El Cuyo Virgin Beach Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Secret Beach Yoga Retreat

in El Cuyo, Mexico

We have been asked for years, what is the next hot spot after Tulum…we could speculate many locations but we do believe that this little gem of a beach town has all the boxes to check for the next spot to go to get away from it all in paradise! 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 twice per day in our beachfront studio and our adorable guesthouse is steps from the sea making it the perfect escape to rest, reset, and rejuvenate!

Our retreat will be COVID compliant. We ask that guests arrive with a negative Covid test, regardless of vaccination status, taken 24 hours within arrival. We will be following the guidelines set in place by the local authorities and observing all CDC recommendations for distancing and masks where necessary. We are hopeful that by the timing of our retreats there will be a lot of freedom to travel as usual though we will be observing any restrictions necessary.

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March 20 - 25, 2022 March 26 - 31, 2022 April 3 - 8, 2022 April 25 - 30, 2022

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El Cuyo Beach Yoga Retreat

in El Cuyo, Mexico

If you’re looking for a secluded yoga retreat on a fabulous beach 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 and countless birds and 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 distruptions but the kiteboarders gliding by in 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. While there is not a lot to ‘do’ per se, 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.

There are no ATMs or banks in El Cuyo and most establishments only receive cash. There are no specialized stores and although some pharmacies do operate, if a specific drug is required, you would have to travel by car to the city of Tizimín. The wireless network is good, however, it can fail since there are no antennas in the area. Finally, and just in case they had any doubts: no, there are no nightclubs, although there are cultural spaces where evenings with live groups are organized (all in a very relaxed atmosphere).

Optional activities to round out the days in paradise include an adventure to explore the local virgin beaches, nearby pink lagoons of Las Coloradas and to visit the wild flamingos close by. If you’re up for it, try your skills at kiteboarding with a few lessons with the local boarding experts or rent a Standup Paddleboard or kayak and cruise around the waters checking out the serenity of El Cuyo.  Of course no retreat would be complete without one of our famous healing massages with our incredible local therapist. Whatever you decide to do in your free time will be perfect!

Our meals are created with love by our favorite female chef from Oaxaca bringing that authentic Mexican cuisine that we all know and love right to our table. She serves up classic Oaxaca fare that is scrumptious and easily adaptable to any dietary needs. Breakfasts and three dinners are included in the package giving you time to explore a few other local hot spots in your free time or opt in for our tamale cooking class with mezcal demo and cocktails or our Cuban dinner night by the pool! Count on our smoothie bar with yummy bites like guac and cukes to keep you sustained between meals if you don’t want to get up from your hammock ; ) Who could blame you!?

Please follow us on Instagram @utopiayogaelcuyo to learn more about this very special town.

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El Cuyo Beach Yoga Retreat
Includes :

5 nights accommodations in our own beach front villa

Delicious Mexican breakfasts daily

3 dinners together at the villa by our amazing Oaxacan chef

Morning Yoga practice daily — 90 minutes

Evening workshops with writing prompts, discussions or creative activities

Cleansing sea ceremony with guided meditation

All villa taxes & fees


What’s not Included :

Tamale Cooking Class with mezcal tasting & cocktails/mocktails and dinner of your creations : $65usd

Optional fresh fish dinner at the house one night with beans, rice, salad, plantains and mojitos $55usd

75 minute healing massages by our incredible local healer : $135usd each (those who know, splurge for 2!)

Nature excursion to visit the famous Pink Lagoons of Las Coloradas, Rio Lagartos & a virgin beach : $85usd

A la carte drinks, smoothie bar & lunch menu available at the house daily

One or two dinners on your own if you don’t opt in for the meals above

Airfare and airport transfers.
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.

Any necessary COVID testing you will require for arrival or departure. A negative test within 24 hours is required to attend.


