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Punta Mita Treats for the Modern Woman

Treating that special woman in your life comes easy with the help of Punta de Mita Rentals. Whether surprising your wife for your anniversary, your best friend for her birthday, your dear mum for Mother’s Day or a bride-to-be with a hen/bachelorette getaway somewhere special, our local expert and host can help you create an … Continued

How to Embrace, Navigate or Avoid Easter Madness in Mexico

Easter in Mexico is an experience you will never forget. For some, it’s a colourful medley of unique cultural experiences or an excuse to party hard. For others, it’s the perfect location to exercise religious beliefs among multitudes of faithful followers in one of the world’s most Catholic countries. However, many are simply looking for … Continued

Luxury Vacations with Kids in Punta de Mita, Mexico

Is there such a thing as luxury vacations when traveling with the youngest members of your family? For many of us, luxury vacations with kids is a contradiction. Understandably, you might well wonder whether it’s worth taking your kids on a 5-star getaway if they are not likely to remember the experience. Here’s what we think about luxury vacations with kids …   Benefits of Taking Your Children on a … Continued

Selene Soucy’s Corazon Sagrado in Punta de Mita

Saying Selene Soucy puts her heart and soul into Corazon Sagrado Boutique in Punta de Mita might seem like a cliché. However, when you see how this Mexican artist, designer and businesswoman inspires others and supports the livelihoods of local artisans while doing what she loves, it’s clear she’s got her heart in the right … Continued

Fairy Tale Destination Weddings in Punta de Mita

So, the search is on for a unique wedding that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime and beyond. A destination wedding in Punta de Mita, Mexico could be just the right answer.   Destination Weddings in Punta de Mita, Mexico Destination weddings have grown in popularity over the last two decades for a variety of reasons. Not least because they are … Continued

Punta de Mita Wellness, Travel and Luxury

For many of us, what we want from a vacation is changing. Or, perhaps, our preferences are coming full circle. Since recreational travel evolved from being a luxury reserved for nobility to becoming a necessity for our sanity in the modern world, the travel industry has seen many developments. In the ’80s, ’90s and early … Continued

A Whale of a Time in Punta de Mita

You’ve guessed it! Whale season is in full swing on Banderas Bay, Mexico! Expect to see one of nature’s greatest shows! This is the time of year when pods of humpback whales and other hefty breeds head south from Alaska in search of warmer waters for feeding, breeding and birthing.     Party Tricks No … Continued

Punta de Mita – Dates for your Diary for 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wondering when the best time to visit Punta de Mita would be this year? Besides the obvious answer (any time!), you might wish to plan your Mexican getaway around some of the main events scheduled for 2019. Don’t worry if you can’t make these dates. Our Punta de Mita Rentals team have … Continued

December – A Punta Mita Christmas

“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat.” – English rhyme as sung by Bing Crosby What does that have to do with celebrating the most peaceful time of the year in Mexico, you ask? Well, actually nothing at all, its just that I wanted to … Continued

The Truth About Tequila

In my nine years living and working in Mexico, I have been to more than a few tequila tastings — some a tad more elegant than others. If there was one message I got from all of them, it would have to be that good tequila is for sipping, just like a fine brandy from … Continued

Holidays, Vacations and Thanksgiving – Do you know the difference?

First and foremost, let’s start by wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends wherever you may be celebrating in the world. Most of you don’t need reminding that the fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving in the United States while the second Monday in October is when Canadians celebrate. However, do you know what makes Thanksgiving a … Continued

Punta de Mita Rentals and Tripwix International Rentals

After many years of Punta de Mita Rentals providing elite services for both owners of luxury homes in the area and people looking for a fabulous place to stay in Banderas Bay, in 2015, we decided it was time to also offer these services on an international scale. Thus, Tripwix, an international luxury rental agency … Continued

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Mexico

Round 8 of Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf

Photo credits: João Peleteiro   Love gourmet cuisine? Love golf? Love both? Head to Mexico this fall for Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf 2018. Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf 2018 Take part in the 8th edition of the leading gourmet and golf event in Punta Mita, Mexico. It’s your chance to indulge in the very best … Continued

Not Mexican Halloween, Day of the Dead!

Mexico’s Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos as it is called in Spanish, is often mistaken for Mexican Halloween by people who’ve not witnessed the celebration firsthand. While death is the central theme and it takes place around the same time of year as Halloween, there are a number of key differences. Geography … Continued

Why You Should Book Well in Advance

“The early bird catches the worm!” This old adage has stood the test of time, and for good reason. When finding the perfect luxury rental to suit your style, dates and budget, booking well ahead of time remains the best advice. Of course, finding an amazing last-minute bargain is always a possibility. But, do you … Continued

Independence, Chiles and El Grito!

