Health & fitness week in Tarifa

Saturday 26 September – 3 October 2020

Are you looking to get your diet, lifestyle/energy levels back into balance? Then come along to an exclusive retreat in beautiful Tarifa, staying in a luxury villa nestled into the mountains and just a short walk to the beach.

Join a small group of like minded people to focus on a week of healthy living – exercise, fabulous food and relaxation in a stunning location. Villa Valdevaqueros is a new venue for 2020, and has panoramic views over miles of sandy beaches. It faces the Straits of Gibraltar, looking out east across to Morocco’s Rif Mountains and west to the Port of Tangiers. It is within a 10 minutes walk of the popular Valdevaqueros beach and cafe.

Your day starts with yoga on the outdoor terrace, followed by a relaxed breakfast of bircher muesli, cheeses, cold meats, salad, yoghurt or kefir, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice and bread (gluten free options) with tea, coffee, herbals or lemon & ginger.

We then venture out on a brisk walk, either heading into the mountains or down to the beach which is long, sandy and usually a bit on the windy side. Even in the height of summer the beaches are relatively empty save for kite surfers, who are a spectacle to watch.

The food on this retreat is one of the main reasons people return year after year. Lovingly prepared by our talented chefs Tracy and Kate, lunch is usually a spread of beautiful salads with local fish, feta, goats cheese or eggs. The chefs shop locally and in season and so it’s always a surprise – check out the menu below from our recent trip in October 2019.

After lunch it’s relaxation or siesta time – well we are in Spain! Relax with views out to sea, read a book, catch up on social media (wifi available) or swim in the pool. We can relax in a communal area with stunning views across to Africa; there is a large dining area, indoor & outside sofas, sun loungers and an outdoor pool. But there are also lots of nooks and crannies around the villa and in the gardens if you want a bit of down time on your own.

Later in the day are more exercise classes, which are of course optional. In addition to yoga, Jenny teaches dancefit, boxercise and strength classes in the dedicated fitness space.

Dinner is al fresco and is two courses, again cooked by our own chefs. The food is freshly prepared and generous, all of the meals are based on low carb principles and so you can expect protein and lots of different vegetables.

To finish the day there is either candlelit yoga or a very gentle stretch class; PJs are optional! And so to bed, ready for a good nights sleep before we begin again.

The details

This fully inclusive health, nutrition and lifestyle retreat includes:

  • transfers to and from Gibraltar airport
  • accommodation 7 nights, either in the villa or an adjacent hotel
  • 3 spectacular meals a day from our on-site chefs (no going hungry on this retreat!)
  • fresh fruit
  • local transport
  • all on site and organised activities, (Iyengar yoga, fitness classes, walks).
  • nutritional talks

The accommodation includes a large outdoor pool, dedicated yoga area, outside seating areas, sun loungers and dining area, small fitness studio,. The villa is set in beautiful grounds with stunning views. The beach, sand dunes, rocky outcrops and beautiful countryside are all within easy walking distance and there are many additional activities you could also choose to do one afternoon (whale watching, paddle boarding, kite surfing, kite boarding, shopping!)

Cost is £995 (twin room) or £1295 (single occupancy), plus flights.

We believe our retreat is worth splashing out on because:

  • It’s a really special location
  • Your qualified and experienced teacher will guide you through fun and varied exercise classes and activities. Programmes are tailored and adapted to suit the abilities of participants
  • Apart from optional extras such as additional taxis, the odd coffee out or external activities it is fully inclusive
  • The overall experience of exercise and nutrition will rejuvenate you in the short term but will inspire you to positively impact your health and lifestyle for ever
To check availability please call or text Jenny on 07904 438411

Click here to view the menu on our 2019 retreat

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