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Playa Punta Mita! Amazing Upper Floor Views!! Beach Front Paradise!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious & Comfortable 5th Floor Condo on Playa Punta Mita! Pure Ocean Views!

El Faro Real I, 105 occupies the entire 5th floor in the least crowded condominium complex in Playa Punta Mita. Only twelve condos here! It’s so quiet; all you will hear are the waves all night long. Right on the beach with truly amazing views!!

If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet beach vacation, where you have your own space and yet easy access to great services and amenities, then this is the place for you. You won't be disappointed. 

Our condo offers a vast and completely unobstructed ocean view, with fresh breezes only available when you are so high up. Its one step from the sixty-foot lap pool area to the beach and the ocean in front stays shallow with a sandy bottom, perfect for swimming and kids' play. Bigger waves usually break just 100 yards out for surfers of all skill levels.

On the fifth floor you will have complete privacy and will not have passers-by, sunbathers, BBQers, or a pool party out front. It’s a private space. Leave the curtains open to the ocean all day and all nightlong! This unit is much more isolated from people and quieter with lovely daily breezes. Since we get the daily breezes. A private elevator can easily take you from inside our unit to every level, parking or to the pool. 

Banderas Bay is truly an amazing natural wonder. In the winter months, the tropical blue water offers daily sightings of whales courting and calving. You can watch the surfers out front tearing it up, pelicans diving, local marineros plying the reef, sailing yachts tacking into the anchorage. Enjoy the sea's changing pallete between Vallarta and the nearby Marietta Islands .

Punta Mita is a surfers paradise: Seven surf breaks are within walking distance. Breaks range from beginner to expert level. The local surf shops can help you with your rental needs as well as provide lessons, and boats are available to take you to the many great spots. You can rent surfboards or stand-up paddle boards here as well.

With the explosion of Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Punta de Mita has become a location that surf magazines are calling one of the best SUP destinations on the planet. If you ever wanted to learn, this is the place!!

If you are into sport-fishing, the area is home to trophy-size black, blue, and striped marlin, yellow-fin tuna, sailfish, dorado, rooster fish, and more. Local charters are available and easily arranged. Charter a boat to the Marietas Islands where you can snorkel in the warm waters and see numerous species of colorful reef fish.

Our condo is no smoking and no pets, please. Its very clean & sunny with an open floor plan and a modern Mexican, minimalist decor.

There are top end stainless steel appliances, granite and marble throughout; the kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. Including coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, blender, citrus juicer and egg poacher. The condo comes with a multi-stage reverse osmosis water filter system for your drinking water and cooking needs.

Bedrooms have incense cedar bureaus topped with marble, the guest bedroom converts from king bed to twins if you desire; there is a full laundry room and high speed internet. This two bedroom, two full bath condo is bigger than most comparable condos, 2300 square feet, and the two living room sofas are the size of twin beds. 

Its very safe here. 'Restaurant Row' is five minutes down the beach, we walk to and from in the sand. There are classic Mexican seafood palapa cuisine, Italian, and a number of upscale, top end satellite restaurants from Puerto Vallarta. A small Mexican grocery store across the street offers everything from tequila to local yogurt. 

Beach walks down Playa Punta Mita don’t get any better! Especially early in the morning, where you can see breathtaking sunrises over the mountains to the east. Of course, you can never go wrong with a beach stroll around sunset and we have some of the best!

For golfers; Two miles away is Litibu, a great new Greg Norman course that is open to the public. Also in the Vallarta area are seven other courses, some designed by Jack Nicklaus or Tom Weiskoff, and green fees are pretty reasonable. 

Locally guided pangas take you on sport fishing, whale watching, sailing or snorkeling at the Marietta Islands. They can pick you up at the beach right in front. It’s common to see dolphins, turtles, and even giant manta rays in the sea nearby. Don't miss the sunset release of hundreds of baby sea turtles at the Nuevo Vallarta Sea Turtle Preserve.

If relaxing and enjoying the simple life is more your speed? Then lounging by the pool and palapa will be just the place for you. Its Muy Tranquilo!

Need to keep in touch with the outside world? We offer high-speed wireless internet service, unlimited free VOIP calls to the US & Canada with a California phone number for others to call you. There is a stereo with an iPod dock, and television with a DVD player.

Daily maid or cooking services are available at a small extra cost. 

