Two daily yoga classes, taught in stunning settings, and three square meals of healthy Mexican gourmet cuisine a day are included in your stay
Palm-thatch open-air cabins, all with ocean views
An oceanfront spa and beach spa
What To Know
The resort is accessible only by boat
The all-inclusive rate doesn’t include transportation to the resort ($100 per person, round-trip and can be arranged through the property), alcoholic beverages, spa treatments or other activities
The property’s many stairs and steep terrain are best suited to active travelers
The common areas have WiFi but the reception can be spotty
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Remote eco-conscious all-inclusive yoga retreat nestled between lush jungle and a private white sand beach
Set on a hill overlooking Banderas Bay and blending into the surrounding jungle, this 23-room resort, 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, is as much about internal discovery as the spectacular natural backdrop. Built and furnished by local artisans, each room features an open-air shower and private terrace. Start your day with sun salutations with a certified resident instructor at one of four indoor and outdoor yoga studios, and further unwind at the temazcal sweat lodge or with a meditation class. The private white sand beach is the launching point for surf lessons, standup paddleboard rentals and free kayaks and snorkeling gear. An oceanfront spa pampers guests with such treatments as the Happy Yogi Massage and After Sun Tan Prolonger, while the beach bar shakes up tasty libations.
In the Area
If you feel like getting back to civilization for a little while, hop a panga to Puerto Vallarta. After a stroll through the historic streets, indulge in the Mexican-tinged Mediterranean four-course chef’s menu at Trio or take in the views — and the succulent surf and turf — at Vista Grill (just be sure to catch a boat back to the resort by 5 p.m.). Otherwise, Xinalani can arrange a variety of only-in-PV excursions, from a wilderness trek with a machete-wielding guide or scuba diving in Banderas Bay to a daytrip to Yelapa, a local fishing village where Bob Dylan once lived.
Maria Montessori 650 Int 2
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
How to Get There
Flights are available to Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from PVR, about 12 miles away, are approximately $100 per person, round-trip, and can be arranged through the property. Transfers include a taxi from PVR to Puerto Vallarta's pier and a boat ride from the pier to Xinalani Retreat.