Tulum is one of Mexico’s premiere destinations for yoga lovers or even just those who just want to escape from it all at a relaxing wellness center. The length of the gorgeous Caribbean coastline of this popular town is littered with eco-conscious retreats, making it a haven for fans of mind and body healing, pampering and relaxation. Here are the best yoga studios, retreats and wellness centers in Tulum.
The buzz generated around Be Tulum hotel’s rustic Yaan Wellness Energy Healing Spa isn’t for nothing, as this excellent complex has a wealth of Mayan rituals, innovative yoga classes and spa treatments available. Take, for example, the monthly Open Moon Temazcal Ceremony led by a Mayan healer, the treetop yoga sessions or the Aztec chakra massages that will surely leave you with your spirits aligned and your body revitalized. You’ll honestly never lack things to do at this fabulous wellness center.
Yaan Wellness, Carretera Boca Paila km 10, Tulum, México, +52 984 179 1530
The name gives it away at the cosy and welcoming Yoga Shala Tulum, which is, unsurprisingly, all about the yoga. It’s only right, then, that they offer the widest variety of yoga classes and styles than anywhere else in Tulum, which makes it the perfect place if you’re not sure where to start or you want to hone your craft. Choose anything from Hatha to Ashtanga and Kundalini, and take advantage of their daily classes.
Yoga Shala Tulum, Carretera Boca Paila km 7.5, Tulum, México, +52 984 141 8116
Maya Tulum is not only one of the area’s better accommodation options, it’s perfect for travelers looking for a top wellness retreat in Tulum. They host a ton of yoga retreats throughout the year, and experienced instructors offer classes daily in their creatively-named yoga halls (one is named for Itzamna, the Mayan god of medicine and creativity, and the other is Ixchel, Mayan goddess of healing and nurturing). Beyond that, you can treat yourself to a massage or a Mayan healing ritual.
Run by a former New York resident, Amansala is a wellness-focused beach resort in Tulum known for its quality, energetic yoga classes that break with the traditionally tranquil energy of the practice, and instead focus more on strength and revitalization. While private retreats are often hosted here year-round, you can also find a wealth of in-house, tailored retreat packages – the active Bikini Bootcamp proves especially popular, as does the yoga-focused Beach ‘n’ Bliss.
Amansala, Boca de Paila km 5.5, Tulum, México, +52 984 100 0805
Finally, our last wellness retreat in Tulum comes in the shape of Holistika, a magical destination tucked into the heart of the verdant jungle. One of the few options that’s not located on the beach itself, Holistika is certainly a unique yoga and wellness center that will leave you feeling both charmed and restored. At this tucked-away refuge you’ll find morning sun worships, afternoon meditation sessions, and evening fire circles.
Holistika Tulum, Av. Tulum 83, Centro, Tulum, México, +52 984 000 0000