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8 Days Yoga & Horse Riding Holiday in Andalusia, Spain

  • Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, Pago del Pagarete, Cortijo La Fabrica, 11650 Villamartin, Cadiz,Spain


Yoga and Horse Riding Holiday in Andalusia

If you love horses and nature, this holiday package is a perfect getaway trip for you! Come and join your holiday with riding on horses and rejuvenating yourself with yoga in Andalusia.


  • Horse riding
  • Vinyasa flow yoga classes
  • Horse riding equipment provided
  • Exploring the area of Cadiz
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • All daily meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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If you love warm weather and you love yoga, but prefer to travel independently rather than with a group, then Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is the perfect place for you. Since opening in 2012, we have looked after a growing number of independent guests who are looking for somewhere to rest and recharge, or pursue creative projects - painting, writing etc. - in a friendly, caring environment. We host independent guests all year round alongside our retreats calendar so choose when you need to take a break, and for how long, book directly with us and enjoy!

Yoga Retreat Centre is a little different than a regular hotel. We have three rooms (our double deluxe rooms), which have their own bathrooms. The rest of our rooms are laid out Spanish farmhouse style and share bathrooms. The bathrooms are luxurious, usually with tubs, and are typically shared with two or three other guests. We never have men and women sharing bathrooms (unless they are couples). The bathrooms are cleaned well every day. Our prices include full board - we do not have room service or an a la carte menu.

Accommodation options:

  • Twin room with shared bathroom
  • Twin room with private bathroom
  • Single room (double bed) with shared bathroom
  • Single room (double deluxe) with private bathroom

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is located right in the heart of Andalucia, and is surrounded by lovely rolling fields, lakes and scenic white villages. We are ideally located to explore the stunning nature, fascinating culture and historic monuments of Andalucia. We are also delighted to take care of you if you just want to rest and relax in a beautiful, gracious and friendly home away from home.

  • Yoga sessions
  • All daily meals
  • Horse riding
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Yoga props
  • Use of all hotel facilities

We are so lucky to work with Conny Muennemann, who keeps her 8 beautiful horses on the Suryalila Retreat Centre property. Conny has been riding and leading treks through this part of Andaluca for over ten years. Riding with Conny you will see the real Andaluca, which most tourists miss. You will be led to beautiful mountaintop villages, through ancient oak forests and along beautiful trails through the valleys. A typical day will start with an energizing morning yoga class (about 75 minutes), followed by a delicious breakfast. The riding of 1 to 2 hours per day will be after breakfast, between lunch and dinner, or even after dinner in the warmer summer months.

Driving directions from (Jerez de la Frontera)

The closest airport to Suryalila is Jerez de la Frontera. It is a 50-minutes drive from the center.

If you are driving from the airport, take the A4 towards Jerez for a couple of kilometers and then follow the N348 towards Arcos de la Frontera for about 3 kilometers.

Take the exit to follow the A382 for about 35 kilometers all the way to Villamartin.

As you approach the town, take a right hand turn signed for Villamartin.

Turn right off the short slip road after the exit. The slip road is short and comes up on you quickly - so eyes open here!

Follow this road for about 5k going straight until the four-way stop.

At the four-way stop, go straight ahead along the dirt road. There is a sign posted La Granja.

Carry on along the dirt road for about 3k until you see a sign on your left for Suryalila.

Then turn left and follow the road to the house.

If you miss the turn into La Fabrica, the next sign you will see on the left will be for La Granja. Turn around and come back down the hill.

Driving directions from (Seville)

Seville is an hour from the center and there are 19 European airlines that fly there.

From the airport car park, follow the exit signs across the first roundabout

At the second roundabout, follow the signs for A4 to Cordoba, going all the way around the roundabout and keeping right.

Follow the A4 until km 526 (the roads in Spain have markers at each kilometer and the junction number is the kilometer number you are along the road) and take the exit onto the SE40.

Come off the SE40 at km 13 onto the A376 towards Utrera, this slip road has 2 exits - the first one is towards Utrera.

