8 Days » Surf & Yoga Retreat in a tropical weather, Puerto Vallarta, México
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Saturday, August 12, 2119
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ENJOY IT IN A TROPICAL WEATHER!
Find true inspiration at Xinalani, an exclusive Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Xinalani offers an unparalleled retreat experience: authentic and magical, immersed in lush jungle surroundings with views of the emerald ocean.
Sleep in beautiful eco-chic accommodations, enjoy delicious and healthy Mexican food, and practice yoga in world-class open-air and heated yoga studios. Join us in paradise and nurture your wellbeing.
Come enjoy your dream stay with Surf and Yoga at our nature retreat. With six stunning yoga spaces, a temazcal (ancient sweat lodge), beach club, lounge bar, sand terrace, oceanfront spa, and a restaurant for yogis, Xinalani is a sanctuary of wellness and serenity
Puerto Vallarta is located in the Bay of Banderas, the second biggest bay in North America. Most people think that there’s never good surf inside a bay, they could not be more wrong. Xinalani gets a pretty reliable wave in the winter season from early November to late March. Its privileged geographical location and northwards orientation allows Xinalani to be hit by northern swells.
Natural & Holistic Therapies
7:00 - Light breakfast for early risers - Before morning Yoga, join us for a hot tea or coffee, seasonal fruits, yogurt and one of our two homemade granola blends. We also offer espressos, lattes and cappuccinos.
10:00 Breakfast - Wheter you built and appetite after morning Vinyasa class or have an Eco-tour ahead of you, start the day with out healthy breakfast buffet. Have a muffin warm from the oven (wheat or gluten free), a bowl of fresh seasonal fruits, or yogurt and granola sprinkled with nuts and dried cranberries and raisins. Roll it up in a steaming corn tortilla and add a dallop of our homamade hot salsa for a super authentic Mexican morning meal. Also enjoy a fresh squeezed juice.
13:30 - Lunch - Served at the terrace, a soup or a salad appetizer. A chicken or fish based main course. And a delicous and healthy dessert. Each day our chef serves a different Agua Fresca (which in Spanish means Fresh Water), a refreshing and traditional Mexican drink prepared from seasonal fruits.
19:30 - Dinner - a time for relaxation, elegance and celebration! Our chef will serve a delicous buffet, which includes soup or salad and starring a traditional Mexican entree featuring local sea food. Acompany your meal with a cocktail, beer or glass of wine. And finish with our healthy vegan treats.
Decide between the meals when do you want to take your Surf and Yoga classes
All of our casitas and rooms are spacious, palm-thatched roofed cabins built on stilts. They were designed with, built and elegantly furnished by local artisans. We know you’ll love their calm and serene energy.
Xinalani has 33 rooms with a total capacity of 74 people. Hot water is available in all rooms.
You are going to stay at BIG PALAPA dorm
8 SINGLE BEDS - The Big Palapa is a spacious, 880 sq. ft. dorm-style room with amazing ocean and jungle views. It has two luxurious bathrooms, and each bed has its own mosquito net, nightstand and a drawer under the bed. It’s the best option for budget-savvy and community-seeking yogis and travelers.
Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner , Drinks
Food Types Supported
Gluten Free , Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Seafood, Vegetarian, Whole Food
Additional Things to do
Canopy Adventure - Approximately 5 hours - $70 USD per person - 4 people minimum
Zip from tropical treetop to treetop at high speeds in our exhilarating canopy adventure. Our boat will take you to Boca de Tomatlan Pier before hopping on a bus to Canopy Park for a zip-line adventure. Fun seekers and tree lovers will love this day trip. All safety equipment is provided; wear sports shoes and comfortable clothes.
Sea Saphari - Whale Watching - Approximately 4 hours - $80 USD per person - 4 people minimum
Embark on a panga ride across the bay for humpback whale watching. From November to March, many whales migrate from the North Pacific Ocean down to the shores of Banderas Bay in search of a warm haven to reproduce. Our boat driver is in-the-know as to their whereabouts. He’ll take you as close to the whales as possible without disturbing their ongoings or compromising your safety. Seeing a whale close-up is truly breathtaking and a definite must during whale season. Wear your swimsuit—you’ll get a chance to swim and snorkel in our warm Banderas Bay.
