Yoga Retreat : El Cuyo, Mexico

Yoga Retreat
In El Cuyo Mexico

Yoga Retreat Mexico


El Cuyo is a beach lovers dream. The tourists haven’t heard about it yet so you’ll have the beach and the town to yourself for the most part (shhhhhhhh) and the calm waters in the morning make it perfect for heading out on the flat waters to glide on your Standup Paddleboard or kayak or to just go for a beautiful morning stroll along the edge of the clear, emerald waters. We will practice yoga daily in our beachfront studio and our adorable guesthouse is steps from the sea making it the perfect escape to rest, reset, and rejuvenate! The perfect balance of doing and restoring. We’ve included all the highlights of the area plus a pampering massage with our local healer plus a mud ceremony in front of the sea.


Wild virgin beaches at your front door; open-air yoga practices with a view; delicious local cuisine to nourish the body; connection with nature to nourish the soul. Round out your days with an adventure into these Mayan lands. Explore the amazing pink lagoons of Las Coloradas, visit flamingos in their natural habitat, check out the town by bike, hop on a SUP or a kayak early morning when the sea is still to glimpse those first morning rays of sunshine peaking over the horizon. Learn how to make tamales, sip margaritas, bask in the sunshine and swim in the Emerald Coast. Our optional day trip into the Yucatan Peninsula will take us to the colonial city of Valladolid, the ruins of Ek Balam and a breathtaking cenote to cool off after a day of exploring. We have our incredible massage therapist with us to offer a healing massage in our open air studio and we wrap it all up with a mud ceremony to cleanse and refresh your body and soul. 


El Cuyo has our hearts and the world is starting to tune in. Come experience this unspoiled paradise before the droves hit! 

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March 26 - April 1, 2023 May 28 - June 3, 2023 June 4 - 10, 2023 June 11 - 17, 2023 July 16 - 22, 2023 August 13 - 19, 2023 November 12 - 18, 2023

Yoga Retreat Mexico : Beach, History & Nature

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Yucatán Yoga Retreat : Beach, History & Nature

in El Cuyo, Mexico

If you’re looking for a secluded beach yoga retreat in Mexico, look no further than this incredible offering in El Cuyo. This tiny fishing village located on the edge of the Yucatan peninsula is home to virgin beaches, flamingos, turtles, dolphins, countless birds and tons of sea life. Calling it paradise is not enough…the wild palm trees and dunes reach up to the edge of the sea while the gentle waves crash at the white sandy shore.  A plethora of stunning seashells line the beach and you can walk for miles without any disruptions but the kite boarders gliding by on the breeze.

We are trying our best to keep this special spot under the radar and enjoy it as long as possible before the tourist droves hear about its charms and come to find out what all the fuss is about. El Cuyo is believed to be the last hidden treasure on the Gulf of Mexico. Please keep your lips sealed as much as you can but come join us to live this amazing paradise while it lasts.

El Cuyo is located in the Río Lagartos nature reserve, between Holbox Island and the famous pink lagoons of Las Coloradas. It’s a quick and easy drive from Cancun airport but far enough away to really relax and take in the beach life. Your days will be spent lounging by the sea, experiencing nature at its finest and reconnecting with your inner self on your yoga mat by the sea. We can’t think of a better way to spend your retreat.



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Includes :

6 nights beach front accommodations at Utopia : El Cuyo Guesthouse & Yoga Studio

Yoga practices as per itinerary

Delicious Mexican breakfasts daily plus three lunches

4 dinners together by our local chef

Tamale making workshop & dinner

75 minute healing massage

Kayak or SUP board rental twice during the retreat

All hotel taxes & fees

Optional Excursions & Add-ons :

Yucatan Peninsula day trip : Ruins of Ek Balam, colonial city of Valladolid & cenote – $150usd + lunch oyo

Excursion to Las Coloradas to see flamingos and pink lagoons; dip in a secluded beach & lunch at a local fish joint – $115usd

1 toes-in-the-sand dinner party with salsa music, bonfire, open margarita bar, fish dinner, roasted marshmallows & piñata in town – $1,750mxn

What’s not Included :

Airfare and airport transfers.*

Staff tips (suggested amount between $35-65usd (650-1250mxn) per person for the house staff & between $10-20usd (200-400mxn) for massage);
tips are preferred in Mexican pesos please

Bicycle rentals available but not included in the package

*We can arrange private or shared airport transfers for you when you forward us your flight itinerary.
Pricing will depend on how many sharing the ride.

