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Beautiful surroundings and the Spanish sun are great starting points to begin work on a healthier lifestyle!

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14 nights Weight Loss & Detox

At La Crisalida Retreat on the Costa Blanca in Spain, weight loss is seen as part of getting back into balance and back into good health overall. By following a healthy diet you can easily reach and maintain your ideal weight. However, sometimes life gets in the way, so, if you feel you need a kick start or a reboot, to get back into those healthy habits and shed a few kilos then this Deep Cleanse & Weight loss retreat can certainly help. La Crisalida provides you with an integrated supportive and nurturing environment to enable you to make a new start towards a healthier lifestyle!

The nutritionist has designed juices and meals that cleanse and rebalance our bodies, whilst maximising the essential nutrients required by our bodies for good health. You have the option to juice or to eat during your stay at La Crisalida. Rather than adopting a starvation diet where you are always feeling hungry, all the food that is served supports your body to cleanse and to help you move towards your ideal weight. The best weight loss results come from those who choose to juice at the start of the retreat. Juices are calorie controlled and keep your body feeling nutritionally satisfied for hours. You are encouraged to juice for a minimum three days; after that, you can choose whether you want to juice or eat for each meal, you decide!

For the best results physical activity is key. We recommend that you take part in as many of the programme activities as you can, particularly rebounding, aqua-aerobic and walking. The retreat also offers a cooking demonstration and a juice demonstration each week to give you tips and ideas to continue the lifestyle change at home, plus a range of educational DVDs and books to support and encourage you to make lasting change.
Fit & Healthy Focus

A group retreat aimed at detox and losing weight. Lots of activities combined with a juice diet, solid food or a combination of the two.

This program includes

  • Transfers both ways, between Alicante airport (or train station) and the retreat *Minimum stay of 3 nights – there is not a discount if you choose not to take the transfer.
  • 14 nights accommodation in choice of accommodation as shown below in the prices
  • Air conditioning / heating in your apartment
  • Use of towels and a pool towel
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon juice and dinner (plant-based vegan food or freshly made vegetable and fruit juices)
  • Unlimited filtered water and herbal teas throughout the day
  • All retreat activities: yoga, meditation, walks, workshops, exercise classes, cookery demonstration and more (click here for an example schedule of weekly activities)
  • Use of the magnesium outdoor swimming pool, heated in cooler months
  • Use of a second outdoor swimming pool, both with sunbeds
  • Wi-fi
  • Use of satellite television, DVDs, books throughout the stay

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  • Flights to and from Alicante
  • (beauty) treatments
  • Personal insurance (travel, cancellation, health, etc)


25 March 2024 31 October 2024 Twin share apartment
€ 2.422,00 p.p. Enquire now
25 March 2024
31 October 2024
Own bedroom in 2-bedroom shared apartment
€ 3.108,00 p.p.
Enquire now
01 November 2024 23 December 2024 Twin share apartment
€ 2.128,00 p.p. Enquire now
01 November 2024
23 December 2024
Own bedroom in 2-bedroom shared apartment
€ 2.716,00 p.p.
Enquire now
24 December 2024 02 January 2025 Twin share apartment
€ 2.422,00 p.p. Enquire now
24 December 2024
02 January 2025
Own bedroom in 2-bedroom shared apartment
€ 3.108,00 p.p.
Enquire now

* Prices are 'as from' and per person. Prices may vary, for an exact price quotation, let us know your desired travel dates and we will send you a proposal! Offers have not been applied to published prices.

  • The price is per person
  • The program can start on every day of the week
  • Healthy vegetarian full board / Detox juices are included.


The Retreat

Experience the La Crisalida programme for health and wellbeing. This lovely holistic retreat centre provides you with a place where you can re-connect, re-balance and re-energise and find the authentic you. The La Crisalida Programme offers an all-inclusive holistic health and wellbeing experience with activities from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm at night.  The specially trained mentors will guide you through a wide range of classes and workshops that help and encourage you to reach the best possible results.

Explore the stunning local natural environment on the daily nature walks. Reconnect your mind, body and spirit through meditation and re-balance your body in the daily yoga classes.  Exercise classes such as rebounding or core-works will help you feel re-energised. Explore your inner workings and find the authentic you in the specially designed life makeover workshops.

Enjoy a wholesome and delicious plant-based food. Juices and unlimited water and herbal teas are designed to keep your nutrition and hydration maintained throughout the retreat activities.

Take time to rest around the two outdoor pools (one is a magnesium pool, heated and open all year round), enjoy a holistic treatment in the dedicated beauty suite, relax in the infra-red sauna or wander down to the nearby beautiful blue flag beach.

