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Surf Camp, Detox, Meditation and Yoga Retreats Mexico

Instruction in English
Maximum 2 participants
All meals included

This luxury retreat offers a whole package of activities designed for you to reconnect to yourself and learn the skills to enjoy a relaxing and positive lifestyle. During this retreat, you will enjoy daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, body therapies, excursions through waterfalls and nature reserves, all in a paradisiac beach in Mexico. Join your hosts for surf lessons, crystal healing sessions, nutritional and holistic health coaching, snorkeling activities, river trips, vegan food, and much more.

Meet the instructors

Peter & Ma Prem Neelam
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Varied style massages and therapies
  • Daily local excursions, surf lessons, and water activities
  • Personal assistant or guide available all day
  • Daily vegan meals and smoothies
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 2
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During this retreat, you will stay in a private room at The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is housed in a luxurious colonial style five-bedroom house set within a walled garden in a peaceful neighborhood. The Sanctuary offers a choice of private or shared rooms. Despite their own unique energy, the rooms offer proper personal space, comfort, tranquility, and inspiration.

The mandala master suite

The mandala master suite is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary. It has a queen bed, its own luxury bathroom with bathtub and shower, as well as a large private balcony looking over the garden. Facing east, it has that vibrant light from the morning sun as well as the evening freshness when it's time to relax. Large windows and fans help this to be the coolest room in the house.


This is a personal retreat that will give you time to meditate, to reflect, and to integrate stuck emotions. Maybe you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to relax and recuperate. Perhaps you yearn for something beyond the mundane and you want to explore your inner world. You feel like delving deep into a meditation or yoga practice.

Maybe you're experiencing transitions and wish to develop a new passion, find some direction, realize your purpose in life, and even learn to surf while you are there. During this retreat, you will enjoy two daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, evening sessions that may include meditation, a heart circle, breath work, Tibetan bowls, or a conscious movie session.

You will also enjoy body therapies or massages, surf lessons, horse riding and stand up paddle boarding activities, excursions through the Manultapec Lagoon, waterfalls, and nature reserves.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:45 - 07:45 Meditation and chanting
  • 07:45 - 09:00 Group yoga class
  • 09:15 - 09:45 Breakfast and sharing circle
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Therapy or excursion
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:30 Therapy or excursion or private yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Evening program
  • 22:30 Silence and bedtime

Included excursions

  • Beach trips
  • Hot springs visit
  • Laguna de Manultapec visit
  • Nature reserve tour
  • Visit to a mountain river


Peter Adams
Pete, the founder of The Sanctuary, began his spiritual journey with a yoga teacher training in Thailand in 2008. Since then, he has participated in many silent meditation courses and yoga intensives. He has trained with experienced teachers in several healing therapies over the past seven years and continues to learn and grow so he can serve with love and wisdom.
Ma Prem Neelam
Ma Prem Neelam currently offers Tui Na massage, an oriental bodywork therapy which has been used in China for over 2,000 years. It is the oldest massage used in traditional Chinese medicine. Tui Na literaly means "push and grab". This technique stimulates acupuncture points by using pressure. It balances the flow of "chi" in the body and harmonizes its natural energy flow.


This retreat will take place at The Sanctuary in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Puerto Escondido, in the estate of Oaxaca, combines the most exciting elements of the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Its mountains roll down towards the sea to bathe in the deep blue waters creating a fascinating landscape.

You will find restaurants, bars, galleries, and music festivals. There are several beaches in Puerto Escondido, some more swimmable than others. Puerto's most famous beach, Zicatela, is great for surfing but not usually for swimming. Playa Marinero, Carrizalillo, Puerto Angelito, and Manzanillo beach are usually swimmable. La Punta is a walking distance from The Sanctuary and is quite swimmable at times.

Nearby places

  • Huatulco city - 2 hours



  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Hot spring
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio


  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance


In this retreat, you will enjoy a daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited fruit snacks. All meals at The Sanctuary are vegan, nutritious, delicious, and healing. The Sanctuary is a plant-based household serving mostly raw and gluten-free foods. Please ask in advance if you have any specific dietary restrictions so The Sanctuary can let you know if the kitchen can handle your request.

The normal menu consists of a large green smoothie for breakfast sometimes with one or more tonics that may include ginger, moringa, turmeric, agnihotra ash, cardamon, cinnamon, aloe vera, cayenne, cloves, among others. Healthy vegan food is made for lunch and dinner. All meals are homemade with lots of love.

Although avoiding snacking between meals might be more supportive to the healing process, for those who wish, The Sanctuary usually supplies a mid morning nutritional snack, and either a mid afternoon drink or fresh fruit.

Please be aware that the kitchen is not available for guests use. No coffee, meat, fish, processed junk foods, or dairy products are allowed at The Sanctuary. If you are not used to such a clean diet, you may experience detox symptoms such as flu-like feelings, body aches and pains, headaches, tiredness, or emotional outbreaks. As you eat more higher vibration foods, the old lower vibration energies in your body will release in physical and emotional forms. The symptoms may be reduced by following some of the healing modalities which are included in the price of your stay.

Fasting on Sunday

The Sanctuary has a fast on Sundays with water, coconut water, or fruit for several reasons. Fasting gives your digestive system a rest and provides an opportunity to focus on the spiritual. Although not required, if fruit or coconut water is not enough for you, you can visit one of the many nearby restaurants, this practice is beneficial for the majority of the guests. No food preparation is done on Sundays.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can take part of several activities such as taking an additional surfing lesson, swimming, boating, or simply relax under a palm tree. You can also choose to do some volunteer work at The Sanctuary or book one of their massages.

You will be staying close to Puerto's most famous beach, Zicatela, which is great for surfing. You can also visit Playa Marinero, Carrizalillo, Puerto Angelito, and Manzanillo beach which are usually swimmable.

Spa treatments

This retreat includes a daily massage or body treatment at The Sanctuary. You can book one of the following treatments:

  • Facial treatment
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish massage
  • Therapeutic bodywork like rolfing style and working on fascia
  • Tui Na massage

What's included

  • 1 daily excursion
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegan meals plus snacks
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from and to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM)
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Daily evening program activities
  • Daily maid service
  • Daily massage or body therapy
  • Laguna de Manultapec excursion
  • Personal assistant or guide
  • Personal laundry service
  • Snorkeling activities
  • Stand up paddle boarding activities
  • Surf lessons

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Puerto Escondido city

  • Drive southeast on highway 200 toward Pochutla and Huatulco.
  • Take the first right to La Punta, at Rubi's mini-super.
  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left into Brisas de Zicatela heading away from the sea (do not turn right towards Casa Mar and the sea).
  • Go past Internet Zicatela and take the second left onto Quintana Roo street.
  • You will see The Sanctuary half a block ahead of you.
  • Alternatively, continue on the highway past Rubi's mini-super and turn right onto the first concrete road onto Quintana Roo.
  • There is no street sign, but you will see The Sanctuary sign on the corner.
  • Continue one and a half blocks and you will see the house.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Sanctuary will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM), you can take an airport-approved white taxi at a cost of around 150 MXN or you can take an airport-approved shared taxi for about 70 MXN. You can get one of these outside of the airport door. Alternatively, you can walk to the highway, cross the road and get a green and white taxi at a cost of around 50 MXN. Another option is to take a shared taxi or a pick up truck with canopy over the back and bench seats inside. Both of these cost 6 MXN.

Arrival by bus

If you decide to fly to Bahias de Huatulco International Airport (HUX), you can take a bus from there that will take two hours to take you to Puerto Escondido. If you fly to Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), you can take a bus that will take up to 17 hours to take you to Puerto Escondido.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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