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Tips on how to let your mind, body and soul be pampered at Hotel Mousai’s Spa Imagine, and how to get the blood pumping at the Gym and Outdoor Play Center.

Wellness Retreats 2020 at Hotel Mousai

Every year, guests of Hotel Mousai and Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta are invited to participate in wellness activities hosted by Spa Imagine. Wellness 2020 took place between November 23rd and November 28th. Throughout the week, guests had an opportunity to experience activities dedicated to harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit.

Golf in Puerto Vallarta

Golfing as Exercise

Modern golf is a very popular game whose origins are still debated to this very day. Nonetheless, the majority of historians believe that it was first played in 15th century Scotland where it was presented at the royal court. Others have suggested, however, that it might have origins in the early Roman period. In any case this is a game with serious heritage, and yet the debate still rages on as to whether your can really consider golfing as exercise. What do you think? If you’re looking at the very basics, those being the amount of calories you burn during the game, then it’s hard to deny that golf is exercise. The Rose Centre for Health and Sports Sciences conducted a study recently which has shown that players averaged around 721 calories when they walked and carried their clubs as opposed to using a cart (at this point the average was 411). Considering that the average course entails only 2.5 miles of walking, it’s pretty easy to see that the swing is responsible for a …

Join the Puerto Vallarta Marathon this April

Calling all runners! Puerto Vallarta will be hosting a marathon on Sunday April 15th, 2018 to the delight of all who enjoy participating in races or cheering on the runners. Thanks to its splendid weather, Puerto Vallarta is an excellent location for a marathon, where runners and their devoted fans can savor the warm, sunny climate and gorgeous surroundings. Adults-only Hotel Mousai and family-friendly sister resort Garza Blanca Resort & Spa are proud to be sponsors of the upcoming marathon. In celebration of this exciting event, both properties will be offering amazing deals during the dates around the marathon as extra incentive for visitors to treat themselves to the finest accommodations in the Puerto Vallarta area. Special Vacation Offers for the Puerto Vallarta Marathon If you will be traveling to Puerto Vallarta around the time of the marathon, whether as a participating runner or as a fan who will be there to cheer everyone on, you can look forward to preferential rates when booking your stay at Hotel Mousai or Garza Blanca. You will also …

Spa Imagine Treatments

Why Indulge in a Body Wrap?

Making a visit to the spa is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing activities around, and when you indulge in a body wrap you can look forward to a splendid sense of restoration in the body as well as the spirit. With more specialized body wraps available than ever before, trying one for yourself is bound to be a rewarding experience. When you stay at magnificent Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta for an adults-only getaway, you will have access to world-class Spa Imagine where you can enjoy a body wrap in a chic and completely serene atmosphere. Body wrap treatments often incorporate a variety of elements to cater to your personal needs including detoxifying clays, herbal aromatherapy blends, nourishing oils and exfoliation rituals. Once your skin has been pampered with the appropriate products, you will be wrapped up and left to bask in some blissful quiet time. To make sure your body receives the maximum benefits that a body wrap can provide, treatments involve being wrapped in materials like cloth bandages, a sheet or even …

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Tandem Kayaking in Puerto Vallarta

A getaway to the magnificence of adults-only Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, located within the Garza Blanca Preserve, will no doubt be filled with amazing vacation memories you will treasure for years to come. The breathtaking natural environment that surrounds you, from the glittering water of Banderas Bay to the lush jungle-covered mountains, set the stage for spectacular adventures in the great outdoors. With beachfront access to Banderas Bay, you may be tempted to try out some of the water sports available at the resort. Tandem kayaking is an excellent activity to try when you want to explore the breathtaking shoreline from the water with a travel companion. You will have access to both single and two-person kayaks plus any other necessary gear when you are a guest at the resort. Tandem Kayaking at Hotel Mousai When the mood strikes to see the south shore of Puerto Vallarta from a unique perspective, head out on the water for some tandem kayaking with one of your travel companions. Situated nearby  to Hotel Mousai are the awe-inspiring …

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Chakras – Inspiration at Spa Imagine

Inspired by the body’s seven energy centers known as chakras, the design and ambiance of Hotel Mousai’s Spa Imagine is one that serves to create an atmosphere of harmony and balance for all who visit. If you have ever meditated, practiced yoga or enjoyed wellness retreats, then you are most probably very familiar with these energetic centers that channel prana (life force) throughout our body. What are chakras? Chakras are energy centers located at various points from the base of the spine to just above the top of your head. In Sanskrit, “Chakra” means “wheel” or “disk” and is a term used to describe points along the spine where energy builds up and can sometimes become blocked. When our chakras are aligned, they will help to regulate the systems of the human body including organ function and the nervous system as well as our emotions. Many modern day practices aim to “open” or “release” your chakras, returning them to their natural balance, so that a harmonious flow of energy can be restored. Chakras play an …

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Vacation Spread – Keeping Slim, Trim and Fantastic

So, your yearly vacation has finally come around, and you’re ready to party… but the media has been hammering home the dreaded “vacation spread” which is caused—supposedly—by over-indulgence and the resulting weight gain. But how much of an issue is this really? How can you keep slim, trim and fantastic while taking a vacation? In all honesty, will the average vacation really leave you struggling to get into your wardrobe? We’ve looked into the most common causes of vacation weight gain and bloating, and how to avoid them without disrupting your vacations plans too much! What is Normal Weight Gain? So, first of all; what is the usual amount of weight to gain when you’re on vacation? Well, while you may gain a pound or two, it’s really unlikely that your body shape/mass will change noticeably or permanently while on vacation. Research indicates that you should consider putting on an average of a pound per week. However, if you return to normal eating habits once you arrive home, it’s likely that your body will return …

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New! Open-air Spa Delights

The brand new Spa Imagine outdoor cabana was introduced just a month ago in order to offer guests at Hotel Mousai exceptional spa services in the beauty of an outdoor setting complete with plenty of fresh air and the sound of waves crashing in the background.  You can expect all of the comforts you would find at Spa Imagine while experiencing an al fresco treatment in the gorgeous outdoor spa cabana which is situated next to the main pool area on the beach between Towers 2 and 3.   A special service menu At the inviting Imagine Massage Cabana, you will discover a special selection of spa services including aromatherapy massages and back massages which are available each day from 10am to 7pm.  When you choose to share your relaxing experience with a partner, friend or family member, you will even receive a special discount.   Prices are subject to change without notice. Back Massage Designed to relieve tension in the back, neck and shoulders, this massage will help you to reach a deep sense …

Golf in Puerto Vallarta

Lorena Ochoa, Inspiring Mexico

Lorena Ochoa has been hailed as one of the greatest athletic talents in the world, and has single handedly put Mexico on the golfing map. Born and raised in the state of Jalisco, in Guadalajara, she played on the US based LPGA Tour between 2003 and 2010. When Ochoa became the first Mexican woman golfer to hold the number one spot, she was also the first Mexican national to hold that spot! Her achievements have earned her recognition at the World Golf Hall of Fame, too. Here’s what all the fuss is about; An Early Start Ochoa grew up a mere stone’s throw from Guadalajara Country Club, and it was there that she first took up golf at the age of 5. She was clearly a natural, and at 6 she won her first state championship. By the age of 7 she had won a national title, and then the top spot in the World Junior Golf Championship at the age of 8. By the time she was 13 Ochoa had broken a world record …