The Yoga retreat centre ¨Hacienda Tenerife¨ is a truly magical place, located in the permanently sunny South coast of Tenerife far from mass tourism and crowed beaches. From the moment you step through the big entrance gates, it feels like you have entered into paradise! The centre offers an oasis of peace with tasteful houses, handmade constructed with natural materials (stone, wood, ceramics…) and incorporating antique elements, bougainvillea, date palms, aloe vera, turtles, waterfalls, a naturally filtered chlorine free swimming pool, organic vegetable garden and some beautiful oriental art and decor.
It is a place of peace and sanctuary. Forty-four years ago, the whole area was known for its arid, hostile, rocky and vegetation less surroundings but the energy and wildness of the location captured the imagination of its founder, architect Denis Devaris, artist and therapist. He felt driven to create a shelter for like-minded people, where they could work and develop their ideas through workshops, seminars and activities. Now it is an ecological centre which has spaces for individual retreats or group activities, just 20 minutes’ walk from the coast.
Based on Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophical Philosophy and open to any likeminded movement, this Centre welcomes any visitor or group looking for peace, quiet and good weather. The environment itself is designed to therapeutically revitalize the exhausted and relax those that are stressed.
Beautiful and well-kept gardens, plenty of patios, lawns and corners where you can sit, relax, meditate, read a book or whatever you feel like doing.
The centre has 12 smaller and bigger houses. Some houses accommodate 2 people, others up to 8 people, some houses have a small kitchen others don´t. It is a very nice mix of different types of accommodation, but all designed with an eye for detail and only natural materials have been used. Denis, the owner has put his heart and soul into this project, which you can feel in every corner of the centre.
Guests who decide to book a Yoga holiday at Hacienda Tenerife have the opportunity to participate in the regular activities of the centre. There are 2 to 4 activities a day, like yoga, Taichi, Art therapy & mandalas, Fitpilates and Qi Gong. In addition the centre organises monthly workshops and talks with a specific spiritual theme in which guests can also choose to participate. There are also many holistic therapies and an homeopathic doctor available.
There is no restaurant at the retreat, but the kitchen is open 24 hours and can be used by all guests. Some houses have their own small kitchen. Catering can be organised for groups from a minimum of 8 people. There is the option of breakfast only, half board or full board, all with vegetarian/vegan food, whenever possible ecological and partly using products from their own organic, biodynamic vegetable garden.
It is important to also mention that on the premises there is also a small Walldorf pre-school located (30 children from 3 to 6 years old), which gives an added dimension to the venue. The school is open from 9:00 to 15:00 hrs only and after the many years that is has been established it has proven to bring an added value to the centre as it contributes to the unique dynamics.
The retreat centre does not have a commercial purpose, all profits gained go directly back into the project and are used in the upkeep of the centre.
- Hotel type
- Single friendly
- Spa facilities
- No Spa facilities
- Nearest airport
- Tenerife South (Reina Sofia airport)
- Location type
- Near the coast