Swim with Wild Dolphins - Approximately 5 hours - $95 USD per person - 6 people minimum
In partnership with experienced marine biologists, we’ve created an opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. After a short presentation about dolphins and whales lifestyles, you’ll take a boat to seek out dolphin pods. Hop in the ocean for an unparalleled swimming experience! Please take into consideration that finding dolphin groups can take some time. Wear a swimsuit and sunscreen.
Majauitas and Yelapa - Approximately 4 hours - $60 USD per person - 4 people minimum
Get on the panga and head to the peaceful and isolated cove of Majahuitas for swimming and snorkeling. After a sightseeing boat ride, we’ll bring you to the charming Yelapa, a traditional fishing village nestled in a stunning bay. Hike through town to the waterfalls and depending on the time of year, go for a swim! Back on the beach, you’ll have time for a delicious seafood lunch at the restaurant of your choice. When you're ready the boat will pick you up and give you a fresh cerveza on the way back to Xinalani.
Spa treatments / Therapies
- BODYWORK MASSAGES - 60 min - 90 min / $90 - $125 usd
Let our massage therapists work away your tension, stress, and tightness. Using physical and energetic massage techniques, they’ll help you to reach the relaxed state where deep mind-body rejuvenation takes place.
Choose from one of Xinalani’s 4 Bodywork Massages: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Happy Yogi Massage or 4 Hands Massage.
- HOLISTIC MASSAGES - 90 minutes - From $125 to $135 usd
These holistic therapies for the body, mind and spirit combine massage with oils, stones and energy work. Our therapists will help you to restore and maintain your body’s natural equilibrium.
Choose from one of Xinalani’s Holistic Massages: Therapeutic Massage, Thai Massage, Hot Stones Massage, or Emotional Transfer Therapy.
- SCRUBS AND BODY TREATMENTS - 60 min / 90 min - $95 usd / $125 usd
Our custom-blended body scrubs and body polishes exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize, leaving your skin feeling baby-soft and smooth.
Choose from one of Xinalani scrub & polish blends: Tequila Boost, Chocolate Obsession, Coffee Sensuality, or Soothing Aloe Skin Repair
- NOURISHING FACIAL - 45 minutes - $95 usd
For men and women of all skin types. Enjoy deep relaxation while our therapist pampers your skin with an aromatic exfoliation, light steam, and a nurturing mask. Pressure point stimulation on the face and scalp releases tension. This facial restores skin, leaving it healthy and radiant
- MANICURE - 45 minutes - 45 usd
This beauty treatment for hands and nails includes a homemade scrub, nail pampering, and polish of your choice.
- PEDICURE - 45 minutes - 55 usd
Our pedicure includes a foot soak, massage, scrub, nail pampering, and polish of your choice. Perfect after a few days of sand and yoga!
- DAY SPA - 120 minutes - 185 usd
Allow us to pamper you. Our Day Spa package starts with a sea salt scrub, re-mineralizing the skin for a silky-smooth feeling. Next is a deeply relaxing massage to unwind body and mind. To finish the pampering session, enjoy a nourishing facial that restores skin balance. Expect to leave the spa de-stressed and radiant!
What is included
- 7-night stay in Big Palapa
- Delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day and freshly made non-alcoholic beverages.
- 1 daily Margarita (courtesy).
- Yoga Classes: Two yoga classes per day with our resident teachers
- Board Rental: Surf or stand-up paddleboards (2 hours).
- One Jungle Trek
- Surf: 3 surf or stand-up paddle board lessons.
- Transportation: *Shuttle Service (PVR Airport to PVR Airport round trip).
Your reservation includes All inclusions mentioned above from the Surf & Yoga Retreat Package and all taxes.