Follow the A376 to Utrera, at Utrera continue on the same road which is now the A375 to Ronda.

Just after Puerto Serrano the A375 ends at the A384, take the A384 towards Villamartin.

After 8km take the ramp for A373 signposted Prado del Rey/ El Bosque/ Ubrique/ Villamartn.

At the roundabout go left (last exit) onto the A373 towards Prado del Rey

After 5km take the right turn onto the CA 6105 signposted to Arcos de la Frontera

After 2.5 km, near km 13, turn left, you will see a small Suryalila sign. This takes you off the tarmac, drive carefully!

After approximately 5km the driveway for Suryalila is on the left (again there is a small sign)

Follow the driveway and youll see our gate and flags, come up the drive and as you get to the paving the car park is on the right.

Driving directions from (Malaga)

Malaga is the largest airport in Andaluca but it is 2 hours and 45 minutes away from the center.

Follow the coast road (E15 /AP7) south past Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella.

Take the A-397 over the mountains to Ronda.

After Ronda, take the A372 via Grazalema and Benamahoma to Prado del Rey.

When you get to Prado del Rey you need to pick up the road to Villamartin, which is the A373.

After a couple of miles on the road to Villamartin you will see a left turn - sign-posted Arcos de la Frontera. It is at the bottom of a long steep hill if you are coming from Prado del Rey.

Take this left and follow the road for about 2 or 3 miles until you come to a crossroads.

At the crossroads, take the dirt road on your left sign-posted La Granja.

After about 2 miles on the dirt road you will a sign post on your left for Suryalila.

Take that and youll find us a few hundred meters up the track.

Arrival by airplane

  • Several low-cost European airlines fly into Jerez, including Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia and others. Some only operate during the summer months.
  • There are wide ranges of airlines that fly to Malaga from all over Europe and they are often very cheap, catering for the Costa del Sol package holidays.

Arrival by bus

From Seville, the city center can be easily reached by bus. Buses between the airport and the city center run every 30 minutes between 06:15 and 23:00. The journey takes between 20 - 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 2.30 EUR. From Seville city center bus station you can catch a bus to Villamartin.

From Jerez, you can also take a bus to Villamartin from the Jerez central bus station. Please contact Suryalila Retreat Centre for up-to-date price information.

There is a bus that leaves from Malaga bus station directly to Villamartin. The price of a one-way ticket is about 15 EUR.

Villamartin is about 15 minutes from the retreat centre. Suryalila Retreat Centre can pick you up from there, so please do inform them if a pickup is needed.

Arrival by taxi

  • A taxi can be arranged to be pick you up and bring you to Suryalila from Jerez de la Frontera. Please contact Suryalila Retreat Centre for these arrangements.


  • The GPS co-ordinates for Suryalila are: (36.787274, -5.599254)

Course information

Please note for the longer rides, riders have to be comfortable in walk, trot, and canter and be able to ride for up to 5 hours a day. The horses are 155cm tall and riders need to weigh less than 90 kilos. Helmets are provided.

Special menu request

  • We regularly accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy diets. If you have any special dietary restrictions, just let Suryalila Retreat Centre know!

Important information

  • If you are interested in a few hours ride or riding lesson, please inform the reception at Suryalila Retreat Centre when you are there.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Suryalila Retreat Centre who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

At Suryalila Retreat Centre, we pride ourselves on our outstanding vegetarian fare. Meals are delicious, diverse, and beautifully presented, using all organic and mostly local ingredients. We produce our own olives and olive oil, as well as, many of our own fruits and veggies. Everything we grow is organic - no chemicals or fertilizers are used. We have many fruit trees including figs, peaches, pears, apricots, pomegranates, apples, and grapes. In the cooler months, we like to grow plenty of greens, including kale and different varieties of cabbage and lettuce. In summer we have an abundance of heritage tomatoes. Our organic free-range eggs come from our own happy chickens. Since we are vegetarian, our birds have long and happy lives!

