January 11, 2021 by mypuertovallartarentals
Traveling to the beach does not mean leaving wellness life aside, if you follow a diet, exercise and healthy life plan, there are many options to continue with your lifestyle during your vacations or on a getaway.
In addition to being an LGBT destination, of adventure and multicultural tourism, Puerto Vallarta surprised us by having wellness experiences for all travelers who seek to take care of themselves, here we present some options for tours, meals, spas and healthy or ecological experiences that you must live.
Visit the Botanical Garden of Puerto Vallarta
The naturalist Robert Price acquired a house in the middle of the jungle of Puerto Vallarta, very close to Boca de Tomatlán, thus the Botanical Garden project was born, one of the largest and most important in Latin America.
Some of the objectives of this place are the study, conservation and exhibition of native plants of Mexico for the enjoyment of residents and visitors of the region. In this place you will be able to observe many Mexican orchids that were grown in their in vitro propagation laboratory and other plants such as vanilla, agaves, succulents, cacti and even carnivorous plants.
Inside the garden you will find trails where you can take walks to admire the local flora and fauna, as well as birds that are difficult to observe in any other environment, from macaws, chachalacas, hummingbirds and other small, brightly colored species that are rare.
You can also take a guided tour by one of the local experts, who will tell you the story and tell you about the plants and each of the spaces in this beautiful garden where you will want to take many pictures in every corner.
If you are more adventurous you can go down and visit the river that runs near the garden or do other activities in the place.
At the end of the tour, we recommend you visit the garden restaurant, a space where you can try the delicacies of Mexican beach food, traditional and signature cocktails with local ingredients and admire the view of the jungle that surrounds the region.
Ignacio L. Vallarta 399,
Local A, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, C.P. 48380,
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Vegetarian Italian food
If you are looking to detoxify from meat and try healthy options, Veggitalia is the place to go for a vegetarian cooking experience.
This small business is located one block from the boardwalk, the chef is an Italian who fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and decided to offer creative dishes as an option for people who do not eat meat.
Here you can enjoy various Italian entrees, freshly made pasta combined with very original vegetables, cheeses and sauces; also salads that combine different textures and cooked, raw or roasted vegetables with smoky touches.
We recommend you try the pizzas that are a delight, there is from the traditional Margarita to a pizza with different types of mushrooms, cheeses and truffles.
Corona 172, Proyecto escola,
Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
A healing naturist experience
Sometimes it takes something more than a retreat to heal and in Vallarta we find a wellness clinic that asks nothing of the naturist centers in Europe, it is El Grullo Naturista Boutique Hotel Wellness Center Spa.
To get to this place it is necessary to go to the Boca de Tomatlán pier, about 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. From there you will take a “panga” (that’s what they call the boats that work like water taxis to get to the other side of the bay).
During a journey of approximately half an hour by boat, you will be able to observe a little-known and little-explored side of the coast, where there are small ecological boutique hotels and restaurants that can only be reached by sea. Although there are at least three piers on that side of the coast, most boats drop you off at the foot of the beach if the sea is calm, if the waves are strong you should get off at the Quimixto pier and walk to El volador beach.
Dr. Luis Montiel will receive you in this oasis of rest and detoxification, because in addition to that you will be evaluated on your health and needs; your diet and natural treatments will be monitored at all times by the doctor.
This place is for those who are truly determined to take a retreat with a complete body detoxification, since the first days you will only eat fruit, in addition to entering a healing routine and naturopathic medicinal treatments with herbs and plants.
A day’s detox routine at Grullo may seem complicated, but your body will appreciate taking a break. At 6.30 in the morning it is time to get up to receive a rubbing treatment with nettle and cold water to activate the skin. At 7 in the morning, patients enter an individual steam bath, Luis Montiel calls it a “blood bath” because it activates circulation and helps clean the blood. This therapy is carried out in metal cabins where the body receives the vapors and the head is left out of the treatment. After a few minutes in the hot steam, you should go out and take a cold bath from head to toe, the process is repeated several times in a period of 15 to 20 minutes.
Between 7.30 and 8 in the morning other personalized treatments are applied according to the conditions or objectives you have. At 8 in the morning it is time to exercise, it can be on the grass, on the beach, if you have a routine or do yoga it is the ideal place to practice it. You can also go for a walk on the trails around the hotel. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 and at 10:30 you will have a conference on different health and naturism topics. At 12 noon, guests receive a sitz bath, which is part of the hydrotherapy, and at 12:30 a session with hot or cold compresses personalized according to your needs.
