Lots of people are wondering whether to visit Puerto Vallarta during COVID, as the world is still moving through the global pandemic, after nearly a year.
Last year, the World Travel and Tourism Council created an initiative called the Safe Travels Stamp. The stamp helps travelers recognize governments and companies that have adopted the safety measures outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Puerto Vallarta received the Safe Travels Stamp in June, signaling that it is safe to visit Puerto Vallarta during COVID.
Since that time, Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta has continued to adhere to strict protocols.
If you are wondering whether it’s safe to visit Puerto Vallarta, here is some information you should know.
Puerto Vallarta International Airport is open and receiving flights.
People are expected to wear masks in all public areas, including beaches, avoid gatherings of large groups, and observe social distancing.
Resorts in Puerto Vallarta are open and taking special safety precautions per government mandates. Many are even going above and beyond the legal requirements to make sure guests feel comfortable.
Tour operators are running at limited capacity and observing safety measures. There are many tours running safely in Puerto Vallarta during COVID. As an example, imagine an ATV tour, riding your own ATV outside, with plenty of space between you and other people. Snorkeling, kayaking, and many extreme tours can be done safely in small groups with social distancing.
When you visit Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta for a winter getaway, you will find endless adventures and activities to do that are COVID-safe.
Snorkeling and Kayaking at Los Arcos
One of the best outdoor activities to do when you visit Garza Blanca is snorkeling or kayaking at Los Arcos. Los Arcos is the name for the rock islands visible from Garza Blanca’s lobby, Blanca Blue, and the beach. These islands and the water around them form a marine preserve that is home to colorful tropical fish, rare birds, and many other species of marine life. Our activities guides lead tours every day of the week at 8:00 am.
Outdoor Exercise Classes
What better way to keep up your fitness training than to do it outdoors in a beautiful tropical setting? Garza Blanca offers several guided outdoor exercise classes every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 am. These classes are held in small groups with social distancing and safety protocols.
On Tuesdays, join us for Cardio Box. Learn boxing and elevate your heart rate at the same time.
On Thursdays, enjoy a morning jog around the meticulously landscaped grounds of Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai with our guided class, Jogging Among Nature. Runners will love the rise and fall of the course which winds up and down the jungle hills.
On Saturdays, wake up to a relaxing stretch on the beach with our new class, Stretched and Unstressed. This is a low-key way to bring some movement to the body while enjoying the beach scenery that Puerto Vallarta is most famous for.
Yoga and Tai Chi on the Beach
Connect with your inner self while stretching and toning your muscles and practicing relaxation techniques. Join our expert yoga and tai chi teachers in these Eastern arts of movement, meditation, and relaxation. Encounter a state of wellbeing as you learn techniques to control your body and calm your mind. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Banderas Bay. Classes take place at the beach, with plenty of room for social distancing. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:50 am.
River, Waterfall and Mountain Hiking
Hiking is a wonderful outdoor activity. Garza Blanca has a hiking guide who takes small groups every day at 10:00 am. There are different levels of hiking, from intermediate to advanced.
Outdoor Sporting Games
Join us every day at 4:00 pm. for a variety of outdoor sporting games. On Sundays and Mondays we play Basketball. On Tuesdays and Fridays, we play Bocce Ball. On Thursdays and Saturdays we play Horseshoes, and on Wednesdays we play Squash. These games are great fun in small groups, and feed the need for a little friendly competition.
Wine and Tequila Tasting
Did you know that the state of Jalisco is famous for its tequila? Join us at Blanca Blue every Friday at 4:30 pm. to learn about different kinds of tequila from our certified experts, and to taste them for yourself.
Wine tastings are held every Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 pm. at BocaDos STK by our expert sommeliers. Reservations are required for both tastings.
Visit the Cuale River
The Cuale River runs through the center of downtown Puerto Vallarta, and there are two islands in the middle of the river that function as city parks. On the eastern island, you will find colorful street art, weathered statues, and a tall staircase in green and yellow tiles designed to resemble an iguana’s tail headed up into classic homes on cobbled streets.
The western island features colorful artisan stalls filled with local art, knick-knacks, clothes and souvenirs. This is a great place to experience art & culture while walking in the open air.
Spa Day at Spa Imagine
Spa Imagine is open and our therapists have been trained in COVID safety, so you can relax and enjoy your treatments.
We look forward to receiving you during your next trip to Puerto Vallarta! If you have any additional questions about COVID safety, please call our front desk and ask for the latest information.