You can arrive and depart on any day of the week and the retreat is open all year round, 365 days, so you can create your healthy holiday to suit you. When you book your health and wellbeing retreat with La Crisalida, your accommodation, meals (or juices) and transfers between Alicante and the retreat are all included in the cost.

Guests say that they feel at home from the moment they walk through the door. You will find an environment in which you can connect with others, be creative and be inspired.

La Crisalida means chrysalis – the place a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly. We believe the retreat is a place of personal inner transformation, a place to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with the authentic you.  By the time you leave, you will feel re-connected, re-balanced and re-energised.

What you can expect from the La Crisalida Programme:

  • A place where you can find the time and space to relax and unwind in your own unique way.
  • A varied activity programme of classes (Daily yoga, guided walks, rebounding, Aqua aerobic, exercise classes, meditation, etc) and workshops that gives you the ability to pick and choose the retreat activities that help you to meet your own goals.
  • A supportive environment where you are able to reset your body with a healthy kick-start and enjoy the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded people who value their own health and wellbeing.

The Diet

Enjoy the plant-based (vegan) diet at the retreat and become aware of how your diet impacts on how your body feels. (They are not there to convert you into becoming a vegan!). With this diet you nourish and hydrate your body to reset your digestive system and feel more energised.

The nutritionist has designed a tasty menu that helps to cleanse and re-balance your body whilst delivering maximum nutrition. They use seasonal products where possible, grown or sourced locally, so the menu is typically Mediterranean.  All food is served fresh, prepared and cooked daily on the premises, with care and loving attention from a talented team of chefs.

The menus change four times per year, in line with the seasons.

The food and juices are designed to help you to cleanse, balance and heal, so that you feel re-energised. You can decide yourself if you want to follow the solid food diet, maybe you want to detox based on juices only or you could do a combination of juices and solid food, you decide! If you try juicing (for a few days or longer), you give your digestive system a rest, whilst flooding your body with healthy micronutrients, so your body can naturally start to detox, cleanse and heal. A full juice detox takes around three days at the retreat, but you can extend as long as you feel good about it.

Whatever diet option you choose, you will experience freshly-prepared, nutritionally-rich foods, with minimal processing.

As part of the plant-based diet there are a number of foods that are excluded from the menus. These foods all place extra stress on our body systems, so by cutting them out for one week, or a few days, the body has the opportunity to re-balance itself. The foods that are not served include: bread, dairy (milk, cheese, cream, yoghurt), eggs, caffeine (no coffee or black tea), alcohol, processed foods and refined sugar. They also do not use salt.

They can cater for coeliac and others special diets (gluten-free, nut-free, food intolerances etc) – please let us know at the time of booking if you have special requirements.

The Apartments

The accommodation is spread between two buildings located next to each other. Apartments are available to reserve privately to yourself. If you are a single traveller you can also choose to share a twin-share apartment or one of the two-bedroomed apartments (with your own private bedroom, but shared bathroom).  If you opt to share an apartment we pair you with someone of the same gender and, where possible, someone of a similar age.

Friends or couples travelling together can share an apartment – just let us know. If you are part of a group of three or more, some apartments are suitable for groups. Please contact us to discuss the options available.

Every apartment contains

  • comfy beds (singles or doubles) and black out curtains to help you sleep
  • seating area, with large sofas and armchairs
  • free WiFi
  • television (English, Spanish and German TV and radio channels) and DVD player
  • kitchen area containing fridge, bottled water, tea making facilities
  • en-suite bathroom, for the sole use of the people in that apartment, with shower and bath (one apartment only has a walk-in shower).
  • heating and air-conditioning
  • mosquito nets at the windows
  • hair drier
  • iron with ironing board, clothes drier
  • bath towels and pool towel 

The Facilities

Whether you are coming to lose weight, detox your body, practice yoga or make changes to your life, your time away at La Crisalida Retreat is designed to recharge your batteries. You can enjoy all of the many facilities during your stay at the retreat.

So, come watch the sunrise or sunset from the outdoor yoga terrace. Read your book under the blue sky next to one of the 2 pools (1 of them is a heated magnesium pool), snooze in the hammock, get inspired in one of the workshops or snuggle up in your cosy apartment with a DVD. Whether you visit alone or with friends, you will always find space for yourself in the tranquil surroundings.

Many of the activities often take place on the wonderful rooftop yoga terrace where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and sea. It’s a beautiful and calming space to practice yoga and mindfulness and allows you to reconnect with nature around you.

Occasionally, when the weather is cooler, wet, or too warm outside, activities are moved to the lovely indoor activity studio. The studio is fully equipped with air conditioning and fans to keep you cool in the summer, and heating to keep you comfortable during the cooler winter months. 

