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La Crisalida Retreats

La Crisalida is a hotel and retreat center in Costa Blanca coast, Spain. It offers various programs such as yoga, detox, rejuvenation and weight loss retreat.

Instructors 2

John Brant

At the retreats, he shares generously the best of what he has learned regarding nutrition, mindset and exercise and put into practice with his personally designed retreat programs. He inspires and challenges guests to take personal responsibility for their health and well-being.

Lisa Brant

Lisa, a nutritionist with more than twenty years of experience, inculcates her knowledge and expertise with mindfulness into specifically designed retreat programs. She challenges guests to be more self-aware of their health.

Reviews 86

Jessica Mann

from Switzerland, January 2018

"A place to come back to"

Food was amazingly tasty and varied! Very good yoga instructors who are able to adapt to different levels.

And a special thanks to Nicola, mothering all of us with a smile!

Laure Alexandre

from Belgium, January 2018

Perfect place (and programe) to stop, think and reset yourself for the year ahead. All the staff is very friendly and helpfull, and they manage to create a great atmosphere.

Myrah Fabun

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Already planning my return"

The level & no. of of activities each day, the friendliness & knowledge of the owners and mentors. Great Nutritional advice, the food and juices, the layout of the dining area reception / lounge. The local area. Easy & comfortable transfers. The cleanliness. My fellow retreaters. The whole ambiance was friendly & relaxing. I went off-season (Nov), so was very affordable too.


from Albania, September 2017

"Great experience"

The food at the retreat is amazing. You can choose to juice or eat at each meal - the food looks so good that you might feel like you're missing out if you choose to juice, but the juices are delicious and filling as well plus you can add extras such as avocado and psyllium. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and has everything you need. The sunsets are beautiful and the beach nearby at Alfaz del Pi is stunning.

Paula Cartwright

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Great stay "

I liked the good choice, eating together every meal and the choice in activity and the fact you can dip in and out of activities and take time out for yourself, so not strict, it's up to you what you do !

The staff and clients were so friendly.

Tricia Thompson

from Canada, April 2017

"All that I needed and more."

I booked a private room. My accommodation was clean and more than I needed. The bed was comfy. There was a full kitchen but the stove isn't needed when all the meals are prepared for you? I love that there was a kettle and selection of teas available. (Also available in main dining area with fresh lemon and ginger each day.) The food and the juices were amazing!! The menu changes daily and is prepared fresh, healthy and flavourful! The yoga classes are great, most suited for beginners. The rebound class was so much fun. YY was wonderful with her workshops, the Vision Board was inspiring.

You must book a massage, any massage, with Cristina. She is amazing and her massages are heavenly.

All the staff are friendly and helpful. I enjoyed speaking with Lisa the owner, and Balbir.

The best thing about this retreat aside from the tasty food, is the flexibility to arrive when you want, and participate in as much or little as you want, with no pressure.

I loved the walk to the lighthouse with the stunning views of the playa and the incredibly blue sea. The beach is easy to walk to on your own and there is a lovely local market on Sundays less than 5 mins from the retreat. By the way, the shuttle service was very efficient.

What else can I say? I left feeling refreshed, refocused, and reminded I need to do this more often. I hope to return to La Crisalida one day soon.


from Great Britain, February 2018

"Amazing restorative short break"

The location was lovely with stunning walks a short distance away, accommodation very comfortable and well appointed and clean, food was amazing , yoga was fantastic plus the life workshops were deeply helpful and effective and the team were all round fantastic. I will be returning!


from Germany, February 2018

The morning hikes were great and the food was awesome. The whole atmosphere was totally relaxing and peaceful. All in all a wonderful retreat!


from Netherlands, February 2018

Nice combination of yoga, beautiful walks, meditation and life workshops.

The staff is very flexible is you want to juice or eat, you can change anytime you want.

Natasha Whalley

from Netherlands, January 2018

"Ticked all my boxes"

The morning walks were fantastic - definitely a highlight for me!

I liked that the retreat enables guests to arrive and depart on any day they like - that was extremely convenient for me.

It was also extremely convenient that La Crisalida organised my airport transfers.

Jane Widdison

from Great Britain, January 2018


Fresh air , sun , sea &!mountains views , walking & yoga.


from United States, January 2018

"Excellent dietary reset"

A great way to spend 5 days to establish a new, healthy eating regimen and lose the sugar/alcohol weight put on during the holidays. The staff is wonderful - very warm and caring and helpful.

Samantha Hadfield

from Great Britain, December 2017

"A perfect self-case retreat"

La Crisalida Retreats is the ideal place to go if you a feeling a bit burnt out, in need of a bit of self-care or would just like to relax. The location is close to the beautiful town of Altea, and a stunning natural park, and the beach of course! The shared apartment was perfect, a lovely living room to relax although I was mostly in classes! It was a little too cold to swim but the two swimming pools looked great.

Marie Hennessey

from Republic of Italy, November 2017

"Exceptional food and yoga"

The food and juices were delicious. Each meal had several offerings with great flavour. The kitchen crew were always helpful. Yoga classes were very good and the instructors were very aware of individual needs.

Jude Evans

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Wonderful experience "

The teaching was excellent, the staff incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and inspiring. La Crisalida is beautiful and the food delicious. The rooms aren’t luxurious but they’re very clean and comfortable in every way. The massage was possibly the best I’d ever had and my time in La Crisalida was everything I could have wanted. The guided walks every day were a lovely bonus to the multiple yoga classes and the days flew by. A welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and the other guests were also very lovely and friendly, so it made for a very special stay. Thank you!

Leisha Connolly

from Great Britain, November 2017

"10 day retreat"

The food, the mentors/instructors, the chefs and staff overall.

