Sanará, which means “you will heal” in Spanish, is a luxury eco-boutique hotel in the Riviera Maya, situated on one of the world’s most beautiful beach fronts, overlooking the crystal clear, bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Harper’s Bazaar voted Sanará Hotel the third best hotel in the entire world, and it’s easy to see why. From immersive yoga lessons by the sea to transformative, holistic and adaptogenic food from their award winning restaurant The Real Coconut, Sanará Hotel has everything one needs for a relaxing, healing retreat.
Sanará Eco-Luxury Resort
Location: Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room size: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
View from Room: 5/5
Food Variety: 5/5
Food Quality: 5/5
Internet Service Quality: 5/5
Pool: 5/5, + on the Caribbean Sea
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Valet Parking: Yes
Sanará Tulum was an incredible oasis of tranquility, peacefulness, and wellness. While Tulum in general is a spot renown for its dedication to healthy living, organic foods, yoga, and healing workshops, Sanará takes this aspect of Tulum and distills it down to its most organic, natural form and centers the entire resort around the practice of restoration. The word Sanará means “you will heal” in Spanish, and the goal of the resort is to heal visitors mind, heart, body, and soul through healthy organic eating, daily yoga practices, spa treatments, guided meditations, restorative living, and a slower pace meant to help guests find their center and stay grounded.
We loved our time at Sanará Tulum, and from the moment we arrived, we were treated like family, and truly cared for. The hotel staff quickly learned our names, and would check in with us, even when they were off duty and we were in other parts of Tulum. I’ve really never experienced this level of caring and investment from hotel staff anywhere in our travels. The hotels atmosphere was so relaxing, and it was truly soothing just to be on the property. The sound of the waves rolling in from the Caribbean Sea, paired with the sea breeze rustling the palm fronds and native landscaping made Sanará an oasis for the senses.
Here we were encouraged to slow down, and enjoy simply being. Maybe that seems a bit “woo-woo” to some, but in a world where being busy to the point of physical and mental exhaustion is praised and valued more than one’s own health and wellbeing, it was so refreshing to be given permission to just enjoy our time together here, and savor every moment of our stay.
Sanará is an internationally recognized yoga destination, and they offer yoga classes three times daily, led by some of the best yoga instructors in the world. Regardless of skill level, these classes are incredibly educational and holistic, and encourage participants to just live in the moment, whatever that may look like to them at that moment in time. One of my favorite travel memories is waking up early to stroll the beach at sunrise and then enjoying a fantastic yoga session at our hotel overlooking the Caribbean Sea, then walking over to The Real Coconut for a beautiful, nourishing breakfast.
Each of Sanará’s 19 suites has air conditioning, a private balcony, a spacious bathroom, and organic touches that help set the tone for a gorgeous, restorative vacation. Speaking of The Real Coconut, the hotel’s gorgeous, mindful eating restaurant, it was one of our favorite places to eat in Tulum, and that’s saying a lot, because there were so many incredible places to eat that I made a round up post of our 20 favorite places to eat in Tulum. Everything here is free of gluten, grains, dairy, refined sugars, soy, and corn, making it an easy choice for beautiful, fresh food that’s allergen friendly.
The hotel can arrange any number of excursions for guests, from swimming in cenotes and climbing Mayan pyramids at Cobá, to enjoying wonderful meals around Tulum. They also have a gorgeous boutique full of ethically sourced, sustainably made clothing and home goods from Tulum and beyond, as well as lots of related wellness events and activities, so if you wanted to stay on the property for the entire duration of your vacation, you absolutely could without ever feeling bored.
If ever you find yourself in Tulum, I can’t recommend staying at Sanará resort enough. It’s truly a gorgeous experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the world.
Read my complete Travel Guide to Tulum here.
Read my restaurant review of The Real Coconut here.
Explore the Mayan Ruins of Tulum with me in this post.
Swim in Gran Cenote alongside turtles and colorful fish, here.
Discover the 20 Best Places to Eat in Tulum, here.
Until next time!
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