Weekend Hideaway: Casa De Mita


Casa De Mita, the perfect hideaway.

1-WendyBy Wendy Wood-Prince

Being in the middle of it all, to some it’s a sport, but once in a while, totally getting away from it all for a few days is a necessary part of survival. And especially so in today’s always connected world. One fabulous place to escape from it all is Casa de Mita, in Punta Mita, Mexico. Many hotels these days have all of the conveniences we have come to expect, but with these fully amenitized hotels come lots of people also trying to get away from it all.



With just eight guest rooms, Casa de Mita is like a private home.

Casa de Mita is like having your own private home, without the overhead. With just eight guest rooms, secluded beaches and pristine jungles, this is the place to truly get away. One of the strongest testaments to Casa de Mita is the high number of repeat visits by guests.


The perfect spot to sit and enjoy the view.

Located on Playa Careyeros in Punta Mita, on the northernmost tip of Banderas Bay in Mexico, Casa de Mita is just a 40-minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta. It’s close to both The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Four Seasons Resort at Punta Mita, but couldn’t feel farther away in size, scope and feel. The first clue that this isn’t your ordinary Mexican resort is where transportation from the airport turns off the main road onto an unmarked dirt road. As you creep down the road, one wonders what they have gotten themselves into. Ring the buzzer at the entrance and all apprehension fades as the cherubic Lalo greets you with a warm smile. Your bags are whisked off to your room as you check in at this is all-inclusive resort, everything is covered from your ride from the airport, to your drinks by the pool. There is no incessant signing for anything, no wristbands to wear, just ask and you shall receive. All guest rooms have breathtaking ocean views and private balconies.


All guest rooms have private balconies with ocean views.

The staff at Casa de Mita is exceptional; unobtrusive but always available to provide drinks, serve breakfast of your choosing on your private balcony or drive you to town. The food is phenomenal, with menus changing daily based on the freshest produce, and any requests are happily accommodated. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed. Paddle boards, boogie boards and kayaks are yours for the taking. The owner’s three very friendly dogs, Evita, Marisol and Osita, hang out on the property, which makes it feel so much more like a private home. The pool is perfect for relaxing, and if you are feeling more adventurous, the Pacific is just steps away, but watch the waves, they can be big and can rag doll you if you are not careful.


No crowds, no beach vendors, just sun and sand.

Casa de Mita is the perfect respite for relaxing and recharging. It is clearly a labor of love for the owners and the staff that work there. It is an all-inclusive boutique hotel that feels like home away from home.


Evita, one of three resident pooches.


Photo Credits:

Ted Wood-Prince

Dara Shalette.