Long noted as one of Mexico’s exclusive and luxurious resort and holiday areas, Punta Mita has many fantastic activities to enjoy. While three of Mexico’s most luxurious resorts are within the area, it is famous for its lovely beaches too. Surrounded by truly stunning landscapes and dramatic coastline, it has roughly 25 miles of beachfront to savor. Many beaches are remarkably private or secluded, with some of the best reachable only by boat.
This means that one of the best things to do during your visit to Punta Mita is to plan plenty of beach time. You can reach some by car, relying on a driver if you wish to savor the scenery, or you can charter a boat to take you to the more secluded spots. When you book a private or resort villa, you typically have access to a concierge, and this can make it much easier to arrange transportation as well as catering to bring along and enjoy during your hours at the shore.
Don’t forget that many options for horseback riding or four-wheel adventures along the beaches and dunes are possible as well. If your luxury accommodation includes private waterfront, you will still want to savor the fantastic water sports that are key activity in Punta Mita .
Endless days of sunbathing, strolling or even horseback riding along the beaches is sure to please, but the waters around Punta Mita are amazing too. It is often described as the water sports enthusiast’s paradise where you can spend days sailing or scuba diving. Charter opportunities make it easier and safer to enjoy the very best experiences, but there are also ways to do some kayaking, parasailing, water skiing and windsurfing too.
Naturally, fishing is a huge activity in Punta Mita and sports fishing operators and charters are available for individuals as well as groups. If you would rather use your eyes to “catch a big one”, then make sure to visit from November through March, which is the peak of whale watching season. One of the finest experiences will be with an “eco boat” tour that knows the right places and remains a respectful and safe distance from mothers and their calves.
With the mention of eco boat tours, we should also consider the rise in popularity and options for high quality eco tours. While the vast majority depart from Puerto Vallarta (just 45 minutes from Punta Vista), the best are well worth it. Do some jungle touring, tropical bird watching, or even head to a working turtle sanctuary to see these fragile and amazing creatures. There are many local groups also offering guided hikes or bike tours to some of the beautiful places inland.
If you have access to a concierge, you can ask them to help you book some of the premiere inland adventures. This can include tours of colonial era sites, four-wheel drive excursions, visits to local ranches, or even a hot air balloon ride that will take in such sights as the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Golf enthusiasts have access to one of the finest golf courses in all of Mexico while visiting Punta Mita, this is the course adjacent to the Four Seasons resort, but there are also other courses in Puerto Vallarta too.
When visiting Punta Mita, you are also within easy reach of several nearby locations that offer unforgettable day trip experiences. For many a visit to Sayulita is unforgettable. A rare, “boho surf” town, it allows visitors to spend hours at a chic, beachfront location with cobblestone streets, delicious “taquerias” to sample, and galleries full of locally made goods.
You might also book a hike in Cerro de Mono or Monkey Mountain to enjoy amazing views from the highest point in the region. And a day at the Marietas Islands, only 15 minutes away, is going to prove unforgettable.