Property Spotlight: Four Seasons Punta MitaCSB Travel
If there’s one thing Mexico has in abundance, it’s beautiful beachfront resorts. At CSB Travel, one of our favorites is the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Tucked between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the pristine Pacific coast, this property has it all: privacy, sophistication, and service to boot. The only problem with it is leaving!
Traveling to the resort is a breeze: with nonstop or one-stop flights from most major US cities, you can land in Puerto Vallarta (Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport/airport code PVR) in as few as 2.5 hours. The stunning Four Seasons Punta Mita is located on the Bahía de Banderas, one of the world’s largest natural bays, a short 25 miles from the airport.
When to Go
November to April tends to be the best time to visit, with visitors coming to escape the cold temperatures and to spend their spring breaks. Punta Mita gets its fair share of rain during the summer, meaning heat and humidity are constant. On the flip side, the summer season is when Mother Nature is at her best and the Four Seasons Resort is at its most lush and green.
What to Do
The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has a plethora of onsite activities.* For the active traveler, that includes beach volleyball, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and whale watching. On land you can golf (choose between two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses), play tennis, ride horses on the beach, or play basketball. For the gym rats, partake in group fitness classes or a one-on-one personal training session. For those seeking knowledge of local culture, you can attend lectures on the local indigenous population or Mexican gastronomy, take Spanish lessons, and even create your own tequila blend! And of course, like any Four Seasons, there’s the Kids For All Seasons program for the younger ones (ages 5-12), and one for teens (13-18). Throw in a family pool and a lazy river and your kiddos are sure to stay busy!
*Due to Covid-19, some activities are not available; for example, the Kids Club is not currently operating but the Four Seasons has introduced their Schoolcations Program. For a complete list of activities and services operating at time of publication, please see the table at the end of this post
We recommend a day trip to Islas Marieta, a Mexican national park reachable by boat or ferry. A group of uninhabitable islands, this park offers unrivaled snorkeling and kayaking. Additionally, archeology buffs can visit Careyeros Hill, an ancient ridgetop archaeological site dated back to 800 AD. Lastly, the charming village of Sayulita is a short 30-minute drive away. Shop ‘til you drop as you stroll along the street markets, tuck in a locally sourced meal, or hang out on the beach and watch the surfers.
This property is great for both families and adults. If kids aren’t your thing, there’s an entire adult-pool complex, complete with two plunge pools, a whirlpool, a full bar and 10 private cabanas. And if kids are your thing, see above – they’ll stay busy!
Covid-19 Update (as of November 16, 2020)
At time of publication, the following activities and services are operating as follows:
|Services||Hours of Operation|
|Kids for All Seasons||Closed – In Room KFAS Kit available; KFAS activities available|
|Fitness Center||Open daily 7am – 6pm; reservations required; capacity limited – face masks required.|
|Fitness Activities||Reservations required; class size limited – face masks required.|
|Outdoor Fitness Classes||Reservations required; class size limited|
|Apuane Spa||Open with certain treatment restrictions, reservations required – face masks required.|
|Salon Services||Open from 9am – 6pm by appointment only – face masks required.|
|Housekeeping Services||Self-serve complimentary washer & dryer not available – only laundry valet service (fees apply)|
|Private Bar||Will be replenished once daily with Housekeeping service.|
|Golf||Daily, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (last tee time).|
|Tennis||Daily, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.|
|Basketball||Daily, 7:00am to 9:00 pm, first-come first-serve basis|
|Beach Activities||Not available|
|The Game Room||Daily 12pm – 9pm – Reservations required; capacity limited – face masks required.|
|The Container||Full buyout available by reservation only.|
|Hakari||Open 10am – 7pm; max 4 shoppers – face masks required.|
|Cultural Activities||Available, Reservations required; class size limited – face masks required.|
|Restaurants and Bars||Hours of Operation|
|Dos Catrinas||Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner|
|Bahia||Daily 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|Tail of Whale||Daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|In Room Dining||24 Hours, drop off only|
|Dos Catrinas Bar||Daily 5:00 pm to 12:00 am, Nightly Music!|
|Dos CatrinasCoffee Bar||Daily 6:30am to 11:00am, Coffee & Conchas|
|Nuna Pool||Daily Sunrise to Sunset|
|Nuna Bar||Not Open for Service – Barstools remain for guest comfort|
|Tamai Pool & Restaurant||Daily 11am to 6pm for all ages|
|Pool Amenity Program||Hourly 11am to 4pm; Ice Cream at 3pm!|
|Lazy River||Daily 11am to 6pm|