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.

Yoga Retreats (9)

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Instructors (10)

Kerr Mcleod

Leslie St. John

Ricardo Castro

Curtis Hunter

Mallory Dawn

Chady Nasr

Ximena Tavares

Tiffany Zoldan

Dr. Domenica Allende

Elizabeth Vogler

Reviews (53)

Tami Holmes

from United States, October 2021

"Best vacation of my life♥️"

What a wonderful place! Gorgeous retreat center that feels like a home. Warm staff that are excellent at what they do and treat you like family! I can’t wait to come again!!


from United States, May 2021

"Perfect getaway "


Mathieu Gachignard

from France, May 2021

"Life changing "

I just finished my retreat and I am in a state of bliss ! Just like a heavy load removed from my shoulders ! That feeling of lightness and inner peace would have never been reached without the kindness and love from my group , the yoga from noelia , the food from memo , the joyful Janet ! It is a combo of organization and pampering !! You ll get so much more than a retreat ! You ok get a transformation and friends for life ! You will received 100 time what you ll give ! Thanks again noelia ... I feel like I have finally reached that tilting point in yoga that I was always looking for !! I hope you ll know what I mean !! Best massage ever by the way !


from United States, May 2021

"Incredible Experience in Every Way"

Everything about this retreat exceeded expectations. So much love is put into the setting, the food, the authentic excursions and the yoga and Ayurveda instruction. What I sought from this retreat, I received and then some. Janet and Noelia are amazing humans, as was everyone in the group. I’m so grateful for the experience and for my new retreat family.

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!

Tina Voorhees

from United States, February 2019


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

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


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

Sara Ferrara

from United States, June 2021

"My first yoga retreat, and it was amazing!!"

First time traveling by myself and first time doing a yoga retreat and wow it was just perfect!!

Copal is such a beautiful hidden gem, surrounded by nature and the beautiful ocean. Palm trees, butterflies, iguanas, the breeze of the ocean was the perfect retreat.

Ricardo, our instructor and host, was formidable and extremely knowledgeable. For me, the best yoga instructor I had so far. The sunrise and sunset classes were just perfect for that time of the day. The inner peace you have while practicing and the ocean breeze caressing your face made the experience unforgettable.

Marfa, our chef, was top notch, healthy food and always fresh. Trust me, you will never go to bed hungry.

The rooms were always clean, the entire staff was extremely nice and always with a smile on their faces.

The group, the “strangers “ I met we connected right away. You truly leave Copal with a full baggage of inner peace, relaxation and friendship. You feel like you are at home, and the “strangers” became your friends.

The entire week is well structured with lots of adventures in between, from the Tulum’s ruin, the cenotes, to the Temazcal, the massages, the beaches and so much more.

Would I ever go back?

Yes definitely, I will be back soon. I miss the incredible view already. I miss walking barefoot everywhere, and I miss my yoga classes. But I will be back for sure, traveling alone and doing this specific yoga retreat was the best thing that I ever did for myself.

Highly recommend!

Carmen Matache

from United States, March 2021

"Unique amazing experience at Copal retreat"

Beautiful villa, excellent location, amazing organizer , chef, massage, yoga and sound therapy; the best in lifetime a la carte meals. Unforgettable experience, sure to return!

Viktoriia Khrapova

from United States, January 2021

Food is spectacular, lots of healthy ingredients that I’ve never tried in my life. The place is beautiful, especially for watching sunset and sunrise while practicing yoga. Hosts are super kind and helpful. Ximena is very knowledgeable as a yoga instructor, provides modifications for beginners as well as advanced yogis like me. Would definitely come back to this place again and again


from United States, December 2020

"Hidden Gem"

Staying here is like vacationing in a fairy tale. The birds will sing to you as you ride your bike through a tree covered path to “turtle” beach where you can sit in turquoise water and watch the sun sparkle on the waves. If you want more activity you can paddle board a different beach a two minute walk away. You can swim in multiple nearby cenotes, enjoy a day in Tulum, shop in the nearby town, or choose from a long list of local fun. Or - just relax at the house and soak in the serenity. The house is beautiful, yoga space breathtaking, the yoga itself was wonderful, food gourmet, people - so friendly and hard working. I can’t say enough good things. THANK YOU - to the staff and owner who took care of me like family. I will be back very soon.

Yasmin Golshahi

from United States, December 2020

"The best "

This was one of the best trips of my life and I’ve traveled a lot. The place is so beautiful and it’s in between playa and tulum so you get to see both places but then get away to an oasis. Marco was the best host and great eye candy! He was so sweet and helpful and the chefs memo and muy were amazing. I felt like they did everything to take care of us and we just had a great time and became great friends. I would definitely recommend and go again!!

Juliane Teuchert

from Germany, November 2020

"A week in paradise "

My experience at Copal retreat was blissful and magical in every sense. Marco and the whole team were the kindest, most thoughtful and caring hosts; they did an extraordinary job to create a space where everyone felt connected, comfortable and at home.

The villa is absolutely stunning...there are endless ocean views from the roof top where sunrise and sunset yoga is held. There is also access to a private beach to go swimming or gaze at the stars at night.

The food was some of the best I have ever had in my life, healthy and delicious - that alone was a once in a lifetime experience.

I cannot put into words how special this retreat has been -- Thank you Copal crew for an unforgettable week. I will certainly be back! <3

Marc Medlej

from United Kingdom, November 2020

"Incredible Value for money"

Felt like home since day 1, great group, amazing organizers, incredible food, yoga was really good with unbelievable views from the rooftop. Can’t stress enough how great the value for money was, maybe food alone was worth what I paid.

Tatsiana Zametalina

from Canada, November 2020

"Amazing place and people"

Was feeling like at home. Excellent food and very nice people!

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 United Kingdom, 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


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!!!


from United Kingdom, 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!

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!

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!


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


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!🌺

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!!!

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 United Kingdom, 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 👌

Luisa Weling

from Germany, March 2021

"Most life changing week ever 🙏🏼"

Die Location ist traumhaft, direkt am Strand.

Host Marco und sein ganzes Team lesen einem die Wünsche von den Augen ab. Uns fehlte es an nichts! Unglaublich gutes Essen in Kombination mit genügend Ruhe, Entspannung im Meer/Pool und sehr transformativen Yoga Einheiten. Jessie ist die beste Lehrerin, die man sich für diesen Retreat wünschen kann.

Jeden Tag liebevoll gereinigte Zimmer.

Gepflegte Außenanlage mit Liebe zum Detail.

Die Dachterrasse bietet einen fabelhaften Blick aufs Meer und genügen Platz für die Yoga classes.

Die Ausflüge waren gut organisiert und die Massage wohltuend!

Ich würde jederzeit wieder kommen, zu meiner neuen mexican family 🙏🏼💚