haramara retreat is one of the most wonderful, blissful places I have ever been. the location is centered in a beautiful jungle on a cliffside overlooking the ocean, 10 minutes from sayulita but a world away. the cabinas are separate/open air/ very Balinese style (sliding doors, open air showers) and unobtrusive in the jungle setting. we fell asleep listening to the ocean every night and listening to the birds every morning...admittedly the first night was a little weird with no real doors or locks, but we relaxed very quickly. we were on the "romantic retreat" and were offered a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean with our own private chefs and wait staff. the whole staff is incredible, unassuming but completely welcoming, accommodating and anticipatory. the food is local, organic, and vegetarian (except for fish) and wonderfully creative and delicious. the massage therapists were true healers using physical and energetic modalities to gently (or deep) work into your bodies. we weren't there on a yoga retreat, but were able to practice in the large/open air/beautiful studios. please note there is no wifi anywhere on the grounds, and no electricity in the cabinas (they supply oil lamps that are bright enough to read by and light the cabina). we thought it was wonderful to be completely disconnected but I know some ppl had difficulties with it.
I want to send many thanks to all of the staff - it was truly a magical stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Described as the place "where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest," Haramara Retreat is a magical and idyllic place created and designed to provide a natural and supportive environment for individuals, couples and groups to relax, renew and restore well-being. Haramara ("Mother Sea") is an intimate and secluded oceanside adventure and yoga resort offering sensual tropical harmony to every guest, along with superior yoga and wellness experiences. We are located near the quaint fishing pueblo of Sayulita, in the spectacular Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Scattered across beautiful tropical hillsides, each spacious cabana is made of all natural materials and offers exceptional ocean and jungle canopy views. Haramara offers serenity, seclusion, and security to ensure relaxing and renewing retreats, as well as professional retreats and workshops. Enjoy our nurturing safety all in the embrace of sacred land and the stunning Pacific coastline. Your culinary experience at Haramara will be exquisite as our chef bases his culinary creations on what is fresh and local. Nearby Puerto Vallarta airport has direct flights from the US and Canada - you will be met inside the airport and transported directly to Haramara in a private, comfortable air-conditioned SUV. From the moment you leave your airport gate to the moment you re-enter the airport upon your return home, you will be cared for and nurtured. Come experience the magic of Haramara for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Haramara Retreat Hotel Sayulita