Sanará's Growing Family

The emergence of the Sanará brand and hotel has brought together some wonderful people, who understand the value of the business model and the need for such a hotel on the Tulum beach. They also join in a heartfelt common purpose around the world to help heal and be well.

You can see who is showing up on our Team Sanara

We are also joined by caring friends - lovely people who have spent their lives  journeying out of the box with the formations and management of amazing companies, All have enjoyed huge successes, the often challenges and the general learning line of life.   Exceptional people who ask the Shakespeare question every day "To be or not to be."  and because they choose to ask the questions of their day, they occasionally have been able to hear more accurately their own personal, community and global answers.

Charlie Stuart Gay and Daniella Hunter

Co Hosts

Sanará is built on an affinity for preservation of the past, social good for the future, and sustainable living in the present. Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico) The Sanará hotel is a story that begins on Mexico’s Caribbean coast… Daniella Hunter, was traveling through the Riviera Maya while working as a underwater photographer in 2000. The former Londoner decided to relocate with her family and partner Charlie Stuart Gay in 2012. While delving into the unique mix of Mexican & Mayan culture the couple chose Tulum for a continuation of their journey into what they call the pursuit of healing, within a service of caring. With the combined efforts of Daniella, Charlie, and  long time collaborative Toronto based partner, David Woolfson and then a group of willing supporters, the Sanará  Tulum hotel opened it’s doors December 2014.  


Daniella Hunter is an authentic manifestation of her own individual tastes and health philosophy, Sanará is an aesthetic of Hunter herself. A progressive maverick in the holistic community, the ever so poised and natural travel and lifestyle taste-maker is curating the healthful vision of Sanarà Tulum. Including but not limited to the wellness practices, programs, and menu creation.  

London Native, Charlie Stuart Gay makes up a charming slice of Sanará Tulum. The man of multitudinous talents spent much of his career in Los Angeles, initially at an invitation to provide management support to the iconic CHER, after being in the A list concert production business. Later he also became a direct media producer and partner in film distribution and marketing companies led by Frank Yablans, a legendary studio boss. Charlie has been known around the world for his humanitarian and social enterprise work. His organizations worked in reducing the cost of land mine removal as well as funding the first Women's Empowerment College in Monrovia Liberia. Today the college has graduated over 6,000 women.  in In the last few years he also founded, a preeminent social media live broadcast app company as well as an Executive Producer partner in the pre-eminent live social broadcast company Streaming Tank. In 2015 he curated TEDx Tulum and is activating social enterprise solutions for Mayan grandmothers. .  Integrating his expansive  diverse global community, Charlie visions Sanará with a unique sense. For more information visit

The whole-hearted Canadian, David Woolfson, is a lawyer in private practice in Toronto, Canada focusing on real estate and business matters. David also lends his hand as a ‘World Futures Actionist’ addressing the many societal and ecological challenges and opportunities before humanity today. David is Founder & President of The Club of Budapest Canada and Coordinator of The Club Budapest International's “Worldshift 20 Council”. It’s with a kind soul and hearty laugh that David completes the co-founding vision of Sanara.


Tulum has long been revered by media, music and fashion industry creatives who have been frequenting its pure white beaches and picture perfect scenery for years, shooting countless fashion campaigns and commercials. 

Tulum is also known for the ancient Mayan archeological site which uniquely sits right on the beach and is one of the top three most visited Mayan ruins in Mexico.  Trip Advisor rated Tulum as the third most beautiful beach in the world in 2012 and its pristine, white sand beaches stretch from the famous Mayan ruins of Tulum, approximately 10km down to the entrance of the Sian Ka’an biosphere, an additional 64km of virtually untouched coastline.