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8 Days Pre-Christmas Detox Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • The Urban Villa Hotel, Hacienda Los Canasteros 5, Carretera de Ojen, 29610 Ojen, Marbella, Malaga, Spain

Overview

Luxury Spain Yoga Retreat

Swap the festive season frenzy and shake off the winter blues for a healthy holiday in a luxury Christmas retreat in Southern Spain. Why not make this year different by treating yourself to a pre-Christmas break? A few days away in southern Spain will leave you energized, clear, and ready to tackle those tangled Christmas-tree lights. The Urban Villa has this perfect retreat to take stock of your health and put some simple strategies in place to regain your vitality.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Life coach and nutrition workshops
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • Detox on a gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free vegetarian menu
  • Philosophy, movements, and breathing techniques
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 3 delicious daily meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Each of the five hotel suites is uniquely furnished with a great sense of creativity, combining traditional style with an artistic modern twist, creating a cool contemporary chic atmosphere and magical ambiance. Each suite has individual special features, such as a large private Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi with amazing views, large old fireplace, huge panoramic terraces, and even a romantic canopy bed under rustic old wood beams.

Relax suite - two bedrooms for up to three persons

The charming relax suite, inspired by the Andalusian lifestyle, is decorated with rustic tasteful furnishings and terracotta floors. This suite comprises of a double bedroom (bed size 180 centimeters or two single beds width size 90 centimeters), and an extra bedroom - the relax room with a small double bed (size 135 centimeters), ideal for three friends sharing.

The two bedrooms are divided by a large shared bathroom, with bathtub and a separate spacious rain shower. The communal terrace with 180 panoramic view overlooks the Ojen mountains, Marbella town, Coast of Africa, and the Mediterranean sea which is so inviting to lie and relax on the sun beds or the romantic lounge seat.

Deluxe urban suite - two bedrooms for three persons

The deluxe urban suite offers the whole floor covering 100 square meters of a harmonious charming mix between contemporary and traditional style. It comprises of a large double bedroom (with either double bed or twin beds 90 centimeters each) and has an extra bedroom with double bed, the urban room. This two-bedroom suite is ideal for three friends sharing.

The two bedrooms share the toilet and washroom, which is separate from the large and spacious shower room where the Finnish sauna with a view is situated. Everyone on the course will use the sauna only during specific times after the yoga sessions.

Make yourselves at home by sunbathing on the ample terrace, relaxing in the comfortable lounge, television, and dining area, and enjoy the views from either the lounge windows or the 180 panoramic terrace.

King romance suite - two persons

The king romance suite offers the whole upper floor, rustic elegance, and romance, perfect for honeymoon couples, or for those who simply want to spoil themselves. A big four-poster bed under oak beams and a charming fireplace dominate the bedroom. The bathroom has a spacious rain shower and a separate Jacuzzi whirlpool tub with views of mountains and sea.

One of the most amazing places in the villa is the large private terrace with inviting sun beds allowing you to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the inspiring views overlooking the African Coast and the rock of Gibraltar.

Andaluz room - two persons

The Andaluz room impresses with its own Mediterranean charm, queen size double bed or two single beds (size 180 x 200 centimeters or two beds width size 90 centimeters), and Andalusian style en suite bathroom. This suite boasts the best views of the sun rising from behind the mountains. You have the luxury of two terraces, one is a very cozy private terrace with lounge chairs and a table.

A neighboring communal lounge and television room are also offered. They are shared with the guests from the relax suite which borders with the second beautiful spacious terrace, where you can enjoy the 180 panoramic views of the city of Marbella, Mediterranean sea, Ojen mountain and inspiring views of Africa, and Gibraltar while relaxing on the sun beds or romantic lounge seat.

Do you feel run down, tired, or have you already gotten over one cold or flu before the ‘silly’ season has even started? Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Are you wired but tired? Or do your eyelids feel like they’re lead balloons when the alarm clock goes off every morning?

