Why the Canary Islands are the Perfect Yoga Retreat Destination
The sunny Spanish Canary Islands archipelago, located off the west coast of Northern Africa, has long been popular with holiday makers soaking up the best winter sun in Europe, but there’s so much more to discover here and it’s easy to get away from the crowds.
The fantastic beaches, all year round warm weather, dramatic landscapes and variety of outdoor sports and activities mean the Canary Islands are also the perfect destination for a yoga retreat, surf trip or active holiday and there are some amazing yoga retreats in the Canary Islands.
Here’s why you should consider a yoga retreat in the Canary Islands in 2022
When considering a trip to the Canary Islands the first thing to decide is which of the 8 sun soaked islands to explore. These volcanic islands are one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Each Canary Island has unique, dramatic scenery and something different to offer.
Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the most popular islands but also don’t forget about smaller and more offbeat La Palma, La Gomera, El’ Heirro and La Graciosa too. Read more here about how to decide which Canary Island is the best for you.
Offering far more than winter sun, the Canary Islands are also popular for cycling, hiking, climbing, golf, scuba diving and wind surfing. Did you know Tenerife is home to the 2nd largest carnival in the world and Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak.
The Canaries are full of diversity and surprises and with temperatures between 19 °C and 24 °C year round these islands are really a paradise for outdoor sports and adventures and anytime of the year is a good time to visit.
In the Canary Islands you don’t have to choose between relaxing on the beach, yoga, surfing and hiking – the best retreats in the Canary Islands offer you the chance to combine all these and more into one perfect active retreat holiday! In my opinion, a retreat holiday is the best travel experience – read here why I love retreats so much.
Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Tenerife with Wanderlust Yoga
One of the Canary Island yoga retreats for 2022 I’m most excited about is this hiking and yoga retreat in Tenerife with Wanderlust Yoga. The first 2022 retreat is taking place from the 17th – 22nd February 2022 and another retreat will be held from 2 – 7 October. Don’t forget to mention Global Gallivanting to get 50 Euros discount!
Start blissful days with an energizing, expertly guided 1 hour yoga class at the beach just 15 minutes walk away before enjoying a delicious, healthy breakfast.
There’s plenty of time to explore the surrounding stunning volcanic landscape and national parks on a guided hike before relaxing on the fantastic beaches.
Then round off your day with a relaxing, restorative yoga class and evening activities.
You’ll be staying at Sol y Luna, a beautiful historic mansion surrounded by gardens and banana plantations with views of the sea and mountains in Puerto de La Cruz, Northern Tenerife.
The food is another highlight, refuel with delicious, fresh, daily breakfasts with smoothies, tea and coffee, healthy, plant-based lunches and wholesome, nourishing dinners made with love.
The retreat is inclusive of accommodation, yoga sessions, excursions, food, tea, coffee, filtered water and WiFi. Prices start at €620 and if you mention Global Gallivanting you can get 50 Euros discount!
Wanderlust Yoga Retreats aim to find that perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. By combining the joy of yoga and the meditative nature of hiking to reconnect to nature, body, mind and soul.
Wanderlust Yoga was created by Sarah, who is originally from the UK, and has spent the last few years traveling and teaching yoga in Spain, Latin America and South Africa. She is assisted by Constanze who trained in Bali and India.
They also ran sold out hiking and yoga retreats in Tenerife in 2021 so book well in advance to secure your place! For more info and booking check out the Wanderlust Yoga website. When enquiring mention Global Gallivanting to get 50 Euros discount!
This article was written in collaboration with Wanderlust Yoga Retreats.
Did you know Spain is the most popular country for yoga retreats in Europe. The Canary Islands is also one of the best surf spots in Europe offering year round warm waters and consistent waves. For more Canary Island yoga and surf retreat recommendations check out my favourite surf camps and yoga retreats in the Canary Islands here
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