*For our shuttle services, please try to book a flight that arrives no later than 4:00 pm on arrival day and departs NOT earlier than 11 am on departure day
What is not included
- Additional alcoholic drinks
- Massages, SPA therapies and Additional things to do
- Other services available for an additional charge
- Staff gratuities are also NOT included.
Know before you go
WHAT TO BRING
- Favorite yoga mat (although we have enough on property, there’s nothing better than one’s own mat)
- Sweaters & warm clothes (it gets chilly at night and in the morning – ONLY during winter months which are December through April)
- Flash lights, head lights, book lights: the lighting in the rooms and all over the eco-resort is quite dim (we use only low consumption 1 Watt LED bulbs)
- Surf board, bathing suit, sunglasses
- Music instruments
- Sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent (although we sell them on property)
- Beach clothes & flip flops (or any amphibian shoes)
- Sneakers to go hiking or trail running
- A notebook if you feel inspired
- Books that you wish to read and donate to Xinalani library (for staff and guests)
- Cash: dollars & pesos, Visa, Discover or Mastercard
- Alarm Clock to get up for your morning yoga practice
- Binoculars (to watch whales from your terrace)
- A white outfit for Friday night dinner on the beach
- Cameras and video-cameras
- Smiles, good intentions, will to get fit (there are many many stairs on the property as we’re built on a steep terrain)
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Yoga props (we have plenty of blankets, blocks, straps)
- Cell Phones, Tablets, Personal computers with work. This week you can choose to disconnect and find internal peace.
- American Express card (we don’t take it)
- Stress and bad vibes (don’t worry, they will melt down the moment you step into the boat)
- Hairdryers: as our electrical circuits are not designed to withhold high intensity electric devices.
- Soap and shampoo, we provide guests with high quality biodegradable products that we recommend using, as we recycle water for irrigation.
- Towels: we will provide you with shower and beach towels
WHAT KIND OF MONEY SHOULD WE BRING?
We accept either US Dollars or Mexican Pesos (MXN) in cash. You can exchange money at Xinalani but there are no ATMs on property or nearby. We also accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover but no American Express.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
All monies received from customers are non-refundable. If the cancellation occurs more than 15 days before scheduled check-in, a non refundable credit, less a $65 processing fee will be held for one year from the date of issue and may be used at Xinalani Retreat upon availability. No credit is available if the client cancels 15 days or less in advance or on the arrival day, or if the client does not show up, or leaves early for any reason.
To protect the money you invest in your retreat at Xinalani, we strongly recommend you consider travel insurance. Take a look at Travel Insurance 101, a resourceful page that will help you get the coverage you need for your retreat.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY IN MEXICO? IS IT SAFE TO GO TO XINALANI?
Though Americans have been advised in recent years to travel to Mexico with caution, the Puerto Vallarta area hasn’t been affected by crime. Violence is located in other regions of Mexico far away from Puerto Vallarta. Also, there are no roads to Xinalani! Xinalani is accessible only by water, making the resort peaceful, secluded, and a real pain in the butt for a criminal to get to. We want our guests to feel completely secure, that is why, although our area is completely safe and has record low crime rates that most American cities envy, we offer a fully escorted shuttle service from the airport to the resort.
IS THERE WI-FI?
No. During your stay at Xinalani, we challenge you to get out of the rat race. Find out how sunrises feel so much better when you don’t rush to check your phone for email. Evenings are magnificent when you focus on the gorgeous beach sunset for yourself and not for your Facebook wall. No text messages, instant messenger or email notifications of any sort, a dream come true. This week you can choose to disconnect and find inner peace.
Of course, each guest has different needs and responsibilities, so you can use Wi-Fi at the frontdesk when it is working. Remember we are located in a remote jungle area with no road access, hence no land telecommunications. Meaning our Wi-Fi connection is usually unstable. Sometimes there can be no Wi-Fi at all for prolonged periods for reasons completely out of our control.
IS THERE CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE?
WE DO GET A DECENT CELL PHONE SERVICE FROM MAJOR MEXICAN OPERATORS. GUESTS REPORTED THAT BOTH AT&T AND VERIZON WORK ALL RIGHT.
