I am a personal trainer and fitness/wellness coach working internationally. About a year ago I decided to create a series of fitness and yoga retreats, where the location and setting would be 90% of the success and this is when I came across Casa Big Sur after about 4 months of searching and interviewing different locations. Beautifully set on the hill of rain forest with breath-taking views (I am not exaggerating) of the Pacific Ocean this place could not be a better fit even if I tried.
I just got back from my first retreat with 8 guests and everybody absolutely loved this place. The villa is stunning just like the natural setting, with Ben Morris (villa's owner) being a gracious and extremely accommodating host, always checking on us making sure that everything was going well. Doing yoga and fitness training out of the open space villa's gym was quite an experience (best to do first thing in the morning or after 5pm) and guests couldn't get enough. Local beaches were fun as well, but personally, I was happy to stay at the villa and chill out by its massive infinity pool when I had a free moment.
I would definitely suggest venturing out a little to the Nauyaca Waterfalls, waterfalls repelling and whale watching... there are a ton of other things you can try, just check the activities book at the villa. Ben will be able to assist with bookings if there is a need.
The pictures don't do justice to this place, which is why I am so excited about having signed an agreement for 3 more retreat dates this year before it got all booked up. Take my word for it, the villa is worth every penny and is a steal for what it has to offer!
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