Outdoor yoga terrace
Many of our activities often take place on our wonderful rooftop yoga terrace where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and sea. It’s a beautiful and calming space to practice yoga and mindfulness and allows you to reconnect with nature around you.
There is retractable shade, so that when the sun is high there is plentiful shade beneath which to practice. In the cooler months, during the day we can practice our yoga outside with the blue sky directly above us.
You’re welcome to enjoy this area for personal practice or simply to relax and rejuvenate when classes are not scheduled. There is plenty of space for socially distant yoga practice and lots of lovely fresh air up here!
Indoor activity studio
Occasionally, when the weather is cooler, wet, or too warm outside, we move inside to our lovely indoor activity studio. The studio is fully equipped with air conditioning and fans to keep you cool in the summer, and heating to keep you comfortable during the cooler winter months.
Yoga and exercise equipment
We have a supply of rebounders, hand weights, yoga mats, blocks and straps for your use during your retreat, plus blankets to keep you nice and snug during your savasana. We will give you your own set of yoga equipment, for your personal use during your stay. You’re welcome to use the rebounders during your stay when the activity room is not in use.
Outdoor swimming pools
We have two outdoor swimming pools for you to take a dip, relax or exercise in. Our magnesium pool is located in the lower courtyard area and is heated during the cooler months creating the perfect environment for helping your body to relax. Our larger outdoor pool is slightly elevated in the upper gardens, and is situated in front of the two-bedroom apartments. It’s a great place to swim or cool off during the warmer months. This pool is also often used during the summer months for our popular aqua aerobics class. Both areas have outdoor showering facilities.
Both of our pool areas offer plenty of (socially distant) sunbeds where you can relax in the warm sunshine and we also provide parasols for your comfort. You will also find additional sunbeds in each of the terraces of the apartments located in the lower courtyard area, for personal use.
Our infrared sauna is an excellent way to support the body’s detox process and can help to ease any aches or pains you might have by helping you to relax. It also gives you some quiet time to yourself, to quieten your mind.
Infra-red saunas have many health benefits including:
- relaxing tired and aching muscles, and helping to reduce fatigue
- reducing pain, for example, joint pain or headaches
- improved circulation and increased blood flow
- supporting your detox by allowing toxins to leave the body
- reducing stress
- cleansing and purifying your skin
You should expect to start sweating during your sauna. Sweating is a great method of elimination (the skin is the largest organ in the body). In the infrared sauna you will sweat 2 to 3 times more than in a traditional sauna. Stored toxins and metals can be released from your body through your sweat. Additionally, the infra-red rays help to break up and release toxins stored in fat cells and tissues. Sauna towels are provided. During covid-19 you can reserve it for yourself (single use only).
Dedicated beauty suite
Relax and rejuvenate your body in our dedicated beauty suite.
In this tranquil space you can indulge in one of our wide range of treatments delivered by one of our well-trained therapists. There are many treatments that you can enjoy including a relaxing or deep massage, or you might like to try one of the other treatments on offer, for example chakra balance or Reiki.
We use natural organic massage oils and facial products to pamper your body and indulge the senses.
Read more about the treatments available here.
Outdoor dining areas
There are three communal outdoor dining areas in the retreat grounds for you to enjoy our plant-based food and juices and connect with other guests.
One of the dining areas is set beneath a pergola with curtains, in a quiet side of the retreat, surrounded by mature gardens which provide a beautiful and tranquil backdrop for you to enjoy your meals. There is additional seating in front of the retreat for more casual dining and the third area is next to the lovely magnesium pool in the lower courtyard area.
Each apartment also has a small outdoor table for personal use.
Meal times are a good opportunity to meet and get to know the other like-minded people who are also here on retreat, swapping stories with people from all over Europe and the world.
The retreat grounds are beautifully arranged with mature Mediterranean gardens full of beautiful plants and birdlife.
The retreat gardens burst with colour during the spring and summer months with bougainvillea, hibiscus and jasmine flowers. Palm trees provide gentle shade during the afternoon.
We also have a small quiet garden area for outdoor meditation or reading. Enjoy the sounds of bird song or watch the local red squirrel pottering around, as you relax.
Indoor communal areas and library
We have a large indoor communal area close to reception, where you’ll find a spacious indoor dining area, sofa and TV with DVD. You will also be able to find and replenish yourself here with herbal teas, mineral water (hot and cold) and fresh fruit. We also offer fresh lemon and ginger to help give you a boost during your detox.
Many of our guests enjoy taking part in our book exchange, where you can swap your novel, and we also have a growing collection of light-hearted and inspirational movies to watch in your room snuggled up beneath a blanket. We also have a small library of educational books and DVDs, which you can borrow throughout your stay, to support your mindset as part of your life makeover retreat. You can also learn more about nutrition, hydration, yoga, meditation or health.
There is also a separate guest bathroom (with shower and hair-drier facilities) and luggage storage, which you can use at any time, and to make your departure day more comfortable.
Our indoor communal areas are also fitted with wifi for your convenience.
Our charming apartments create a relaxed and peaceful environment that will feel like a home from home. Every apartment contains a lounge seating area to read, journal or relax in. You can watch satellite TV in the comfort of your own room (including English, Spanish and German channels and radio stations) or watch a DVD on your DVD player.
There’s also a small kitchen area for your use, with tea making facilities. We offer a lovely range of herbal teas to choose from. There is also unlimited bottled water and the apartments are equipped with a fridge with a small freezer compartment for ice. The apartments have air conditioning to help keep you cool during the summer. They also have heating so you can stay warm and cosy in the winter. We provide all your towels, pool towels, bedding, an iron and ironing board and hair-drier for your convenience.
Read more about our accommodation options here.
Enjoy our healthy juices or fabulous, fresh, home cooked plant-based meals.
Arrive and depart on any day of the week
Stay as long as you want at La Crisalida Retreats