You all probably have seen all of my recent Instagram pics over the past week from my recent trip to Punta Mita and the beautiful villa, Casa Koko we stayed at during our blogger trip there. I shared my Punta Mita outfit recap earlier this week and today I am sharing my Punta Mita and Casa Koko travel guide. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom, because I’m sharing my first ever travel vlog from the trip with tons of behind the scenes and some more incredible looks into Casa Koko!
WHY PUNTA MITA
Any trip to Mexico from Dallas is short and sweet. You may have noticed I love Mexico and any excuse to visit with some of my recent trips to Tulum and San Miguel de Allende. This was actually my first time to Punta Mita and I absolutely loved it! It’s been on my travel list for years and I was so happy to jump at another trip to Mexico and to visit this gorgeous area for the first time.
Punta Mita is just forty-five minutes northwest of Puerto Vallarta. Its a quick and easy flight + drive in. You can leave Dallas in the morning and be there by lunch with a margarita in hand! Punta Mita is a small town and it has amazing scenery. I love the views of the mountains in just about every direction and there are gorgeous palm trees and flowers every where. The sunsets are absolutely incredible, too! Punta Mita feels like a luxury destination that is perfect for all sorts of groups. Whether you’re going on a family trip, a couples trip, or a trip with friends– it’s a wonderful location to visit.
WHERE TO STAY
Punta Mita only has a handful of nice hotels and resorts. There are a number of luxury villa, like the place we stayed, that offer amazing accommodations. There are also smaller home and condo rentals, too. I’m not sure you could go wrong with anywhere in Punta Mita, as everything is beautiful! If you were following along with the #casakokogirls on Instagram then you probably saw that we stayed at the most amazing and beautiful villa called Casa Koko that we were so luck to stay at thanks to Rejane with the R-List.
Casa Koko is a luxury villa in Punta Mita that accommodates up to twenty-two people. You don’t have to book the entire place at once, but they do typically require a minimum of three rooms or suites for three nights. Casa Koko is THE perfect place to stay for a group! Whether you’re going for a family trip, a group couples trip, a bachelorette party, or even a wedding, Casa Koko is such a dream place to stay. I know that Casa Koko is an extravagant place to stay, but I promise it is an absolute dream and is such a fabulous experience!
Despite being the most luxurious and beautiful place I’ve ever stayed, some features of Casa Koko include:
- A private butler
- A personal chef
- An in-house spa + gym
- An activities director that can help coordinate things like surfing, yoga, biking, and a personal trainer.
- Access to Punta Mita Beach clubs
- Access to play golf at Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole golf courses
- Sailing to Marietas Island
WHERE TO EAT
Punta Mita has so many amazing restaurants, but we ate most of our meals at Casa Koko. The food was incredible and they were so accommodating to all of our dietary preferences. Typically, you will tell them what you want to eat and they will buy the groceries (that you would pay for) and then they will prepare your food for you! Yes, please.
You all sent in some of your favorite restaurants in Punta Mita, so I thought I’d share a few for you all who may be visiting and that are on my list to visit next time.
- Kupuri Beach Club: we actually ate lunch here one day and the food (especially the sushi) was incredible.
- Punta Mita Residents Beach Club: we ate dinner here one night and everything was so delicious! I loved the octopus especially.
- Carolina: this is located at the St. Regis and is an award winning modern Mexican restaurant that is supposed to be to die for food with a gorgeous atmosphere.
- Dos Catrinas: this is located at the Four Seasons and is supposed to be such an amazing dining experience. I hear they have amazing cocktails, too!
- Tuna Blanca: an elegant and relaxed beach side restaurant that focuses on organic ingredients to create traditional Mexican-Pacific dishes.
- Casa Teresa: this is a traditional family owned Italian restaurant that creates their menu daily based on what they find at local markets.
- Sufi: this beach club restaurant is known for Mexiterranean food combining the fresh flavors of Mexico and the Mediterranean coast.
- Margaritas: a super casual beach restaurant that is great for lunch.
Honestly, in towns like this on the coast, I don’t feel like you can go wrong with food choices. Everything will be so fresh and delicious! I personally could eat the salmon risotto and guacamole from Casa Koko all day every day and be happy.
WHAT TO DO
Casa Koko will plan your entire trip itinerary before you arrive. We were all so thankful that the staff put everything together and sent it to us ahead of time for us. We arrived care free and they continued to check in on us the entire time to make sure we didn’t want or need anything else. You could go to Casa Koko and never have a reason to leave, but we did venture out for a few fun activities. I’m sharing our itinerary from our long weekend there with you all below so you can get an idea of what a weekend could look like!
FRIDAY: We arrived mid-afternoon to the villa. After a tour of the property, we settled into our suites and unpacked. Then, we enjoyed a light lunch and snacks by the pool. That night we had a surf-and-turf dinner with lobster, shrimp, steak, and so many delicious sides. We hung out a bit after dinner listening to music and drinking margaritas!
SATURDAY: We started the day with breakfast at Casa Koko. Then, we went out with Vallarta Adventures on a fun sailing trip. Despite a little sea sickness from a few of us, we had the best time. After the boat trip we ran by the house to change and then went to Kupuri Beach Club where we enjoyed an insane lunch spread and more margaritas (sensing a theme?). In the later afternoon a group of girls did a mud ritual and got read by a shaman! A few of us went back to the house to rest and get ready before that evening. That night we went to the Punta Mita Residents Beach Club for dinner. This place was stunning and the food was absolutely delicious!
SUNDAY: We spent all day Casa Koko with pool floats, margaritas, tequila shots, and pizza for our pool party. We had SO much fun just lounging by the pool all day and hanging out. That night we all wore white for our last dinner at the villa which was so much fun. We had the most delicious risotto and some amazing desserts. The white party was the staff’s idea, which we thought was so cute! After dinner we went down by the fire pit and made s’mores and stayed up way past my bed time just talking and enjoying our last night at Casa Koko.
Speaking of the staff at Casa Koko, they were THE best. Seriously. They were so attentive to everything we needed and they made the most delicious skinny jalepeño margaritas. They never let us have an empty drink and were always offering snacks! If there was anything you wanted or needed, they made it happen. They even got us all ice cream sundaes by the pool one day when a sweet craving hit!
You can also watch my Casa Koko Vlog below or on my (very new) YouTube channel. I think video gives such a better look into how incredible this house is!
I’d love your feedback on seeing the video from our trip and what you’d like to see from me in terms of video going forward! You can subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss any future ones, too. Don’t forget to shop all of my looks for the trip in my Punta Mita outfit recap.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what goes on behind the scenes of a blogger trip like this, so stay tuned, because I’ll be working on a post about that, soon. I rounded up all of my looks from this trip in my Punta Mita outfit recap post that went up earlier this week. No matter where you are headed on vacay soon, you’ll be sure to find some great vacay shopping and outfit inspo!
Thank you so much to Casa Koko for hosting our stay. As always, all opinions are my own.