Why Celebrities Are Flocking To Mexico’s Punta Mita

Punta Mita is known as a celebrity hotspot, perhaps a surprising accolade when you consider it doesn’t have the international reputation of Los Cabos, the Riviera Maya, or even nearby Puerto Vallarta. But dig a little bit, and it’s fairly easy to see why chart toppers and Hollywood stars regularly patrol its beautiful coastline.

The Kardashians are regulars to the Nayarit enclave along with Kim’s husband, Kanye West. Lady Gaga has been spotted catching waves in Punta Mita, while single-named superstars Beyoncé, Britney, and Rihanna are all said to have vacationed there.

So what is it that sets Punta Mita apart from the rest?


World-class villas

When you’re perusing the villas of Mexico, you will see the Punta Mita villas offer some of the finest options around (the area also has elite hotel resorts such as the Four Seasons and Imanta). That’s because the exclusive 1,500-acre resort, which sits on the northern tip of Mexico’s Bay of Banderas, has been carefully designed to offer ultra-luxurious accommodations without the overcrowding you might expect at other more popular destinations.


Coral at the Four Seasons

The sun shining on Coral at the Four Seasons

The sun shining on Coral at the Four Seasons


Coral at the Four Seasons, for example, is a five-bedroom masterpiece at the end of Las Manzanillas beach. The 13,300-square-foot estate offers everything a celebrity could want from a vacation stay. The beautiful infinity pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean directly ahead. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling doors, even the living spaces and bedrooms have views over the waves. Luxury amenities include a gym, staff, and a modern media room for when they want to kick back with their family and a movie.


Casa Tres Soles

The glorious views from Casa Tres Soles' infinity pool

The glorious views from Casa Tres Soles’ infinity pool


Casa Tres Soles is another exquisite option for Hollywood royalty. The sprawling nine-bedroom estate, which can sleep up to 20 people, is great for a big — yet private —get-together with friends and family. It’s easy to imagine a celebrity enjoying a cocktail or two beside the infinity pool or on the villa’s manicured lawns. A central beach palapa is a perfect place for al-fresco dining.

To keep its residents on top form, the 38,000-square-foot beachside villa comes with a fully equipped gym and in-house spa, while a team of staff is on-hand to make the vacation easy and unforgettable.


The Tree House

The Tree House, Imanta

The Tree House on the mountainside in Punta Mita


Another option for celebrities looking for complete privacy is The Tree House. This romantic villa is perched on a mountainside, nestled within the jungle, above a private beach, offering glorious views throughout the property.

A stunning swimming pool, created from three separate ponds, sits at the bottom of a rocky waterfall. Despite being in the Imanta Resort, The Tree House is separated from the other villas, which provides unrivaled peace and privacy, perfect for a famous face who wants to escape the limelight.


Stunning natural beauty

A bird's-eye view of Punta Mita

A bird’s-eye view of Punta Mita


To impress a group of people who have access to the world’s most beautiful spots takes something very special. And Punta Mita is just that. Described as a “spear-shaped peninsula”, Punta Mita pierces into the Pacific Ocean, which means three of its sides are open to the waves.

Its land is covered in verdant tropical vegetation, while the edges boast stretches of white-sand beaches. The region also benefits from excellent year-round weather, particularly in the winter when the summer showers have subsided.

During the winter months, the Bay of Banderas is home to one of Mexico’s greatest natural spectacles as humpback whales arrive to give birth and mate. These playful part-time residents can be seen from Punta Mita, leaping out of the water and coming up for air. Private boats can be chartered to get up-close-and-personal with these leviathans of the deep.


Security and peace

Punta Mita offers the very top levels of security in Mexico. Its first line of defense is the eight miles of ocean that surrounds the land, offering a natural barrier between Punta Mita and the rest of the world.

But to take the safety to the next level, Punta Mita has its own security team who act as the first point of contact for guests entering the exclusive resort.

Additionally, round the clock coverage comes from a highly trained team of professional patrol staff and their modern fleet of security vehicles, which are fitted out with first aid equipment.

On top of that, a web of HD CCTV cameras allow the Punta Mita security team to monitor sound and visuals throughout the resort.


Easy to access

Despite feeling like a completely remote destination — mainly thanks to the lush jungles that hide its residents — Punta de Mita is very accessible. International flights arrive at Puerto Vallarta, which is just under 30 miles from Punta Mita (about 50 minutes by car).

Puerto Vallarta International Airport is extremely well connected to the United States and Canada, with a direct flight from LAX taking three hours. PVR airport can also host private planes, perfect for Hollywood stars and A-listers.


High-end amenities

Punta Mita is one of Mexico's top golfing destinations

Punta Mita is one of Mexico’s top golfing destinations


Punta Mita and its surrounding areas boast truly magnificent facilities, which live up to the high expectations of the rich and famous.

Residents of Punta Mita, including those on vacation, receive access to Club Punta Mita, a private club offering luxury amenities. These include access to two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf courses, a private pier, tennis and fitness center, and beach clubs.

The enclave also boasts ultra-luxurious spas, celebrated restaurants, and boutique shops as well as essentials such as private medical facilities.

The lifestyle in Punta Mita ranges from very relaxed (think sunset cocktails and lazy afternoons by the pool) to high-energy. Guests can explore more than four-miles of nature trails or hire a private boat for a high seas adventure. The nearby Marietas Islands, home to Playa Amor also known as the Hidden Beach, offers the chance to scuba dive and snorkel. Windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding, and kitesurfing are all part of the fun.


How to join the A-listers in Punta Mita…

If you want to experience the Hollywood lifestyle, make sure to book your Punta Mita villa stay with Journey Mexico. Not only are we local experts (we’re based just around the corner in Puerto Vallarta!), but we have the connections and means to help forge a truly A-list vacation.