Visit Punta Mita, a beachfront village at the northern tip of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit, for a relaxed vacation filled with lazy days spent lounging on the beach and leisurely nights dining on seafood dishes at local restaurants, which dot the village's shore. Located just 10 miles away from the better-known vacation spot of Puerto Vallarta, travel to Punta Mita for premium low-key vacation activities without the crowds.

Things Not to Miss in Punta Mita

• Hiring a boat to ferry you to Islas Marieta, a Mexican national park
 • Relaxing on the local beaches, which are some of the best on the Central Pacific Coast, replete with white sands and crystal clear aquamarine waters
 • Surfing off Punta Mita's coast
 • Visiting Careyeros Hill, a nearby hilltop archaeological site dated back to 800 AD

When to Go to Punta Mita

Punta Mita is at the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands, and enjoys a breezy, balmy climate. Because the weather is so pleasant year-round, plan your Punta Mita travel at your leisure. In summer months, the average temperature rests around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, while in the winter you can expect temperatures to hover around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

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