Over twenty-three per cent of Canadians are currently experiencing high-levels of day to day stress and are in need of a break-away by the sea.
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, OAXACA, MEXICO and CALGARY, AB – It may seem obvious, but spending time by the ocean is the key to a happier and healthier lifestyle*. However not all Canadian’s have easy access to ocean-front views or live within a walking distance from the ocean. Over twenty-three per cent of Canadian’s (23 per cent in Toronto, 21 per cent in Calgary and 20 per cent in Vancouver) consider themselves to be ‘quite a bit/extremely stressed’ in their day to day lives**. This is why travel and vacation homes in destinations that provide access to time by the ocean are crucial to improving the life span of everyday Canadians.
In the 2018 RE/MAX recreational property omnibus survey, 55 per cent of respondents stated that their main deciding factor to choosing a vacation home was waterfront access***. This point was only second to affordable pricing, making it clear that whether people are considering purchasing a vacation home or go on holiday, water and ocean access play a huge role in destination choices and ultimately holiday enjoyment.
Vivo Resort founder, Olympian, author and visionary – Carey Mullen’s chose the Puerto Escondido, Emerald Coast as the location for his luxury resort mainly due to its access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Mullen looked at over 44 different holiday destinations before settling Vivo Resorts at Puerto Escondido, on the southern tip of Mexico.
“As a Canadian and Winter Olympian, I know not only too well the benefit of being able to get away from it all and having a relaxing holiday by the ocean. When we found our resort space it was like we had found heaven on earth. A truly idyllic paradise, with perfect temperatures all year round and the option to hit the sun and the surf every day was just too good to be true” says Mullen.
The luxury resort provides a wealth of holiday condo and villa accommodation options with ocean-front views and walking access to 750 metres of Palmarito Beach frontage. Over 50 per cent of people who stay in holiday rental accommodation at Vivo Resorts are Canadian nationals (with the other 50 per cent being Mexican locals). For those who are able to have the luxury of owning their own vacation home, the Canadian representation is much higher with 80 per cent of holiday condo and villa ownership.
Researchers have recently found the link between improved mental health and the ability to destress with access (particularly visual) to ‘blue space’ meaning ocean views and beach fronts*. The research compared ‘blue space’ with ‘green space’ to eliminate general nature as a calming bias. The research found that ‘blue space’ had the most calming effect on people’s anxiety and moods. This may not be so surprising however, as research come to light around the ‘blue mind theory’, which hypotheses that our brains are hard wired to react positively to water ****.
Overall the ocean can provide Canadian’s with a tangible way to relieve their high-levels of daily stress. Here are some other benefits available to those who holiday by the water:
- Oceans views are a great way to provide rest from over stimulation and tends to be a great way to support meditation for the busy mind
- When we look at the ocean our brain will release dopamine and serotonin which provides the calm focus needed to start the destress process.
- Sleeping tends to improve, when you are by the water. The oceans calming effects tend to allow travellers the benefit of a good night sleep which can be rare in urban lifestyles
- Salt water from the Ocean is rich with magnesium and a quick dip will infuse your skin with a direct hit of magnesium, which is critical for muscle function, blood coagulation, nutrient metabolism
So whether planning a short getaway or setting up a luxurious vacation home, remember ocean access is key. However, for those who find choosing a travel destination stressful, don’t worry the team at Vivo Resorts have already done the hard work for you and found the perfect spot with guaranteed ocean-views.
All resort condominiums are available in four different finishing styles: Tropical, Pacific, Beach and Mexican. All styles include tile floors, thick set granite counters, Onyx accents, five hinged solid wood doors and floor to ceiling glass patio doors that maximize ocean and mountain views. Furniture & decor packages are available to compliment the chosen style.
For the ultimate relaxation, Vivo Resorts added a $7-million Clubhouse, to provide travellers with the ultimate in luxury relaxation and experience. The club house is the resort’s heart centre and spreads-out over 53,000 square feet over four floors. The Clubhouse features many luxurious amenities including a tranquil and calming spa, an ocean-view fitness facility, an upscale restaurant, sports bar, tennis courts and a large event space.
Vivo Resorts offers all-inclusive vacations for travellers and provides rental management for owners who want the option to earn income by renting their beachfront condos when not in use. More information on vacation and ownership opportunities is available by calling 1-844-777-VIVO (8486) or visiting http://www.vivoresorts.com/
- *Michigan State University, ‘Ocean views linked to better mental health’, published April 2016, https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/ocean-views-linked-to-better-mental-health/
- ** Statistics Canada, ‘Perceived Life Stress’ report, published 2014 http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14188-eng.htm
- *** Re/Max Recreational Property
- **** Exploring Our Blue Mind: Dr. Wallace J. Nichols at TEDxSanDiego 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n95yIBq6jo
About Vivo Resorts www.vivoresorts.com
Vivo Resorts is a US$ 200 million gated community of luxury condominiums and private homes located 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Founded by two-time Olympian, World Cup champion downhill skier and visionary developer, Cary Mullen, Puerto Escondido was chosen from 30 different destinations for its sandy beaches, year-round warm weather and world-class recreational activities such as surfing. Occupying 75 acres of beachfront on the southern tip of the Emerald Coast of Oaxaca, Vivo Resorts includes 800 yards of frontage on Palmarito Beach and offers ocean views from every suite.