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Belize Yoga retreat 2024

BELIZE YOGA RETREAT

PURA VIDA VACATIONS

Blu Zen retreat aerial view in Belize

About Belize

Belize is a small country between Mexico and Guatemala with 7 different regions.  From ancient Maya cities, and rainforests filled with 500 species of birds to the 2nd largest barrier reef named by Jacques Costeau as one of the best in the world, you’ll be amazed that it has something for everyone.

Caye Caulker is a small laid-back island of only 4 miles long and 1 mile across.  With limestone coral and turquoise waters, this small island is easily accessed by renting a bicycle or golf cart.

The Barrier Reef houses beautiful and wondrous water-loving friends, dolphins (which seem to love accompanying boats), manatees, sea turtles, sting rays, sharks, and an array of fish, shellfish, and invertebrates that make Belize their home.

With warm temperatures all year, the best time to go is during the dry season from February to May. 

Philip S.W. Goldson is the International Airport (PGIA) with smaller airports centrally located.

The currency here is Belizean Dollar (BZD) or most places accept USD.  Electricity is 110 volts/220 volts, the plugs compatability:  Type A, Type B, and Type G.

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Where we're staying

RETREAT DATES:  FEBRUARY 3-10, 2024


We'll be staying at the Blu Zen located approximately 1.5 miles North of Caye Caulker village, a short 5-minute boat ride from the centre of town.  A stunning boutique resort located on the breathtaking beaches of Caye Caulker, Belize with 2 bedroom condos.

Spend the week in the Caribbean immersed in nature, listening to the sound of birds while swaying in a hammock. The perfect white-sand beach, warm-winter getaway location.

Traveling solo?

Perfect! We will match you with a compatible solo traveler with whom you are comfortable to share an apartment with. 

What we're doing

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

  • 6:30am coffee/tea/fruit

  • 7:30-8:30am Yoga

  • 9:00am Breakfast

  • 2:00pm Lunch

  • 4:30-5:30pm Yin/Restorative Yoga (alternates before & after dinner)

  • 7:00pm dinner

About the meals

Our onsite restaurant Lotus offers local cuisine and Thai influenced dining. La Fogata, is a new Pizza restaurant that offers wood fired Pizza’s.  Using only the best local ingredients, our chefs prepare creative dishes celebrating local produce and seafood with a touch of Thai flavours mixed in.  A varied menu to accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals is available.

Breakfast served from 7:30 - 11:00 am

Lunch served from 11:00 - 5;30 pm

Dinner served from 5:30 pm - until close

healthy meals at retreat
blu-zen sunset views

Getting there

International flights are available from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) or Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Belize City. (BZE)

 

Caye Caulker is easily accessible by boat or by air. You may choose a 10-minute flight from the Phillip Goldson International Airport in Belize City or a 60-minute boat ride, also from Belize City. Once you arrive at Caye Caulker by either option a complimentary boat will be waiting for you to bring you to the venue. The retreat is located on the northern side of Caye Caulker, a short 5-minute boat ride from Caye Caulker Village.

Boat Option:

Our airport representative will meet you at the arrival hall with a welcome sign and will drive you to the water taxi terminal. Upon arrival check in your bags, collect your luggage tags, proceed to their ticket booth, and purchase boat tickets. The taxi ride has a cost of $30.00 US for 1-2 persons, if its more than 2 persons then its $10US per person, and boat tickets have an approximate cost of $39.00 US per person round trip. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange this for you.    You can see the boat schedule here: https://belizewatertaxi.com/schedule/.

Flight Option:

Kindly provide us with your international flight arrival details and we'll be happy to assist with your booking your local connecting flights to Caye Caulker. Round trip flight tickets have a cost of $175.00 US per person. When you arrive in Caye Caulker, we use a local taxi driver that charges $5US per person to our boat station. When you arrive at our boat station our Captain and crew will be there to assist you and bring you over to our resort on the next scheduled complimentary run.  You can see flight options here via Tropic Air: https://www.tropicair.com/.

Another option is Maya Island Air:  https://www.mayaislandair.com/  

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

group Yoga practise

DUE AT REGISTRATION:  50% Deposit PER PERSON
FINAL PAYMENT DUE:  December  27, 2023 (50%)
* ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

What’s Included

  • 7 Nights 8 Days Accommodation

  • 2 Daily Yoga Classes (Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative) 

  • All Meals – vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free meals can be accommodated upon request

  • tap water from the refrigerator is double-filtered and safe to drink

  • free WIFI 

  • complimentary water transportation with scheduled runs to and from the village

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Belize City

  • - Transportation between Belize City airport and Blu Zen

  • - Massages, spa services, gifts, alcoholic beverages, bottled water is readily available at the onsite store and at the restaurant, excursions, and staff tips

  • Travel insurance (recommended) 

  • Add-on excursions (optional)

  • $40 USD departure fee when leaving Belize

  • Please bring your own yoga mat

PLEASE NOTE:   that your passport MUST be valid beyond 6 months. This is non negotiable, check it now!

Travel Insurance

  • I cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans.  Get a quote here or call us) Canadians only

Sea View Residences

Our luxurious and well-appointed condos are designed to provide you with the utmost comfort and relaxation during your stay. Two bedrooms condo includes a Master with en-suite bathroom, full kitchen, living room and second bathroom and private terrace, located on the ground or second floor with views of the sea, lush gardens or infinity pool.  29 units are available.
Note:  There are no twin beds available in each condo.

Pricing

Doubles pricing for anyone sharing a bedroom (in shared 2 bedroom condo): $2499 USD per person / food included
 

Single pricing (with 2 people total in the suite, 1 person in each private bedroom)): $2899 USD  per person/ food included

Quad Room Rate (with 4 people total in the suite. Must have a group of 4  friends traveling together)
$1,800USD/per person for shared 1-queen and 1-king bed

Amenities

 

  • Master bedroom (king bed) with en-suite bathroom

  • 2nd bedroom with queen bed and bathroom

  • Plush king and queen beds with luxurious bamboo linens

  • 2 full bathrooms with oversized showers and high end fixtures

  • Spacious living & dining rooms

  • Fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances

  • Flat screen TVs in living room and each bedroom

  • Air conditioned

  • Luxury bath amenities, plush towels & hair dryer

  • Full sized washer & dryer, iron and board

  • Private terrace with lounge chairs

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?

    Connecting with locals (or other travelers) is the key to having a great trip, keeping an open mind as you experience new things, and being able to adjust to whatever comes your way.   If the descriptions below sound like you, we want you to join us! 

    • You are interested in learning yoga or are already a yogi at heart.

    • You’re a positive person who looks for the best in all circumstances.

    • You enjoy being surrounded by like-minded travelers and meeting new people.

    Meet your retreat leader

    Elda Giardetti is an International Yoga Instructor and Yoga Retreat Leader.  She enjoys sharing her passion for yoga and traveling with students around the world! www.eldagiardetti.com

    This retreat is run in collaboration with Modo Yoga Hamilton

    Elda Giardetti international retreat leader.
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