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Punta De Mita

Punta de Mita, México

With holidays to Mexico being so varied in terms of vibe and location, the small fishing village of Punta de Mita is something of a luxury haven that only those in the know can take advantage of. Considered to be exceptionally exclusive, this region on the Pacific Coast has become synonymous with luxury getaways, not to mention the rich and famous. Offering utterly beautiful views out over the Pacific, some of the best beaches in Mexico and easy access to the cosmopolitan Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita holidays are, understandably, a bucket-list item for many travellers.

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Discover belting beaches by boat

There are miles of beaches to explore in Punta de Mita, but many are only accessible via boat. You shouldn't let this put you off, as there are countless boat hire companies ready to take you to your chosen stretch of sand and, once there, you are less likely to feel overcrowded.

Some of the shores can be explored via car, but public transport is limited, so a hire car could help keep you more mobile. El Anclote is widely thought to be one of the nicest stretches of sand, with a family-friendly vibe, handy beach bar and a pretty approach that twists down through mango groves.

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  • Spanish
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Get closer to nature

In terms of once-in-a-lifetime holidays, Punta de Mita is up there, thanks to the amazing opportunity to go whale-watching if you visit at the right time of year. From November through to March, guided eco boat tours are available for anyone wanting to watch humpback whales in the water and get some photographs. Though most boats will leave from Puerto Vallarta, some do stop at Punta de Mita, making it easy to hop on board. This really is one of those ultimate life experiences, not to be missed.

Rub along with the richest

A little aspirational living never hurt anybody, and Punta de Mita holidays give you an amazing opportunity to see how the other half lives in terms of luxury homes. Having become one of Mexico's most sought-after locations for exclusive beach homes, the area has been inundated with the super-rich looking for a holiday home, with property developers being only too happy to step up and offer some astounding designs.

A stroll along the coastline will certainly open your eyes to new architectural possibilities and maybe fire up some ambition to buy a house here yourself!

Tee off in style

Punta de Mita is a golf lover's dream, with not one but two incredible courses to choose from, both designed by championship golfer, Jack Nicklaus.

The Bahia course is a gently-undulating haven of greenery, overlooking one of the best surfing spots in the region. It is notable for its beautiful water features and lakes within the fairways. The Pacifico course is a little different, in that it is the only natural island green in the world, giving golfers the chance to appreciate Pacific, mountain and surf views throughout. Lessons are available for people new to the game.

Add a dash more luxury

With gorgeous beaches, amazing accommodation and an over-arching sense of exclusivity, Punta de Mita is a dream holiday destination – but why stop there when you can check into a spa for a day of self-indulgence?

Boasting some of the finest pampering locations in the whole of Mexico just a few short minutes away, you'd be remiss not to at least experience some holistic treatments, such as aromatherapy massage and guided meditation. Ocean-side spas are definitely worth a visit, as you get a personalised pamper session, with a side order of stunning views.

Visit the pretty port of Puerto Vallarta

Less than an hour to the south of Punta de Mita lies Puerto Vallarta, a pretty beach resort town that is as famous for its phenomenal food offerings as it is the golden sands that surround it. Everything you'd expect in an enchanting town is here, with a few extras thrown in for good measure, such as a long zip wire that cuts through a tropical jungle, numerous markets, and countless watersports schools. If you get the chance, be sure to try and catch a glass-blowing demonstration in one of the many traditional ceramic factories.

Mexico might be known for its colourful, vibrant and lively heritage, but there is so much more to discover, as Punta de Mita proves. Nestled amid its coastlines lie quiet little havens of luxury such as this one, which encourages you to get back to nature while also drinking in the luxurious villas that make for the stuff of dreams.