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Where to Find the Best Cocktails

Where to Find the Best Cocktails in Punta de Mita, Mexico

Punta de Mita is a town best-known for its similarly named gated community, Punta Mita, and the condos, golf courses, and luxury resorts that live within it, like the Four Seasons Hotel and The St. Regis. However, an array of interesting dining and accommodation options can be found outside the gates too. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything open in the area past 10 or 11 pm, but if you venture out earlier you can definitely enjoy a world-class drink.

These are the spots with the best cocktails in Punta de Mita, whether you’re after a traditional margarita or a signature cocktail created in house at a famed resort.

Chevychería (at W Punta de Mita)

Sitting at the W Hotel’s beachfront ceviche bar is an experience in its own right. Patrons can enjoy fresh seafood with Latin flavors served straight from a ’50s Chevrolet pickup truck. The cocktails are all made from fresh ingredients at a bar inside the truck and are perfect for the beach slash poolside location. Try the Ananash, a concoction made from roasted pineapple puree, agave honey, lime, and raicilla – a local agave distillate similar to tequila and mezcal that you shouldn’t miss.

More info:
• Address: Km 8.5, Carr. Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita, Desarrollo Costa Banderas, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 226 8333

Mita Mary Boat Bar & Bistro (The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort)

Mita Mary beach bar in Punta de Mita.

Keeping in line with the food truck movement, this beachside “boat” bistro allows guests to enjoy mouthwatering seafood tacos or tostadas accompanied by fresh tropical fruit cocktails. Margaritas come in unique flavors like watermelon, jalapeño, passion fruit, or basil and pineapple. At night, a fire pit burns on the sand, adding a bohemian element to the beachy atmosphere. This is a place where you’ll probably want to go in the company of your significant other, as the sound of the waves, the moonlight, and the feeling of the sand between your toes are the ingredients for a memorable holiday date night.

More info:
• Address: Lote H-4, México 200 km 19.5, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 291 5800

The Shack (at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita)

The shack bar & restaurant in Punta de Mita.

This beachfront bar at the Four Seasons serves signature cocktails created in house by expert mixologists. The Machete, a smoky mezcal drink infused with watermelon and chilies shouldn’t be missed. And if you’re after something that will whet your appetite –or cure the previous night’s excesses– you can’t pass up the Cielo Rojo, a refreshing combination of Riviera Nayarit’s sangrita mixed with Cora beer, a label made exclusively for the resort by Cerveza Minerva. The innovative cocktails are served in unique glasses that will make you want to order a drink just to experience the joy of drinking from a see-through skull-shaped mug oozing smoke or a tall totem-inspired highball.

More info:
• Address: Carr. Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 291 6000

Spice Market (at W Punta de Mita)

If you’ve been to an iconic Buddha Bar at one of its locations around the world, this place is bound to remind you of it. DJ beats, dim lights, opulent furniture, and spicy pan-Asian cuisine weave together smoothly to provide the perfect atmosphere for a swanky night out. With outposts in New York City, Doha, and San Miguel de Allende, Spice Market is guaranteed to make you feel like a real-life VIP. A cold sake seems like a very appropriate drink order, but they also have several expertly-crafted cocktails that go well with the chef’s take on Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian cuisine.

More info:
• Address: Km 8.5, Carr. Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita, Desarrollo Costa Banderas, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 226 8333

Lobster Paradise

Lobster beach bar in Punta de Mita.

Guess what we recommend you order if you decide to give this place a go? Yes, lobster! But if drinks are what you’re after, this restaurant located at El Anclote strip offers you the choice between sitting on a large beachfront deck or seeking refuge from the heat at the enclosed air-conditioned bar. The bar’s impeccable maritime décor and signature cocktails are bound to keep patrons in there for a while. Try a Sí Señor, which combines espadín mezcal with coconut water, lime, and tonic water, or a Ramon is Hot, prepared with silver tequila, cucumber, jalapeño, agave honey, and lime.

More info:
• Address: Ave El Anclote 9, Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 291 6296

Rosa Mexicano

Margaritas poured in front of patrons accompanied by mouth-watering Mexican antojitos (starters that will help you sample a lot of different items on the menu) is the way to go at this brightly-colored restaurant with seating right on the sand. Warm complimentary salsa is prepared tableside for you to enjoy with tortilla chips while you wait for your order and the friendly staff will go the extra mile to ensure you have everything you need. If you find yourself in the area soon, make sure you give this place located at El Anclote a try. It’s as Mexican as it gets but with a tropical beach twist.

More info:
• Address: Ave El Anclote 114, Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 291 5495

La Pescadora

La Pescadora beach club in Punta de Mita.

Formerly named The Blue Shrimp, La Pescadora is also found in El Anclote and it retains its striking surfboard decor at the entrance. Self-described as a “Barbecue–Beach–Booze” joint, this is a great spot to relax by the beach at sunset with a drink in hand while you gaze at people expertly paddleboarding. Try a freshly-made lime margarita served in a colorful mouth-blown glass, either sitting at a table if you’re planning to accompany your drinks with an order of guacamole or seafood specialty, or from one of their comfortable lounging chairs.

More info:
• Address: Ave El Anclote 10, Punta de Mita, Nay.
• Phone: 329 291 5212

Tips & Advice

• When to Visit: June through August are the hottest months to visit Punta de Mita, so if you’re looking for a bit of a cooler climate, you might want to wait till November –although it should be noted that temperatures don’t vary significantly throughout the year. If you want to ensure that it doesn’t rain while you’re there (and you don’t mind the crowds), consider visiting during the high season of January, February, or March. Good deals can be found in May, the slowest month in Punta de Mita.

• Arrival: Your flight will arrive at Puerto Vallarta airport, which is about an hour’s drive to Punta de Mita. Airport taxis can be expensive, as is private transportation arranged in advance by the hotel, but you can get an Uber in Puerto Vallarta for much less. Alternatively, there are several private and group transportation options leaving from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

• How to Get Around: Whether you stay in the gated community of Punta Mita or at a hotel located elsewhere, you can get to the town of Punta de Mita by taxi or hotel shuttle. The main strip in the town is called El Anclote, where you’ll find bars, restaurants, and shops. El Anclote also offers accommodation options –albeit more modest than others in the area.