The VIVIR by V… experience provides total relaxation and tranquillity for guests from the moment they arrive. As you step into the beautifully restored 17th century manor house, you’ll be greeted and guided to your private room. Surrounded in a serene and soothing atmosphere, your wellness journey begins.
Hotel V… is located in the historic town of Vejer de la Frontera, in the Spanish province of Cadiz. Open since February 2008, this charming boutique property is owned and designed by Jean van Gysel, a Belgian born hotelier. Mr. van Gysel wanted to create a hotel with timeless allure and understated sophistication that would maintain the historic authenticity of Vejer’s rich history.
Every aspect of the restoration and decoration of Hotel V... has been overseen by the owner himself. His sophisticated sense of style is evident as soon as you step through the dramatic ebony and glass front doors to enter the remarkable 16th century courtyard with its majestic stone columns. Interiors throughout V… have polished concrete floors, Venetian stucco walls and are filled with unique antiques collected from around the globe that have been carefully chosen to bring warmth and individual character to each room.
Each of the 18 rooms is decorated with calming neutral colours and offer a relaxing and peaceful ambiance with extra-large beds and antique Portuguese furniture. The hotel offers a choice of Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms and one Exclusive room with a private terrace; each room is totally unique and all offer an environment of pure relaxation and comfort.
The rooftop terrace with its panoramic 360-degree view is the ultimate spot to wind down with a glass of chilled Cava or to soak in the Jacuzzi as the sun sets magnificently over the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether you feel overworked, overweight, or just need some time to unplug and focus on your well-being, at VIVIRby V …, the goal is to guide and motivate you towards regaining control of your health.
Refresh your mind, body and soul by following the 3, 4 or 7-day wellness retreat. All retreat packages include accommodations, meals, and activities. These programs will make you feel rejuvenated by focusing on your overall health while the staff pampers you during your stay. Each of the three wellness programs are designed to improve your overall health through a series of guided fitness activities, meditation and nutritious meals prepared by the chef.
The professional well-being guides will teach you new workout techniques to start you on a long term fitness plan. They will be offering encouragement and guidance to help you reach your health goals. You’ll learn how to increase stamina and also regain control of your physical health. You’ll feel refreshed, renewed and relaxed. Each of the VIVIR by V… sessions is designed to motivate you and encourage positive change.
VIVIR by V… fitness programs includes a variety of activities to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Scheduled daily actives include yoga, meditation, body toning, hiking excursions and massages.
Hiking: The VIVIR wellness program offers daily guided hiking excursions through the magnificent and varied Andalusian countryside. What better way to recharge your physical and mental health than by connecting with nature? Balance your heart, soul and spirit while experiencing views of Africa and Cape Trafalgar, breathing in the aromas of pine forests or listening to the sounds of waves breaking on the Andalusian cliffs.
Body toning: The key to a balanced wellness lifestyle is to add stretching and muscle contouring alongside cardio & aerobic exercise. Daily afternoon stretching and muscle toning sessions work in perfect harmony with the cardio benefits from morning hikes. Toning your body doesn’t just improve your overall appearance but can help your posture, improve your strength and energy, giving you more confidence and by bolstering your body's immune system can even help fight off viruses.
Yoga: Guests will be guided through morning and afternoon Slow Flow Yoga or Vinyasa yoga/meditation sessions by an expert yoga instructor whose knowledge, experience and techniques will help guests focus on their energy centers, helping them feel more balanced physically, energetically and emotionally.
Massages: VIVIR offers daily massages so guests can absorb the peaceful energy of this special place and feel rested, rejuvenated and centered.
Clean eating is an important part of your health and wellness journey at VIVIR by V… It can positively impact overall health and well-being by providing the nutrients needed for energy and to feel good.
A culinary experience awaits guests. The Chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner using locally harvested fresh ingredients. Enjoy wholesome, well balanced meals freshly prepared.
VIVIR promises to serve only the freshest produce, free of pesticides and other chemicals. The fresh vegetables are grown at the “Viviendo en el Campo” garden which is a local project of ecological and certified organic agriculture. The culinary approach is to use only organic garden fresh, high-quality ingredients, infusing them with natural flavours. All fruits and vegetables are sourced from small local organic producers. All fish are raised and harvested from a local salt water estuary under a world acclaimed sustainable and organic fishing program.
At the conclusion of the daily hiking tours, guests will be met by VIVIR team members at a designated location with an elegant picnic spread consisting of a healthy and delicious organic luncheon. The lunch is casual and elegantly rustic, surrounded by nature and the beauty of Andalusia.
6:00 Soothing wake-up to the sounds of nature.
6:45 – 7:00 Morning yoga stretch and light meditation on the rooftop terrace
7:00 Breakfast in the 17th century courtyard patio
8:00 – 12:30 Hiking tours through Andalusian countryside & the Atlantic coastline (varies daily)
14:00 Return to VIVIR retreat centre and freshen up
15:30 – 16:15 Low impact strength conditioning and body toning
16:30 – 17:15 Restorative yoga and meditation
17:30 – 18:15 Soothing massages
18:30 – 20:30 Free time. Take a stroll, read a book, or just relax with a freshly made virgin cocktail, the choice is yours!
20:30 – 22:00 Organic gourmet vegetarian or pescatarian dinner in the VIVIR retreat centre communal dining area
22:30 Buenas noches!
VIVIR by V... is located in the historical center of Vejer de la Frontera, 45 minutes driving from Gibraltar or Jerez de la Frontera airports, 1,5 hour from Sevilla airport and 2,5 hours from Malaga airport.