About the Retreat

Take an exclusive, soul-soothing Copal retreat! Add the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, the calm and relaxing atmosphere Casa Copal has to offer, and the trendy night life of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, and you will get an idea of what awaits you at Copal Retreats.

Immerse yourself into your yoga or fitness practice every day for an entire week, with daily sunrise and sunset yoga and/or fitness classes.

We host different yoga and fitness instructors from all over the world, that offer incredible spiritual philosophies and fitness routines that will make your week one to remember.

Copal offers retreats filled with fun activities for those who are looking for a week to revitalize and renew the body and spirit, and also have an unforgettable gateway. We offer a much needed brake from hectic city life and modern life’s woes. Yet should you want to experience the lively, cultural side of the Mayan Riviera, you will find the best restaurants, trendiest bars, Mayan ruins and great shopping just minutes away. The essence of what peaceful simplicity should be and more.

Copal features large open areas for practice, open floor living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms that accommodate up to 13 guests each with en-suite bathroom, private access to beach/terrace facing the ocean, paddle boards bikes and snorkel equipment, free wi-fi internet, fresh coconut water, tea, and 3 gourmet meals prepared by Cordon Bleu Chef Shawn Davis. Just imagine what it would be like to sip on a fresh coconut and practice yoga while savouring the sight of the starry sky on our elevated roof terrace with an extensive roof top deck and the most amazing views of the Mexican Caribbean, lush tropical greens, while listening to the soothing sound of the ocean.

Paamul is located along a curved stretch of shimmering Caribbean waters in a small bay south of Playa del Carmen. Paamul beach features white sands with some exposed limestone and lots of palm trees on the beach for natural shade.
The offshore coral reef remains the most breath taking and well-preserved attraction on Paamul beach, our guests will enjoy hours of snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Copal retreats in Paamul is 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 20 minutes from Akumal and 35 from Tulum.


Aside from staying in blissful paradise, these are the excursions we can offer:
1. Welcome ceremony with Mexican cuencos. (Included)

A very traditional ceremony led by Daniel Alvarado Garcia using Mexican brass bowls in a similar way to Tibetan Buddhists. These bowls use their acute sound-waves to cleanse one spiritually and physically. Daniel, the leader, also uses this time to bless you before beginning a week of yoga and good health.


2. Tulum (Included)

We are only a half hour drive to the Mayan ruins at Tulum. This is the only city the Mayans ever built on the coast and very worth visiting. One of the structures is ‘el Castillo’ which is perched on a 12 meter high cliff overlooking the Caribbean beaches below. After this, it will be time to head to the idyllic beaches of Tulum for a couple of hours.

After visiting the ruins, it is a short drive down to Zebra. Between 6-7pm they offer a free salsa lessons, followed by a live band from 8pm. A truly memorable experience and fantastic food.

3. Massage (1 Included)

Local masseurs can offer several types of massage, either on the beach or at the balcony at the retreat.


4. Cenote (Included)

Two local cenotes which we recommend visiting, picnic lunch & snorkel-gear will be included. Grand Cenote or Garden of Eden


5. Temazcal (Optional)

Aztec ceremonial ‘steam’ to cleanse the body, mind & spirit using local herbs.

This excursion, we suggest you do this mid-week so that everyone has time to acclimatize to the heat. Especially as it will require a day of juicing/cleanse before you get there. It is a 45 minute drive from Copal so would be part of a day trip. We recommend including a visit to a local lagoon or Cenote.

Cost: $50-70 USD (depending on the number of people going)  Transportation included.


6. Xel-ha

Aquatic park partly based in the Caribbean, including open buffet, snorkeling, zip-lines and unlimited access to water-rides & jungle adventures. Day trip, leaving the house at 8:30am, getting back to the house at about 6pm

Cost (approx.) – $90 USD

7. Playa del Carmen

We are a 15 minute drive to the entertaining town of Playa del Carmen.

Night excursion – leave after evening yoga in time for drinks & dinner in Playa.
Most shops stay open till 9 or 10pm.
Cost (approx.) – $100 USD depending on numbers & how late they stay.

8. Scuba-diving

Two options on offer in the area:

Cozumel – so take the boat over to the island for some of the best dive sites in the world. Can change this into a day-trip too.
Akumal – only a 15 minute drive to the local dive center there.

Cost (tbc)

9. Paddleboard (Included)

We have 4 SUPs here at the retreat. These can be taken out by those with experience or we have a local person who can give lessons.

We have a local person who can give lessons for a fee (not included in the retreat)


Retreat rate includes:

  • (6) nights accommodations
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinners prepared by our Chef
  • (2) Daily 1 hour yoga/fitness practice
  • (1) 1-hour relaxation massage
  • Complementary fresh fruit refreshments
  • Complimentary tea and coffee served all day
  • Copal gift bag
  • Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within the Mayan Riviera before or after the retreat
  • Transportation to and from the retreat

Retreat rate does not include:

  • Airfare to/from Cancun
  • Gratuities
  • (2) Outing meals that will be away from the retreat (1 lunch and 1 dinner)
  • Alcoholic drinks 

Our retreat wants you to optimize your daily activities by offering standup paddling lessons (SUP), bike excursions, extra fitness and strengthening classes all complimentary and optional in addition to your daily yoga practices. You have the flexibility to add on extra activities like Mayan ruins tours, Explore the cenotes in the area, hikes, bike ride, visit a Mayan Villa, learn Spanish, or – just simply BE.

Extra Activities

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