Punta de Mita Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by joiwatani
  • Things to Do
    by joiwatani
  • Punta de Mita
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Punta de Mita Things to Do

  • Snorkelling in Punta de Mita

    Snorkelling is great at the Punta de Mita. For us, we rented a boat to the Marietas Islands and had seen different fishes there. I think, it is more fun fishing than snorkelling because I had an urge of catching the huge fishes!

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  • Hairbraiders at the beach

    When we were in Belize, there was this woman who was braiding hair at the cruise ship's terminal. There were children in line for their hair braided for $10! My daughter Sierra was envious of the other children and also wanted her hair done. However, the braider was braiding too long and we didn't have time. My daughter Sierra was so sad that I...

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  • Learning how to surf

    For a small amount of money (in pesos) you can learn how to surf in Punta De Mita. The waves are not strong enough and it is great for learning.I had seen a lot of father and daughter duos going out to the beach and the dads are teaching their daughters how to surf.

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  • Fishing in Punta De Mita

    I rented a boat for about two hours and head down to the Islas Marietas. On our way back, I saw this guy fishing. According from the owner of the boat that I rented, this guy had been there overnight and there's a lot of big fish here. Some rent boats for fishing here. Not sure about the rent for overnight, but my rent was $100 for two hours - but...

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  • Jetskiing in Punta de Mita

    I saw some people who rented a jetski in Punta De Mita. However, the jetskiers were just close to the beach and afraid to go far out the horizon.

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  • Paddling in Punta De Mita

    I sat on the beach watching my daughter swimming and saw these guys paddling their surf boards. They were not actually surfing but paddling! It is kind of cool to see a lot of them. They were all standing up paddling the boards.

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  • Surfing in Punta De Mita

    This must be one of the surfers' paradise because I saw a lot of surfers in the area. However, I didn't see a lot of rentals for surf boards (so make sure to bring your own!). There are local surfers here who are amazing. The waves are not that big but good enough for average surfers and learners.One great thing about the beach here ( I went only...

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  • Hug the kids

    This is the little boy my heart got attached to, he was such a warm, smiley happy little guy, curious.

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  • Boat ride

    Huga the boat capitano took us around the island after snorkeling... we got to see all types of bird species and crabs and rock formations. The island was used as a bombing target years ago, and you could see where parts of the island were torn or chunks missing, it's sooo beautiful, we went thru a few open holes and snorkeled in and around it.

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  • Snorkeling

    This is what came to the boat when we stopped, actually I had a banana peel from the trip out and they took it out of my bag to feed the fish. These guys will eat anything and trained to come to the boats when they stop here.

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  • Go fishing

    You all know what an Alaskan outdoorsey gal I am and how much I love to fish, well fish for anything, and that I did. We did a 4hr fishing snorkelig adventure off of punta de mita to the Isle's, it's beautiful over there! I would recommend this to anyone. And although there were no fish other then red snappers to be caught it was stil FUN to me...

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  • Talk to the locals

    You know how much I love love people, and this little guy stayed in the hotel, I think his father was a worker from out of town, brought his family and vallentin was happy to see and talk to strangers under the watchful eye of his mother... she was very attentive to him, I see that they ate dinner every night together. Vallentin drew pics of...

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Punta de Mita Hotels

  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

    Lote H-4, Cond Maestro Ramal, Carr. Federal 200, km 19.5, Punta de Mita, Nayarit, 63734, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Hotel des Artistes del Mar

    #5 Avenida El Anclote, Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Royal Suites Punta Mita by Palladium

    Carretera Punta de Mita Km. 11.5, Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita, Nayarit, 63734, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Punta de Mita Restaurants

  • Cool salsa dip at the Brenda's...

    Before heading out to the bus stop, my daughter and I stopped by Brenda's Restaurant on our way. Thinking that we might get hungry for the bus ride. The restaurant looked like a bar at night. It has some tables outside where we opted to sit down. There are plants and trees shading where we sat. The weather in Punta De Mita was hot at the time we...

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  • This Nipa Hut Restaurant

    The owner of the boat that I rented hangs out here. The restaurant is this huge nipa hut with lots of dining tables fronting the ocean. It has excellent view!We did not eat here because we had chosen El Coral Restaurant, which, I thought has mediocre and expensive food! Looking at the menu of the restaurant, this could have been a better choice....

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  • Lunch at the El Coral Restaurant

    This restaurant is located at the beach and they actually even have tables with umbrellas on the beach itself. The dining area is actually with sand floors and with a great view of the ocean. The food that was served to us was okay but not that extra-ordinary.

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Punta de Mita Transportation

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    by joiwatani Written Aug 9, 2012

    There are many buses that goes to Punta De Mita. However, make sure to hop in a bus that has a window that you can slide open. This way you can have fresh air coming in from the beach. It's a two hour ride and being cooped up in a bus without windows that open will be a miserable ride what with the warm weather!

