La Crisalida is a holistic health and wellbeing centre in Spain. It offers programs such as yoga, detox, life makeover and weight loss to help you relax.

Yoga Retreats (18)

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Instructors (3)

John Brant

Lisa Brant

LaCrisalida Team

Reviews (205)


from Germany, February 2020

"Really great stay!"

They have a great and versatile activity program to chose from. The location in Spain was wonderful!

Deirdre Stanley

from Ireland, October 2019

The majority of the staff were what made the place special

Carmel Saulbrey

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Perfect relaxing retreat"

Loved every minute at this relaxed retreat. Excellent classes, food was incredible, staff wonderful and location perfect.

It was a realy get-away detox with many other guests wanting peace and quiet.

Nico Gerhold

from United States, March 2019

"Entspannte offene Atmosphäre in einer schönen Anlage "

Es war ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm, da eine Vielzahl von Teachern. Alle, die dort arbeiten - von den Teachern, über die Damen am Empfang bis hin zu den Damen in der Küche - sind so wunderbar nett und hilfsbereit. Dadurch entsteht eine offene Amosphäre, die sich auf die Gäste überträgt. Man kommt sehr schnell in Kontakt mit anderen Gästen und ist im Nu eine Familie. Und wer das nicht mag, kann sich jedrzeit in sein Zimmer zurückziehen, denn die sind auch mit Herz eingerichtet.

Parallel besteht ein großes Angebot an unterschiedlichen Massagen und anderen Anwendungen, die in der Anlage angeboten werden und den Urlaub abrunden.

Paras Dalal

from Great Britain, September 2021


The perfect retreat.


from Belgium, August 2021

The retreat center is a peaceful place and I really enjoyed its facilities (two swimming pools, terrace for sunbathing, yoga terrace...). You can create your own schedule by chosing to attend the classes offered or just relax at a pool, go for a walk, or to the beach (20-25min by foot). I especially enjoyed the inspiring workshops and classes with Betty, and also the yoga classes with Laura. The week I was there, I had like 4-5 different instructors and the quality their classes varied a bit. The administrative staff was always nice and helpful.

Louise Weekhout

from Netherlands, July 2021

"What a wonderful place"

What a wonderful place to reconnect with yourself, to relax, and detox body and mind. I met so many wonderful people from all over the world. There was a very relaxed atmosphere. A big range of different activities you could choose to do… or not:). The juices were wonderful, the food was excellent. Big shout out to the team of La Crisalida. Love to come back!

Paula Nicol

from Spain, July 2021

"Just what we needed!"

It is hard to specify just one element of the programmes/classes on offer as they all contributed to make our time there a brilliant experience. From the different levels and types of yoga classes, the meditations, aqua aerobics, to the walks and the workshops, everything seemed to work together, and we enjoyed all the activities. All staff excellent and very friendly!

Tessy Thill

from Belgium, July 2021

"Good times"

Great programme without pressure to participate. Great experienced teachers who adapt to everyone’s needs, good food and all in a very positive and respectful energy

Linda Berendsen

from Netherlands, July 2021

"Good reset for your body and mind"

I had a great time. Everybody was really kind en personal in communication. It’s a good place to come alone, cause you will meet up easy people that also travel alone. The program has many choices to offer between 8.00 AM and 9.00 PM. You can choose what ever you feel like to.

Also the food was really great, plant based. And loved the 2 swimmingpools and sauna.


from Great Britain, October 2020

"Wonderful break "

La Crisalida is a lovely retreat with very friendly and knowledgeable owners and staff. Everyone was nice and helpful. The food was outstanding, especially as I have not eaten a plant based diet before and it was all very tasty and satisfying. There was a full programme of activities that you can decided which to attend and which not to attend, I enjoyed all of those that I attended as well as enjoying relaxation time by the pool. It is in a lovely area and a good base to walk to close by towns, a national park and the beach.

I would definitely recommend and will visit again!

Johann Karl Hallsson

from Iceland, October 2020

"Back on track"

La Crisalida resorts helped me get back on track in eating healthy and staying fit.

It also helped me create mental balance and give me a plan to stay to stay in the healthy side of life and to achieve the goals i want in life.

To sum it up, they helped me a lot more then i thought they would.

Yvonne Campbell

from Great Britain, August 2020

"A calm Organised yet relaxed way of running a retreat "

This retreat is set in a semi residential area close to a national park and a beautiful beach. It is possible therefore to pick and choose how ‘retreated’ you wanted to be. A full timetable of yoga exercise workshops etc interspersed with juices and fabulous plant based food. No salt sugar tea coffee alcohol etc induced a healthy mandate. The freedom to choose how healthy is up to you. I juiced for 3 days and ate the amazingly varied food and still lost 2.5kg in 6 days.

The location near to Altea created an opportunity to see one of the prettiest Spanish villages on the last might with 2 other guests. That and the lighthouse walk were the visual highlights.

All in all the team create an atmosphere of calm

Super clean & organised for COVID

Thoroughly recommend

Chloe Hall

from Great Britain, July 2020

"Wonderful stay"

I booked this retreat very last minute and it did not disapoint. All of the staff are absolutely wonderful and I had an amazing few days! Just wish I could have stayed longer! I will definitely be back next year. Thank you for a glorious stay.

Pam Jennings

from Great Britain, April 2020

"Life Enhancing "

I really appreciated all aspects of the retreat programme - a busy but well paced schedule, with plenty of choice to suit the individual. I left relaxed, fitter, more knowledgeable about making balanced, healthy life choices, and lost weight without really trying.

The whole staff team were amazing, every person was friendly,helpful and knowledgeable, which ensured a totally worry-free experience for us all as their guests. This as well as 1:1 conversations with staff and other like-minded guests from all over the world gave me the space, opportunity and confidence to make important decisions about my health and my future which I am taking forward into my daily life.

Thank you La Crisalida!

