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Come join this retreat to experience some spiritual healing and cleanse your body and spirit in a tropical paradise of Mexico. The secluded and peaceful beach location will give you a peace of mind ideal for you to immerse yourself in the experience. Reduce your stress and reach a state of relaxation with silent meditation and yoga practices. The detox and healing sessions will complete the spiritual retreat, leaving you with a great sense of relief and fulfillment.
You will be staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat. The accommodation communes with nature in all its forms; sea, jungle, river, tropical plants, and birds. The accommodations are rustic but clean and comfortable. It is designed in modern Mexican palapa style with all comforts including hot showers, mosquito nets, safe boxes, LED lights, hammocks, etc.
Staying at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an experience unlike any other. The cabins are located in a jungle and a tropical garden situated on the hill just at the ocean shore. Most of the cabins have breathtaking views of the ocean and Yelapa bay since they were built literally just above the ocean. You may enjoy the ocean view right from your bed or from a terrace.
Each cabin has one to two queen-sized beds (organic metal-free mattresses, organic, hypoallergenic, or goose down pillows) with mosquito nets. There is also a very spacious cabin with a loft of two queen-sized beds downstairs and two upstairs. Each cabin has a private bathroom (some with ocean views). They are furnished with authentic Mexican furniture and artifacts selected individually for each cabin to offer a unique look and feel.
All cabins are spacious and individually designed. All lighting is soft white LEDs which are energy saving and good for your eyes and health. The cabins were built in modern palapa style. They are walled from three sides and open in the front, offering amazing jungle and ocean views, security, privacy, and fresh unpolluted air. There is also one fully enclosed cabin with air conditioning.
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an eco-retreat which is mostly EMF-free. There is Wi-Fi limited to certain hours in the common area. There are spots on the property where you can get cellular reception. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat invites you to retreat from the media, computers, and phones. Unlike other hotels in the area, you are not limited just to your room. It’s a communal spiritual retreat experience.
For cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation, Pura Vida Wellness Retreat offers temazcal, a type of sweat lodge used traditionally by pre-Hispanic indigenous people of Mexico. For meditative Vipassana walks, there is a labyrinth in the zen garden. You will also find a way to enjoy your aloneness on meditation decks on the rocks by the ocean. To ensure your meditative retreat experience, loud music or alcohol is not allowed at the property.
Raw food is unprocessed food, not heated over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and contain live enzymes and all nutrients. Some people imagine a raw food diet as a carrot and a stick of celery on a plate! They are completely surprised to discover Pura Vida Wellness Retreat's gourmet, delicious meals prepared daily by the professional chefs. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat serves raw pizza, pasta, sushi, falafel, neat burgers, soups, granola, smoothies, and nut milk. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat uses soaked and sprouted nuts and grains, they dehydrate and make crackers, pizza crust, and tortillas. Pura Vida Wellness Retreat serves excellent desserts including raw chocolate, cheesecakes, and apple pies.
Yelapa is a small fishing village located by a bay within Puerto Vallarta Bay and accessible only by boat. Nestled between a tropical jungle and a sandy beach with no cars and roads, it is a perfect place for a silent meditation retreat. Yelapa is a very unique, safe, and peaceful place with no crime. So, do not get discouraged by stories and news about Mexico! It can be reached with a three-hour flight from the San Francisco Bay area and a 40-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta (15 minutes' taxi drive from the airport to water taxi).
Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Getting to Pura Vida Wellness Retreat is an easy, safe, and very picturesque journey. It takes three hours’ flight from San Francisco or two hours’ flight from Los Angeles to Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). You will continue to 20-25 minutes’ taxi drive from the airport or 40 minutes’ water taxi ride from Puerto Vallarta city to Yelapa. Somebody from Pura Vida Wellness Retreat will be meeting you upon your arrival in Yelapa.