Punta Mita Enjoys A Rich And Vivid History.
A local adaptation of the Aztec word mictlan (gateway to paradise), the areas surrounding Punta Mita have been considered a place for spiritual renewal for centuries. Archeological discoveries identify six different cultures having lived in and around Punta Mita, with settlements dating back to 300 BC and continuing through 1,600 AC.
Research further indicates the existence of ports and docking beaches along the coast dating possibly as far back as 2,000 BC. The Huichols, a Native Indian tribe indigenous to the remote Sierra Madre Mountains east of Puerto Vallarta, have a strong and spiritual connection to Mother Earth, ancient beliefs...and Punta Mita.
It is a place of history, ancient cultures and serenity.