The Best 7 Yoga Destinations to Help You Escape the Winter

October 4, 2017
Sonja Bolger
4 min read

Looking for the best destinations to help you escape the cold this winter?

How about you finish off the year right, or get a head start on your New Year’s Resolutions by attending a yoga retreat when you’re there! Winter can make us long to sit in front of the fire, feeling lethargic and consuming comfort food and hot drinks. There’s nothing wrong with that, by why not schedule a mid-winter escape to help you with your health and wellbeing goals?

You never know who you’ll meet on a yoga retreat, or how it will benefit you in the long term. Instead of staying home this winter, think about how much better you’ll feel after a mini-escape to summer weather!

The 7 Best Yoga destinations to help you escape the winter

Wellness travel is all about taking care of yourself through travel, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite yoga destinations to travel to in winter to help you with that!

Best yoga destination to escape the winter


Guatemala has the kind of climate that means you can visit all year, but November to April is still the driest season. It’s the home of volcanos, Mayan sites, and lush rainforest, so there’s plenty to see and do in your downtime or around your yoga retreat.

Costa Rica

The best time to visit Costa Rica is in the dry season from mid-December to April. So what better place to plan an escape to this winter? You can take advantage of all the great outdoor adventure activities on offer, and attend a yoga retreat to give you some much-needed relaxation and time to work on yourself before heading back home to the cold. Costa Rica is one of the most popular yoga destinations, and so we have plenty of retreats to suit all suits of styles and budgets this winter. You can use the discover trips option on WeTravel or check out a couple below.

Best Yoga Retreats to Escape Winter



Panama is another country whose location lends to having the dry season during the northern hemisphere winter. It’s basically summer all year round, which makes it perfect for a winter escape from further north! Panama has some of the best surfing conditions out there, as well as beautiful rainforest and plenty of adventure activities to keep you entertained. For a small country, you certainly won’t be short of things to explore on a winter break.


From December to April is when you’ll find Mexico at it’s best. There’s virtually no rain! It may be a little cooler than the wet season, but your body will thank you for it when you’re practicing yoga outside, and hiking and exploring in your free time.

Best Yoga Retreats to Escape Winter



If you want to visit Nicaragua and experience dry, sunny days and mild temperatures, then November to April is the time to plan your trip. Nicaragua is placed between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, and as if that wasn’t enough it’s also known for the lakes sitting within it’s dramatic volcanic and tropical terrain.


India is a large country with varying weather. However, the best time to visit is between October and March when the Himalayas stop the cold winds from reaching much of the country, but it’s also not too hot like during the summer months. Yoga retreats in India involve everything from small to large groups, detox to silence, luxurious to rustic, and everything else in-between (plus more!).

The 7 Best Yoga destinations to help you escape the winter




Barbados is well known for its beautiful beaches, so why not experience a yoga retreat in the tropics this winter? Wander through ornate gardens and along fine, powder-sand beaches in between nourishing your body and soul with a winter yoga escape!




These are just a few of the destinations you could explore during a winter yoga retreat, but they’re some of the most popular and favorites of yoga retreat leaders around the world! You won’t be short of choice amongst the yoga retreats on WeTravel, so why not start planning and get excited about your winter escape now?

Don’t see the trip you want to do? Check out more affordable yoga retreats around the world, or create your own!