yoga retreats tulum

Yoga Retreats Tulum Roundup: The Top 12 (plus Tulum FAQ)

If you don’t know, now you know. Tulum is a yogi haven. Even if you aren’t looking for a retreat most of the hotels offer daily classes or can point you in the direction of a studio. That being said, there are A LOT of yoga retreats Tulum is home to so let me help you pick the one for you.

Tulum has a deep-rooted history in ancient Mayan culture, so many of the yoga retreats are combined with traditional practices such as Temazcals, herb baths, cacao ceremonies, and other holistic treatments. So, let’s get into it!

NOTE: This is a list of actual retreats. Many “best yoga retreats in Tulum” lists are of hotels that offer yoga classes – not structured/inclusive retreats.

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Reasons to go on a Yoga Retreat in Tulum

There are so many reasons to choose Tulum for a yoga retreat (besides the fact that Tulum really caters to the yoga and wellness community).

The most obvious is its turquoise water and miles of white sand beaches. The beaches go on forever and they back right up to Tulum’s lush jungle. And, since the jungle meets the beach, most of the Tulum Beach hotels are immersed in the jungle. Each has its own private feel that is super unique.

Tulum is relatively easy to get to. Fly into Cancun and either rent a car, take a bus or book a private transfer (my preferred method) to drive you 90 minutes to Tulum.

If you are a history buff or culture-seeking traveler, Tulum is rich in Mayan history and culture. You can visit ruins, pyramids, and other archeological sites, and learn about and participate in ancient wellness practices.

Tulum is home to Si’an Kaan, a designated biosphere reserve that is home to thousands of flora and fauna. It is a UNESCO site and it is the largest protected area in the Caribbean. You can take an eco-tour of the reserve and marvel at its beauty!

Tulum has cultivated a wellness community. There is no shortage of yoga studios, healthy cafes, retreats, nature, and meditation centers.

Cenotes, lagoons, and jungle oh my! But seriously… so much nature and so much adventure.

While very popular among travelers and digital nomads, it’s still not as touristy as Cancun. Tulum still maintains a more laid-back and less developed vibe.

It’s an eco-friendly destination. Even though it has seen rapid growth, it is home to many world-class sustainable hotels that want to preserve its beauty and environmental health.

When to go on a Yoga Retreat in Tulum

Personally, I think the best time is November and April. I always try and visit places at the very beginning or tail end of their high season.

That being said, anytime between November to April is a great time to go. It is high season though. January – March is particularly busy.

May, July, and August are less crowded and you can find better deals. June, September, and October are the rainiest months and often many places are closed.

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The Best Yoga Retreats in Tulum

Yoga retreats in Tulum are a dime a dozen. Below are the vetted top 12. Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat, an adventurous retreat, a long, short, affordable, or a luxury retreat, you’ll find a match below.

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1. Ocean Flow Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Mayan Jungle and Beach Adventures

This retreat is for the person that needs to get out of their head and into their body. Begin and end each day with a rooftop meditation and yoga practice, and spend your free time exploring the area.

This retreat mastered the perfect balance of practice and play. In between your physical practice and mindfulness work, partake in an optional Temazcal, cruise on a catamaran, or take the bikes and paddle boards out for a spin. One massage is also included in your package.

Tip: There is a turtle sanctuary a 5-minute bike ride away from your villa.

Location: Paamul (small beach town 20 minutes from Tulum)

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Cost: $2200

2. Yoga, Cenote, and Beach Adventures Retreat

This retreat emphasizes connecting with place and nature during your practice. You will practice at a cenote, on a yoga deck in the jungle, and in other unique locations to connect with the spirit of Tulum.

You will practice yoga twice a day and have the option to join a variety of activities including snorkeling, zip lining, and traditional wellness experiences.

Stay at a beautiful hotel on Tulum Beach and be taken care of by the incredibly caring staff and excellent instructors at Mudra Retreats.

