The beach boardwalk over interlocking paving bricks is a quait home to many different shops, services and restaurants,. Some are very budget-traveller oriented while others are high-end but very exciting to explore. Strolling down the boardwalk and then to the beach makes you feel like you’re in a slice of paradise, which is exactly where you’ll quickly realize that you are now living in it.
Along the Punta de Mita beachfront road (a 300m walk from Suites de Mita) you will find many corner stores, spas and restaurants. Make sure you take a peek down each of the little alleys/lanes along this road, as each one may have some real treasure trove that may be your next perfect purchase.
The first restaurant that you encounter when walking down to the beach boardwalk is Tuna Blanca. This restaurant has received many local and international culinary awards. It caters to the higher end of gourmet adventurers.
This large Mexican restaurant has a wide variety of traditional fish, lobster, prawn & meat dishes that are priced for budget traveller.
Lobster galore is served in a nicely appointed beachfront setting with an AC Sports Bar to boot. This restaurant is well known throughout the Puerto Vallarta area. It has specials but mostly caters to the movies stars that hang out within the Punta de Mita peninsula.
There are a lot of great options for dining out along the Punta de Mita beachfront, and one of the absolute favorites for locals and visitors alike is La Cabana. Situated on the main road along the beach, just look for their sign out on the street, most likely with some warm friendly faces there to meet/greet you. You won’t be disappointed with this fabulous place to eat, mingle and drink. There are so many options to choose from… a favorite is their grilled red snapper meal for about 200 pesos. It has 2 floors of beachfront seating that provide breathtaking views of the Bahia de Banderas, open from 8am for breakfast until 10pm for dinner and drinks.
This beachfront Japanese restaurant serves up delectable fresh sushi dishes from the bountiful supply coming into the Punta de Mita harbour from catches in deep sea of the Bay of Banderas.
BEACHFRONT SERVICES & SHOPS
There are several surf shops along the beachfront where you can book lessons. The coop takes reservations for activity or cultural excursions centered on Punta de Mita, especially trips out to the nearby Marietas Islands. Pharmacies, gifts, spas, tequila tasting (named Tequila Pharmacy!), car rental, taxi and clothing shops dot the boardwalk.