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Itinerary

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Itinerary :


DAY ONE :

3pm Arrival and check-in to villa
5:30pm Opening Circle and cleansing smudge
6:30-7:30pm Yoga practice
8pm Dinner together at the house


 DAY TWO :

7am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages
Lunch on your own (a la carte menu at the villa daily)
6-7pm Specialty workshop : writing, discussion, creative, asana
Dinner on your own


 DAY THREE :

7am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8-9:30am Yoga Practice
9:45am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages, optional excursion to Las Coloradas (11am-4pm)*
Lunch on your own (a la carte menu at the villa daily)
6-7pm Specialty workshop : writing, discussion, creative, asana
8pm Dinner together at the house


 DAY FOUR :

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7am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages
Lunch on your own (a la carte menu at the villa daily)
4pm Cleansing sea ceremony & intention setting practice
6-7pm Specialty workshop : writing, discussion, creative, asana
Optional Tamale Cooking Class w/ Mezcal tasting and cocktails/mocktails
OR Dinner OYO in town


DAY FIVE :

 

7am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time, rest, beach, massages, explore the adorable town by bike or by the beach
Lunch on your own (a la carte menu at the villa daily)
6-7pm Specialty workshop : writing, discussion, creative, asana
7:30pm Closing Circle
8pm Final Dinner together at the villa


 DAY SIX :

7am Coffee, Tea and fruit 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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El Cuyo Beach Yoga Retreat

Accommodations :

Our retreat will be based in our own sweet beach house located right on the sea in the heart of the Natural Reserve of Rio Lagartos in El Cuyo, Yucatan. We have dreamed up what we feel is the utopia of yoga retreats right on the beach offering rest, relaxation, and just what you need in order to take some time out for yourself.

The private villa has 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, a beautiful swimming pool, plenty of space for lounging outside and a spectacular beach just steps from the door.

Our yoga classes will take place outdoor in the open air offering gentle ocean breezes.

Some bedrooms have oceanviews and private bathrooms and others shared rooms and bathrooms offering many choices to fit your budget and group size.

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Pricing :

Private Oceanview King – Private Bath

This room has one king bed with an ocean view from the terrace outside the room. Bathroom is private ensuite.

$2,425usd private occupancy
$1,995usd shared king bed per person*


Private Oceanview King – Shared Bath

 

This room has one king bed with an ocean view from the terrace outside the room. Bathroom is shared with one other room.

$2,295usd private occupancy
$1,955usd shared king bed per person*


Shared Oceanview Triple – Shared Bath

 

This room has three double beds with an ocean view from the terrace outside the room. Bathroom is shared with one other room.

$1,895usd per person


Private Ground View King – Shared Bath

  

This room has one king bed on the ground floor of the villa. Bathroom is down the hall and shared with one other room.

$2,195usd private occupancy
$1,885usd shared king bed per person*


Private Ground View Double – Shared Bath

   

This room has one double bed on the ground floor of the villa. Bathroom is down the hall and shared with one other room.

$2,145usd private occupancy
$1,865usd shared double bed per person*


add the all-in pack
includes :

75 minute healing massage – $135usd
Fish dinner with mojitos – $55
Tamale cooking class w/ mezcal tasting – $65usd
Las Coloradas excursion – $85

add $340usd to any room rate above

*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. We will ask for your vaccination status if you’d like to share a room so we can provide that information to your roommate. All guests must arrive with a negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status.


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Payments :

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE :

Deposits of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat. Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your deposit.

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.

To make your deposit please email us with your preferred payment method and to confirm availability.

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BALANCE PAYMENTS :

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.


POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY

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

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

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. 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 ask that all travelers arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test (no matter your vaccination status) within 24 hours of the start of the retreat please. Testing can be done at the Cancun airport if you need one upon arrival.

Forbes created an updated list of travel insurance companies offering coverage for Covid-19.  Please let us know if you have chosen to purchase travel insurance or declined at final balance due. We often use IMG Global for our personal coverage during travel. Please make sure whatever plan you choose covers COVID-19. Another one to consider is Safety Wing that has options for Covid-19 coverage.

We recommend that you check your insurance’s policies regarding Covid-19 as we are not able to return funds outside of these policies.

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 Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.

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Travel Tips Guide

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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.

From Cancun Airport to El Cuyo, travel time is approximately 2.5 hours drive through small villages and open jungle highways. Our drivers are very safe and reliable and we can arrange transfers from airport to villa door for you if you like. Just 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 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. We accept credit cards at the villa for any extra food items you’d like to add to your room tab. There is an a la carte menu for drinks, smoothie bar and lunches as well as 2 optional dinners at the house. Cash tips for food service 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. The villa has a generator for these circumstances to provide power but internet comes from further away so if the power does go out, internet will lapse as well. 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. Phone signals are possible so make sure your local telephone provider works in Mexico or extend your service to include Mexico while you are on retreat. That way friends and family can contact you if necessary and vice versa…we know, old school right?!

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.

Finally there is very little nightlife to speak of in El Cuyo at this time but that is why we are in love with it!

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