Welcome to Punta Serena Resort & Spa. Bruce Kessler, Hot Yoga Bliss Director: ” I found this place in 2006 looking to heal after the passing of my Mom, Elisa. One week stretched into two. I began to heal. I promised myself  to  to return. And I have. Over and over again”.

It’s a quiet gem of a resort located on the Pacific Coast, overlooking a beautiful bay called Tenacatita and home to various sealife. You will sometimes see groups of dolphins playing in the bay. The water is a clear shimmering blue and is usually calm and great for swimming.  Surf beaches nearby – one to the north named Arroyo De Seco and just south called Bocas Grande are close by for those interested in surf and SUP. Surf Instructor for both beaches available at reasonable rates

The private beach consists of ten palapas and a beach bar. You will feel like you are on your own private beach! Each of the 24 rooms room feature panoramic views of the bay and sunrises and sunsets that are simply breathtaking. Come and experience what one of our many guests have called “The Perfect Yoga Retreat!”

Located 20 miles north of Manzanillo (ZLO) Airport and 100 miles south of Puerto Vallarta (PVR). Shuttle transfers to and from both airports are available. What we are most proud of is our brand new 900 square-foot newly mirrored and perfectly-heated hot yoga room. Guests can meditate before class just steps from the yoga room in one of the resorts two Jacuzzi pools, or enjoy a cooling dip in the infinity pool after class. Oceanside Villas & Deluxe Cottages all are located on a spectacular ocean-side cliff. Horseback riding and kayaking are also included and available

The resort also features four full-service restaurants including Buena Vista and Arecife both with covered and outdoor seating. All food and beverages are included in the vacation cost. In short, many people come and mention the resort in person is even more beautiful than the photos! We have tried to give you the best photos imaginable but the thing to do is come visit. You won’t want to leave


It is perched over a quiet and very beautiful beach called La Manzanilla. Birds, butterflies and the occasional Iguana are all sights to behold.  Watch our short video and see that peace and serenity for yourself. Every guest who comes immediately falls in love with the surroundings. You will as well!



The view from any room in Punta Serena Resort. The Sunrise is gorgeous as it develops over the mountains. Time for morning class to begin! Yoga Bliss

Coastal Beach picture


View of the Infinity Pool and Bay of Tenacatita from the Yoga Room.



There are many opportunities to snorkle along the bay or on a our boat cruise

Dolphins near the Resort


On Thursday or Friday of each retreat week we take a three hour cruise on the gorgeous Pacific and usually find dolphins!

Ocean activites


The Costa Alegre (aka The Happy Coast) is the area where Punta Serena is located on the Bay of Tenacatita.

Social gathering in the hotel lobby


Before dinner meet in the Punta Serena Lobby bar area for post class Margarita or glass of wine!

Guests by the beach


The most important part is always meeting new friends with similar passions! Yoga does that – it brings people together. Even muddy

hot tub by ocean


We have two huge Jacuzzis overlooking the beautiful Bay of Tenacatita. Join your new friends after class.


We at Hot Yoga Bliss Retreats have made a commitment to give you the highest quality vacation/retreat. From the gorgeous sunrise over Tenacatita Bay that precedes your morning class to the evening dinner where you will find that bonding with new friends is such an important part of your week – our focus will be on helping you achieve a literal state of bliss and well being. Read more reviews below. We have over 50 in over 5 years.

If you’ve been on a retreat, we’d love to hear from you!


WOW! What a treat to myself

“The purest form of self indulgence. 7 days of yoga in beautifully exotic surroundings. I’m an avid yogi and have been wanting to embark on a retreat for many years now but have always scared of committing myself to a full week of yoga with strangers. This retreat was amazing and the best decision I’ve made in a long time.”

Emmelie , Los Angeles

Words cannot describe how I feel afterwards

“This was one of the best vacations I’ve ever been to – hands down! Punta Serena was so magical, the place, the people, the energy. I feel refreshed, revitalized and clear minded. ​The most peace I have felt in a long time. More importantly, I feel like I have excelled in my practice and learned so much.”

Michelle, New York City
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I’m definitely going back!

“Just got back from a Hot Yoga bliss Retreat at Punta Serena and it was fantastic. I loved every single second of it. From our wonderful host Bruce to the expert yoga instruction, great food, fantastic day trips, and brilliant group of people, this exceeded all my expectations.”

Vedra, Charlotte
Allyson Guest

This place is absolutely beautiful!

“What a wonderful week of rejuvenation, relaxation and recharging!! The staff is so accommodating and go out of their way to make sure you are 100% happy. The food was one of the most surprising things about this place. The rooms have wonderful views!”

Marsha, San Diego
Glynnis Guest

We were very well taken care of!

“For those seeking a vacation experience that offers something totally unique, you have found it with Bruce Kessler’s “PowerBliss”! This vacation package begins at the Super Sexy “Punta Serena Resort” and ends – in your own, awesome state of BLISS! Fresh, tasty, nutritious food and beautiful, clean rooms; delivered always with big happy smiles.”

Glynnis Grey, Vancouver
Sarah Guest

I have never done two classes in a day. it was great

“I found Bruce to be a knowledgeable, engaging instructor. He got us to work hard and have fun at the same time. He brings his Brooklyn sassiness to his delivery…kept us on our toes and had high expectations. I learned from him and have the utmost respect for him as a yoga teacher. I had never done 2 classes in a day. It was great. I appreciated the always available water, towels and fruit after class. If you go, make sure you talk to Bruce about additional electrolytes.”

Antonella, New York City
Girl Reviewer

Truly an amazing experience

It had to be the most relaxing and exhilarating vacations I have ever been on. The views are spectacular because the resort is on a cliff. It includes your own private villa, which is clean, spacious and has a balcony that overlooks the ocean (even if it is partial) with a hammock! The staff at the resort are joyful, gracious and attentive. They have the most fabulous massage therapists on staff who gave me a massage overlooking the bay. The weather during the trip (December 12-19th) was incredible 85-90, sunny and breezy. The private beach is perfect for relaxation, reading and to get some good color.

Debbie, New York City
Review by guest

I can’t even say enough about it

“Bruce’s teachings throughout the daily classes… I can’t even say enough about it, especially because I was not aware how much of an impact he would have on me until the week was coming to an end and I didn’t know how I would go back to real life without his voice leading me. No other Bikram teacher has dug deep into my practice like Bruce and by the time the week was halfway done, I knew I would be returning for another retreat, once a year if I’m fortunate enough to do it. I learned more from Bruce in 7 days than I have in 4 years of practicing with other Bikram teachers.”

Laura, Las Vegas
Anna Guest

The retreat was everything you can ask for

“I joined Bruce for a Hot Yoga Bliss retreat in 2014 at the Punta Serena Resort. The retreat was everything you can ask for. A beautiful Infinity pool, Two hot tubs perched over the ocean. Amazing and healthy and delicious food. It was the perfect location for a blissful getaway to unwind and relax”

Anna, Washington D.C.

This place is absolutely beautiful!

“What a wonderful week of rejuvenation, relaxation and recharging!! The staff is so accommodating and go out of their way to make sure you are 100% happy. The food was one of the most surprising things about this place. The rooms have wonderful views!”

Marsha, San Diego