This is the perfect way to fit a yoga retreat into your European travels. You can mix and match activities, create your own schedule, join Sun Salute Retreats anytime of the year, for as many days, weeks, and months as you desire, all for a great price. Get to experience real Spanish culture, taste local cuisine, relax on the beach, take day trips, and participate in activities such as yoga, diving, hiking, biking, visiting local towns, cities, and markets.
The accommodation is set upon the beach front. There is a balcony where you can sit and relax that looks out to the sea, some of the bedrooms have sea views also. The apartments can hold either two, four, or eight people, but you can attend the retreat as an individual. The rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a private room for an extra 15 EUR a day.
The beautiful yoga studio is located close to the beach in Torre de La Horadada. You will have classes five days a week in the morning and late afternoons for beginners to advance practitioners, Vinyasa, Astanga, and Hatha classes. The studio is fully equipped with mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters and has a modern, spacious airy feel. There are changing rooms, a chill out area with complementary spring water and bathrooms on sight. The studio is in walking distance to the accommodation.
Amanda Dee is an experienced registered yoga teacher with more than 15,000 hours of teaching under her belt in some of the best yoga centers in New York City. She led many workshops, led many different teacher trainings, and opened her own yoga center in Manhattan. She has also led and continues to lead retreats worldwide and now is the founder of Sun Salute Retreats and the Sun Salute Yoga Studio. Amanda Dee is one of the main teachers on the online class platform, Be More Yogic.
Torre De La Horadada is a small Spanish village on the water from. There are many choices of lovely white sand beaches in the area and plenty of walking areas. Torre de la Horadada is easily recognisable by its watchtower, which was built as part of the coastal communication system to warn of impending attacks by pirates. It has a large village square, a church, a quaint marina, and a long promenade which joins the beaches of El Mojón to the south and Mil Palmeras to the north.
Your daily breakfast is included in the price. You can help yourself, eggs, toast, cereals, freshly baked pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee. There is a fully equipped kitchen for you to use. There are also many choices of restaurants and bars in the area.
You will be helped you to orientate yourself to the area, activities, restaurants, such as boat trips, day trips to Murcia (1h 20 min. bus ride) and Cartagena (45 min. by bus), Granada and the Alhambra is 4 h. and 30 min. away by bus, hiking, diving, Calblanque Natural Park, Natural Reserve Cabo De Palos, Natural Hot Springs, watching flamingos and taking a natural mud bath at Parque Natural de Las Salinas de San Pedro, beaches in walking distance, restaurants, coffee shops, local markets and tapas bars nearby.
The famous mud from the Mar Menor has made Murcia an important destination for health and beauty tourism. Nevertheless, this region in southeastern Spain also has a wealth of mineral-rich, medicinal waters in inland areas. In the town of Archena, 25 kilometres from the city of Murcia, you will find a good example. Its spa resort boasts having been Spain's most popular thermal centre at the end of the 19th century; it continues to be a renowned complex to this day.
It is set in the fertile Ricote valley, an area of countryside irrigated by the Segura river, with interesting contrasts of landscape: palm groves, orange, and a variety of fruit trees are flanked by arid-looking mountains. The result is a unique, peaceful setting that is ideal for rest and relaxation.
Alicante possesses an extraordinary cultural, natural, and ethnographic richness. The best way to get to know the places and people which constitute these hidden and wonderful landscapes of the Iberian Southeast is by hiking or cycling.
Murcia highly values the customs of traditional life including paseo, tapas, and plazas. With about half a million inhabitants, Murcia has an excellent nightlife, which is mostly around the university area and also has good shopping opportunities with plenty of fashion boutiques and interiors stores. You will have the opportunity to see a life performance in a flamenco bar while having dinner or just spending some time shopping or walking around.
There are more than a thousand different routes to hike through the beautiful environment of the Ricote valley. You can pick the level of difficulty, the length, and the area to choose from either scenic hikes or historical hikes. A guided hike can also be arranged. The price of this activity is around 15 to 20 EUR per person with morning trips available.
Alicante is the perfect environment for horseback riding. Its multiples paths and trails take you through a diversity of landscapes and views. There are different options for your group, length, distance, and duration to determine the price, however usually it is around 20 EUR per person per hour.
You can raft or kayak on the Segura river from April to November but the best time to enjoy this fun water sport is during the months of May to September due to its increased flow, pleasant temperature of the water, and of course the cooling water will feel good on the hotter summer days. Be prepared to get wet and splash around.
The company is adequately equipped with life jackets for a large group and a guide. This is an intermediate level rafting trip. The views are lovely and the journey is relaxing. The price is of 25 EUR per person depending on the size of the group.
The Alhambra, in pace with its history, has become the destination of many tourists and probably the best treasure of the city of Granada. To enjoy the beauty of the palatine chambers, the scents of the courtyards and gardens, the games of light and color of the richly decorated halls, and the impressive views of the Albaycin, and the Vega constitutes a privilege for your senses.
A place for cultural meeting and the destination chosen by millions of people worldwide will lead you to rethink its value in a global world subjected to multiple stresses. The Alhambra has lived, is living, and will continue living, thus making the heritage maxim possible as an evolutionary concept not anchored in time. Today the Alhambra will be a part of you, because it is yours and everyone's.
There are different types of therapies you can book for an additional price as for example:
Transfer available for additional US$79 per person
Región de Murcia International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive to Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV). Transfers to and from Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) are included. Sun Salute Retreats will pick you up from the airport.
If you are traveling from America you can fly to Madrid and take a train to Balsicas - Mar Menor train station.
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