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Punta Mita is a private peninsula located in Mexico, in the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta. The gated, luxurious locale has huge star power, having attracted the attention (and investments) of a number of Silicon Valley moguls in recent years, including Bill Gates, who purchased the Punta Mita Four Seasons in 2014. The lush, tropical peninsula is home to pristine beaches and year-round warm weather, making it the ideal luxury getaway.
Punta Mita is home to true luxury. The Riviera Nayarit has more than 320 kilometres of beautiful, lush coastline, and Punta Mita itself has three beautiful white-sand beaches, a stunning marina, world-class golf courses (including two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses), and exceptional fine dining. The peninsula offers a number of whale-watching opportunities and is also ideal for sailors, surfers, and snorkellers. The area’s many luxury villas offer unprecedented opportunities to relax in high style, unwinding at a private retreat nestled within a true tropical paradise.
There are several types of vacation rentals in Punta Mita that will appeal to every kind of vacation-seeker, whether you’re booking a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a group getaway.
Punta Mita is an excellent destination for families, with many outdoor recreation options to break up long stretches of relaxing, memorable family time spent in the comfort of your own luxurious, private villa. These three villas are ideal for families (of any size!).
These Punta Mita villas are perfect for honeymooners, or any couples looking for a romantic, luxurious stay on the island:
Situate yourself as close as possible to Punta Mita’s white-sand beaches.
Many villas in Punta Mita are staffed, offering the chance for a truly worry-free vacation.
A valid passport is required for travel to Mexico. Citizens of Canada, the United States, Australia, and a number of countries in Europe, Asia, and South America do not require visas to enter Mexico, however, there are numerous countries for which a visa is required. It is best to check individual country requirements before you plan your trip.
The simplest way to travel to Punta Mita is to fly directly to Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, and rent a car to drive the rest of the way. The drive takes roughly 40 minutes.
The easiest way to get around in Punta Mita is to rent a car. Many amenities are walkable, however, and community bicycle rentals are widely available. There is no public transportation on Punta Mita.
The best time of year to visit Punta Mita, Mexico is during the winter, from December to February, when the average daytime temperature is between 26°C and 28°C.
Visit the Marieta Islands: Book a boat tour to these nearby islands, which are completely uninhabited and offer the opportunity to view a variety of seabirds and ocean life, plus access to the famous Playa Escondida.
Surfing: The gorgeous Playa La Lancha offers some of the best surfing on the island. Bring your own board, or book a lesson with a local guide!
Golfing: Punta Mita is one of the world’s top golfing destinations: it has six courses total, including two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, the Bahia and the Pacifico, which are operated by the Four Seasons Resort.
Whale watching: Every year, tens of thousands of whales migrate to the nearby warm waters of Banderas Bay, which faces Punta Mita.
Snorkelling and diving: Sea turtles, tropical fish, and the occasional shark can be spotted under the waves of Punta Mita's beautiful waters.
Hike or bike: Community bikes, either e-bikes or cruisers, can be rented for leisurely rides around the island at any time. For more ambitious nature lovers, a four-hour hike up to Monkey Mountain may appeal.
Punta Mita’s food scene is as luxurious as its villas! The area is home to a number of upscale restaurants and local eateries, including fine dining options at Punta Mita’s many luxury hotels. Small, independent restaurants tend to specialize in fresh fish and seafood.
Punta Mita has a hot, tropical climate. The warmest month is August, with an average temperature of 33°C, and the coldest month is February, with an average temperature of 28°C.
When you book your Punta Mita Villa with Rental Escapes, our Personal Concierge team will work with you to fill your days with the perfect balance of relaxation, excitement and entertainment. Along with our partners on the ground at your destination, we’ll coordinate all the logistics of your arrival, your return home and everything in between. In addition, we’re available to make recommendations on things to see and do, places to eat, and anything else you may want or need while enjoying your stay.