Prana del Mar
We love the sound of this brand new eco-resort and we’re proud to say that we’re one of the first to cover it. We sure feel special. But not nearly as special as you’ll feel all holed up in this deluxe eco-resort and yoga retreat center.
Featuring 15 spacious rooms and suites, each one with polished travertine-tiled floors, custom-made Indonesian teak and rattan furniture, pillow-top mattresses, organic sheets and bath towels, balconies and terraces with ocean views. All seven of their two-room suites also feature full stainless steel and granite kitchens. What else does your weary soul need?
Beyond their accommodations, they also have a Community Building with full restaurant and bar, lap pool and hot tub, spa treatment rooms, lounges, rooftop deck, and meditation room. For those seeking a little pampering, spa services include several styles of massage, body wraps, scrubs, reflexology, aromatherapy, and more.
A separate building houses their 1850 square-foot yoga studio with its airy palapa roof, honey-colored bamboo floor, and vista of the Pacific to the west and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east. Take all that and five acres of xeriscaped gardens featuring native desert trees, plants, succulents, and a stone labyrinth for quiet contemplation and you’ve got yourself a solitary stretch of OM-nipotent golden sand and crashing waves all to your disposal.
All this does not come at the expense of sustainability though. All electricity is solar-powered (166 solar panels!), all wastewater is treated on-site and reused to irrigate the gardens. The salt water pool is solar-heated, the vegetable garden organic, the floor of the yoga studio is strand-woven bamboo, and all sheets and bath towels are organic. We think Prana del Mar is the future of sustainable travel so big up’s to them.
For a list of upcoming events, check out their Calendar: http://pranadelmar.com/calendar2011.html
Pricing differs depending upon the retreat, but starts as low as $1500 and includes 7-nights accommodations, all meals, roundtrip airport transfers, and taxes.