    Moreover, it is nicer so you can take pictures - that is if you brought a camera that has a stability option in it.

    The bus fare to Punta De Mita is 24 Mexican pesos.

    Related to:
    • Surfing
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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Punta de Mita Warnings and Dangers

  • Make sure that you have life jackets

    Travelling with children is really difficult because we have to make sure that they are safe at all times. When I went to Punta de Mita and I wanted to see the Blue Footed Boobies at the Islas Marietas, my daughter was scared to get into the boat because she does not know how to swim and scared with the big waves. But, with a little bit of coaxing,...

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  • construction Punta de Mita

    Just a heads up for those travellers wishing a quiet time on your rental deck. We are staying at the El Anclote condominiums building #1. The condo itself is everything the write-up said they just forgot or omitted to tell us about the construction between us and the ocean. It is excrutiatingly loud all day long, with chainsaws, sanders,...

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  • Traffic "fines" Punta Mita to Puerto...

    We stayed in one of La Punta Realty's villas after we heard they were the most luxe in the Puerto Vallarta area. They were fantastic and by far exceeded our expectations- however... we were pulled over a number of times by the local police and later found out we could have avoided this by not paying the initial "fine" requested by the officer....

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Punta de Mita Tourist Traps

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    by joiwatani Written Aug 9, 2012

    It was a hassle to go swimming without a place to change clothes or a shower. However, my daughter and I camped in front of a hotel and used their bathroom to change.

    We actually bought our drinks there and our lunch so the staff kind of recognize us that they allowed us to go and use their bathrooms. The shower are outside.

    Unique Suggestions: Don't forget to bring a towel from your hotel. I always bring a sarong because it is very light to carry and I can use it for everything - in this case, I used it as a towel.

    Fun Alternatives: Buy some food or drinks at a restaurant close to the beach and you can use their facilities. There is one shower at the beach at the last hotel close to the boats and you can use this without asking permission. However, it is very close to tables where people are eating.

    There's one public shower in the this hut too
    Related to:
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches

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Punta de Mita What to Pack

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    by joiwatani Written Aug 9, 2012

    Luggage and bags: A light backpack, sunscreen bottled water, towels

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suit, towels, flip-flops, VT Flag (He! He! He!)

    Photo Equipment: Under water camera, camera with zoom lense, cyber shot, and a protection for your photo equipment like a plastic bag.

    Of course, I didn't forget my VT Flag
    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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Punta de Mita Off The Beaten Path

  • The sand is soft in Punta de Mita

    I compared the beaches of Punta de Mita to the beaches at the "Hoteles" in Puerto Vallarta, the sand in Punta de Mita is much softer and whiter. Also, the beach is cleaner with fewer people and tourists. The water is mint green instead of brownish color!In Puerto Vallarta, there are three rivers that flow to the ocean so that when it rains in the...

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  • Swimming at the Islas Marietas

    For about 45 minutes boat ride, you can experience swimming at the Marietas Islands- a sanctuary of the Blue-footed boobies!My daughter and I went swimming at the Islas Marietas. Besides us, there is also one family in the island swimming with us. The only huddle we had going there was the presence of strong waves hitting the rocks and getting to...

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  • There is a Surf Club in Punta de Mita

    There is actually a surf club in Punta De Mita- just in case you are interested. Here's the information in the picture.

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Punta de Mita Sports & Outdoors

  • by BRIAN949 Updated Dec 22, 2006

    The stunning Jack Nicklaus golf course with a special over-the-water hole to provide unforgettable drives makes golfing here like taking a day trip to Heaven. This course is fabulous and impecibally maintained. My friends and I were pampered from the moment we arrived. We especially enjoyed the staff bringing us cooling off facial cloths several times during our game.

    If you have plenty of peso's or US dollars (because it's pricy) to spend and you are out early and find yourself hungry, order breakfast burritos from the gal's making rounds on the refreshment cart. They will call in the order to the restaurant at the Four Seasons, make them fresh and deliver them to you on the course, YUM! They go great with a Pacifico :-)

    The golfers here tend to be very relaxed and very friendly, non pushy. I like that.

    One very unique hole is 3-B, it's a 194-yard, par-3, is located on a natural island in the ocean. Make sure you play it before leaving! Accessable only during low tide, so go back after your game if it's unaccessable the first time through.

    Equipment: The course offers great Callaway clubs as well as decent shoes for rental. Just rent your clubs there, don't bother hauling yours, bring balls and shoes though if you want to save some cash.

    Four Seasons Golf Punta Mita MX 3B at Punta Mita Four Seasons Course The way to 3B at low tide Green
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    • Golf
    • Spa and Resort
    • Luxury Travel

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