Jas Purewal

from Great Britain, March 2020

"Amazing place! So relaxing "

Well organised. I went on my own but did not feel alone once. Everyone was welcoming and warm. It felt like a home from home filled by kind hearted people from all walks of life. The instructors blended into the group, open and approachable at all times. You should be proud as you have achieved everything you had hoped for at this retreat. I do not go somewhere twice but I will be coming back for more visits. Thank you Jas


from Denmark, March 2020

"Lovely yoga retreat at La Crisalida"

Relaxation, meditation, different yoga classes, wonderful vegan food and walks in beautiful nature. What else can you hope for? ❤️

Lind Stansfield

from Great Britain, March 2020

"Treat yourself to a fantastic wellbeing break"

The resort is quite charming with lots of character. The apartments are spacious & comfortable. Staff are friendly & helpful and experts in their field. The daily timetable is full of varied & interesting topics covering different types of yoga, health & wellbeing. Gusts can participate as much or as little as they like. Beautiful chef prepared vegan food is served around communal tables 3 times a day. Guests ranged from yoga novices like me to teachers, all very lovely & welcoming & from all over the world. 5 minutes walk away is Albir shopping centre with a mix of restaurants & shops - perfect if you just really fancy a cup of coffee!


from Spain, March 2020

Juice, good, hiking, yoga, the people, the location

Verónica Quieti

from Great Britain, March 2020

I had a wonderful experience at the retreat, the people were welcoming and professional.

The food was absolutely amazing and the location was great.

Its a calm, relaxing and friendly environment, ideal to restore physical and mental wellbeing.


from Great Britain, March 2020

"Excellent break"

If you want some 'me' time then this is the place to go. You can do as little or as much as you want and there is a varied array of activities to choose from. The setting is lovely and the walks give you a great opportunity to see your surroundings. The feeling of community means that you are welcomed and absorbed into the group very quickly so don't worry about going on your own, as most people have travelled that way.

Angie Aberdein

from Great Britain, February 2020


The flexibility and choice was fantastic.

Judith Anthony

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Just what the physio ordered"

I loved the full schedule and the fact that nothing overlapped, so it gave everyone the opportunity to partake and each and every class or workshop, should they wish to do so. There was a large variety of yoga styles and yoga teachers, which meant there was something for everyone. Tania was particularly marvellous and I enjoyed all of the classes I did with her because I felt she really took the time to explain everything and to allow each person to arrive at their version of yoga or meditation and was able to assist with wherever you were at. Juices were delicious, food was innovative and lip smackingly delicious. All staff were fabulous and super friendly loved it!

Nicola Virgin

from Great Britain, February 2020

"A wonderful weekend break!"

I arrived in the afternoon after a super easy and efficiently organised transfer and was immediately greeted with a warm and friendly welcome from Nicola at Reception. Lunch was already on, and I was offered to get stuck in and introduced to my roommates as they were handily there for lunch!

Nicola showed me around my room and let me know which bed was mine for the next few nights. I was given a programme and told I could join absolutely anything without booking- fantastic!

My room was comfortable and clean, with a selection of herbal teas available and drinking water provided. In terms of facilities, the magnesium pool was fantastic and fairly quiet so great for a dip! I didn't brave the unheated pool- but the new infrared sauna is INCREDIBLE.

I was mainly here for the yoga classes and I really enjoyed the range, from Yin to Hatha Flow, to more Iyengar style yoga- thankfully I was familiar with all types, so I knew what to expect and instructors did a great job of modifying poses for others with injuries or less experience.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed other activities such as visionboarding, meditation, guided meditation and walking meditation- there's something for everyone and the team are all excellent at their jobs!

The views of the guided walks were fantastic, and those who were unsure footed were helped every step of the way! A perfect long weekend!

Elisa Olvera

from Netherlands, February 2020

"Great first experience in a retreat."

Location, staff, food, activities, all is very well structured and delivered very professionally.

Great value for money and overall is what you would expect to have a lovely experience.

I want to come back soon.



from Great Britain, February 2020

"A great few days to relax and rejuvenate."

Enjoyed sharing meals with the other guests and staff, it made for a very welcoming and social atmosphere. English was the main language spoken although guests came from all over Europe. Accommodation was very comfortable and clean although only used it to sleep as the program was full. Having said that there was no pressure to do any activities. The food was very healthy and plenty of it: it was the first time I had tried a vegan diet and no dairy salt bread or caffeine for 4 days so that was a bit of a challenge but was good to do.

I enjoyed the different styles of yoga and the walks gave an opportunity to explore this lovely area; don’t be put off by the close proximity of Benidorm this area is so much more!

The staff arranged transfers from the airport which worked well and as a bonus on my departure day I was able to stay and join in the activities then shower and picked up a packed meal before leaving for the airport at 5pm.

The flexibility of booking when it suites you rather than the hotel is another bonus so you can get away for a 3 night stay. Weather was great in February, cool in the evening but sunny and warm during the day.

Laura Marcelloni

from Switzerland, February 2020

"Never too late to make a step forward "

Organisation ,quality of activities and food were a real discovery

Saskia Lotulung

from Netherlands, February 2020

"I’ve found Innerpeace 🙏"


Dan Bromley

from France, January 2020

"Excellent multi activity and multi activity retreat"

I went with my mum who is a yoga beginner whilst I have done a lot more. The classes were all very varied and adaptable so as to work really well for both of us. The age group was wonderfully well mixed so both of us were easily able to connect with others on the retreat. The variety, quality and healthiness of the food is great. Each teacher has a unique and professional style which gave a really inclusive feel for the different types of people attending. Good location in a peaceful suburban setting allowing for easy access to town, beach and national park walks. Ample space for times when either privacy or social interaction is desired. Plenty of friendly, helpful staff, all very willing to hold space and give extra personalized time beyond their remit. Overall a really wonderful and all-encompassing experience.

Maria Caden

from Ireland, January 2020

"yoga and wellness at la Crisaleda"

The food was great, also fruit and smoothie drinks.There were many books available to read on health, yoga, etc and I liked taking one with me to the deck chair by the pool. Lovely heated outdoor pool. Nice quiet location yet within walking distance of beach and mountains. Great view from hills overlooking the sea and surrounding areas. loved too siesta time 2-4.


from Great Britain, January 2020

"Disappointing "

The weather was super and there were some nice walks around.

