Copal Retreat organizes fun-filled soul-soothing yoga retreats in the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean to revitalize and renew your body and spirit.

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Daniela Manzur

Reviews (40)

Malissa Dimick

from United States, November 2019

"Copal is the place to be! "

Janet opens up her home for these retreats, and really makes you feel comfortable. The house has a villa character with plenty of space for rooftop or terrace activities. And the views are GORGEOUS. There is a private beach just a short hike ride away and a spot next door to swim too. The food was freshly prepared with local ingredients and dishes of the region which made each even more amazing. “The boys” Memo and Leo truly love cooking and created dishes that I would expect at high end restaurants. Everything was planned out and coordinated so no thinking needed! Janet really cares about your experience, so for example we went to the ruins & cenote before the crowds hit. This was a yoga retreat so we had a morning session and evening session taught by Tracey. Tracey is an amazing instructor and very knowledgeable about anatomy to properly build strength, flexibility etc. The instructors may change, but it surely is a retreat that I would 100000% recommend!

Nancy Cetlin

from United States, February 2020

"Glad I chose this yoga retreat. "

It is a lovely setting. The owners and staff of Copal were friendly and easily available. Kerr is a very special teacher. The food is great and the whole atmosphere is welcoming. I was there for one entire retreat and part of another. They were different populations in terms of age and yoga levels and consistent in the wonderful qualities of the yogis.

Lucy Pearson

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Welcoming and beautiful"

Copal retreat was perfect. It's a beautiful family business led by Janet and her son Marco, who are the most welcoming and caring hosts I could have asked for. I felt at home immediately. They truly love and care for their guests and there were many small touches that made my week so special. All the staff are friendly and happy and eager to help you with anything. The food is amazing - just make sure to request that Memo (the chef) gets his golden microphone out for you. Lovely location on the beach and the lovely crowd of people attracted here. I wish I could have stayed longer :-) <3 <3

Anonymous

from United States, February 2020

"Amazing Yoga Retreat "

Most amazing retreat ever! Exceeded my expectations. From the arranged shuttle to get me to/from the airport to the Copal retreat. The host Marco was there to greet me and give a tour of the retreat grounds and the community it resides in called Paamul, Quinta Roo, MX. The chiefs made amazing Spanish cuisine with local/seasonal ingredients and would cater my needs if I did not like certain foods or had an allergy. We did yoga twice a day sunrise and sun set with a amazing yoga instructor Kurr from Vancouver, Canada. I felt very safe in this security gated area. I rode a bike through a jungle with groomed paths along the shore line and also swam in a crystal clear cenote right off the path through a turtle sanctuary. The sea water was turquoise blues that was clear. They arranged excursions that you could attend or you could just do your own thing and chill at the house/beaches. I could go on and on. It was truly amazing!!!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, February 2020

The week was lovely

Mary Gregg

from United States, January 2020

"Beautiful location, excellent food "

This is a family run company. Our host Marco, was really attentive and kind. The guest house is right on the beach and the rooftop was a beautiful location for sunrise and sunset yoga. The food was prepared in-house by local chiefs and was both healthy and delicious! The facilities were always kept clean and the excursions were enjoyable. Our yoga instructor was a substiute who had not worked with Copal before but she did a good job offering a wide variety of classes.

Kristin Vandro

from United States, January 2020

"Yoga retreat at Copal"

I really enjoyed the variety in each yoga class. Isadora taught a mix of yoga, barre, pilates as well as meditation. We worked each day on opening up our bodies and ended the week with crow, bridge, and bird of paradise.

The home chefs, Leo and Memo (Guillermo) made amazing local dishes and explained what they made each night! Some standout dishes were the ceviche served in a coconut bowl, fish served over a sweet potato puree, the amazing pumpkin seed salsa, a few other salsas made in the molcajete (special Mexican bow), the homemade guacamole, the mole, tamales, the fruit salad with fresh papaya and pineapple, breakfast with fresh fruit every morning!

