- Locations: 17
- Villas: 71
- Private Islands: 0
Exclusive & Exquisite
Tucked away on a small peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Punta Mita is a haven for vacationers seeking low-key luxury. The resort town is only a short drive from Puerto Vallarta – another Mexican gem for its beaches, water sports, shopping, and dining – but its exclusivity can make guests feel worlds away from other travelers.
Relax on your beachside palapa as you take in the exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay, surrounded by the backdrop of the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Punta Mita lies on the same latitude as Hawaii, meaning year-round balmy weather and gentle sea breezes – perfect for learning to sail or surf. Spend time in the gorgeous turquoise water snorkeling among colorful coral reefs, swimming with dolphins, or paddle boarding past rocky vistas. Fresh seafood, exotic cocktails, and lively nightlife – from salsa clubs to chic beachside lounges – are easy to find, but you can easily hide away with your loved ones in your fully staffed villa and want for nothing at all. With a private pool, beach, and maybe even your own personal chef, complete seclusion is completely heavenly. A luxury villa vacation in Punta Mita is nothing less than your own private piece of paradise.
Punta Mita Villas
Whale watching expeditions are not to be missed on a Punta Mita villa rental. Every year from December to April, you’ll witness migrating humpback whales, and even orcas (killer whales), in the waters of Banderas Bay.
Take a sailing trip to the unspoiled Marietta Islands, where you can explore caves and enjoy beautiful snorkeling among a variety of tropical fish.
Find picturesque beaches and charming shops and restaurants in the relaxed fishing village of Sayulita. Just a short drive or taxi ride away, Sayulita makes for a great day trip.
Discover the tropical forests of Punta Mita on a canopy tour, where you’ll zip through the treetops, past lush foliage and beautiful wildlife. You can also explore Punta Mita’s diverse landscapes by horseback, or on one of several hiking trails.
Vacationers often travel to Punta Mita for a peaceful retreat, so you won’t find a bustling party scene, wild nightclubs or over-the-top shows here. Your best bet for entertainment is in the beautiful outdoors.
Many of our Punta Mita villa rentals also feature patio bars or wet bars, game rooms, entertainment rooms and more lounge areas perfect for entertaining your travel party – all from the privacy of your very own vacation home.
Punta Mita is also home to a wealth of watersports. Take to the waves for incredible surfing, or enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Even more adventures await you on a hiking or zipline tour through the lush tropical forests.
Punta Mita is a premier vacation spot for golfers. This villa destination is home to several magnificent and exclusive courses, which feature breathtaking ocean views, gorgeous rock formations and world-class play.
The Pacifico - an oft-praised Jack Nicklaus Signature course that features 18 holes set amidst ocean views and white-sand beaches.
Litibu Golf Course is a par-72, 18-hole link-style course designed by Greg Norman. You can also get a little more practice in at the driving range and practice tee, or grab a bite at the snack bar.
For the ultimate in beachside tranquility, take a villa vacation to Punta Mita, where the sparkling sands are framed by stunning mountain ranges. With pristine views of the Pacific, gorgeous sunsets, and stretches of isolated coastline, Punta Mita’s beaches offer all the scenery and amenities of those in large resort towns – without any of the crowds and noise.
Surf pros and beginners alike will find perfect breaks in Punta Mita, or at nearby Playa El Anclote. Ocean conditions are also perfect for snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing and other water activities.
Plus, with a beachfront Punta Mita villa rental from Villas of Distinction, you’ll even have soft sands and ocean views right in your backyard.
If you’re looking to shop on your Punta Mita villa vacation, you’ll find a few options in the resort areas. The Four Seasons Resort, a setting for several of our exclusive villa properties, features several upscale shops and boutiques.
The main downtown shopping area is located on Libertad and Malecon streets and along Juárez and Morelos streets. One block behind the Malecon you will find antique stores and art gallery district along Morelos Street, where you may even find a pre-Columbian artifact to commemorate your trip. If you are looking for upscale shops and shopping malls, head to Plaza Marina, Plaza Neptuno, Plaza Caracol and Paradise Village – all of which are packed with specialty stores selling clothing, jewelry, original art and home decor.
For those who prefer bartering for a good bargain, head to the Mercado Municipal Río Cuale, which has been around since the 20th Century. The corridors of the marker are home to dozens of vendors selling a wide variety of items, from local handcrafts, typical clothing and jewelry, and art pieces to small eateries that offer traditional Mexican food located on the second floor.
With gentle sea breezes year-round and average temperatures between 85° and 75°, Punta Mita is a perfect beach getaway no matter the season. The most popular travel times coincide with harsh winter months elsewhere in the world, when travelers are longing to flee cold temperatures for sun-drenched Punta Mita beaches. High season is from mid-November to April, so make sure to book well in advance if you’re planning a villa rental during these months.
- Make sure to arrange transportation from the airport to your villa beforehand. That way, you can start relaxing from the minute you land.
- Keep in mind that sunscreen can be very expensive in tourist destinations. So don’t forget to pack a sunscreen with a high SPF, as the sun is also very strong here.
- The official currency is the Peso, but the U.S. dollar often widely accepted. Major credit cards are also accepted in many large establishments.
- Depending on your group, decide if you’ll want to rent a car or if you will book excursions including transportation and rely on taxis to get you elsewhere. Both options are just as easy in Punta Mita, but it helps to plan beforehand.
- Gratuities in Mexico go a long way – be sure to tip your staff well, both in your villa and while out-and-about.