The routine of treatments is repeated a few times in the afternoon, in addition to poultices of warm blankets with onions roasted in the belly to reduce inflammation of the stomach and internal organs, facial or body mud masks, juice therapy, teas and infusions that are taken at the same time. throughout the day, finally the time to sleep is at 9 o’clock at night to guarantee adequate rest of the body and its recovery, as well as the operation of all the treatments. This routine is recommended to repeat it for 3 to 7 days to achieve a good detoxification, as the days go by, the diet changes, from fruits to vegetables and delicious combinations that will surprise you.
The sound of the sea, the digital disconnection, feeling the sand on your feet and lying on a sunbed to soak up the vitamin D will also help strengthen your immune system. According to Dr. Luis Montiel, many people with illnesses have improved or been cured after staying for a season at this clinic under his supervision and natural treatments, he also told us that those who come here with the goal of losing weight and resetting your metabolism or changing your eating habits achieve your goal of learning to eat better and give a metabolic change to your body.
If you only want to know a taste of the place without submitting to the detox routines, you can also stay at the hotel and enjoy some of the amenities or healthy food at Grullo, since the doctor is also a chef and prepares different types of vegan and vegetarian cuisine that won’t let you miss meat.
Pez Volador #4 Camino antiguo a la animas
Quimixto, Jalisco 48399
A luxury hotel with Wellness experiences
If you are looking for a healthy getaway without leaving the center of Puerto Vallarta and with the comforts of an “All Inclusive” hotel, the option is Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta.
It is a family complex located on a private beach with beautiful views of the sea, which offers different activities and wellness programs for tourists looking to take care of themselves.
Around their pools there are long paths to go for a walk in the morning and do your exercise routine, if you are looking to pamper yourself they also have a special massage service next to the beach, but one of the most interesting things is their program of activities such as the yoga and fitness classes offered to guests during their stay.
Regarding food, they have several restaurants with healthy options that you can choose from and for breakfast you can try the smoothies and the Fresh by The Juicery detox plan.
In the surroundings of this hotel there are several points of interest, you can go for a walk in the Marina Vallarta area and also visit its shops and art galleries, or if you are looking for a more ecological plan you can also admire the plants and animals of the area, participate in the sea turtle release program and practice various water activities in the sea or pools.
Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur #205,
Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Live a luxury spa day
Very close to the Marina and the Westin hotel is the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa hotel, inside you will find Ohtli Spa where you can take various body and face treatments with natural masks, exfoliating, relaxing, oriental and even deep tissue massages.
While you wait for your treatment you can enjoy the humid areas, they have steam, sauna, Swedish shower and three hydromassage tubs at different temperatures, one very hot, another with warm water and one with cold water so that your legs can relax.
Paseo La Marina Norte 435,
Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Amazing vegan food
For those of us who are not vegans or vegetarians, there is the false belief that “without meat is not the same” or that it is difficult to deceive the palate, there are also many taboos about vegan food because many believe that only eating vegetables is not so “rich “Like a cut of meat, if any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, when you know the Playa Detox restaurant we guarantee that you will have a surprising, interesting and fun experience.
All the recipes in this place were developed by experts in “Nutritional Biology” in order to achieve an “Alkaline Diet”. On the menu you will find the typical breakfasts such as hot cakes, chilaquiles, sandwiches or enchiladas, all prepared with 100% plant-based ingredients.
For starters we recommend you try the guacamole, the hummus and the ceviche or vegan tinga tostadas. The vegan barbecue broth and tomato soup are delicious too.
What surprised us the most were the tacos, they have pastor’s (made with portobello), mushroom tinga and vegan barbecue (purple cabbage). In addition, there are juices, fresh waters, shots and healthy smoothies. Do not miss the frozen desserts, they are cheesecakes with flavors such as strawberry, chocolate or blueberry (if they had not told us it was vegan we would not have realized it).
Calle Prisciliano Sánchez 519, Las Moras,
Aramara, 48315 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.
Meditation in motion
Meditating is part of a healthy mind and body in balance, in Puerto Vallarta there is a center called Terra Noble Art & Healing Center where you can take classes in a very peculiar type of meditation, as it mixes dance and some yoga postures, music and movement.
In this place you will also have beautiful views of the beach and the jungle at the same time. In the facilities there is a temazcal (ancestral Mexican steam bath), it is a structure that resembles an igloo and seeks to simulate the womb of mother earth. Inside, there is a hole in the center where hot stones are placed that are soaked with a tea of medicinal herbs, which in contact with the stones emit a natural steam that will make you sweat and heal various ailments.
Upon entering there is a purification ceremony and inside the temazcal they make songs and music with rustic instruments while evoking the ancestors worshiped by traditional indigenous cultures.
Tulipanes 595, 5 de Diciembre,
48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal.