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Skip over the spring break crowds and bustling tourist crowds of Puerto Vallarta. Instead, retreat to the small fishing village nearly 40-minutes away, Punta de Mita. Home to some impressive resorts and villas, Punta de Mita offers unparalleled luxury. Though, beyond the beauty of exclusive resorts, Punta de Mita offers soft sand beachfronts, daily caught seafood, as well as, surrounding uninhabited islands and vibrant marine life.
Punta de Mita Travel Tips –
Exchange Currency –
Although there are several ATMs in town, they are often out of order. Come prepared and order pesos from your bank prior to arrival.
Getting Around –
For safety reasons, taxis and car services should be ordered directly through your hotel or villa. Though, due to the tourist market, they can get pricey, so be strategic with day trip outings.
Must Do & See in Punta de Mita –
Surf Lessons –
Take advantage of local surf pros and the clear, warm water and learn how to catch a few waves while in paradise.
Snorkeling & Playa del Amor at Islas Marietas –
A national park, and argued by some to be considered as a Natural Wonder, this uninhabited island is easily reached by 20-minute boat ride. Take a private charter for the day to swim and snorkel amongst the vibrant marine life. Then, relax at Playa del Amor for an astonishingly unique beach cave experience.
Savor Ceviche & Fresh Lime Margaritas –
The perk of being situated in the small fishing village is daily caught seafood. Enjoy the mouthwatering selection of ceviche, washed down with a handcrafted margarita.
Day Trip to Sayulita –
A popular surf and bohemian shopping scene, Sayulita makes for a great change of pace from Punta de Mita’s relaxed beaches. Though, check with your hotel staff or travel planner for less busy dates and times to visit, as it tends to get quite crowded and dirty during certain periods or holidays, and can be quiet off-putting in these cases.