Christmas is coming, and it’s up to you to plan the perfect holiday experience for your family and those extra special friends. You’re sure to delight everyone if you decide to forgo the traditional white Christmas in favor of an incredible tropical getaway in stunning Punta Mita, Mexico, where you’ll discover warm air and water temperatures along with an amazing number of land and water activities that guarantee a fabulous holiday experience for those of all ages. You’ll want to stay straight through to the New Year as well, so read on to learn about our punta mita luxury villa rentals that are still available for these dates and all of the ways that you can thoroughly enjoy your holiday stay in Punta Mita.
Holiday Celebrations in Punta Mita
Christmas and New Year’s Eve is joyously celebrated throughout Punta Mita, and the little town is festively decorated for the occasion. There are several restaurants that will be open and offering Christmas dinner, and you’ll find special celebrations at many of Punta Mita’s bars on New Year’s Eve. These are just a few of the holiday activities that you may enjoy right in town.
In Punta Mita, visitors are treated like family on this special day. You’re welcome to attend Midnight Mass whether you’re Catholic or not, and this is followed by a special late-night dinner celebration. Restaurants in town as well as private residences will open to visitors, and you’ll sit down to a delicious feast that includes homemade tamales, refried beans, traditional Mexican soups and stews and dried and salted cod caught fresh out of the ocean waters. There will also be Mexican cocoa and plenty of wine to go along with the meal.
Those arriving by Friday, Dec. 21, may stop in at the Residents Beach Club from 6 to 7 p.m. to hear the PEACE Punta de Mita Foundation Choir entertain with your favorite Christmas carols in both English and Spanish. It’s fun for the entire family, and you’re all welcome to join in.
New Year’s Eve White Party
Come say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in the New Year with a celebration at the Kupuri Beach Club. It begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and continues on until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day. You’re invited to attend in your dressiest or most creative whites and enjoy music and dancing with DJ Mau Moctezuma. Chef Persico is set to prepare a lavish dinner after you’ve had time to enjoy cocktails by the pool, and the bar will remain open until the 3 a.m. closing time. We know all that dancing is bound to make you hungry, so there will also be taco and churro stations open throughout the party.
Family Holiday Fun on Las Cuevas Beach
This is one of Punta Mita’s most beautiful beaches, and Santa Claus is expected to make a dramatic entrance from above as he parachutes onto the beach on Christmas day to the delight of all the children in attendance. Time has not yet been announced for this year’s festivities, but the entire family may enjoy some seasonal activities that include holiday games, photos with Santa, face painting, Christmas pinatas and time to enjoy Christmas cookies and other holiday treats.
There’s also a family New Year Eve’s celebration planned for Dec. 31 on this same beach from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and you’ll enjoy live Latin music as you dine on delicious Spanish and Mexican foods that are available at several live food stations. Fireworks are set off over the ocean at the stroke of midnight, and there will be a nice selection of champagne and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available throughout the event as well as plenty of dancing on the beach.
Make Your Holiday Extra Special
Punta Mita offers several special activities that are absolutely perfect for a family or group holiday experience, and the weather is just perfect for exploration of the jungle or the nearby mountains or entire days spent on our Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. Additionally, these are just two of our most sought-after holiday experiences.
Experience the Whales
The holiday season just happens to be the time of the year that the great humpback whales migrate into the waters surrounding Punta Mita, and our experienced captains know exactly where to find them so that you can get a great view of their activities without disturbing their natural movements. We can arrange for you to enjoy a delightful cruise for your entire group, and you may expect to see these huge whales make dramatic jumps out of the water as well as mother humpback whales tending to their young. A delicious catered holiday meal may also be included in your whale-watching cruise.
If you have fishing enthusiasts in your group, then they can enjoy the big-game fishing expedition of a lifetime this holiday season. Your group may expect to spend a day on a real fishing boat with everything needed to haul in that big trophy fish and a local captain who knows where they are biting. Tuna is one of the popular catches in the area, but you may also hook such fish as marlin, sailfish, snapper, wahoo and many more.
Your holiday may be spent in perfect luxury at one of these incredible Punta Mita vacation residences that are still available for Christmas and New Year’s Eve here at Exceptional Stays, and we’ll be happy to have a traditional Christmas tree set up and decorated in your selected rental before your arrival. Reserve your preferred vacation residence today before all of our vacancies are filled, and our dedicated concierge team will get busy right away assisting you in planning the perfect Punta Mita holiday vacation experience.
This magnificent beachfront villa boasts 11 bedrooms and 11.5 baths across a gorgeous 23,100 square feet of luxurious living space, and there is more than enough room for up to 20 individuals to stay in complete comfort. Situated in desirable Ranchos Estates, this villa offers a full staff of 15 who are literally at your beck and call 24/7 during your entire stay. Amenities include two heated pools, a fully equipped gym, a basketball court, three hot tubs, a tennis court and a movie theater complete with 3D technology. With a gourmet chef, an event planner and plenty of space inside and out for entertaining, this home is perfect for those who want to host a special event during their holiday stay.
Also situated in Ranchos Estates, this villa is perfect for family holiday gatherings, and you’ll find space for 18 loved ones at this nearly 14,000-square-foot beachfront villa that offers six bedrooms and six baths. The private staff will see to your needs, and the chef is available to create amazing holiday feasts and special treats. Any surfers in your group will be thrilled at the easy access to the La Lancha surf break, and amenities include a lovely infinity pool and hot tub, an exercise room, a basketball court, a home theater room with plenty of comfy seating and a game room filled with fun options for the entire family.
Beautifully nestled in the exclusive gated community of La Punta Estates, this oceanfront villa boasts six bedrooms and seven baths across more than 1,300 square feet of living space, and it’s just right for as many as 14 guests. The design is uniquely wonderful, and visitors may step right out of their grand suites onto a private terrace that gives way to the luxurious swimming pool. An entire team of staff members is at your service, and the gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for holiday entertaining. Extras include a sun beach terrace with comfy sun loungers facing the ocean, a fire pit, an exercise room, a game room and a home theater.