Marco worked hard to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere every day and especially for New Years by getting a taste of Mexico with a special piñata filled with Mexican candy!

The welcome ceremony with Shamans using singing bowls was out of this world!

Everyone was so nice and worked hard to make you feel at home. Nico would bring a coconut down for you anytime you asked. The bikes were always ready to go to ride down the back path to a private beach.

The rain showerhead was a delight and the beds were very comfy. Sleeping with the window open each night hearing the waves crash or sitting on the top terrace stargazing were top highlights.

I also enjoyed the little messages written on wood near the pool area.

The massage ladies did a wonderful job. I was zenned out after that

A true paradise! I can't wait for next time!

Elizabeth Vogler

from United States, November 2019

"Stunning, fun, active, restful and delicious"

The location right on the beach with such quiet, peaceful surroundings was beyond my expectations! The private chefs with traditional Mexican dishes were superb. The excursions were fun and eye opening. The yoga on the rooftop with sunrise and sunset were breathtaking.

Gloria Wang

from Canada, May 2019

"Perfect in every way! "

The food was absolutely amazing! Local, fresh ingredients were used, incorporating traditional Mexican cooking. I was blown away by the presentation and creativity that the chef put into every meal. Our host was extremely helpful and accommodating. The yoga instructor was flexible with the level of our small group. Needless to say the house itself was beautiful. The attention to detail at every turn was really what set this experience apart.

Nadira Kabir

from United States, April 2019

"Secluded Paradise"

I loved Dani's energy when she taught sunrise and sunset yoga. Her style was both soothing and challenging. She is a wonderful yogi and has a beautiful and encouraging way about her.

Our host (Marco) was amazing. He made sure we had everything we needed and made us feel at home. There were some last minute changes and Marco was great with rolling with the punches and adapting our schedules as needed. The staff at Copal were friendly and spoiled us with there fresh home cooking to keeping the villa clean.

The group of women at the retreat were exceptional!

Anonymous

from United States, April 2019

"Just what I needed"

The people! From my very first contact at booking, up until today, everyone has been amazing. The food was incredible, and the chefs were sweet and accommodating.

Dani is an incredible soul. It was such a privilege to have her guide us through our daily yoga journeys. I had a couple of major personal breakthroughs that I can attribute to Dani and her guidance. I left a renewed, stronger, more grounded, woman.

An incredible experience. Totally coming back again. This place is my jam.

Katie O'meara

from United States, April 2019

"Healing"

Dani has an open heart that radiates through her teaching. Her presence, knowledge, sequencing and assists were amazing. It was challenging, but I always felt able.

The food was amazing and the staff was terrific. They enjoy their work and it showed.

Jessy’s energy work was a great experience. She has a way of getting to the heart of the matter in her readings. Her genuine warmth and spirit connected with each of us.

The host, Marco was warm and accommodating. He worked to ensure each of our experiences was the best it could be. He treated the staff like family and that goes a long way with me. Kudos to him.

I came for an energy and spiritual reboot and left with so much more. I look forward to returning.

Nicole Nauman

from United States, March 2019

"Copal Retreat was the absolute best thing I've ever done for"

Copal Retreat was the absolute best thing I've ever done for myself! I loved everything about it. Our hostess Janet, as well as all of the staff at Copal, made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. The talented kitchen staff prepared each meal with love and care; from the beautiful plate presentation to the amazing flavors of each dish. Janet had a variety of fun music playlists while we were in the shared spaces. The house and location were beautiful. Being right on a beach that was not so populated, made it feel authentic and relaxing, as we were away from hustle and bustle.

This retreat had just the right balance of planned activities and free time. You could be as active or leisurely as you wanted. For example there was kayaking, biking, walking, swimming, and salsa dancing available. Or you could choose to sunbathe, write, relax in a hammock and read or nap. There was no pressure. We each got to chose our own adventure.

I was so thankful for our wonderful yoga instructor, Daniela. She was caring and intuitive. Truly a beautiful person, both inside and out.