Location: Poc Na Hotel, Tulum

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Cost: $2390

3. Personal Development, Yoga, Meditation, and Nature Retreat

Energy! Culture! Personal growth! Yoga accompanied by live music, a fire dancing show, sound healing, acro-yoga, and daily meditation is what you will get at this personal development retreat.

You will also take a day trip to a cenote, and practice yoga on a roof, at a lagoon, and on the beach. This retreat screams FUN.

Location: Gated community of Bahia Principal, Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: $1479

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4. Joy & Freedom: Vinyasa, Yin, Dance, & Breathwork

For nature lovers and joy seekers. This retreat incorporates yoga, dance, nature, structured silence, and breathwork.

Begin each morning with yoga and meditation and each afternoon/evening will include either a cacao ceremony, sound healing ceremony, intuitive dance, restorative yoga, breathwork, or Qi Gong session.

This retreat includes a guided day in nature including a walking meditation through the jungle.

You will stay at a centrally located glamping hotel.

Location: Harmony Glamping and Boutique Hotel, central Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: Starting at $1640

5. Dive and Yoga Retreat

This retreat is for ocean lovers! In addition to daily yoga and meditation practices in the beautiful Tribal Tulum shala, you will also have 3 days of diving.

Breathe is a core theme of this retreat. Take your breathe practice from the shala to the underwater world. Connecting to yourself and the ocean mindfully allows you to find peace and quiet within.

This is a small group retreat. There are only 4 lofts at Tribal Tulum, where you stay. However, it is one of the more popular yoga retreats Tulum offers.

Location: Tribal Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: Starting at $1729

Don’t want to rent a car or take a bus? Book a private transfer from Cancun Airport to Tulum using Cancun Airport Transportation.

6. Cultural Adventure Retreat with Chichen Itza Excursion

The themes of this treat are *active* and *adventure*. In addition to daily yoga and meditation classes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the ocean, the jungle, and traditional villages.

You’ll learn about the Mayan culture and have the opportunity to experience some of their ancient practices. You will also visit historic cultural sites including one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Visit 3 different cenotes, take a salsa class, and an oceanfront massage. Can we say ~ balance ~ Copal Retreat, where you will be staying, is a stunning, secluded beachfront resort.

Location: Copal Retreat in Paamul (a small beach town 20 minutes outside of Tulum)

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Cost: $2700

7. Energizing ‘Choose Your Own Adventure Retreat

This retreat is for the person who doesn’t want to be locked into a schedule. Instead, you can choose to join a variety of classes offered throughout the day in Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative styles.

You will be provided a bike to get around and explore on your own. This a la carte style allows you the freedom to practice when you want and explore when you want.

Situated next door to their sister shop, Aquatic Tulum, you can sign up for discounted dive and snorkel tours if you’d like. You will also have the option to tour Chichen Itza or participate in a Mayan purification ceremony.

Stay at Tribal Tulum which has four loft-style apartments, a rooftop, and a beautiful yoga shala with a lot of fun equipment including Karunta wall ropes.

Location: Tribal Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: Starting at $1049

8. Inner Journey – Women’s Retreat in Chemuyil Jungle

The theme of this retreat is connecting with your inner goddess! Hosted by three sisters, this women’s retreat is an amazing opportunity to tap into your feminine power and connect with like-minded women.

You will practice yoga and meditation, receive an intro to acro-yoga workshop, participate in specialized workshops, and get a cacao ceremony, sound bath, and ice bath. This is one of the more unique and special yoga retreats Tulum offers.

Location: Casa SOHAM, Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: Starting at $1555

9. Healing Yoga & Wellness Retreat

This retreat is for anyone needing to rest and heal deeply. Whether you are working through something, struggling with your emotional health, or just looking to realign your mind, body, and spirit, this retreat is a powerful and purposeful one.

You will practice yoga and meditation daily, receive therapeutic massages, and participate in breathwork and energy healing workshops to move energy blockages and open the heart to healing.

Location: Tulum

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Cost: $3500

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Tulum Beach Yoga

10. Ocean-Front Detox: Introduction to Ayurveda. Yoga, Jungle, and Sound Healing Retreat

The themes of this retreat are vitality, detoxification, and physical nourishment. This is a well-rounded retreat incorporating movement, adventure, and nutritional meals and guidance.

