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Relax at the W Punta de Mita’s Away Spa. (Photo: Mark Knight)

Weekend Getaways

48 Hours in Punta Mita: Your Essential Weekend Itinerary

Beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodation, incredible choice of food and a huge variety of sea and land activities: Punta Mita is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. But be warned, you’ll probably want to stay forever.


4 p.m. — Hit the water!

Getting into the sea is probably the first thing you’ll want to do when you arrive in Punta Mita. Go swimming, jump on your paddleboard, or get out a surf board to enjoy the waves before the sun sets.

5 p.m. — An evening stroll

As evening approaches, why not take a walk along the shore while you watch the sun sink to the horizon? Whether the skies are cloudy or clear, evenings in Punta Mita are always spectacular.

8 p.m. — Enjoy dinner at Carolina

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Elegant Carolina offers you an unforgettable dinner. (Photo: Mark Knight)

Go to Carolina, the AAA-rated, Five Diamond restaurant, to start your weekend with an incredible meal. The Mexican fusion menu is creative and unique, and maybe enjoy a Mexican wine or cocktail carefully mixed in-house as an accompaniment.


10 a.m. — Go shopping

After a relaxed breakfast, go to Avenida El Anclote to explore the colorful boutique and souvenir shops. Have a coffee or smoothie while you shop.

1 p.m. — Shellfish on the sand

Hungry again? go to Sí Señor and sit at a table on the sand. Seafood and fish are the specialties and you can choose the fish of the day from your table, which is then presented to you hanging on a wooden pole. Frozen margaritas are a refreshing complement to your meal.

5 p.m. — Spoil yourself with a massage

After a long meal and time for digestion, go to the Away Spa at the W Hotel for an agave butter massage or an aloe vera body wrap.

7 p.m. — Signature cocktails

Now well and truly refreshed, choose one of the 40-plus W signature cocktails and go to the Camino Huichol, a mosaic walkway, to watch the sun set on the water.

8 p.m. — Dinner at the Spice Market

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Asia meets Mexico at the Spice Market. (Photo: Mark Knight)

After the spectacular sunset, it’s time to dine at Spice Market, where you can enjoy its Asian fusion menu along with ambient house music.


7 a.m. — Morning golf

Golf lovers can avoid the heat with an early round on the Pacífico Course. Putt the ball into one of the famous holes, The Tail of the Whale, and you’ll be remembered in Punta Mita forever.

10 a.m. — Island hop

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See wildlife on the Marietas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Head out to sea to visit the nearby Marietas Islands. A UNESCO-protected site and biosphere reserve, the islands are home to an abundance of birds and marine life. Snorkel with the fish or bring your binoculars to see the famous blue-footed boobies that live on the islands.

1:30 p.m. — Farewell tacos

Before returning to reality, there’s still time for some grilled lobster tacos and one (or two) cold beers at Mita Mary, while you try to commit to memory the breathtaking views of the sea.