About Finca Argayall
Finca Argayall is one of the best kept secrets of the Canary Islands. This magical venue on the unspoilt island of La Gomera, sits nestled in the cliffs in a secluded bay. With a spectacularly diverse landscape. The contrast of the rainforest, unspoilt beaches and small fishing towns makes a visit to this island a full and rich experience.
The venue itself runs as a community and welcomes others to experience and respect this beautiful and unique life. There is an organic farm, tropical gardens, a natural spring, two swimming pools and the beach a few steps away.
A wonderful opportunity to take some luxurious time for yourself, to restore and nourish mind, body and soul in the truly healing environment of La Finca. There will be two 90 minute yoga classes each day, suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day.
The daily programme
Ceri will offer two sessions each day. The morning practice will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, slowly moving and building into a flowing and dynamic sequence.
There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool or dip into the sea just a few steps away. The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative class.
The holiday is suitable for all levels of ability. There will be one yoga free day. Please note that due to the unique set up at La Finca, you will also have an opportunity to join their own programme should you so wish. This might include: silent meditation, shamanic dance or even more yoga - a wonderful opportunity to open up and explore!
Things to do
Throughout each day you will be offered three organic vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from one evening when we can go into the nearby village to taste the culinary delights offered locally. You can also book to go mountain biking, dolphin watching and kayaking. There are plenty of walks on offer on this beautiful island, from traditional fishing villages to rain-forests, banana plantations and secluded sandy beaches.
Or you might just want to stay within the beauty of the venue itself, relaxing by one of the two pools or simply take a few steps onto the beach and go for a swim in the warm, blue sea. Treatments such as massage and homeopathy are also available at an additional cost.
There is a selection of uniquely designed rooms. The terrace rooms with a garden view are quiet, comfortable and prettily decorated with a shared shady veranda that overlooks the tropical gardens. Bathroom facilities are close-by and shared.
The charming and comfortable garden huts are spacious and airy with a private seated area outside. They are set in the lush green gardens with the serene sounds of bird song and the sea.
The pyramid and A-frame are both well furnished little houses with a double bed in this paradise garden with a sitting space outside. The pyramid is ideal for a couple sharing and the A-frame is perfect for single occupancy. All garden accommodation has plentiful shared bathroom facilities close by.
The terrace rooms with a seaview have doors that open out onto a second shared veranda with stunning ocean views. These rooms have en suite bathroom facilites.
There are a very limited number of rooms for single occupancy.
I feel that to visit La Gomera you've discovered a haven, precious and rare. To smell the ocean and taste the salt in the air makes you feel as if you've heard the song of the island and your soul has been set free.Rebecca
I had such a great time. Ceri is an inspirational teacher. She combines deep understanding of the principles of yoga with a refreshing down to earth approach, kindness and a sense of humour. I couldn't recommend the holiday enough. Thank you Ceri!Peter
Thank you so much for a wonderful retreat. It couldn't have been more perfect - the yoga was really powerful and pushed me deeper than I could ever get in a regular class and the close attention and corrections made me feel like I was being completely looked after, the food was delicious, the venue cosy and the rest of the group made the retreat full of laughter and fun. I can't wait for the next one.Helen
Definitely a great holiday and such good value for money, would definitely use yogaonashoestring again and would love to go back to La Gomera.Jo
My first ever yoga retreat was a great success in every respect. Ceri was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The classes were varied and she accommodated different levels of ability well.Susie
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Yoga on a Shoestring for such a wonderful yoga week. The place is beautiful, Anna the host wonderful and Ceri is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever experienced in my six years of yoga. Very precise technically, brilliant at holding a big group ad meeting everyone’s needs despite different levels of experience, bringing the perfect balance of the physical and spiritual.. Oh! And lovely and fun too! It really did me the world of good and I am very grateful.Kate
I had a truly blissful time in La Gomera, it's such a beautiful, elemental environment to come back to yourself in.Sally
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The perfect winter yoga holiday on La Gomera, The Canary Islands, 3 - 10 November 2018
Garden-view with shared bathroom
Shared twin or double room £630
Single occupancy room £780 (limited availability)
A-frame set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Single occupancy room £770 (limited availability)
Garden huts set within the gardens with shared bathroom
Shared twin or double room £650
Sea-view rooms en-suite bathroom
Shared twin or double room £730
All prices are per person.
Three vegetarian meals each day (apart from dinner one evening)
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
For La Gomera fly to Tenerife South. There are several airlines that fly to this airport.
It is best to arrive before midday if possible to take the afternoon ferry across to La Gomera. From the airport you will take a taxi to Los Cristianos ferry port, a 15 minute journey. From here you will take a ferry to the island of La Gomera. The ferry takes about 45 minutes and costs between 30 - 40 euros. From San Sebastian the group can take a taxi together direct to Finca Argayall or alternatively there is a bus.
For the return we recommend you take an afternoon flight. It is a little adventure to get to the Finca but really worth it for such a special place.