Paradise in Punta Mita, Mexico

Punta Mita, Mexico: A Weekend Getaway from DFW

Getting from Dallas-Fort Worth to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) is straightforward, with a non-stop American Airlines flight that takes just over two hours. This makes it easy to plan a long weekend trip to Punta Mita, which is about a 50-minute drive from the PVR airport. Once you land, you can find the Uber pick-up area right outside the terminal, making transportation to Punta Mita convenient. Uber is a popular choice, offering a cheaper alternative to taxis or pricey hotel transfers.

Our stay at the Conrad Punta Mita was excellent, with most rooms offering ocean views. and large balconies. Renovated in 2020, the hotel features spacious balconies and bathrooms, along with all the amenities expected from a 5-star property. The beach access is a highlight, with soft sand and calm waters ideal for relaxing and swimming. Since the Conrad is somewhat isolated, plan on eating breakfast and lunch on-site, as there aren’t many restaurants nearby without taking an Uber.

For dinner, we ventured out to three different oceanfront restaurants during our stay, each with its own charm and unique menu. While we had reservations for all three, early May proved to be a good time for walk-in guests. The seafood was consistently fresh and flavorful. We enjoyed dishes featuring shrimp, sea bass, red snapper, ceviche, tuna, and a variety of tacos.

Our dinner choices included Casa Teresa, Mina, and Tuna Blanca. Each restaurant had a unique ambiance and encouraged a leisurely dining experience. Despite the beautiful Conrad property, I suggest exploring local restaurants for dinner rather than staying in. It adds an extra layer of adventure after a day at the hotel’s pools or the beach.

For shopping and street food, a short Uber ride to Sayulita is a must. This town offers a vibrant selection of souvenirs and street food. We found a street vendor serving fish tacos with freshly fried fish and homemade salsas, surrounded by locals grabbing their lunch. The casual, authentic vibe made the experience memorable.

One of our favorite activities was a deep-sea fishing trip, where we caught a 9-pound mackerel. The highlight was taking our catch to a nearby restaurant, where they prepared it in various styles, including fish tacos, garlic butter sautéed fish, and ceviche. They served it with rice, fries, and guacamole, providing a delicious end to a perfect day.

Overall, Punta Mita offers a great mix of relaxation and adventure, with plenty of opportunities for beach time, dining, and exploration. It’s a fantastic weekend getaway from DFW, with a little something for everyone. Let us know if go Cooper Travel can help plan your Punta Mita adventure.

Fishing with Jose and eating our catch at La Cabana near the dock. 

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