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.