Everyone knows Christmas is a very busy time. The pressure of having the ‘perfect’ Christmas can be overwhelming as it often involves back to back social occasions and braving the crammed department stores. It’s easy to overindulge in the lead up to the holidays as tins of sweets and chocolates appear on desks, and there’s so much tempting food and drink on supermarket shelves.

The reality is that many people feel tired, stressed, and run-down. A pre-Christmas healthy retreat is a great time to take stock of your health and put some simple strategies in place to regain your vitality.

The Urban Villa in Southern Spain will help you feel less sluggish in the run-up to Santa’s arrival plus with a combination of healthy cuisine, yoga classes, nutrition workshops, healthy cooking, meditation, plus pampering and rest and relaxation time which are sure to relieve the stresses the countdown to Christmas can cause.

Learn philosophy, movements, and breathing techniques of the different forms of yoga and take part in discussions and workshops. Detox on a delicious fresh vegetarian menu prepared by The Urban Villa's resident chef using locally sourced ingredients.

The Urban Villa is offering you the opportunity to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Increase your stamina, flexibility, and rebalance in the calm peaceful ambiance of this charming hillside location blessed with superb uninterrupted views of Marbella stretching as far as North Africa.

This private residence, or as it is called these days ‘Boutique Casa’, is a haven of peace with outstanding views, tucked away in the mountains behind Marbella. Despite its peaceful location, it’s just a few minutes’ drive away from the famous beaches, golf courses, exclusive Puerto Banús marina, Marbella’s beautiful old town, and the exciting Andalusian lifestyle the coast has to offer. The Urban Villa is the perfect base for a holiday in Marbella and to explore all that Andalucia has to offer.

Nearby places

  • El Torcal Park Nature Reserve, 30 kilometers north of Malaga
  • Gibraltar - 1 hour's drive
  • Playa las Chapas - 11 minutes
  • Puerto Banus Beach - 10 minutes
  • Tarifa - 1 hour and 15 minutes' drive
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Whale watching nearby
General
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Detox on a freshly prepared, healthy, and delicious vegetarian diet. All meals will be provided, except on Thursday which is a free day to explore the area where only breakfast will be served. The meals will be plant-based, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free.

  • Adventure tourism
  • Cooking classes
  • Day trips to Granada, Ronda, and Morocco
  • Enjoy the gastronomy meals
  • Enjoy the sauna
  • Explore Marbella and surrounding mountain villages and beach
  • Get a massage
  • Museums and galleries visits
  • Olive oil tasting and show cooking
  • Photography tour
  • Vineyard trip to Ronda
  • Visit the theme parks and water parks
  • Walking on the Costa del Sol
  • Watersports
  • Wine tasting

The Urban Villa has massage packages available, where skilled professionals can come into the boutique hotel and give you a relaxing, healing massage either in your bedroom or on a private terrace with a stunning view.

  • Aromatherapy four-hand massage (120 EUR)
  • Aromatherapy massage (75 EUR)
  • Body balancing massage (80 EUR for one hour)
  • Full body relaxing massage (75 EUR for one hour)
  • Manicure (from 25 EUR)
  • Pedicure (45 EUR)
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • All meals except on Thursday
  • Life coaching and nutrition workshops
  • Meditation sessions
  • Sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • Water and tea
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Flights
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The Urban Villa can send a private car, which costs around 75 EUR.

Arrival by shuttle

Upon arriving at Malaga Airport (AGP), you can take a shuttle bus direct from the airport to Marbella bus station, which costs around 8 EUR per person, and then take a taxi to the villa, which costs around 15 EUR to 18 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arriving at Malaga Airport (AGP), you can take a private taxi to The Urban Villa, which will cost 85 EUR.

