Scanning a map of Mexico’s west coast, your eye is likely to land on Puerto Vallarta before it reaches Punta Mita some 25 miles north. Punta Mita is a private peninsula on the upper tip of Banderas Bay where some of the most luxurious resorts in Mexico’s Nayarit state are located. One such hotel is the W Punta de Mita.
To learn the ins and outs of Punta Mita and its surroundings — from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, the Sierra Madres Mountains to the Marieta Islands — we spoke with W Insider Marco Sanluis. Originally from Mexico City, Sanluis has been working at the W Punta de Mita since 2021 and honing his local knowledge ever since.
From a fellow traveler and newfound Nayarit local who loves nothing more than sharing his love of great food, creative drinks, and unforgettable experiences, here’s an insider’s guide to Punta Mita.