Laila Burri

from Switzerland, January 2020

"Great Stay"

I had a lovely stay, met a lot of people!

4 Days are too short if you really wanna get into all, the program has many variety and for everyone something, i did enjoy the try and learn new things as well.

The food was yummy, everyday was a different variety and u always could see the menu prior to decide meal or juice.

The Instructors were all nice and tried tog et to know you, they soon knew you by name!

Overall i felt very comfortable and i did enjoy my stay!


from Great Britain, January 2020

"Exceeds expectations from the very start"

Wonderful staff, excellent food, fantastic daily programme.

Suzie Smith

from Great Britain, January 2020

Loved the classes, food, pool, terrance yoga, connecting with fabulous ladies.


from Great Britain, January 2020

It was great


from Great Britain, December 2019

"Avoiding Christmas"

La Crisalida is a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. The accomodation and retreat itself, whilst not 5* luxury, was just perfect. Set in a quiet residential area in the town of Albir, east of Benidorm, there are walks all around, up into the hills, along a delightful path to the lighthouse, along the promenade to the town of Altea.

There is a great mix of classes, done on a rolling programme so it doesn't matter what time or day you arrive; there is always something to do. There is no enforced complusion to do anything, do as little or as much as you like.

The food is vegan, delicious and plentiful. I don't think I've ever eaten so much and I'm a confirmed meat eater. There was also the option of juicing at any or all of the meals.

I spent 4 days at the retreat with a delightful group of people, mainly ladies, of all ages, and it was them, as much as the place itself, that made my stay so wonderful. Added bonus, the weather was unseasonably hot, so plenty of sunbathing. Thoroughly recommend especially as a solo traveller.


from Great Britain, December 2019

"Not a Yoga Retreat"

The food, staff and accommodation was lovely and I did get to relax.


from Spain, December 2019

"A good habits changer"

The place. The walkings. The physical activity. The workshop. And the food.

Eleanor Restall

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Flexible, friendly and relaxed"

I loved the flexibility of choosing any arrival and departure date and the range of yoga classes, guided walks, meditation and workshops on offer and the fact that you could freely choose without signing up what you felt like going to each day, including whether to try something new with no obligation to stay for the whole session. There was a lovely range of vegan food and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.


from France, November 2019

Food was good, workshops were interesting.


from Netherlands, November 2019

"Yoga costa blanca"

Heerlijke wandelingen en veel mogelijkheid om kennis te maken met veel soorten yoga


from Great Britain, November 2019

"Great 4 days R&R"

Loved the location, beautiful walks and fabulous to have yoga classes on the terrace in the sunshine with a view. Was not expecting a full vegan menu but it was delicious and plenty of it.

All the staff were fantastic, friendly, and helpful.

Hollie Marie Vickers

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Great retreat . Amazing time "

First of all staff Jodie & Jamie helped me book my retreat via emails and phone calls . When I got to the retreat they made me feel very welcome .

I enjoy everything about the retreat the food , cooking lessons.

Yoga & walks great .

Samantha Murray

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Amazing "

I had the best time ever! Everything was just perfect for me thank you all so much


from Switzerland, October 2019

"Review - La Crisalida"

I loved everything! I enjoyed the food and the shakes...and all the different classes!

Left after a week and felt great and energized.

Postive environment to do exactly what you want! A great place to treat yourself to!!

Stefania Pittoni

from Italy, October 2019

"A regenerating stay"

The staff is so careful about customers' needs, they really do their best to make you feel confortable and at ease. Yoga classes are very good and of different styles.The workshops were very interesting an helpful for my personal growth. I have loved the group walks that allowed me to see the wonderful surrounding areas up to the hills. The Campo walk was challenging and the view from there was astonishing. The food is healthy and delicious, I felt very energetic, I have also juiced for two days at lunch which was a good surprise for me as I was full after only drinking it, I felt better after eating in this way for 4 days.I enjoyed the 2 swimming pools, it was good to have one with warm temperature, they were the best places where to spend the siesta time. I have met lovely people from different countries which made my retreat experience even more enjoyable. After 4 days I feel regenerated and more focused on what I need and what I want to do. I would strongly recommend this retreat and I hope to have the chance to go back!

Heidi Baxter

from France, October 2019

"Great 3 day activity retreat "

The warm welcome and friendly staff are a plus at this retreat, the food and the option of juicing for meals was also great. A large range of activities and a variety of mentors added to the variety of each day. It was my friends first retreat and it was a great introduction for her! It inspired me into a healthier way of life once I’ve got home with great memories of the lovely people that we met there.the treatments I had were also very good, I had a facial and a reiki session that were both worth the extra. A special mention to Tania, who I had a great private yoga class with. Thanks very much to all the staff at the retreat, we had an overall lovely time.

Wei Wang

from Netherlands, September 2019

"Completely zen"

First time retreat and absolutely loved it! Lovely nice and open people, very relaxed atmosphere and great diverse activities program they offer. I was slightly scared I wouldn't like the food since I normally am a carnivore, but I enjoyed it a lot and even tried juicing! A big thank you to the wonderful cooks and also the activities instructors who really made the stay a wonderful experience. I practice yoga regurlalry at home, but I even learned from the beginner classes as the instructors really explain well and break it down to the basics. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and the massage I had was wonderful. Also, the flexibility on arrival and departure dates were a great pro.

Susan Larkin

from Greece, August 2019

"Perfect break"

My daughter & I had a lovely time at La Crisilida retreat & met a lot of like minded people, enjoyed a wide range of activities from yoga to fitness to self development & just relaxing by the pool as well as a great massage, I would highly recommend this place

Emma Davies

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Lots of good but more efficiency please. "

The relaxed atmosphere, good yoga in a lovely place. Lots of different options for people who like different things. As challenging as you want it.

Michelle Randles

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Excellent experience - will be back!"

