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Go under the sea in Punta de Mita. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Pump Up the Adrenaline: 5 Ways to Get Active in Punta de Mita

Punta de Mita is an incredible place to unwind and enjoy a lazy dip in the ocean or to sip on a cocktail while relaxing on a chaise lounge. But there are also plenty of options here for travelers who are in search of a little more adrenaline during their vacation.

The bays around Punta de Mita offer a little bit of everything, from super spots to surf, to abundant reefs and tranquil turquoise waters where you can snorkel.

Add all the golfing and horseback riding options, and you’ve got a complete package.

Go Surfing

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Punta de Mita’s waters are good for beginning surfers and advanced ones alike. (Photo: Getty Images)

Punta de Mita’s waves are light and playful, making it an ideal spot for beginning surfers and advanced surfers alike. Most hotels offer surf boards to guests so they can get out on the water and try their skills. There are also plenty of surfing classes that will have kids and adults riding the waves in no time at all.

Play Golf

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One of Punta de Mita’s golf courses. (Photo: Getty Images)

The gated community of Punta Mita—which is located inside the larger area that’s known as Punta de Mita— was initially conceived of as a golfing destination, and with its two, 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus designed courses, it doesn’t disappoint. All guests who stay in Punta Mita have access to the incredibly thrilling, palm-lined courses, which offer impressive ocean views.

The Pacific course has a unique hole called “Tail of the Whale,” which is located on an island in the ocean that can only be accessed during low tide. The Bahía course, meanwhile, has stunning ocean views from the 16th hole. Golf lovers won’t want to miss either course.

Try Paddleboarding

The calm bays of Punta de Mita are just perfect for paddleboarding. Head to one of the beach clubs to enjoy lunch and then sign up for an excursion that includes paddleboarding. Once you’ve got your balance, you can even try yoga on your paddleboard — see if you can do a headstand!

Dive or Go Snorkeling

There’s a series of coral reefs that offer excellent spots for diving or snorkeling. The Islas Marietas, an archipelago, is a biosphere reserve, which is why its marine life is abundant. You’ll see all sorts of fish. And for those who dive, there are also underwater caves to explore.

Horseback Riding

You can’t go riding on Punta Mita’s beaches, but just outside the gates, in Punta de Mita, you can take a ride through the jungle or on the white sands. For a more romantic option, book a private sunset ride with your loved one.