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La Paz, Mexico 6-Night Signature Wellness Retreat November 9-15, 2019

from $1,925 USD

 

Your Wellness Journey Begins Here

Welcome to La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico, where sweeping desert landscapes meet the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.  In this rich and relatively undiscovered eco-tourism destination you will have the opportunity to discover its stunning beaches, breathtaking sunsets, the UNESCO-protected Isla Espiritu Santo, a charming waterfront promenade and some of the finest food in Mexico.  

Our Signature Retreats reflect our belief that wellness is about balance and enjoyment.  We will stay at the beautiful Costa Baja Resort and Spa where there will be daily mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, invigorating outdoor workouts and plenty of time to relax.  Your retreat will also include three excursions, including an experience of your choice, where you will be able to explore this stunning area and the local culture.  Each evening, dinner will be organized at our favourite restaurants for those interested in dining with the group.  All activities are optional and we will take care of every detail so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday with a group of like-minded people.  Hosted by the co-founders of Movement Travel, we invite you to relax, unplug and restore during an unforgettable 6-night wellness journey to La Paz, Mexico.  

 


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All about the La Paz, Mexico 6-Night Signature Wellness Retreat November 9-15, 2019.

Your Hosts

We are Lisa and Melanie, the co-founders of Movement Travel.  We love to travel, explore different cultures and stay active.  Melanie discovered Baja California Sur ten years ago and fell in love.  After her first visit to this region last year, Lisa has since fallen under its spell and we are excited to share this special place with other like-minded people looking for a unique wellness travel experience.

Lisa Gordon, Co-Founder, Movement Travel is a Can-Fit Pro certified Personal Trainer. Lisa is an avid runner, completing three marathons in London, Paris and New York and she has always been actively involved in competitive sports. She believes in a well rounded workout regimen which includes resistance training, steady state cardio, HIIT training and yoga/mediation which will be reflected in her training.

 

Melanie Yip, Co-Founder, Movement Travel is a Registered Yoga Teacher who has completed her 200-hour teacher and 40-hour Yin yoga training.  Having played sports for most of her life, she was introduced to yoga over 15 years ago and has been practicing ever since.  She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Power throughout Vancouver and infuses creative flows with unique playlists to make each class fulfilling and enjoyable.  

If you have any questions, would like to arrange other activities and tours or are interested in including additional nights before or after your retreat, please email us at info@movementtravel.com and we would be happy to assist.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Included in the price

6-nights at the Costa Baja Resort and Spa 

Daily breakfast

Local transportation for group excursions and dinners

Daily wellness activities such as yoga, meditation and workouts

3-day access to the Costa Baja Beach Club

Yoga mats and equipment

3 Excursions/Experiences (see itinerary for full descriptions)

Not included in the priceNot included in the price

Flights

Lunch, dinner, snacks, mini-bar, hotel drinks and room incidentals

Transfers to and from the airport

Transportation for independent activities

Optional add-on excursions and activities

 Retreat Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Saturday November 9

    Arrive in La Paz

    19:30 – Welcome drinks and dinner at hotel restaurant

  2. Day 2 Sunday November 10

    8:30 – 60-min outdoor Morning Flow Yoga at Costa Baja Beach Club

    9:45 – Breakfast at the Beach Club

    Free day for relaxing at the Beach Club or optional add-on activities

    13:30 – 45-min Bootcamp Beach workout

    14:30 – 45-min demo and discussion on fascial mobilization techniques Part I

    16:30 – 90-min Yoga Nidra with alternative healing technique

    19:30 – Group dinner

  3. Day 3 Monday November 11

    8:30 – 60-min outdoor Body Weight and Bands workout

    9:45 – Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    12:30 – Balandra Beach

    14:00 – Late afternoon lunch at El Tecolote beach

    16:00 – 60-min Yoga & Meditation on the beach

    19:30 – Group dinner

  4. Day 4 Tuesday November 12

    8:00 – 60-min outdoor HIIT workout with light weights

    9:15 – Buffet breakfast at the hotel

    10:15 – Your Experience choice

    Included in the price of your retreat is one Experience of your choice.  The list of available experiences is located under the ”Add-On Activities”, ”La Paz Activities”, ”Choose One of the Following Experiences” section.  Please indicate your first and second choices in the notes field when booking.