The whole experience was fantastic. All the staff were incredibly professional from the ladies in the kitchen, Lorna and Sue to the reception staff Kaya, Nicola, Jamie, Noemi. All the mentors Tessa, Amanda, Tania, Sylvia. All the instructors were so knowledgeable which is incredibly important as I learnt more than ever about my practice. They would talk youbtheough why you were doing moves the way you were. I loved the Yin yoga with Tessa and the Hatha flow with Amanda. The walls were wonderful, great choices - probably my favourite part. Great food, I feel so healthy after a relatively short period of 3 days. The freedom to come and go as you please without pressure was brilliant. Just an all round excellent experience. Thank you all!!

Joanna Mutimer

from Great Britain, August 2019

"A wonderful way to relax and rejuvenate"

The structure was there in terms of meals, activities and friendly and supportive staff, but there was also freedom to choose what you wanted to do and where you wanted to go. During my stay I walked to the beach to swim in the sea a couple of times, so you can mix and match your time as you wish. Each yoga session had a different focus which helped to support your own practice. The meals were varied and delicious. The rooms were comfortable and had everything you needed, and if not the staff were quick to make sure your needs were met. As another reviewer said, it's the staff that makes this place. During my stay it felt like instructors, reception staff, cooks, housekeeping and gardeners were all part of the same positive genuine and caring team.


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Not a serious yoga retreat. Good for beginners. "

The pool area is lovely. Staff are very nice and helpful. I was ill for a few days and the staff came to check up on my regularly which I appreciated. Lighthouse walk was beautiful. It was nice having a great selection of tea and fruits throughout the day.

Moya Hannon

from Great Britain, August 2019

Enjoyed everything I tried including some new classes. The resort was perfect for relaxing and the surrounding towns good for exploring.

Barbara Gunter

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Felt amazing at the end "

So many things were awesome. The food, the classes, the group walks, the atmosphere. I felt so good by the end. I had lost half a stone and my skin looked amazing by the end.

Mark Salem

from United States, August 2019

"4-day retreat"

The retreat was excellent. I stopped there for 4 nights to break up a european vacation and getting some rest and relaxation. It's very nice how there are different people coming and going each day. There is no pressure to do anything and you can do as little or as much as you please during the day. The food was excellent and going plant based without additive salt and sugar really helps reset your taste-buds. The whole staff was welcoming and inviting and everyone was very kind from the beginning. I enjoyed it very much.

Helen Bonner

from Great Britain, August 2019

"An excellent retreat "

In my opinion the whole offer / experience was brilliant. You could do as much or as little as you liked but the variety on the programme was very well thought out. I initially went for the yoga but ended up doing different types of exercise and workshops. All staff are friendly and professional and do a really great job!

Claire Lindsay

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Accessible and relaxing"

The food is amazing and the staff are all really lovely and genuinely friendly. The walks ended up being one of my favourite activities and its well worth doing all of them. The fact that guests are arriving and leaving every day is actually very nice as there are always some people who are settled in and can show you the ropes and report on their experiences, and also the constant shift means you are always making new friends. The flexibility in whether you attend classes or whether you juice or eat meals is really good as it means you can adapt what you are doing to your own needs and daily state of being!

Anna Måhl

from Sweden, August 2019

"Got on a better track"

Amazing staff and a lit of things to do. Love that everything is volontear so that you can mak you stay just the way you want it. 👍 In only 4 days I felt lika a healthier, happier & more energised version of myself!


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Nice and relaxing"

Excellent tasty vegan food and juices good choice of activities


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Excellent yoga retreat"

All of the experience was a positive one and I got so much out of all the sessions and all staff were exceptionally, kind, supportive and clearly experts. The food and accommodation was fantastic and I felt very well cared for.


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Best rest I have had in a very long time... renewed nd reset"

Friendly helpful staff throughout,

Great classes and workshops that you didn't feel obliged to take part in... if you want to sit and do nothing you can... but all the classes I attended were fantastic


from Great Britain, July 2019

"The yoga teachers were all very advanced practitioners "

The time table provided options for everyone, there was a great atmosphere as all the yoga teachers, fitness instructors and therapists where extremely well qualified.


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Excellent get away"

Great relaxed atmosphere, no pressure to participate. All the staff were very friendly. The different classes were like taster sessions, guided meditation, various styles of yoga. Perfect place to go if travelling alone. The food was excellent!! Very tasty and fresh!!! Massages/Reiki/ guided walks...No pressure!


from United States, July 2019

"Good experience "

Good experience, lots of variety and options. Love the juices!


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Yoga and detox holiday. "

Friendly staff, opportunity to meet like minded people of different nationalities.

Healthy, tasty food.

Relaxing environment.

Fiona Harrison

from Philippines, July 2019

"Friendly, relaxed feel good yoga"

Variety, great weather, nice food


from Great Britain, July 2019

"Great retreat "

The friendliness of the staff and the relaxed unpretentious environment

Amanda Mcelman

from Canada, July 2019

"Awakening My Best Self"

This trip was just what I needed to unwind after a busy year. I loved the flexibility of the retreat, choosing what I wanted to do, and loving every minute of it! Meeting amazing women from all over the world, who all are taking the time to love themselves; nutritionally, physically, and emotionally, was incredible. The supportive and positive staff and instructors all went above and beyond, my needs came first, and they genuinely care. I cannot wait to return next year!

Bogumila Jodaniewska-chmiel

from Great Britain, July 2019

"The reatret was great, I had best 6days,relax,rebalance my s"

Relax, morning classes and waking was great!

Rachel is the best pilates teacher and yoga is well Tania and Amanda also very good, food great....!


from Germany, July 2019

das Essen ist immer frisch vorbereitet! Team sind sehr freundlich und hilfreich. Verschiedene Aktivitäten wie aqua aerobics, rebounding, evening walks, mindful workshop und natürlich Yoga Kurse.

