Punta Mita, located about 30 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, is a new-ish development that includes a lush. jungle-clad coastline that stretches up towards the surf town of Sayulita.
This area has historically been a bit under the radar, which of course is part of the appeal.
Home to luxury resorts like the St. Regis and Four Seasons and plenty of amazing private villas, our favorite feature of this area is the swimmable beaches. Unlike much of Mexico's Pacific coast, here you will find several safe, swimmable beaches and coves making it perfect for a family beach getaway to Mexico.
Over the past few months in our luxury travel circles we've been hearing a lot about Punta Mita. It's the perfect destination for a socially distanced beach getaway. Plus, some exciting new developments are about to launch. Here's what's inspiring us to hop on a flight right now.
One & Only Mandarina Punta Mita
At the new One & Only Mandarina you can enjoy what they call a "unifying environment amidst the palm-fringed sands and emerald cliffside, punctuated with lagoons and estuaries, that encourage you to reconnect with yourself, those you love and the natural world."
While the property is set to open in a few months, the video certainly reflects a commitment to blending into the surroundings and respecting the cultural heritage of the region.
Private Villas in Punta Mita
For families who love to spread out or if you're looking for a longer stay option, there are plenty of beautiful villas in the gated area of Punta Mita at a range of price points.
You can rent a golf cart for the duration of your stay which makes it easy to access the three beach clubs to which you will have access, or to pop into one of the resorts for lunch or a sundowner.
The private homes in Punta Mita have reliable wifi, option for as much or as little staffing as you'd like, and enjoy all the safety and security benefits of a gated community.
W Punta Mita
And we can't forget about the fun W hotel. Located just outside of the gated area of Punta Mita, this is a fun, vibrant property in a perfect location on a wide beach.