El Anclote Beach

South Coast Nayarit featuring a beach bar, a beach and tropical scenes

El Anclote Beach

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Watersports, wildlife spotting, fresh seafood lunches and picturesque sunsets provide all the ingredients for an idyllic beach vacation in Punta Mita.

The beautiful white-sand beach of El Anclote (Playa El Anclote) blends surfing and ecotourism with waterfront dining and chic accommodations. El Anclote skirts the shores of the Punta Mita peninsula and looks out across the glistening water of Banderas Bay. It is Punta Mita’s most accessible beach and a favorite spot among families, watersports enthusiasts and beachgoers who like to bask in the sun.

El Anclote’s narrow strip of sand slopes down into the deep-blue water of Banderas Bay. Sit beneath the shade of a palm tree or enhance your tan under the hot sun. Cool off with a swim in the shallow waters. Restaurants, which range from unassuming shacks to refined establishments, frame the beach and provide the perfect location for viewing sunsets.

Learn to surf in the clean, calm waves that crash gently onto the shore. Rent boards and arrange classes at the surf schools on the town’s main street. Kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding are other popular water-based activities available here.

Join an excursion to the Marieta Islands, two pristine islands formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. See hundreds of exotic birds and fish. Swim through a tunnel to the secluded Hidden Beach. Look for humpback whales, which arrive in the bay from December to March; tours depart from the marina. Go deep-sea fishing and have your catch cooked for you at the beachfront restaurants.

Explore the rocky coastline that runs around Banderas Bay. Mingle with the rich and famous at the private Porta Fortuna Beach. Golfers can challenge their driving and putting skills at two nearby golf courses, both designed by illustrious U.S. golfer Jack Nicklaus.

El Anclote is about a 25-minute drive from Bucerías and a 1-hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. Getting here is easiest via rented car, although public buses travel to and from Puerto Vallarta. Parking is available on the streets of Punta Mita. Stay overnight at affordable condominiums and hotels or enjoy a night of luxury at an upscale resort.

Top Hotels Close to El Anclote Beach

Hotel Meson de Mita
Hotel Meson de Mita
3 out of 5
Av. el Anclote s/n Fte Cuartel Marina, Punta de Mita, NAY, 63734
The price is $66 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Punta de Mita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (220 reviews)
"Liked beach location, clean and quiet. Staff were efficient and responsive especially keeping room clean and facilities well-maintained. The only negative was reception staff although helpful did not understand basic English and relied on a phone app for awkwardly communicating. They tried but was ..."

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2022

Hotel Meson de Mita
Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Comercial Camino Ingreso a Litibú, Lote 15, Higuera Blanca, NAY, 63734
Fully refundable
The price is $436 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Higuera Blanca. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,098 reviews)
"Excellent people and service"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
3.5 out of 5
5 Ave El Anclote, Punta de Mita, NAY, 63734
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Punta de Mita. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Worth a trip North from PV
"Fantastic stay. Will definitely come back."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near El Anclote Beach

Hotel Meson de Mita
Hotel Meson de Mita
3 out of 5
Av. el Anclote s/n Fte Cuartel Marina, Punta de Mita, NAY, 63734
The price is $66 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Hotel Meson de Mita
Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Comercial Camino Ingreso a Litibú, Lote 15, Higuera Blanca, NAY, 63734
The price is $436 per night from May 30 to May 31
Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive
Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
3.5 out of 5
5 Ave El Anclote, Punta de Mita, NAY, 63734
Punta Mita Luxury Beachfront Condo
Perfect surfer getaway and family friendly beachfront condo
Perfect surfer getaway and family friendly beachfront condo
Punta de Mita, NAY
Perfect surfer getaway and family friendly beachfront condo
La Casa Cielo surfing home
La Casa Cielo surfing home
Punta de Mita, NAY
La Casa Cielo surfing home
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Punta de Mita, NAY
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Hotel El Coral
Hotel El Coral
2.5 out of 5
Av. El Anclote, Punta de Mita, Nay., 63727
The price is $75 per night from May 28 to May 29
Hotel El Coral
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Punta de Mita, NAY
Hacienda de mita beautiful condo with beach club
Spacious Penthouse w/ Ocean View. Steps to the Beach, Restaurants & Shops.
Spacious Penthouse w/ Ocean View. Steps to the Beach, Restaurants & Shops.
Punta de Mita, NAY
Spacious Penthouse w/ Ocean View. Steps to the Beach, Restaurants & Shops.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.