Welcome to Punta Mita, a frozen margarita and cheers!
The entrance of Punta Mita in our portfolio was a pleasant surprise. We arrived by chance in this Mexican destination and the beauty and services really impressed us, which is why we decided to add Punta Mita to our paradise club.
We explored every square meter of this green peninsula and we present in this platform a curatorship with everything you need to know to enjoy your trip as an expert with a unique content of culture, lifestyle and behavior.
Punta Mita Connection seeks to be as complete as possible, with all the information, contacts and details relevant to your experience in this incredibly relaxing destination.
However, it is extremely recommended that services such as air ticket reservations, accomodation, car rental, among others are done with your travel agency or one of the Recommended Virtuoso Agencies, who have the necessary know-how to make your trip unforgettable.
In this area, we offer all the important data and practical information of your destination, such as the description of the peninsula, how to get there, visa processing, type of power plug, Wi-Fi details and a special map.
Visit Your Trip to get to know the accommodation options, car rental, daily activity schedule and gastronomy. And for tips from the coolest residents of Punta Mita, visit INSIDERS TIPS.
Jordana Gheler, founding partner
Endowed with natural beauties and breathtaking sunsets, the place is the perfect destination for families or couples in search of peace. The peninsula works like a closed condominium, and the access is through wickets...READ ON
Endowed with natural beauties and breathtaking sunsets, the place is the perfect destination for families or couples in search of peace. The peninsula works like a closed condominium, and the access is through wickets. Depending on the time of the year it is possible to find sea turtles and humpback whales, which make the local atmosphere even more magic. In February and July there are the beach festivals that agitate the sands.
Sports are also strong in the region. Besides diving and snorkeling, surfing is also booming. California surfers usually get their private jets on the weekends and make a pit stop at Punta Mita. Golf lovers also have a lot of options. The local club offers two circuits signed by the renowned Jack Nicklaus. The first one, Pacifico, surrounded by beautiful green palm trees counts on 18 holes and suits for beginners. As for the second, Bahia, it also counts on 18 holes spread across 81 hectares surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and attracts experienced players.
Although small, Punta Mita offers excellent accommodation options. The highlight is the five-star St. Regis hotel, which offers a butler for each of its 120 suites. For families and groups of friends the best option is to rent a villa, complete fully equipped houses with hotel service that cost between US$ 1000 and US$ 25,000 a day.
No wonder that the place is a favorite of the technology billionaires. In 2014 Bill Gates acquired 48 acres of beachfront property. Punta Mita is so private and exclusive that not even the locals know when the famous and big businessmen are around. Chic like this, welcome to Punta Mita!
The name lives up to the destination, since it comes from the Aztec word "mictlan", which means "gateway to paradise". There is evidence of the Aztec civilization in Punta Mita and surrounding areas dating back to at least 2000 BC. It is believed that at least six big cultural groups were there before the Spanish...READ ON
The name lives up to the destination, since it comes from the Aztec word "mictlan", which means "gateway to paradise". There is evidence of the Aztec civilization in Punta Mita and surrounding areas dating back to at least 2000 BC. It is believed that at least six big cultural groups were there before the Spanish arrival in the sixteenth century, including the Huichol Indians, which still exists today.
In the year 1500, the Spanish arrived on the shores of the beautiful Riviera Maya. Hernán Cortés briefly visited the Nayarit area in 1523.
Although the fight for the Mexican independence from Spain have begun under Miguel Hidalgo in 1810, the state of Nayarit together with the rest of Mexico did not win its independence until 1821.
If you are in Punta Mita on September 16, you will certainly help the local enthusiasts celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, which actually does not celebrate the date of the 1821 independence, but the day that the revolution for independence began in 1810. It was on that fateful day that Miguel Hidalgo launched his famous "Grito de Dolores," urging Mexicans to stand up and promote their independence. Mexicans take their celebration seriously with parties, fireworks, dances, music, flags, whistles and confetti. You will probably hear "Viva la Independencia!" echoing around the streets.
Punta Mita is a destination that is opened all year-round.
November to May and July are the most competed months, so guarantee your reservation in advance. In the New Year, the availability of the villas and hotels finish quickly because the destination becomes a refuge of the “Hollywoodians”!
Avoid September and October when the temperatures are extremely high and it may rain more than the usual.
Although small, Punta Mita is a destination that offers a wide range of activities, so do like the “Hollywoodians” and take at least seven days off in this paradise.
If your trip will continue to another destination(s), four to five days are enough for you to feel the real taste of the Peninsula. Tripwix has fabulous private villas in Puerto Vallarta in the case you want to continue to a different destination in the area.