WE NEED ANIMAL PROTEIN; WE LIKE TO EAT MEAT, IS THAT POSSIBLE AT XINALANI?
As a matter of fact, and due to popular demand, we have modified our menu to include more fresh fish, seafood, and occasionally some chicken. Please take good note of the fact that our kitchen does not serve red meat.
WE ARE VEGAN, RAW FOODIST, ETC? HOW’S YOUR MENU?
Although we try to cater to mainstream yogis (vegetarian with fish and sea food), our menu may be adapted to our guests’ needs, please send us your specifics at least two weeks before your arrival. We can cater to vegan, raw, gluten free requests. Some requests may trigger an additional fee.
Ask us for a sample of our Menu to have an idea of what will be served during your stay at Xinalani.
I’M ALLERGIC TO GLUTEN, MUSHROOMS, PEANUTS, ETC..
We can help you, let us know of your food allergy 2 weeks at least before your arrival to the retreat, and we’ll make sure your diet restrictions will be catered to.
How to get there
Xinalani stands about 20 miles south of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), it will take you minimum 45 min to get to the resort from the airport. Depending on boat traffic that day, it may require some waiting time (up to an hour) at the API Terminal Marítima pier. Check out Xinalani on Google Maps to get a sense of location and distances.
In order to get to Xinalani, you will have to take a boat, there’s no access by road. Please read detailed instructions, times and costs about boat transfer, in How to get there.
You may also choose the comfort of the Shuttle Service ($105 per person round trip) and be picked up at the airport and transferred to the resort in a personalized fashion.
IS THERE PARKING AREA NEAR THE RESORT?
There’s a public parking area in a small fisherman town called Boca de Tomatlán, 45 min south of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), where you can catch a boat (or “panga” in local Spanish) to go to Xinalani.
CAN WE TAKE A BOAT BACK TO TOWN AND GO SHOPPING?
Yes, there are frequent water taxis that can bring you to Puerto Vallarta, or you can charter the Xinalani panga to take you to town and pick you up when you’re done shopping and sight-seeing. We can arrange a day or afternoon trip to Puerto Vallarta for shopping and stuff. The boat costs $20 US per person round trip min 4 people. It will drop you off at Playa de los Muertos pier in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and will collect you when you’re done to bring you back to the resort.
MY ARRIVAL FLIGHT LANDS AT 7:30 PM, CAN I STILL MAKE THE LAST BOAT?
We request that our guests select an arrival flight that lands no later than 4:00 pm, it makes things much easier for the boat transfer. Our last boat service leaves at 6:00 pm from a little fisherman town called Boca de Tomatlán, 45 min south of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR).
Traveling by boat at night is not recommended for safety reasons. For that matter, if you cannot be at the pier at 6:00 pm we recommend you spend the night in Puerto Vallarta and catch an early boat in the morning.
MY DEPARTURE FLIGHT LEAVES AT 7:00 AM, HOW CAN I BE AT THE AIRPORT AT 5:00 AM?
We do recommend our guests to select a departure flight that takes off no earlier than 11:00 am, it makes things much easier for the boat transfer. Our first boat service leaves at 8:00 am from Xinalani.
Traveling by boat at night is not recommended for safety reasons. For that matter, if you have to be at the airport very early in the morning, we recommend you spend the night in mainland Puerto Vallarta and catch an early taxi to the airport in the morning.
IS XINALANI ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY?
Unfortunately not. On the contrary, getting to Xinalani requires a certain level of physical fitness. Xinalani was designed for people in search of some kind of adventure. To get there, you will have to travel by panga, a small (25-30 ft) fiber glass mexican boat with an outboard engine. You will most probably wet your feet and knees as you will jump off the boat on to the beach alla Indiana Jones! Our retreat center is built on a very steep terrain and there are many many stairs, and no elevator, which is let’s face it, a once in a lifetime opportunity to get back in shape.
The rest of the payment should be made 15 days before arrival
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