Escape to Costa Brava with Balance Studio

Costa Brava, Spain

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Oct 16 - 21, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16
Escape to Costa Brava with Balance Studio
Costa Brava, Spain

Powered by SolSeed Retreats
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74 reviews

€2399
Deposit: €500
Oct 16 - 21, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

Catalunya’s Costa Brava is a majestic stretch of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, which stretches from the France-Spain border, south towards Barcelona. Visitors love the region for its picturesque Medieval-era towns, beautiful rolling hills, and gorgeous beaches, and is the perfect place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city!


During this itinerary, we will spend time exploring the beautiful coastline, both directly below the retreat center, and on a short hike on the nearby coast. We’ll get beautiful views from up high on cliffs, of the beautiful blue sea water. We’ll take our shoes off and cross soft, sandy beaches. We’ll end with a chilled glass of wine and some delicious Spanish tapas at a seaside cafe!


Speaking of wine, the region has its own Denomination of Origin, and several wonderful wineries. Included is an afternoon visiting two local wine cellars, with lite bites, and an educational tour. Wine isn’t all we’ll learn about however! The great Spanish painter, Salvador Dali, was a Costa Brava local. We will spend a day visiting his famous museum in Figures.


Of course, we also leave ample free time to simply sit by the pool, read a book, visit a nearby village, or take a yoga, pilates or barre class in our gorgeous studio. The town of Begur is a 30 minute walk from the retreat property, and features wonderful little shops, restaurants, and ruins of a Medieval Castle. Can’t get enough of these quaint, historic villages? Grab a taxi, and get a ride over to Pals, a meticulously restored Medieval maze of streets, shops, and ruins.


Make sure to scroll down to view a Sample Retreat Itinerary, and more info about our Retreat Center, and The Food we will serve during this trip.


A 500 EURO non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days prior to trip departure. Payment plans are available, just email info@solseedretreats.com to set one up. 

What's Included

-5 nights lodging at Villa Pi Blau

-Daily Breakfast or Brunch, and dinner at Villa Pi Blau, plus 2 lunches on excursion days

-Roundtrip airport transfers from Barcelona Airport (BCN) if you adhere to our FLIGHT PARAMETERS below.

-3 Group Excursions, including: Day trip to the Dali Museum in Figures, entrance fees, and lunch, Guided hike along the coast with tapas, and Vineyard tour & tasting, and all transportation associated with these excursions.

-Daily yoga, pilates and barre classes with Kellie and Trish

Not Included

-Roundtrip airfare to Barcelona (BCN)

-Alcoholic Beverages

-Massages 

-Additional excursions or cab rides

-Lunches on free afternoons (we include heavier brunch on those days, however)

-Travel Insurance

Refund Policy & Trip Insurance

All retreats include a €500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats cannot make exceptions to its cancellation policy as costs are incurred prior to the Retreat Start Date.


The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. 


If you decide not to purchase travel insurance, you are assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. SolSeed can not refund any deposits paid towards this retreat. 


We have been fielding a lot of questions about the coronavirus lately. The ONLY type of trip insurance that will protect your retreat investment should you decide to cancel due to fear of travel / coronavirus, is “cancel for any reason” trip insurance. These policies have restrictions on when you can purchase them and many require that you do so within 14-21 days of a trip payment, so read the fine print carefully before purchasing. 


We recommend checking out www.insuremytrip.com, which is a large marketplace of trip insurance options, for more information and a quote. 

Passport Requirements + Immunizations

You must have a valid passport to travel to Spain. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat. 


A Visa is not required for US Citizens visiting Spain, unless you're staying in the EU for more than 90 days in a 6 month period.  


No special shots or immunizations are necessary for visiting Spain.

Flight Parameters

If you do not book flights within our parameters, then you will be responsible for the cost of your own transfer to and / or from Begur, which can be quite pricey. 


Arrival Day: Saturday, October 16th


Please plan to land by 12:30pm on Saturday, October 16th into Barcelona (BCN). We will schedule one included group transfer from the airport to our villa in Begur (about a 1.5 hour drive), and arrive in time to relax before our first group dinner that evening.


Please note that you will need to depart from Boston, or whatever city you are flying out of, on the evening of Friday, October 15th, as all flights heading over to Spain are overnight flights.


Departure Day: Thursday, October 21st


Please do not book flights that depart before 12:30pm on Thursday, October 21st, as we will be traveling about 1.5 hours from our villa to the airport that morning.


If you are planning to spend extra time in Barcelona at the end of the retreat, that is great, and encouraged! We will plan to make one stop at the airport, and then one stop in the city center for those of you who are staying on and exploring the city post retreat. 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Room - Shared Bath
only 2 left

This double occupancy room offers either two twin beds, or one double bed, according to the preference of the occupants. There is ample luggage and clothing storage. The room offers a private entrance.


