Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some common questions about traveling to Punta Mita and staying at Casa Querencia.

How easy is Punta Mita to get to?

To get to Punta Mita, you fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport. There are direct flights from most US and Canadian hubs. Casa Querencia is 24 miles from the airport, about a 35-minute drive. Our driver will pick you up in our Suburban and will do multiple pickups if your group is arriving at separate times.

When is the best time of year to visit Punta Mita?

The weather is mild year-round, ranging from the 70s in winter to 80s in the summer. November through May are ideal, with sunny, dry days and cooler nights. Summer months are more humid but there are still cooling ocean breezes. September and October constitute the rainy season, with most of the precipitation falling at night. December through March is whale season, when the humpbacks are in the bay, and can often be spotted from the house, breaching and spouting.

Is Punta Mita safe?

Punta Mita is a gated community with 24/7 security guards at all entrances and patrolling the beach. The Four Seasons and St. Regis Hotels are also inside the gates, as are private holdings of tech billionaires like Bill Gates. We have hosted the President of Mexico, ambassadors, NBA All-Star players and more at Casa Querencia.

For medical care, the state-of-the-art Punta Mita Hospital is a five-minute drive from the house (and the doctors also do house calls). They do Covid-19 tests, have an ICU, and can handle everything from cardiology to orthopedic surgery.

Can guests use the Kupuri Beach Club when staying at Casa Querencia?

Our guests have full use of the Kupuri Beach Club right next door, with its multiple infinity pools, bars, restaurant, kids club, boutique, and ocean sports activities center. In addition, our guests have use of all of the other Punta Mita beach clubs, including the Sufi Ocean Club, the La Lancha Surf Club, the Pacifico Beach Club at the Four Seasons and the Sea Breeze Beach Club at the St. Regis.

Can guests at Casa Querencia visit the Four Seasons Punta Mita or St Regis Resort Punta Mita?

Our guests have use of the Pacifico Beach Club at the Four Seasons and the Sea Breeze Beach Club at the St. Regis.

Where can you golf and play tennis in Punta Mita?

Our guests have privileges at the two private Jack Niklaus golf courses, featuring 36 holes of oceanfront golf — including one island hole accessed by an amphibious golf cart.

The tennis center is rated the number one tennis resort in Mexico and one of the top 25 in the world, with 10 courts (including five synthetic grass courts) and daily clinics and mixers.

What are some favorite beach activities in Punta Mita?

With nine miles of beaches around an arrowhead-shaped point, Punta Mita offers something for every ocean sports lover. Surfing is excellent for beginners to experts and is easily accessed from the La Lancha Surf Club. The beach right in front of the house is ideal for paddle boarding, boogie boarding, kayaking and swimming. The Ocean Sports Activities Center at the Kupuri Beach Club next door offers sailing, spear fishing, kite boarding and more. The Marietas Islands, a national park just a 15-minute boat ride from Punta Mita, are ideal for snorkeling and a great place to spot whales, dolphins and blue-footed boobies.

What kind of food do you serve at Casa Querencia? Are the food and water safe to eat and drink in Punta Mita?

Our chef will prepare three meals a day of fresh Mexican-inspired fare. Our staff is happy to accommodate any special diets. Meals are included, guests just pay the cost of groceries.

The water in Punta Mita comes from a mountain aquifer, and it is triple-filtered at the house, so it is safe to brush your teeth with and even drink. Many guests, however, prefer bottled water, which we provide (we even provide guests with Casa Querencia-labeled reusable water bottles to take home with you).

There are many lively restaurants in the town of Punta Mita, where you can sit with your toes in the sand and enjoy fresh-caught fish and Mexican specialties. We have never had a problem with eating at the restaurants in town, however if you are concerned about food safety you can eat all your meals at the house (as well as the beach clubs and hotel restaurants).

Are Punta Mita and Casa Querencia a good vacation destination for families?

We love hosting families at Casa Querencia and have several three-generation groups who return year after year. There is fun to be had for all ages, and everyone can gather together at the pools, beach and bocce ball court. Our staff can provide cribs and highchairs for small children, as well as arrange for nannies, and the Kupuri beach club next door has a kids’ club.

What are some romantic things to do near Punta Mita and Casa Querencia?

Our concierge can arrange for a sunset boat cruise in a small private yacht, a trip across the bay to a lively beach club, or lunch at a polo match, as well as massages in your room or horseback rides on the beach. Sunset cocktails at our fire pit and dinners on our outdoor terrace make every night feel romantic and special.

How many bedrooms does Casa Querencia have?

There are seven bedrooms in total: three masters in the main house, and one master casita; two rooms with two queen beds (one in the main house and one casita); and a bunk room that sleeps six. There is also a loft above the media room that can sleep four more children. All of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, some with indoor/outdoor showers and tubs, and all have ocean views, private terraces, and AC.

What other costs I should expect on my Casa Querencia vacation?

We want our guests to relax and enjoy their stay at Casa Querencia and not worry about additional costs, so your rental fee includes airport transportation, three meals a day plus snacks and cocktails, our staff of five, daily housekeeping, laundry services, two golf carts, bicycles, paddle boards, and use of all of the Punta Mita beach clubs. The only additional charges are your groceries and liquor (at cost, with no markup; prices are similar to the US), additional airport transportation (if your group is larger than seven and all need transport at the same time), and tips for the staff if you appreciate their service. Your other expenditures might include meals out, golf fees, massages, shopping, surf lessons, or any other activities you choose to pursue.

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