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Experience a life-changing journey and discover the art of mindfulness in the setting of tropical paradise. The yoga instructors will help you strengthen your body and mind, and the meditation instructors will help you quiet your soul. For the adventurous, experience incredible excursions like zip-lining through the jungle or swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat. Catch some waves at the break right out front, and improve your tan on the secluded beaches. Summer doesnt get any better than this!
Xinalani has 23 ocean front rooms, with a total capacity of 54 people. All the accommodations are beachfront, spacious, palm-thatched cabins floating on stilts. The suites and rooms were designed with refined elegance, and it was built and furnished by local artisans. Their cozy interiors inspire feelings of calm and serenity.
You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements, the stimulation of the open-air private showers, and the stunning views of Puerto Vallarta and the Pacific Ocean from your terrace. Since its very beginning, Xinalani has taken the pledge to offer a more affordable option for budget conscious travelers that seek to build community.
Big Palapa is a dorm-style room (880 square feet). It is spacious and cozy with two comfortable bathrooms. Each bed has its own mosquito net, a night stand and a large drawer under the bed. Big Palapa offers 2 bathrooms with hot water and amazing views to the ocean and the jungle. The guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio, the bar or the beach club to have free access to the internet.
The Small Palapa is a large room (650 square feet) equipped with 4 high-quality single beds. Each bed has its mosquito net and a night stand. Located high in the mountain, this room is the closest to our yoga space the Jungle Studio. It has a large terrace, a hammock , a lounge to sit back and relax while you enjoy a beautiful view of the jungle and the sea. It has a complete luxurious bathroom with an outdoor shower . The Small Palapa is the best choice for a group of friends or a family. At the Small Palapa there is no wireless internet access, however our guests can walk to the front-desk or to the restaurant or the bar to surf the web.
Deluxe rooms (260 square feet) are cozy and perfect for single travelers, two friends, or budget-savvy couples. They feature either 2 single beds or 1 double bed. Spacious bathroom, open air shower and sitting desk. There are 8 deluxe rooms and they are located near the restaurant and beach club. Deluxe room guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio ore reception.
These are cozy and private casitas with ocean and jungle views. They are 400 square feet and equipped with one king size bed or two double beds with pillow top mattresses, luxury linen and a beautiful silk mosquito netting, a private terrace with an ocean and jungle view, a hammock, a sitting area, a complete private bathroom, and a closet. There are 5 petite suites in total, two of them with a king size bed (suite 8 y 11), and the others (suites 9, 10, y 12) with 2 double beds. Petite suites guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio or reception.
The eco chic suite is the higher-end room. They are characterized by a spectacular ocean view, and a unique zen-chic setting. They are equipped either with one king size bed, or two double beds. All eco-chic suites are 525 square feet, they have a private terrace, a hammock, a sitting area, a private bathroom, and a closet. They have luxurious amenities, and amazing settings, their privileged location on the property gives them the best view. All beds have pillow top mattresses, and gorgeous mosquito netting All rooms have a safe locker to deposit valuables. Hot water is available in all rooms.
There is a total of 8 eco-chic suites (4 suites are equipped with two double beds and 4 suites are equipped with one king size bed). Suite 1, 3, 5 and 7 are equipped with two double beds. Suite 2, 4, 6, and 15 are king size beds suites. Eco chic suites guests dont get access to Wi-Fi from their room but they generally dont mind walking to the dining patio or reception.
Calm your mind and soothe your body with seven days of yoga, healthy-gourmet dining, meditation, and activities - all in the setting of a secluded beach accessible only by boat and surrounded by lush, mountain-jungle. Reward your body, strengthen your spirit, and connect with yourself, surrounded with other yogis on a similar journey.
Xinalani is located about 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta Airport, and it is only accessible by boat. It has been conceived as a tropical haven to host spiritual personal retreats, group retreats, teacher trainings, and mind and body workshops. Xinalani is a one of a kind retreat center bringing together the best yoga facilities, beautiful eco-chic accommodation, delicious healthy food, relaxing spa treatments, and supportive staff to make your dream retreat come true, all set on a wide pristine beach and a jungle of breathtaking natural beauty. Xinalani means seeds in pre-Hispanic language. It is pronounced shee-nah-lah-nee.
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Xinalanis cuisine takes the folklore and tasty ingredients of the traditional Mexican recipes and integrates them with an original accent to a healthy energetic diet. A menu guests will find unique and delicious. The meals are healthy gourmet style and include fresh fish, seafood, and on occasion chicken.
They do serve wine, beers, cocktails and liquors. Additionally, you will be given an opportunity to learn from the pros and take home delicious healthy cooking habits (additional charges apply).
Anyone up for an adrenaline hit? Get on board for an exhilarating experience where you will swing at high speed from treetop to treetop through the dense tropical vegetation. The guides provide all safety equipment. The panga will take you to Boca where you will get on a bus that will take you to the Canopy Park. An excellent day trip for fun-seekers and tree-huggers. Wear sports shoes, shorts and a t-shirt, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera.
This day trip starts in the morning right out of Xinalani's doors where your guide will have your horse ready to take you for a ride. Enjoy the outing through the little town and swim in the waterfall. Back on the beach, you will get on a boat that will take you snorkeling in beautiful hidden coves. The third part of your trip consists in exploring the remote rustic town of Yelapa once home to Bob Dylan and fellow Hollywood hipsters. You will love basking in the authentic charm of this pueblito walking about the paved streets, shopping for local handcrafted souvenirs. After all this excitement, as you are ready for a break, sit down at Xinalani Retreats partner restaurant on the beach and enjoy a traditional lunch, with your feet on the sand. When you are ready to go back to Xinalani, the boat will pick you up, fully loaded with Coronas, to make your return home, a funky experience.
Embark for a panga ride around the Bay of Banderas, the best preserve to observe humpback whales. Every winter, hundreds of whales swim from the North Pacific Ocean down to the Bay of Banderas where they find a warm haven to reproduce. The boat driver is informed daily about whales whereabouts by radio. He knows his way around those gigantic marine mammals and he will take you as close to them as possible while not disturbing the animal and guarding your safety at all times. It is an eye-opening encounter that you do not want to miss. Don't forget your swim suit and towel because the boat driver will also show you a secret spot to snorkel and swim.
Xinalani Retreats partners for that life-changing adventure are experienced marine biologists who decided to fund their research program by sharing with a handful of happy few the joy of interacting with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Your guides, whose work is regularly featured in publications such as Nat Geo, have been studying the bottle-nose dolphin and humpback whales behavior for over a decade. After a fascinating lecture about dolphins and whales lifestyles, you will get on a boat that will take you swimming with this animal whose intelligence fascinates all of us since childhood. Be an active conscious traveler. This tour not only is the time of your life, it also contributes to preserving species and raising people's environmental awareness.
Please book your flight to fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Xinalani Retreat can arrange for shuttle to pick you up from the airport at an additional charge of 100 USD. The price includes boat ride to the retreat center.