7 Days Rejuvenation Surf and Yoga Retreat in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

  • The Sanctuary, Quintana Roo street, Brisas de Zicatela, La Punta, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

7 Days Rejuvenation Surf and Yoga Retreat in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

  • The Sanctuary, Quintana Roo street, Brisas de Zicatela, La Punta, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Surf and Yoga Retreat in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The Sanctuary is presenting this revitalizing surf and yoga retreat held in wonderful Puerto Escondido. Come and shed all of your daily worries and nurture your inner yogi in this place of healing and empowerment. Rejuvenate your body and spirit with a variety of delicious smoothies and vegan meals, then take to the waves and feel younger as you glide through the clear blue waters. Dont miss this opportunity to relax and unwind!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Two extra afternoon yoga classes
  • Personal guidance for natural healing
  • Meditation and consciousness workshops
  • Improve your surfing skills with one theory and three on water lessons
  • Singing, chanting, and heart circle sating
  • Delicious vegan meals and smoothies
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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The Sanctuary is a space to learn, to share, to dance, to sing, to explore your inner self, to integrate unintegrated emotions, to feel joy and to help you to heal yourself from disease. The Sanctuary is not a hotel or a hostel, rather it is like a large family house in which you can support each other in your healing processes. The Sanctuary is housed in a luxurious colonial style five-bedroom house set within a walled garden in a peaceful neighborhood.

The Sanctuary offers a choice of private or shared rooms. Despite their own unique energy, the rooms offer proper personal space, comfort, tranquility, and inspiration.In the shared rooms we try our best to make them single sex, but sometimes it may be necessary for you to stay in a mixed dorm, unless you choose a private room.

The mandala master suite

The mandala master suite is the most luxurious room at The Sanctuary. It has a queen bed, its own luxury bathroom, with bathtub and shower as well as a large private balcony looking over the garden. Facing east, it has that vibrant light from the morning sun as well as the evening freshness when it's time to relax. Large windows and fans help this to be the coolest room in the house.

The love casita

The love casita has its own shaded rooftop space to relax, read a book, or watch the sunset. Located in the garden, within the walls of The Sanctuary, the love casita offers a more private space than the rooms in the main house. It has a queen bed and its own separate entrance gate, and it can also be accessed through the garden.

Nirvana room

The nirvana room is sometimes used as a shared room and sometimes as a private room. It does not have its own bathroom, but shares the upstairs bathroom with the guests in the ascension and healing room. It has one queen size bed and a bunk bed so can be used for up to four people.

Ascension room

  • The ascension room is a shared room which you reach after walking up the stairway. It has a total of four beds, one single bunk bed, and three single beds.

Healing room

  • The healing room is a private room. It has a queen bed, and it shares the bathroom with the nirvana and ascension room.

Peace room

The peace room is a semi-private room separated in two using a room divider for massage sessions. This is another shared room which is located downstairs just inside the front door. The layout is exactly the same as the ascension room and it contains another queen bed and one single bed.

Come surf and practice yoga in Puerto Escondido, one of the world's surfing meccas. Experience surfing lessons from some of the most experienced instructors in Mexico. Enjoy relaxing and stretching with our yoga classes everyday. Calm your spirit with our meditations every morning and evening. You'll walk away with one of the best experiences of your life.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:45 Meditation session
  • 07:25 Singing and chanting
  • 07:45 Yoga class
  • 09:15 Breakfast smoothies
  • 11:00 Surfing for 3 days
  • 13:00 Vegan lunch
  • 14:00 Free time, extra workshops, or therapies
  • 17:00 Aditional Yoga class for 2 Days
  • 18:30 Vegan dinner
  • 20:00 Heart circle sating

Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The name has roots in the legend of a woman who escaped her captors and hid here. The Nahuatl word for this area was Zicatela, meaning place of large thorns. Today, it refers to the areas most famous beach.