The icing on the cake of this trip was the awesome group of women who were there. "Our new tribe!" I now have new friends from around the globe. Kind of makes the world feel like a smaller place. :)

During the retreat, I felt an overwhelming outpouring of gratitude for the entire experience.

I would recommend Copal retreat without hesitation and would return in a heartbeat!

Emily Shafer

from United States, March 2019

"Beautiful, Restful Retreat"

The retreat location, right on the water is amazing and the views are stunning. Janet and the entire staff were so accommodating and helpful. They made us feel like guests in their home, so warm and welcoming! Alwynn’s expertise, guidance and coaching through the Pilates sessions were effective and perfect for any level of practice. The connection she facilitated with the women attending this retreat created a wonderful atmosphere of trust, support and love. A great experience all around! Many thanks to Alwynn, Janet, and Copal Retreat!🌺

Maria-cristina Silva

from United States, February 2019

"Phenomenal nine days of my life!"

I LOVED how caring, easygoing and empowering the instructor was with me, for example, I never imagined myself doing a head stand, and I did it! He didn't even asked me to do it, I wanted to do it and he helped me believing in myself

LOVED being by the white sand relaxing beach, where I was not responsible for managing anything.. true vacation!

Loved the house that the retreat was hosted on, and the like minded people I met at the retreat. Janet, the host, was making sure that each participant had a great time, which I really appreciated, thanks for everything!

Valerie Lewis

from United States, February 2019

"Just what the doctor ordered!"

Janet has created a most wonderful atmosphere at Copal. She is energetic, caring, and simply delightful! Arwyn was an amazing instructor, creating a safe, loving atmosphere to practice Pilates. Beyond that, she is an incredibly giving, thoughtful being. The food was authentic, delicious, and plentiful. I feel completely renewed after my week at Copal. I HIGHLY recommend this retreat!!!

Tina Voorhees

from United States, February 2019

"Guest"

Everything!!. Far exceeded every expectation!!! Planning to return next year!

Min Zhong

from United States, February 2019

"Five days in Paradise Beyond Expectations!"

My sister and I loved everything about the retreat, from the minute we were greeted by our amazing host at the airport to the minute he dropped us off. The location, the beach house, our oceanfront room, the freshly prepared meals, and sunrise/sunset yogas were everything we had hoped for and more! We really got lucky with Copal and the team of hosts! Because Janet (program director) couldn't make it that week, she sent her co-cost and trusted son, Marco, to be our host for the week. She made sure she was still in the loop via our group chat. Marco took care of us like one would family. He was our driver, our photographer, our lifeguard, our mayan/Mexican historian, our Spanish teacher. He and Memo (the chef) went out of their way to prepare amazing meals and kept us well hydrated with freshly picked coconuts. I'm missing the daily morning hot coffee and fresh medley of exotic fruits as i'm writing this review. Marco always gave us options and was never imposing on any activities he had planned. The trips to a local cenote, Tulum, and nearby beaches were nothing short of breathtaking! And finally the amazing yoga sessions! Daniela was so patient with us throughout the week (we're beginners!). She made sure we were comfortable yet challenged throughout the week! Thank you Copal for giving us so many laugh out loud memories and new experiences. Thanks for making us feel like family and we look forward to spending our next retreat with you guys! Hasta Luego!

Anthony Marrello

from United States, February 2019

Really Nice place and from what I researched don't think you can get anything as good as this for the money. Marco was a fantastic host who gives you a lot of good advice and helps you anyway he can. Good instructors. Looking to go back in near future. Thank You.

Joanne Gallacher

from United States, February 2019

I booked this retreat very last minute. Janet was so responsive with my enquires and making this happen.

I could not believe how I lucked out. I had to pinch myself every day that this was real!

To go from -30c weather one day, to doing sunrise and sunset yoga on a rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean and listening to the ocean waves was magical. Our yoga instructors Lynette and Curtis were true yogis, so kind hearted, poised, humble, funny and able to accommodate all yoga levels. We had a great group of people that really bonded and ranged in age from 20’s to 80’s. You were able to join in as much or as little as you wanted. The meals prepared by the talented and kind kitchen staff were amazing.

