7 Days Bikini Boot Camp and Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Amansala Eco Chic resort, Km 5.5 boca de paila Tulum, Quintana Roo 77766 Mexico

7 Days Bikini Boot Camp and Yoga Retreat in Mexico

  • Amansala Eco Chic resort, Km 5.5 boca de paila Tulum, Quintana Roo 77766 Mexico

Fitness and Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Bikini BootCamp is a perfect place for a fitness vacation for the solo traveler or to share with a sister, a friend, mother, or partner. Each session has a specific start and end date. This is a weight loss vacation combined with a yoga retreat in a beautiful setting with great style, food, and people. It is best described as a tune up for the mind, body, and spirit where participants leave lighter not only in body, but in mind and spirit as well.


  • Daily morning beach walks
  • Daily yoga classes and workouts
  • 2 spa services and a Mayan clay treatment
  • Delicious and healthy meals
  • A variety of fitness classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Bikini BootCamp headquarters is located at beautiful Amansala. The perfect place for an escape to paradise. Consisting of 24 beautiful cabanas set in a village-like setting along with a beachfront restaurant and lounging terrace, yoga shalas, and massage rooms. A tranquil setting that embodies community yet space to relax on one’s own terrace or on the beautiful sunset lounge where the jungle stretches for as far as the eyes can see. Perfect for star gazing, sun rises, sunsets, or soaking up some sun.

Amansala is about getting back to basics, but with style and comfort. Accommodations range from beachfront suites to cozy rooms to meet all budgets and sizes. The architecture embodies the signature eco-chic style of Amansala that includes driftwood, mosaics, river rocks, smooth cement, and thatched roofs with staircases that weave together the various spaces within the resort.

Complete with soft furnishings, candles, incense, fresh flowers, and purified water, you’ll find your room provides the perfect setting for relaxing and sleeping. Most rooms have a large sitting area and outdoor terrace – perfect for lazing the afternoon away with a book or with friends. The bathrooms all have large wardrobe spaces, vanity, and dressing area.

Days are a combination of moving one’s body, healthy eating, relaxing, and exploring. Each day begins with journal writing followed by a stretch on the beach and a one hour power walk, and then varies from there to include a high energy cardio workout, some sort of sculpt, yoga, as well as other activities that may include an inspiring salsa, African, or belly dance class, an insightful meditation session or an informative presentation on the local culture, area, or nutrition.

Participation in everything is not mandatory but the way the day is scheduled makes it flow easily with a good amount of time set aside to enjoy the beach, read, walk, or just do nothing.

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • 06.45: Morning pages (journal writing)
  • 07.00: Beach walk
  • 08.00: Yoga
  • 09.00: Breakfast
  • 10.00: Bike tour to Tulum ruins or a freshwater swimming hole
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 13.00: Free time and spa services
  • 16.30: Power abs
  • 16.30: African dance
  • 17.30: Restorative yoga
  • 19.30: Dinner
  • 20.30: Tribal drumming lesson

Day 2

  • 06.45: Morning pages
  • 07.00: Morning walk
  • 08.00: Beach body sculpt
  • 08.30: Breakfast
  • 10.00: Vinyasa flow
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 13.30: Free time for beach, massages, kayak, volleyball
  • 16.30: Circuit training
  • 17.30: Salsa or bellydance
  • 19.30: Dinner
  • 20.30: Live music

Day 3

  • 06.45: Morning pages
  • 07.00: Silent beach walk
  • 08.00: Breakfast
  • 09.30: Bike tour to the nature reserve and kayak
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 14.00: Free time and spa services
  • 16.30: Body tone and sculpt
  • 17.30: Yoga
  • 19.30: Dinner
  • 20.30: Creative writing

Bike ride to the Mayan ruins of Tulum

Beautiful flat ride along the beach to the ruins followed by a guided tour. When you get back to camp, you’ll definitely be ready to jump in the refreshing ocean. Unlike other cities, the pyramids of Tulum are small and most monuments had ceremonial functions. Tulum is the third most visited archaeological site of Mexico and a must see due to its extremely beautiful setting on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and located just a short bike ride from us.

Visit to a freshwater swimming pool

Tulum’s Grand Cenote is a large beautiful garden cenote with gentle white sand beach type areas along with easily accessible caves for snorkeling and diving. You can swim around the edges of the cenote, viewing depths up to 10 meters.

Views include columns of stalactites and stalagmites of all shapes and sizes which resemble cities of skyscrapers. Large balls of roots and vines seem to grow out of the underwater ceiling, connected to the large jungle trees above. Schools of fish tend to follow, eating up the plant debri which swimming fins and paddling feet tend to stir up. Little green turtles also paddle around near the garden´s edge.