Victoria Fortune

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Perfect thank you "

Everything was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The retreat was gorgeous. Everything was spotless. The activities were varied and optional. I tried as much as I wanted and all of them were great with knowledgeable and inspiring instructors. I had the best time and would definitely go back.


from Great Britain, June 2019

"3 days at yoga retreat"

Friendly, relaxing resort, very chilled out and clean, tasty healthy food along with nice like minded people made our short stay great value for money and very relaxing and enjoyable. The flexibility of arriving and departing on any day works really well, and you can do as little or as many of the classes and workshops that you feel like doing.

Charlie Osborne

from Guernsey, June 2019

The staff are what make the place !!


from Great Britain, June 2019


Food. Programme. Facilities

Pippa Harris-burland

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Yoga Retreat is wonderful"

Wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating time. I was looked after well, personal and professional. The whole team was so friendly and welcoming and smiley. Clean, comfy bed and especially superb food. I would love to come again. Nothing was too much trouble. Great hill walks, yoga and an eclectic mix of workshops that you can choose to dip in or out of .. perfect thank you.


from Great Britain, June 2019

"A break from reality"

I spent 6 days here and was so glad I did. It’s a little heaven on earth, everyone is so helpful and can’t do enough to help. Food and juices are delicious, classes are excellent and the feeling of calm you get whilst here is amazing. Wholly recommend it

Kari Dewar

from Great Britain, May 2019

"There were different instructers and they were all Brilliant"

Everything was fabulous


from Italy, May 2019

"Detox more than yoga"

I liked the location, the accomodation (private room in an aprtament for two), the food, the staff and general atmosphere, very welcoming and relaxing


from United States, May 2019

"Beautiful location and walks "

The location of the retreat is amazing, only 10 minute walk from a beach and the guided walks are all beautiful. The accommodation was extremely clean and everything had been thought of, even a book case for book swapping! The activities and instructors were all wonderful, however I didn't participate in any of the life makeover classes so cannot comment on those.

Cara Ward

from United States, May 2019

"Yoga heaven in Spain"

I loved my short stay at La Crisalida. All the yoga teachers were amazing and really knew their stuff! I soaked up all the information and hints & tips to better my own practice. The workshops where equally as informative and I learnt so much about myself in a very kind and positive learning environment.

Annika Engel

from Switzerland, May 2019

"Great instructors, impressive variety of activities!"

All the staff were very friendly, helpful and the yoga, pilates Qi Gong instructors were the best I have ever meet!!

The setup with different “ lessons ” practice, workshop, walking, was unbelievable good. Loved the food and I am not even vegan or vegetarian

Thanks to all of you!

Loes Mills

from Netherlands, April 2019

"Wonderful experience"

My first experience with a yoga retreat and I enjoyed every minute of it. Loved the instructors especially Rachel. (thanks for showing me a better way to exercise my muscles!) Food was amazing - thanks Barbie. The whole experience was enjoyable. Can't wait to return.

Mia Porteous

from Great Britain, April 2019

"4 fantastic days at La Crisalida "

We have just returned from 4 days at the wonderful la Crisalida centre. We truly did not want to leave and would recommend it to everyone.

All the staff there were so friendly and welcoming. They were all approachable, caring and knowledgeable; from the guys on reception, to the domestic staff and mentors. The programme they offer is varied and busy and you have the choice of doing as many as the activities as you like or as few; you are on holiday after all!

The tuition from all mentors was very good. As someone who has a lot of experience of yoga the teaching helped remind me where I had perhaps become a little lazy in my everyday practice and I've left with a renewed sense of focus. For beginners the tuition was thorough, easy to follow and encouraging and guidance was available for those who required it.

The food was outstanding and I have returned home feeling cleansed and full of energy. I wanted to go on the retreat to try and learn the skills to bring more stillness in my life. I find it difficult to meditate and switch off but I learnt some new techniques during my stay that I hope will help me.

The facilities and apartments were comfortable, clean and cosy.

We made some friends for life and will definitely return but for longer next time.

Thanks to everyone involved in making la Crisalida such a wonderful place.

Jane Freemantle

from Great Britain, April 2019

The care and attention from the staff, reception, instructors, therapists and kitchen. Every effort was made to make you feel at home. The activities were wide ranging and enjoyable. The juicing was great and didn't leave you feeling hungry. The therapies were as good as I have ever experienced, thank you Juan Charles and Elaine.

Noreen Mohammed

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Relaxing rejuvenating and inspiring"

Lovely location,definitely not a boot camp yoga break-wide ranging timetable of classes to dip in and out of as you want...or just sit by the pool. Fabulous healthy food-for a meat eater the range of food was amazing-didn’t miss meat or bread! And beautifully presented. Yoga instructors were well informed and v helpful for all levels. I wd definitely book again and recommend to friends

Rooms clean and well appointed . I couldn’t fault La Crisalida.

Naomi Uter

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Great yoga retreat "

I really enjoyed everything. I liked the food selections, everything was not too strange to what i would normally eat. Very nice flavours and very tasty. Good healthy foods that fill me up. The juices are also good and tasty. I liked the walks although challenging it was a good way of exercise. I liked the yoga and meditation classes i have learnt some techniques to use at home. I enjoyed rebounding to get a more cardio workout. It was a good balance of activities to choose from. I Released i could not do it all as planned as my body needed to rest which was also nice to do by the pool in the beautiful sunshine. I would like a bit more cardio or higher intensity classes to get a workout maybe a Zumba class as being in Spain (just a thought). The staff are very friendly also say hello and help and answer any questions i had. The guest are also friendly and welcoming. It was great to meet new people and have company when traveling alone. Overall I really enjoyed my time and would definitely like to return and do more days. I have already recommended this retreat to my friends and family who are now showing an interest in yoga retreats. It is a good way to start a lifestyle change and experience different things whether to go for a detox, weight loss, relaxation or well being, this retreat offers a lot and its up to yourself on how much you want to do, to get what you want out of it.

Margaret Shynn

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Lovely place with individual focus"

The location is lovely, the administration is first class, the food is excellent, my apartment was clean, comfortable and conducive to my stay and I was always treated as an individual and important.

Joanna Du Plessis

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Amazing people, amazing vibe."