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is situated in the heart of Andalusia, famous for its mountains, white painted towns perched on hills, stunning coastlines and cities full of history. For six hundred years, the Moors dominated much of Andalusia, leaving indelible cultural and architectural icons such as Alhambra in Granada and the grand mosque in Cordoba. Within one to two hours of travel from Suryalila, one can visit the historical cities of Arcos de la Frontera, Sevilla, Cordoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Cadiz, Veher de la Frontera, Tarifa and Malaga. Some of Europes most stunning and empty beaches lie on the Costa de la Luz, stretching from Cadiz to Tarifa, and can be reached by car in 90 minutes from Suryalila. Only 30 minutes away is the beautiful mountain town of Grazelema, which has the highest rainfall in Spain. Amazing walks, trekking, canyoning and kayaking can be found in this area.

  • Activities
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Kayak nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • General
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala
  • Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shop
  • Review by Neil Bradburn from United Kingdom

    "This was my first yoga retreat, and it definitely won't be my last. To say that the retreat was life-changing is not an understatement. I came home from the retreat very relaxed, content, feeling physically better, with a different outlook on life, and eager to practice more yoga. My yoga experience was very limited but I never felt out of my depth in the classes. Lidiya, the teacher, provided very clear instructions and offered varying difficulties of each posture. The morning classes were held in a huge dome overlooking the Spanish countryside, with the glow of the morning sun helping us warm up for the day. I felt amazing after leaving the classes (mentally and physically) and as the week progressed, I felt that my abilities were improving. In between the classes were a collection of outdoor activities that allowed us to stretch our legs and to enjoy the amazing local countryside. They included long hikes in the mountains; kayaking in warm, still, turquoises lakes; canyoning in dramatic gorges, with huge vultures circling overhead; 'via ferrata'ing' (climbing using metal 'steps' that have been 'bedded' into the rock) around the beautiful and historic town of Rhonda. All the activities were hugely enjoyable and massively memorable. Throughout the retreat we were extremely well cared for by Lidiya. She nurtured us through the week as if we were long-term friends. She addressed any issues or questions we had and made the week extremely special. I am a seasoned traveler and I can honestly say the trip ranks right up there in my top trips ever. I'll definitely be doing it again soon!", edited

  • Review by Aurellie from Canada

    "I probably spent the best week of my life at Suryalila. I took part in the adventure and yoga retreat, and had an amazing time in all the excursions planned by Lidiya. The combination of physical activities and yoga was amazing, and at the end of the week, I felt really energized - although sad it had come to an end! Suryalila is also in a gorgeous location, and the property itself is very beautiful. For one part, the sunsets and sunrises are magical. Furthermore, the food was always delicious and a great variety of dishes were served. And most importantly, might I say - everyone I met was a pleasure to be around. I would recommend Suryalila to anyone who wants to have a refreshing holiday, feel healthy and fit, and meet great people. As for the yoga classes, they were both fun and inspiring. I really enjoyed Lidiya's flow and how she integrated restorative poses even to dynamic classes - everything felt perfectly balanced. She also introduced us to various styles of yoga, which I particularly enjoyed."

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  • Review by Traveller

    "Everything about Suryalila exceeded my expectations. The amazing surroundings, the beautiful facilities (including the incredible yoga geodome), the wonderful food, the hospitality and warmth of the owners and their staff, the community spirit and of course the yoga. I have never returned from a holiday feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated. Vidya, Harry and their staff and volunteers have created a truly magical place. I cannot wait to go back!"

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  • Review by Kirsteen Jones

    "The most rejuvenating holiday ever! I had an amazing time with the yoga and horses, and I enjoyed the fabulous food and company. I've only been back home for one day and I have already convinced three friends to visit Suryalila! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.", edited

  • Review by Anne Bettina R

    "Suryalila was a truly a wonderful experience! A charming hacienda in a beautiful location. The yoga was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. Straight from Suryalila's own vegetable patch, the freshness and skilled chef made it the best food I have ever tasted. The staff and volunteers that worked there were warm and welcoming and it was easy to feel right at home. The 5 days were tranquil and fun. The other guests were friendly lovely people that were easy to be with. We had visits to local villages, hikes, yoga, meditation, a flamenco dancing class and still time to "hang out." Vidya is an inspiring yoga teacher and I look forward to future visits to Suryalila."

