There's nothing too complicated about meditation, yoga, and delicious food on the beach, but if you still have questions, just email us at

Collage of talks and meditation at Palmaia resort.
Collage of talks and meditation at Palmaia resort.

We see Wanderlust Palmaïa as a particularly intimate Wanderlust Festival with a big focus on chill.

The big chill comes in part from our programming, which includes a wide range of experts and practices with experience in rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Even the music, which spans beautiful sound baths and vintage downtempo DJs, is designed to support the vibe. 

And then there's the amazing Palmaïa resort itself. Built from the ground up around diverse wellness practices and experiences, the resort is a true jungle sanctuary.

We looking forward to seeing you on the Riviera Maya.

The best place to learn about the many facets of Palmaïa—and there are too many to list here—is on the resort's website, the We encourage you to start with Palmaïa's mission

Wanderlust has partnered with many stunning resorts over the years, but few have offered such an incredible natural canvas, with unspoiled beaches abutting miles of untouched jungle. 

What sets Palmaïa apart is its intention—fostering the health and well-being of its guests through experts, experiences and practices. From delectable plant-based cuisine to the integration of authentic Mayan rituals, it offers a unique pedestal for Wanderlust's vision.

Wanderlust Palmaïa is an all-inclusive event, with nearly everything you could possibly desire already included. Every guest will receive: 

  • Access to all festival activities and venues. Activities start Wednesday evening (December 4) and continue through the afternoon on Sunday, December 8. 
  • A suite at Palmaīa for the dates you selected when booking. You'll need to check in by Wednesday, December 4 and stay through Sunday, December 8, but you can easily add days before or after the event. 
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are plant-based, but guests may request an ocean-or land-based protein if desired. Alcoholic beverages are also included for those who imbibe.
  • Concierge service through the resort's Nomadic Guides.

Other resort amenities that are included for all guests include:

  • Eolo Beach Club & Premium Bar
  • Atlas Club Lounge
  • Plantissa Health Café & Juice Bar
  • Premium Domestic & International Beverages
  • Kids Center & Waldorf-Inspired Activities
  • Jungle Gym & Fitness Center
  • Pool & Beachside Service
  • Bike Sharing Service
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Fiber-Optic Wi-Fi
  • Valet Parking

You'll be responsible for arranging your own airfare and ground transport to and from Cancun or Tulum airport. The resort also offers an incredible selection of services at the Atlantis Spa for separate purchase, some of which are available on our website for convenience.

Yes, by all means. Wanderlust is one of the world's most family-friendly festivals, with a conscious community, a gentle, nurturing vibe, and beautiful natural landscapes for kids to enjoy. Palmaïa also offers Waldorf-inspired day care for kids 3 & up for no extra charge.

We offer family packages in rooms with bunk beds. All rooms with "Family" in the title are priced for two adults plus one, two, or three children (you can select this at checkout).

Children and pre-teens (12 & under) don't require a ticket to attend classes, talks and events, and Palmaïa has extended a special rate for kids of just $169 per night (this includes their meals and lodging). Teens 13 & older will need to have an adult ticket to attend.

If you plan on coming alone with your children (meaning one adult in a room with one or more kids), please email us at so we can provide you with the correct pricing.

Travel is remarkably easy. Book your flights to/from Cancun or Tulum airports, both of which offer affordable direct connections to most major cities.

There are a number of shuttles from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen, but we recommend reserving  transport through the resort. The price is $170 one-way, $320 return, flat for up to five passengers. The resort uses new Suburbans, so there's plenty of room.

To reserve a car, email or call +1.863.485.8268.

Check-in for Wanderlust Palmaïa is at 3 pm on Wednesday, December 4, but if you arrive early, you can drop your bags and enjoy the resort until your room is ready.

Checkout is noon on Sunday, December 8. The resort will hold your bags until you are ready to depart for the airport.

To accommodate various flights, most programming for the event will end by midday on Sunday.

We will release the complete schedule in early September, 2024. In the meantime, here's what you might expect from a sample day. 

Your day might begin shortly after sunrise, as wake to the sounds of surf and jungle — parrots, monkeys and other wildlife abound at the resort. If you like to breakfast before practice, you'd visit one of Palmaïa's three restaurants for an included plant-based nosh (non-vegan options are available on request) and jolt of caffeine.

If you break your morning fast a bit later in the day, then you can proceed to one of a number of available activities, such as pranayama, yoga, beach walks, or meditation. As with all Wanderlust events, you can choose your own schedule in advance or just go with the flow. 

We'll offer two to three sessions in the morning before lunch, generally at 8am and 10am, and then we'll gather for a relaxed lunch. 

After lunch, we'll leave some time to enjoy the pools, oceans, or maybe spend some time enjoying some bodywork or therapy at Palmaïa's legendary Atlantis spa. 

After a morning of practice and a nourishing lunch, you may crave a break from sun & sweat. Afternoons will feature more of a focus on talks, podcast recordings and other inspirational offerings, with some light options for movement and practice as well.  

Evenings at Wanderlust will feature communal dining and live music, ranging from intimate sound baths to DJ-fueled dance parties under the stars. And after a good night's sleep in one of the resort's luxurious beds, you'll be ready to do it all over again.

No, not if you're from the United States, Canada, or most European countries. If you are from elsewhere, please check this list of countries which do not require a visa to enter Mexico.

You won't need any cash at Palmaïa, as the resort is all-inclusive except for spa treatments, and those will be charged to your booking credit card. 

If you book your ground transport through the resort, that will be charged to your card as well. 

If you do want local currency, you can exchange currency at the airport or simply use the resort's ATM to withdraw local currency.