What We Love
- The rooftop spa
- Geodesic lamps in all guest rooms
- The hotel’s café/restaurant, The Real Coconut, is a vegan’s dream
- A glass-walled yoga studio, with ocean views
What To Know
- All the organic bath products, including the mosquito spray, are made in-house
- The hotel’s pool area is exclusive for guests staying on its jungle side
- The property offers sobada massages with a local Mayan healer
- Staff can arrange for windsurfing, diving, and snorkeling at the nearby beach
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Detoxing takes center stage at this healing Yucatan hideaway, with über-clean eats and thrice-daily yoga sessions
The living is blissfully easy—and healthy—at this beachfront Tulum hangout. Local décor like tzalam wood, dream catchers, and white Mayan stone brighten the eco-chic rooms, while 17 Tamarind Suites are jazzed up with outdoor claw-foot bathtubs and private gardens (the three-suite Beach Villa is ideal for families). The in-house wellness center is a comprehensive holistic haunt, offering everything from crystal healing to bio-magnetic treatments. Instructor Alessandra Montana, an Italian fashion designer turned warrior woman, steers your daily dose of vinyasa alongside sweeping water views—the Caribbean is practically in your backyard here. Equally restorative is the menu at The Real Coconut, whose wholesome, health conscious menu features inventive creations like hemp plantain falafels and a guilt-free nacho bowl topped with coconut flour chips instead of the usual corn. If you’d rather grab-and-go, a team of juiceologists customizes smoothies. Need pointers? Upon check-in, an on-site nutritionist can draw up your very dining program.
In the Area
Prepare to do a whole lot of nothing here: the property’s luscious private beach means you’ll spend consecutive hours lounging, with the occasional paddle-boarding break thrown in. If you’re craving a little structure, opt for one of the three daily yoga classes (offered at 8:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 5 p.m.) in a rotating door of Iyengar, Hatha, and Vinyasa styles. For a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, pop into the studio during the early morning hours (the reception can slip you a key) and meditate against a glorious, beachy sunrise. Sanara is an hour’s drive from Cancun International Airport and a short bicycle ride from the area’s storied Mayan ruins.
How to Get There
Had an amazing stay at Sanara but what made it extra special was the amazing beach service we received. Aurelio and Evan were so attentive to us and provided the best service. Not to mention always smiling. The food and drinks were great. Definite recommend and looking forward to coming back.
Visited for yoga and also had the pleasure to stay here. A little slice of heaven in Tulum. Great location , yoga studio on the beach is idyllic with great teachers. Sound healing on a Friday is amazing. The real coconut is great for lunch.
For all of the advertising on the website about yoga, I gullibly thought yoga should be included or discounted for staying at this facility. Yoga is everywhere in Tulum. Many of the classes (*at other hotels*) request a "conscious donation" as payment. Sanara charges $20 per person, per class - regardless whether you're staying there or elsewhere. So, plan accordingly! Also, the yoga mats provided are pretty thin. Some may find the wooden floor (though absolutely gorgeous and with an amazing ocean view!) to be uncomfortable on tender knees, spines, or elbows.
Generally speaking, no extras are provided for staying at the Sanara. No discounts on food at the restaurant, no free breakfast, no drink service on the beach (you have to bus your own table, and walk up to the bar and order a drink, etc.)
Road noise is extremely loud (everything from dump trucks, motorcycles, large passenger vans, and cars.) Most areas have no sidewalks and traffic is simply dangerous.
Bike rentals at the Sanara run $15 USD per each 24 hours. Bikes can be rented outside of the Sanara, right on the same road for 150 pesos per day!
The sargassum seaweed was very thick all along the beach and its decay smelled simply awful. Apparently this is cyclical, so hopefully others will have a better experience.
If you are able to get a deal at this hotel, I say go for it. Just be prepared to pay for everything and you'll be charged service fees as you close out your bill. Caveat emptor, amigos!