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  • Review by Tanya B from Guildford, United Kingdom

    "Suryalila is a beautiful place that attracts beautiful people. The retreat had its own optional schedule with activities at the center and trips to nearby villages. Twice daily yoga was challenging but rewarding and the food was amazing."

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  • Review by Alice D

    "Suryalila is a wonderful experience. The venue is in a beautiful, peaceful setting, run by a warm and welcoming team of people. The center itself has been cleverly developed, modern facilities but a traditional feel to it. I love good food, and they offered fantastic food, often picked out of their own fruit and vegetable garden!I came for the Christmas retreat, which was so much fun! There was a schedule for each day and guests just went to what they wanted to, which was great. If you wanted a day to just lie in the hammock enjoying the view you could, or you could go off on an organized visit to a local village and take a walk in the hills. Yoga was available every day, of course, in the fabulous Om Dome - and I ended up going to them all!I think Suryalila attracts nice people - that was my experience on the retreat I would love to go back and do it all again..."

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  • Review by Linssmith from County Dublin, Ireland

    "I want to thank everyone at Suryalila from the bottom of my heart for the most amazing holiday ever. This place is a little piece of heaven in the most beautiful location, with fantastic people. I spent a week there on the yoga adventure holiday and can't recommend it highly enough. 5 stars does not do it justice. Thank you Vidya, Harry, Marcella, Lila and especially Lidiya, for being an amazing teacher and guide. Also Katya for the fantastic Thai massage. Namaste"

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  • Review by Rozen2 from Burlington, Canada

    "We chose the yoga and adventure program at Suryalila for having a week of yoga and activities like hiking, biking and kayaking in Spain with my wife and two adult children. The result was much better than expected: the place is enchanting, even though it is hot in August in Andaluca we enjoyed every moment, the rooms are simple but nice and tastefully decorated, the property is beautiful, the location, with the pool and the sunsets is just perfect. The activities and the team leading them: Lydia from Suryalila and Fran from Sierra Viva, are wonderful making the experience even more memorable. The added value is that you make many friends from all over the world during that intense week and you get introduced (at least for the first time for us) to a wonderful full board completely vegetarian and organic menu that makes you feel really good and ask yourself whether really vegetarian is better."

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  • Review by Cheesemchaggis

    "What a week! I wish I could fully put into words how enjoyable, fulfilling and restorative time spent on the Adventure Yoga trip at Suryalila has been. Lidia has put together a balanced itinerary that stretched each of the people whilst respecting their individual abilities. I've been racking my brains to work out my favorite adventure, but I can't narrow it down! Highlights are swimming in the beautiful lake on the kayaking trip, abseiling through the canyon and conquering the rock climbing in Ronda. I had every confidence in Lidia and our guides (Frank, Tony and Ibrahim) abilities and local knowledge, which was really reassuring.Suryalila itself is a little slice of heaven. The food was beautifully prepared and plentiful. You'll be amazed what can be done with vegetarian food no matter what your usual diet is! The salt water pool was perfect for cooling off without getting covered in chlorine. I stayed in a bell tent, which was perfectly furnished and had plenty of power outlets. It was particularly nice waking up with natural light in the morning. The rest of the facilities and decor throughout the main building are impeccable and have a calming effect.Yoga practice twice daily worked well and complimented our adventure trips. I learnt a great deal about my own technique and alternative styles. The evening's restorative sessions were varied and often intriguing. The Om Dome is a spectacular place to start or end your day! The Shiva studio was a great place for the flamenco dancing, Vidya's incredibly interesting 'Yoga '101'' seminar and the magnificent Spanish guitarist.Finally, the people were wonderfully calm, happy, gracious and welcoming! Harry made sure everything ran smoothly, Tam and the kitchen crew made amazing food, oh, and make sure you book time to get a deep tissue massage from Aoiffe. Never experienced anything quite like it!All in all, no matter what program you're following; you can't go wrong by choosing to spend your time at Suryalila."