Puerto Escondido is one of the most important tourist attractions on the Oaxacan coast. It caters to a more downscale and eclectic clientele than neighboring Huatulco, mostly surfers, backpackers, and Mexican families. The main attractions are the beaches, Zicatela Beach hosts major surfing competitions, while other beaches have gentle waves. West from the town is a large lagoon area popular for fishing and bird watching.Some of the surf lessons may be at Carizzalillo or Manzanilla or other close-by beaches depending upon conditions and ability. Transport to and from Sanctuary to appropriate beach is provided.

  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Laundry

The price of this retreat includes daily delicious vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Sanctuary also serves healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies which will help you restore energy required for your daily activities.

The beautiful Mexican coast allows you to take part in several activities such as swimming, boating, or simply relax under a palm tree. You can also choose to go dolphin and whale watching, visit the local surroundings or do some volunteer work at The Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary offers a variety of healing therapies for you to choose from, for an extra price. Among them you will find:

  • Acupuncture
  • Far infrared sauna
  • Holistic healing guidance sessions
  • Private breath work sessions
  • Reiki healing therapy
  • Regression therapy
  • Tibetan singing bowl healing
  • Thai yoga massage
  • Transomatic Ayurveda massage
  • Tui Na massage
  • 2 extra afternoon yoga classes
  • 4 surf lessons (1 theory, 3 on the water)
  • 6 days of delicious smoothies and vegan meals
  • 6 yoga classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation and consciousness workshops
  • Daily singing and chanting
  • Evening heart circle sating
  • Personal guidance for optimal health and healing
  • Spa treatments are not included in the price of this retreat.

Driving directions from Puerto Escondido

  • Coming from Puerto Escondido centre, heading on the highway in the direction of Pochutla and Huatulco, take the first turn right to La Punta, at Rubi's minimarket
  • At the bottom of the hill turn left into Brisas de Zicatela heading away from the sea. Do not turn right towards Casa Mar and the sea
  • Go past Internet Zicatela and take the second left turn into Quintana Roo street
  • You will then see The Sanctuary half a block ahead of you

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM).

If you are travelling from outside of Mexico, the best way is to fly to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), and then from Mexico City you can fly to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) using a variety of local flights.

Arrival by taxi

Once you arrive in Puerto Escondido, you can take an airport-approved white taxi at a cost of around 150 MXN or you can take an airport-approved shared taxi for about 70 MXN. You can get one of these outside of the airport door.

Alternatively, you can walk to the highway, cross the road and get a green and white taxi at a cost of around 50 MXN. Another option is to take a shared taxi, a pickup truck with canopy over the back and bench seats inside. The price for these varies but its around 6 MXN.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Evonne Bellefleur from United States

    A peaceful spot in a tiny surf town

    CONS Cons: I would say this is more of a spiritual healing centre as opposed to a yoga retreat. Although we did yoga a few times the focus seemed more on meditation specifically kundalini yoga and chanting. Not nec bad but good for people to know going in. Sometimes the schedule would change without you knowing but we were warned of that.

    PROS Pros: I had such a relaxing time at The Sanctuary! The rooftop was perfect for yoga,meditation and hammock naps. There was lots of free time to do what you wanted during the day and the schedule was very flexible. The people were kind and accommodating. The food was always plentiful and wholesome, I left meals feeling full but not weighed down! It's such a short walk to the beach and I felt very safe as a solo lady traveller heading out in my own. Some other beautiful spots around which you can can to.

