Those who are planning to spend their vacation time in the tropical paradise of beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico, may expect to enjoy a wonderful variety of fabulous outdoor activities in the perfect year-round weather. Though you certainly will never run out of wonderful things to do in Punta Mita, you’ll enjoy your vacation even more when you take time out for a fun day trip to the nearby seaside village of San Pancho before your time in Mexico is done. These are just a few of the things that you won’t want to miss during your visit to San Pancho.
1. Experience an Authentic Jungle Adventure
Part of San Pancho is bordered by an unspoiled jungle that is filled with tropical plants, trees and flowers and some incredible wildlife. You may expect to see such exotic creatures as brightly colored parrots and many other unusual birds, jaguars, pumas, ocelots and other big cats, wild pigs, a variety of curious monkeys, the adorable ring-tailed coatimundi and huge iguanas. Many trusted tour companies are available to take you out in a protected jeep with a professional guide so that you can experience the wild beauty of the jungle in safety and comfort. Be ready to snap the most amazing pictures of animals in their natural jungle habitat.
2. Grab Some Big Waves
Thanks to its perfect location along the vast Pacific coastline, San Pancho is often visited by those more experienced surfers who are looking for the big waves. If you’re an intermediate or advanced surfer, then you’ll want to join in. It’s also fun to sit on the beach and watch the surfers show off among the waves.
3. Relax on the Beach
San Pancho’s beach is exceptionally lovely with golden-brown sand and a deep-blue ocean just beyond. Those traveling with children who want to play in the water should navigate to the far left side of the beach, which offers the calmest waters. There are a few beach-side restaurants that offer cool drinks and delicious foods that you can take out on the beach, and you’ll find numerous lounge chairs and umbrellas available for the use of visitors. You’ll want to keep your eyes open too because it’s likely that you’ll see dolphins or even whales in season.
4. Enjoy a Soccer Match
As soon as you get into town, you’ll see the large soccer field. Games are usually held every weekend, and they can be a lot of fun to watch. Children are often playing, but it’s not unusual to catch an intense adult soccer game going wild on weekend evenings. There is no charge to watch and enjoy, and you might even get in on a pick-up game.
5. Shop at the Market
Tuesdays are the time to visit San Pancho if shopping is on your mind because that’s when the outdoor market is open for business. You’ll want to spend a couple of hours exploring the wonderful selection of goods that are offered by a wide variety of vendors. Expect to see such items as handmade quilts, fresh-grown fruits and vegetables, colorful clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry and every type of homemade food imaginable. Samples are almost always offered for free, and you can get full just nibbling a sample from each vendor. It’s always a fun and festive atmosphere, and you’ll find some wonderful and unique gifts at incredible prices.
6. Visit the Plaza
This is the spot in town where events are often scheduled. Depending upon the time of the year, you may see a grand festival, live musical performances or many different types of celebrations going strong. When nothing is scheduled, it’s a great spot to sit on the benches while your children run off some steam.
7. Catch a Game of Golf
If you love golf, then you won’t want to miss a chance to try out a new golf course. The Las Huertas Golf Club offers a challenging course with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Depending on your schedule, you may choose to play either nine holes or a full 18. You’re also welcome to enjoy a delicious lunch or brunch at the club restaurant before or after your game.
Start Planning Your Trip to Punta Mita Today
Contact us here at Exceptional Stays to make your reservations for one of our luxury villas with all of the best amenities. You may even want to choose a villa that comes with its own car and driver to take you on fun day trips to places like San Pancho, and our friendly and professional staff members are always happy to assist you in making arrangements for any activities that you may be interested in pursuing during your stay in Punta Mita.