Practice yoga twice daily at sunrise and sunset, visit Mayan ruins and cenotes, and drift off to the sound of singing bowls on the beach. The yoga studio is on the roof of the villa.

You will be eating a plant-based diet with Ayurvedic herbs incorporated into every meal. You will also receive three Ayurvedic dietary workshops where you will learn how to nourish your body with food and yoga.

Also included are two massages, and the option to participate in several activities including a temazcal, going scuba diving, or visiting neighboring towns.

Location: Copal Retreat in Paamul (a small beach town 20 minutes outside of Tulum)

Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Cost: $2400

11. Nourish and Heal Luxury Yoga Holiday

The themes of this retreat are nutrition, self-care, movement, and reflection. This is a go-at-your-own-pace format where you join unlimited yoga classes that suit your style and level, receive a daily wellness and spa treatment, and relax on the beach.

Stay at Sanara, meaning “you will heal”, and experience their world-class wellness center and plant-focused restaurant. You will practice yoga in their stunning beachfront shala.

Location: Sanará Luxury Hotel on Tulum Beach

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Cost: $4250

12. Luxury Restore & Renew Yoga Retreat

Disconnect on the white sand beach, rejuvenate at the spa, go inward with meditation and nourish yourself with freshly prepared food. This retreat is all about resting and nourishing the body with mindful movement and healthy food.

You will connect with yourself through journaling and meditation, and treat your physical body with yoga, pilates, healthy meals, and two spa services of your choice. Optional activities are available including temazcal and ice bath.

Stay at Amansala Eco-Resort, a luxury beachfront accommodation with a full-service spa, restaurant, and yoga shala. Of all the yoga retreats Tulum has to offer this is definitely one of the top.

Location: Amansala Resort, Tulum

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Cost: Starting at $2329

FAQs About Tulum

Is Tulum safe?

Tulum is moderately safe. There has been an uptick in crime but it is mostly isolated. As a tourist, your most likely encounter petty scams (i.e. taxis will overcharge).

Do taxis in Tulum accept credit cards?

Yes, but negotiate the price of your trip before getting into the taxi.

Is there Uber or Lyft in Tulum?

No, there are no ride-sharing apps in Tulum at this time. The taxi drivers pushed them out so that they can charge higher prices.

Is it easy to get a taxi in Tulum?

Yes, it is easy to hail a taxi in Tulum. Taxis in Tulum are red and white and they do not have meters. Make sure to negotiate a price before getting in the taxi.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tulum to Cancun Airport?

The bus! It’s between $7 and $20 dollars to get to the Cancun airport from Tulum. I use Busbud to find and book tickets.

Is it easy to be gluten-free in Tulum?

Yes, Mexican cuisine is one of the most gluten-free friendly cuisines. You can also say “No puedo comer trigo, pan” (I can’t eat wheat or bread) to be safe.

Is Tulum worth visiting?

Yes, but… Tulum is beautiful but has seen A LOT of development over the last ten years. Too much development too fast is never good, especially for locals. Tulum’s recent popularity has caused prices to rise exponentially, preventing locals from being able to enjoy much of the city. Just be conscious of this when you visit and check what your hotel/resort is doing to preserve the land and the culture.

Can I drink the water in Tulum?

No, you should not drink the water in Tulum.

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Conclusion: Yoga Retreats Tulum Roundup

Tulum is a fantastic destination for a yoga retreat. Whether you are looking for adventure or looking to relax and look inward, you will certainly be able to find a retreat that suits your desires.

Surrounded by jungles, ancient ruins, and white sand beaches, it is easy to leave your troubles behind in Tulum. With so many like-minded people drawn to the natural beauty of Tulum and the wellness culture that exists there, it’s easy to make connections so if you’re traveling alone no worries!

Book a retreat, grab your yoga mat, and get your butt to Tulum! What’re you waiting for?

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