    17:00 – Outdoor Yin Yoga

    19:30 – Group Dinner

  5. Day 5 Wednesday November 13th

    8:30 – 60-min outdoor Morning Flow Yoga at Costa Baja Beach Club

    9:45 – Breakfast at the Beach Club

    Free day for relaxing at the Beach Club or optional add-on activities

    13:30 – 45-min Bootcamp Beach workout

    14:30 – 45-min demo and discussion on fascial mobilization techniques Part II

    17:00 – 60-min outdoor Yin Yoga at the Beach Club

    19:30 – Group dinner

  6. Day 6 Thursday November 14

    8:30 – 60-min outdoor Yoga-Band Fusion workout at the Costa Baja Beach Club

    9:45 – Breakfast at the Beach Club

    14:00 – Sailing La Paz Bay

    16:00 – 60-min Yoga & Meditation on a secluded beach

    17:30 – Sunset sail back to marina

    19:30 – Group dinner

  7. Day 7 Friday November 15

    8:30 – 60-min outdoor Morning Flow Yoga 

    9:45 – Buffet Breakfast at the hotel

    12:00 – Checkout 

Accomodation

6-nights – La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

 

Costa Baja Resort and Spa

Nestled in a quiet bay along the Sea of Cortez, the boutique Mexican-inspired Costa Baja Resort & Spa includes a pool area, Beach Club, lap pool, workout room and marina.  There are several restaurants on the resort and you will enjoy either a healthy buffet-style breakfast at the hotel or fresh and wholesome a la carte breakfast at the Beach Club each morning.  Costa Baja also has a wonderful Holistic Reiki-inspired spa with signature treatments that fuse aromatherapy, Mexican herbs and ancestral healing techniques to provide a relaxing and restorative experience.  Each room offers beautiful sea views, a balcony and comes with all of the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Room Types

Sea View King Room – 1 king bed suitable for single occupancy or double occupancy travelers sharing a bed.

Sea View Double Room – 2 double beds suitable for double occupancy travelers who would like their own bed.  

If you would like to add additional nights prior to or after your retreat, please contact us at info@movementtravel.com and we would be happy to help you arrange this subject to availability.

Optional Add-On Activities

Your itinerary has been carefully designed to allow you the opportunity to customize your own retreat experience. Below is a list of optional add-on activities in the region. Movement Travel partners with the best local tour operators and would be happy to help you book any activities.

  1. La Paz Activities

    Choose One of the Following Experiences

    Included in the price of your wellness retreat is the choice of one of the following experiences.  As some of these excursions are subject to weather conditions, nature and other things beyond our control, please provide your first and second choices at the time of booking and Movement Travel will do our best to arrange the experience of  your choice. 

    Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
    Once referred to as “the world’s aquarium” by famous French explorer, Jacques Cousteau, the vibrant waters surrounding La Paz are home to an abundant array of sea life including; over 800 different species of tropical fish, dolphins, sea lions, whales and sea turtles.  Over the last several years, these large, gentle whale sharks have called the Bay of La Paz their home.   Snorkeling with the whale sharks is the perfect opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close.  If you prefer to stay out of the water, you will also be able to view them from the boat.  Duration:  3-4 hours and includes drinks and refreshments.  

    Kayaking and Snorkeling Isla Espiritu Santo
    There is no better way to experience the UNESCO-protected Isla Espiritu Santo than by kayaking and snorkeling.  Paddle into the secluded bays located along the jagged coastline and watch the rich marine life unfold before your eyes.  Duration:  7-8 hours and includes lunch and refreshments.

    Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)
    Explore one of the most beautiful bays in Mexico, a mangrove ecosystem and secluded stretches of beach, by gliding over the tranquil, warm waters of the Sea of Cortez on your stand-up paddle board.  SUP is a low impact activity and a perfect way to tour scenic sights difficult to reach by foot or by boat.  Duration:  4.5 hours and includes lunch and refreshments.

    Espiritu Spa 90-minute Signature Spa Treatment
    There is no better way to restore your mind and body than with a signature spa treatment at this intimate hotel spa. The special holistic Reiki-inspired treatments fuse aromatherapy, Mexican herbs and ancestral healing techniques to provide you with a wonderfully relaxing and restorative experience.  Prior to your treatment, spend time relaxing and detoxifying in their steam room and enjoy a soothing tea and snack in their quiet room afterwards.  Duration:  2-2.5 hours.  

    Other Experiences

    Other activities and experiences in La Paz include, but are not limited, to the below.  If you would like to add additional experiences to round out your wellness retreat, we would be delighted to make arrangements for you.  

    Golf & Tennis
    Set amongst the arid, desert hills of La Paz, is a stunning 18-hole Gary Player signature golf course that offers sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. There are also 2 tennis courts on site and pros available for lessons.

    Scuba Diving
    If you’re PADI certified and looking to explore the deeper waters of the Sea of Cortez there are close to a dozen dive sites in and around La Paz.  Full equipment rentals and tours can be arranged through a reputable tour operator.