September 16th is Independence Day in Mexico, one of the most important national holidays in the country. Contrary to the common misconception amongst foreigners, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. Celebrations actually begin at night on September 15th with the re-enactment of El Grito and continue well into the early hours … Continued

Luxury Temptations for Gents in Banderas Bay

With Father’s Day just around the corner for many countries around the world, including North America and parts of Europe, we thought it only right to share ways Punta de Mita Rentals could help you spoil that special man in your life. But, let’s not limit pampering Dad to Father’s Day; everyday provides the perfect … Continued

The History of Tequila

If you were to play a word association game and had to think of words connected to Mexico, most probably one of the first words to cross your lips would be “tequila”! Mexico certainly has many fabulous attractions, and tequila is but a drop in the ocean of all the wonderful experiences you can have … Continued

Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos

Even when beach-basking all day long with a cocktail in hand is the full extent of your vacation goals when you visit top Mexico Pacific Coast destinations such as Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, a cultural day or two away from your leisurely poolside routine is highly recommended. While the Mexican Caribbean offers … Continued

Tasty Mexican-Style Tacos

When I tasted this Taco al Pastor, I felt that I needed to share my happiness with someone else. The intense mixture of flavours just ran through my mouth. I could feel the sweet pork meat with pineapple and the coriander hanging around in harmony. This perfect combination made me realize that I must inform … Continued

Sailing on Bandaras Bay

I’ve always loved the notion of sailing (especially sailing away), but severe seasickness has prevented this idea from ever becoming reality. For the past five years, I had outright refused to go aboard a boat, but this year I felt compelled to try again. Equipped with an anti-nausea bracelet, and some ginger candies, I joined … Continued

5 Must-try Mexican Wines

¿Algo de tomar? Something to drink? When we think about drinking in Mexico, we think of Tequila and cervezas – rarely do we consider wine. Mexico was the first country in the New World to make wine in 1524, but it is only in the last couple of decades that Mexican wine production has become … Continued

Mexican Textiles – Quality of Work vs Quality of Life

Walk through any Mexican market, or for that fact, many street markets in the USA, and colorful artesian goods that hail from remote parts of Mexico can generally be found. Typically, embroidered textiles find their way into bags, shirts, skirts, shawls, wraps and even carpets and felt toys.    Street markets have the reputation of … Continued

Friday Nights at Casa del Pintor Restaurant

With Live Music by David Lane Walsh Every Friday night, the sounds of flamenco and classical guitar drift over the bas-relief walls of Casa del Pintor. This open-air restaurant, located on the southern end of Punta de Mita, can bring in quite a crowd – those who come to listen to David Lane Walsh while feasting … Continued

The Best Surfing in Punta de Mita

In and around Punta de Mita, we are fortunate to have fairly consistent waist-to-shoulder high waves throughout the year, on perfect point breaks. The best surf in this area, and just south of here in the Bay of Banderas, takes place during the winter months (December-April). Just north of us, Sayulita also works better during … Continued

6 Sexy Ideas for Valentines Day

6 Sexy Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Mexico

The Pacific Coast of Mexico offers limitless virgin sandy beaches, unforgettable sunsets, and private places just waiting to transport you into romance mood. Whether dining al fresco with a lobster and champagne picnic under the stars or being seduced by the strains of a mariachi serenade in a historic building – the options for expressing … Continued

South Shore Beaches of Puerto Vallarta

Just south of Puerto Vallarta, there are a number of unique playas (beaches) waiting to be discovered. Each one has something distinct to offer – whether it be natural pools, an underwater sanctuary, a rare dining experience, an intimate experience or just time in nature. Playa Conchas Chinas – for proximity Located just minutes south … Continued

5 Reasons to Attend Festival Sayulita 2017

Festival Sayulita, now in its fourth year, will take place February 1-5 in Sayulita, Mexico. It’s not just a film festival, though – it’s a celebration of food, drinks, music, yoga, surfing, and much more. There will be lots of free activities, but also some high-end VIP experiences too. “Every year, the Festival has a … Continued

Happy 2017!

Well, just over a week into the New Year and things look like they’re going to go swimmingly well! The year started on the perfect high note as one of our guests so creatively said “Perfect house, fantastic beach, no alarm clock, no shoes, family all together, perfect weather! Absolute 10!” That’s how the year … Continued

Whale Watching in Punta Mita

Every year, between December and April, humpback whales can be seen in the waters around Punta de Mita. They leave their summer feeding grounds, migrating from Northern California (and even as far as Alaska), swimming hundreds of miles south to mate and give birth in the warm, calm waters of Banderas Bay. Their stays generally … Continued

Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Trail

Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Path

Commune with Nature Along the Punta Mita Jogging / Walking Trail Growing up in England in the 1980’s, I used to take off for an evening jog after school, tightly swathed in plastic dry cleaning bags (this was a quick weight loss fad that appealed to my teenage vanity) underneath shimmering lycra leggings, fluffy ankle … Continued

Top 10 Reasons to Enjoy a Punta Mita Holiday

Make the most of your Punta Mita holiday. To ensure your stay is jam-packed with enjoyment, choose from a wide range of activities available during the holiday season. From off-roading to whale watching, there is something fun for everyone. 1. Special Holiday Celebrations at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Guests of the Four Seasons … Continued

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Help Support our Punta Mita Fundraising Initiatives In 2007, the Fundacion de Punta de Mita was officially established by DINE, the developer of the impressive Punta Mita development (often referred to as “inside the gates”). The idea was to start a non-profit organization which would give back to the local communities surrounding Punta de Mita … Continued

Punta Mita 2016/17 Festive Calendar of Fun!