    2017-Sep-10 04:39:06

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    Review by Xavier Carayon from Colombia

    Un endroit à part

    CONS Cons: Rien

    PROS Pros: C'est en fait un lieu communautaire ou les gens sont sympas. Il y a une jolie atmosphère. Un soir nous sommes allés au cinéma et en fait le responsable (Johnathan) a offert le ciné à tout le monde ! C'est plutôt rare, non ? L'endroit, le yoga, la nourriture (vegan), les gens, tout m'a beaucoup plu. Par contre, ce n'est pas une retraite de Yoga de type "branchouille", c'est vraiment un esprit communautaire, sans jugement. Ils ont aussi une petite ferme où ils sont en train de développer des choses pour les enfants (cours d'anglais, etc.) L'esprit c'est vraiment prendre le temps, sourire, participer aux activités, faire une démarche personnelle, un peu curative. Pour info, tout est en anglais. Certaines personnes parlent espagnol : la dame qui fait la cuisine, les profs de yoga. A 5-10mn à pieds, il y a une petite rue avec des petits cafés assez branchés, un peu façon surfeur Bali. C'est pas mal du tout. On est loin du yoga business !

    2017-Jul-18 21:08:53

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    Review by Guadalupe Silveyra from United States

    Organizer response: Thank you for your beautiful, magical and radiant presence dear heart x

    2017-Jul-09 03:28:03


  • Review by Tiffany Kleppe
    10 out of 10

    " The Sanctuary - Vegan Community and Health RetreatsThe Sanctuary was a great experience for me, I went on a solo mission and opted for the shared accommodation. The people that I met at The Sanctuary will forever live In my heart. The days are structured to allow a lot of time to explore and enjoy your time in the beautiful Puerto Escondido. The sunsets, the beaches, the little hippie surf spots, the scenery. It's amazing. There are a lot of dogs that like to bark at night but it's something that you just become used to. The food is absolutely amazing, Connie is very talented, it didn't even feel like I was eating "vegan," the one thing I would do is go back and help in the kitchen to learn her amazing recipes. The practitioners that are offered are by far the best I've had in years. Thank you Peter and everyone who touched my soul for the lovely experience. "

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  • Review by Anna Carless

    "Great experience! Good food and people.This is a good place to be creative in your healing and restoration as it does not follow any one meditation, yoga approach, or healing methodology. It is not upscale so don't expect fancy, instead expect good vegan food and a chance for self-reflection. Happy to be here, Anna. "

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  • Review by Melissa G.

    "What Pete and his team have created here is truly wonderful. The Sanctuary is a deeply loving, spiritual and supportive environment in which to discover many healing modalities and practice the art of self-loving and healing. The sense of community here is strong and authentic, the people I have met feel like family and I will be back for sure. With deep gratitude and love. "

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  • Review by Jonathan Fletcher from Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "This place is about process, healing, finding yourself, and eating super healthy and tasty food. Just walking distance of three minutes from the ocean and really clean house, with great people, and amazing space to practice yoga on the roof. I give the sanctuary five stars!"

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  • Review by Chi

    "Beautiful environment, wonderful people, amazing vegan food. What more could a human being ask for? Anybody who wants to take a spiritual health retreat by the beach will find a home here."

    The Sanctuary - Vegan Community and Health Retreats website, edited

  • Review by Koca

    "Volunteering at The Sanctuary has changed my life! I’m so happy to be living here and contributing to a wonderful community. I feel like a part of something much greater than myself."

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  • Review by Mel

    "This place is marvelous. The people here are very knowledgeable and loving. Juice, fasting, meditation, yoga, Tibetan singing bowls, you name it. Thank you all Luna, Kyle, Pete, Claudia, Lawrence, Fran!"

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  • Review by Charly

    "Beautiful place, friendly people from all over the world, meditation, yoga, Tibetan singing bowls (my favorite), raw vegan food, pretty gardens, close to the beach, and silence in the home for much of the time. Pete, the host, is a wonderful person."

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  • Review by Ricardo

    "I feel so loved at The Sanctuary. I appreciate how accepting and welcoming everybody is towards me. It’s the best place to start my healing process. Plus, the beaches are amazing!"