Did we mention that our El Faro Real Condos are right on the water, right ON Playa Punta Mita? Don't be confused with some nearby projects that are across the road and behind the town and still call themselves 'beachfront'. When you visit us, you will be right ON the water. 

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Dilday
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About Dean Dilday

A kind couple who live in The Sea Ranch, California. Punta de Mita is their part time paradise. Please enjoy it when they cannot!

Dean Dilday purchased this condo in 2014

What makes this condo unique

Panoramic ocean views, Ocean front, steps from the beach, refreshing ocean breezes up on the fifth floor, quiet, spacious condo with personal elevator access that opens to the inside of the condo ,easy access to great dining and activities in the town of Punta de Mita.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The condo is great, with a beautiful view. We also really liked the pool area.
Dec 2015
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Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Two twin beds with memory foam mattress topper create king.

  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom; guest bedroom is King Bed convertible to two Twin Beds if desired, Twin or Single Beds (2) These two units convert to a King Bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Playa Punta Mita! Amazing Upper Floor Views!! Beach Front Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Paradise in Punta Mita!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is exactly as advertised and the location on the beach is absolutely perfect!! This place has all the amenities and the town of Punta Mita is quiet and safe! The locals are courteous and very helpful..Definitely will visit here again!! Jim & Mary

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and Mary, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your vacation! We look forward to seeing your return in the near future! Yumiko
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Prime location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo which surpassed our expectations for view and location. The unit is very bright and spacious, and the huge opening doors to the Lanai makes it feel like the ocean is "right there". We were entertained by the pelicans and other seabirds as well as the long boarders out front. The pool was perfect, and we only wished we had stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent a week at El Faro Real I the end of July, 2016. The moment we walked in the unit we were in awe of the amazing view of the ocean. Every day we swam in the ocean and pool. And every night we slept with the doors open and were lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean. The unit is well equipted with all that you would need, including boogie boards, beach towels and snorkle gear. The beds are comfortable and afford spectacular views of the ocean and the Islas Marietas. You can walk down the beach 10 minutes to a great variety of restaraunts and beach activities. The town of Punta de Mita is charmingly authentic and the locals are friendly and welcoming. We can't wait to get back! We are already looking at dates to return...

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter Week Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place for anyone who (A) wants a place to relax and contemplate the beauty of the universe, with the sound of the waves to guide you into sleep or watch the antics of the pelicans or and their little bird partners as they dive into the ocean for thier meals or (B) needs a lovely base for further excursions to Puerto Vallarta or the little town up the road, Salulita. Within Punta Mita we had meals at a variety of wonderful little restaurants as well as a lavish and well worth it splurge at "Sufi's". We highly recommend this lovely ,well equipped and well located condo!! Would love to return!!!



  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet spot, great location, easy vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This unit/building is a treasure. The accommodations were lovely, fresh and very clean. From the 5th floor the view of The Bay was stunning. The landscaping, pool/commons area well maintained, and the location for water sports superb. We found the town to be a nice mix of folks, helping us with surfboard rentals, SUP rentals, and a boat when we wanted to go out to the Marietta islands. Easy walk to small markets, local cooking on side streets on weekends, great restaurants and just a nice town all around. It is an easy flight from U.S.!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Faro Real #105. The fifth floor location provided an amazing 180 degree view of the coastline. The unit itself is extremely spacious, fully stocked, and super clean. Dean was waiting out front for our arrival and was more than helpful with suggestions for the area. Punta de Mita is a wonderful town to just kick back and relax. Not much else to do than catch a few waves, take a stroll down the beach, or a quick walk through town. My girls spent most of the day using the provided boogie board in the ocean and swimming in the pool. We did do a day trip to Saylulita, a little to busy for me but my wife loved all the little shops. Casa Del Pintor, the restaurant directly across the street, was very good for breakfast and dinner. Ropi made us feel like we were right at home. We also found Norma's Tacos which was a pleasant surprise, especially on the wallet. Our best meal was had at Si Senors with a close second at Serendipity. The service was amazing everywhere we went. We all felt super safe throughout the duration of our trip, even walking down the beach at night after dinner. Great location and beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Playa Punta Mita
Car: not necessary

Surfing, Fishing, Boating, or just relaxing! Punta de Mita has just what you are looking for.




Additional information about rental rates

After Departure Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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