Punta Mita Travel Guide
Where is Punta Mita?
Located in a private peninsula in the beautiful Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is a luxurious 1,500-acre resort and residential community surrounded by white sand beaches, Pacific Ocean views and lush tropical flora and fauna.
It’s the perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing vacation. It offers around 500 real estate villas, 2 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and 4 beach clubs, plus Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Resort Punta Mita.
Best things to do in Punta Mita
Day tour to Sayulita
Sayulita is a small and colorful surf town by the beach in Riviera Nayarit. It’s also a pueblo magico and it’s famous because of the “papel picado” celebration banners all over the place. It’s located just 20 minutes away from Punta Mita.
It’s also a foodie’s paradise – no trip to Sayulita is completed without tacos in Naty’s kitchen, refreshing fruit paletas at Wa Kika and a beer by the beach!
It’s a shopping paradise too: make sure to visit the shop Revolución del sueño, a must visit when in Sayulita!
We had so much fun here taking photos! I’ve got to meet some Mexicans and we had a great laugh recreating internet memes 🙂
Day tour to Islas Marietas
Islas Marietas National Park are a group of protected islands a few miles off shore Punta Mita that are home to endangered species: birds, sea turtles, manta rays, coral reefs, fish, whales, sharks and playful dolphins live here. They’re UNESCO Biosphere reserve and national park.
The bluefooted boobies can only be found here and in Galapagos islands.
How to get to islas Marietas
After a wave of unregulated wave of tourists after the Hidden Beach went viral on instagram, Marietas islands are finally under regulation. Only 125 visitors are allowed a day now.
We actually couldn’t make it to this famous beach. It’s accessible only during low tide and it’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, the trip to Marietas islands is still worth it.
Islas Marietas have the clearest waters and offer some of the best snorkeling experiences.
Things to do in islas Marietas
- Scuba diving (to be arranged in advanced)
- Visit the Hidden / Love Beach: you need to swim through a cave with low tide and there are only a few spots available per day. Maximum time at the beach is 30 minutes.
- Visit the Stone Arch
Things to know when visiting islas Marietas
- Only 125 visitors are allowed to visit Hidden Beach a day (and it’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
- You cannot use sunblock when in the islands, but you can apply it before.
- You need to wear a lifejacket at all times when in the water.
Punta Mita Beach Festival
Every summer, an amazing Beach Festival takes place at Kupuri Beach Club in Punta Mita.
What can you expect from the beach festival? Daily yoga, surf and SUP classes, other water sports like foil and gourmet experiences! But most of all, loads of fun!
The teachers were super nice and we also got the chance to meet Mexico’s most respected surfer Coco Nogales!
Punta Mita’s Beach Clubs
There are 4 beach clubs in Punta Mita: Sufi, Pacifico, Kupuri and Sea Breeze. All of them with beautiful sunrise or sunset views, family friendly, with gorgeous swimming pools and stunning food.
Other dining options are located just outside in Punta de Mita: Babela’s and Tuna Blanca are the best restaurants in the town.
Sufi Beach Club
Sufi Beach Club has the best sunrise view thanks to that infinity pool and the pier.
It also features 2 restaurants, Sufi and Sufito, that were 2 of my favorites when in Punta Mita.
Pacifico Beach Club
Pacifico Beach Club is the best pick for breakfast and sunset views: they have the most beautiful dinner setting right on the beach!
Kupuri Beach Club
Kupuri Beach Club is the location for Beach Festival every year: it’s located by the most beautiful beach in the area and features a lovely pool, an amazing restaurant and massage cabins.
Where to stay in Punta Mita
Casa Koko Villa
Designed by renowned architect Juan Collignon & Manolo Mestre and interior designer Karen Collignon, Casa Koko is probably the most beautiful villa in Punta Mita.
Casa Koko has an unbeatable view to Marietas islands, infinity pool, and it can host up to 22 guests.
If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury stay, Casa Koko is a perfect fit.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Everything is perfect at Four Seasons Punta Mita: from its stunning infinity pool to Apuane spa, superb restaurants and beautiful decoration details.
My favorite part of the hotel was the infinity pool with gorgeous views to the Pacific Ocean. I could have stayed there the whole day! It was crazy during sunset, with the clouds changing to orange and pink and violet colors, lightning and rainbows! It was the craziest sunset dip ever.
Apuane Spa is highly recommended. I had the chance to enjoy the Punta Mita tequila stone massage to release muscle tension and to improve circulation: exactly what I needed to face my long haul flight on the next day!
Once we checked in, we could prepare our own margaritas with totopos and pico de Gallo and we also joined a Mexican spirit flight experience to learn that Mexico is more than just tequila and mezcal: there are so many other spirits like pox, sotol, raicilla and charanga that you should try on your next trip!
Four Seasons Punta Mita has you covered if you’re looking for the ultimate relax at Tamai, the adults-only beach pool complex that combines 4 pools, 10 private cabanas and a relaxed restaurant, all surrounded by lush tropical nature.
The St. Regis Resort Punta Mita
The St. Regis Resort Punta Mita is the perfect place for a wellness holiday.
How to make the most out of your stay at The St. Regis Resort Punta Mita? Make sure to book a treatment at Remede spa, located in a peaceful garden, and join the luxury vegan experience!