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8 Yoga Retreats in Mexico for the Perfect Wellness Getaway

Our handpicked list of amazing yoga retreats in Mexico for all levels will inspire you to get packing! Curated by two nomads living in Mexico.

Looking to get more out of 2021 & 2022? Check out these inspiring yoga retreats in Mexico!

With many of the traditional yoga destinations in Asia and around the world still closed to tourism, now’s the time to take a serious look at the incredible yoga retreat offerings South-of-the-Border.

Mexico offers some of the best wellness retreats found anywhere, in absolutely stunning locations.

The best part? Mexico yoga retreats are an excellent value for the money!

Lori and I know that finding the right yoga retreat in Mexico can be daunting, especially if you don’t live here like we do. And that’s exactly why we put together this list.

While the list is ranked, all of the retreats on this list have proven themselves exceptional in one way or another.

Have we tried all these retreats ourselves? We wish! With two little ones in tow, that’s a bit challenging right now.

But we are intimately familiar with Mexico, from our time living here and several combined months over many years spent traveling around this amazing country.

So, without further ado, let’s get to the list!

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Beyond Yoga Retreat, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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Best Mexico Yoga Retreats


In a hurry? Here’s a quick peek at our TOP FOUR Mexico yoga retreat favorites:

With so many amazing yoga retreats in Mexico to choose from and countless reasons for doing a yoga retreat, it’s time to start planning your next yoga adventure!

Read on for our complete list with all the details and start planning your transformative travel experience!

Worried about health & safety or changes to your travel plans due to the pandemic?

Owing to the uncertainty around travel right now, we recommend booking through BookYogaRetreats.com, which is what we’ve linked to in our hand-picked list below.

In addition to being one of the top yoga retreat booking websites in the world, they offer flexible booking conditions so you can book your retreat stress-free.

Plus they make it easy to see which retreats are taking additional cleaning measures for COVID-19.

We also love this site for their independent reviews, teacher profiles, loads of retreat center pictures, and the thousands of other incredible wellness experiences and outdoor adventures offered through their site.

As always, make sure you follow local health guidelines and stay up-to-date on current travel requirements and restrictions with regards to Covid-19.


8 Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico

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Overall Top Picks

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Beyond Yoga Retreat, Puerto Vallarta

1) 8 Day All-inclusive Yoga, Massage, Meditation & Hiking | Puerto Vallarta

Our top pick for yoga retreats in Mexico! This all-inclusive yoga retreat in Puerto Vallarta by Beyond Yoga has it all!

Turn your full attention to regaining balance – mental, physical, and emotional – through yoga practice, holistic wellness workshops, massage, meditation, jungle and beach hiking, chef-prepared healthy gourmet food and more!

Combining a perfect mix of jungle-covered mountain scenery, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture and nightlife, Puerto Vallarta makes for the ideal base for a Mexico yoga retreat.

Tap the energy of Puerto Vallarta from a luxurious treehouse villa with ocean and jungle views, and get ready for a unique, transformative experience.

Highlights

  • Located in – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
  • Airport Transfer Included – Díaz Ordaz Int’l Airport (PVR)
  • Organized by – Beyond Yoga Retreat
  • Group size – Up to 24 participants
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Skill Level – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Yoga Styles – Anusara, Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Integral, Ashtanga, Bhakti, Zen, Chakra, Therapeutic
  • 7 nights in luxury treehouse villa w/ocean or jungle views
  • Price from US$999

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Copal Retreat, Tulum

2) 10 Day Ayurveda Detox, Yoga & Sound Healing Retreat | Tulum

See the sunrise over turquoise Caribbean waters as you devote your mind, body, and spirit to the pursuit of balance and wellness.

Copal Retreat’s Ayurveda dietary workshops and yoga practice are designed to build upon your skill level and understanding, wherever you may be in your yoga journey, while imparting the basics of ancient Ayurveda cleansing and healing techniques, culminating in a sound therapy ceremony with Mayan Shamans.

After-hours activities include tours to one of the stunning local cenotes, visits to Tulum and its world-renowned ruins, biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, nights out on the town, or whatever other downtime activities are calling you.

If you’re looking for a big reset and interested in learning new dietary and wellness techniques that you can keep applying long after you leave Tulum, this Ayurveda detox and yoga retreat may be for you!

Highlights

  • Located in – Tulum, Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya)
  • Airport Transfer Included – Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • Organized by – Copal Retreat
  • Group size – Up to 20 participants
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Skill Level – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Yoga Styles – Power, Vinyasa, Yin
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Price from US$2,500

Like Copal Retreat’s ethos but not quite sold on Ayurveda? Copal also offers a 7 Day Vinyasa, Reiki, and Rhythmic Sets Yoga Holiday in Tulum, starting at $1800.


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Yoga & Surf Camp, Experiencia Puerto Escondido, Puerto Escondido

3) 15 Day Yoga & Surf Camp | Puerto Escondido

A top Mexico yoga retreat with a twist! In addition to taking your yoga practice south-of-the-border, take this opportunity to get your feet wet with some prime Pacific Coast surfing!

