pm and will depend on when the baby turtles hatch. Contact our concierge Patty at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 322 245 1673 for information. Or, call the Four Seasons directly at 52 329 291 6000.
The pro will be on hand to help you polish your game or introduce you to this fascinating, infuriating game The golf club is offering clinics for men and women. December 28, 29, 30 and 31. Call the golf pro shop at 52 329 291 6000 for more details or to make a reservation.
NIGHTLIFE AT THE POP-UP LOUNGE
Nothing like a nightcap to top off the perfect day on the beach. Meet family and new friends at the Four Seasons Hotel pop-up lounge and nightclub where a DJ will be on hand to spin your favourite tunes. If you are not staying at the Four Seasons Villas you will need to call to make a reservation.
Nightly starting December 18 – January 2 from 8 – 12 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. Call 52 329 291 6000 for more information
What could be more fun that grabbing dinner and a movie or just a movie, Punta Mita-style? Head over to the golf course, pull up a golf cart, snuggle in a warm serape and wrap your hands around a hot chocolate. You’ll find a big screen set up on the driving range showing some of the latest movies. Please call the golf club at 52 329 291 6000 for movie titles, times, prices and reservations. December 20, 23, 27, 30th
THE MAIN EVENT – NEW YEAR’S EVE
Celebrate in style in one of three venues inside the Punta Mita gates.
Every year, the parties at the St. Regis and Four Seasons Hotels get bigger and better. Sumptuous buffets, dancing under the stars, fireworks and lots of fun.
St. Regis Hotel
The St. Regis 2016/2017 theme is “Barefoot and Beautiful”. Be sure to pack your favourite white outfit for this glamorous affair which shimmers in shiny whites and silvers. The party takes place in the sand so be warned …heels will not last long!
For reservations, call the St. Regis Hotel at 52 329 291 5800
Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel this year are staging a “Mex-chic Pueblo Magico” celebration at Las Cuevas Beach. The fiesta includes a diversity of food stations and a buffet around the pool and in the sand with great music, fun decorations and lots of good vibes.
For reservations, call the Four Seasons Hotel at 52 329 291 6000.
Residents’ Beach Club
The local community centre has always been the Residents’ Beach Club and every year our wonderful, friendly staff have put on a great New Year party. This is a more of a low-key event but includes all the elements you want from a great end of year celebration: music, fireworks, great food and a warm convivial atmosphere. Bring the family!
For reservations, call 52 329 291 6209 or pop into the Residents Beach club for more information.
Despite the fact that the North Pole is a very long way from Punta Mita (thank goodness!), Santa never fails to grace us with his annual presence. Apparently, he enjoys the warm waters of the Pacific and our golden sand beaches, too. He flies in (literally by parachute) every December 25th just to check on the good children staying at The Four Seasons.
Call 52 329 291 6000 to reserve for this special event.
Both hotels offer special Christmas lunches and dinners. Menus are available at Carolina fine dining restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel. Call 52 329 291 5800 for details and reservations.
As always, we have lots of dining diversity in the Punta Mita and Sayulita areas. Many of the restaurants have not yet shared their festive plans at the time of publication, but this season we highly recommend:
- Rosa Mexicana – every evening – 329 291 5495 – reservation recommended.
- Si Señor – lunch and dinner – 52 329 291 6652 – reservation recommended
- Tuna Blanca – lunch and dinner – 52 329 291 5414 or 52 322 222 3229 – reservation recommended.
- The newly-opened Litibu Grill – open daily at 11 am – last orders taken at 7 pm – reservation ONLY! Call 52 329 298 4166
Lisa Bruno is a long-term Punta Mita resident. She is a frustrated golfer, party princess and proud owner of Tank and Tonica,