Located about 10 miles (16 km) north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita is a lovely 1,500-acre beachfront village known for its exclusivity and relaxing vibes. This picturesque fishing village boasts gorgeous white sands, turquoise shimmering waters and a laid-back appeal that transports you into vacation mode. From Careyeros Hill known for prehistoric human settlement to five-star luxury resorts, this destination is a popular but low-key vacation spot near Puerto Vallarta. These 5 reasons explain why Punta Mita is a great option to add to your Puerto Vallarta private charters itinerary.
Reason #1 - Premier Golfing Destination
For those who love Golf vacations, Punta Mita is the perfect destination. It boasts impressive golf courses including two Jack Nickalaus Signature Courses – The Pacifico and The Bahia – making it one of the preferred destinations for golfers from around the world. Play golf during your day trip in one of these magnificent courses that are surrounded by mountains, tropical forests and beaches for a truly amazing experience. Other golf courses found in Punta Mita have been designed by famous architects including Greg Norman, Jim Lipe, Percy Clifford, Robert Von Hagge & Baril.
Reason #2 – Best Place to Try SUP Adventures
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun way to experience the calm ocean surrounding this beautiful destination. If you haven't tried paddle boarding yet, then there is no place better than Punta Mita to enjoy and SUP adventure. Take advantage of Punta Mita’s best surf breaks while paddle boarding and viewing amazing tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, and more.
Reason #3 – Playground for Adventurers
For its geographic location and oceanographic features, the Punta Mita area has been chosen as an important breeding ground by the giant marine species Humpback Whale. Punta Mita is a great destination for adventure out in the ocean and watch these gentle Giants of the Sea. Enjoy a full-moon horseback ride in the Punta village of Higuera Blanca along the tropical forest trail in the Sierra Madre Mountains and down to a secluded beach in this small beach destination.
Reason #4 - Paradise for Nature Lovers
The Punta Mita peninsula and the beautifully enchanting rainforest surrounding this amazing destination offers a dramatic landscape. Punta Mita is home to numerous rare and unusual birds that you may not find anywhere else in the world. The abundance of amazing bird species makes Punta Mita a bird watching destination within the Vallarta region. Some of the bird species you can find here include bare-throated tiger heron, mangrove warbler & vireo, rufous-necked wood rails, green kingfishers, boat-billed herron, puaraquees, northern potoos, and purple gallinules.
Reason #5 – It Has Everything You Need in a Beach Vacation
Beyond the sun, sand and adventurous activities, you’ll also find options for shopping, hiking, windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Sayulita is located just 30 minutes away from Punta Mita, which has been named as one of Mexico’s “Magical Towns” and also listed as “Best Mexico Beaches.” Don't forget to explore the Marieta Islands - a natural landmark of Banderas Bay. It is perfect for relaxing and marine bird watching in Mexico.
Punta Mita is an inviting playground for nature lovers, adventurers, water sports fanatics, and a natural magnet for savvy travelers. Its pristine beaches, rocky coast, lush mountains, sparkling waters, and beautiful weather inspire a host of delightful experiences both on land and in water. On your Puerto Vallarta private charters day trip, check out the glimmering horizon from the deck of your luxury private yacht, enjoy views of migrating humpback whales, try stand up paddle boarding and visit the nearby Marietas Islands. You simply should not miss the unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and natural charms of Punta Mita while on your next visit to Puerto Vallarta!