Puerto Escondido is an incredible place to base yourself out of for two weeks, offering an international, cosmopolitan feel in a stunning and laid-back surfer’s paradise.

Organized by Experiencia Puerto Escondido, this 15 day retreat features 6 yoga classes and 10 awesome surf lessons by experienced instructors (equipment included).

Highlights

  • Located in – Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
  • Airport Transfer Included – Puerto Escondido Int’l Airport (PXM)
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Organized by – Experiencia Puerto Escondido
  • Yoga Styles – Hatha
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Price from US$603

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Tribal Tulum, Tulum

4) 6 Day Energizing Personal Yoga Retreat | Tulum

Feeling sluggish? Re-energize your life with a yoga retreat with Tribal Tulum!

It’s no coincidence that two of our top retreats on this list are based in Tulum. World class yoga teachers, breathtaking Caribbean location, ancient ruins, stunning cenotes, and endless outdoor activities combine to make Tulum one of the most popular destinations for yoga retreats in Mexico.

This retreat is for those looking to improve their yoga practice, get moving, and turn your focus inward in a big way.

Highlights

  • Located in – Tulum, Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya)
  • Airport Transfer Available – Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • Organized by – Tribal Tulum
  • Group size – Up to 16 participants
  • Skill Level – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Yoga Styles – Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Price from US$945

Want to dive or snorkel? Tulum is also a world class snorkel and dive destination, and Tribal Tulum also offers one of the best outfits for underwater exploration in town, just below the yoga studio.

If you’d like to combine your yoga retreat with a dive holiday, check out #5 on our list (from Tribal Tulum).


Top Private Yoga Retreat in Mexico

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One-on-One Yoga Retreat, EnerJane, Puerto Escondido

5) 4 Day Private One-on-One Yoga Retreat | Puerto Escondido

A private retreat is the safest way to go in these uncertain times, and EnerJane’s personalized instruction and guidance make this yoga retreat our top pick for one-on-one yoga retreats in Mexico.

In a new relationship or looking to reconnect and harmonize with that special someone? Bring your significant other along for the ultimate private retreat in paradise.

Lose yourself in Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga classes, as you awaken stagnant energies within you.

In your downtime, relax in a hammock, take in the sights and sounds of the Pacific, or catch a wave in this stunning surf town.

Highlights

  • Located in – Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
  • Airport Transfer Not Included – Recommended airports: HUX and PXM
  • Organized by – EnerJane
  • Group size – Max of 2 participants
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Skill Level – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Yoga Styles – Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative
  • 3 nights upscale accommodation in private en suite room
  • Price from US$749

Top Dive & Yoga Retreats in Mexico

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Dive & Yoga Retreat, Tribal Tulum, Tulum

6) 6 Day Dive & Yoga Retreat | Tulum

Ready to dive in? Tribal Tulum offers the perfect combination of yoga and diving in this 6-day retreat.

In addition to land-based yoga practice with inspiring teachers, you’ll hone your skills in free diving and/or scuba diving with some of the top instructors in the Riviera Maya.

Explore breathtaking cenotes and some of the most spectacular dive sites in Mexico while improving your yoga practice across four styles.

Highlights

  • Located in – Tulum, Quintana Roo (Riviera Maya)
  • Airport Transfer Not Included – Recommended airport: CUN
  • Organized by – Tribal Tulum
  • Group size – Up to 4 participants
  • Yoga Styles – Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Price from US$1,389

More Surf & Yoga Retreats in Mexico

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Surf & Yoga Holiday, Bigger Life Adventures, Rosarito

7) 5 Day Baja Culture, Surf & Yoga Holiday | Rosarito

This retreat offers yet another excellent surf and yoga holiday option, but much closer to U.S. shores – just over the border from San Diego.

Bigger Life Adventures offers up this combo retreat featuring daily yoga and meditation sessions and fun in the sun and surf!

If you’ve been wanting to improve your surfing skills while working to improve your overall wellness, this combo is for you!

Take your yoga practice to the next level while honing a love of surfing.

Highlights

  • Located in – Rosarito, Baja California
  • Van Transfer Included from San Diego
  • Organized by – Bigger Life Adventures
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Yoga Styles – Hatha
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Price from US$850

Top Women’s Yoga Retreats in Mexico

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Women’s Retreat, Agua Healing, Mazunte

8) 8 Day Inner Light Women’s Retreat | Mazunte

Our top pick for yoga retreats in Mexico geared specifically for women in the breathtaking and low-key Oaxacan beachside village of Mazunte.

In this 8-day retreat by Agua Healing, you’ll discover a deeper connection with your inner self, as well as an intimate group of like-minded women.

This retreat centers on deep nourishment of body and soul, practicing self-love, acceptance, and compassion, and time for reflection and revitalization.

You’ll leave with a deeper sense of appreciation for yourself and your inner strengths, as well as practical tools to use in your daily life.

