Go Cowboys plus Punta de Mita


It appears that the NFL network is trying a power play to get their share of Time/Warner and Charter’s money and that of other cable companies.  The NFL owns the network and decided not to share the feed of one of the most important games of the season.  I’m sure that the game had one of the smallest audiences in recent years.

Lucky for us that Don Pedro’s Restauant, on the beach, was showing the game.  The owner is also a Cowboy fan.  There were a large group of yankees rooting for Green Bay.  It was a pleasure to watch them suffer a loss at the hands of the Cowboys.

Punta Mita (also known as Punta de Mita)


Click on picture for full size. The mountainous area in the distance is Puerto Vallarta.

We’ve made two trips to Punta Mita in the last week or so.  Along with Sayulita, Punta Mita is known for its good surfing.  It is interesting that the two beaches get good surf on different days.  They face different directions and it depends on the direction of the currents.

Punta Mita is about a third of the way down the coast toward Puerto Vallarta.


As you can see, there are two ways to get to Punta Mita.  Unfortunately, neither road is what you would consider wonderful.  Both roads are twisty, turny and hilly.  The east-west route towards Bucerias is a nightmare for wide vehicles.

Inside the town there is a restaurant area along the beach.  There are hundreds of condos and hotels, including a Four Seasons Resort.  They are building a golf course complex on the road towards Sayulita.  There are some great looking beach homes along that northern route as you exit the town.  The road getting to them is dirt and quite rough.  The rest of the town might be considered rustic by any standards.

Here is one of the nicer streets in Punta Mita.  The cobblestone construction is very common in all of the area towns.  They are currently “improving” some roads in Sayulita in this fashion.  They jar your teeth loose.  You can imagine the ride on a bicycle.


No mater the roughness of the road, you will find magnificent displays of flowers and shrubs.


The restaurants are really nice.  As with most, they are open air and on the beach.  Our first visit brought us to this restauant at the east end of the strip.



Another restaurant, that we didn’t try.


This is the restaurant that we opted for on our second visit.


Entering from the street, you cross a bridge across a pond full of turtles.


At the restaurant, Rick is relieved to be off of the road.


And Tinka keeping an eye out for vendors that come to the table selling their wares.


Surfing doesn’t take place at this beach.  Here are some swimmers enjoying the warm water.


At the other end of the spectrum, there were several large yachts parked just off shore.


One Response to “Go Cowboys plus Punta de Mita”

  1. Sister says:

    More paradise…More envy… I have shoveled for the third time and we have just as much coming down. Tomorrow morning I will shovel as much as I did today…Just a few little words to make your paradise more delicious and now you really know what all those Canadians are there!!

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