A sought-after resort development for luxury seekers who desire a strong sense of community, luxurious amenities, and the most beautiful beaches, Punta Mita is a private, gated escape just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, waiting to be enjoyed. Here are five must-do experiences to add to your Punta Mita vacation itinerary.

Venture Out to Sea

Punta Mita is surrounded by welcoming waters just waiting to be enjoyed. Whether an avid snorkeler or someone one who prefers the relaxing comfort of a sleek catamaran, spend a day with Punta Mita Expeditions. We recommend visiting during humpback whale migration and mating season and booking a day on one of their catamarans for an awe-inspiring display of nature. Plus, all excursions include an attentive and knowledgeable crew and refreshments. puntamitaexpeditions.com

Perfect Your Swing

Whether an avid golfer or a beginner, spend time practicing your game (and swing) on Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, Bahia and Pacifico. Featuring six ocean holes, Bahia Course rolls through the property of the St. Regis Resort, and among the communities of El Encanto, Porta Fortuna, and La Punta Estates. Punta Mita’s Pacifico Course is home to the famed “Tail of the Whale” hole, the world’s only natural island green. We also recommend scheduling a lesson with golf pro Tom Stickney at Punta Mita’s new Golf Academy for tips on how to up your game. golfpuntamita.com

Indulge and Pamper

Who doesn’t love a little pampering? Take time during your travel to Punta Mita to experience one of the destination’s luxurious spas. For the ultimate pampering, try one of the Mind and Body Journeys at Apuane Spa, a 21,500-square-foot oasis at Four Seasons Resort. Or spoil yourself with a head-to-toe Remède Spa Sanctuary package at the St. Regis. If you’re staying outside of the resorts at one of the properties exclusive homes or villas, we recommend scheduling an alfresco treatment. Nothing beats the sound of crashing ocean waves to enhance your overall experience.

Oceanfront massage at Casa Tau Punta Mita

Creative Culinary Experiences

Explore Bahia de Banderas by private boat for a day of fishing. Then, enjoy your success at sea by preparing your catch during a cooking class at the Four Seasons Resort’s Bahia restaurant. Prefer not to fish? You can still work with the chef to choose and prepare fresh seafood right off a local fishing boat. The resort also offers a variety of other culinary experiences, including a tequila or mezcal tasting class at their newest restaurant Dos Catrinas.

Splash and Float

Whether body surfing or snorkeling in the Bay or soaking in a sunset from an oceanfront pool, Punta Mita is chock-full of in-water opportunities. Both St. Regis and Four Seasons resorts have kid-friendly and adults-only pools. With shallow splashing areas and a large hot tub, the Nuna Pool at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is the perfect place for family fun. The resort also has its own lazy river. For breathtaking beach views, adult guests at the St. Regis can spend the day at Arecas, an infinity-edged pool at the highest point of the resort.

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