5 Surprising Things to do in Punta Mita

by Alyssa Daniells

Quaint and quiet, as well as crème de la crème, the fishing village of Punta Mita hosts ultra-luxury resorts and upscale homes. Nestled on Mexico’s stunning Pacific Coast, this hidden treasure falls under the tourist radar. Here, we share with you some things to do in Punta Mita.

1.    Bask on Playa El Anclote


This gem of a beach stands out for a number of reasons: gentle waves, charming local restaurants and is accessible to the public. The most striking difference, however, is its departure from the golden sands and crashing surf shared by other beaches along the Pacific Coast.

El Anclote resembles its beach counterparts on Mexico’s east coast, with pale, soft sand and calm, clear waters. Enjoy a healthy morning on a stand-up paddleboard or watch the spectacular sun dip down into the Pacific.

2.    Sail to the Marieta Islands


Beautiful and brimming with biodiversity, this tiny archipelago is a must when you’re in Punta Mita and takes about an hour to get to by boat. What could be called Mexico’s answer to the Galapagos, the Marieta Islands are a protected UNESCO reserve, once championed by the great underseas explorer, Jacques Cousteau.

His legacy continues here with premier scuba opportunities that bring you up close to over 100 species of fish. You’ll also encounter sea turtles, octopuses, rays and 92 species of aquatic birds, including the Blue-footed Booby, one of the Galapagos Islands’ most famous residents.

3.    Indulge in a Couples Massage


Luxurious yet laid-back Punta Mita is the ideal setting for a couples massage. Most hotel and resort spas in Punta Mita offer this service, performed by a top-notch registered massage therapist, in a sumptuous spa, or with the ocean breeze outside.

Take your mind off everything, where the only thoughts that seem to penetrate are those of your partner. Nothing quite sets the stage for romance than a soothing massage, especially with breathtaking Punta Mita as the backdrop.

4.    Play a World-Class Golf Course


Enjoy another kind of fore-play at Punta Mita’s two luxury golf courses, Punta Mita Bahia and Punta Mita Pacifico. Both designed by golf great Jack Nicklaus, these rolling greens will “wow” everyone from pros to those just learning to swing.

Punta Mita Bahia offers moderate to difficult games, while Pacifico’s bragging rights include the “Tail of the Whale,” the only natural island green in the world. The courses are available to Club Punta Mita members and guests of the Four Seasons or St. Regis resorts.

5.    Zipline at Sunset


If you’re looking for exciting nightlife in Punta Mita, you may wish to venture into Puerto Vallarta for that. But for a different kind of heart-racing action at nightfall, we recommend a sunset zipline tour.

Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and sweeping panoramas of the Punta Mita peninsula. Ask your Flight Centre travel agent to reserve your spot with a company that adheres to the highest safety standards.


Punta Mita, Mexico, is a treasure trove for those who love luxury in a beach setting. It’s closer than you think—simply contact us today. 

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