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  • Review by PatriciaLionSands8 from Mpumalanga, South Africa

    "Suryalila Retreat Centre Team! I just want to say thank you for one of the best weeks ever! Ronnie and I had such an amazing time. The spirit, energy, and peace are still with us. I have facilitated retreats, taught at retreats, but never had the luxury to immerse myself in one. Wow a must do for everyone. Even my husband who was slightly intimidated about a "yoga retreat" loved every minute. The adventures were a great mix of challenging, relaxing, and an opportunity to experience the lovely nature surrounding the area. Lydias yoga classes were well thought out and complimented our daily activities and the food, well, I cannot say enough good things. Again, even my husband who is a sworn meat lover thoroughly enjoyed the plentiful, delicious, fresh food."

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  • Review by Claudia from Dublin, Ireland

    "I had a fantastic and very relaxing time in Suryalila. Thea was a fab yoga teacher and the retreat offered a great mix of yoga, walking, day trip to Ronda and time to relax. Food was also delicious. Would definitely recommend it and hopefully will return for another yoga retreat there soon" website, edited

  • Review by a traveller from London, UK

    "Although I am bias because I did my teacher training at this resort and have been an assistant at teacher trainings, I have to say this is one of the best places in the world. Although maybe difficult to find if you are going at it alone, the grounds are wonderful and it is truly a wonderful place to relax, do yoga, explore southern spain and eat amazing vegetarian diet. See you in a few weeks!"

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  • Review by Ganka from Sofia, Bulgaria

    "Just at the edge of Europe there is a magic place where you can rediscover nature, people and yourself. Suryalila is a center which has pleased all my senses with its amazing scenery, stunning and welcoming ambience, open-hearted people and delicious vegetarian food. The place is the perfect opportunity to escape from the daily routine and rediscover the beauty which surrounds us, think about the things in life which really matter. I was lucky to have visited Suryalila, dive into its inspirational atmosphere and meet the people who turn this place into a unique yoga and spiritual experience."

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  • Review by a traveller from London, UK

    "Suryalila is wonderful place. If you're reading this then you are thinking about going; my advice right now is think no more - just book and go! We spent some days over Christmas here and the experience was memorable; great food, yoga, people, accommodation. The whole experience is the result of Vidya's dream - and here you can see the result of someone that has 'dared to dream'. The rooms are comfortable and furnished exquisitely and personally. The food is prepared with equal love, and the yoga is fabulous; even for someone with little yoga experience like me.We stayed as independent guests (i.e..not part of a retreat) which gave scope for endless exploring of the region; mountains, valleys, castles, lakes; the wonders of Seville and Ronda; Arcos de la Frontera, to name a few. In striking distance is Jerez and Cadiz on the coast. Have a look at their website for more information on whats available .....and then book it! My thanks to Vidya, Harry and the team at Suryalila for making us so welcome."

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  • Review by Anna from Europe

    "Overall a very peaceful and beautiful retreat, with very accommodating & friendly staff. It has been such a wonderful and enriching experience staying at Suryalila for my 3 week teacher training, with fantastic vegetarian / vegan cuisine, this beautiful scenery."

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  • Review by Elizabeth from Europe

    "Amazing place, beautiful surroundings, Food and friendliness beyond all expectations! Thank you."

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  • Review by Christine from Canada

    "OMG... I would go back there in a minuteI've been in Spain 3 weeks and as much as I love the whole entire trip, my fave part was the time at Suryalila! The food, the facility, the people! (Staff / volunteers, guests, pets and wild life), the lifestyle, the weather and of course the yoga all made my seven days there completely blissful. I look forward to future training at Suryalila! Thank you, everyone!"

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  • Review by Ingrid from Norway

    "We had a wonderful weekend retreat. It has been like living with a big loving family. Wonderful yoga classes, amazing food, and super cozy houses and bedrooms. I will definitely come back!"

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Villamartin, Cadiz, Spain

Suryalila Yoga Centre in Southern Spain, hosts large yoga retreats and also welcomes small informal groups and individual travelers.

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