Premier development will feature the Mexican Caribbean’s first residential community,

Wellness Center and Retreat dedicated to health and wellness


A new sanctuary has arrived for those seeking a balanced lifestyle: Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community.


Nestled in the private 717-acre Bahia Principe Residential Complex and surrounded by the world class Robert Trent Jones II 27-hole championship golf course and 9-hole par 3 course, Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community will be an exclusive resort development offering 400 spacious Residences, Townhomes, Condominiums, a 24-room boutique hotel, The Retreat, and a Wellness Center.  The project is slated for completion in early 2012.


Embracing the philosophy of Tao, which refers to “the path to achieving individual fulfillment or personal enlightenment,” Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community is the quintessential luxury paradise located in the Mexican Caribbean; this unique property is built on the foundations of holistic health and the pursuit of an inspired life. Our Tao Center and Residential Community offers a perfect blend of functionality, sophistication, serenity and self-fulfillment – all at accessible prices.


Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community, a natural sanctuary situated in the middle of the Mayan jungle and approximately 15 minutes from Tulum, is surrounded by exuberant vegetation, caves, sacred natural rock pools, and cenotes — a significant portion of which will remain undeveloped, so residents have a spacious sense of place and a strong relationship to the natural world. Residents of the community and guests of the Retreat will also have access to more than 120 acres of adjacent land that will be well-appointed with hiking and walking trails for all levels of ability.


The Tao Center’s holistic wellness program will be led by Jonathan Ellerby Ph.D., the internationally recognized best-selling author of “Inspiration Deficit Disorder,” “Return to the Sacred,” “Your Spiritual Personality” and former Spiritual Program Director for Canyon Ranch Health Resorts. With more than 20 years of experience in the fields of holistic healing, spiritual counselling, integrative medicine, and corporate consulting, Ellerby in the role of Tao Center CEO, will collaborate with our team to integrate inspired living concepts into the total design and culture of our property including the residential community.


The Center will provide guests with group and personalized physical and spiritual programming to facilitate guests’ own sense of inner peace, fitness, joyful recreation and to assist in their overall journey to attain a harmoniously balanced life.  The natural tropical setting, coupled with the experiential, integrative services found only at Tao will further serve to enhance guests overall transformative experience.

At the Tao Center residents and guests will be invited to participate in various self-discovery and personal expansion activities available throughout the day…practice yoga on a crystal-like glass platform overlooking a grotto…swim in the lap pools that weave their way throughout the property… work out in the fully-equipped gym.  Expert technicians will also be on hand to make dietary recommendations, assist in creating healthy lifestyle habits and provide advice to increase energy levels and promote longevity. The Tao Center will be as much about keeping your mind sharp and creative, as keeping your body fit and flexible, and your spirit tranquil and wise.


Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community is the lifelong vision of developer and CEO of Dao Group, Benjamin Beja, and a collective of investors, the Dao Group.  Dao Group is a privately held Mexican real estate investment firm comprised of integrated development, design and construction and real estate sales and marketing divisions. Over the past eight years, Dao Group and Mexico Alive, the sales and marketing company of the Dao Group, have been responsible for developing, selling and marketing more than 1,300 homes in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya, Mexico.


“Our vision for Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community was to create an ideal environment for a personal journey of introspection and realized potential; to capture the spirit of the area’s peaceful energy and offer residents ample room, yet easy access to the facilities and the area’s countless recreational opportunities. Buyers will undoubtedly be drawn to the luxurious infrastructure, yet relaxed and accessibly priced offering.”


Tao Center Retreat

The Tao Center Retreat will be a small, luxuriously appointed 24-room boutique hotel set in the midst of the natural sanctuary and next door to the Tao Center. The ultra-luxury destination will feature an exclusive offering of unique ownership opportunities:  24 Rental Suites (1BDRM/1BA Units) and will function as a branded residential hotel that will offer guests and homeowners alike, unique, private dwellings; a variety of dining options, including a Natural Foods Café and Juice Bar, an Eco-Chic Boutique that will feature a well-edited collection of natural health products, clothing, jewelry, gifts, and compliments to daily life, as well as access to all that the Tao Center has to offer.


Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community Real Estate Offering

Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community provides one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most unique real estate offerings with a limited number of exclusive full ownership Residences, Townhomes and Condominiums.


Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community is a truly innovative and inspired way of realizing one’s potential physically, mentally and creatively – and the opportunity to own a home in the residential community is now available.  The goal of the development is to encourage our guests to be conscious of the positive affect of placing ourselves – the mind, body, and spirit – in overall alignment.


Robert Trent Jones World Class Golf Course

Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community homeowners will also be able to enjoy The Robert Trent Jones II 36-hole championship golf course, which has been designed to demonstrate the designer’s renowned ability to create challenging courses and complements the region’s beauty, through natural landscaping and aesthetics.  The Golf Course will also feature a 80,000 sq. ft Bahia Principe Residences Clubhouse, which will be set against the seclusion of open space and undeveloped land, partnered with resort-style amenities. An ideal retreat for nature lovers and golf enthusiasts alike, guests will enjoy exclusive access to exquisite dining facilities, a fitness center and spa, a full-service Pro Shop, a tennis court, swimming pool and boutique stores. The facilities will also offer guest business and conference centers.


Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community Home Types

Prices ranging from $165,000 to $399,000 USD



The design of the Residences offers excellent space distribution, as well as a perfect blend of tranquility, sophistication and functionality. The Residences will allow owners to indulge in the sweeping vistas, and essentially incorporate elements of the exterior ambiance to enhance the indoor/outdoor living spaces. The first floor features one bedroom with a bathroom, a living room overlooking the backyard patio, a kitchen and a private pool.  While the second floor features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a rooftop terrace.   Total square feet: approximately 2,536 square ft.



Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community offers contemporary Townhomes which feature two spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an open living room, a kitchen with breakfast bar, even a home office/den area. The outdoor living space of each Townhome merges with the Mayan jungle and allows residents to enjoy the natural surroundings from the comfort of their backyard patio, or while relaxing on the Rooftop Terrace.  Total square feet: approximately 2,107 square ft.



The Condominiums have been designed to offer residents a balanced division between interior and exterior areas, resulting in an overall sensation of spaciousness. The condominiums provide residents with a visual continuity between the rooms and exterior terraces, which lend themselves to being used for additional living space. Tao Center & Riviera Maya Residential Community is pleased to offer three different condominium options, all of which offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen with a breakfast bar and a spacious terrace.  Total square feet:  969 square ft.


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