For information about the booking conditions, please send The Urban Villa an inquiry.
  • Review by Wanda from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The whole retreat, including conversations beforehand, accommodation, food, involved people, yoga and meditation places, program, was really perfect for me. I am a world traveller and I have found on my diverse trips only a few places, where I could really say "I felt at home". Linda and her crew where all so lovely, the pick up from bus station was easy, the hotel is super charming and I would call it comfy luxury. The program was made in in a co-working with "radiant yoga Marbella". We had three different classes, mainly Vinyasa flow, Restorative yoga, and Kundalini yoga. We learned different meditations techniques and had Ayurveda seminars in between. We also learned how to cook ghee.We had enough breaks in between, the whole area is just wonderful. The hotel is located on the hills of Marbella, so you have an amazing view of the ocean and the town of Marbella. You can go for walks in the mountains or have a rest in the sauna and the pool. So, you see, I was super happy to attend to this program and I would recommended without any restrictions to all! After the seven days I felt literally "new born" and shining. I would love to go back very soon."

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  • Review by Wanda
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing week - all went perfect and I got home with a magical and wonderful memory of you, Linda. The Urban Villa, all the wonderful teachers, the food, the lovely people, who were involved in this week, so grateful! Thank you and see you again!"

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I have joined to the yoga retreat held on November 2015. First, I was so moved to see the breath-taking view with a beautiful atmosphere of the villa itself. The owner Linda and all staffs had wonderful heart-warming reception and I immediately felt so bright. Yoga retreat was composed by three excellent teachers. In the morning, we did morning breathing Yoga by watching the stunning view. In the afternoon, we did restorative yoga, which made me feel deeply relaxed and energized. In the evening, we had beautiful meditation. Every day we ate beautiful Ayurveda food. Teachers gave us great knowledge about yoga and Ayurveda. Also guidance for our lives, gratitude, calmness. Day by day, my skin starts to get shining and my spirit and heart became fulfilled with joy. Not only me, but I saw tremendous changes of other participants too. They became more and more lovable. Definitely, it was the best yoga retreat I ever had in my life. There will be a similar yoga retreat in next January as well. I strongly recommend to my friends about this yoga retreat in The Urban Villa. Each of us had our own special experiences and were happy returned home. I deeply appreciate everything: to Linda, all the staffs and stunning yoga teachers, to let me have unforgettable days in my life. Now I returned to my busy days again, but all the memories in this special yoga retreat will be last forever in my heart. Love and Namaste."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Linda is the perfect host and her majestic villa offers fantastic rooms and suites. We stayed on the lowest floor and our suite had two bedrooms, a large living room and terrace and even a private sauna. The views from the hotel are spectacular. The dinners and breakfast are delicious and better than most similar accommodations provide. We highly recommend this Villa and were amazed at a previous harsh review-crazy! This place was a highlight of a trip including many luxury hotels. Spectacular is the best description for the Urban Villa."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We stay for 10 days in this beautiful hotel, very private and special place. The villa is large and comfortable, nice decoration. Different experience. Up in the mountain looking at the sea. A place to relax and enjoy with full details, five meters from Marbella. The staff is helpful and friendly. Delicious breakfast. We have dinner as well several times, four nice dishes prepared with love and care. Thank you Linda its been great! We arrived as guests and we left as friends. See you soon."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Great location, wonderful views, fantastic room, amazing food and lovely people. King suite was spectacular! Location gave great access to surrounding area and some beautiful towns and villages. You do need a car to get around as it is located on the hillside overlooking Marbella. We ate at the hotel every evening of our seven-night stay and had excellent food each night. The service was really friendly and added to our stay."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Just what we wanted after a particularly stressful six months. Relaxed above and away from the bustle of Marbella during the day and drove 10-minutes down the hill into the town for dinner. We took the deluxe suite and it lived up to its name. Particularly lovely terrace with spectacular view and sun all day until 5 p.m. The remainder of the villa is equally comfortable and we were exceptionally well looked after by Marion. Breakfast plentiful and enjoyable and dinner is available every night on request. We rarely return to places - life's too short! - but I've a strong feeling we'll be back here."

