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Dreams Villamagna is a short 15 minute ride north from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Our FITcation with Apple Vacations lead us to Dreams Villamagna with a great pool setup for Aqua Zumba, perfect for yoga on the beach and the tennis court is perfect 6PM Zumba class complete with shade and gentle Pacific breeze.
FITcation this year had multiple charter options from multiple cities. Most of the group made the 7 day charter out of Chicago O’Hare while a few others took advantage of the 4 day charter option. Smooth flights both ways with economical upgrade options to those who inquire.
Arriving at Dreams Villamagna is friendly faces from staff members and friends and family alike. Kids had been enjoying the pools, ALOT! In addition to the Explorer’s Club for Kids there is ceramic souvenir painting, entertainment every night, the two pools are very large and varying in temperature and depth so everyone has their perfect spot along the pool. There is room for everyone; no need to reserve chairs early poolside or at the beach. Smooth beach, perfect for teaching yoga and running, too.
All the bars, six total I believe, serve top shelf options and from the lobby stems the entrance to the World Café for breakfast and lunch. Nearby is El Patio and Portofino. A short walk past the two large pools is Oceana, often open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with diverse menu options and nearby is the poolside grill for snacks.
The pools wind through toward the ocean, always a gorgeous picturesque moment looking beyond the pools. I taught yoga every morning on the beach. Towels work well for yoga mats, especially in the sand. There is a shady spot in front of the hotel, slightly next door. The first day of class there were 26 students! 9AM yoga is well advertised in the lobby. It was my only class because I traveled with my Mother In-law as part of the FITcation group also offering Zumba and Aqua Zumba everyday. Otherwise I would have expected to create another class, perhaps yoga sculpt for 30 minutes or a sunset class during the week.
Relaxing in shady areas is my past-time. The hammocks are perfectly shaded for afternoon siesta! The BARacuda bar has the ice cold blended drinks and a nice place to enjoy your favorite snack from the Barefoot Grill.
Puerto Vallarta is a sweet town with sincere shopping and culture to soak in. I recommend this resort for groups of friends and families! What a nice setup for casual beach wedding – overlooking the ocean on the soft sand. xoxo