Life’s a beach in Puerto Vallarta with plenty of playas to satisfy saltwater-loving visitors. But, the ocean is more than a destination to soak up the sun and splash around. Over the years, studies have concluded that proximity to the beach is good for one’s mental health, including recent reports from NBCNews and Inc. The consistent research finds that being by the beach is bliss for the brain and stimulating for the soul.
The beach offers many benefits to the body, including:
- Cultivating Creativity — Creative burnout is one reason people trade the boardroom for the beach, which is why travelers often opt for tropic vacations. The color blue is associated with creativity, so staring at the ocean for a few days can be just what a busy business person needs to rediscover a creative flow.
- Reducing Stress — It’s proven that watching the ocean can put people into a meditative state. The calming color of the ocean combined with the cadence of the waves quiets the brain and induces relaxation. That meditative state triggers feelings of calmness, focus and reflection, all of which help reduce stress.
- Boosting Mood — The hypnotic sound of lapping waves, the enveloping sea scents, the vibrant sunshine (Vitamin D!) and the therapeutic green and blue hues all create a chemical reaction in the brain that is instantly uplifting
Science says to take a beach vacation, so why not write yourself a prescription for a trip to Puerto Vallarta? The south-of-the-border city has world-renowned beaches that attract visitors from around the world. The region has several picturesque playas to choose from, including Playa los Muertos, Playa Bucerías, Playa Chacala, Playa Mayto and Playa Careyesare to name a few. Ask us for more recommendations and we’ll “sea” you soon!
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