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Casa de la Vida is a holistic-centered urban retreat in the beautiful Tepoztlan, Mexico. It provides a great opportunity to rest and relax during your stay, and enjoy one or more special services and detoxification programs. The focus lies on personal attention and well-being of the guests.
Casa de la Vida functions as a guesthouse as well as a sanctuary for people to rest, relax and regenerate. Nestled close to the Tepoztlán mountains it offers tranquility, peacefulness and simplicity. It is the ideal place to get away from the busyness of everyday life to de-stress, relax and learn about nutritional and lifestyle changes that enable the body to regain vibrant health by restoring its own natural healing powers. It offers three comfortable and cozy guest rooms with double occupancy, a delicious breakfast included and with beautiful views of the Tepoztlan mountains. Each room comes with either a king size bed, matrimonial or two singles. Also included are complimentary bottles of water, fresh flowers and maid service. There are two separate and independent bathrooms situated down the hall. A light and spacious living room opens onto a garden patio. We have a large garden with hammocks and sun lounge chairs for the guests to enjoy.
The detox and rejuvenate weekend is an introduction to the detoxification process which involves a juice fasting program. The guests will consume fruit and vegetable juices, home-grown wheat grass, mineral broth and detoxifying teas all freshly prepared during their stay. They will also learn about the cleansing, nutritive and rejuvenating properties of juices and plants. A natural approach to detoxification and rejuvenation is adopted. Health is the most important asset. Nothing can substitute for optimum health, vitality and energy. Juicing is the ultimate liquid nutritional supplement, guarantee of life, health, vitality, youth and energy. During this weekend, all juices are provided. Only fresh juices of fruits and vegetables are used, along with home-grown wheat grass and aloe vera to help put the juice back into your life. Since this is a juice fasting program, the guests will only consume juices during their stay.
The retreat takes place in the town of Tepoztlán, Mexico.
Since this is a juice detox retreat, fresh vegetable and fruit juices as well as mineral extracts are provided during the stay.
If you are driving from Mexico DF, take the motorway direction Cuernavaca/Tepoztlán. After paying the toll, take the exit for TEPOZTLAN, keeping to your right-hand side, then follow the road and take the 1st turn to your left. Almost immediately, you will see a sign for Mexico DF and Cuautla. Stay on the left side taking the Mexico DF exit to your left, as if you are going back onto the motorway. Do not take the exit to Cuautla or you will end up on the motorway again. Drive across the yellow bridge (an overpass over the motorway). You will see a sign for San Juan Tlacotengo straight ahead of you. Follow it. It may look as if there is no road going down the hill but keep on driving down and the short road becomes a crossroad.
Turn left now driving uphill. This is the road to San Juan Tlacotengo also called 22 de Febrero. Keep going up this road for about 1 kilometer. When you see the marker for 1 kilometer (on your right), the road takes a sharp curve. Very shortly after you pass this curve, you will see on your right, a newly constructed wall. Make sure you do not drive past this wall as then you will miss the entrance to Ocelotzin Road. The beginning of Ocelotzin Road is where the wall ends. You can see Ocelotzin painted on a post in red and yellow paint. Turn right onto it and follow the road up and to the left. There are signs in the form of a yellow sun painted on posts, trees and walls all along the way that will guide you to Casa de la Vida.
The bus ticket from the airport costs USD 170 MXN and taxi fare from the Cuernavaca bus station to Tepoztlán is approximately USD 160-180 MXN. The journey by bus takes around 90 mins and the taxi ride about 30 mins. depending on the time of your arrival and the traffic. We recommend that you tell the taxi driver to take the motorway (autopista) from Cuernavaca to Tepoztlán. There is an extra charge of USD 25 MXN (2 USD) for the motorway which is faster and more comfortable.
You can take a taxi or the metro from the airport to the Taxqueña bus station (Terminal de Autobuses Central del Sur – Taxqueña), where there are direct departures to Tepoztlán with the Pullman de Morelos bus line. This trip costs between USD 110 and USD 120 MXN, and takes approximately 1 hour depending on the time of day.
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