The tip of Punta de Mita peninsula sits at the north end of Banderas Bay. Trophy Fish are found on the outside of Banderas Bay. Inside the bay you will find Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, Mackerel, Amberjack, and several other varieties.
Oh yes, we have golf. Not one, but two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses grace the grounds next to the Four Seasons and St. Regis Resorts. Access to Club de Golf is exclusive to Punta Mita homeowners, renters and guests staying at the two resorts.
The Tennis Center is nestled in a grove of palm trees that offers hard surface courts for a faster paced game, as well as sand-filled synthetic grass courts, providing a unique feel with a softer, slower surface. The tennis program is under the direction of Peter Burwash International. PBI’s highly trained professionals are now directing tennis programs in more than 25 countries at 60 different quality resorts and clubs throughout the world.
If you enjoy speed and adventure, there are several ways you can get a “fix” here in Punta Mita. You can rent a WaveRunner or go parasailing. If you are out for exercise or you’re more into quiet independence, try a sea kayak. Hint: sit in the back seat so your partner won’t know when you’re resting. Of course, the most common “water sports” pastime is simply lying on the beach, and we have plenty of places where you can do that, too.
From December through March or April, humpback whales ply the Bay of Banderas, giving birth to and rearing their calves in the warm waters of Mexico. They can be spotted from shore, but the best viewing comes with a whale watching tour. When you come a beach community like Punta Mita, your first thought might not be a land tour, but there are some decidedly fascinating options available. The city of Tequila is not far, and you can arrange a bus tour of the agave fields and the distillery that virtually guarantees you will be in a happy mood when you leave. Learn about the many types of tequila, how the plants are chosen and harvested by the jimador, and how the legend of tequila’s discovery came to pass.
The Apuane Spa at the Four Seasons offers a full range of massages and spa treatments designed to relax, invigorate, detoxify and heal. Try the Punta Mita massage, which uses indigenous sage oil and tequila; or try an exfoliating chamomile body scrub or seaweed mask.
JOGGING & WALKING
A network of walking trails now weave through the gated community. The trails, which opened in March, are paved and give residents and guests the opportunity to enjoy a scenic workout or leisurely stroll around Punta Mita.
SEA TURTLE PROJECT
An activist and educational resource for protecting endangered sea turtles populations in ways that meet the ecological needs of the sea turtles, the oceans and of the Punta Mita community who share the beaches and waters with these gentle, beautiful creatures. In a fascinating annual ritual, thousands of female turtles of varying species migrate hundreds-even thousands-of miles to Punta Mita and neighboring shores to lay their eggs. Using her flippers to dig a nest, the female deposits as many as 120 eggs, which hatch between 45 and 55 days later.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has launched a luxurious 55-foot yacht for both Resort guests and Punta Mita homeowners to charter privately on a daily basis. The Italian-built ship is operated by the Resort, and the Captain and First Mate—both Four Seasons employees—bring Four Seasons’ legendary service to the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline and enchanting nearby islands.