Best Hotels in Punta Mita + A Detailed Hotel Review


The 7 Best Hotels in Punta Mita (Nayarit): Where to Stay?

Are you looking for the best hotel for your trip to Punta de Mita in the Puerto Vallarta area? You’ve come to the right place!

To help you make your choice, here is my selection of the best hotels in Punta Mita, for all budgets.

You’ll also discover a detailed review of my stay at Hotel Mesón de Mita.

To book your favorite hotel, you can simply click on the orange links or green buttons in this article.

Have a great trip!

My Selection of the Best Hotels in Punta de Mita

Personally, I chose Hotel Mesón de Mita for my stay in Punta de Mita because I was looking for an affordable hotel, on the beach, and with parking.

And that’s incredibly difficult to come across!

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It’s worth noting that hotels in Punta de Mita are generally upscale. It’s the ideal destination to enjoy a beautiful boutique hotel, or an all-inclusive 4* or 5* hotel.

Beyond Hotel Mesón de Mita, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite hotels in Punta Mita catering to a range of budgets:

  • Pacific Villa Punta Mita: a small hotel facing the beautiful Careyeros Beach offering rooms with kitchenette, pool terrace with ocean views, access to a communal kitchen.

It certainly provides one of the best value-for-money experiences in Punta Mita. starting at 120 $USD per night!

Pacific Villa hotel Punta Mita
Pacific Villa hotel Punta Mita
  • Punta Mita Surf Lodge: beautiful apartments for 4 or 6 people, the perfect option if you’re traveling in a small group to Punta Mita!

Modern, very clean, comfortable, with a living room and full kitchen, access to the pool. Starting at 300 $USD per night!

punta mita surf lodge
punta mita surf lodge
  • Hotel Basalto: for those desiring more luxury, here’s a charming, small hotel that delivers excellent value for money.

Perfect for couples, it features a private beach, a terrace with a pool that overlooks the ocean, and an on-site restaurant. Starting at 287 $USD per night!

hotel basalto punta mita
hotel basalto punta mita

It’s a 5-star hotel where you can find tons of fun and comfort: 8 bars including one you can swim up to, 4 restaurants and a buffet, a fitness center, a library, a hair salon, tennis courts, golf, lots of water sports, live music at the bar, a nightclub, a theater with shows.

And of course, there’s a spa with a sauna, massages, and beauty treatments.

For the kids, there’s a club packed with fun activities (workshops, video games, cooking, movies, and more), a playground, and a water park with a pool.

Here, you’re guaranteed to have a blast, no matter how old you are!

all-inclusive hotel punta mita iberostar
all-inclusive hotel punta mita iberostar
  • Imanta Resorts: This luxury hotel in Punta Mita serves as a private oasis of calm, set within a sprawling estate filled with lush greenery and featuring its own secluded beach.

Spacious suites that resemble small villas with stunning views of the surroundings, several with private pools, high-end service, and two restaurants, one of which is right on the beach.

With a jungle spa, the pre-Hispanic sauna known as temazcal, and trails for free exploration of the area: it’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway!

luxury hotel punta mita
luxury hotel punta mita
  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita: Considered the pinnacle of 5-star accommodations in Punta Mita, this hotel stands out as one of Mexico’s most luxurious destinations!

Situated in a 400-acre nature reserve on the Bahia de Banderas, this spot faces over a mile of gorgeous, private beaches ideal for swimming, and offers stunning views of the sunset.

The resort boasts a variety of bars and restaurants, including some beachside spots where you can dine with your toes in the sand.

It offers several swimming pools to suit every preference: the Tamai Pool, an adults-only retreat with a bar offering tasty cocktails and health-conscious meals; the Nuna Pool, an infinity pool with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean; and for families, a fun Lazy River.

The hotel offers a variety of activities (yoga, aqua forza, spinning, boot camp, tennis, meditation, fishing), in addition to granting exclusive access to two of the world’s most prestigious private golf courses.

Lastly, the Apuane Spa provides treatments and massages with natural and local products.

5-star all-inclusive hotel punta mita
5-star all-inclusive hotel punta mita

My Experience at Mesón de Mita (Punta Mita)

For my  trip to Punta Mita, securing a hotel with parking was essential, as my travels took me from Sayulita to Puerto Vallarta by car.

Despite the area’s reputation for luxurious and exclusive accommodations, my budget was limited. Meson de Mita stood out as the perfect balance between affordability and quality.

You can secure your reservation at Meson de Mita here:

The Room

Going for something practical, I picked a double-bed room meant for two – it’s the best deal they have.

There are also rooms for three people, with a single and a double bed, and even options for four, with two double beds.

The room has a patio door that leads out to a peaceful, shaded spot with sand and hammocks – just the place to unwind.

  • It’s got everything you need for a comfy stay, like TV + Netflix and air conditioning. But honestly, with the cool breeze coming through the patio door, which comes with a mosquito net, I hardly needed the AC.
room hotel meson de mita
room hotel meson de mita

The shower’s great, giving you plenty of hot water.

But, the bathroom could do with a bit of an update, mainly because it doesn’t have good ventilation, so it stays pretty damp.

That’s why having the room cleaned every day is key. Normally, I don’t go for daily housekeeping at hotels to avoid unnecessary waste, but here, it felt essential.

bathroom meson de mita
bathroom meson de mita

The Pool

Situated just steps from the beach, the pool area boasts cleanliness and a welcoming water temperature.

While the number of sun loungers is limited, it wasn’t a problem during my three-day stay in Punta de Mita, as the pool area was rarely crowded.

