Punta Mita is the north point of Banderas Bay, a bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico occupied by the large resort town of Puerto Vallarta, with La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Sayulita nearby. There, travelers can find an active night life, book sea fishing tours, learn to scuba dive or just enjoy good shopping and dining.
A few small towns lie between the Four Seasons resort at Punta Mita and the large city of Puerto Vallarta. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a small fishing village with modern amenities. Travelers enjoy local music and fresh seafood right off the boat. The laid-back pace has an authentic feeling of Mexico, according to the website Virtual Vallarta.
North along the coast from Punta de Mita is Sayulita, another small beach town. This is a popular place with foreign tourists and surfers. The town has a variety of hospedajes and beds and breakfasts to accommodate them all.
Just over four hours east of Punta Mita is Guadalajara, the second-largest town in Mexico. Guadalajara has a large commercial economy, and it is the cultural center of Western Mexico. Its historic center has many famous sites and restaurants, and the city has an international airport, a full range of hotels and other accommodations for travelers.