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Address: Av. Los Redes #70 Nuevo Corral del Risco Colonia, Punta de Mita, Mexico
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Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding...

Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding road along mango groves.

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Large white sand beach

This is "the" beach in Punta de Mita. A couple miles of white sand beach stretching the northern length of the Bay of Banderas looking southward to PV which is 30 miles away... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
John M
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San Francisco, California

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

we have been going there for the past 6 years...one a year aprox.. each year they do something better to the restaurant (like floor, fans, etc) but unfortunately the menu has suffer , each year less dishes beside eggs ... they jsued to have a vgreat "machaca"... the orange juice used to be fresh, now im pretty sure is from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is "the" beach in Punta de Mita. A couple miles of white sand beach stretching the northern length of the Bay of Banderas looking southward to PV which is 30 miles away. Several restaurants along the beach. Good beginner surf when there is a swell.

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Mission Viejo, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to dining at El Anclote. Is was looking forward to their Pescado Zarandeado. Unfortunately the fish fell well short of my expectations. We also had a shrimp cocktail which was not very good. The service was good, but the food is not. I do not recommend this restaurant when in Punta de Mita.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice people, good food, but fairly standard fare. Wait staff tries a little too hard, which is no fault of their own, but perhaps a little training would help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We've had lunch here several times. Menu, kitchen and service are excellent, as well as the location. Anclote is on an pebble beach, boats for Marietas Islands depart only a few steps away. During low season, staff at Anclote will take care of your belongings while you take the tour.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

cute little place in Punta Mita. There is public access to the beach right next to Hotel Cinco. The break there is super gentle, it is dubbed "Mexican Malibu", but for it to happen, the swell has to be 3-5 ft at Punta Burros.

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Authentic and fun! Great food and nice surf. Very friendly village. Love the Cinco Hotel! Las Cabanas has great local food too.

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Punta de Mita, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

You will enjoy you day at the beach here. You can swim, have a table and umbrella on the beach, and enjoy your time with you new friend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Love the ceviche here! Thanks to Letitia and Christian for their hospitality. Great fun to watch the surfers and paddle boarders while drinking a bucket of Pacificos...

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I described this area as the "Drag" or Main Street of the town. As you walked down the hill from where we stayed, we were approached by salespeople promoting the boat ride to the Marietta Islands. There are pharmacies and small boutique shops on the right side of the street. Along with N/Shore Realty. The shops on this side had... More 

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