Casa de Mita
What We Love
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and all beverages (including most beer, wine and mixed drinks) are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Location on a secluded stretch of Playa Careyeros
- Friendly and attentive staff
- In-room goodie baskets that gets refilled daily
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- This is more of a romantic retreat: Children 17 and under are not permitted
- Remote location means a drive to most outside restaurants and activities
- Friendly dogs live on the property
- Rooms have inside locks but no room keys
- A 10 percent gratuity charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout (additional gratuity is welcome)
On a powdery stretch of beach in Punta de Mita, this all-inclusive resort offers the comforts of a full-service hotel with the warmth and hospitality of a family stay. There are few visitors here, so don’t be surprised if your footprints are the only ones in the powdery sand — the real gem of this seaside spot.
Bed and Bath
Each of the eight guestrooms face the ocean, with thatch-roofed balconies, intricate hand-carved furniture, and large tiled showers in the bathrooms. Eye-catching local artwork adorns the walls (including beautiful Boteroesque paintings), but the best feature is the “munchies basket,” which will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Casa de Mita’s swim-up bar and attentive pool wait staff set the scene for this chill getaway. Nab a daybed on the beach for a siesta, or relax on one of the many lounge chairs that overlook the sea. Meals are served alfresco on the patio, with cool ocean breezes and the sound of crashing waves as the soundtrack. The orange juice served at breakfast sets the tone for the day: freshly prepared and all natural. Don’t miss the locally caught salmon entree, and for lunch, try the fish tacos and a cold Chelada (beer with lime juice poured over ice in a glass with a salted rim).
In the Area
Take a quick drive to the surfing town of Sayulita for a day of local shopping. The 200-acre Jack Nicklaus-designed Pacifico Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is one of the top-rated courses in the world. Eight holes border the ocean, and the famous hole 3B is called the “Tail of the Whale” because it’s located on a small natural isle just offshore. Because of the rocky shoreline and ever-changing currents, the best way to check out Punta Mita’s surfing is via a small boat with a knowledgeable guide. Mictlan Surf School, in the village of Punta De Mita, can hook you up with both. The uninhabited Marietas Islands are a national park offshore from Punta Mita, and the waters here teem with manta rays, octopus, turtles, dolphins and whales (in season). Punta Mita is famous in the sport-fishing world. You can expect to haul in sailfish, marlin, amberjack, mahimahi and even “cow tuna,” which can reach nearly 400 pounds.
How to Get There
I was told these incredible stories of the best hospitality, being catered to and pampered by the staff, the most gorgeous beach and sunsets, the best vacation, etc. So when I went to Casa de Mita for the first time, I had these amazing ideas in my mind of how it would be. And I was not disappointed. Every time I have returned, the same consistent amazing experience.
Driving up to the Casa, one night think that the driver is lost. That was my first impression because of the dirt road you use to get to the Casa. But then something starts to click. You realize that the homes that line this dirt road start to get prettier and you can see that someone is maintaining them. Then you arrive at the Casa.
You’ll be greeted by the wonderful staff who I loving call my friends now. Whether it’s Lalo, Memo, Mauricio, David, Federico, any one of the amazing staff, you will be met with a smile and you will immediately feel like you’ve walked into a magical place.
You’ll get shown to your room upon arrival. And the rooms are all similar but uniquely different. The gorgeously maintained property is lush with tropical plants and flowers. Your room will continue the tropical feel with beautiful open balconies and handmade tiles throughout the rooms. Some of the unit layouts offer extra rooms with TVs, but let’s be real - you won’t spend any time in front of the screen! Because it’s the pool and beach that will entrance you!
The swim-up pool is just what any vacationer would expect. The water is the right temperature. You can walk right in and go to the bar where the wonderful staff are waiting to make you whatever you desire. Manhattan cocktail? Yes! Piña colada? I’ll have two! Agavero? Over ice! And just when you think that there’s nothing better, the staff tells you to meet them for a tequila tasting in the tequila room!
I love a smooth sipping tequila. I’m familiar with about five really good ones. But the tequila room opened my eyes to the many different flavors and styles of tequila, mezcal, and locally made raisilla. The staff, usually Lalo, will take you on a sipping journey and will open your senses to the many faces of tequila. Such a cool experience!
When you get hungry, you are treated like royalty. The staff attends to your needs and food cravings, with the food prepared by the best chefs. The chefs and kitchen staff are highly skilled culinary artists who make everything from scratch. Every meal is incredible - everything that is served out of the kitchen is served with pride and love, and you can taste it!!
The last thing I’ll mention is the location and scenery. I’ve never been to a place where I’ve seen humpback whales breaching in the bay, where turtles migrate annually to lay eggs on the beach, and where I’ve seen amazing sea life right at the shore! The protected bay affords the best waves to body surf and kayak, the sunsets are spectacular every single evening. Check out some of the pictures I’m posting if you don’t believe me!!
All in all, Casa de Mita is our number one Mexican experience and we will be returning for years to come! I would recommend anyone to go and experience the Casa de Mita! You won’t be disappointed!!
Walking along the beach, I’ve been curious about this boutique hotel. Instead night we went there for dinner. What a charming place, we wish we could have stayed there. Gracious hosts, glorious food. The asparagus soup was fabulous, as was the citrus salad. I had angel fish and it was tender and flavorful. Don’t forget the tequila room, with hundreds of different brands.
This is a very small boutique all-inclusive hotel. I think the crown jewel of our event was the wonderful meals and the evenings spent on the deck overlooking the ocean. He’s very quiet and the guests are wonderful and respectful. It’s a great place to retreat from the world for three or four days. There is really no need to leave the hotel complex. Flights in and out of Puerto Vallarta are numerous customs and immigration is very efficient. The hotel will arrange for your transportation to and from the airport. It is almost perfect
We were here for my friend's birthday dinner. We arrived. The big wood door opened and we were standing at the top of the steps. At the bottom of the steps, the maitre' d was waiting with a big welcoming smile. I knew it was going to be an incredible experience.
We had an outside table with an incredible view of the sunset. Memo and Lalo and the rest of the staff were friendly and professional. There is no menu. They just told us what the selection is for that night. The food was extremely delicious, margaritas were awesome, and service was superior!
Hacienda owners who frequent Casa de Mita as a get-away, invited us to join them for dinner. As we turned off on the dirt road we had no idea what we were going to experience. After traveling by a few closed, unoccupied haciendas we finally arrived. After crossing through the entrance and heavy front door, we were greeted by Memo and shown to the dining area, walking through the courtyard and taking in the view of the ocean. We started off with drinks and talk; after an hour we finally decided it was time to order. The offered four-course menu had something for everyone's palate. After a superb appetizer, choice of soup or salad, we dived into our main course. The Mexican surf and turf choice of encrusted tuna and filet was exquisite. To end the perfect meal we had a chiffon creme brule which was light as air. All in all, we spent about four hours of dining at this delightful place. We also had some great conversations with other guests who were staying at the hacienda. We can't wait to go back next year!