Fodor's Expert Review Haramara Retreat

Sayulita, Nayarit, 63732, Mexico

With stunning views and acres of trees, as well as blissful breezes off the Pacific Ocean, Haramara Retreat is an oasis of tranquility just south of Sayulita. Originally a retreat for yoga groups only, Haramara—which means "Grandmother Sea" in the Huichol language—is now open to individual travelers. With its own private beach and several large pergolas for meditation, Haramara is a wonderful venue for a rejuvenating vacation away from phones, television, and (gasp!) cyberspace. Included in the price are three healthy meals at the ocean-view restaurant, which specializes in vegetarian cuisine but offers seafood as well. Vegans and those with food allergies or other dietary requirements are accommodated. Expert body workers give several types of massage, and private yoga lessons are available, as are surfing lessons and surf safaris. A packed dirt path leads up and down the hilly, 12-acre property to thatch-roofed bungalows that open to the sea breezes. The showers also are open-sided so you can admire the views as you bathe. Comfortable beds are surrounded by mosquito netting; and hardwood floors, bamboo siding, and thatch roofs complete the Robinson Crusoe feel of the place.


  • wonderful views
  • tranquil setting on a huge
  • tree-studded property
  • gifted body workers and yoga teachers
  • tranquil setting on a huge, tree-studded property
  • gifted body workers and yoga teachers


  • no Wi-Fi access
  • cab ride from Sayulita
  • limited cell phone coverage


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Phones: 329-291–3558


15 bungalows, 1 dorm-style room
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, All meals

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