Climb a pyramid in Coba

Enjoy a beautiful jungle walk before reaching the incredible ruins of Coba. The archaeological site of Coba, surrounded by five lakes, is still largely hidden in the sub-tropical vegetation. It contains about 6500 structures spread over nearly 70 km. This is the most important site of the Yucatán Peninsula that can only be compared with Chichen Itza his eternal rival, Archaeologists believe that Cobá had a population of 50 000 inhabitants (and possibly more) at its peak.

The Bikini BootCamp headquarters are located on a pristine beach in Tulum, Mexico - approximately 2 hours south of Cancun. Famous for the spectacular Mayan ruins, clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches, it is a relatively undiscovered eco-friendly paradise.

Sunbathers and swimmers indulging in a visit to Tulum Beach’s white, limestone sands and crystal blue waters need only look up in wonder at the ancient Mayan ruins - some from as early as A.D. 250 - dotting the cliffs above them to grasp the aura of ancient mystery that surrounds the beach.


  • Cancun - 2 hours
  • Diving
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool nearby
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Internet access
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

The low fat diet consists of all local chemical free food. Fresh caught grilled fish, organic chicken, and fresh fruit such as mango, papaya, and pineapple. A variety of delicious signature salads that incorporate jicama, pumpkin seeds, and chia will also leave you satisfied, yet lighter and cleaner.


  • Fresh fruit
  • Green Goddess drink
  • Grapefruit, chamomile, parsley, guaynabo, nopal, and chaya.
  • Mango, papaya, and pineapple
  • Mexican eggs
  • Scrambled / poached / hard boiled eggs topped with a classic red sauce and sliced avocado
  • House-made granola
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Fresh brewed coffee
  • Selection of teas


  • Green Gazpacho - a blend of green tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, a hint of chili & lime
  • Amansala salad with mixed greens, cabbage, and carrots tossed in our house dressing of Mayan honey, balsamic, olive oil, and sesame topped with grilled fish.


  • Puree of local squash with a hint of roasted serrano chili
  • Fresh fish on a bed of quinoa with shredded broccoli, spinach and almonds
  • Explore Tulum and the surrounds
  • Go shopping
  • Relax at the beach

Optional tours

Tulum Pueblo

Tulum Pueblo sits split by highway 307 running south-north. “El Pueblo”, as referred to by locals, is home to most workers of the tourist industry and where many of the stores, supermarkets, two bus stations, inns, hostels, and small hotels are found. This section of town has a definite feel of existing mostly to cater to the Tulum ruins. Tulum Pueblo is indeed a destination for shopping, great restaurants, a modest night life, studying the language at Instituto Chac-Mool Spanish School, booking tours, banking, shopping for food, local vegetables, fruits, cafes, and local flavor. Do not miss it.

Additional massages, facials, or reflexology are 85 USD per hour. You can upgrade one of your included massages to a Mayan healing session for 45 USD.

12 hours’ notice is required on all spa services cancellations- including, but not limited to, massages and facials. Any spa service cancelled or postponed with less than 12 hours’ notice will be subject to the following conditions:

  • Included massages – forfeited, may be rescheduled with a 30 USD per service rescheduling fee
  • Pre-booked services – subject to a 30 USD per service cancellation fee
  • Pre booked and pre-paid massages- subject to a 30 USD per service cancellation fee. Pre-paid balance, minus the 30 USD per service cancellation fee, can be used towards the following incidentals only - alcohol, gift store items, additional spa services, and phone calls
  • There are no reimbursements on pre-booked and pre-paid massages
  • 2 spa services
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • All meals which are delicious and healthy
  • A Mayan clay treatment
  • A variety of fitness classes
  • Daily morning beach walks and workouts
  • Entertainment such as tribal drumming, cooking, dancing lesson, and more
  • Tours to see the highlights of the area
  • Yoga classes
  • Airport transfers and optional tours

Driving directions from Cancun

Follow the main highway south, towards Playa del Carmen and Tulum. You will stay on this highway until you reach Tulum pueblo, past Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, and Akumal. Once you reach Tulum, turn left at the main stop light, towards Boca Paila and Punta Allen. At the end of that road, turn right and follow the road about 5 minutes and you will see Bikini BootCamp on your left.

Arrival by airplane

Most major airlines, including Jet Blue, American, and Virgin America, fly direct to Cancún, Mexico. Bikini Bootcamp can arrange ground transportation for you, through a reliable and comfortable service. The cost of transportation to or from the airport and Amansala is 135 USD each way. Bikini BootCamp try to coordinate for guests to share when possible, in which case the rate would go down to 70 USD per person based on 2, and 60 USD based on 3.

