Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is a top choice for surfing and golf vacations. Beautiful beaches, a sunny climate and great vacation rentals make Punta Mita a recreational paradise. Championship golf courses and rolling surf combine to provide some of the best active vacations in Mexico.
Check out these top spots for the best surf and golf, within easy reach of many vacation rentals in Punta Mita.
Best Surfing in Punta Mita Mexico
Punta Mita has an enviable 30 surf spots along the coasts of Bucerias and at the northern end of the Bay of Banderas. The rolling Pacific Ocean provides consistent waves and uncrowded surf for top surfing vacations.
Beginners and youngsters can get started at El Ancolote, on the south side of the Punta Mita headland, where there are smaller breaks and calmer waters. At the other end of the scale, some of the best surfing breaks can be reached by boat, particularly the popular “Punta Mita Point”. Punta Mita has a host of surf shops for equipment rentals, and boats stand ready to transport you to your chosen surf spot in Punta Mita.
Different seasons produce different surf spots. In winter, the best surf around Punta Mita is on the sheltered reefs such as El Faro, Burros and Playa La Lancha. The swells line up to perfection delivering slow waves reaching 75-200 yards. Larger waves produce hollow, barreling waves worthy of any exciting YouTube video!
In summer, the best surf in Punta Mita can be found at San Pancho and Costa Azul, with left hand breaks from southerly swells.
Best Golf Courses in Punta Mita
If you prefer green fairways, well-mown greens and occasionally sand traps beneath your feet, you’ll find plenty of top golf courses within easy reach of your chosen vacation rental in Punta Mita.
The Jack Nicklaus signature Pacifico Course was named #1 golf course in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. This 18-hole, par-72 course has plenty of challenges and stunning ocean views as you play onto an island green in a gorgeous lagoon.
The Bahia Course is another Jack Nicklaus offering in Punta Mita. Built in 2008, this pristine course boasts Bermuda fairways, Miniverde greens and lush tropical landscaping. Distant views of the Puerto Vallarta skyline and Banderas Bay can be enjoyed as the course meanders through some of Punta Mita’s top real estate on La Punta Estates, Porta Fortuna and El Encanto.
Just 10 minutes from Punta Mita, at Riviera Nayarit, you can tee off on the Litibu Golf Course, a Greg Norman offering with beach views and ocean breezes on every hole.
Slightly further away from Punta Mita is the 9-hole Las Huertas Golf Club at San Pancho, Nayarit. Situated in an orchard of grapefruit, mangoes, cinnamon, guanabana, tamarind and cashew nut trees this pleasant golf course suits all types of golfer, from beginner to professional. It’s a great choice for those who want to play golf, but still have time left to get out their surfboard and head to the beach too!
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