Baja zen is calling…
This “off the grid” and truly green yoga retreat center caters to body, mind and soul. Center yourself in your daily yoga practice, relax on the beach or lay back on the rooftop deck at night and admire the night sky as nature intended, with no light pollution! Dip in the pool, enjoy a massage or sauna, or nap in the luxurious rooms; at Prana del Mar, green does not equal compromise.
This luxury yoga retreat center is unrivaled in their cuisine, service and totally blissed-out location. Come find your desert zen with us at Prana del Mar in Baja, Mexico.
Prana has built elegant villas all with ocean views and verandas. All rooms have travertine-tiled floors and bathrooms, pillow-top mattresses with quality linens, and beautiful teak furniture.
The upstairs suites have two queens beds, private bath and a living/dining room with full kitchen.
The downstairs rooms have king beds, a seating area, jacuzzi tub with separate shower and an en suite bath. There is an additional queen size murphy bed to accommodate for friends or roommates.
Both rooms have pocket doors that allow for full views of the Pacific.
The excursions listed below are a small sampling. We recommend that you arrive at the yoga retreat center, settle in and explore before you hone in on your preferred excursions. Prices are subject to change; please ask excursion operators to quote current rates before booking.
Whale Watching (season: late-December through March)
Getting out on the water to watch the whales can be a truly unforgettable experience. You have the chance to see spouts, flukes, and perhaps even a full breach! The excursion starts from the Cabo marina and heads out beyond the bay on a 1½ to 2 hour search for whales. It’s not guaranteed that you will definitely see whales, but the odds are excellent that you will. On the way back, you will pass by the world famous Cabo Arch and see the local sea lion colony who lives there. Includes round-trip transport.
Four-person minimum, $64 per person
Mario and his enthusiastic, helpful staff will get you riding waves in no time! This one-hour lesson takes place at Cerritos Beach, one of the only safe swimming beaches on the Pacific coast of southern Baja. It’s a wonderful introduction to surfing – a great way to experience the thrill of riding a wave and to feel the power of the ocean. They also provide beach chairs and blankets for relaxing afterward. Includes round-trip transport.
Two-person minimum, $80 per person, cash only
Snorkeling near the Cabo Arch
This is a great excursion right in the Cabo bay. It starts with a short boat ride to see the famous arch of Cabo San Lucas and the resident sea lion colony, along with a brief explanation of the bay’s history and legends. The boat then takes you to a beach where your guide will equip you with all the gear you need and lead you into the water to explore the undersea world. A beach blanket awaits you after snorkeling, so you can relax on the golden sand, soak up the sun, and enjoy your box lunch. Includes box lunch and round-trip transport.
Four-person minimum, $64 per person
A beautiful and peaceful excursion, this is a great way to get to know our beach and the surrounding area. This excursion starts at a small nearby ranch just down the beach. After a short explanation describing how to ride your horse, your guide will lead you along our beach and the neighboring areas. Before returning, you’ll take a break for a small snack, and some extra time to contemplate the beauty of the mighty Pacific. The tour lasts about 1 ½ to 2 hours and you will be picked up right at our beach gate.
$75 per person
This guided cliff hike is moderately strenuous, starting at Punta Lobos – about 40 minutes north toward Todos Santos. There is hiking and scrambling that brings you to breath-taking views of a different kind of coastline, with dramatic rocky outcroppings and crashing surf. Your knowledgeable guide will offer in-depth commentary on the variety of flora and fauna you’ll see, as well as the history of the area from the human perspective. Includes roundtrip transport and a picnic lunch.
Four-person minimum, $70 per person, cash only
Shuttle to Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas or San Jose
This is a private car or van service that we request through the company that handles our airport shuttles. The professional driver will pick you up here, drop you off at a convenient location, and wait for you for up to 5 hours while you explore, shop, have a meal, etc.
Choose from roundtrip transport in either a Suburban (up to 6 passengers) or a van (up to 10 passengers) to Cerritos Beach, Todos Santos, or Cabo for $140/$170 + gratuity. For trips to San Jose, the cost is $175/$195 + gratuity. The more people who go, the cheaper per person. Cash only.
Chef Manolo offers an introductory cooking class that will teach you some tips and techniques for preparing a couple of his favorite recipes with a Mexican twist. Classes are offered late-morning, prior to lunch, and include some discussion and hands-on preparation. Best of all – you get to eat the results!
Two-person minimum, $35 per person
Mariana offers an introduction to the Maori art of fire-dancing with poi. While poi are normally set aflame, we’ll start you out with your own set of (non-flaming) tethered tennis balls to keep you safe. Class will last approximately 45 minutes and you get to keep your tennis balls to continue to
practice at home.
Two person minimum, $20 per person, cash only
Do I need a passport/visa?
US citizens will need a passport to visit Mexico, but no visa is required at this time. Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their Prana retreat.
What airport should I fly into?
Please fly into San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD). Transfers to the yoga retreat center will be arranged from the airport only. Please schedule your flights to arrive no later than 4.45pm on the first retreat day and leave no earlier than 11am on the last.
How far away from the airport is Prana?
Prana del Mar is situated in it’s own private oasis, it will take approximately 55min to get to the resort from the airport.
How do I get to Prana?
This is a full-service yoga retreat! All yogis will be picked up from the airport and transported in a private van to Prana del Mar on the first and last days of the retreat. Anyone arriving on alternate days will pay the shuttle service directly but we’re happy to arrange the transfer for you.
My departing flight leaves at 9:00am, can I be at the airport at 7:00am?
Try not to book departing flights earlier than 11am.
Are some rooms better than others?
All of Prana’s rooms are marble tiled with ocean views and hand crafted furniture. The upstairs rooms have a larger sitting area while the downstairs rooms have a larger bathroom.
Can I bring my own soaps/shampoos if they are labeled eco-friendly?
Prana supplies high end soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Due to their eco-friendly water treatment process, they do ask that you use their products.
How about hair dryers?
Hair dryers can be left at home. Prana’s solar power is better used heating the pool, jacuzzi and sauna!
Does Prana have WiFi?
Absolutely. Prana has a dedicated computer room where you can either set up your own laptop or use their guest computer. The wifi does not reach the guest rooms however, so be prepared to work in the computer room, the library or by the pool.
Do I need to bring my own mat, blocks, straps, etc?
No, Prana has a fully stocked yoga room. You are welcome to bring your own mat and yoga props, but they are not required.
Is there swimming at Prana?
Naturally! Prana has a gorgeous stylized pool at the ready. The beach is beautiful and full of sand for walking, exploring and getting your feet wet. However, there is a very strong current and ocean swimming is not recommended.
Is there surfing at Prana?
Yes. Beginning and intermediate surfers can enjoy a surf/swim excursion into Todos Santos. Boards are available in Todos Santos to rent and lessons are also available.
Can I add fish to my meals and can Prana comply with my dietary restrictions/needs?
Yes and yes. Prana provides a delicious and healthy vegetarian cuisine with fish/seafood a couple times a week. Dietary needs or restriction can be accommodated within Prana’s purview provided that you notify us at least two weeks in advance.
Do I need to book and/or pay for any optional activities before I arrive?
Nope, you can book them before you arrive or while at the yoga retreat center.
Do I need cash at Prana?
Prana does not run tabs for services so you will need some cash. The town of Todos Santos is a 40-minute shuttle ride away if you run out. Don’t worry about converting dollars into pesos before you go, or even once you arrive as US dollars are readily accepted.