Mar de Jade is set in the ocean-front jungle of Chacala - about an hour and a half north of Puerto Vallarta. We went for a week-long yoga retreat from Feb 23 to Mar 2 - that's why we were able to go whale-spotting in a small motorboat and see several pods - really a thrill!
The resort itself is a lovely, peaceful, small haven, with gorgeous sunset views over the Pacific and welcoming, warm staff who were willing to do anything from preparing a special meal to helping my daughter with homeopathic medicine for a bee sting. The food was delicious - much of it coming from the resort's own organic farm...and my personal favorite - black beans and hand-made tortillas at each meal! Vegetarian (if not vegan) options at each meal -- and thoughtful presentation of balanced nutrition.
Our room was comfortable (though the shower leaked) - and you do need to be able to climb steps to get to most of the rooms. This is a place to visit when you want quiet, beautiful surroundings and soul-soothing options - a wonderful yoga teacher, AnyaDevi, was in residence while we were there - and the spa treatments are an extra treat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mar de Jade (Sea of Jade) is a Retreat, Wellness and Vacation Center hidden away between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. This is an open home that offers wellness vacations, transformative retreats, healing Spa treatments, romantic weddings and getaways, and volunteering and learning programs with the local community. "A place to awaken, nurture & share the best within us..." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mar De Jade Retreats Wellness Vacation Hotel Chacala