Things to do when staying at a luxury villa in Punta Mita – The ultimate travel Guide
There was a time when Punta Mita’s seclusion was both one of its main assets, but also one of its biggest let downs. One can easily get the allure that a privately secluded peninsula can have on travelers looking for an exclusive and intimate vacation. However, this same seclusion sometimes meant that there was not much to do as it was nearly an hour away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. That time is gone and completely forgotten. Punta Mita is now one of the hottest luxury destinations in the world, and as such is filled with exciting things to do. Here, you have some of the most spectacular things to do in and around Punta Mita:
Tasting tequila is always an enjoyable experience, but if you do it in the Jose Cuervo distillery right in the heart of the historic town of Tequila and you arrive by helicopter, then you have the ultimate experience.
Punta Mita is surrounded by magnificent reefs and an impressive biodiversity that. Although there are plenty of scuba diving options in the area, many travelers are not certified divers and can’t access the wonders of the deep ocean. Snorkeling has been the logical substitute for scuba diving but, as you know, that limits the experience to the surface. Until now, as Hookah diving is a hybrid between snorkeling and scuba diving, which allows uncertified divers to explore the underwater world without any experience or certification, thanks to a floating tank and a 15-foot hose. Throw in the mix an 82-foot Neptuno yacht with an onboard chef, and Hookah diving has become an instant must-do in the area.
Punta Mita has one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world, the Punta Mita Pacifico. This par-72 course, is home to the famous “Cola de Ballena” (Whale Tail) 3b-hole, with its green located on an island 199 yards away from the tee. A truly unique experience for golf lovers. Another par-72 course, also designed by Jack Nicklaus complement the outstanding golfing offer inside Punta Mita. A nearby Greg Norman-designed golf course in Litibu, on the way to Sayulita, is well worth a try too.
Get on a yacht and go see for yourself one of the most extraordinary spectacles that nature has to offer: the humpback whales playing around in the warm waters of the Banderas Bay. The experience is simply breathtaking.
By now it’s one of the most recognizable images of the Riviera Nayarit. A small island with a big hole on its surface that has created a gorgeous little underground beach, with access only by sea. The legend says that the hole was created by the Mexican Army, as it was testing some new cannons. How ironic that weapons made to kill, may have created the most romantic beach in the world…
State-of-the-art Spas, renowned international chefs, surfing breaks, boho-chic towns, and the legendary nightlife of Puerto Vallarta, are some other amazing options for the restless traveler that just can’t get enough of the Punta Mita way of life.
Pacífico & Bahía, Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf courses are both available for Casa Koko’s guests, making it a privileged destination for those passionate about golf. Casa Koko is located in front of the undulating fairways of Bahía’s ocean-view 17 hole, a key spot of this world-class course. Let our Villa Experience Concierge plan your tee-time reservations and arrange for proper equipment and transportation.
Luis Domínguez is a freelance writer and independent journalist. Interested in travel, art, books, history, philosophy, politics and sports. He has written for Fodor’s, Yahoo!, Sports Illustrated, Telemundo, Villa Experience, MexResorts, ONE Magazine and PV Pulse, among other brands of print and digital media in Europe and North America. Luis has a Master’s Degree in Humanities from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria from Madrid, Spain; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. A global citizen, Luis has lived in some of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world, including London, Madrid and Mexico City. Currently lives in Playa del Carmen, México, where he is the Middle School Director of an International School and writes in English and Spanish for different media around the world. He defines himself as a humanist, liberal and rational.