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Skokie, Illinois
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I traveled to Xinalani in late January with a group of 14 led by my yoga instructor. We did two 90-minute yoga classes per day. It was wonderful. I left feeling renewed in mind, body and spirit. I would absolutely recommend Xinalani for an athletic, healthy vacation. I plan to go back. Xinalani provides: • Fantastic yoga facilities on the...

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Chicago
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The journey begins with a 45 minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta to Xinalani. The warm water, sun and wind blow away all stress, and begin your adventure to this wonderful eco retreat. Located on the side of a mountain, the retreat is picturesque with its thatched roofs, bamboo structures and open-air cabins. Yep - the cabins have only 3...

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Xinalani is a unique resort, a perfect place for practicing yoga (as long as you don't mind lots of stairs). The staff were very courteous and helpful; the food was excellent; the adventures -- jungle hikes, whale watching -- were challenging and rewarding. Don't expect to spend lots of time swimming--the beach is beautiful but the waves make it a...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I attended a yoga retreat at this resort from Dec 29th to Jan 5th and overall I think the place has a lot of potential, but the staff have to work a bit harder to make it really competitive with other yoga resorts/retreats. The website advertises it as an "eco friendly" resort, which is cool - but it felt a...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed January 27, 2013

My incredible experience began the moment Antonio arrived to pick us up on the panga. He was engaging, ensured we had our life jackets on and was on the lookout for whales for us. I hadn't an idea that this type of care was to become a trademark feature of my Xinalani experience. Arturo was there to greet us as...

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London
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stayed here over New Years on a yoga retreat. A few people (Antonio, the daytime waiter and Modesto, the nighttime bartender) were especially helpful and friendly, however, some of the staff, e.g., the woman at the front desk, could have been more helpful in the organising of some things. We were also unfortunate enough to have pouring rain out of...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Angel with angel hands cured my back with his massage and i walked upright again!! thank you angel... then Arturo offered carrying me to the boat so that I won't hurt my back again, thank you Arturo. I ended my trip to Xinalina with lots of sweet memories...the first couple of days were a bit uneasy ..the boat transport was...

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Palatine, Illinois
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I attended a yoga retreat at Xinalani from 12/29/12 - 1/5/13. Here are some of my thoughts: THE FACTS: -Getting to Xinalani is a 45 minute boat ride from the marina. With your luggage. In a small boat. You'll get wet. Your luggage might too. I thought it was good fun but not everyone did... -You climb out of that...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I am a big fan of Mexico and have traveled to many parts of the country over the years. I went to Xinalani for a relaxing retreat before winter set in. It is easy to get to, with a transfer service from the Puerto Vallarta airport. It is a safe and convenient location for a Mexican getaway, even if you...

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ParisTravelfreak, Owner at Xinalani Retreat, responded to this review

Dear SantaFeSunset, Thank you so much for your kind and positive review. We hope to see you and your friends again soon. Happy new year!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Everyone I was there with kept saying, "Can you believe how great this place is?" A beautiful jungle setting, spacious, clean rooms, consistently impressive food, charming, well-trained service, and the yoga studio commands a stunning view of the bay and the jungle. We all had different levels of experience in Yoga but everyone's needs were met. definitely going back.

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ParisTravelfreak, Owner at Xinalani Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Barry D, Thank you very much for your positive review of Xinalani. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and it would be a great pleasure to host you again soon. Happy New Year.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Xinalani is one of Mexico's premier retreat centers. We offer a wide range of activities related to health, fitness and fun, in an environmental friendly setting. We have 23 guest rooms in the jungle, a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (fixed menu, 3 meals included in fare), a beachfront lounge bar, a beach club, 3 fully equiped yoga spaces, a spa with a complete array of massages and treatments, and a little souvenir store. Our 4 acre pristine beach front property is solely accessible by boat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xinalani Retreat

Address: Maria Montessori 650 Int 2 | Col Aramara, Puerto Vallarta 48290, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: $547 - $715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Xinalani Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Eco-Chic Suites are bigger than Deluxe rooms, but close to the stairs & walking paths people take to the yoga studios and so not as private”
  • Deluxe Room 22
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Hikingrrrl, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Talk to the staff and review the web site; the room choices very widely by location, price and amenities.”
byrneje, Jan 16, 2017 | Read review
“Big Palapa room does not have lighting except for the bathrooms. Be sure to bring a flashlight.”
gal7onthego, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“get an ocean view room”
S79EXscotth, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“The Eco-suites have wifi. Prepare to walk up and down the steps a lot!”
129cathyq, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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