A popular vacation spot for Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley moguls, Punta Mita has attracted more attention than any other destination in Mexico recently with its high-end clientele. Even though you may have heard the name, you still may be wondering – what’s so special about Punta Mita anyways? Here’s 9 reasons.
Well, it’s very pretty, for one. Punta Mita benefits from having the same elevation as the Hawaiian Islands, giving it a temperate, enjoyable climate – average highs only vary by 10°F, from a low of 75°F in the winter to a high of 85°F in the summer. Sea breezes keep the beaches cool year-round too, while in general travelers tend to be older and favor staring out at the rock formations over hosting impromptu beach parties. The result is calm, cool, comfortable beaches, beautiful landscapes, and a very laid-back vibe, though if you’re looking for a little more action, you can always check out El Faro, La Lancha, or El Ancolote Beaches for a little surfing.
Between the St. Regis and the Four Seasons, must luxury travelers will always find something to love in Punta Mita, whether it’s the Marietas restaurant or the Spa at the St. Regis (which also brews its own beer) or the boutiques and galleries at the Four Seasons.
Best of all, the resorts in Punta Mita have a high number of villas available. Though privately-owned, renting one of them gives guests access to all of the resort’s amenities, which is why the St. Regis and Four Seasons villas are so popular. Plus, they usually come staffed, often with a chef trained at one of the resorts.
Punta Mita also has 2 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses at the Four Seasons, each of which makes special effort to take advantage of the lakes, mountains, and, of course, gorgeous coastlines that characterize the area. Just try not to hold up the foursome behind you by taking too many pictures.
The neighboring town of Sayulita provides Punta Mita with a steady supply of fresh fish and seafood. Guests have the option of going down there to enjoy some fish tacos or buy a fresh fish for dinner (or even catch their own). Even if they opt for restaurants and private chefs instead, though, there’s a good chance that they’ll still be munching on these Sayulita specialties.
Many go down to Punta Mita to watch the humpback whale migration from Dec-April, while a wide variety of migrating birds can be spotted year-round. Punta Mita’s also home to an amazing coral reef, with excursions to the nearby Marieta Islands being especially popular for those who want to dive through the island’s famous caves.
Punta Mita has a ton of great activities for kids too, especially at the Four Seasons, where you’ll find the Kids For All Seasons Club, a huge lazy river, and the kid-friendly Nuna Pool. Special events like star-gazing tours after dark also help keep things fresh for the kids while giving parents some much-needed time to relax.
On that note, whenever you go, it’s a good bet that there’ll be something unique going on in Punta Mita for both adults and kids. For example, the St Regis just hosted the 4th annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, featuring some of the best yogis and surfers in the world, as well as tons of activities like sand castle competitions, mini triathlons, beach bonfires, and much more. Just another day in paradise.
Lastly, Punta Mita’s in a great area for excursions. Whether it’s a day trip to Puerto Vallarta, which is one hour away by car, horseback riding through the Sierra Madre forest, or Hookah diving, a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving that’s all the rage right now, if you can think of it, you can probably do it in Punta Mita.
What makes Punta Mita special for you?
If you’ve been to Punta Mita, or have just had it on your bucket list for a while, please let us know what makes it such a special destination for you. It’s OK – the secret’s already out. Check out our luxury villa rentals in Punta Mita to enjoy everything the region has to offer!