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San Francisco
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I'm writing this review because I would have appreciated reading one like it before my trip. This place is drop-dead gorgeous and the staff (especially Modesto and Yvetta) ooze kindness and generosity. But the resort is definitely not for the faint of heart. The palapas do not have walls all the way around, much less all the way to the...

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Xinalani_Retreat, Guest Relations Manager at Xinalani Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia, Thank you for your review and your visit, we are always open and appreciative of feedback. Xinalani, as we describe throughout our website, is for those looking for a comfort zone outside of your comfort zone. The idea of having an open wall facing the beach add to the sense of openness we are trying to achieve and...

Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Such a lovely, sweet, playful spot - like a jungle treehouse with charming winding paths and a private beach. Went for a yoga retreat and loved he open-air yoga room - the view is majestic! Even more spectacular than the natural beauty and gorgeous bungalows was the staff! Everyone was helpful, kind, generous and ready with a genuine smile; once...

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New York
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Technically, it is a group of palapas built on a hillside in the jungle. What I saw was an eco-friendly resort that looks like the Swiss Family Robinson's beach estate. The resort has a capacity of 30 people, so the staff knows every guest by name and makes an effort to genuinely engage with each person (shout out to Arturo...

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 14 June 2013

If there is any bad review on here, just ignore it as they are out of their mind!! Truly, Xinalani is the PERFECT retreat. It's unlike anything you have experienced. The beach is stunning, the food is incredible, the rooms are amazing, the staff are the sweetest, kindest people you will ever meet - it is literally the perfect vacation...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I just came back from a seven days yoga retreat in Xinalani. I wished I could stay forever in this place! I stayed at the Big Palapa (which is a room you share with other people) and it was fantastic. I traveled there by myself and made friends for life. The staff at this resort really treat you like family....

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have just returned from a wonderful yoga retreat at Xinalani and it exceeded all of my expectations. The resort is beautiful and peaceful, the food was delicious and the staff were super friendly and accomodating. It felt secluded and intimate, often we were the only people on the beach. I booked my yoga retreat with Alchemy Tours www.alchemytours.com ....

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I'll start by saying Xinalani is a beautiful place, and I think they'll get better over time. Given that this is their 3rd season, however, I'm surprised at the issues they are still having with service and food. Our pick up at the marina was perfect and organized, with none of the issues some people noted in other reviews. We...

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ParisTravelfreak, Owner at Xinalani Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Kelley, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're grateful for the feedback you've expressed while on property and the one you're listing here. First of all let me offer a sincere apology for the hiccups you experienced throughout your stay with us. It is indeed unacceptable that you were checked in a room...

Issaquah, Washington
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Xinalani has likely spoiled me for most future retreats & vacations. The other reviews about Xinalani provide you with all sorts of details about the remoteness, secluded beach, fabulous spa, ALL the stairs, delicious meals, attentive staff, open-air palapas and 2 yoga studios. I'm a girly girl and I loved everything about this amazing retreat.The stairs were worth it all!...

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1Thank Angela R
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Xinalani exceeded all expectations I had for hosting my yoga retreat! Private, secluded, gorgeous property, amazing food by Chef Felix, most accommodating staff, environmentally conscious and yet absolutely luxurious. Can't wait to go again in 2014!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 February 2013

I just came back from leading my first yoga retreat at Xinalani. It was my first international retreat I've lead and it exceeded my expectations on every end. Leading up to the retreat, Jean Baptiste was there to answer every single question I had (and it being my first retreat- i had a LOT of questions!) and he never made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: $533 - $960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Xinalani Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“The Eco-suites have wifi. Prepare to walk up and down the steps a lot!”
 of 5 bubbles 129cathyq, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The eco-chic suites were stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles ariela995, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with the hammocks are an added bonus.”
  • Beautiful view
 of 5 bubbles TayG007, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“At night there's ocean and jungle noises, if you are a light sleeper definitely bring ear plugs or another noise cancelling option.”
 of 5 bubbles 505amyy, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“#15 #6. Eco-suite upgrade is worth if for the hammock!”
 of 5 bubbles tahoeskierTahoe, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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