How can I get to and from the airport?
We can arrange ground transportation for you, through a reliable and comfortable service that we have been using for some time now.
The cost of transportation to or from the airport and Amansala is $135 each way. We do our best to coordinate for guests to share when possible, in which case the rate would go down to $70 per person based on 2, and $60 based on 3.
If you’d like us to arrange your transport please provide your flight itinerary using this form
There is an additional charge of $20/each for all pick ups from the Cancun hotel zone. Pick ups from Playa del Carmen are subject to the same rates listed above.
We will do our best to coordinate multiple passengers for all arrivals. However due to varying arrival times and flight delays, we can not always be 100% certain you will share even if we have it scheduled that way, but do do our best.
We ask that you pay for transportation in cash upon arrival at Amansala if you have not prepaid and that you look for the AMANSALA sign after you exit the customs terminal. We use safe reliable car services that have been working with us for over 10 years.
Where do I find the driver?
You will find the driver as you exit and he will be holding a sign that will say Amansala.
If you have any problems locating your driver you can also email us at this address. Most flights come into terminal 3, with the exception of domestic flights. If you come out of Terminal 2, just head straight out, but if you come to 3 you can migrate towards the little restaurant as you walk out towards the right called Margaritaville to find him easier.
Where is Amansala?
Tulum Quintana Roo, Mexico Located approximately 2 hrs south on the coast from Cancun
What time is arrival and departure?
We aim to be as flexible as possible. The first group activity begins at 4:00 pm on the first day, although guests will be arriving throughout the day according to the flight schedule from their area. Most guests depart mid-morning to catch mid afternoon flights on the last day.
Official check in is 1:00 pm
Official check out is noon
We do our best to have your room ready for you when you arrive and you are always welcome to relax on the beach or in the restaurant area for as long as you need to.
Can you tell me about the food?
Our motto is moderation not deprivation. We serve lots of fresh fruits and veggies, fresh local fish and chicken. Our meal plan is based on the philosophy of “from the earth to your plate”, so we avoid preservatives and processed foods. Bikini Boot Camp meals are low calorie (but not too low), high fiber, full of valuable nutrients and lots of flavor.
The kitchen is open all day and can prepare you a healthy snack whenever necessary. We can also accommodate vegetarian requests.
You can find a sampling of some meals below:
Breakfast: Fruit, yogurt, amaranth, eggs
Lunch: Grilled fish or chicken tacos, grilled fish curry salad, grilled chicken salad with a sesame & soy dressing, fajitas, gazpacho, chicken tostadas
Snack: Fruit smoothies, fresh fruit salads, hummus or guacamole with carrot and cucumber sticks, jicama with lime
Dinner: Grilled fish with mixed vegetables, Vegetable and chicken curry with brown rice, Fish and vegetable kabobs
Dessert: Watermelon ice, grilled banana, flan.
We do serve coffee and tea in the mornings. Alcohol is also available. For more information see below.
Are additional spa treatments available?
Yes. You can pre-book additional massages and/or facials on the REGISTRATION form.
Additional massages, Facials or Reflexology are $85.00/ hour.
You can upgrade one of your included massages to a Mayan Healing session for $45.00
12 hours notice is required on all spa services cancellations- including, but not limited to, massages and facials.
Any spa service cancelled or postponed with less than 12 hours notice will be subject to the following conditions:
Included massages – forfeited, may be rescheduled with a $30 per service rescheduling fee.
Pre-booked services – subject to a $30 per service cancellation fee
Pre booked and pre -paid massages- subject to a $30 per service cancellation fee. Pre-paid balance, minus the $30 per service cancellation fee, can be used towards the following incidentals ONLY- alcohol, gift store items, additional spa services and phone calls.
There are no reimbursements on pre-booked and pre-paid massages.
Our spa therapists turn down other work and travel far to get to us, so we appreciate your understanding of the situation. The $30 per service cancellation fee is what we have to pay them in order to cover their lose of business and time.
Do I have to be part of the program to come?
Our program is running frequently throughout the month, weekly during high season and at least 3 times during the lower season. The people that come to the program are health conscious, well travelled people from all over the world that often come alone but by the 2nd day have a new group of friends to share the rest of the week with.
If you participate in the program you will be nourished with 3 delicious healthy meals daily, move your body with fitness and dance classes, and restore your body with yoga and pilates. We have world class trainers in fitness and yoga as well as some of the best therapists in the area. Our program will send you back looking and feeling better than when you arrived with a glow that lasts long after your sun tan has faded.
We hope to hear back from you soon.
We also offer tours to local highlights which allows you to explore the area with the group and visit some of the most beautiful places in Tulum as well as the important archeological sites.
If you choose to participate in the group you will quickly find community on your travels and converse with all types of people, be inspired and leave feeling lighter in mind body and spirit.
However, if you choose not to participate in the program we do offer room only bookings with continental breakfast included. Reservations are limited so please check for availability via our website
Is it mandatory to participate in all activities?
This is your vacation, and while we encourage everyone to participate in everything, if you decide to opt out of any activity, it is totally up to you.
Is Amansala for the solo traveler?
YES! it is a great option for a solo vacation. Meals are served communal and you can be as social or as private as you like. Most of our guests make friends and keep in touch with each other and are completely comfortable being on their own. This is also a very safe place to travel as a solo women.
Do we serve alcohol and caffeine?
Yes, we serve both alcohol and caffeine. Our motto in moderation, not deprivation and this is your holiday. If you have specific goals, such as giving up caffeine, we can work with you on this during your stay. If you are looking for a margarita, we make a mean one!
Alcohol is not included in your stay.
Do we have internet access?
We do have wireless available at an extra cost for the duration of your stay.
Will my cell phone work from the beach?
Usually, although it depends upon your carrier, it is best to check directly with your provider prior to arrival. The connection is not always the best from the beach, but you should be able to find connection somewhere on the property.
Do I need any money once at Amansala?
We ask that you pay in cash (US dollars or pesos) for all incidentals (extra spa services, gratuity, etc) and transportation costs. There are ATM’s in town should you need additional cash once you arrive. We also accept traveler’s cheques, although cash is much more readily accepted in the area.
Is there shopping near Amansala?
Tulum pueblo has a few charming shops, but is not know for its shopping or nightlife. Playa del Carmen is a 45 minute drive north of Amansala, and makes for a nice day trip if you are interested in shopping.
Do you need to rent a car?
No. We take you to most of the interesting sites in the area as part of the programs. We can arrange additional day trips for you to Playa del Carmen, etc. if you are interested, for an additional charge. Taxis are readily available as well. Most of our guests choose to just stay at Amansala, as it is so relaxing. If you do decide to rent a car, direction to Amansala can be found on the Getting There page.
Do I need a passport?
Yes. If you do not have a valid passport please speak with your airline carrier in advance or contact the Embassy for additional info.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have four lovable white labs. They love all the guests and make everyone feel at home here!
What is the weather like?
While we cannot predict the weather, it is usually sunny and comfortable here on the beach at Amansala. July, August and September are the hottest months and December, January and February are the breeziest, especially in the evenings. Tropical showers are expected in August-November, but they usually pass quickly, leaving clear blue skies, lots of warmth and sunshine. The following link gives average temperatures and precipitation throughout the year:
See www.weather.com for current forecasts.
What is the average age for your guests?
Our guests range in age as well as fitness levels. On average, our guests are between 33-48, but we get many 20 somethings and have guests up to 78 years of age. As long as you are young at heart, we would love to have you join us!
What do you need to bring?
Please read our suggested packing list