Are you looking for a fun and affordable surfing trip? Mexico offers many great surfing locations at affordable prices and is easy to get to. Punta Mita is one of the great surfing locations in Mexico.
Surfing in Punta Mita, Mexico
Punta Mita, Mexico is just 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and offers excellent surfing, golfing, hotels and beaches that are not overcrowded. Surfing in Punta Mita is great all year with northwest and southwest swells. You will find waves that are suitable for surfers of all skill levels. You can start surfing as soon as you get there or go to one of their surfing schools and learn how to surf.
Traveling to Punta Mita, Mexico
There are direct flights to Puerto Vallarta from many locations in the United States and Canada. Once in Puerto Vallarta, you can get to Punta Mita by:
- Car rental services such as Avis, Hertz and Alamo are located at the Puerto Vallarta airport. The drive to Punta Mita is about 45 minutes.
- Airport shuttles will take you and your group to and from the airport.
- Taxis are available in most areas. Most taxis are not metered, so set the price before you get in.
Surfing Lessons and Surfboard Rentals
Coral Reef Surf Shop offers both surfboard rentals and surfing lessons. Along with surfing lessons, you can also register for surfing adventures with several companies including:
- Wildmex Surf Camp
- Sayulita Surf Camp
- Accion Tropical
- Punta Mita Expeditions
Punta Mita Hotels
Punta Mita has numerous hotels to choose from with the Hotel La Quinta del Sol as one of the highest rated hotels and best value for your money according to TripAdvisor.com. Another hotel that is recommended and caters to the surfing community is the Hotel Cinco overlooking Banderas Bay.
Prices at each hotel will vary considerably depending on the time of year you book your reservations. Peak times can be much higher than other times of the year. Some highly rated hotels include:
- Iberostar Playa Mita
- Four Seasons Punta Mita
- Imanta Resort
- Hotel Meson de Mita
- The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is the 2014 Travelers Choice award winner
Punta Mita Restaurants
Punta Mita is not only a great surfing location; they are also a fishing village. This means great local restaurants offering daily caught fresh fish along with wonderful Mexican dishes. Punta Mita has more than 30 restaurants serving fresh fish, Mexican and international cuisine. Among the most recommended restaurants are:
- Cafe des Artistes del Mar
- Tacos and Papas
- Casa Teresa
- Restaurant La Cabana