Well, your passport to start. In addition to that, here is a list of items you should do your best not to forget:
At-home Covid test kit. As of today’s date, all passengers returning into the US from Mexico are still required to show proof of negative Covid test or recovery from the virus in the last 90 days. Even if you’ve had Covid in the last 90 days, it’s wise to still get tested, as it’s the most commonly accepted option. While the resort has on-site Covid-19 testing, longer lines are expected due to the high capacity of the hotel, so attendees are encouraged to bring an at-home test kit to Mexico with them. That way you can do your test at the hotel and get your results in just 15 minutes. These are a great option.
Beach essentials (of course). Don’t forget your sunscreen, bikinis, sun hats, and flip flops. We’ve got some great goodies coming your way (we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but there may be a beach tote and beach towel…), but you may want to consider bringing your own.
Bug spray. Punta de Mita is in a jungle-like setting, so there are plenty of bugs. If you are prone to being bitten by mosquitos, bring plenty of mosquito repellant.
Conference attire. We have gotten a lot of questions about attire for the conference and the hosted events. The simple answer is: dress in whatever makes you most comfortable. We anticipate many attendees wearing business casual attire to the speaker sessions, but because the event is at the beach, it’s totally acceptable to be more casual so you are comfortable. The weather is expected to be pretty temperate (highs hover between 75-80 degrees), so flowy dresses and summer-like outfits will be expected at the hosted events. Our poolside cocktail hour on Saturday is… well, poolside, so feel free to come as casual as you like.
Comfortable shoes for the outdoor events. So we can take advantage of Punta Mita’s beautiful weather, most of the events will take place outside. For that reason, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear (high heels are not recommended). The Friday Welcome Reception is at Mezquite Terrace, which is beachside near the sand. The main dinner on Sunday night is at Haramara lawn, located just off of the main entrance and lobby.
Stuff for activities. Consider taking advantage of Punta Mita’s many activities, like golf, tennis, zip lining, snorkeling, horseback riding and surfing.
Hope that helps! If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here or in our Facebook group and one of the WITTS organizers will do their best to answer it.
See you all soon!