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  • Review by Ania and Bruno from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "In one sentence - great place, great view, and great service.The interior is very rustic and luxurious, which results in a warm welcome every time upon arriving "home". Best beds we've slept on when on a vacation, and more than enough pillows to choose from, which is very nice. From all the balconies (pool, common areas, as well as private areas) you'll see all the way to Morocco across the sea. Fresh breakfast (oven baked bread, eggs, pancakes, juice, fruits) is served on the lovely balcony on the main floor every morning. Service was perfect; Linda is a very warm, kind, and involved hostess! All of her staff are too by the way, we felt like we were welcomed and treated as if we were family. Linda is in contact with lots of locals so she can arrange various activities on request like wining tasting, massage therapists, etc. Staying in this place really took our stay in Andalucia to a higher level in many ways. We definitely want to come back to The Urban Villa and we would recommend this place any time!"

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  • Review by Sergio from London
    10 out of 10

    "We reserved for two nights and stayed three! We stayed in the two-bedroom suite, and it was exactly as described. Large, super clean bathroom. The view from every room is truly spectacular. Breakfast was plentiful with lots of cheese, meats, fruits, biscuits, and eggs. Great coffee too. We used the villa as a base to visit Marbella and Gibraltar, and as a quick respite from the hectic pace of a sight seeing vacation. The host, Linda and her staff were very helpful. Would stay here again without hesitation, and recommend without reserve."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Great five-day stay at the villa : delicious food, cozy setting, friendly staff, simply all you can wish for to have a great vacation! Linda and her staff are doing an excellent job; warm welcome. We immediately felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the other guests."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This is a hidden gem. I was worried about getting there being up hill but it was well worth it; great food, beautiful views and attentive staff. I will be coming back for a yoga retreat in November, couldn't think of a better spot for it."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This place is a paradise. I would like to stay there forever. The staff is very professional and efficient, the cook tries his best to please us by making delicious breakfast and dinner. You can have a beautiful view on the terrace and in most rooms I guess. The pool is very tidy and my room was great. The city centre is not very far and there is a commercial centre minutes away from The Urban Villa. I definitely recommend people who want to relax to go to this very sunny place. Room Tip: The Deluxe Room has private access to the pool and is very spacious."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Perched high on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, with a view of Gibraltar in the hazy distance, the Urban Villa is worth the effort to get to. While only a brief car ride from the centre of Marbella, it's a quiet and relaxing eyrie. Your hostess, Linda, will welcome you warmly and treat you to an extravagant continental breakfast, which you'll enjoy on the terrace while savoring the magnificent views below. If you're eating dinner in town she'll recommend one of the best restaurants where her referral usually results in a complimentary drink. In our case it was two huge pours of cognac at the meal's end! The first time up and down the road is a little scary but having done it once it's a matter of little moment."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The Urban Villa is the perfect place to stay when visiting Marbella and its surroundings! The place itself is just beautiful, very nicely decorated and with magnificent views. It is located in the mountain so it is very peaceful and quiet but at the same time you are just a short drive from Marbella Old Town and the beach. The place is very well run by it's owner Linda who is very helpful and is always trying to make sure that you have evrything you need. Staying in the Urban Villa felt like staying at your own home! It has a very nice and relaxed feel to it and I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone planning to visit La Costa del Sol."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The Urban Villa was a wonderful place to stay in Marbella! The villa itself is beautiful, but the panoramic views of Marbella are the real treat. Linda was so nice and helpful and has great recommendations for restaurants, things to do. Also, the breakfast spread was one of the highlights - delicious selection of charcuterie and cheese along with all kinds of breads, pastries, yogurts, cereals, juices! Linda also has a very nice selection of local wines available, which we definitely took advantage of for relaxing on the terrace and enjoying the views. I stayed in the "Relax" Suite with a friend, which was perfect because we each had our own bedroom. The room shares a very nice lounge/sitting area with one other suite, but it felt very private - we never even saw the inhabitants of the other room while we were there. The room also opens up to a gorgeous terrace with some lounge chairs and an unbelievable view (also shared with the other suite). Only about 15 minutes to get to Old Marbella and the beach. We took taxis, which were never difficult to get, but having a car might be easier. Would definitely stay here again... definitely a great way to experience Marbella!Room Tip: the relax suite has two bedrooms and shared access to a large terrace with unbelievable views."

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