Buritaca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Andres Salcedo
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5 reviews
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2018
Group size: 1 - 15
Buritaca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Andres Salcedo
  • Email address verified
5 reviews

Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2018
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Join us for our annual  All-Levels Colombia Yoga retreat , disconnect from the hectic world and appreciate the simpler things in life. Find harmony with mother earth as she offers up the sun, empty virgin beaches, fresh salt air and unforgettable panoramic seascapes. Create some space to appreciate life, meet wonderful like-minded people, eat delicious and organic farm to table foods, swim in the Caribbean sea, write in your diary, read, chill on a beachfront hammok. Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover peace on empty, white sand beaches. Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way. 

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, South America. The resort lies at the foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the world, not only because of it’s geographical location, but more importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

This eco-chic boutique resort is comprised of 7 eco-friendly jungle style bungalows and 2 luxury Glamping tents, beachfront Yoga studio with ocean view, Beachfront Treetop spa, pool oasis, and lots of ocean breeze.   

What’s included


• 5 Day Yoga retreat at Gitana del Mar 

• Accommodations

• 3 Organic farm to table handcrafted meals per day ( Vegetarian)

• 2 Daily Yoga Classes

• Daily Meditation session

• Night Kirtan (Chanting) sessions

• Private Caribbean Sea Beach 

• Brand new Pool Oasis


• Massages and therapeutic baths

• Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding

• Hiking

• River Tubing

• Surfing

• Horseback riding

• Private Scuba Diving Excursions

Not included



Is pricing per person or per room?

The prices listed are per person 

What are the nearest airports to the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort?

We recommend flying into Santa Marta  1 hour 1/2  from the resort

Also Cartagena, the most popular touristic destination of Colombia  5 hours 1/2 from the resort

Another alternative often used is Barranquilla  2 hours 1/2  from the resort

How do we get from the airport to the resort?

We are happy to coordinate a taxi pick up service for those of you flying into Santa Marta. If you are flying into Cartagena or Barranquilla,  MarSol shuttle service is an excellent and the trusted option door to door. You can always contact us if you need extra help

What time does the retreat begins and ends?

The retreat begins officially on Friday, Aug 31st at  3:00pm ( check in anytime after 12:00pm)

and officially ends on Tuesday, Sep 4th (check out time 11:00am)

Do I need Visa when traveling to Colombia?

No Visa requirements for US passport holders 

Do I need any vaccinations traveling to Colombia?

There are no mandatory vaccines traveling from the US to Colombia.

I am traveling alone, Will I be able to connect with other retreat participants?

Yes,  We will create group for the retreat so you can coordinate rides, and more with others participants.


Available Packages


GLAMPING US $890 per person 

3 single beds - 3 person luxury Glamping tent

Deposit: $400

GLAMPING US $990 per person 

2 single beds or one queen bed- 2 person luxury Glamping tent

Deposit: $400


Your own private luxury Glamping tent - 1 person 

Deposit: $400
Standard Bungalow

Standard Bungalow US $1190 per person
3 single beds –3 person room

Deposit: $400
Bungalow Suite

Bungalow Suite US $1390 per person
1 queen + 1 twin – 2 person room 

Deposit: $400
Bungalow Selva

Bungalow Selva US $1490 per person, Providing complete privacy in our jungle area in front of the beach. It has 1 Queen Bed- 2 person 

Deposit: $400
Deluxe Bungalow

Your own private Bungalow - 1 queen- 1 person bungalow

Deposit: $400

Your Organizer

Andres Salcedo
5 reviews
Born in the magical land of Colombia Andres has been practicing Yoga for over 30 years, besides traveling and studying intensively in India, Andres is an accomplished yoga teacher, artist, retreat facilitator and Kirtan leader worldwide based in Los Angeles, CA. Andres is an experienced teacher of over 20 years, he has also been featured on different festivals, video series, Kirtans, podcast and retreats in USA, CANADA, EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA and ASIA.


It was truly an unforgettable and extraordinary experience. The food, the people and the location were amazing. Also, Andres carefully designed this retreat in a way that facilitates healing, growth and positive transformation. Strongly recommend it and will certainly join another of his retreats.
By Andrea O for LET GO - COLOMBIA - YOGA RETREAT on Sep 14, 2019
It is easy to describe a trip when talking about the tangible things like the food you eat or bed you sleep in. With regards to those more straightforward aspects of my trip to Gitana Del Mar with Andres, all I can say is that I felt like I was in a dream. Waking up to the sounds of tropical birds to take a walk to the beach via a path of palm and coconut trees. This must be what heaven feels like. Take into account the food that was served and there’s no doubt this was worth every penny. What made this trip stand out for me though did not stem from the physical and tangible. The value that lingered for months after was due to Andres and his love for yoga and all that it entails. Coming from California, where the practice of yoga has become a part of much of the culture, it is easy to be misinformed or unaware of how broad the practice of yoga is and what it can do for you. Andres shared his knowledge with us not because it is a way to make a living but because it is truly what he loves to do. And because of that I am a more wise version of myself than before. Most vacations we take we enjoy only in the moment of experiencing it. This one was different. I’ve learned how to manage myself, my emotions and relationships in a more practical way since returning home. And for that I am forever grateful. If you’re on the fence about working with Andres. Do it. If you think it may be too expensive. It’s not. The money I spent was the most worthwhile purchase I’ve made. The money will come back in the short or long term. Chances to experience this won’t.
By Vincent B for LET GO - COLOMBIA - YOGA RETREAT on Oct 02, 2018
The "Let Go - Colombia - Yoga Retreat" surpassed my expectations. I have tremendous gratitude for Andres, Emma and the other retreat attendees. At the risk of sounding cliche, the five day experience truly did change my life. Andres is highly educated in the four paths of yoga. He is a brilliant teacher with a grounded and gentle approach. The proper combination of the active yoga sessions, mediation and kirtan provided for a well rounded and balanced experience. Gitana Del Mar is a resort unlike any other in the heart of the world. The food was robust in taste, ample in portion and prepared to accommodate all attendees' dietary restrictions. The bungalows were tidy, spacious, and provided a relaxing sleeping experience. I highly recommend the spa treatments. Andres practices what he teaches: walk proudly with a humble heart, be gentle, and keep kindness at the forefront of our attention. I look forward to the next retreat. As a messenger of love, xo. Megan
By Megan O for LET GO - COLOMBIA - YOGA RETREAT on Sep 13, 2018
Every aspect of this retreat was amazing! I would recommend any yoga retreat that Andres is hosting to anyone considering. It was our first retreat and we will definitely be going to more in the future. Andres is truly a master of his craft. He knows how to connect with everyone, and make you feel comfortable. He is a great spiritual guide and teacher. Anyone trying to better yourself mentally or physically put this on your list. The location in Ojai was magical, really great place to host something like this. Food was amazing as well from Chef Evan. I would highly recommend to anyone considering this!
By matt c for R I S E - Ojai Yoga Retreat with Andres Salcedo on Feb 07, 2018
I had a fabulous time. Great food, great team, great yoga sessions, great location. Great everything. Andres dedicated us all of his precious time and that was priceless and amazing. Namaste!!!
By Delphine B for YOGA + SEA + RELAX - Colombia on May 17, 2017