There’s no doubt that Tulum is the “it” place in Mexico and maybe even the world right now – yeah, big statement but let’s be real, everyone and their mom has been to Tulum lately! It’s where celebs go to pretend they are “down to earth” even though it’s one of the most expensive places in Mexico. It’s popular and booming for a reason, it’s the most idyllic little coastal town, with a center that has true Mexican vibes, local food, nearby Mayan ruins and cenotes, but on the beach they have modern villas, parties, and a Bali party vibe. Many people come to Tulum looking for yoga retreats and are shocked by the prices they find – yoga in Tulum isn’t cheap. I’m going to share a few Tulum yoga retreats you can book online through the site I’ve used for years back when I was living in India, bookyogaretreats.com, which is like the booking.com of yoga.
Whether you go to Rishikesh or Bali, this is a great website to start your search. While they won’t have all the smaller mom and pop places, they do have a listing of popular retreats with reviews you can read in detail about the yoga classes, teacher, cleanliness, lodging, location, food, and more. Even though they don’t list them all, this is a great option for people who want to book ahead, arrange airport transfers, read reviews, and pay through a safe website.
Remember that this won’t be all the options, there are hundreds if not thousands in the area! For more options you can google yoga retreats in Tulum and search for websites of the ones on offer – it’s just hard to know if their reviews are real that way so be careful sending a ton of money via PayPal or a bank transfer without doing your research.
When looking at prices for yoga retreats that include accommodation, take into account you’re getting a lot there when a non-A/C villa near the beach could be $300+ per night or a popular ‘Instagram-worthy” place is $600 and up per night with A/C. Tulum’s popularity comes with a hefty price tag if you stay on the beach. Many retreats that are very affordable offer accommodation off-the beach in town. You are still just a bike ride into the beach area and it’s actually nice to stay in a real little cute Mexican town. This is what we do when we visit Tulum.
Not interested in Tulum specifically? Here are 6 of the best retreats in Mexico.
You can also see al Tulum listings here.
This Tulum yoga retreat is the highest and most reviewed retreat in Mexico! It currently has 77 5-star reviews. Tulum is so pricey that for this rate just getting such an awesome loft for five nights is a steal! While food isn’t included, the 19% state and local taxes are. For food, it’s kind of good in that it will get you out exploring more so you can try some of the best food in Tulum. I have an article about my time here, you can read here. You can hire them for an airport transfer and tours for an additional fee. You’ll notice the Tulum retreat is priced higher than others on this list – Tulum is very trendy now and is expensive because of its popularity, which I think you can also tell by the sheer number of reviews for this retreat.
- Daily yoga classes
- Personalize your retreat according to your wishes
- Practice Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, or Restorative yoga
- Five nights accommodation in a beautiful loft apartment
- 15% discount on scuba diving and snorkeling tours
- Free bike rental
Copal retreats have options in Tulum and Riviera Maya and the prices range. This is for people who are really into yoga and have specific teachers in mind. You can scroll their listings and see the teachers who are doing each course. I can’t link to them each as they will expire – they will have X teacher on April X and then another teacher on another date, so you can take a look yourself and see.
- 1-hour relaxation massage
- Daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes (Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa)
- Welcome ceremony with Mexican cuencos
- Two local cenotes and excursion to city of Tulum
- Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner by on-site chefs
- 6 nights accommodation
While here, you’ll be staying in luxury glamping tents at Harmony Glamping & Boutique Hotel Tulum which has a pool and yoga shala and is 7 km from the beach. Food is farm to table and the yoga shala is in “lush organic gardens and a beautiful pond with water lilies and Japanese fish”. During this retreat, you will be served 10 meals, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners at Tropica, and either Raw Love, Verdant and/or Frida Restaurant. You will receive 12 meal coupons when you register at the reception; 6 for breakfast and 6 for dinner.
- 2 daily yoga sessions
- 1-hour relaxing massage session
- 1 SUP board yoga session in a lagoon
- A chance to recharge your body and mind
- Free bicycle rental during your stay
- 5 nights of quirky accommodation
- 10 meals during your stay
Read reviews and book here. Reviews are directly on the bookyogaretreats website and they also add reviews from TripAdvisor. While this place sounds amazing, the reviews are totally mixed with some people loving it and others saying it was awful!). I would check for recent reviews.
This retreat is through the company One Yoga Global and your teachers are Bita and Moses. While i’s lsited that food is standard, reviews say it was vegan. This listing is pricey compared to others, and that is likely because it’s on the beach.
- Yoga classes
- Meditation and breathing practices
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- Pristine beachfront lodging
- One group airport shuttle transfer to and from Cancún International Airport (CUN)
- Daily healthy meals
Those are the top listed reviews for Tulum yoga retreats online. While it’s not a lot to choose from, I think the first option is going to be your best bet with tons of 5-star reviews, it’s actually one of the top retreats in Mexico.
These are just from the bookyogaretreats site, there are so many more retreats in Tulum! I’m just trying to help you narrow them down to ones you can review – You can also search on TripAdvisor or in the Google search results. Much of what comes up are either drop-in classes or luxe retreats at 5-star properties. I’ll keep an eye on more listings I can add to this blog post.
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