From the first email and phone conversation I had this fantastic feeling that La Crisalida is the place for me. Straight from the airport I was addressed and taken care for. On arrival I was way past lunch time but lovely ladies took care of me and presented me with most amazing vegan plate I could ever imagine. My room was ready and I could join in to the activities straight away. My first two yoga session was with Rachel. She's like an angel to my soul💜. Every day I took part in all the activities because it would be shame to skip one. The walks, yoga, life transformation and detox program is designed to help you step into right path in your life. I am grateful for the care and love put in to the retreat, very personal, warm and friendly. Thank you all at the retreat. 🙏

Guia Vismara

from United States, March 2019

"A very nice break away!"

Very friendly and welcoming people, good healthy food, large variety of activities, 15 minutes walking from the beach

Helen Kettle

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Wonderful, reviving 4 days of sunshine and yoga"

I love the fact there are loads of things on every day but you can do as little or as much as you want. I loved Tessa's yoga classes and Rachel's pilates classes. I loved yoga on terrace in the sunshine. I love the location - so near to a hill to climb, a lighthouse walk (beautiful in the early morning) and a beach and a town. You never feel like you are stranded in the middle of nowhere. I feel wonderful after 4 days eating a vegan diet and doing exercise all day - just what I needed! I also thought the accommodation was great - very luxurious and everything provided that you might need.

Sarah Schilling

from Germany, March 2019

"Knowledgeable instructors, delicious food, pure relaxation"

I really enjoyed the various styles of yoga and learned so much from the instructors. I also found new tips for cooking and just loved the atmosphere at the retreat. I highly recommend it!

Jackie Mundellperkins

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Restorative and restful retreat"

Yoga, life coaching, walks, meditation, and activities that you can join throughout the day. Fantastic varied vegan food that would convince anyone to be a vegan! All inclusive and rolling programme so you can join and leave any day of the week. Luxurious accommodations, pools and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Loved it all. A really friendly atmosphere.

Dianne Brabham

from Great Britain, February 2019

Very little really. Not as shown. Facilities too small for number of guests. Food very dated boring tasteless and not conversant with allergy requirements.

Emanuela Carta

from United States, February 2019

"Relax and flexibility "

I really enjoyed my stay at la Crisalida. The flexible formula with different activities, yoga, meditation, personal development workshops and walks in the national park is a great combination. You can also do nothing, enjoy the sun by the swimming pool or a walk in the sea side. Lovely food and amazing staff. Thanks

Jess Abrams

from United States, February 2019

"Relax, Recharge and Reset"

The staff and everyone at the retreat was phenomenal. Everything was taken care of for you - all you needed to do was get dressed and show up. Rachel was my favorite teacher - she has such a wonderful spirit and energy about her. The activities were fantastic - days are packed with options but there is zero judgment or expectation. You can choose to be as involved as you'd like and go at your own pace. The staff was all incredibly attentive and aware of all guests, catering to unique needs of all.


from United States, February 2019

"Wonderful escape"

Full timetable OR do as you please. No pressure except the pressure you put on yourself. Kind, professional, interesting and excellent teachers.


from United States, February 2019

"quick fix inspirational retreat"

Easy and accessible location. So much variety on offer over and above the different styles of yoga.

There was a full and varied timetable of classes and lead walks plus evening workshops designed to inspire.

The staff were so positive, supportive and helpful.

I really liked the total flexibility regarding how many days you wished to stay and the accommodation.

Lisa Ferrari

from United States, January 2019

"Lisa F"

I felt at home from the second I stepped into the reception at La Crisalida. And the feeling didnt stop until the day I left.

Exceptional food, friendly staff, superb classes and the retreat is situated in a breathtakingly picturesque location. I thoroughly recommend spending time at La Crisilada if you are looking to relax and detox. I sometimes can feel out of sorts when I detox and was concerned about being away from home without my creature comforts and maybe feeling irritable. I need not have worried as it seemed everything to make you comfortable during your stay was thought of, even down to cosy hot water bottles! I have already booked to visit again this year. Give it a try xxx

Nora Mary O Riordan

from Ireland, January 2019

"Change of lifestyle for a week"

All the yoga and walking activities.Food was very interesting and the juices were lovely.


from United States, January 2019

"Yoga classes are great! "

This retreat was nice. The yoga classes were great! The rooms are very clean, staff is friendly and welcoming. The grounds are lovely.

Muriel O'connor

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Excellent accommodation, good location, and friendly staff"

I most enjoyed taking part in the yoga classes and the variety of other activities that this retreat had to offer.You can do as much or as little as you wanted to. I juiced during my visit and they were both filing and delicious. The rooms were clean and comfortable and all the staff interacted with the visitors and ensured that you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thank you to all at La Crisalida and hope to see you again soon

Mairi Lennon

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Perfect wee break"

From the minute we arrived everything was great. Easy to find transfer from the airport a lovely warm welcome when we arrived nothing was too much trouble for the team here.

Happy to chat and pass the time of day.

I had a deep tissue massage it was heavenly.

The pool was refreshing “fine once you’re in” was the mantra!!

Can’t wait to return.

Kristina Royer

from Great Britain, January 2019

"A great short break - next time I'll stay for longer!"

I visited la Crisalida for a little pre-holiday break/detox. Everything was nicer/better than I'd imagined. The transport from the airport was easy, the welcome session with staff was a great intro to how the place ran, and I loved the yoga classes, walks and workshops. The food was amazing and I tried juicing for the first time while I was there (in combination with having some vegan meals). One of the best parts was meeting the other guests and staff.

The room was super cozy and I slept like a rock every night after the full day of activities. I left feeling lighter, happy and relaxed.

It was too cold to use the pool areas so next time I will come in summer so I can relax poolside during our siestas. Thanks, La Crisalida!


from Russia, December 2018

"How to completely rejuvenate in 3 days!"

Food (I went for juicing, but the food options looked amazing), the frienldy staff and amazing people I've met there

Wendy Hunt

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Just what the doctor ordered....."

The whole experience was positive. I was made to feel so welcome. You could join in whatever activities you wanted to, there was no pressure. The food was excellent and I was never hungry. The staff were so helpful, kind and understanding. I would definitely go back.

