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What We Love

  • Wellness opportunities include fitness classes, cooking, meditation and more
  • Spa treatments and therapies that add scientific support to holistic healing
  • A large, lovely pool
  • Spacious suites, some with private pools
  • The sweat lodge for Temazcal, an ancient Mesoamerican curative practice

What To Know

  • Better for those focused on wellness; not a party scene
  • The resort is a destination unto itself — you won’t find much else in the immediate vicinity
  • The beach is a 20-minute walk away; shuttles are also available


  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Entering Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa is an experience worth traveling for. Just 15 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport in Riviera Nayarit, the new resort is completely focused on wellness and relaxation.

The tranquil grandeur of Taheima is immediately apparent. Rows of chaise lounges line a crystal-clear, undulating pool that runs nearly the entire length of the 133-suite property. The buildings are done in white, with rust-colored awnings and Spanish-style arched entryways.

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The guestrooms are elegantly, modernly appointed, mostly in whites and creams, with some natural accents such as blond wood. The rooms have kitchens of varying sizes, and some even have private pools, plus bedroom air conditioning and washers and dryers. Everything from the color of the flowers to the scent of the soap can be customized.

Taheima is focused on wellness of all kinds — and with more than 25 classes a day, it’s easy to get in on the act. The Learning Center hosts classes in yoga, Spanish, painting, dancing and more. The spa is almost a destination in itself, using Eastern and Western techniques to provide restorative and spiritual treatments, from reflexology to cutting-edge nerve mobilization. There’s also a high-tech fitness center.

The resort’s full wellness experience includes a fitness diagnosis, a meeting with a nutritionist, plenty of classes and more — but sometimes a day of lounging by the azure pool in the warm Mexican sun is enough to make you feel just fine.

How to Get There

Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa
Paseo de Las Garzas 272A
Nuevo Vallarta, 00000 Mexico


4.0 Very Good 192 Reviews
BEWARE - Pay attention to Odd Sum
Reviewed 9 months ago

We also as Canadian's were comfortable in renting from Urbane - but have totally been "taken" by Urbane & Al & Jennifer. There is no spa or resort. Condo's that are being offered for rent are uninhabitable!
Totally unprofessional and a scam - "BEWARE" of who you rent from.

Beautiful, but beware
Reviewed 1 year ago

This is a lovely, well-located, quiet facility with a fabulous pool. Beware with whom you book. We booked a two-month vacation last February for a stay in Jan-Feb 2018. We paid a 50% deposit through Ostays located in Calgary, Canada. The company does not control the suite and has refused to repay our deposit. They did not even tell us about this. If we had not checked in June of this year, we would have arrived in PV and found no suite available and no return of funds. After 5 months of calls, e-mails etc, we have received nothing but denials. Beware. We trusted the company, largely because we are Canadian and felt comfortable with a Canadian company. Read any of my reviews and you will note that I am not a complainer, I usually write favourably and generously about most hotels, restaurants and tourist activities.

be aware of bait and switch offer on vrbo
Reviewed 1 year ago

The resort is OK. Best pool area around. 15 minute walk to the beach. Be aware that if you rent from Urbane Properties or someone named AL or Jennifer or perhaps they are the same person you may have issues. Do not use Pay Pal or Cash with them. Use a Credit Card that will look after you if something goes awry. These folks may switch your to and from Green Bay and Isla Palmeras and Artesanias as example. They may never ever give you what you paid for. This is the El Tigre Golf Area at Paradise Village. It is paradise. But it still has it's snakes.

Very Quiet. Not on the water. Pools are huge. Work through VRBO or Home Away
Reviewed 2 years ago

I can confirm the earlier postings and comments that this place is neither a resort nor a spa. It is a run as a condominium.
It is very quiet. The pools are huge. If you walk briskly you can be to the ocean in 10 minutes.
If you do rent here, work with an agent that you know and trust. If you find a unit for rent via VRBO or Home Away do not be lured into accepting a deal outside of their web site. The discount may sound attractive, but you will loose VRBO and Home Away as an ally and you will be all alone in seeking a remedy for any overbooking errors, refund of security deposits, etc.
Also note, there is a front office, but they are only there to assist "owners". They will sell you water and tokens for the laundry room. If you have problems with your unit, (A/C, water, etc) you have to work through the owner or your agent.
The hot tubs were never hot and seldom on. The lounge chairs are severely sun damaged. Some were being replaced while we were there.
Remember you are at a condo community, not a hotel or resort.

Sadness, but looking up to the future
Reviewed 2 years ago

This is a place where I have enjoyed so Many experiences.
This was a prime resort until the developer ran away. The place was abandone and the owners of some of the units formed an HOA and they have maintained the units and the common grounds.
The resort amenities are lone gone, but there is a light at the end of the túnel.
There have been talked with the bank and he owners of some of the units and both parties are working in rebuilding and upgrading. It may take awhile for it I can't wait to enjoy it once away in all it's glory.
My last visit last week was very nice, quiet place, actually the whole pool was all for me.

Nice place to relax.

Looking and hoping for a fast recovery.