We love Punta de Mita
From the Puerta Vallarta airport, Punta de Mita is a 30 minute taxi ride north (or an hour bus ride). There are 5 surf breaks nearby, accessible by foot, boat, car or bus.
The food options are plenty from restaurant row, between the condos and the beach. The row offers traditional mexican, to mexican seafood to italian. Head away from the beach and homemade mexican street food abounds for a tenth of the price. Roasted chickens, homemade tortillas, carne de asada and churros are within steps.
Punta de Mita is a little community, much brighter and quieter than neighboring Sayulita, which is about 15 minutes to the North.