My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for a week long retreat. We discovered this place through Groupon and out of all the places I've experienced in the world, it's easily in the top 5 for several reasons. Nestled away in a small fishing and surfing village just 40 minutes north from the airport, driving on the two lane road heading towards the beach gives you a sense of excitement and curiosity. Retreats are known to be isolated from the rest of the world, but here at Present Moment, you're connected to the sounds of the ocean and awareness, a surreal duality of life and peacefulness. The staff are wonderful, the bungalows are open-air, each facing towards the Pacific. The reason I feel it's a duality of life and peacefulness is the attraction of people from all over that seem to come year around, you are detached yet connected. Everyone is friendly, it's open to the public for massages, yoga, facials, dining, drinks, and conversation. Not only did we do daily yoga, we also took the opportunity to ride horses to a cave which is a new tour recently offered. Present Moment is also near great surf breaks close to Manzanilla Bay and Saladita if you are a surf buff. Present Moment employs great yoga instructors as well as masseuses, and there's always a person who is pleasant to sit with or even just sitting alone enjoying the peace. We fell in love with the whole area, our bungalow was enchanting and romantic, waking up each morning to the sound of the waves crashing, epic feeling.
For those who are looking to get away a few hours from the states, exotic, lush, private, rejuvenating, and or even a place to sit back for the day to relax, enjoy some great food, wonderful view, walk on the beach, yoga, massage, a dip in the pool............this is the place. Even traveling across the pond far and wide, you won't be disappointed. We went when it was a bit humid so we were hot during the evening. However take note, no matter the season, it will be beyond amazing.
Lastly, Bodhi the yogi dog is there and he's a real treat.
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