BOTTOM LINE: Laid back, with white sand beaches and lush jungles, Punta Mita is a completely fenced and gated little isthmus, 45 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The highly secured location makes it a perfect option for those with trepidations about traveling to Mexico. Punta Mita is home to two top resort properties - ST. REGIS and FOUR SEASONS. We'd pick the newer light and bright ST. REGIS every time. The rooms are all gorgeous, and you never feel like you have a "standard" room. An hour drive to the city of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is far from the "real" Mexico, so there is not much to do outside the hotels. Take a walk on the beach to the nearby FOUR SEASONS for great food but stay ST. REGIS.
Shop owners the Mignot sisters, are known for their South Pacific pearl necklaces strung together on strips of leather.