Few places in the world provide world-class service amid stunning natural vistas the Punta Mita way. Tucked within a 1500-acre private peninsula in the Riviera Nayarit, just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is where idyllic tropical getaways come to life. If you’re seeking a place to unwind that also offers countless outdoor adventures, browsing vacation rentals in Punta Mita is a brilliant first step. One of Mexico’s ultra-exclusive resort areas, the beaches, jungles, and mountains of Punta Mita are second to none. Here are 8 interesting facts about the gated resort community of Punta Mita (Punta de Mita) to help inspire your wanderlust!
Gated and Safe Community
If safety and security is a concern of yours when travelling, Punta de Mita is a great option. When you book a rental in Punta de Mita with Rental Escapes, you will be pre-registered in order to ensure a seamless process at the community gates. To do this, you will be asked to fill out a few forms and present your passports prior to your arrival. Upon arrival, you will simply need to provide the name of your rental and present your passports in order to be granted access to your safely gated luxury villa!
Within Punta de Mita, the main mode of transportation are golf carts. You can use your golf cart to go to the restaurants, spa, tennis courts, beach clubs and can even take it outside the gates to visit the village of Punta Mita just outside the gates. A golf cart is an essential part of any Punta de Mita vacation adventure!
The gated community of Punta de Mita is separated into several different neighborhoods and each has its own security. Las Terrazas is a neighborhood with moderately priced condos and a communal pool. Las Marietas offers many condos with ocean views and private plunge pools. The Four Seasons villas have access to all the Four Seasons amenities while offering the privacy of a villa.
There are 3 different types of memberships available in Punta de Mita: Resident’s, Premier and Premier Sport. Each membership provides different benefits and accesses which we have listed below for your convenience!
Residents: Pacifico Golf Course, Pacifico Beach Club, Punta Mita Tennis Center, Punta Mita Recreational Trail, St.Regis Beach Club based on availability and a minimum consumption fee.
Premier: Pacifico Golf Course, Bahia Golf Course, Pacifico Beach Club, Kupuri Beach Club, Sufi Ocean Club, Punta Mita Tennis Center, Punta Mita Fitness Center, Punta Mita Recreational Trail, St.Regis Beach Club based on availability and a minimum consumption fee.
Premier Sport: Kupuri Beach Club, Sufi Ocean Club, Pacifico Beach Club, Punta Mita Residents Beach Club, Punta Mita Tennis Center, Punta Mita Fitness Center, Punta Mita Recreational Trail
Best of Both Worlds
Staying in Punta de Mita grants you the best of both worlds: the privacy of a villa/condo with the added bonus of access to many resort amenities. There are restaurants, beach clubs, spas, kids’ clubs and plenty of activities to choose from and accessing everything is made easy with the golf carts. There are also the benefits of daily housekeeping that are available and private chefs upon request for the ultimate luxury vacation.
3 Beach Clubs and 1 Ocean Club
Pacifico Beach Club: Pacifico Beach Club has been a welcoming gathering place for residents and their guests since the early days of Punta Mita. With its singular setting overlooking the famed “Tail of the Whale” ocean hole of the Pacifico golf course, the club offers communal pools, beach chairs with towel service, full-service restaurant and bar, children’s playground, locker rooms, and other amenities.
Kupuri Beach Club: Reserved exclusively for Club Premier Members and their guests, Kupuri Beach Club offers a full array of luxury services to help you enjoy the broad sandy beachfront and clear shallow waters of Litibu Bay. Bring the family together at either the Kupuri Restaurant or the oceanfront snack palapa and bar, choosing from menus of fresh, light fare that are perfect for the beach.The Coritas Kids’ Club is tailor-made for tots and teens and the Navi Spa is an oasis of relaxation for adults. For those who prefer their beach days on the active side, the Punta Mita Ocean Sports program offers equipment for snorkeling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, sailing, wind sports, and more. They also offer lessons or tips for every level.
Sea Breeze Beach Club: Located at the St Regis Punta Mita Resort, the Sea Breeze Beach Club is available for the enjoyment of the Club Punta Mita Members and their guests. It features a large swimming pool, broad/sandy beachfront, comfy sun chairs, attentive pool butler service, the acclaimed Sea Breeze Restaurant and Bar and the Mita Mary Seafood boat.
Sufi Ocean Club: Located in the Porta Fortuna neighborhood, Sufi Ocean Club is the newest of Punta Mita’s collection of beach clubs. Overlooking Banderas Bay, it features a salt water pool, sun chairs, relaxation area, and direct access to the calm waters of the Bay via the Punta Mita Pier. Sufi Restaurant is a palapa snack shack featuring fresh-from-the-ocean bites and cooling beverages.
Punta de Mita features 2 top rated Jack Niclaus Golf Courses: Pacifico and Bahia.
The Pacifico Golf Course is outstanding mainly due to its eight holes adjacent to or facing the sparkling ocean as well as inland holes with views of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Tale of the Whale hole is also one of the most memorable holes in the world. If you like something a little more traditional, the 571-yard 18th hole at the Bahia course is not to be overlooked. It plays down to a spot near the El Faro surf break where you can watch the surfers.
Some of the Best Surf Breaks
Punta Mita and the surrounding area is dotted with surf breaks for all skill levels of surfers! Here are 3 of of our favorites:
El Anclote: And excellent swell for beginners, the break is slow and long. It can get crowded, but on a good day you’ll catch some really long breaks. It is located in front of Hotel Cinco.
Bahia: Located just around the tip of Punta de Mita, in front of the Four Seasons hotel, this break is good for both right and left rides as well as both longboards and shortboards. It is exposed to the open ocean so once the wind picks up can get bumpy and messier.
La Lancha: You can access La Lancha from el Anclote with a panga boat or by driving and leaving your car at the unpaved parking space right in front of the only gas station in Punta de Mita. By far the most consistent wave in the area, it’s a point break that offers some good long rides when there’s a good swell. Beware of the shallow rock that is usually at the take off spot, and be on the lookout for turtles while enjoying the ride!
Book your luxury villa rental in Punta de Mita for your future holiday vacation getaway and begin exploring this unique Caribbean paradise!