Highlights

  • Located in – Mazunte, Oaxaca (near Puerto Angel)
  • Van Transfer Available from PXM or HUX
  • Organized by – Agua Healing
  • Enhanced “Clean+Safe” protocols
  • Yoga Styles – Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Acro
  • 7 nights accommodation in jungle villa
  • Price from US$995

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What to Pack for a Mexico Yoga Retreat

In addition to what you might normally pack for an overseas getaway of 1-2 weeks (passport, toiletries, camera, travel insurance, etc.), there are special considerations you will want to take into account for a yoga retreat in Mexico.

What you pack for your Mexico yoga retreat will largely depend on the length of your retreat and the activities you plan to do (in addition to your yoga practice).

Either way, you’ll want to pack light! After all, you’re laying down a decent chunk of cash for a wellness getaway. Don’t bog yourself down with a bunch of unnecessary clutter in your suitcase or backpack.

Bags

Speaking of suitcase or backpack, which should you bring?

If you’ve signed up for a retreat lasting more than a week, have door-to-door transport arranged to/from your airport and the retreat center, and don’t plan to do any additional traveling on either end, then a small carry-on suitcase will probably be your best bet.

However, if you do plan to travel a bit, don’t have door-to-door transport arranged, or are headed to a 5-day retreat, a medium-sized backpack should serve you well.

Clothing

You’ll want to pack with the knowledge that, with the exception of the Rosarito retreat, all of the Mexico yoga retreats on our list are located squarely in the tropics.

That means that between March and November, except days to be warm (or downright hot), and evenings to be comfortable shorts weather.

December to February can get a bit chilly in the evenings and mornings, but you shouldn’t need more than a light fleece, jacket, or shawl.

You’ll also want to pack a light rain jacket if you plan on visiting in the rainy season (June through October in most of the destinations on this list).

In terms of yoga attire, if you’re committing to a weeklong (or more) yoga retreat, you’ve probably found what works for you in your normal practice. No need to go out and get special yoga clothes for your retreat.

With that said, be mindful of the styles of yoga you’ll be practicing during your retreat and pack accordingly.

Also, most retreat centers have a laundry facility, so if you shouldn’t have to bring 14 days worth of yoga clothes for a 14-day retreat. Regardless, it’s good to check ahead of time with the center to make sure.

If you plan to swim (all of our top Mexico yoga retreat are located in stunning beach destinations we we hope you do!) bring a comfortable swimsuit, pack towel, and cover-up (for the ladies).

Lastly, please keep in mind that Mexican culture is fairly conservative, particularly with regards to dress. Be mindful of where you plan to visit and which activities outside of the center you plan to do.

While a two-piece bikini might be common in popular beach destinations like Tulum and Puerto Vallarta, you’ll want to cover up if you plan to venture into town or visit ruins or other cultural sites.

Footwear

Obviously, you won’t need to worry much about footwear while you’re practicing yoga. But if you plan on doing other activities such as hiking, walking around town, or beach bumming, be sure to pack the right shoes for the job.

For the beach and short strolls around town, flip-flops or beach sandals are all you need in most beach destinations in Mexico. If you plan to do day-long excursions or hiking, we recommend packing a pair of comfortable all-weather hiking sandals.

Yoga Props

Top yoga retreats in Mexico generally provide whatever yoga props you’ll need, such as yoga mats, blocks, straps, and so on. But of course its always good policy to check with your retreat center beforehand just to be sure.

Other Recommended Items

It’s always a good idea to bring along a reusable water bottle, particularly in Mexico where single-use plastics are rarely recycled and too often end up in the ocean.

Sunscreen is a must, particularly if you plan on getting out and about, hopping on a couple of excursions, or are doing a Surf & Yoga retreat.

Reef-friendly, biodegradable sunscreen is always a good idea in the ocean. However, lotions of any kind are discouraged or flat-out banned at most Yucatan Peninsula cenotes.

We recommend a high-UPF rash guard for cenotes and long days in the ocean.

Finally, if you’re coming from the U.S. or Canada, no need to worry about bringing a power adapter. All your charging devices should work just fine in Mexico.

If you’re coming from elsewhere in the world (particularly Europe, Asia, or Africa) you’ll likely need to bring a travel adapter with you. And be mindful of the voltage range of your devices as Mexico uses 127v @60Hz.

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Photo: Calder B / Unsplash

How We Chose Our Top Picks

We personally sifted through many dozens of top-rated and best-reviewed yoga retreats in Mexico via bookyogaretreats.com, one of the top yoga booking sites on the web (and also a trusted affiliate partner).

Next, we cross referenced our findings with each retreat organizer’s Trust Pilot score and TripAdvisor rating.

We ranked our top ten on a weighted scale based on each star rating and number of reviews. Then, we carefully read through the reviews for each retreat just to make sure.

It’s about as unbiased of a ranking system as we can hope to offer you, which is our aim.

Though our list is ranked, we believe that any one of the incredible experiences on our list is a sure bet if you are searching online for one of the top yoga retreats in Mexico.

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Thanks for Reading Our Handpicked List of Top Yoga Retreats in Mexico!

Have you been to a yoga retreat in Mexico? Should we consider adding it to our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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