Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is a fabulous retreat centre located in the heart of Andalusia, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hour's drive away from the historic and beautiful cities of Cadiz and Seville and the very best unspoilt beaches in Spain.
On the edge of a mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking rolling hills and in the far distance, the white village of Bornos, situated by the side of a large lake.
With its beautifully decorated accommodation, expansive rolling hills, saltwater pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila offers it all.
Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation and a flowing asana practice to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.
The afternoon class will be a more restorative class to delve deeper into the postures. There will be two yoga classes daily with Emma and one yoga-free day.
Suryalila has two inspiring, spacious and fully equipped yoga shalas. One with wooden floors, a beamed ceiling and plenty of light and air. The other is a magnificent dome yoga shala with breathtaking views across the rolling hills. There will be the opportunity to practice in both places during your stay.
Between yoga classes there will be the chance to explore the surroundings or simply relax by the natural saltwater swimming pool or in a hammock in the shade.
Things to do
Suryalila is perfectly located to visit many of the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich towns and cities of Andalusia, as well as the gorgeous unspoiled beaches of the Costa de Luz.
There will be time set aside each day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Perfect for long walks or horse riding on Suryalila's very own horses. Massage treatments are also available at Suryalila in their own treatment rooms with local therapists.
Suryalila offer semi-guided trips to the local towns and cities. Arcos de la Frontera, a dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white village); Cadiz, famous for its picturesque charm; Ronda, located in the middle of the stunning mountain range of Serranía de Ronda and Seville, one of the most beloved towns in Spain.
The spectacular Costa de Luz is under an hour from Suryalila by car. Here you can find some of the best, undeveloped beaches in Spain, with miles of fine yellow sand, turquoise ocean and sand dunes. Trips can be arranged to the beach with picnic lunches and beach trips can also be combined with a visit to Cadiz.
Accommodation & food
Suryalila offers luxurious, comfortable, designer decorated accommodation in little houses each with their own kitchen and living room area.
There are different levels of accommodation to suit every budget, including doubles with private bathrooms, singles, twins and mini dormitories for up to four people.
Beautiful yurts, canvas tents and eco casas with proper beds, furniture, electricity and outdoor shower and toilet facilities are also on offer for those who want something comfortable but more affordable and to get closer to nature.
Throughout the day you will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Suryalila kitchen prepares the most delicious and nourishing vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, home grown and locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables.
Our week at Suryalila was truly amazing. The people were fun, kind and so wonderful. The venue was spectacular - I don't know think I'll ever forget watching a flock of birds flying across the dome as the sun rose during out yoga class! Another key highlight was the food, we were so spoilt with such incredible food. A huge thank you to everyone who made it such a special week. I look forward to my next visit!Zahra
Thank you so much for your help in arranging my Suryalila trip. It completely exceeded my expectations in every way! The surroundings, facilities, food, staff and yoga at Suryalila were all superlative. I have never come back from a holiday feeling so rejuvenated. I would go back in a heartbeat!Ellie
It was great! Emma is an excellent teacher and really embraces the spirit of yoga. She was thoughtful and helpful, and would always give options for the more difficult poses. The classes were interesting and challenging in part, which is the way it should be!Roger
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Yoga retreat in the hills of Andalusia, Spain, 16 - 23 September 2023
Double room with private bathroom
Price per person for a single occupancy - £1095
Price per person for two people sharing - £945
Double room with shared bathroom
Price per person for a single occupancy - £975
Twin room with shared bathroom
Price per person for two people sharing - £875
Mini-dorm with own bathroom
Price per person for a single bed in a shared mini-dorm with 4 beds - £745
Glamping with outdoor toilet & shower
Price per person for a single bed in a twin bed yurt - £775
Eco Casa with outdoor toilet & shower
Price per person for a single occupancy room - £945
Three delicious vegetarian meals each day
Free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water throughout the day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)
All trips, activities, treatments and wine with your evening meal are at an additional cost.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Several airlines fly to Seville, Jerez de la Frontera or Malaga. The closest international airport, 40 minutes away, is the airport at Jerez de la Frontera, but the property can also be reached in just one hour from the airport in Seville. Malaga airport is two and a half hours away.
BA, Easyjet and Ryanair fly from London to Seville and offer low cost airfares, particularly if you book early.
Transfers cost €80 one way for a taxi from Jerez de la Frontera or €100 from Seville. These will be arranged for you and people will be grouped together where possible to share the cost.
Arrival to Suryalila is ideally on the afternoon of 16 September but can be anytime throughout the day but no later than 21.15. Departure is ideally after breakfast on 23 September but can be later. No yoga classes on travel days.