Ready for a break from the sun? Interested in doing something unique? Believe it or not, Punta Mita is full of exciting adventures that don’t have anything to do with water sports! If you want to see more than the coast, consider a jeep, ATV or motorcycle tour of Punta Mita and the surrounding area. Thrilling speed and incredible views will make you wonder why you haven’t done this sooner! If that’s not for you, maybe a zip line adventure through the jungle canopy is right up your alley. What about something cultural? Consider sipping on tequila at a hacienda, freshly produced at one of the distilleries in the area or taking a tour to visit the artistic and still very traditional Huichol people. Whatever your interests, the Riviera Nayarit has endless adventures for you and your family!
Tequila Tour: A Taste of History
Ever wonder where tequila comes from? Wonder no more. This unique tour takes you to the very heart of where tequila is produced. The city of Tequila is not far, and on this tour, you can walk through the agave fields, visit a distillery to learn about how it is produced and partake in an exclusive tasting that guarantees you will be in a happy mood when you leave. Learn about the many types of tequila, how the plants are chosen and harvested by the jimador (hee-ma-DOR,) and how the legend of tequila’s discovery came to pass. The best part: there is a bus to drive you home!
Jungle Tours: For the Adventurous
Zipping at breakneck speeds through the jungle canopy sound fun? Catching amazing views of the coast from a 4X4 jeep trail sound like your cup ‘o tea? What about rappelling down vertical waterfalls? All of these adventures and more are just a reservation away! Punta Mita has some of the longest and highest zip lines available in all of Mexico. At almost 1,000 feet long and over 250 feet high, these adventures are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Pretend you’re a bird as you zip through the jungle canopy! Never done zip lining before? No problem. The highly qualified staff will walk you through all of the safety features of the well-maintained equipment and will be right there with you all the way. You and your family can also do what they call an “adrenaline” tour-- and for good reason! These tours provide an entire day of adventure, moving from one exciting activity to another. In addition to zip-lining, you and your group will rappel down vertical waterfalls, walk across narrow jungle bridges, and play in natural water pools only seen by those adventurous enough to explore these areas. Although the beaches and coastline are why most people come to the Riviera Nayarit, the Punta Mita area also offers breathtaking views from the surrounding jeep roads and trails. Does an exhilarating four-wheeling adventure sound like a great day out? Enjoy a delicious lunch while perched 2,000 feet above the breathtaking coastline. Explore the jungle on off-road trails with experts who know the area like the back of their hand. Interested in creating your own custom adventure for your group? No problem. Let our concierge staff set it all up for you! All you need to do is show up and be ready for adventure!
Huichol Village Tour: Living History
Get away from civilization a bit and do something totally unique! Designed for those who want to experience some of the history and culture of Mexico, there are tours that visit an authentic Huichol (WEE-chol) village, high in the Sierra Madre mountains, just northeast of Punta Mita. Descendants of the Aztecs, the Huichol are believed to be the last tribe in North America who have maintained their pre-Columbian lifestyle. Still living without electricity and running water, they continue to rely on their balance with Mother Nature in order to survive as they have for centuries. Best known for their intricate artwork, the Huichol people are a deeply spiritual people. Their art is an expression of their spirituality, created from “visions” and “dreams” that come to them during religious ceremonies. Elaborate yarn paintings and intricate beadwork designs, both utilizing psychedelic color schemes, are some of the better known forms of art that the Huichol produce by hand. After visiting the Huichol, you can return with some authentic and meaningful souvenirs for friends and family by buying directly from the source.
Whale Watching and Snorkeling Tours
For information on a whale-watching trip or a snorkeling tour, visit our Water Sports page. No matter what unique adventures you choose in the Riviera Nayarit, whether it’s zipping through the jungle canopy or sipping tequila and watching a sunset among agave fields, we guarantee you and your family will have the time of your lives! Interested in finding out more about where to stay in the Punta Mita area? Our luxury vacation rental staff can find the perfect villa or estate for your family or group.