This is a sample itinerary- days of activities will be subject to change. More details as we get closer.
Day One: welcome to the jungle! Arrival, orientation, evening yoga and welcome dinner, made fresh onsite by Chef Alex, at Tailwind Jungle Lodge.
Day Two: Morning yoga and breakfast, art journal intro and studio painting time, lunch plus free time to explore the lodge and nearby beach. Dinner (not included) and exploration in San Pancho.
Day Three: Morning yoga and breakfast, studio time, lunch. Afternoon trip to explore and dine in Sayulita (dinner not included)
Day Four: Breakfast and morning yoga. Day trip to Puerto Vallarta to explore Zona Romantica and the galleries, restaurants and views it offers. (lunch and dinner not included)
Day Five: Morning yoga and breakfast, art journal intro and studio time, lunch, plus free time to explore. Optional afternoon trip to San Pancho or Jungle hike (don't worry, it's a short 1.5 mile trek!)
Day Six: Boat tour: snorkeling, whale watching and boat trip to the Marieta Islands- breakfast, lunch and cocktails included with the boat tour. Farewell dinner prepared by Chef Alex at the jungle lodge.
Day Seven: farewell breakfast and morning yoga. Checkout at 11:00 and transportation back to the airport.
About Tailwind Jungle Lodge
Perched amidst majestically swaying palm trees, Tailwind is a sustainable jungle lodge, retreat center and adventure tour company on the Mexican Pacific. Our motto? Enjoy life! The lodge's creatively designed, tree-house like bungalows, palapas and casitas are nestled amidst 5 acres of truly stunning jungle ridges descending to breathtaking beaches of white sand. The lodge is located on a spectacular coastline, just north of the charming town of San Pancho (official name, San Francisco) in the state of Nayarit, Mexico.
While Tailwind offers many of the comforts of home, this is more of a "glamping" style lodging than a resort or hotel. There will be stairs, and bugs, but there will also be star-gazing, bird watching, and ocean/jungle sounds! Rooms will be assigned on first come, first served basis. Select your room after the deposit has been paid. Invite a friend, or be open to making a new friend; most lodging is shared.
Single Rooms (2 available)
Each Palapa includes a queen bed, private bathroom/shower with a shared common space.
Palapa Gecko is for the true adventurer! The palapa is mostly open on all four sides, and you'll be able to hear the jungle critters foraging at night. $2,250
Palapa Tigre is a more enclosed room, but it shares space with the kitchen where our meals will be prepared, and is beside the community table where our group will spend time eating, drawing and chatting. 2,300
Double Rooms:(4 shared rooms available)
Casita Tejone - The bathroom is below the casita with a composting toilet. It does have a shower, kitchen and small dining area.
one full bed upstairs (accessed by climbing a ladder on the extior of the casita) $2,250
two twin beds downstairs. $2,100 each
Palapa Parota - two twin beds, composting toilets (beside the Palapa), outdoor shower & dining area, hammock. 2,200 each
Casita Pumita - is two floors and completely enclosed, with indoor fully functional bathroom/shower. The downstairs room has a full sized bed and a twin bed available with a shared bathroom. (Your hosts will be staying upstairs, which has it's own separate bathroom)
Full bed: $2,400
Twin bed: $2,300
Double Bungalow $2,075 per person
Bungalow Chiche is a fully furnished safari style tent on wooden platforms perched in the trees, a true glamping experience.
Two twin beds, private shower & composting toilets (below the bungalow). Hammock, kitchenette & dining area
About San Pancho
San Pancho, as the village of San Francisco, Mexico is affectionately known, has preserved its rural essence and the authenticity of a picturesque Mexican town. Here one can still enjoy the serenity and the principles of old Mexico; where people take the time to chat rather than rushing to do business. Just an hour’s drive north of Puerto Vallarta airport but a world apart, San Pancho sits peacefully upon a wide palm-fringed golden beach wrapped in a lush cloak of verdant jungle. Quiet cobblestone streets provide visitors and residents a safe haven in which to wander and discover the town, with delightful restaurants close at hand to enjoy delicious refreshment. Learn more about San Pancho here.
Sayulita’s cultural blend of beaches, shops, restaurants, activities and smiling people makes the village the perfect destination for an "off-the-beaten-path" Mexico vacation. The picturesque fishing village of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, nestled in a gentle palm tree-lined bay just 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, offering visitors and residents incredible beaches, lush jungles and a taste of rural Mexico in an incredibly safe environment. With cobblestone streets hosting dogs, chickens and playing children, Sayulita is a half-century away from nearby Puerto Vallarta and its huge resorts, discos and parasailing. Get an overhead view in this Sayulita Drone Video or learn more here.
Puerto Vallarta Day Trip
After breakfast our car service will transport us into the Centro neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta. This historic neighborhood has beautiful architecture, galleries, restaurants, and the Malecon walkway along the Pacific Ocean, complete with several sculptures. Wednesday is the day of the local art walk, so galleries are open late, we'll tour several galleries between arriving, lunch and dinner, plus walk on the Malecon. You can stay with the group or explore on your own. For dinner, we'll regroup at Barcelona Tapas Restaurant for delicious food and gorgeous sunset ocean views, before exploring a few more galleries and heading back to the Jungle.
Reserve Your Spot Now
With only eleven spots (12-14 if couples/friends book together) available. We expect this retreat to sell out fast! To secure your space, we require a deposit of $800. The balance will be due in full by October 1, 2019. Cancellations after October 1 are non-refundable. Cancellations before October 1, will be refunded in full, less a $200 processing fee. See the retreat agreement here (must be signed and sent back at time of deposit).
Once you have paid your deposit, we'll send you more info about what to pack, transportation, and activities. If you have questions, dietary restrictions, or simply want to chat through this adventure with a real person, you can reach Nicole at email@example.com or 503-473-7749. I'm happy to help!