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  • Review by Skye

    "I feel so refreshed and peaceful after a week at the Sanctuary. This has been the best way to recharge my batteries after a tough year. Everyone I’ve met here will always have a special place in my heart :)"

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  • Review by Alberto

    "Going through a major trauma and healing process in my life, I’m glad I found the Sanctuary. The staff, Pete, and the other guests showed me so much love and support. I would recommend The Sanctuary without hesitation. I’ll be back. "

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  • Review by Christian and Bek

    "The aspect of The Sanctuary we enjoyed the most were the people - the volunteers, SEVA guests, and the guests themselves.We had a great experience, we learn a lot about ourselves as individuals and as a couple, and would recommend the Sanctuary to others."

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  • Review by Claudia

    "Love is the one constant at the Sanctuary. I come here to heal mentally and physically, go inward, and empty the mind. At the Sanctuary, I’m able to remember myself as a soul of love and light."

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  • Review by Monica

    "One of the best experiences of my life! A dreamy environment surrounded by special humans. Thank you for everything, thanks Pete, thank you Cori, thank you Ruth, thank you Mar, you are unique beings!"

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  • Review by Carmen and Manuel

    "We love everything about the Sanctuary - the people, the food, the home, the neighborhood. It’s the best place to rejuvenate our spirits when we feel stressed. We’ll be coming back again and again."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Sanctuary for five weeks. What a wonderful experience. Eating Vegan for that time was a real treat. My objective was three fold: lower blood sugar (cut carbs and walking), loose weight (vegetables), and improve flexibility (yoga). I'm please to report that I was very successful in all three. I was amazed to discover how varied and tasty a vegan diet can be. The chef prepares the meals each day with the help of contributing guests."

    "Peter (owner) and all the myriad of guest made my stay so very pleasant. Anyone looking to recharge and renew must include a stay at Sanctuary. Plan to stay awhile, you'll be glad you did. The pricing options which allow you to contribute your time to reduce your cost are exceptional. I can go on and on about what a wonderful experience it is to stay here."

    "The long beautiful beach is a short walk away and features surf and awesome sunsets. The climate is just right. Also, as you may expect, the photos exactly represent the property as I found it. Do yourself a favor, plan to visit Sanctuary. I know I'll be back again. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Los Angeles. USA
    10 out of 10

    "Staying at The Sanctuary changed my life. I thought I was only in for some health juices and learning a little yoga and meditation on the beach, but instead I had the chance to become a part of a community working together in learning and teaching. I've never felt so good physically as I did during my two week stay at The Sanctuary, thanks to the breathing work, the yoga, and the healthy diet. I thought I would never survive without meat or cheese, but instead it was actually really easy! Everyone that was staying there was very supportive, and I couldn't have had such a great experience without the staff and crew. Thank you so much! "

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  • Review by Joel Costa

    "Wow! an amazing atmosphere! Beautiful place can't wait to lock in a month here!"

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  • Review by Gabriela Tobias from Mexico

    "I'm very thankful and happy that Pete hosted me and made me part of his awesome project, even though I only stayed for two days and one night, I enjoyed myself there. Being part of the morning meditation was very special and the couple of times that I got to talk to Pete were very helpful for me as I saw my reflex in him. Blessings and all the best to you and The Sanctuary."

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  • Review by a traveler from Mexico

    "The Sanctuary is a healing place in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It is a place where people share different ways to try to achieve a harmony between body, mind and spirit. Lots of things happened since I arrived: challenges, laughter, tears, thousands of emotions, incredible food, amazing workshops, beautiful people, thousands of learnings and of course, the beauty of mother nature. Each second is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with ourselves, the others and the Oneness. Here, we try to do our best to build a healing community and share with the people interested. You have meditation, yoga, dance, chanting, retreats, rituals, fasting, and so many others possibilities. Everything and everyone is really interconnected, so if you feel the calling in your heart, please take the time to come to this beautiful place surrounded by incredible beaches and to try to heal yourself while you heal the world at the same time."

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, Mexico

The Sanctuary is a conscious intentional community and retreat center with a focus on health, spirituality, and a plant-based diet set in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

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