Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit’s and Mexico’s most exclusive address and gated community of luxury resorts and private residences, registered an outstanding 2012 Festive season, closing out the year with record occupancy levels while looking ahead to continued growth for the coming year. Indications bode well that 2013 will continue the upward trend for Punta Mita in welcoming a growing number of luxury travelers, increasing real estate sales and welcoming celebrities and dignitaries who appreciate the privacy and exclusivity of this naturally exquisite coastal community.
Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) beachfront village located on the north end of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. There is evidence of prehistoric (pre contact) human settlement in Nayarit. On the Punta de Mita peninsula, a hilltop archaeological site known as Careyeros Hill has been dated to circa 800 AD.
Punta Mita is surrounded on three sides by nine and a half miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and coves including Litibu Bay.
Punta Mita is at the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands. It is kept comfortable year round by gentle sea breezes, with average summer temperatures around 85 °F (29 °C), and 75 °F (24 °C) during winter months. Because of its temperate, tropical climate, Punta Mita is a popular but low-key vacation spot. Hollywood celebrities such as Demi Moore, Orlando Bloom and Vince Vaughn have vacationed at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, a private resort built by Joe Francis. Billionaire Thomas Siebel has also visited the village.
Punta Mita has several residential communities ranging from condominiums and townhomes to private, single-family villas. All of these homes set among a rural Mexican fishing colony town. It is also the location of the Villa Blanca in Los Veneros Resort, Punta Mita. The Marieta Islands are a 15 minute boat ride from Punta Mita and are a Mexican national park.