Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe
Xinalani Eco-Yoga Resort offers sun, sand and spa in addition to jungle, yoga and gourmet food! Located a short boat ride away from Puerto Vallarta, it’s small enough to offer personalized service from the moment you arrive. Xinalani blends into the natural landscape of jungle and beach that envelop the grounds, with 23 open-air thatched-roof guest rooms. Built into the jungle mountain, your adventure starts on the private beach with an infinity pool, snorkeling and kayaking right at your toes. Enjoy flow yoga classes each morning in one of three ocean-view studios. Wellness activities include jungle treks or swimming with wild dolphins, or resting and relaxing on the beach under a shaded lounge chair. The cuisine at Xinalani includes a plentiful selection of local fresh produce and salads with a daily blend of aguas frescas made from the fruit of the nearby trees.
The Xinalani Spa has a selection of experiences, blending indigenous and Mexican treats – try a Tequila Boost, Chocolate Obsession, Coffee Sensuality, or Soothing Aloe Skin Repair. Enjoy a complete spa journey with a sea scrub and a massage, topped off by a restoring and refreshing facial including an aromatic exfoliation, light steam, and a nurturing mask. For a more spiritual Mexican ritual, take part in an indigenous Temezcal (a native steam bath or sweat lodge) led by a local Shaman.
The afternoon Yin yoga class is designed to help you unwind even more with slow restorative stretches that relax the body and mind to the sound of ocean waves.
By Carole Schor