Hotel at a Glance: Xinalani Retreat
Xinalani Retreat is a yoga-centered resort where tranquility is a way of life. The property occupies a swath of jungle overgrowth with a private beach that feels incredibly secluded for being so close to Puerta Vallarta. Thatched-roof, open-air bungalows are perched on stilts so they blend seamlessly into the forest. As a guest, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals and stunning views of the ocean.
- Direct beach access: From this hotel’s doors, it’s only a short trek to the private beach.
- Make an entrance: To arrive at your accommodations, you’ll board a 30-foot fiberglass boat known as a panga and disembark in knee-deep water.
- Open-air bungalows: An open-air fourth wall in each cabin allows ocean breezes to drift in while netted canopies protect beds from mosquitos.
- Make a splash in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Menus for yogis: Designed with healthfulness in mind, the onsite restaurant serves up nutritious, tropical fare such. This voucher includes three daily meals.
- Yoga classes: Enjoy 60-minute classes at the open-air jungle yoga studio, where instructors provide mats, blocks, and cushions. This voucher includes two daily classes.
- Beachfront adventures: No need to limit yourself to yoga. The resort also offers scuba, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing lessons, and excursions for an additional fee.
- Sweat it out: Between the Temazcal sweat lodge and 1,250-square-foot greenhouse, there’s no shortage of ways to break a sweat and loosen your limbs.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Tropical Paradise with Cosmopolitan Flair
Puerto Vallarta is perhaps Mexico’s most sophisticated vacation destination, with expansive beaches, trendy restaurants, and cobblestone streets leading to beautifully preserved 19th-century churches. A 16-block boardwalk known as the malecón offers unobstructed ocean views as it extends from the city center, past fountains and a famous 9-foot-high statue of a boy riding a seahorse.
Called “the most gay-friendly city in Mexico” by Frommer’s, Vallarta draws a diverse crowd of vacationers intent on relaxing during the day and living it up at night, bouncing between the city’s numerous dance clubs. For a glimpse of the city’s history, head to Viejo Vallarta, also known as Old Town, where artists peddle shawls and piñatas and mariachi bands serenade couples dancing on Plaza Principal.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is about 20 miles from the property. Access to the resort is by boat only and round-trip service is USD $105 per person.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The voucher covers one or two guests, depending on option purchased. Additional occupants are not permitted.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included with the voucher.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here or call 619-730-2893.