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Enjoy close proximity to secluded, family-friendly beaches and a prime location near the town of Punta Mita and the amenities of Puerto Vallarta while staying in Inspirato accommodations at Los Veneros Resort. Each of our seven homes comes with a private pool and breakfast prepared in-home daily. Casa Emilia, Villa Piedras, and Casa Tierra are ground-floor units near the resort’s main pool.
Punta de Mita is the Mexico you thought didn't exist any longer. Far away from the towns that cater to students on break and conventional tourists, it is a secluded paradise that offers miles of beaches, an awe-inspiring collection of mountain and ocean views, warm Mexican ambiance and sunsets that light the sky.
There are plenty of activities for families, who shouldn't miss the annual turtle release, whale-watching and the Marietas Islands' Bluefooted Boobie. You can also enjoy watersports such as surfing, snorkeling, diving and kitesurfing. Even with so much to do, it's the peninsula's quiet charm that keeps visitors coming back.
Formed thousands of years ago by volcanic activity, the Marietas Islands are a National Preserve from which humans are banned. Wildlife such as the Blue Footed Booby is allowed, as is viewing the island by boat -- a bird-watcher's dream.
Annual releases of sea turtles and their offspring draw visitors to the Riviera Nayarit area, including Punta de Mita. Sea turtle releases occur from July to December every year on beaches throughout the region and can be seen on your own or with a guide.
Punta de Mita offers world-class deep-sea fishing with a bounty of snapper, grouper, roosterfish and mahi mahi. Once you've reeled in the big one, ask a local restaurant to cook your catch for a true ocean-to-table experience.
Whale season in this area is typically December through March, when the humpback whales come south to give birth. Many adventure guides offer whale-watching tours that get you up close, and often you'll see mothers with their young.
Punta de Mita provides easy access to several beachside towns, as well as the larger city of Puerto Vallarta. Head to Sayulita to get a feel for Mexican surf culture, then over to San Blas to explore the mangrove swamps and crocodile reserve.
A remote fishing village in Banderas Bay, Yelapa is accessible only by boat; take a water taxi and spend the day on the golden sand. Try Raicilla (the local moonshine) and indulge in a piece of pie, made fresh daily and delivered to the beach.
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Punta de Mita is about an hour from the Puerto Vallarta airport and more than 30 minutes from a town in any direction. This seclusion provides a relaxed, middle-of-nowhere environment that allows members to unplug.
Although the beaches are lined with palapas serving excellent fresh fish, the best of the bunch is El Dorado. One of the town's oldest restaurants, El Dorado gets first pick of local fishermen's first catch daily.
Learn to surf at the Four Seasons, Mictlan Surf or Accion Tropical and then hit up the beginner break of El Anclote. More experienced surfers can try La Lancha or El Faro.
One of the finest area restaurants is Café des Artistes del Mar in Hotel Cinco. Owned by Thierry Blouet, an ambassador of French cuisine, Café des Artistes serves an avant-garde, a-la-carte bistro menu focused on seafood.
Known as a laid-back surf town, Sayulita also has great shopping, with galleries and boutiques full of beachwear, glassware, pottery, clay works, jewelry and designer clothing. Don't miss the market in the town center on Sunday.
The Observatorio bar at Imanta Resort captures the absolute best view of the setting sun. Bar none! Referred to as the most romantic bar in the world, Observatorio offers daybeds, tapas and specialty drinks. Reservations required. Ask your Destination Concierge for directions.
Inspirato Members travel to Punta de Mita, Mexico because of the spectacular beaches, local cuisine and jungle adventures. After a day of exploration to neighboring towns like Sayulita and La Cruz, a luxury beachfront residence at Los Veneros resort awaits.
Punta de Mita bathes visitors in warmth and sunshine year round, with frequent showers from June through October. Enjoy moderate temperatures that rarely drop below 60 degrees or rise above 85 degrees.