I travel to Cabo San Lucas often, so when our friend invited us to celebrate his birthday in Punta Mita, we said YES! Since we've never been and wanted to soak up as much as we could, we traveled to Punta Mita a day earlier than all our friends and stayed an additional four days after they left. We thought that we probably won't come back ever again but we ended up falling in love with Punta Mita and will definitely go back again. We spent a total of 10 days in beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico and these were the highlights of the trip.
The Marietas Island tour was amazing! You need to purchase a permit ahead of time because the mexican government only allows 120 permits a day. There are a ton of street vendors that sell the tour. We took a 20 minute boat ride to the island, once we got there the "police" told us that in 40 minutes we could swim into the cave. So, our tour guide took us around the island, there were a ton of blue footed booby's and red billed tropic birds. We took a photos underneath the heart arch. The sights were unbelievable. Once we circled back to the cave, we jumped in and swam into the cave and emerged into the hidden beach. There were caves we explored, took tons of photos, and once our time was up we headed back to the boat. After the hidden beach, we snorkeled, and visited another beach that had really cool caves as well. The entire tour was three hours and well worth it. On our way back we saw whales breaching! Such an full adventours day.
Turtle Release at the Four Seasons
Ever since our trip to the Maldives, I've been wanting to experience seeing baby turtles making their way into the ocean. When I heard that the Four Seasons had teamed up with a local sea turtle conservation program, Red Tortugera, I jumped with joy to finally be able to participate. The entire experience was unbelievable. We began with a short and very educational presentation about the program and what our money and our participation does for the turtles. Once the presentation was over, we headed out to the beach to release a hundred ten hour old baby turtles. This experience was definitely a huge highlight for me and I recommend it to everyone.
Tamales at Sí Señor
One day we walked around Punta Mita and we stopped in Sí Señor for a snack and a beverage. (Skinny margarita and chips and guac) We asked what dishes they had that were free of meat and dairy. The waiter mentions tamales, my favorite mexican dish are tamales, and it is hard to find vegan tamales in mexico. So we made reservations for dinner that same day, since they were making the vegan tamales fresh for us. Later that night, we arrived hungry, they seated us at their best table right next to the beach and these babies were set right in front of me and I devoured all of them. They were so yummy, just the perfect homemade vegan tamales. Tamales, spicy salsa, and a skinny margarita with no salt, was just the perfect vegan mexican meal.
This little colorful beach town was a short 30 minute car ride away from Punta Mita and was so cute that I had written a whole separate blog that you can check out here.
Golf at the Four Seasons
I’m not a golfer but my boyfriend is, he brought his golf clubs with him to Punta Mita because the golf courses are well known here. I was his caddy for two days and he played both courses, Bahia and Pacifico. The Pacifico course had a famous hole on what they call “whale tail” and you can only get to the hole when its low tide. We weren’t able to get to it but Ben hit the ball and made it onto the island. The sights are unbelievable, ocean views, beautiful homes, and the bloody marys are spicy just as they should be.
After our friends left, we stayed the remainder of our trip at the St. Regis. There were so many great things about the St. Regis that I had to write a seperate blog, which you can read about it here.
Punta Mita was a pleasant surprise, being a cabo snob I thought Punta Mita wasn't going to live up to my expectations, but I was wrong.