Everything was so fresh and flavourful. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better we had massages in the beautiful gardens. There is a stunning beach a few minutes walk from the Casa where we swam, paddleboarded,kayaked and had one of the best margaritas at the On-site restaurant. Marco the host, with his beautiful smile and calm demenor could not have been more accommodating, including tracking down and following my phone that I left in the shuttle. I can certainly see making this an annual event!

Ying Lim

from Mexico, February 2019

"A retreat in paradise (:"

The copal crew was the most attentive and amazing, ensuring everyone was well taken care of at all times. The kitchen crew goes the extra mile to cater to our diet, we were happy and full every meal, desserts were amazing. I also loved that the location was private, yet accesible to a beach restaurant by foot in 3 minutes. As a solo traveller, the retreat included visits to mayan ruins and to cenotes which means no hassle and more time to relax and enjoy. The classes by Curtis and Lynette were also excellent and I really enjoyed all the classes.

Emily Spreng

from United States, February 2019

"Perfect week in Paradise"

Wow! It's really hard to say just how extraordinary this trip was. From the beautiful setting, tranquil atmosphere and delicious meals to the caring, attentive staff and the professional and compassionate yoga instruction, this retreat exceeded my expectations.

-The home was beautiful, with incredible views, lovely pool and private beach access.

-The staff was so sweet and caring and took care of everything I needed. They were knowledgeable about the local attractions and seamlessly coordinated each of our outings.

-Every meal was unique, delicious, and incorporated fresh local foods. They also provided fresh water 24/7.

-Curtis and Lynette were a great combo, offering the best of both worlds with their flow and restorative/yin classes. They gave valuable technique pointers and created a safe and peaceful atmosphere for practice.

Book this trip if you want to be spoiled rotten for a week while strengthening your yoga practice, enjoying margaritas with good company, and basking in fresh air and sunshine.

Louise Tatlock

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Exceeds all Expectations - wonderful! "

My expectations of Copal Yoga Retreat were absolutely exceeded !!

I don’t think any photo or review can do Copal Retreat justice. You really need to go there and experience it first hand to see how wonderful it is. You wont be leaving disappointed.

The location is stunning and peaceful, right on the beach and the views from where you have your yoga sessions are breath-taking. I don’t think I will ever forgot how beautiful it was each morning and evening as the sun was coming up and going down. A truly special experience where the world is so quiet and all you can hear is the waves. This is definitely a plus and a selling point and my instructor Daniela was brilliant!

I had a single room, it was spacious, clean, modern and I liked the complimentary shampoo and conditioner, I think this is a really handy touch especially if you have travelled only with hand luggage. The products were lovely too.

I also liked how everyone on the retreat was also given a beach bag and towel each – again, this is ideal if you are travelling light. Saves more space in the case for other essentials.

The meals each day were delicious and there was an excellent variety from day to day. We never went hungry that is for sure and the guys that cooked for us each day, breakfast lunch and dinner were charming, funny &talented. The food was fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. Everyone was impressed and wanted the recipes.

Couldn't think more highly of Janet and her family and team :)

Daisy Johnson

from Canada, November 2018

"Best experience ever ! "

I loved everything about this retreat! The location, the food, the hospitality, the yoga practices etc everything exceeded my expectations by far ❤️

I cannnot begin to describe in words how wonderful Janet and the staff are... just perfect 👌

Kristie Buckley

from Canada, April 2018

"The Perfect Escape"

Escaping real life for a week at Copal was exactly what I needed. Janet and her staff make you feel like family. From the moment I stepped off the shuttle I didn’t want to leave, the cozy decor, amazing location and relaxed atmosphere, makes the perfect place for a retreat. Everyday, we would all say “Oh! I think this meal is my favorite.” The food was fresh, authentic, and so delicious. I can’t wait to visit Copal again.

