Situated at the Banderas Bay northern end and jutting towards the sea within Mexico’s Vallarta/Nayarit region, Punta Mita is an upscale neighborhood and a tourist magnet.
Because it is between the Pacific Ocean and the Banderas Bay, this Mexican town is gifted with beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves. Punta Mita is known for its rapid development, and has established itself as one of Mexico’s most luxurious communities. Complete with golf courses, resorts, condos and other large tourist facilities, there is no doubt that vacationing in Punta Mita is equivalent to vacationing in style and ultra-comfort.
Once a humble fishing village, Punta Mita’s natural beauty has captivated both travelers and investors. Despite its modernity, the town perfectly integrates Mexican culture with the growing tourist interests amidst a tropical paradise setting. The town is equipped with a nice beachfront promenade and a new harbor. Another of the prime assets of Punta Mita are the world class golf courses, which were designed by Jack Nicklaus. Aside from the residences in this gated community, there are two main resorts to choose from, and these are the Four Seasons Resort and St. Regis.
The town is also blessed with a warm and dry weather for most of the year. The sea breeze provides some freshness and coolness during the warmer days. Even in the rainy season, which is from June to September, the days are not always experiencing thunderstorms. Some of the days in this period will be sunny enough for people to still enjoy the outdoors.
Bahia de Banderas is well known as an excellent fishing hub. This is why it is no surprise that the specialty cuisine in Punta Mita is seafood-based. Try out some of the town’s fresh seafood dishes at some of its many beachside seafood restaurants. One of the most popular eating joints is El Dorado, which is also one the oldest ones in the town. Some of the local favorites include fish tacos and ceviche. It is also very possible to feast on your own catch if you go for a deep-sea fishing adventures. Deep sea fishing in the area starts in June and runs through January. Some of the prized game fish you can potentially bring home include mahi mahi, grouper, roosterfish and snapper.
One of the many things to do in Punta Mita aside from swimming and relaxing on its beaches is wildlife watching. Bird watching enthusiasts will absolutely love the opportunity of observing hundreds of indigenous and migratory birds, which Punta Mita offers. If you come to visit during December through March, you can also get a chance to watch the winter humpback whale migration. But if you miss out these months, you will always have the Pacific bottlenose dolphins to keep you amused as they swim off the coast. To get a closer look at these friendly and lovable marine creatures, make your way to Dolphin Adventure.
Snorkeling and diving are also two of the main activities to choose from while vacationing in this charming Mexican town. Underneath Punta Mita’s waters are a myriad of sea animals like sea turtles, rays and a wide range of tropical fish. It is easy to book a snorkeling tour with the local operators. And if you have some cash to spend, consider treating yourself to luxury yacht cruise that will bring you to offshore destinations like the gorgeous Marieta Islands.