With 77 degrees, beautiful clear skies, gentle winds blowing and small waves lapping ashore… you have certainly found the perfect place to celebrate your family Christmas or ring in the New Year. There is a lot going on in Punta Mita. Here we have outlined the best of the best so you can plan ahead and make reservations where needed. … Continued

November – Month of Gratitude

Dear friends, November heralds the beginning of the winter season. We have been busy booking homes for the American Thanksgiving holidays, organizing great suppliers of organic, free-range turkeys and having our chefs test pecan pie recipes. Turkeys are available throughout the year here and often eaten with delicious rich mole sauces. We are suggesting some … Continued

Prepare to be Happy… The PuntaTini

This is a drink I first came up with 16 years ago when I first moved to Punta Mita. I had PuntaTini parties and everybody had “a lot of fun”. The brand of vodka can be any as the pineapple flavour overthrows any specific undertones. Lisa’s PuntaTini Ingredients 1 whole pineapple 1 bottle of vodka (maybe more!) 1 litre of … Continued

How Much Should I Tip - Tipping Advice

How Much Should I Tip? | Tipping Advice

Saludos! One Frequently Asked Question I get is “How much should I tip and who should I tip?“ This is a question I am constantly asking wherever I travel. There is nothing like saying a big “Thank you” to the smiling, cheery person who cooked you a beautiful breakfast every day, or the staff member … Continued

Day of the Dead in Mexico

Saludos! As I was cheering and dancing at the last Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Puerto Vallarta’s super fun Zona Romantica, (check for new listings soon in this destination), I could not stop wondering how people in Mexico came to celebrate this date and how a whole pop culture around … Continued

Soothing and Serene San Pancho Beach

If you are wild at heart and can do without the creature comforts of a private beach club, the Riviera Nayarit offers those options, too. Just take a short drive up to the quaint village of San Pancho and settle your towel, umbrella and cooler in a quiet location on the mile-long stretch of soft … Continued

October – Month of Preperation

Saludos! Wherever you live in the Northern Hemisphere, October is a time of preparation. The children are back at school, the bathing suits are packed away and thoughts turn to Thanksgiving turkeys, the perfect festive gifts, party plans and how to stay warm. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere the kids have also returned … Continued

Litibu Grill Restaurant

Local Grilling Haven – the Litibu Grill

Restaurant Review: The Litibu Grill Let’s all go to the Litibu Grill! Often the simple things in life are the best! It’s the perfectly-seared piece of fresh-from-the-ocean tuna, expertly grilled and served with a tangy, subtly-spiced salsa. This is a memory that will stay with you when you are back at home in the depths … Continued

Miguel’s Cappequila Recipe – Capuccino with a Kick!

I suggest that you do not drink this alone, it’s a happy, sociable drink which is best prepared in a jug with the whipped cream or a cream/ ice cream mix added to each individual glass. Miguel’s Cappequila Recipe Serves 4 4 shots espresso coffee 4 shots tequila reposado (Don Julio is my recommendation) 1 tablespoon whipping … Continued

What to Wear in Punta Mita | Packing Advice

Saludos! We are often asked by our guests what they should pack for their vacation to Punta Mita. And how hot does it get? The first thing we say is – “Wear sunscreen!” The temperatures are actually very moderate where we live, ranging from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s from November to April. … Continued

Independence Day in Mexico

Saludos! September is the month of Mexican Independence – an occasion which is celebrated widely and boisterously throughout the country. On September 16, 1810, in Dolores, a beautiful village in Guanajuato state, a progressive priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became the father of Mexican independence with his historic proclamation urging his fellow Mexicans to … Continued

Miguel's Smoky Sangrita

Miguel’s Smoky Sangrita Recipe

Sangrita compliments tequila when sipped alternately – it makes for a wonderful balance of fresh and fruity flavours with strong and fiery ones. Sangrita by itself does not have any alcohol content. There are many recipes for Sangrita, but most of them contain these main ingredients: tomato juice, orange juice, lime juice and pepper sauce. … Continued

Saving the Sea Turtles

Saving the Sea Turtles

Saludos! September is the month of Mexican Independence, an event which is celebrated widely and boisterously throughout the country. On Mexican beaches along the Pacific Coast, however, there is another kind of independence ritual going on from June until January – the independence or “liberation” of thousands of baby sea turtles. Our beaches are prime … Continued