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Itinerary :


3pm Arrival and check-in to villa
6pm Opening Circle and yoga practice
8pm Dinner together at the house


Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages
2:30pm Lunch at the house
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
8pm Dinner at the beach house


Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
11:30am-5pm Optional excursion to Las Coloradas for pink lagoons, flamingos, lunch and a stop at a secluded beach
Lunch on your own; free time, rest, beach, massages
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
Dinner on your own



Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8am SUP/Kayaks on the beach
9-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages
2:30pm Lunch at the house
6-7pm Gentle Yoga Practice
Dinner on your own (optional toes-in-the-sand dinner party with bonfire, open bar, piñata & roasted marshmallows)



Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8am Breakfast
8:30am-8pm Optional Yucatan Peninsula Excursion with ruins, Valladolid, & cenote
Lunch on your own
8:30pm Light dinner together at the beach house


Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8am SUP/Kayaks on the beach
9-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages
2:30pm Lunch at the house
5:30pm Tamale making workshop
6:30-7:45pm Gentle Yoga Practice & Closing circle
8pm Tamale dinner together at the beach house



Breakfast available
Departures +

+We can arrange private or shared airport transfers for you when you forward us your flight itinerary. Pricing will depend on how many sharing the ride.

*Our itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control while on retreat. In any case, we will take measures to provide a similar experience of the same high quality. Thank you for your flexibility if it becomes necessary.

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Accommodations :

Utopia Guesthouse & Yoga Studio : El Cuyo is the 3rd incarnation of a series of retreat houses that we have created to host retreat groups over the years.


The main living area shares a sitting room and a dining area indoors. There are porches both on the front side of the house and the beach side (please stay tuned for the beach terrace photo…I’m waiting for a table to be finished and then we will photograph it!).

Bedrooms are simple and cozy with neutral tones, natural textures from local sources and some with ocean views.
The house has 8 bedrooms (4 privates with a queen bed each and 4 shared with 2 twin beds).

Bathrooms are shared amongst the house. There are three full bathrooms plus a double sink wash area upstairs and an outdoor shower with doors on the beach.


Our yoga studio has ocean views from the second story terrace of the house. Yoga mats and blocks are available.

Follow along with our adventures on Instagram via @utopiayogaelcuyo

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Pricing :

Shared Double rooms


Interior bedrooms with 2 twin beds and shared bathrooms within steps.

$1,895usd per person

Shared Tower Room


Third floor bedroom with separate entrance. Can be a king bed or 2 twins. Separate dressing area and shared bathroom.

$1,995usd per person

Private Interior rooms

Interior queen bedrooms with shared bathrooms within a few steps.

$2,195usd Private

Private ocean view rooms


Oceanview queen bedrooms with shared bathrooms within a few steps.

$2,295usd Private

Optional Excursions & Add-ons :

We will need to know what you would like to participate in prior to the retreat start in order to plan our excursions. They are all fantastic and really round out the experience but we like to give people options with their time. Even if you do participate in all the events below there is still time to rest and relax on the beach while getting a wonderful taste of all that the area has to offer. We highly recommend each activity. 

