The name Punta Mita (actually Punta de Mita) encompasses the entire northwestern headland of the Bay of Banderas . Important sections include the Emiliano Zapata village (pop. about 1,000) on the bluff above the beach; Nuevo Corral de Riscos (pop. about 500), the new town that the government built for the ejido people it displaced with hotel development, west of Emiliano Zapata; and the boat harbor and beachfront palapa restaurant strip, called Playa Anclote , or simply “Anclote,” by local folks.
The hotel people are trying to erase Corral de Riscos , the lovely west-side fishing inlet and location of the original ejido village, from memory. “Corral de Riscos doesn’t exist,” they claim.
Autotransportes Medina (1410 Brasil, tel. 322/212-4732 or 322/222-7279) buses complete a flood of daily round-trips between the shoreline communities northwest of Puerto Vallarta  and the Puerto Vallarta station, north of the Malecón .
In Puerto Vallarta, walk or hire a taxi to the terminal, or catch the bus as it heads north along the airport boulevard through the Zona Hotelera.