Surf legend Gerry Lopez stood next to me on stand-up paddleboard, watching a bump in the ocean grow as it inched toward us. "Paddle, paddle, you got it," the "Pipeline master" said in an encouraging tone.
Just 2-3 hours away. Punta de MIta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico is same latitude as Hawaii, and is blessed with one of the most pleasant climates in the world. Just 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on the tip of beautiful Banderas Bay.
"Mexican Malibu" Punta Mita peninsula captures swells from every direction except the deep south. Surf spots break year around. With seven slowly peeling breaks perfect for lazy-day longboarding and west swells on El Faro, La Lancha. Los Veneros and Burros to Sayulita's longboard right you'll find yourself in the middle of some great choices.... from of zippy little reefs to point & beach breaks. Anclote surf break is right in front. Wave model for Mexican Riviera Coast
Punta de Mita Mexico surf
From Trip Advisor:"This is a great spot off the beaten path. Punta Mita Surf & El Anclote has a nice pool area & private skywalk to the beach. 24/7 gated and secure. Condos have an amazing panoramic view of the bay and i could see the surf breaks. The food is fantastic".
Lady Gaga in Punta Mita
Punta Mita went Gaga over Lady on our Punta Mita Surf and very favorite breaks.Who taught Lady G to catch a wave? It was our little monster Josue‘El Bota’ Villegas. Although Josue said he preferred to keep his conversation with her confidential... he did say that they talked a lot, and she told him to call her Stefani.
Josue & Stefani at La Lancha
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The peninsula of Punta Mita makes for the perfect aquatic playground.
A variety of water sports here include surfing, paddle-boarding, sea kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and catamaran and yacht excursions. A short distance away, opportunities for adventures abound including swimming with dolphins, deep-sea fishing, jeep safaris, horseback riding, and zip-lining through the jungle canopy of the Sierra Madres.
Surf ... the area is known for its almost year-round breaks, forgiving for novice surfers as well as challenging to those experienced in riding the waves.
Golf ... Two Signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses are exclusively open to homeowners and guests of Punta Mita. Several other courses, open to the public, are located nearby in Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta
Paddle Surf... flex your paddling muscles as you pilot a sea kayak or stand-up paddle board in and around the inlets and coves of the Banderas Bay or along the Pacific shoreline – or riding the waves back to shore.
Whale Watching... each year, from December to April, humpback whales return to the Banderas Bay, and they are visible when they breach the water and splash down just off the coast or from a panga.
Mountain Biking... you always have something new to do while visiting us: snorkeling, bird watching, surfing, golfing and now…mountain biking!
Fishing ... the waters off Punta Mita are a haven for sport fishing enthusiasts who angle for big game fish.
Diving and Snorkeling... considered one of the area’s most popular diving spots, the Marieta Islands Marine Reserve is visible just offshore from the northern coast of the Punta Mita peninsula.
Swimming with Dolphins..., it’s hard to beat the exhilaration of knifing through the water, clinging to a bottlenose dolphin’s dorsal fin.
Canopy Tours... for all you thrill seekers, Banderas Bay area has a wide array of outdoor activities fully loaded with excitement, challenges, and non-stop fun.
Punta Mita Surf & Paddle Club: Meeting at 4:30pm every Friday at Plaza Ollin (Boca Deli). We then head over to the Residents’ Beach Club in Punta Mita to meet a panga that departs at 5:00pm (weather and waves permitting), and head out together to the best break for that day Come join us one of these Fridays, no matter if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced . The idea is to share in another spectacular sunset surf session and meet more people in our community that share the same passion for catching a few waves!