Yucatan Peninsula day trip : Ruins of Ek Balam, colonial city of Valladolid & cenote – $150usd + lunch

Excursion to Las Coloradas to see flamingos and pink lagoons; dip in a secluded beach & lunch at a local fish joint – $115usd

Toes-in-the-sand Dinner party with bonfire, open margarita bar, roasted marshmallows & piñata – $85usd

Extra 75 minute healing massage – $135usd

Airport Transfers to and from CUN $185usd each way including tolls; we pair travelers together to share costs where possible
(transfers are never included in pricing)

*You must provide your own bed mate for this option. We can pair roommates together but not people sharing a bed together.

We can pair you with other travelers of your preferred gender looking to share a room. If there is not another guest looking to share your room must be taken as a private.

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Payments :


Deposits of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat.

Choose your retreat dates :
Room choice :
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Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. If you’d like us to pair you with a roommate for rooms with shared options we require a written consent with your vaccination status and preference regarding roommate’s status to pair you accordingly. We only pair roommates together, not bedmates. All guests are required to arrive to the retreat with a negative covid test result within 24 hours.

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The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 60 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group three months before the retreat.

You may pay with a credit card via PayPal, a bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand how much fees blow…though some of these options do incur a fee that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.


PayPal = Pay using your credit card. 4% fee is applied.

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = Modern payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet requires are applied.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.



Cancellations made within 60 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip
– Travel restrictions or illness associated with COVID-19.

All travelers may join our retreats “at your own risk”, but should continue to take precautions such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Any Covid testing will be determined by the countries through which the traveler must pass. All testing requirements are at the travelers expense and are not included in our packages. Please stay up to date with current travel related requirements.

We are not able to refund payments or extend credits due to complications in travel, rescheduling or closings due to Covid-19 therefore we recommend that you cover yourself and your trip at the link below. We also recommend that you consider Trip Cancellation insurance in case of any unforeseen issues. Agents are available online to help with your specific needs.

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In addition to travel insurance, we require that you are covered with medical insurance while on retreat. Please check your health insurance policy regarding treatment outside your home country in the rare case you would need care while away from home. We recommend and use IMG Travel Medical Insurance to cover us around the globe. Please consult with the agent to make sure the plan you choose covers medical care in the country you are visiting. We will ask for proof of medical insurance prior to the retreat.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a call or to receive further info via email.

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Travel Tips:

Fly into Cancun International airport (CUN). Please note that Cancun is in the state of Quintana Roo and El Cuyo is in the state of Yucatan. There is a time difference of 1 hour in the winter months for WINTER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS. Please make sure to double check the time zones well as you plan your travel.

From Cancun Airport to El Cuyo, travel time is approximately 2.5 hours door to door. Our drivers are very safe and reliable and we can arrange transfers from the airport to our beach house if you like. Please send along your full flight details and we will try to pair you with others traveling on a similar schedule to and from the retreat. Pricing depends on how many are in the ride.

Taxis are not allowed to wait outside the Cancun International airport at arrivals so a transfer needs to be arranged for a private car service pick up in advance or there is a local bus that takes you to El Cuyo. For arriving on your own to El Cuyo by bus you’ll need to go from the airport in Cancun to the town of Cancun station and then from there to Colonia Yucatan and then from there, you’d grab a taxi to El Cuyo. To find out more details check out this site.

There are no ATMS in El Cuyo and everything is better paid in cash as most places do not accept credit cards. Please plan to take out cash in Mexican pesos at the airport ATM upon arrival, pre-order currency from your bank back home and bring it with you or exchange your currency at the airport for Mexican pesos. Some places accept credit cards but it’s always a better idea to have cash just in case. That said there is not a lot of shopping in El Cuyo as it is a quiet town with beach and chill. Cash tips for staff are appreciated

Wifi is not the most reliable and does come in and out at times along with the electricity though it is getting better. If it does go out it usually comes back fairly quickly and offers a nice chance to sit back and relax and watch the stars. If you need super reliable internet please let us know to discuss this further. The idea is to unplug and be offline as much as possible.

There are no specialized stores and although there are a few pharmacies in the town if a specific drug is required, you would have to travel by car to the city of Tizimín about an hour away so please plan on bringing everything you might think you will need with you from home.

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