Catherine Holmes

from United States, April 2018

"Wonderful! "

Great, relaxing experience. The host, Janet, is awesome and was very responsive/helpful before I even booked the trip. The location is beautiful— it doesn’t get much better than sunrise and sunset yoga on the top floor terrace overlooking the ocean. The chefs’ meals were amaaaazing. I liked that Janet had activities planned for us between yoga a few of the days but also gave us a couple days where we had free time. Oh and if you ever get a chance to do a retreat with Ricardo Castro— do it! I absolutely recommend Copal.

Jennifer Godown

from United States, April 2018

"Great location, yoga, food, and good friends. "

This was a very enjoyable experience. The location was beautiful and the retreat has just the right amount of activity balanced with down time. Our instructor was amazing and classes overlooking the ocean were just beautiful and peaceful. The food was fantastic and our group was so friendly and enjoyable. Thanks to Janet and her staff for truly an amazing getaway. Cant wait to do it again.

Laara Harlingten

from Canada, March 2018

"A safe harbour for your body mind @ spirit!"

The perfect blend of activities and time for reflection and personal choices. The unique menu prepared lovingly by very gifted Chefs. The atmosphere was accepting, flexible to all our individual and group needs; created by our Hostess Janet and all her wonderful staff. Can't wait to go back...a sweet taste of Mexico remains in my heart and body and spirit. I am eternally grateful.

Wade Carpenter

from United States, March 2018

"Paa Mul.. everything the Dr ordered and more"

Janet and her crew are the perfect host. Their caring and work ethic are second to none. You can tell that they really love what they do and where they live. They have the most infectious attitude toward living and it is for sure to be a positive experience for anyone visiting Copal Retreats

Lucy Adam

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Amazing place, amazing people"

Everything was great. From Janet's hosting, Luis, our friendly genius chef, and Vincent's Yoga! Janet is the perfect, and hilarious, welcoming host. The food was fantastic. Vincent is a great yoga teacher with a good sense of humour! The setting at Janet's house is just wonderful and I hope I can come back!

Rita Hoggan

from United States, February 2018

"Lovely time in Mexico with amazing yoga and new friends"

The location was so perfect. It was like a tropical paradise. The pictures don’t do it justice. The small village felt very exclusive and safe. It was like we had the beach to ourselves. We did enough activities that I was never bored, but not too much that I felt I was being rushed around. The yoga was more intense than any yoga I’ve done before, which was not much, but I left the retreat much more confident in my yoga skills and myself in general. I was very lucky to have ended up with a great group of positive and supportive people.

Mirenda Ouellet

from United States, March 2019

"I had an amazing retreat! I want to do it again!"

Vincent is a great teacher. He is very generous about his knowledge and works very hard to build personalized classes. He challenged me in many ways and help me with my posture. I like the way he teaches, he has a great sense of humour and he help us to push limits.

Janet is an amazing host. She has answer for everything and she makes us feel home. She is very funny too.

The food is fresh, colorfull, tasty and the cooks are on location to explain their dishes.

The place is clean, quiet and warm.

Julia Lopez

from France, February 2019

"Great trip and good yoga level"

Jeannette is a great person with lots of Human Being.

The place is really nice, 5 minutes from the beach and the house/gardens are very clean.

All the staff is nice included the chiefs who prepare meals.

The Yoga level was very good, a learnt lot of things in a short period of time. Vincent really took care of us, and help us to realize different Asanas when we have the impression we can't.

The sea view during the class is great.

Nicole Morales

from Switzerland, February 2019

"PERFEKT AMAZING SUPER "

Everything was perfect! the Group, The Teacher, The Host, The Location, The Food, The Cooks. Everything !

Lisa-aline Pregizer

from Chile, March 2018

"Beautiful from inside and outside in all sense"

The sunrise yoga was amazing,even if it is sometimes hard to stand up,but after the yoga you are so happy and after the breakfast even more! The food was amazing,the people! Janet is such an amazing woman! It is a really good vibe between all the people there! We had a lot of fun and I could learn a lot of myself! Thank you!