The Buena Vida@ Villa Papelillos  

Private. Luxurious. Inspiring.

Get to know San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico

Welcome to the Jungle on the Coast

Villa Papelillos is a vacation home like no other. High on a mountain top above the town of Las Lomas, Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico.

The property is surrounded by jungle and about a mile away from the ocean, making it the perfect place to relax, unwind and spend the beginning of the rest of your life.

The property was built in such a way to enjoy the sunset while relaxing next to the pool or eating delicious food in the kitchen. Have cameras ready to capture on of the most beautiful sunsets you've seen.

The garden and pool area are just a masterpiece of fun and relaxation. Cooling-off in the pool or sunbathing on a sunbed is the place to go during the day.

Common spaces will urge the group to interact, engage and participate while enjoying your stay. It's the perfect environment to have a great time.

Bedrooms are spacious with lots of light and big moving glass walls. Beds are comfy, perfect to relax after a day-long excursion to private beach nearby.

Doña Diega and his son Luis Enrique will make you feel like home from the very moment you step into the house until the moment you leave. They are the onsite team who make sure everything is in place.

What's Included in your Retreat

  • 7 days/6 nights in a safe, large, private luxury resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico .

  • 7-day Online Preparation Course that will help you set intentions and prepare.

  • 3 Powerful Mushroom Medicine ceremonies lead by trained, musically gifted Shaman as well as loving facilitators.

  • Daily Ceremony Integration & meditations

  • Yoga, Ecstatic Dance and workshops

  • Chef-prepared local cuisine

  • Closing Sound Bath and Fruit Ceremony

  • Kind and authentic community; maximum of 12 guests

  • Dedicated time for swimming, rest & nature connection

  • Transportation to and from the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) airport.

Let our Past Guests Tell you about the Retreat

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Amanda Schendel

 Meditation Leader, Plant Medicine Healer

Amanda's goal as a facilitator is to protect the practice of North and South American Spiritual traditions, ceremonies, and sacred practices. As an advocate of the safe, responsible and sacred use of psychedelics, she strongly supports the continued scientific research into their healing potential and medicinal use.

Amanda recently she spent 3 years studying native plant medicine and healing with a Quechuan shaman in Ecuador. During her stay, she was able to study modern mindfulness meditation & native healing modalities while leading a group of volunteers and managing the retreat center. In Ecuador she works with Ayahuasca and San Pedro/Huachuma cactus medicine. She also facilitates psilocybin journeys with MycoMeditations in Jamaica. Her work here includes trip guidance, energetic movement & healing, guided meditations, lay counseling, and psychedelic integration.

Amanda splits her time between her home in Seattle, WA and Mexico. She works with various groups and retreat centers around the world. 


Kate Ryan

Shamanic Musician & Healer

   Shamanic Musician, Oracle & Healer; Ceremony Leader Kate is a certified Sound Healer, 200Ryt Vinyasa teacher, Reiki attuned and shamanic initiate of Peruvian Shipibo tribe plant healing. She shares her practice, plant spirit medicine meditations, sound healing events and self care healing retreats in Seattle, Washington and around the world.

"I am Kate Ryan; Songbird, Oracle & Shamanic Musician. My Maternal Grandmothers maiden name was Jakku.  Throughout my life I have been called to heal with a relationship to the great divine feminine. I believe when we heal ourselves, we heal our family & ancestors.  I carry the lineage of strong women forward to build a legacy of love. A graduate with a BFA in Theater, my 20 years of performance work focused on Ritual, trance practice & social engagement.I am currently sharing my practice through classes, workshops & self~care healing retreats based in Seattle Washington."

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Ceremony Information

What is a plant medicine ceremony? Amanda will give you a preview how we combine ancient healing ritual with modern, magical fun. You'll also be able to find more info  on mindfulness, plant medicine, healing, spirituality and more.