Nayarit is a small state in western Mexico between the wooded mountains of the sierra madre occidental and the Pacific Ocean. In the north of the coast of the Riviera Nayarit is the colonial city of San Blas, whose fort of San Basilio once protected the area from pirates. Just to the south are the surf beaches of Matanchen Bay, while to the north is the island of Mexcaltitlán, considered the birthplace of the Aztec civilization. Punta Mita is located at the upper end of Banderas Bay, in Mexico's Nayarit state.
It is located just off the Tepic-Puerto Vallarta highway, also known as the Riviera Nayarit Boulevard, which goes north to Sayulita, San Blas and Tepic. Its western, southern and eastern borders are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, and it is entered from the north end by the La Punta and Federal La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - Punta de Mita highways. Punta de Mita is a luxurious resort town on the Pacific coast of Nayarit, Mexico. It's home to luxurious 5-star hotels, golf courses, pristine surfing beaches and a quiet Mexican town.