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El Salvador is a beautiful tropical country with spectacular vistas and comfortable weather year round. There are stunning locations for world-class yoga classes directly on the ocean side deck of Villa Del Olas, as well as on the nearby beaches, volcano, forest, and other fantastic locations. On top of that, the country is blessed with some of the most consistent warm water waves in the world, and El Salvador Retreats' team has extensive local knowledge of surf breaks all across this bountiful coastline. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this hidden paradise!
The private villa is designed as a windcatcher, it naturally breathes the ocean air. The interior feels like a tropical Moroccan home with high ceilings, fans, and arches. It boasts five levels of panoramic, breathtaking views, including a 1000-square foot rooftop terrace, perfect for holding group gatherings. The house has a total of 5.5 bedrooms. Rooms will be shared based on double occupancy.
The Villa del Olas is located within the gated beach club and community of Atami. It is above the rugged and scenic Pacific Ocean, west of La Libertad in El Salvador.
Private transportation is included throughout the trip for all pre-scheduled surf and day trips.
Transfers from and to El Salvador International Airport (SAL).
Maximum occupancy is 10 people per trip. Solo travelers are welcomed, two or more travelers get a discount.
If you are coming as a solo traveler, please expect to share a room. Keep in mind this is a group bonding retreat, part of that is close proximity in a beach-front mansion. If you have any special needs or requests for your sleeping arrangements, please inform El Salvador Retreats before the trip.
Beachwear, surf wear, a couple sets of sandals, casual wear for dinner, one or two evening outfits, a couple daytime outfits or sundresses, headlamp, a long sleeve T-shirt or light jacket, a pair of long pants for mountain excursions, hiking shoes, any medicine or feminine products you may need for the duration of your trip, mosquito repellent if going during rainy season.
If you need to add a day or two before or after the retreat dates, El Salvador Retreats offers a package that costs 195 USD per person per night.
For more information ask your questions directly to El Salvador Retreats who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Suni Apter teaches traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. She guides her students through their practice, with intense focus on what is best for their body. Suni has nearly a decade of experience working in health, fitness and wellbeing. She has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, sports therapy and performance. Suni believes that one of the most vital elements to a healthy happy life is to take part in activities on a daily basis that bring you joy, which is what brought her from her London home to the sun drenched coast of El Salvador. Suni has been teaching yoga in El Tunco for many years and has earned well deserved fame and acclaim for her skillfully designed yoga sequences.
Rory is a Sivananda trained yoga teacher qualified (certified) in 2002. Rory has also completed the 500 hour universal yoga teacher training at Atma Vikasa in Mysore, India. After establishing his own yoga studio in London he has settled in El Salvador and never wants to leave! Here he learned to surf and leads regular classes both for locals and travelers. Rory teaches a challenging hatha yoga class with plenty of instruction and a booming voice of encouragement. His dialogue will soothe and relax your mind while the postures take you to a deep sense of personal awareness.
She comes from Switzerland and has moved to El Salvador for the surf and beach life. Her yoga style is a creative blend of light-hearted flow and meditation. She incorporates a balance of strength and smoothness in her invigorating yang sequences and calming yin positions. Her flow is melodic and soothing to the background of harmonious music or the sound of the ocean.
Vera is looking forward to accompanying and supporting you on through a personal journey on your yoga mat with lightness and joy.
El Salvador Retreats keeps it healthy, fresh, and delicious. Food is prepared by retreat staff or chef, and it includes:
If you drink more than the amount of alcohol provided, then you will be responsible for the additional cost of ingredients and alcohol. Cocktails and other drinks are also available upon request.
You will enjoy one massage, and manicure or pedicure treatment during your stay.
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"I went to El Salvador in November 2014 for a retreat with Tyler in Villa del Olas. Booking was easy and you could choose from several different levels of fun. I went all in for surf, yoga, massage, and fun side trips including a hike and waterfall jump. Villa del Olas was beautiful and a great place to relax. The house was huge and with a beautiful ocean-side view to wake up to! There were hammocks poolside and up on the yoga deck. It was an easy hike down the coast to the saltwater pools. The surf down there was amazing. Tyler had an entire quiver of boards for us to use, and chose one appropriately for my level and the breaks we were surfing. I caught plenty of waves down there! And it was great to not have to get in and out of a wet-suit all the time. Lastly the food was absolutely delicious. The ceviche, the pupusas, the plantains, the papayas...and the snacks in the house were all healthy and amazing. Anyways I would definitely go again and I've already recommended this trip to other friends as well! "
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"Hey all, just got back from an epic week in El Salvador! Tyler is an excellent host and surf/adventure guide. He kept us in the waves every day and still somehow still had the time and energy to take us places we never would have found on our own. We traveled around, met new people and truly experienced all that El Salvador has to offer. The house we stayed in was super clean, well-stocked and had air conditioned bedrooms (major plus). Located in a secure gated community the pool and ocean view simply puts this place over the top! My crew is all mid to late 40's so don't think this kind of trip is just for the kiddos. Tyler catered our experience to meet our needs. Hot tip, don't miss "mountain day" which includes hot springs, colonial towns and spectacular views of a coffee plantation from a top the zip line course. My group is still talking about that day. My recommendation is book a trip now before this place gets discovered. Right now it's still a secret."
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"My trip to El Salvador Retreats was amazing. I felt like a rock star on holiday. The villa and surrounding environment is absolutely beautiful. The yogi was patient and thorough (I am a relative beginner). I enjoyed several excursions: surfing, a zip-line tour, and a trip to a hot springs spa. The food at the villa and in the community is healthy and delicious (make sure to try the local papaya). There were kind, smiling faces everywhere I went. I plan to attend again, As soon as possible!"
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