The city of Puerto Vallarta is surrounded with breathtaking natural assets – Banderas Bay in one direction, the Sierra Madra in the other – gifts of nature that help explain the resort city’s popularity as a holiday destination. One look at the splendid natural surroundings and you’ll understand that vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta have a special magic that owes as much to Mother Nature as to a skilled interior decorator. In fact, the experience might just inspire you to re-evaluate your own natural assets in the spirit of restoring their original splendor.
Drag Your Bags to the Gym Folks in the “my body is a temple” crowd are always looking for a good place to worship, especially when they’re enjoying the pleasures of the dinner table. To put it another way, there are plenty of gyms and yoga studios in town, and a visit or two during your stay can’t hurt (some of the city’s best cooks do their thing in vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta).
Lots of folks know Gold’s Gym, and there’s one in Puerto Vallarta in the Plaza Las Glorias. Whether you’re into weight training or spinning (for the uninitiated, that is an imaginary trip on a stationary bicycle), Gold’s can get you set up. This facility is available to exercisers of both genders.
Total Fitness welcomes the ladies only. If you’re uncomfortable sweating in mixed company, this might be the place for you to enjoy a few crunches and some cardio, or maybe a belly dance class. You’ll find them at Timon 1 in Marina Vallarta; they’re open Monday through Friday and a half day on Saturday (closed Sunday).
Yoga - aaaah Many people enjoy the spiritual experience of yoga, and Puerto Vallarta is a great place to practice. Gold’s and Total Fitness both offer yoga classes; if you prefer a different kind of environment, visit a local studio.
The friendly, knowledgeable instructors at Yoga Vallarta (on the third floor at Basilio Badillo 325 in the Zona Romantica) are bi-lingual, a good thing if you don’t understand Spanish. They offer a variety of classes throughout the day and into the evening hours, and they welcome walk-ins. The studio includes separate showers for men and women so you can freshen up before you leave.
If you prefer to stay in, you can contact an instructor who will visit you in your vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta. You can find their contact information on the web, or the staff at your villa may be able to make a recommendation.