A Yoga Retreat in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

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Say OMMM, Traveloti style

With the holidays in full swing, it’s time to think of the family you choose to be with. Treat yourself and your best friends to the way time off from work should be spent.

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So remote, it can be only accessed by boat, Xinalani is a stunning resort tucked away from the small city of Puerto Vallarta. And more than it being just a yoga retreat, it’s a place to breathe (yoga), a place to adventure (surfing and SUP), a place to dream (rooms overlooking the beach and forest), and a place to celebrate (bonfires and margaritas!).

For a week, you have the pleasure of a relaxed schedule, where you can take twice-daily yoga classes with top-notch resident instructors. For each meal, enjoy fresh Mexican specialties made with local ingredients like mahi-mahi and avocados, prepared by gourmet chefs. And after an eventful say of yoga and adventure, even take time to just relax on the beach.

And the rooms! These unique rooms are made to make you feel at peace at the end of your day. Each one features three walls and one open-air side to the beach or ocean, welcoming cool breezes and the sights and sounds of your tropical surroundings. For your best friend getaway, you have an option of fun, gorgeous dorm-style housing (not a typo!).

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And if you have a smaller group, you can upgrade to the smaller dorm-style room. Both rooms are elegantly designed in an eco-luxe style with fun amenities like an outside shower.

Check out this itinerary below to discover how you and your friends and can spend a week away in gorgeous coastal Mexico! To book this trip, visit Traveloti.

DAY 1:

Arrive by a boat transfer to the Xinalani retreat. Nestled between a scenic shoreline and lush forests, you’ll discover Xinalani is ideally located for fun and relaxation alike. Dine on your first gourmet and authentic vegetarian meal for dinner. Snag your first complementary margarita of the trip (one is included each day). Settle in for the night in your room with your friends and enjoy your first peaceful, letting nature’s sounds rock you to sleep.

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DAY 2:

Wake up and enjoy your first yoga class of the trip. 2 yoga classes per day are included in your stay, so you and your friends can each decide when and how often you want to practice yoga. Then go for a healthy, tasty breakfast. Get out on the water with your friends by taking a surf or SUP lesson.

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DAY 3:

Relax and unwind with a deep-tissue massage today. With 2 massages included per person, there’s no better way to de-stress. Go for some more yoga, and in the evening, gather your friends for a bonfire. Add on a bonfire to your experience to revel with your friends. Enjoy an included bottle of wine and you’ve got yourselves a divine evening in store.

DAY 4:

Ever fancied taking a dip with dolphins? Add on a Swim with Wild Dolphins experience to your trip and have an unforgettable experience swimming alongside these beautiful creatures. Then go for another surf or SUP lesson later in the day. Have some more fabulous meals and drink another complementary margarita right on the beach to end your day.

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DAY 5:

Start your morning off with some yoga and work on some of your more challenging poses. After a great lunch, go for Xinalani’s signature Into the Jungle Trek. On this excursion, you’ll be guided through the forest surrounding Xinalani by a member of the staff. It’s a perfect way to get a close-up view of the wildlife surrounding the retreat. After your trek, relax with another massage and a late dinner.

DAY 6:

Consider adding on a cooking class to learn from the master chefs at Xinalani how they make healthy tasty. Have fun in the kitchen with all your friends and learn the tricks of the trade so you can bring a taste of Mexican vegetarian cuisine with you back home. After your cooking class, get back out on the water with your complementary use of SUP or surfboards or perhaps go for another deep-tissue massage.

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DAY 7:

For your last full day at Xinalani, squeeze in any of the activities you may have missed. Yoga is, of course, always on the schedule, and even taking a relaxing day to tan on the beach is always welcome. Your friends will all be sad to leave in the morning, but that’s all the reason to have a spectacular last night. Enjoy drinks and dancing, if you wish. Stay up all night or go to bed early, it’s up to you!

To book this trip, visit Traveloti.

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