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Punta de Mita

Yearning for the laidback feel of a rural fishing village with white sand beaches, combined with the luxuries and mild year-round weather of the Mexican Riviera? Punta Mita has all this plus championship golf, diving, sport fishing, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, whale watching, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, Jeep tours, and rainforest excursions.

Walk into town for beachfront restaurant dining and Pacific Ocean sunsets. Kids can safely swim at Playa El Anclote, where the rock jetties calm the shallow waters near restaurant row. Surf El Anclote’s long slow waves. Or seek out those special surfing spots along the coast, like near Punta Sayulita. Enjoy kayaking. Take the family sailing. more

Yearning for the laidback feel of a rural fishing village with white sand beaches, combined with the luxuries and mild year-round weather of the Mexican Riviera? Punta Mita has all this plus championship golf, diving, sport fishing, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, whale watching, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, Jeep tours, and rainforest excursions.

Walk into town for beachfront restaurant dining and Pacific Ocean sunsets. Kids can safely swim at Playa El Anclote, where the rock jetties calm the shallow waters near restaurant row. Surf El Anclote’s long slow waves. Or seek out those special surfing spots along the coast, like near Punta Sayulita. Enjoy kayaking. Take the family sailing.

Tee off overlooking the breezy blue waters of the Pacific Ocean at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pacifico Course, rated among the best in Latin America. Pacifico is renowned for its optional 19th hole, the “Tail of the Whale,” a 199-yard par-three where you tee off over the Pacific Ocean onto a large island green. The Bahia, another Nicklaus-designed championship course, has six ocean holes, and is lined by beach sands and gated resort properties controlling course access.

The Bahia Banderas (Bay of Banderas) and north towards Sayulita is great for fishing and diving volcanic tunnels, or just watching whales, dolphins, turtles, and ocean birds. Snorkel color-splashed shallow reefs. Spend a day on a ponga, a motorized open-bow fishing boat in search of mahi-mahi (dorado), pugnacious pargo (big cubera snapper), Pacific sailfish, fighting roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, and bonita. From Islas Marietas and El Morro to La Corbetena and El Banco, the diving opportunities are numerous.

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Punta Mita Golf Course
Punta Mita Golf Course
Owner description: Punta Mita Resorts is fortunate to have two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses within its gates. The first course, Punta Mita Pacifico, was built in 1999 and boasts the only... more Owner description: Punta Mita Resorts is fortunate to have two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses within its gates. The first course, Punta Mita Pacifico, was built in 1999 and boasts the only natural ocean island par-3 hole in the world. Punta Mita Bahia, built in 2009, offers challenging greens and spectacular Oceanside holes. Golf course play is exclusive for Club Punta Mita Members and their guests or Four Seasons and St. Regis resort guests. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Isla Marietas National Park
Isla Marietas National Park
El Anclote
El Anclote
Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding road along mango groves.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Litibu Golf Course
Litibu Golf Course
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

MexiTreks
MexiTreks(Sayulita)
Naturalist guided hiking tours to the back country and historical areas of the Bahia de Banderas (Nayarit Riviera).

All places to eat » Places to eat

Casa Teresa Ristorante Italiano
Casa Teresa Ristorante Italiano
Price: USD 35 - 55
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria
Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Si Senor
Si Senor
Price: USD 19 - 31
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
Carolina
Carolina
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Private Dining
Tuna Blanca
Tuna Blanca
Price: USD 42 - 65
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business, Outdoor seating, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours, Dessert

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
5.0 of 5
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
USD 685 - 1,296
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Punta de Mita
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Hotel La Quinta del Sol
Hotel La Quinta del Sol
USD 60 - 110
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Punta de Mita
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
USD 607 - 2,619
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Punta de Mita
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Imanta Resort
5.0 of 5
Imanta Resort
USD 844 - 1,199
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Punta de Mita
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Hotel Cinco
4.5 of 5
Hotel Cinco
USD 493 - 1,081
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Punta de Mita
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Rancho Banderas Vacation Villas
3.5 of 5
Rancho Banderas Vacation Villas
USD 206 - 2,465
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Matlali Hotel
4.5 of 5
Matlali Hotel
USD 242 - 388
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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
5.0 of 5
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
USD 499 - 3,019
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Villa La Estancia
4.5 of 5
Villa La Estancia
USD 226 - 595
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.