No one knows exactly what will take place on Dec 21, 2012, the day that the Mayan calendar ends, there is a lot of hype regarding what might happen.If the world as we know it, is coming to an end, honor the ancient knowledge of the Mayan spirits and enjoy your last Thanksgiving or December Holiday in Mexico! One particular location we love is Bahía de Banderas in the state of Nayarit… easy flight to Puerta Vallarta and a short 45 minute drive to the coast. We offer several five star properties and private villas; all are nestled in a captivating setting on one of the world’s most alluring beaches on the Pacific coast of Mexico, surrounded by white sands, pristine waters and lush tropical flora; the ambiance is as extraordinary as it is comfortable. Punta Mita is located along the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands thus offering comfortable temperatures year round, enveloping guests with gentle sea breezes through balmy days and nights. The average summer temperature is 85 degrees; 75 degrees during winter months.
Hotel suites with dedicated butler- might as well end life in gracious style!
At Punta Mita, even the ordinary feels extraordinary.
Activities Take a safari through Punta Mita’s lush, tropical landscape where exotic iguanas, tree frogs, armadillos and other indigenous wildlife frolic. Snorkel among natural coral reefs, or stroll along the nine miles of private beaches. Whale watching, swimming with dolphins, hiking, canopy, jungle excursions, fishing, surfing, sailing and golf – paradise! Learn to surf with Lady Gaga’s favorite instructor!Golf: The area of Punta Mita (the name means “gateway to paradise”) located at the Riviera Nayarit is home to discreet enclaves of resorts and private villas, as well as two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. Golfers will relish the opportunity to tame the private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, with eight holes playing right up to the ocean, while the pinnacle third hole offers a natural island green 199 yards offshore, set on the tranquil Pacific Ocean.Guests exploring local seaside villages will find tradition blended with a touch of modernism. Fishing and agriculture are predominant, along with artisan craft works. One of the indigenous peoples of the area, the Huichol, is revered for their brilliantly colorful artwork and crafts, many of which are available in the local marketplaces.
Nearby Excursions Puerto Vallarta: Experience a variety of shops, restaurants and colorful colonial streets in this dynamic city, 45 minutes from Punta Mita. Puerto Vallarta houses the second largest art community in Mexico and is home to dozens of renowned galleries.
Visitors may also experience a taste of local heritage at traditional bullfights, rodeos, fireworks, Mariachi concerts, and annual holiday events.San Sebastián (Huichol Villages): Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Sebastian’s remote location and historic appeal have made it one of Mexico’s last great getaways. Even though this little mountain enclave (elevation 4500 ft.) is not very far from Puerto Vallarta, this half-forgotten former mining town is a world away from typical resorts and ordinary tourist attractions.The Huichol Indians are vital to Punta Mita’s history. Isolated high in the Sierra Madre Mountains behind Punta Mita, they are the most pure pre-Columbian culture in this hemisphere. A tribe of mystics dedicated to the balance of nature, the Huichol Indians have remained unspoiled by civilization. Their ecological wisdom has influenced the continuing journey of Punta Mita as a place of preservation and peace, and their artwork, history and philosophy are celebrated throughout Punta Mita.
The Marietas Islands: Situated at the northern end of Banderas Bay, the Marietas Islands provide a sanctuary for diverse marine and bird life. Whales, dolphins, giant manta ray, tropical fish, and indigenous birds such as blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropic birds form a unique and complex ecosystem in the shelter of these islands.
Punta Mita still bears the powerful mark of its ancestry. Hike up Careyeros Mountain and roam the ruins of celestial observatories nearly 2000 years old. These protected sites are believed to have had great ceremonial significance, as well as having been used for astronomical observations and coastal navigation.
The geographic exclusivity of Punta Mita is a pastiche of four distinct coasts: smooth coral beaches, fairways that touch the sea, small coves and primeval caves carved into cathedral-sized cliffs, and rocky beaches tinged the color of pale shells. Punta Mita is a sanctuary of outdoor activity.