A Vision for Wellness



What makes Xinalani so special is that it’s a sanctuary for the soul—a place to escape the stresses of modern life, restore mind/body equilibrium, and re-inspire the spirit. Here’s our philosophy:

10 things you need to know


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1. We value our staff

Our team of associates is our most valuable asset. They provide this “je ne sais quoi” of the retreat experience. Together we share the goals of being genuine and warm hosts as we offer conscious retreats for those who aspire to live an inspired life. We are united by our vision, fiercely committed to making Xinalani a sustainable retreat destination for generations of conscious travelers.

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2. We adhere to our values in all that we do

We follow these values at Xinalani

  • Teamwork and motivation
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Respect for each other, our land, and everything at Xinalani
  • Loyalty, warmth, empathy, politeness, and helpfulness towards our guests
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3. We are an ethical venture

Xinalani is committed to the sustainable development of the local community. As an ethical venture we offer scholarships, training in hospitality careers, and great job opportunities. We respect nature and built Xinalani with organic local materials, approach energy and water consumption with care, found efficient alternatives to air conditioning, and are proud to share our space with local fauna.

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4. We offer something very unique

When it comes to vacation, we believe that there should be more than flat screen TVs in air-conditioned rooms. Vacation can be an opportunity to work on ourselves and nurture our wellbeing, margaritas not excluded. A stay at Xinalani is just that.

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5. We believe that yoga extends outside of yoga class

Xinalani supports our guests on their search for balance and personal evolution.
We help our guests to experience “the yoga life”, which exists not only during yoga class but 24 hours a day. This includes community, down time, exercise, good sleep, wholesome food, and fun. We've created a place and an experience where our guests can live this yoga life, tapping into true bliss.

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6. We're a wildlife sanctuary

As a sustainable eco-resort, our property is a sanctuary for wildlife. Our privileged location in the heart of the jungle and on the beach blesses us with the companionship of humpback whales, bottled-nose dolphins, iguanas, and birds such as parakeets, parrots, macaws, and woodpeckers.


Xinalani is an eco-retreat. This means that during your stay, you'll mostly be off the grid. Don't worry—it's a blessing in disguise. Please read our
FAQ’s or ask us about this directly.

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1. There is no road access

Xinalani Retreat is only accessible by boat. With advanced notice, we can arrange transportation to make your journey more comfortable. Please fly into Puerto Vallarta before 4:30pm and fly out after 11:30am to avoid traveling by boat at night (not recommended)

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2. We're remote and proud of it

Xinalani is much like being on a remote island. Aside from relaxing and playing at our resort, there's not much else to do–no Starbucks, no malls. To go to Puerto Vallarta, you'll need to take a 15 minute water taxi plus a 40 minute cab ride or hour long bus ride. If you're going as a group, you can charter the Xinalani boat to take you directly to town (no bus needed) and pick you up at the pier when you’re done shopping and sight-seeing.

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3. We have a a gazillion stairs

Well, not a gazillion but 176. Our retreat is built on a steep hill. There's an elevation of 215 ft from the beach to the highest point on the property (the Jungle Studio).

Please take this into consideration if you have had knee surgery, a hip replacement, a sprained ankle, or if you hate a good butt workout.

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4. The wi-fi is less than impressive

Our remote location means that telecommunication is unreliable. This can be frustrating if you're trying to check your email every 5 minutes. We encourage you to disconnect and embrace wifi as a rare bonus, not a necessity.

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5. The food is special

We take great pride in our food. You'll be served from a menu that's designed for yogis and people who care about health and fitness. The food is both healthy and delicious and includes eggs, fish, seafood and chicken, but no red meat or pork. We offer vegan and gluten-free options at every meal.

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6. The staff are here to help

Most guests rave about our staff. They're chosen for their authentic kindness, strong work ethic, and willingness to go the extra mile for guests. Since we aim to hire from local neighborhoods, some of our team members are working in the hospitality industry for the first time. If they lack in experience, they tend to overcompensate with genuine care.

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7. This is a stay in nature

While our rooms are very comfortable, a stay at Xinalani is much like living outdoors for a week. We try to minimize our environmental impact through low energy consumption. The resort is very dark at night so please bring a flash light. Your room will have a door with a lock but only three walls—the terrace is open to its jungle surroundings and can not be shut completely. While it does have curtains, it's still open air. You may encounter a wild animal during your stay but they're harmless. Consider it part of the adventure. To prepare for the unique experience at Xinalani, please read our packing list.

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8. Sh** happens

Some things are beyond our control and letting go of expectations is an important part of vacation. Even though the weather is mostly heavenly (see temperature charts here), it sometimes rains. There's a chance your flight will be late or even cancelled, and you may lose precious vacation time. Sometimes the ocean can be rougher than expected or the waves too small to surf. That being said, you’ll more likely have one of the most epic stays of your life.

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9. Do activities at your own risk

We offer a wide range of mind-blowing excursions: jungle hikes, canopy zip line tours, swimming trips with wild dolphins, and surf lessons. We want you to have tons of fun but please consider the risks and make sure you can handle them. You will need to sign a liability release and waiver for most activities.

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10. There are no refunds

Our cancellation policy is strict and explicit. We give credits when applicable so that you can use your money for a future retreat, but we do not offer refunds.