November 23, 2018

2018 PURIST Surf + Yoga Retreat

PURIST's retreat at the new El Careyes in Mexico was one to remember.
El Careyes’ 5-star resort opened in 2016.

by Cristina Cuomo

Thank you to the beautiful, magical Mexican 5-Star resort destination located in the Costalegre region between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo for the most wonderful 5 days of retreat for PURIST! This high-vibrational location was as spiritual and energizing as a location gets.

Our stunning sunset right outside our suites.

The unique combination of lush jungle, polo fields, bright castles and casitas, beautiful coastline and beaches, hospitable Mexicans, sophisticated luxury, natural beauty and cultural influences with daily surfing, yoga, and other activities will reset and rejuvenate.

We surfed nearby every day at Playa Arroyo Seco, somedays we surfed 5 foot faces and sometimes we gawked at the 10 foot ones!

Our mornings began with surfing at Arroyo Seco or a yoga asana followed by a traditional Mexican breakfast of fresh eggs, avocado, salsa picante, and fresh fruits like papaya, mango, anf pineapple. Our late afternoons were dedicated to the subtle practice of breathing, yoga and sound bath meditation which we did in the Copa at the top of a cliff, or more surf.  We also went hiking on our last day and saw some extraordinary art and architecture. There was plenty of time to relax in between spa treatments (see our mud bath below), beach activities, horseback riding, boating, stand-up paddle boarding, shopping excursions in the little village, delicious healthy dining, sunset drinks at castles surrounding El Careyes like Quixalla. 

Mud baths with a Shaman who chanted while we baked like ceramics in the sun.

Please see the link for more information on Careyes.

Everything was included in the package, and we will do it again soon!

  • Elite OCEAN FRONT room accommodations (villas for 4 or 5 rooms available upon request)
  • All meals included: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, including wine + tequila
  • Morning surfing or asana
  • Afternoon yoga practice
  • Round trip SUV transportation to/from airport + resort
  • One complimentary spa treatment, gym access + PURIST goodie bag
  • All taxes and gratuities are included
  • Guests are responsible for airfare, additional spa treatments, and activities beyond yoga 2x per day and surfing 1x per day for 4 days.

Please email dena@thepuristonline.com for more information.

Yoga yurts where Burning Man’s high-end crowd assembles every fall.

Flight Information to El Careyes:
There are flights into Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta from New York and Los Angeles.

Our amazing group of women: 2 doctors, 1 architect, 1 opera singer, 1 designer, 1 wellness coach, and many others bonded over meals.
Copa del Sol where we experienced sound bath meditation at sunset inside.