How To Experience The Best Of Punta Mita

The beach at the St. Regis

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With its private community, stunning Pacific coast views, and amazing cuisine, Punta Mita is one of the hottest beach towns in Mexico—and an ideal escape for spring break. Here is everything you need to know about the south of the border destination. 

One of the golf courses

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Get there: Punta Mita is a private gated community on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The closest airport is Puerto Vallarta which is a three and a half hour direct flight from SFO. Then it’s an hour drive to Riviera Nayarit.

The St. Regis

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Stay: There are two luxury resorts in Punta Mita: the St. Regis and the Four Seasons. The St. Regis is a sprawling 22-acre property with three pools, meandering walkways, and lush landscaping. It’s so large that even when at capacity, it feels secluded. Guest rooms have spacious bathrooms with outdoor showers, Spanish-style tile floors, and pretty floral accents.

The infinity pool at Four Seasons

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The Four Seasons is more happening than the St. Regis—with plenty to do for kids and adults. There is a lazy river, game room, and Mexican arts and crafts. With gentle waves and white sandy beaches, the resort has the best swimming beach in Punta Mita. Book a prime oceanfront room, and you’ll enjoy sweeping unobstructed views of the Pacific.

At Mita Mary Boat Bistro, you’ll find delicious tacos

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Eat: Mexico isn’t known for being plant-based, but chef Manuel Peruyero is doing his best to change things. At Sea Breeze, Peruyero has created a delicious multi-course vegan tasting menu. For the best fish tacos you’ll ever eat, go to Mita Mary Bistro Boat, a grill that’s steps away from the ocean with tables in the sand. Mita Mary offers every type of taco imaginable, from shrimp to avocado. When you need a break from chips and guacamole, visit Aramara, the Four Seasons Asian-inspired seafood restaurant. Sip sake, enjoy sushi and sashimi, and fragrant crab udon noodles.

Professional surfer Diego Cadena catches a wave in Punta Mita

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Do: Relax by the beach with a book, hit up one of the spas, or partake in outdoor activities and water sports—Punta Mita has it all. There are two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, a tennis club, four beach clubs, and plenty of water sports like snorkeling and standup paddleboarding. Surf lessons are available year round, but for a more intensive experience visit during the second annual Punta Mita Surf Camp July 31-August 2, 2019.