Bikini BootCamp will do their best to coordinate multiple passengers for all arrivals. However due to varying arrival times and flight delays, they cannot always be 100% certain you will share even if we have it scheduled that way.

There is an additional charge of 20 USD each for all pickups from the Cancun hotel zone. Pickups from Playa del Carmen are subject to the same rates listed above.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Jess Seilheimer from United States

    Healthy-ish success 📿✨💪

    CONS Cons: I think I paid the same $ as bootcamp members but took 1/3 of the classes they did? Might want to see a reduction in costs for yoga only. It was very pricy all in (beach front room + transportation + drinks and fresh cocos 4.5k)

    PROS Pros: I came here for a reset (Not to exercise my brains out like some do) But I did take yoga ~2/day. The rooms were so authentic and so were the staff. I loved Natalie and Darlene and Kun. And the yoga classes were 💪👍 The grounds and beach beds/cabanas were amazing and so much better than beach chairs. The optional trips and shaman ritual bad Mayan healing massage were also tops. The food was 90% awesome and so were the skinny spicy margs (bc who can go on vaca and NOT have margs) Also had a great group hat were there same week. Legit ladies had a great time.

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  • Review by Mick M. from California
    8 out of 10

    "Stayed with my girlfriend here in August 2016 (low season) for two nights on an Expedia deal, and it was a great capper to our time in Tulum. We had air conditioner, which with the heat was essential, is only available between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., which got us out onto the beach earlier than otherwise. Also, the rooms aren't powered during the day. Both are probably normal for the Hotel Zone in Tulum. Staff was great and super friendly and the beach is incredible. The coffee isn't very good, but for the price we got, we'd probably stay here again!"

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  • Review by Dan H from Johannesburg
    10 out of 10

    "My favorite small Tulum beach hotel. Great rooms and beds, hot water, nice rest and plenty of seating with beach views. Some rooms with AC at night. Friendly attentive staff. Best part is that they have a shower to use, so you can stay the rest of the day after checking out. Pool too if you want. Non-stop yoga and exercise available if you want it."

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  • Review by Carol S. from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Just returned from a week at Bikini Bootcamp and it was amazing! All the trainers and yoga instructors were world class and all the events and logistics were well organised. Any complaint that was raised was dealt with right away. The location was stunning and the beach was amazing to run or walk on in the morning. I went as a solo traveler and met a great group of people. Would definitely recommend it if you're thinking of going on your own. If the cost is too much or you can't get a whole week away, there seem to be other options if you inquire, but I definitely recommend a whole week!"

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  • Review by Milissa O'Brien from Vermont, USA
    9 out of 10

    "What an experience. The resort, the room, the food, the staff, the classes, the massages, the comraderie, the experience - all of it was incredible! Do yourself a favor and book a trip to Amansala. It's safe, it's beautiful, it's peaceful, but be prepared to unplug as there is limited cell phone reception, limited Wi-Fi connection (if any), and bring cash to pay for goods and services as there is only one ATM and I saw cards be taken from it."

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  • Review by Caroline M. from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This is my second time to Amansala aka Bikini Bootcamp and this visit was even better than the first. I had to go to a wedding in Playa Del Carmen and this time asked my two girlfriends from California to join me for a fitness retreat and couple of great days on the beach at Bikini Bootcamp for workouts, bonding, rejuvenation, and relaxation."

    "Though I tend to stay at four and five-star resorts, this is a welcome getaway in a rustic place that is in one of the most beautiful locations with white sand beaches. I love working out and coming to Bikini Bootcamp is a way for me to focus on me and spend time bonding with my girlfriends or my boyfriend while getting fit and eating well!"

    "Classes are fantastic! I took circuit training and dance classes with Matej and he really helped to make my stay! He's got the best personality and is incredibly talented and pushes you just enough and is a ton of fun. Darlene is the manager and we took a yoga class with her which was incredible with the mayan clay on the beach. She has a soothing way of calming you and speaking you through the yoga classes and through meditations that are simply wonderful."

    "I went running every morning and the white sand stretches of sand on the beach were always to die for. Though note that they had a bad seaweed situation for the past several months though luckily it recently cleared up and we didn't see any of it. The sunrises and sunsets were insane each day! Bring bug spray and lather it on if you tend to get bitten by mosquitoes. Tulum is a jungle, hence there are mosquitoes that come out at night. As long as I sprayed repellant, I didn't get too many bites. If you do tend to get bitten, bring benadryl spray or cortisone spray for any bites."

