WELCOME TO

MAYAKOBA PLAYA FEST

Mayakoba welcomes you to the inaugural Mayakoba Playa Fest 2017, this summer’s fun-filled event September 15-17 hosted by Andaz Mayakoba located in a beautiful beach setting of turquoise waters and powder white sands with athletic events and gourmet culinary experiences in the newest mayakoba hotel, Andaz Mayakoba.

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SPECIAL GUESTS

JESSICA CICHRA

With a degree in psychology and interest in helping people achieve mental wellness combined with a background in physical fitness as an instructor and personal trainer, Jessica started her own business. Wave of Wellness was born with a mission to expose students to fun lifestyle activities that enhance all areas of well-being, with a focus on SUP and yoga.
Her love for adventure and travel inspired her to take her instruction abroad, teaching national and international SUP Yoga and Bala Tula clinics as well as organizing and facilitating international SUP and yoga retreats where she offers clients the ultimate experience of adventure, inner peace, personal growth, physical fitness, and community.

NICOLÁS MELANI

Founder of SurfMex, leading enterprise in sustainable water activities located on the Pacific coast. With ample knowledge in extreme sports, Nicolas leads a myriad surf and SUP clinics, along with forums of marine life conservation.

COCO NOGALES

Carlos “Coco” Nogales is one of the most recognized, respected and loved professional surfers in Mexico. Coco ran away at age 11 and fled a life of poverty on the streets of Mexico City to make a new life for himself in Puerto Escondido. He began working at a local restaurant, repairing surfboards and in his spare time began surfing and soon overcame his fear of the ocean. He was terrified the waves, but also felt a deep attraction to them. At 17 he received national acclaim as a breakthrough surfer, today he is one of the most renowned Big Wave surfers in the world.
He knows Puerto Escondido’s waves better than anyone else and plays host to the other big wave surfers who come to this Mexican city in search of giant tubes. Coco is a Surf legend that has become a mentor to a new generation as well as an activist fighting for the preservation of Mexico’s beaches.
Through his project entitled AHAVA Coco provides children from rural communities in Oaxaca with surfboards, drinking water and provides awareness to care for and clean up the beaches; his way of giving back to community of surf that has given him so much.

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CHEFS

VINCENT WALLEZ

Chef Vincent Wallez was born and raised in Bayonne, France, which is famous for its gastronomy, foie gras and charcuterie.  Spirited by his appetite for adventure and a desire to expand his culinary vocabulary, Chef Wallez has traveled the globe developing his signature culinary style.  His skills have been recognized by world-class resorts and restaurants, earning him tenure at multiple five-star establishments, from Russia to the Caribbean.  As the executive chef of Nizuc Resort and Spa in Mexico, Chef Wallez has raised the bar of Cancun’s gourmet scene.  In 2016, he became executive chef of Andaz Mayakoba, and he looks forward to following the Andaz® ethos of providing inspiring, indigenous and unscripted experiences, creating the most authentic and stylish restaurants in Mayakoba.  Chef Wallez seeks a balance between flavors and classic techniques, focusing on fresh ingredients and visionary touches, delivering dining experiences like none other.

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SCHEDULE

Mayakoba, the exclusive luxury resort in Riviera Maya, this year hosts its Second Edition of Playa Fest 2017, the most fun event of the summer from September 15th to 17th at its newest addition Andaz Mayakoba, surrounded by tropical forests, canals crystal clear water, mangrove swamps and its beautiful Caribbean ocean, characterized by its shades of turquoise water and white sand that will be the protagonists of the activities of the event such as yoga, Stand Up Paddle, kite surfing among other water sports.

Friday September 15th

7-11pm – El Pueblito, Mayakoba.

Open to everyone.

Kick off the night in style with free flowing cocktails as we join in celebration of Mexico’s independence at El Pueblito, the heart of Mayakoba.

Chef Vincent Wallez leads the culinary team along with two special guest chefs.

Saturday September 16th

With Andaz Mayakoba as your studio and the ocean as your background, we invite you to enjoy a sunrise yoga session

The second stage of the challenge, a fun run across the beach, golf course and culminating along the white sandy beach of Andaz Mayakoba.

Finish the challenge with a Stand Up Paddle race where you can compete with great athletes.

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PACKAGES

Andaz sets the stage to indulge your creativity with a focus on the vibrancy go local culture, art and cuisine. The result is an authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world.

ANDAZ MAYAKOBA PACKAGE WITH ACCOMMODATION

  • 2 nights lodging with breakfast included and participation in all sports and culinary events.
  • Welcome Cocktail Friday, September 15 – “Mexican Night in El Pueblito Mayakoba”
  • Chef with Guest Chef on Saturday
  • Closing dinner Saturday

PACKAGE BEACH FEST WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION

  • Participation in sports activities of the event
  • Access to culinary events:
    • Welcome Cocktail Friday, September 15 – “Mexican Night in El Pueblito Mayakoba”
    • Chef with Guest Chef on Saturday
    • Closing dinner Saturday

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES

  • SUP Race & Lunch
  • Playa Fest Challenge & Lunch
  • Welcome Cocktail Friday, September 15 – “Mexican Night in El Pueblito Mayakoba”
  • Lunch for the day Saturday in Andaz Mayakoba
  • Saturday dinner in Andaz Mayakoba

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GALLERY

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