I recently had the fabulous opportunity to go on a Punta Mita Mexico holiday for four days. Escaping on a Mexican Pacific Coast vacation in the middle of May was a real treat for me after so much time of living in the big city and even better, it was a beach destination in Mexico I wasn’t quite familiar with.
Despite living in nearby Puerto Vallarta when I first moved to Mexico, I never explored up the coast despite having heard about all the great things to do in Punta Mita which was only 45 minutes away. After listening for years about the great surfing, luxurious hotels, scrumptious fo0d, and fantastic laid-back town of Sayulita, I finally had the opportunity to experience it for myself! My trip to Punta Mita, Mexico started as I made my way en route from Puerto Vallarta. Unlike Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita is in the Mexican state of Nayarit, on the very northern tip of the Bay of Banderas and is a very ‘exclusive’ kind of destination — usually reserved for the wealthy; and very frequently, the famous. It’s a bit of a more ‘exotic’ getaway, more than most other Mexican beach destination, because of its secluded location and virgin beaches.
After checking in to my hotel in Punta Mita, I spent the day just relaxing at the pool and hearing the soothing sounds of the waves crashing into the white sand shores. I found myself in a true paradise.
The next day was a bit of exploration on the Pacific Coast. I started the day by going to Sayulita, a few minutes away from Punta Mita, and wandering to all the hippie-chic artisan shops. The vibe of the town was indeed laid-back just like I had been told and all the facades were painted in cheery colors, making it almost impossible not to instantly fall in love with this place! I hit the beach, started talking with the locals (many of which are expat-foreigners, and decided to be adventurous and try surfing! There are plenty of surf schools to choose from on the beach and they are all about the same price. Within about 15 minutes after my guide gave me a rash guard, showed me the basic stances, and took me out in the water.. I was able to catch my first wave! Never in a million years did I think it would be so easy.
Later that day, instead of eating at my hotel, I opted for some authentic Mexican tacos. Instead of going to commercial places such as Si Senor and The Blue Shrimp, I decided to keep it simple by just buying tacos from a street vendor. It was the right choice, it was some of the most memorable tacos al pastor I have ever had.
The rest of my trip I just hung out at the beach trying to get a tan. I was happy to finally know what all the hype was about Punta Mita. It is definitely a contrast from any other beach I had been to in Mexico. If you’re looking for a Punta Mita holiday from the UK, check out travel agents like First Choice where you can find best packages to enjoy beautiful Mexico! Viva la Mexico