At the northern tip of Bahía de Banderas is Punta de Mita, a peninsula that is home to the most luxurious residences and hotels in Riviera Nayarit. Stepping on Punta de Mita and facing the immense ocean on white sands of this peninsula, it will give you a feeling of complete tranquility.
Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and many other Silicon Valley moguls have homes there. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and the Kardashians have stayed in one of the most luxurious vacation homes in this heavenly Mexican destination. In recent years, Punta de Mita has established itself as one of the favorite places for the rich and famous to relax on the coast of Mexico.But it was not always like this. Just 30 years ago, Punta de Mita was a fishing village, whose humble homes dotted the area. First, some billionaires found in the green dense vegetation the perfect hiding place for their beach mansions. Then, the most luxurious hotel chains in the world set their eyes on the region and seeing its potential, they bet on building their resorts there.
Some of the most beautiful beaches in Bahía de Banderas are found on this peninsula.
Another reason why Punta de Mita has become famous is for its golf courses. The Punta Mita Pacifico golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is considered the most impressive of all the courses in Mexico. It has a hole known as “whale’s tail”, since its green is located on a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
In addition, in Punta de Mita there are already several companies that offer tours, activities and entertainment for tourists that offers hiking, mountain bike rides, surf lessons, yoga, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and fishing tours.
An excellent spot to try freshly caught fish and shellfish is El Anclote beach, where there are multiple restaurants lined up in front of the sea. You will literally have your feet in the sand while you taste all the typical dishes of the Mexican Pacific coast.