    "For massages, Bryan is amazing! Me and my friends all got 80-minute massages from him and one of my friends went to him twice during a four-day stay he was that incredible for deep tissue. Maria Luisa is a great Mayan healer and Gabby was also another great healer that was very intuitive and gave massages that made us feel like we were on cloud nine after."

    "Bring lots of workout clothes as you will sweat a lot each time you take a class! There is no air conditioner in the rooms though they have fans in the rooms and a nice breeze from the windows in the rooms at night. While we were there this past week, there was some construction as they are adding in new seating areas and loungers (good for anyone going later in December!). Also they are building an outdoor pool which is supposed to be ready by the Christmas holiday."

    "You should definitely go off site to eat dinners outside of the bootcamp or get drinks at the neighboring places. You can just walk down the beach line or take a cab which is about 8 USD. Go to Hartwood and have someone stand in line for you at 3 p.m. when the res'n lines open as it's incredibly popular now. Also Posada Margarita has a great atmosphere and beautiful grounds and is just down the beach or a quick walk from Amansala. Go to Coco Tulum to have drinks on a swing! "

    "All in all, the staff is wonderful at Amansala - though this is not a four-five star resort. This is a rustic place where you go for the beauty of Tulum and for fitness, yoga, relaxation, rejuvenation, and healthy eating. Whenever you go, you will meet individuals that go back again and again for this special experience."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I didn't know what to expect with a week at Bikini Bootcamp. No, you don't wear your bikini to work out, but do bring lots of changes of exercise clothes as you will sweat a lot and often. The property is rustic but very comfortable. They are in the middle of adding a pool which will be a huge improvement. The Bootcamp is incredibly well run. I was lucky to only have seven people (I hear they can be huge) so we had lots of personal attention and customization. Also lot of great camaraderie between guests and with staff. They set up the classes for a 10 effort, it is up to you to back off as you see necessary. This is a place to work out hard and have fun. If you want to work out less hard, that's ok too, but that is up to you. They have safe exercises, they promote good form and Kate has awesome music. I highly recommend this with friends or just by yourself. It is a fabulous experience."

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  • Review by Line A. from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "I attended bikini boot camp with by best friend in march 2015. We stayed in a beach bungalow, even though you can not compare it with the four seasons and other high end resorts, the experience was just as good. Hip, eco chic resort on the beach. The food was healthy and innovative, so good I had to get the recipes before I left. The bikini boot camp itself was perfect, and we met a lot of really nice people we got to know. If I had the time, I would go here every year, to recharge my batteries. A perfect vacation, wouldn't have it any other way."

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  • Review by a traveler
    8 out of 10

    "I had a truly life-changing week at Amansala Bikini Bootcamp. I was looking for a resort to celebrate my milestone birthday (turning 40) and wanted a place and low key resort to revive and recharge my mind, body, and soul. I had heard about Amansala through a writer friend and she raved about the resort. I admit I was nervous to go alone on this trip for my special birthday, but it was exactly what I needed. I met the most incredible and inspiring people who have truly changed my life. The staff at Amansala is also so inspiring and has such wonderful energy including the founder Melissa. I loved the mix of activities, which included various fitness classes (SexyStrength, Zumba, Circuit training and more) and authentic Mexican experiences to cenote and the Mayan ruins. I loved the evening yoga classes in the studio that overlooked the Caribbean Sea.The fitness activities definitely push your limits, but it was such a good feeling to go out of your comfort zone and do things that you think you can't do but can thanks to the inspirational staff. The meals were so delicious and nourishing and my body felt so good eating healthy. I did have my own room (oceanfront) and listened to the waves at night which was so soothing. I came home with a glow and my body feels strong and healthy. I can't wait to go back to Amansala and plan to come to the resort again for a rejuvenation trip. Highly recommend Amansala!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    8 out of 10

    "I just returned from an amazing six-day adventure at Amasala. I can't say enough great things about my experience. From the moment you arrive, you feel peaceful. The grounds are gorgeous overlooking the amazing ocean! There are four very friendly yellow labs and we were fortunate to have arrived just five weeks after black lab puppies were born. So sweet!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    8 out of 10

    "My cousin and I came to bikini bootcamp not knowing what to expect. Not only is the atmosphere amazing and highly recommended, but the bootcamp is life changing for your body, mind, and spirit. The place has no air-conditioning, but a fan will be all you need. The view is gorgeous, since you are right on the water. Its a camp for adults with the spiritual touch. We had a group of 16 successful women all gathered to work on healthy eating and physical education and finding sense of peace and self. All of these needs were met in a beautiful part of the world. The staff was so kind and responsive. The food was gourmet and healthy. Not really a place for kids. More for women or adult couples."

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Tulum, Mexico

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