A jewel beneath the Mexican sun, stunning Punta Mita is a fabulous tropical vacation destination for both couples and entire families. Visitors enjoy perfect year-round weather, luxurious accommodations, world-class golf courses, amazing tours and an abundance of truly wonderful outdoor activities on the land and in the water. As an added bonus, the water temperatures are perfect during every month of the year, and that makes for an extraordinary water adventure at any time. These are just a few of Punta Mita’s most popular water activities.
Discover the Marieta Islands
This is a must-do activity for anyone who visits Punta Mita because it’s just too magical to miss. The Marieta Islands are uninhabited by humans and protected by the government as a nesting site for more than 92 species of birds. That protected status makes the waters around the islands perfect for interacting with sea life during a snorkeling adventure. You’ll be able to swim among sea turtles, octopus, rays, lobsters, dolphins, hundreds of different species of fish and beautiful multi-colored coral formations. The water is extra clear for easy viewing, and you’ll be provided with a waterproof camera to document your experience. Those up for a challenge may choose to swim through a short tunnel in order to come up on the other side into the secluded paradise of Hidden Beach. You may also paddle board around the islands, and you’ll be able to see the birds and various other animals that call the islands home from the boat.
Catch Those Waves During a Surfing Adventure
Punta Mita is unique in that you can usually catch some fantastic waves during any day of the year. Even if you’ve never surfed before, you can spend an exciting day riding the waves. You’ll start with a class, and then be taken to a spot that is suitable for your skill level. Beginners start with gentle waves, and you may be taken to different spots throughout the day as your skills develop. Of course, those who are already experienced surfers will be taken directly to the most challenging waves in the area, and there are plenty.
Experience New Levels of Scuba Diving
Diving in the waters around Punta Mita is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, and you’ll enjoy a grand adventure when you choose to dive at the Los Anegados site. Just for starters, you’ll have the opportunity to swim among an abundance of nurse sharks, and these are gentle giants that mean you no harm. You’ll encounter giant manta rays, eels, large fish such as tuna, sea turtles, dolphins and other sea life as well. This area is also full of caves to explore and some fabulous rock formations. Those who aren’t quite experienced enough for this dive have the opportunity to take lessons and enjoy a wonderful dive at their particular skill level.
Catch Dinner Spearfishing Style
Sport fishing doesn’t have to be done from a boat, and you can get up close to such prize fish as yellow-fin tuna, wahoo and snapper during a spearfishing adventure. You’ll be accompanied by a professional diver and outfitted with the best equipment for a safe and successful hunt. Any fish you catch will be cleaned, vacuum sealed and placed in the deep freeze right away, and you’ll have the use of an underwater camera for photos and videos of your experience. Those who aren’t quite ready to tackle these big fish may still enjoy spearfishing in more shallow waters with excellent results.
Sail in Style With a Private Yacht Charter
When only the very best will do, you may want to consider a private yacht excursion. Your experience is completely customized, so it’s perfect for couples who are looking for a romantic getaway or for families who are traveling with children. Perhaps you’d like to start with a delicious, freshly prepared gourmet meal before you have the captain set the anchor for a little playtime. Luxury sea toys await your selection, and you may enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, wake boarding and snorkeling. When evening arrives, you may watch the sun disappear from the sky from the yacht’s comfortable seating, enjoy a night swim or have the captain dock the boat near one of the area’s popular hot spots for a night of dancing.