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

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Oct 16 - 21, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

**Use promo code OCT21 to save $100 if you sign up with a friend! Must indicate their name as your roomie upon sign-up.**


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)

-Required 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 can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less €200.


The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip, most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19


If you refuse to comply with the laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations. Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proving adequate vaccination status
  2. Providing a negative PCR test(s)
  3. Providing proof of adequate travel insurance

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. 


SolSeed is uncertain exactly what the VISA and Immunization requirements may be at the time of your retreat. 

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 1 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
7 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, 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
€2799
Deposit: €500


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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