This room shares a bathroom with a Single Occupancy room in the building's suite, for a total of, at most, three retreaters sharing the bathroom.


If you have a roommate in mind, please list him/her during your check out process. If you are signing up alone, we will thoughtfully pair you with a like minded participant. 


For more privacy, please consider a Double Occupancy - Private Bathroom, or Single Occupancy package.

€2399
Deposit: €500
Double Occupancy Room - Private Bath
Sold Out

This double occupancy room offers either two twin beds, or one double bed, according to the preference of the occupants. There is ample luggage and clothing storage. The room offers a private entrance, and private en-suite bathroom.

 

If you have a roommate in mind, please list him/her during your check out process. If you are signing up alone, we will thoughtfully pair you with a like minded participant. 


For more privacy, please consider a Single Occupancy package.

€2499
Deposit: €500
Single Occupancy Room - Shared Bath
Sold Out

This room offers one twin bed, private entrance, and shared bathroom with a Double Occupancy room in the building's suite. There will be a total of 3 retreaters sharing this bathroom. There is also ample luggage and clothing storage in this room.


If you would like more privacy, please consider a Single Occupancy - Private Bathroom package.

€2599
Deposit: €500
Single Occupancy Room - Private Bath
Sold Out

Our most private option, this room offers one twin bed, and private en-suite bathroom. There is also ample luggage and clothing storage.


This room type is very limited in availability. If privacy is very important to you, don't hesitate to place your deposit on this room!

€2799
Deposit: €500
€2399
Deposit: €500

Double Occupancy Room - Shared Bath

Itinerary

The Itinerary
An overview of what your days in Costa Brava will look like

Saturday - Arrival Day

Arrival in Barcelona - SolSeed Rep to greet the group at airport and get them on the included transport to Villa Pi Blau

5:00pm - Opening Class

7:30pm - Dinner


Sunday - Coastal Hike

8:30am - Morning Practice

11:00am - Brunch

12:00am - Depart for Coastal Hike

2:00pm - Light Tapas on the Beach

5:30pm - Afternoon Class

7:30pm - Dinner


Monday- Free Day

8:30am - Morning Practice

11:00am - Brunch

FREE TIME - Explore nearby Begur and/or Pals, chill down by the Mediterranean, venture out on more walking trails

5:30pm - Afternoon Class

7:30pm - Dinner


Tuesday - Dali Museum in Figures

8:30am - Morning Practice

10:00am - Breakfast

11:00am - Leave for Figures, leaving some time to explore the town before lunch

2:00pm - Lunch

3:30pm - Scheduled entrance to the Dali Museum

5:00pm - Return to Villa Pi Blau

7:30pm -  Dinner


Wednesday - Wine Cellar Tour

8:30am - Morning Practice

11:00am - Brunch, a bigger meal

12:30pm - Depart for Wine Cellar Tour

7:30pm - Dinner


Thursday - Return to Barcelona

8:30am - Morning Practice

10:00am - Breakfast

Return transfer to Barcelona depends upon the departure flight times.

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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

We had an awesome time. Everything from the hostel, food and excursions were great. Janelle, our guide, was absolutely fantastic. She went above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of. She even took a group for a morning run along the water and offered some history tidbits along the way!
The retreat was fantastic, Jessie and Laura were wonderful retreat leaders who really took into account the groups vibe and edited the days based on that. Extremely enjoyable experience that I would 100% do again. The retreat home was also lovely and very easy to work with. They took great care of us and fed us SO well, amazing breakfast and dinners and super kind staff. If you're thinking of doing a retreat, do it- you won't regret it!!!!
I had such an amazing vacation traveling with Steph and Jamie to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. They put tremendous thought into planning our daily fitness sessions together, and managed to incorporate movement, meditation and a sense of community into every class. The hotel at Lomas de Tzununa was beautiful and accommodating, and the food was simple and delicious. I cannot think of a better tribe than Hustle and Flow to travel with, and would definitely accompany Steph and Jamie on another fitness adventure! Thank you both so much!!!
I had a great time. This is my second trip with Kelsey and Solseed. The group had the entire guesthouse to ourselves, which really made it feel like family. Fresh, healthy meals cooked to order everyday. The staff at the guesthouse Friends to Be was superb. Our tour guides were born and raised in Columbia, and there was a sense of pride during the information shared during the different tours. Janel was always available for any suggestions. I always felt safe, even if alone for short walks during the day. Though this area is very much considered a city, I was able to pet a sloth and feed monkeys in the local park! The boat ride excursions to the islands were an adventure for sure. Kelsey's yoga classes were exceptional, designed in a way to offer something for all levels of practice. I met people from Denver, Idaho, Maine and New Hampshire, I reconnected with 2 friends from the trip to Guatemala last year as well. I can't explain the feeling after one of these trips, you will just have to experience one yourself! Thank you, Kristin and Ian for putting your heart into creating these adventures.
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