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How to Spend Christmas Weekend in Puerto Vallarta?

by Craig Zabransky on December 19, 2011

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Over the holidays many people travel home, others take vacation.  This year I am personally spending time with my family in New York City, but if I was lucky enough to be traveling to Puerto Vallarta, here are a few things I might consider for the Christmas holiday weekend.

Friday, December 23rd Yin Yoga in Puerto Vallarta

A Yoga session might just be the perfect way to start the holiday weekend. A chance to clear the mind, refresh the soul and head in 2012 with a new outlook. And on December 23rd visitors can join Heidi Ellison, a visiting teacher from Chicago, for an extra long practice of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a slow, deep series of floor postures desinged to focus on the energy flow and encourages awareness.The practice is seen as a compliment to the more muscular yoga style and can be a great way to move and activate energy (Qi/prana) through your body. So at 11am on Friday, December 23rd, in Davannayoga venue you can join for a cost of  $250 pesos.

the instructor


Christmas Eve at The Old Town Farmer’s Market

Back for it’s third year, the Old Town’s Farmer’s Market is a perfect place to be festive and also get in some last minute shopping. The market is open from 10am-2pm and the street sees over fifty vendors set up to sell locally grown and made products. Each perfect for a gift or for your holiday celebration in Puerto Vallarta or maybe even a souvenir-present.

the entrance to the market

Children Christmas carolers were there on Saturday the 17th, but on Christmas Eve the vendors all plan to decorate their tables and set up a Christmas Tree.

Christmas Day Dinner in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is widely recognized as one of the premier food destinations in Mexico. Many restaurants will be open serving fine dining. It makes for a most difficult decision, but here are two options I’d really consider.

El Arrayan, an authentic Mexican restaurant in down town, will be serving a special Christmas Turkey. The Turkey will be marinated in adobo, a mix of different spices an dried peppers served with a dried pepper gravy. Also, the stuffing is made with minced meat, raisins, apple and almonds. And it sounds delicious.

Another option, a little outside of Puerto Vallarta, is Le Kilff. The restaurant is probably more famous for its sunsets than its cuisine. A friend of mine mentioned the Christmas menu is one of the best in town, but the sunset might be a perfect substitute for snow.  I can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas on vacation then watching the sun set on the last  Sunday of the year.

a sunset on the beach in Puerto Vallarta

Photos: Yoga Teacher provided by Yogamind; Farmer’s Market provided by the Old Town Market Committe,  Sunset by Craig Zabransky

Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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  • Jack

    I love the sounds of your weekend. I will go to all of the events you mentioned!!! Thank you

  • http://www.davannayoga.com Anna

    If you need contact details for davannayoga shala – here there are: we are located at calle Matamoros #542 in Old Town. Our website is: http://www.davannayoga.com and our telephone number is: 223-0530 or 044-322-147-7008 to reserve your space for Heidi’s Yin Yoga Class. Thank you! Anna

  • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ Craig Zabransky

    thanks Jack, definitely let us know how you find the weekend.

    Anna, appreciate you adding the detail, wish I was joining the class. Maybe when I get to Vallarta in the new year, I’ll stop by
    stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://www.nrosen.com Nancy Rosen

    Everyone should enjoy a class with Heidi while you can !! She is a very special teacher who brings something SO special to this wonderful practice . All of us in Chicago are waiting for our teacher to come home and wanting you to enjoy time with her while you can.

  • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ Craig Zabransky

    @Nancy, I wish I attended (not returning to PV until Feb 4th), hopefully sometime in the future I can take her class. Happy New Year.
    stay adventurous, Craig

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