There is a supply of rebounders, hand weights, yoga mats, blocks and straps for your use during your retreat, plus blankets to keep you nice and snug during your savasana. You will be given your own set of yoga equipment, for your personal use during your stay.

There is also an infrared sauna, which is an excellent way to support the body’s detox process and can help to ease any aches or pains you might have by helping you to relax. It also gives you some time to yourself, to quieten your mind. 

At the dedicated beauty suite you can indulge in one of a wide range of treatments delivered by one of the well-trained therapists. There are many treatments that you can enjoy, for example chakra balance or Reiki, or you might like to try a relaxing or deep massage. They use natural organic massage oils and facial products to pamper your body and indulge the senses. 

There are three communal outdoor dining areas in the retreat grounds for you to enjoy your meals and connect with other guests. Each apartment also has a small outdoor table for personal use, if you just feel like being alone, that is fine also! 

There is a large indoor communal area close to reception, where you’ll find a spacious indoor dining area, sofa and TV with DVD. They also have a growing collection of light-hearted and inspirational movies to watch in your room snuggled up beneath a blanket. And there is a book exchange. You will also be able to find and replenish yourself here with herbal teas, mineral water (hot and cold) and fresh fruit. They also offer fresh lemon and ginger to help give you a boost during your detox. 

A Typical Day

Below is an example of the type of day you might expect at La Crisalida health and wellbeing Retreats. There is no pressure – all activities are optional – you can pick and choose which classes you wish to participate in and give yourself plenty of time to relax.

Some days they swap the classes, so sometimes the walk will be at 8am and other days it is at 10.30am. The same applies to morning yoga classes. That way, you can have a sleep in and not miss your chosen health and wellbeing retreat activities!

08.00h - Guided walk (90 minutes)

09.30h - Breakfast

10.30h - Yoga (90 minutes)

12.15h - Rebounding, Aqua aerobics (summer only), Exercise class (30 minutes)

12.45h - Meditation (quiet)

13.30h - Lunch (juice or plant-based food)

Siesta time

15.00h - Afternoon activity: Juice demo or Cooking Demonstration (60 minutes), workshop

16.00h - Afternoon juice

16.30h - Class: yoga , exercise, workshop (90 minutes)

18.30h - Dinner

19.30h - Guided Visualisation, Yoga Nidra or Life Makeover Workshop. Summer months: Evening walk


  • Retreat
  • 15 rooms
  • yes
  • Infrared sauna + treatments
  • Alicante
  • yes
  • open year round
  • residential area
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Group activities
  • no
  • 13.00h for lunch, room available from 14.00h


The retreat is located on 65 km and 45 minutes driving from Alicante airport.

Read what our clients have to say...

I had a nice holiday, I tried out juicing. They organised very fun activities. The food was very tasty and the staff super friendly. The sun was there, and I had a beautiful room that overlooked the swimming pool.
Caroline, Belgium - 23 May 2024
It was amazing. It has done me enormously well. So easy to get in touch with other people. Everything was super well organized. There were delays on both the outward and return journeys, but of course there was nothing you or La Crisalida could do about that. I was received very warmly and because it was already late, they even had some food for me. Everything was well explained and the apartment was also clean. Wonderful with a bath. Took a few yoga classes, but it was too difficult for me. But they also have workshops. Very diverse. It's wonderful that nothing is obligatory and you can do your own thing. I had never eaten vegetarian for so long, but it was doable. Much variation. The juices were great, I will continue at home. I would recommend everyone to arrange this holiday through you. The weather was also nice and the area was wonderfully quiet. Shops and beach nearby, what more could one wish for. So thank you very much for everything.
Lily, Netherlands - 20 March 2024
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We love this

  • You can arrive any day you like and stay as many nights as you want
  • It is a group retreat, so only like-minded people here
  • The location is great, close to the beach, but also easy access to beautiful nature
  • It is well taught program, including lots of activities

This not so much...

  • The apartments are a bit old with old fashioned furniture

Our tips

  • Take a walk down to the local stunning blue flag beach (10 minute walk) and experience the uplifting sound and energy of the Mediterranean sea.
  • Experience the delights of nearby Altea, one of the highlights of the Costa Blanca, as you explore the cobbled streets and old town.
  • Book a deep tissue massage with the resident masseur in the dedicated beauty suite, perfect for relaxing and releasing any muscle tightness or tension, follow this with a swim in the outdoor magnesium pool (heated in winter)
  • One of the highlights of the week is the morning walk along the coastal path to the nearby lighthouse in the Sierra Helada National Park - some months of the year you can see the sun rising over the sea.

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