Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre (6.1 square kilometers) beachfront village located on the north end of Banderas Bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit
, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Puerto Vallarta
. There is evidence of prehistoric (pre contact) human settlement in Nayarit. On the Punta de Mita peninsula, a hilltop archaeological site known as Careyeros Hill has been dated to circa 800 AD. Punta Mita is surrounded on three sides by nine and a half miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and coves including Litibu Bay. Punta Mitas has several residential communities ranging from condominiums and townhomes to private, single-family villas. It is also home to five-star resorts such as the Four Seasons and St. Regis.