Mexico’s East Coast ~ The Yucatan and Quintana Roo
This area of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean is magical, with pristine turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, rich Mayan culture, flavorful cuisine, and much, much more! The energy here is perfect for a retreat setting, offering the space and natural environment essential for reflection, contemplation and depth for your experience.
Should you decide to retreat here, we can also offer personal recommendations for alternative therapeutic experiences such as: Family Constellations, Massage and Energy work, Mayan Sweat Lodge (temazcal) and Tarot and Mayan Astrological readings. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are particularly exceptional here!
A stunning 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun’s Puerto Juarez, Isla Mujeres is a charming island and fishing village only 5 miles long and ½ mile wide. With its “pueblo” like feel, gorgeous white sandy beaches, and lively downtown area which offers a variety of cafes, ethnic restaurants and shopping… this sweet little island has something for everyone!
Ferry boats run from the island and Puerto Juárez/Gran Puerto on the mainland. The island is popular with day trippers, but activity quietens down in the evening after the tour groups leave. To the east is the Caribbean Sea with a strong surf and rocky coast, and to the west the skyline of Cancún can be seen across the clear waters.
The island of Isla Mujeres is located close to one of many coral reefs such as the one located in Garrafon Park, which is an area popular for its snorkeling and scuba diving. The Cancun underwater museum, created by English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, is located off the western coast of Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is also home to a population of sea turtles. Because of the recent endangerment of sea turtles in the area, a facility was set up on the southern end of the island for the rehabilitation and breeding of them. This facility is open to the public.
Merida and Western Yucatan Beaches
A unique Mayan style yoga and wellness retreat hotel located in the protected Celestun Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula’s western beaches, offers Mexico yoga retreats in a new ocean view yoga and wellness retreat center. Just a 1.5 hour’s drive west of Merida, Satya offers the option of spending a day or 2 in this beautiful, colonial city on either end. This destination offers Mayan bungalow suites, new yoga and spa wellness center, and other facilities which were planned with respect for maintaining the original tropical native vegetation, leaving an intact eco-system. The endless white sand beaches are covered with thousands of seashells.
Nestled on a 3 mile virgin white sand beach, the sea is tranquil, very shallow, and has abundant aquatic life. There are a great variety of flowers in the hotel area. You will be able to see them by visiting the hotel’s interpretative paths…
Mérida was founded in 1542 by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo, after marching across the peninsula from the Mayan port of Xel-Ha. Mérida has the one of the largest centro historico districts in the Americas. Large and small colonial homes line the city streets to this day. Mérida is a cultural center, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theatres and shops. Mérida retains an abundance of beautiful colonial buildings and is a vibrant cultural center with music and dancing playing an important part in day-to-day life.