Our Restaurant is Open

The Real Coconut, Sanara's beach side restaurant and bar, is now open and serving very yummy, healthy caring food and drink to hotel guests and Tulum beach comers!

Menus have been created by co-proprietor Daniella Hunter, with a Tulum chef, nutrtionist, and kitchen team trained by her for a few months in a town facility before the first meals were served at the hotel early in February.  Beach lovers and Sanara yoga students are also loving our juices and smoothies throughout the day, all prepared with home made ingredients. The bar is kicking into gear with a superior wine list created by the head of International Sales for USA's esteemed Silver Oak winery. Our Mojito needs to be sampled over and over again!

Hotel guests are loving the recipes and the ambiance and our restaurant team are loving  serving our guests.

Coconut Oil for Natural Beauty

Coconut Oil for Natural Beauty

If I had to choose one beauty product to take to a desert island, (and I sort of now live on a Desert Island Beach @ Sanara Tulum) it would be, without doubt, coconut oil.  Having said that, I am sure there would be coconuts on said desert island, in which case I would just make my own coconut oil!

Coconut oil has so many diverse uses, many of which involve its use in cooking, or for consumption, but this post is dedicated to the benefits and pleasures of using coconut oil in your beauty or personal care routine.

Beauty & The Beach - Rebecca Jo leads Tulum SUP classes

"I invite you to move with me, to experience the beauty of this land and help build loving energy in a growing center for conscious awareness. in the midst of the natural movement that constantly surrounds us we will find stillness, floating on the ever flowing sacred waters of tulum. no experience is necessary to find yourself on the board."
Rebecca Jo - Sanara Resident Instructor

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Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk

When I was living in the UK, I dreamt of a tropical island lifestyle where I could go outside, lop off a few coconuts from the trees and make my own coconut milk, whilst padding around in a bikini.  That dream is now a reality! And while I’m not living on an island, Tulum is a tropical paradise where coconuts do grow on trees!

So, having made coconut milk hundreds of times over the years, I suppose I should share this simple recipe, with my new tropical twist!

Mint Choc Smoothie

Mint Choc Smoothie

"You simply have to try this"  Charlie says as the benefactor of Daniella's choc mint smoothie.  "I am weening off chocolate and cow's milk , both of which I have enjoyed endless blissful moments with all my life. Yet Daniella has supplement my desire with this drink... Its amazing and you can share one with us when you visit"

Rebecca Jo brings her unique Yoga practice @ Sanara

Rebecca Jo has joined Sanará as a resident yoga teacher. Known in Tulum as one oft he finest teachers having moved here in 2012 from New York. Now she is launching her own retreat "Alo" at Sanará in June 2014 as well as leading teachings during weekly Sanará retreats and to be available to hotel guests for one on ones.

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About Rebecca Jo
Rebecca Jo began her yoga practice a decade ago in an effort of physical healing after experiencing trauma to her spine. She quickly understood that flexibility and strength were not simple matters of muscle and bone, but also a challenge to one's sensibilities - a shift in perception that lit the path to inevitable self-discovery.

Through the experience of pain, she learned about the healing potential of the human body and has since dedicated herself to sharing that understanding. With an emphasis on re-focusing energy, Rebecca Jo is able to help connect the emotional stresses of her students to their physical goals through breath meditations, conscious alignment based movement, somatics education and practices of presence.  The physical body is used as a teaching tool and guide to understanding existence on a subtle level. Trained in Vinyasa Flow, Forrest Yoga, and Integrated Movement Therapies, Rebecca Jo continues her own study of human anatomy and movement, injury and trauma recovery, stress release, massage and natural healing in order to deepen her own understanding of the human experience.

As the eternal student herself, Rebecca Jo's practice has shifted and grown through her travels - from hosting private retreats in Thailand and Mexico, as well as pop-up events on New York City rooftops and workshops in Berlin. Each new place traveled inspires her to take on unique and exciting challenges in balance and strength, such as her recent innovative foray into stand up paddleboard yoga here in our beautiful Tulum.

Learn more about Rebecca Jo and join her journey at

Swimming with Whale Sharks

Whale Shark Swimming  @Sanará Tulum     May-September

Tulum Beach is a Baby Turtle sanctuary

Season May- October

Mothers start coming onto the beach in May.  Every night Turtle Watch teams will clearly mark the new nests and then 2 months later perfectly formed baby turtels hatch and make their comical but utterly beautiful way to the water's edge and in an instant, just like Life of Pi, without looking back, they will ride a wave out to the start of their new life!

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