It appears there were plans for a bar area adjacent to the pool, but as of my visit, no such service was available

Family friendly hotel Punta Mita
Family friendly hotel Punta Mita
Hotel with pool Punta Mita
Hotel with pool Punta Mita

The Beach

By descending the stairs behind the pool, you’ll find yourself on Anclote Beach, a serene spot nestled between Punta Mita’s pier and the lookout point.

Adjacent to the MITA restaurant, a few sun loungers are dotted along the sand (I’ll delve into the restaurant specifics shortly).

The beach itself is clean, well-kept, and offers stunning views of the bay and moored boats. However, swimming here can be challenging due to the rocky shoreline—a trait not uncommon in Punta Mita.

A short walk to the left leads to another expansive beach where swimming is effortlessly enjoyable.

The loungers’ quality leaves something to be desired, and the absence of beachside service means you’ll miss out on sipping a margarita or snacking on guacamole right on the sand, which is a personal favorite of mine.

Nevertheless, considering this is a budget-friendly option in Punta Mita, having direct access to the beach and loungers for guests feels like a slice of luxury.😉

Beachfront hotel Meson de Mita
Beachfront hotel Meson de Mita

Meson de Mita beach

Hotel with beach in Punta de Mita
Hotel with beach in Punta de Mita

The Restaurant

Located right alongside Hotel Meson de Mita, MITA restaurant operates independently, offering its own unique charm.

This cozy, oceanfront eatery captivates with its intimate atmosphere.

As with most dining options on Punta Mita’s main street, prices at MITA are on the higher side. However, you’re really paying for the breathtaking views and the top-notch service that accompanies your meal.

Upon our arrival, the first thing we did was head to the restaurant for a drink. We indulged in a huge piña colada and a margarita — the perfect start to our experience!

Restaurant at Hotel Meson de Mita
Restaurant at Hotel Meson de Mita
Mina, restaurant between the hotel and beach
Mina, the restaurant between the hotel and beach
Restaurant Mina Punta Mita
Restaurant Mina Punta Mita
Pina Colada in Punta Mita
Pina Colada in Punta Mita

Parking Details

Parking at Meson de Mita is reserved exclusively for guests of the hotel.

While the parking lot isn’t particularly spacious, availability doesn’t seem to be an issue, as I consistently found a spot during my stay.

Although there’s a lack of shaded areas to protect cars from the sun—a feature that would be beneficial in such a sunny locale—the parking is unmonitored.

Despite this, the surrounding area feels quite secure.

Hotel with parking in Punta Mita
Hotel with parking in Punta Mita

Other Common Areas

Directly outside my room, near the reception, was a cozy corner featuring three hammocks. It’s a fantastic spot for unwinding in the shade and soaking in the peaceful atmosphere.

Adjacent to this area, you’ll find a semi-open lounge equipped with a table and chairs. It seems to be the preferred spot for anyone looking to get some work done on their laptop, likely because the Wi-Fi signal is stronger and more reliable close to the reception.

Meson de Mita hammocks
Meson de Mita hammocks

My Final Thoughts on the Hotel

This hotel delivers great value for its category. During my stay, I noticed several couples, but it strikes me as particularly ideal for families with children visiting Punta Mita.

Although the hotel doesn’t offer many services (no bar, activities, or complimentary breakfast), it does feature a clean pool and direct beach access with lounge chairs.

Given the general price range of hotels in the area, I find this to be a decent deal for those on a budget!

  • One caveat: the Wi-Fi connection is weak, which is a common issue across Punta Mita, making it less suitable for those planning to work remotely.

Location-wise, it’s quite convenient. The hotel is situated on a street bustling with upscale restaurants, ATMs (accepting both pesos and dollars), tour operators, shops, and a pharmacy—essentially, everything you might need is right at your doorstep.

For those traveling by public transportation, its proximity to the Punta Mita bus stop, less than a 10-minute walk away, is a significant plus.

My Advice
To enjoy the most beautiful beaches of Punta Mita where swimming is delightful, I suggest booking either the Iberostar Selection Punta Mita or the Four Seasons Punta Mita, which offer a wealth of activities.
Punta Mita artisan boutique
The boutique located at the hotel’s entrance
ATM Punta Mita
ATM Punta Mita

How to Get to Meson de Mita

  • From Sayulita: it takes about 30 minutes by car via Carretera Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita
  • From Puerto Vallarta: it takes about 1 hour by car via Carretera Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita. Or by local bus which leaves every 15 minutes (Autotransportes Medina or Compostela-Pacífico) for 30 pesos

Renting a Car to Visit Punta Mita

Renting a car is for sure the best way to explore Punta de Mita and make the most of your stay!

  • Just so you know: you will need to pick up your rental car in Puerto Vallarta, directly at the airport upon arrival, or in the city center.

To rent a car, personally, I always use Cars, for a few reasons:

  • You can easily compare the rental cars prices between all the agencies: for sure the easiest way to find the best rate!
  • Cancellation is often offered free of charge: no need to worry if you change your mind
  • Booking Cars offers full insurance coverage at a lower price than the rental companies, so it’s an instant saving with no effort

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Finding a Cheap Flight to Puerto Vallarta

The closest airport to Punta Mita is located in Puerto Vallarta (1-hour drive).

Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport connects with many national and international flights from the United States, Canada and Europe.

To find a cheap flight to Puerto Vallarta, I recommend using our flight comparison tool in partnership with Skyscanner. It is the best way to save time and money!

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