Punta Mita

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Punta Mita

Punta de Mita
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
CountryMexico
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
63
Websitewww.puntamita.com

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, and 16 sub-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 c. 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.

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.[2] Because of its mild tropical climate, Punta Mita is a popular vacation spot.[3]

The Islas Marietas National Park is a 15-minute boat ride from Punta Mita.

Entrepreneurial ecosystem[edit]

In November 2012, several prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors who own properties in the area, including Wendell Brown, Mike Maples, Tim Ferriss, and Taro Gold launched a structured mentoring program and early-stage seed fund in partnership with the MITA Institute and Tech Accelerator. The MITA Institute hosts an annual "Tech Talks" conference in Punta Mita, which brings together venture capital and tech leaders from both the U.S. and Mexico.[4][5]

Through his Cascade Investment, Bill Gates acquired the Punta Mita Four Seasons resort and adjacent land for $200 million in 2014, reportedly with the aim of attracting even more technology executives to the region.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

Punta Mita is one of the most exclusive resort communities in Mexico. The most famous estate in Punta Mita is Joe Francis' Casa Aramara which is frequently visited by celebrities and public figures due to its secure prime-beachfront location, high-quality features, over-the-top amenities, 35-person staff and its 5-star cuisine. Casa Aramara is one of the top 5 most famous private residences in the world and Forbes Magazine has ranked it in the world's top 2 tropical homes for the past 3 years. Casa Aramara and Punta Mita are featured as a location in Kim Kardashian's mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.[7]

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 threaten the village. UV radiation levels are high all year round, ranging from 7 in January and December, to 11+ between April and September. From mid-May to mid-November the heat and humidity can be uncomfortable in Punta Mita. The most comfortable weather in Punta Mita generally occurs from late December to the end of March.

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
(0.9)
10
(0.4)
7
(0.3)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.2)
170
(6.7)
319
(12.6)
337
(13.3)
329
(13.0)
121
(4.8)
20
(0.8)
23
(0.9)
1,370
(53.9)
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. ^ Hogan, C. Michael (2008). A. Burnham (ed.). "Careyeros Hill". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Average Monthly Temperatures for Punta Mita, Mexico". Weather.com. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ Kat Odell (15 January 2012). "A Local's Guide To Eating Through Punta Mita, Part 1". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Silicon Valley Luminaries Launch Mexican Tech Ecosystem". November 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "The MITA Institute and Tech Accelerator". November 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bill Gates Recently Renovated Mexican Resort Becomes Magnet for Top Tech Executives". Forbes.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 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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