Consider around US$ 400,00 per day for the couple, a value that includes the rental of a golf cart or a common one, lunch at the restaurant by the sea of the St. Regis hotel or at one of the beach bars, fresh coconuts and frozen margaritas during the afternoon and a nice dinner in one of the restaurants. Add to this value the daily rate of your hotel or villa. At the YOUR TRIP division of the website, we display a range of interesting options for you.
If your connection is via Mexico City, spend two days each way in this capital that in recent years
became a center of
art exhibitions and Michelin restaurants.
Book your suite at the St. Regis Mexico City.
During your stay in Punta Mita discover one of these three destinations:
Spend a day at San Sebastian del Oeste: the name of the city itself makes us want to go there! Located at the foot of Sierra Madre, San Sebastian del Oeste reminds us of ancient times Mexico, a wild west with its cowboys and farms. Actually, this was a major mining town with about 20,000 residents. Today, this number hovers around 600. São Sebastião preserves memories of the good old times – the charm and tranquility of another era, – and has plenty of activities for the curious adventurer. Visit the local distillery Raicilla (they produce a liqueur similar to Moonshine, made of agave). A big variety of restaurants and stores with local products will complete your tour. Tour for seven people round trip: US$ 450.00.
Spend the day at Sayulita: Sayulita is home to beautiful beaches, excellent surf breaks, S.U.P. tournaments and Mexican culture. You will fall in love with this one.
Punta Mita is located next to Puerto Vallarta, where there is a private airport of private jets, the Aerotron elected by FLTPLAN the best of Mexico. To book your landing, email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Aerotron it is 45 minutes by car to Punta Mita or 10 minutes by helicopter
To arrive at Punta Mita, your final destination should be Puerto Vallarta, the international airport of Puerto Vallarta (PVR). Fly the route Brazil / Mexico City normally. We recommend Aeromexico that has one daily São Paulo / Mexico City flight. Enjoy one or two nights in the capital or take the next flight to Puerto Vallarta on a 1 hour and 30 minutes flight also via Aeromexico.
From Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita it is a 45-minute drive, US$ 255. Ask your travel agency to schedule your transfer or send an email to email@example.com
Punta Mita’s official language is Spanish, but English is also widely spoken.
Also, both in the St Regis and in Tripwix Villas there are Portuguese, Italian and French Speaking staff, in addition to the usual Spanish and English.
On average, 345 days of the year are sunny in Punta. The temperature from November to May varies from 22 ºC to 32 ºC and is pleasant, mixing abundant sunshine and fresh sea breezes. From May, temperatures reach 35 ° C.
In September and October, the temperatures are slightly higher but the humidity increases and there is more rain and thunder storms.
CURRENCY AND ATM’s
The official currency in Punta Mita is the Peso. However, the American Dollar is accepted at all establishments. The conversion rate is about 1 US$ = 20 Pesos.
Most credit cards are accepted in all establishments; do not forget to call your bank to free the use in Mexico.
You can find ATM's:
To call Punta Mita from the USA: (011) + 52 329 plus 7 digits
To call Punta Mita from the USA: (011) + 52 322 plus 7 digits
To call Punta Mita from Europe: (00) + 52 329 plus 7 digits
To call Punta Mita from Europe: (00) + 52 322 plus 7 digits
In Mexico, the best mobile operators are Telcel and Movistar. If it is necessary, it is possible to buy a local prepaid chip and use it during the trip. However, America and European operators usually work well in Punta Mita.
The St. Regis hotel, Tripwix villas and other establishments of Punta Mita offer Wi-Fi to all their clients. The signal is usually good, but can oscillate on rainy days.
There is no fee to enter or to leave Punta Mita.
ELECTRICITY AND PLUG
In Punta Mita, the electricity is 110V and 60Hz, and the type of plug is the one illustrated in the picture.
The Huichol Indians are a living tribute to the history of Punta Mita. Isolated in the mountains of Sierra Madre, west of Punta Mita they are the purest pre-Columbian culture of the hemisphere. A tribe of mystics dedicated to the balance of the nature that remained untouched by civilization. Their ecological wisdom has been influencing the continuous journey of Punta Mita as a place of preservation, peace, works of art, history and philosophy. All these gifts are celebrated throughout the Peninsula.
The diverse ecosystem of Punta Mita allows the observation of wildlife with hundreds of native and migratory birds. From December to March, you can watch the annual migration of humpback whales while the dolphins swim off the coast all year round.