Encouraged by our mother Mari Calleros, our family left Guadalajara, Mexico in 2003. Her support and our hard work have shaped the origins of what ANIMA has become today. In appreciation of her heritage, as she is originally from Cora/Huichol from Huajikori Nahuatl, we named our rooms, patios, kitchen and terraces with words that embrace her history, especially as it reflects our current world.

The goals of ANIMA are inspired by the book Evening Thoughts, by Thomas Berry. Our name comes from the concept that “anima” is what gave the first breath of life to the earth, and is what inspires our souls. This notion also has origins in ancient Greek civilization as the term is used to articulate ideas about humans existing with a soul. We believe that with you, we will be able to learn and cooperate to make this world a better place to live.


We provide respite within ANIMA’s walls from a western civilization that is addicted to material gain and consumption. In fact, this is our primary goal and is at the heart of our existence.


In our vegetable garden is where we have most of the production of our annuals, from carrots, to beets, chillies and cauliflower, lettuce and cucumbers. From here is where the fresh comes to our table! 


The production of food within the restoration of our soils is where we promote the grow of our perennials, fruit threes, medicinal and nitrogen fixing plants.    


Our commitment with the environment is not only to restore but to create ecosystems where animals and plants can thrive. Our natural swimming pool has the propose of recreation for ours guest while promoting the grow of plants and animals.  


We encourage our guest to use our composting toilets due to the importance of water conservation, our toilets are clean and beautiful! The compost produce there is only use for ornamental plants.