The retreat center offers massage and spa packages, activities like surfing, paddleboard, sea kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and Temazcal (a Mexican-style sweat lodge). Participants can also take salsa and cooking classes.
Additionally, there are a variety of adventures and eco-tours that take place off property:
Explore the local wilderness on a hiking trek through the jungle behind Xinalani. A guide will “machete” his way deep into the rainforest, leading you to a pristine waterfall. Enjoy some serious immersion in nature away from tourists. This is a steep hike that requires solid walking shoes, light sports clothes, a bottle of water, and bug repellent. ($35/person)
In partnership with experienced marine biologists, Xinalani has created an opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. After a short presentation about dolphins and whales lifestyles, you’ll take a boat to seek out dolphin pods. Hop in the ocean for an unparalleled swimming experience! Please take into consideration that finding dolphin groups can take some time. Wear a swimsuit and sunscreen. ($95/person)
Embark on a panga ride across the bay for humpback whale watching. From November to March, many whales migrate from the North Pacific Ocean down to the shores of Banderas Bay in search of a warm haven to reproduce. The Xinalani boat driver is in-the-know as to their whereabouts. He’ll take you as close to the whales as possible without disturbing their ongoings or compromising your safety. Seeing a whale close-up is truly breathtaking and a definite must during whale season. Wear your swimsuit—you’ll get a chance to swim and snorkel in our warm Banderas Bay. ($80/person)
Get on the panga and head to the peaceful and isolated cove of Majahuitas for swimming and snorkeling. After a sightseeing boat ride, we’ll bring you to the charming Yelapa, a traditional fishing village nestled in a stunning bay. Hike through town to the waterfalls and depending on the time of year, go for a swim! Back on the beach, you’ll have time for a delicious seafood lunch at the restaurant of your choice. When you’re ready the boat will pick you up and give you a fresh cerveza on the way back to Xinalani. ($60/person)
Zip from tropical treetop to treetop at high speeds in our exhilarating canopy adventure. Our boat will take you to Boca de Tomatlan Pier before hopping on a bus to Canopy Park for a zip-line adventure. Fun seekers and tree lovers will love this day trip. All safety equipment is provided; wear sports shoes and comfortable clothes ($70/person)