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May 2019: Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival

Attention Riviera Nayarit residents! The Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is ramping up for its 9th edition and you simply can’t miss this incredible event. The 1st Edition of Wind Festival was back in 2011 and was coordinated by the Mexican Kiteboard Association who wanted to promote sailing in the Riviera Nayarit region. Now, this annual event is held in the family-friendly coastal town of Nuevo Vallarta just north of Puerto Vallarta. Each year the events get better and better thanks to community support and a motivated organizing committee. Read below to learn more about this year’s Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival. Mark your calendars now for May 17th, May 18th, and May 19th so you too can attend the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Nuevo Vallarta.

The Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is a 100 Moments of Mexico Winner

Residents and visitors alike agree that Mexico offers a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy which attract thousands of visitors to this top tourist destination. Visitors to Mexico love the chance to live unforgettable experiences that they couldn’t have in other places. This particular event is affiliated with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), Mexican Sailing Federation (FDV), Mexican Association of Kiteboard, and has the support of the Government and Tourism of Riviera Nayarit. Did you know that in 2016, the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival was one of the winners of 100 Moments of Mexico, a competition of the best events to attend in the entire country? Then, a year later in 2017, the record number of participants was broken when 250 entries were received by competitors wanting to join in on the multi-day event. In 2019, over 300 competitors from different parts of Mexico and across the world are expected to participate. In addition to event participants, over 5000 spectators and 100 news and media outlets are anticipated to be in attendance as well.

Event Location and Competition Details

The Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival will be held from May 17th to May 19th in the resort neighborhood of Nuevo Vallarta. Come join in the fun along with the event participants and visitors from all over the world. Destined to be a fun-filled weekend of impressive water activities, great food, and entertainment, the largest number of participants are competing in the Kiteboarding competition. Kiteboarding event categories include Freestyle, Downwind, Slalom, Big Air, Long Distance, and Regata de Foil. Competition rules indicate that participants must start at the same time, and the winner of each category will be whoever reaches the goal in the shortest period of time. The Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival aims to promote the sport of windsurfing in Banderas Bay. In addition, the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival is sponsoring Mexico’s International Kiteboarding Championship this year. The International Kiteboarding Championship aims to raise awareness of Banderas Bay’s ideal location for water sports, as well as helping to support kiteboarders in their professional growth. Are you a Riviera Nayarit resident? Come out and support the local community as Riviera de Nayarit and help promote the area as one of the best tourist destinations for sailing in all of Mexico.

Mark Your Calendar: May 17th – May 19th

Riviera Nayarit residents can also let friends from abroad know how easy it is to come to attend. Visitors interested in attending the Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival can find flights from most major U.S. and Canadian cities into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. As you know, Banderas Bay is perfect for unforgettable getaways all year round with a pleasant climate and endless activities. In the market for premiere beachfront real estate? Consider the elegant and luxurious Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. A dream condo-hotel concept, Villa La Estancia has both full and fractional ownership options available for individuals wanting to invest in a vacation home or second home in paradise.

Whether you already live in paradise, or hope to own property in the area one day, don’t miss this year’s Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival held from May 17th to May 19th in Nuevo Vallarta.

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