From Puerto Vallarta:
The Puerto Vallarta International Airport is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Hotel La Quinta Del Sol. From the airport, follow the signs North to Compostela, headed toward Tepic. Follow the signs for highway 200 to Tepic, Bucerias, and Punta de Mita.
In Bucerias, we suggest you stop at the Mega Supermarket (look for the pelican on the top of the building on your right) to pick up groceries. After going through the main part of town, look for the large blue and white signs to the Marina Nayarit and Punta de Mita on your right. Take this exit off of the right side of the highway. This two-lane road (soon a four lane highway) hugs the coast all the way to Punta de Mita. You will then go through the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and continue on for about 30 minutes to Mita.
The route is easily marked with plenty of signs to Puerto Vallarta. Head west on the toll hwy towards Tepic / Tequila. Continue for approximately 2 hours until the turnoff to Compestela. Continue for an hour on hwy MEX 200 down the incredibly windy/twisty road to Las Varas and for another 30 minutes to Sayulita at km marker 123. There is a large overhead sign. (See above for directions from hwy. 200 into the village.) Turn right onto this two lane road and continue past the entrance to Sayulita. You will take this rural road about 20 minutes. Watch for cows and lots of speed bumps. After passing construction for a large development on your right, you will be about 5 minutes from the end of the road. When the road ends, turn right, and you will enter into Punta de Mita.
If you’re the driver please PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD - there are amazing views from the road but there can also be livestock in the road. Remember, you’re in rural Mexico.
When you get to the village of Emiliano Zapata in Punta de Mita you probably won’t know for sure that you have arrived.
This is a Mexican village with cobble streets and there are few street signs. You will want to take one of the cobble roads and head towards the bay. Use the map that we have included in the Printer-Friendly Directions to get your bearings and if all else fails ask the locals. They are very helpful, but they don’t use street names.