Punta Mita

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Punta Mita
Punta de Mita
Resort Community
The Punta Mita fishing fleet
The Punta Mita fishing fleet
Coordinates: 20°46′30.72″N 105°31′37.2″W / 20.7752000°N 105.527000°W / 20.7752000; -105.527000Coordinates: 20°46′30.72″N 105°31′37.2″W / 20.7752000°N 105.527000°W / 20.7752000; -105.527000
Country Mexico
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code 63
Website [2]

Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) private peninsula that is home to the Four Seasons Punta Mita, St. Regis Punta Mita, Casa Aramara Punta Mita and a dozen exclusive residential communities. Punta Mita is located on the north end of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

There is evidence of prehistoric (pre contact) human settlement in Nayarit. On the Punta Mita peninsula, a hilltop archaeological site known as Careyeros Hill has been dated to circa 800 AD.[1]

Punta Mita is surrounded on three sides by nine and a half miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and coves including Litibu Bay.

Entrepreneurial ecosystem[edit]

Wendell Brown delivering the keynote address at MITA Tech Talks, 2013

In November 2012, several prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors who own properties in Punta Mita, including Wendell Brown, Karen Richardson, Mike Maples and Jon Rubinstein, helped launch a structured mentoring program and early-stage seed fund in partnership with the MITA Institute and Tech Accelerator. The MITA Institute hosts an annual "Mita Tech Talks" conference in Punta Mita, an exclusive invitation-only event that brings together investors, entrepreneurs, executives and policy makers from Silicon Valley, Canada and Latin America.[2][3]

In 2014, the investment arm of Bill Gates' private investment arm acquired the Four Seasons Punta Mita resort and adjacent land for nearly a quarter billion USD in cash.[4]

A 2017 Forbes magazine article described Punta Mita as a private luxury enclave that has become a magnet for executives from high-profile technology firms such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Qualcomm, and British Telecom.

In popular culture[edit]

Punta Mita is one of the most exclusive resort communities in Mexico.

One of the most well-known estates in Punta Mita is Joe Francis' Casa Aramara, which is frequently visited by celebrities and public figures due to its secure, prime beachfront location and over-the-top amenities including 35-person staff and world-class private chefs. Casa Aramara has been listed as one of the top 5 most famous private residences in the world and Forbes Magazine has ranked it in the worlds top 2 tropical vacation homes.

Punta Mita is featured as a location in Kim Kardashian's mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and photos of her vacationing with her family in Punta Mita regularly appear in celebrity lifestyle magazines.[5]

Climate[edit]

Punta Mita is at the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands. It is kept comfortable year round by gentle sea breezes, with average summer temperatures around 85 °F (29 °C), and 75 °F (24 °C) during winter months.[6] Because of its mild tropical climate, Punta Mita is a popular vacation spot.[7]

The Islas Marietas National Park are a 15-minute boat ride from Punta Mita and are a protected Mexican national park, which was one of Jacques Cousteau's favorite Mexican destinations.

Climate[edit]

Punta Mita has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen Aw) featuring stable, warm temperatures all year round, with two marked seasons, a dry season from November through May, and a wet season from June through October, during this season hurricanes may threat the village. UV radiation levels are high all year round, ranging from 7 in January and December, to 11+ between April and September. Heat and Humidity is moderate between December and March and it can reach very high levels during the summer months.

Climate data for Punta Mita, Nayarit
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
35
(95)
34
(93)
36
(97)
34
(93)
39
(102)
38
(100)
35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
37
(99)
36
(97)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
29
(84)
31.2
(88.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23.5
(74.3)
25.5
(77.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.5
(81.5)
26.5
(79.7)
25
(77)
22.5
(72.5)
24.9
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
18
(64)
16
(61)
18.5
(65.3)
Record low °C (°F) 9
(48)
9
(48)
9
(48)
9
(48)
10
(50)
16
(61)
17
(63)
21
(70)
11
(52)
17
(63)
14
(57)
9
(48)
9
(48)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.91)
10
(0.39)
7
(0.28)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
170
(6.69)
319
(12.56)
337
(13.27)
329
(12.95)
121
(4.76)
20
(0.79)
23
(0.91)
1,370
(53.94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1 1 1 0 1 11 19 18 17 7 1 2 79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 217 224 248 240 248 210 186 186 180 217 210 186 2,552
Mean daily sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7
Source: Weather2Travel [8]
Punta Mita mean sea temperature[9]
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25 °C (77 °F) 24 °C (75 °F) 24 °C (75 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 30 °C (86 °F) 30 °C (86 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 26 °C (79 °F)

The temperature of the sea is quite stable, with lows of 24 °C (75 °F) between February – March, and a high of 30 °C (86 °F) in August - September.[10]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C. Michael Hogan, ´´Careyeros Hill´´, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham (2008)". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Silicon Valley Luminaries Launch Mexican Tech Ecosystem". November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The MITA Institute and Tech Accelerator". November 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bill Gates Recently Renovated Mexican Resort Becomes Magnet for Top Tech Executives". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Average Monthly Temperatures for Punta Mita, Mexico - Weather.com". Weather.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Kat Odell (15 January 2012). "A Local's Guide To Eating Through Punta Mita, Part 1 - Forbes.com". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Punta Mita climate guide". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Punta Mita climate guide". Weather2Travel. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
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