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7 Days Off The Beaten Path Yoga Retreat in Ecuador

Cooking and Yoga Retreat Ecuador

Join this wonderful retreat specially designed for you to experience a relaxing holiday and getaway in beautiful Ecuador while giving to your body the care and attention that needs. Experience rejuvenating yoga practices, wonderful dynamic sessions strengthen your body, and stand up paddle boarding along with wonderful experiences to meet the local culture.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • 1 wonderful Qi Gong class
  • 1 night of delicious tapas and wine
  • Group Ecuadorian cooking class
  • A unique volunteer experience
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat you will stay either in a shared or a private room. Hostal Casa Del Sol has standard rooms, deluxe rooms with fans or air conditioning, and even dormitories. The hostal also have private bathrooms with hot water, high speed internet access, free bikes for transport into town, private and communal areas with hammocks, and a kitchen for storing and cooking your own meals.


During this retreat, After sipping your morning coffee, you will kick your flip flops off and join your Fit Destination's yoga instructor for a morning Vinyasa flow filled with strength based modifications to help you tone, sculpt, and strengthen your body. During the evening, you will wash the sand off of your feet and join your local yoga instructors for a public yoga class. Each night will be different, allowing you to try a combination of classes such as Yin yoga and yoga for surfers.

You will also enjoy a stand up paddle day trip to Salinas, a visit to Bromelia Nature Lodge and Healing Center to experience a Qi Gong class followed by a night of tapas and wine, a group Ecuadorian cooking class, and a unique volunteer experience. Fit Destinations has committed to donating towards a local cause chosen by Casa del Sol and they want you to get hands on while visiting this beautiful country.

Included excursions

One stand up paddle day trip to Salinas and a visit to Bromelia Nature Lodge and Healing Center are included in this retreat.


Nikole Bari
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Nikole Bari is a program coordinator and also a certified yoga instructor. She loves all types of yoga like Hot, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and Power. Yoga has been a part of her life since 2003, when she received her first-hand experience with Hatha yoga. She loves teaching yoga and become inspired when others feel exhilarated and relaxed from the experience.


This retreat will be held at the Hostal Casa Del Sol in Montanita, Ecuador. This hostal is one of the top ranked surf spots in the world, and is located just steps away from the beach. Nestled in the small community known as La Punta, you can relax in the solitude of waves and sun or take a short 10 minute walk along the beach to the heart of the town and enjoy a plethora of fruit stands, fresh juices, and ceviche.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck


  • Free bicycle
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance


During this retreat you will enjoy one welcome dinner, daily breakfast and lunch, one night of tapas and wine, one Ecuadorian cooking class, and one special farewell dinner and bonfire on the beach. You will wake up every morning to a delicious gourmet breakfast. From blackberry french toast to an egg and bean quesadilla, you will be surprised each day.

In addition, you will also enjoy a fresh batch of coffee and tea available for all guests. Please let Casa Del Sol know if you have any special dietary requirements. You may also enjoy other meal and beverage services at the Nalu Restaurant or The Casa del Sol Bar for an additional cost.

Nalu restaurant

The recently opened restaurant, is sure to keep you satiated after a surf session or yoga class with a rotating, vegetarian lunch every day along side a set menu, the options are endless. Prepared by the in house chef, Mauro, his dishes are sure to leave you happy and full.

The Casa del Sol Bar

The colorful bar with vibrant murals and decorations from around the world inspire conversation and open minds meet to appreciate and feel gratitude for what has brought them to Casa del Sol.

Things to do (optional)

  • Horseback riding (40 USD for four hours)
  • Paragliding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf lessons (20 USD for two hours)
  • Visit Isla de la Plata
  • Whale watching

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you may enjoy relaxing massage services at Cada Del Sol for 30 USD for 60 minutes or wonderful self-Reiki courses for 50 USD for 120 minutes.

What's included

  • 1 farewell dinner and bonfire on the beach
  • 1 group Ecuadorian cooking class
  • 1 night of tapas and wine
  • 1 Qi Gong class
  • 1 stand up paddle day trip to Salinas
  • 1 visit to Bromelia Nature Lodge and Healing Center
  • 1 volunteer experience
  • 1 welcome dinner
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation to and from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Massage services
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

How to get there

Driving directions from Montañita

  • Following the main road “Ruta del Spondylus”, north, walk 200 meters past the Surfer Statue.
  • Turn left on the first road and follow it around the curve. Casa Del Sol is the second hostal on your right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). Fit Destinations will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by taxi

From Montañita, you may take a taxi for approximately 1.5 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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