Leigh Wright

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Excellent support"

I opted to juice for 7 days and I was fully encouraged, supported and praised for doing so. This was the same as I enrolled in yoga for the first ever time. An amazing place

Sheena Eaton

from Ireland, November 2018

"A little bit of paradise"

I loved the fact that everything was catered for, from the moment I arrived at Alicante airport to the packed lunch I received to take home. I could participate in as much or as little as I liked. The yoga teachers were excellent and very helpful. The food was delicious and a great topic of conversation around the dining table. I'm looking forward to my next visit to La Crisalida already. Thank you to the team. The retreat was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Anne Grethe Engelhardt

from Denmark, November 2018

All of it - especially yoga

Dawn Henly

from Great Britain, November 2018


The instructors were very knowledgeable & attentive. Kitchen staff very helpful & caring too. My room was basic but perfect for the occasion.

Elaine Michel

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Reboot "

There are plenty of activities from 7am the 9pm. You choose how much you want to participate and whether or not you stay on site. Apart from therapies it is all inclusive which removes all the stress of where to go and what to eat. The food was great. All plant based and they were accommodating around food intolerances. The accommodation is excellent. The weather was superb. If you do need to escape the town is just a 10 minute walk away. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I went with a really sore back and left feelling 90% better and not needing my pain meds since l came home yesterday. A combo of yoga and an amazing lndian Head Massage left me feeling rebooted after what had been a stressful few days wondering if l would be well enough to manage the journey and other obstacles. So grateful l made it!

Kirsten Thomassen

from Denmark, October 2018

"Fantastic detox in the sunny Alicante"

The stab was really fantastic, they were always ready to help, smiling and after day two they knew your name, excellent. I don't know how they do it, there were people coming and leaving everyday, thumbs up.

There were a lot of activities, yoga, meditation, workshops etc. but there are no pressure, you can join the class if you want to or not. Maybe the sun is nice so you want to relax, its up yo you.

I recommend everyone to go, give your live a boost in the right direction.

Cat Hinds

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Great place"

Most friendly and laid-back atmosphere I have come across at a yoga retreat. So many activities but you can opt out of anything if you want to relax. You can opt in and out of the juicing as well. Nice little town nearby with a beach if you want to go shopping and I didn’t make it to the old town but apparently v nice. The weather was great in early October (25•C) spent time by the pool. The early morning walks were spectacular especially up to the lighthouse. The best things is they take bookings for any time so you can arrive any day and stay as long as you like.


from Great Britain, October 2018

I enjoyed the various activities throughout the day just enough to keep you busy and great for the solo traveller

Jane Gaillie

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Lovely retreat "

Great choice of yoga and activities, fantastic food. Very friendly relaxed atmosphere.


from Netherlands, October 2018

"Great relaxation!"

The food was amazing!!

Also the schedule was full of different activities, so lots of things to do. The pools are lovely, the location is wonderful and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. I felt at home :)

Sharla Thompson

from United States, September 2018

"Worth the being on fantasy island"

Classes where very good and a staff was excellent


from France, August 2020

"Très bon séjour, une bonne surprise "

La diversité des activités, le lieu, la flexibilité de participer ou non aux activités, de choisir son programme alimentaire (jus ou repas)


from Switzerland, February 2020

"Un bon séjour pour déconnecter "

Les infrastructures, le logement, les activités.


from Switzerland, February 2020

Le fait de pouvoir arriver le jour qui nous arrange est vraiment un plus pour ce lieu de retraite. Météo excellente durant la période hivernale. La variété des cours a été très appréciée (ballades diverses, workshops, choix divers de cours de yoga) Les repas sont excellents mais il faut savoir que la cuisine est SANS sel et vegan. Le personnel est accueillant et toujours à l’écoute des éventuels maux que les participants peuvent avoir (la question est posée à chaque début de cours de yoga). Excellent séjour. Le lieu se trouve à 10 min à pied de la mer ce qui est très dépaysant ! Merci


from Switzerland, December 2019

"Super nettes Team, offen, herzlich und natürlich"

Ich hab mich zu Hause gefühlt,, schöne Atmosphäre im Haus, viele tolle Leute und viel Programm, aber auch die Freiheit nicht dabei zu sein

Karin Fokker

from Netherlands, November 2019

"Verrassend totaalconcept"

De locatie, gemoedelijkheid, zorgvuldigeid op alle fronten. Veel keuze. Vooral ook de andere gasten.

Sarah-maria Müller

from Germany, November 2019

"Rundum zufrieden"

Die Unterkunft ist sehr schön, die Zimmer liebevoll eingerichtet, sodass man entspannen kann. Das Essen ist wirklich top! Super lecker und für jeden ist immer was dabei. Wenn man Allergien hat, wird darauf Rücksicht genommen. Auch die Säfte sind super. Da ich jedoch kein Juicing vorhatte und mein primäres Ziel auch nicht das Abnehmen war, genoss ich lieber das normale Essen, das übrigens auch sehr abwechslungsreich war.

Den ganzen Tag hat man etwas zu tun, sodass es wirklich nicht langweilig wird. Wenn man jedoch keine Kraft/Lust/kein Interesse an etwas hat, ist man jederzeit frei, etwas anderes zu tun.

Ich habe die Zeit sehr genossen.


from Netherlands, November 2019

"Totale ontspanning in een gastvrije omgeving"

Het afwisselende programma

Christina Ringgenberg

from Switzerland, October 2019


Das vielseitige Angebot.

Sehr schöne Anlage. Sehr sauber und schön gestaltet.

Sehr freundliches Personal

Leckeres Essen

Ist sofort in die Gemeinschaft aufgenommen


from Netherlands, October 2019

"sportief midweekje"

Ik vond de yoga lessen erg fijn.Soms 3 op een dag!Avond en ochtend wandeling waren goed te doen.Ik had een erg prettig persoon waar ik mijn appartement mee deelde dat zorgde er natuurlijk ook voor,dat ik alles als zeer prettig en relaxing heb ervaren.Ik deed niet mee aan de detox,gelukkig maar want ik vond het veganistische eten veels te lekker!

