Mexico is a place of captivating traditions, with a riveting culture and welcoming people. It’s also home to world renowned vacation spots, honeymoon destinations and surf beaches. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone in the small town of Punta Mita in the state of Nayarit, which neighbors the larger and more recognized city of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a wonderful place to go for those who are more inclined to a smaller town and less tourist filled vacation.
Surrounded by water on three sides, Punta Mita offers visitors a variety of options on where to surf. You have Playa La Lancha, El Farro, Burros and El Anclote, to name a few, to choose from.
This is the place to go for those who want high quality point surf, consistency and reef breaks. If you’re the kind of person who is easily and understandably annoyed by crowds of surfers or don’t relish the thought of waiting your turn or fighting for the next wave, small and relatively unknown Punta Mita is a dream come true.
Family and Love
But Punta Mita isn’t only a great place to go for surfers and wave riders; you can also include it in your list for possible honeymoon destinations. Condo rentals, resorts and villas are available for rent in this small town and luckily many line the beach or in near walking distance. Rates range anywhere from $100 to $8,000 a night depending on size and luxury, but it’s definitely worth the price if you include the many services and benefits that come with your stay at one of these vacation villas or condos.
You can expect the best from many of the town’s accommodations as Punta Mita attracts celebrities and the wealthy from all over, due to its relatively private and crowd free atmosphere. It’s perfect for a quiet and private get away for the “just married”. Unlike many other Mexican destinations that can be full of noisy and obnoxious tourists, Punta Mita caters to people who treasure a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
If you arrived to this lovely haven with your family, you have the option of water sports such as surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling to participate in. Another fascinating attraction for many tourists and Punta Mita guests is whale watching. Because of its unique location that is the same latitude as Hawaii, you are able to spot these amazing creatures not only in the summer months, but in November to March as well. You can often see them from right outside your villa window or if you’d like to get up close and personal, there is the option of whale watching tours. This will most likely be a winning decision with your little ones as it’s not everywhere you get to experience something as fascinating as whale watching.
You will find beautiful views at the beach and can enjoy making sand castles with your kids and enjoy the sun, but if you prefer a calmer swimming experience you always have the option of swimming pools back at your vacation condo. Punta Mita is definitely worth visiting.