Hélène Albert

from France, September 2019

"Havre de paix et de bienveillance"

Le programme d'activités est super, varié et de très bonne qualité

les profs sont attentionnés et compétents

Tout est hyper bien organisé: c'est très agréable car ça évite du stress

La cadre est très calme et plutôt agréable, et à taille humaine.

La nourriture est en très bonne quantité, c'est agréable

Les stagiaires qui ont suivis cette retraite étaient tous d'une grande gentillesse et écoute: ça fait du bien


from Spain, August 2019

El entorno la humildad de los trabajadores y el ambiente en general


from Netherlands, August 2019

"Great value for money!"

The food is very divers and of good quality, there are good in and outdoor facilities to practice yoga & other sports (important during the hot summer months), everything well arranged and beautiful surroundings. The activity scheme is full of different things to do everyday!

Caire Wever

from Netherlands, July 2019

"Super yoga retreat"

Heerlijk eten, afwisselende en interessante activiteiten, aardige mensen en vooral ontspannen en genieten. Ik heb een hele fijne tijd gehad.

Julieta De Haro

from Spain, July 2019

Me gusto mucho el ambiente donde todo el mundo del retiro es amable y discreto, y tu nivel de privacidad lo eliges tú. Gracias Nicola (personal de recepción) por animarme a ir

Karin Loosli

from United States, May 2019

Verpflegung ist top! Ruhige Lage!


from Spain, April 2019

"Un equipo fabuloso con increíble atención al detalle"

El equipo fue súper amable. Me sentí muy bienvenida y me cuidaron genial! La comida y los zumos estaban riquísimos, las clases fueron divertidas y me siento como nueva.


from United States, April 2019

"Erholsamer Urlaub"

Sehr nettes Personal, tolle Lehrpersonen, super schöne Unterkunft mit Sitzplatz, gewärmter Pool, abwechslungsreiches und enorm grosses Programm


from United States, April 2019

"2,5 days felt like a week of relaxation"

La Crisalida is the perfect place for either a short or a longer break. I went there alone and just for three nights, but after the first day I already felt like being part of that lovely La Crisalida "Family". I liked the idea of being totally flexible while being at a retreat. Like this I could better listen to my body and mind and to what it needs right now (on one day it was a 2 hours siesta :D ).

I also really liked learning about the EFT-Tapping. I never heard of it before and it might be a little gamechanger for me now :)

And as a bonus I got a whole apartment for myself even that I booked a shared room.

All in all when I left 2,5 days later I felt like being there for one week as I was totally at ease and relaxed.

Jeannie Pleumeekers

from Netherlands, April 2019

"Super relaxed verblijf met afwisselende activiteiten"

Variatie aan yogalessen en overige lessen

Workshops in de avond en middag,

Lekkere op maat gemaakte sapjes, enthousiast koks en instructeurs

Henriette Brijder

from Netherlands, March 2019

"Excellent retreat"

Overall experience and group atmosphere, good quality food and exercise/workshops

Ilze Van Aken

from United States, February 2019


Combinatie v verschillende soorten yoga, spiertraining, uithouding,wandelingen e workshops.

Je neemt deel zoveel of zo weinig je wil, jouw eigen ik komt op eerste plaats.

Super lekker veganistisch eten.

Personeel super vriendelijk en hulpvaardig; mentors zeer professioneel .

Cursisten van verschillende nationaliteiten leiden tot soms boeiende gesprekken.

Ilze uit Belgïe (niet USA ..😉)

Antoine Delahousse

from France, February 2019

various activities, nice vegan food, nice participants and professors

Claudia Wunder

from United States, January 2019

"Exzellentes Yoga und sehr gutes Essen"

Das Essen war vegan, zucker- und brotfrei und extrem abwechslungsreich und lecker. Wer wollte, konnte auch "juicen" - eine bekannte Entgiftungsmethode. Ich habe allerdings lediglich eine Mahlzeit pro Tag durch einen frisch gepressten Saft ersetzt. Besonders hervorzuheben ist auch der Masseur Juan Carlos - der Mann ist sehr wissend und hat in meinen Augen "goldene Hände".

Valentine Gottret M.

from Switzerland, January 2019

Cours et professionnalisme de Tessa, gentillesse et dynamisme de Shanti, l’attentIon du personnel d’accueil et de cuisine. L’infrastructure. L’emplacement, l’excellente organisation des transferts de/vers aéroport. Liberté et variété du programme.


from United States, January 2019

"Great way to end and start the year"

The place is beautiful and calm but still not far from the town and beaches. The food is absolutely delicious and all the staff are so kind and really take care of A special mention to Tessa and Rachel who were amazing and for their organisation and enthousiasm for the new year eve party. They a large variety of activities and you can choose if you want to attend them or not. You can also choose if you wanna juice or eat meals and that for every meal.

Tom Van Der Velpen

from United States, December 2018

"this was amazing!"

Reconnected to my true self. Wonderful atmosphere. Made friends in only a few days. I found all of the instructors very inspiring and very professional. These six days in La Crisalida made a very big difference for me. I would advice it to anyone without any reservation.

Karin Brookman

from Netherlands, November 2018

"Offers everything you need"

Flexibility to start your journey to have a retraite or do nothing in a very nice and relaxing environment. Nice people/staff

Good food, juices, free drink and snacks(FRUIT), variety in program. You can choose your own 'way of life' during your stay.

Marieke Siero

from Netherlands, October 2018

"Relaxed and revunated"

The food, the relaxed atmosphere, variety of classes, the mix of people! Just perfect for people traveling alone!

Laura I. Mayol Vargas

from United States, September 2018

"Wonderful time at La Crisalida"

I enjoyed that everything was taken care of and you could get as much or as little involved as you would like. The food was really good, I felt that I could become full-time vegan if I could prepare meals like that every day! The beach was a 15 minute walk and I made a point to walk there every day which was great. And Marie was my favorite instructor :)