Sarah Timlin

from Great Britain, October 2017

everyone was very open and friendly

Geraldine Clarkson

from Great Britain, September 2017

"brilliant experience "

The chilled out atmosphere

Profesional approach of staff

And congenial company

Mary Redman

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Yoga sessions & Massage with Cristina"

I attended Ana and Veronika's classes and they were very good.

The massage with Cristina was excellent. I also had a session with Subinha which was also very good.

Marlene Facile

from Belgium, September 2017

excellent food and instuctors and everybody where very friendly.


from Great Britain, September 2017

Very peaceful setting and easy access to the town and beach. All the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much effort. Eating together with other guests was a lovely experience and enabled us to share our stories. The food was exceptional - we always looked forward to the delights which were being prepared for us. The mixed variety of yoga was great and all the instructors were lovely especially Ana and Emma. Both myself and my daughter felt rebalanced after our stay and have provided us with new and renewed vigour to maintain a healthy balance in our life.

Margaret Mcguinness

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Learning yoga in a relaxed friendly setting "

Full timetable - lots of choice

Friendly, caring environment

Good, healthy food.

Serena King

from Great Britain, August 2017

I loved the food, early morning mediation, the swimming pools, the healthy snacks, the full timetable options and the comfy beds.

Virginie Ermoy

from Zambia, August 2017

"Commentaire déjà envoyé + demande de remboursement partiel "

Susan Gregory

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Perfect retreat - do as much or as little as you want"

The food was fabulous - lots of effort to make it interesting each mealtime with variety of colours, textures and flavours. The programme was great - do as much or as little as you like but I loved the yoga, walks and workshops. Great setting and lovely energy

Gunilla Chartres

from Sweden, August 2017

Lovley hotel and staff, very clean and a beautiful area. Well set up and very good kitchen


from Great Britain, July 2017

"A wonderful Retreat"

Everything was wonderful

Alexandra Stobbart

from Great Britain, July 2017

"June weekend stay - so relaxing!!"

How relaxing it was and how lovely the team were.


from Ireland, June 2017

"De Stress with a fantastic tean"

The variety of activities, the staff working there, the food, the other guests, the accommodation, the airport transfers.

Momoko Yamagiwa

from United States, May 2017

"Unforgettable experience "


Meals, programs, yoga, pool, the beach, the walk, the weather, the accommodation, and most importantly, People.

It was such an amazing experience and I feel inspired. Thank you.

Claire Harris

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Very enjoyable retreat"

I liked the choice of activities on offer each day and the variety. The fact that you could opt in and opt out of things.

Victoria Salomonsen

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Yoga retreat"

The food , the workshops and cooking demo. Choice of walks different types of yoga. We thought we had only paid for one yoga session a day so were v pleasantly surprised when found we could do as many activities as we liked.

Árný Elíasdóttir

from Iceland, May 2017

"Wonderful, friendly and professional."

Everything, the food, the jogaclasses, walking tours and the relaxed atmosphere and very service minded staff.

Mandana Ghotbuddin

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Yoga and meditation "

Food and location

Jacqueline Terry

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Fantastic retreat "

Yoga , juicing , staff are excellent

Stephanie Bartlett

from Great Britain, April 2017

"great place"

the retreat was a great location, the building was perfect, the food sensational and the yoga classes were really enjoyable

Kate Bidwell

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Cocooned at la Crisalida"

Excellent food, Accomodation and superb yoga

Danielle Neubauer

from Germany, April 2017

"A home away from home in a little slice of paradise."

Everything at La Crisalida is designed in a way that makes you feel welcomed, nurtured, and at peace. I have never before eaten vegan meals and was so surprised at how delicious and creative the dishes were. The staff are so knowledgable and genuinely care about your well-being. The surrounding area is also gorgeous. Parque Natural de la Serra Gelada is located 10 mins from the retreat, making daily walks to the lighthouse to the watch the sunrise a perfect starting to the day!

Sarah Pollicott

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Great retreat in Alicante"

Great timetable of exercises with something to suit all abilities and interests. The food was great and very yummy. The accommodation was good and nice to have a small kitchen and sitting area plus two double rooms. Really enjoyed the daily walks. All the fellow residents were ultra nice and everyone was easy to talk too and get along with! The yoga teachers were excellent.

Karen Seale

from Great Britain, March 2017

"First time"

People, tutors all very nice, accommodation as expected, food quite poor, no taste, no texture, bland & uninspiring.

Saskia Overweel

from Netherlands, May 2017

"Heerlijke yoga retraite op mooie locatie met fijne mensen"

Alles goed geregeld en een tof dagprogramma elke dag weer. Eten was zalig. Plaatsje Albir is gezellig en heeft een prachtig strand en idem omgeving. Fijne is dat iedereen komt en gaat zoals men wil. Zo deel je ook zelf je dag en in doet mee met de lessen welke je wilt en verder kan je je eigen gang gaan. Heerlijk. De dynamiek is daardoor erg prettig en de groep verandert ook steeds.

Testimonials 1

Lisa UK

La Crisalida Retreats

I had a quiet relaxing time at the retreat and I enjoyed both the quality and variety of food and all the juice options. The accommodation was clean and spacious and the added extras of daily cleaning, tea bags, television in English, water and the hair dryer were excellent and not found on most of the the retreats I have attended. I came for the yoga and I found this disappointing. The classes whilst labelled as were not different or regarded where as intermediate were not of this level. I found them more like beginner workshops with most time spent listening to the teachers stopping our practice to observe rather than actually in practice. The range of Asanas were limiting. I enjoyed the yin class as the whole hour was practice the teacher kind and informative. I would recommend the retreat to people not having tried yoga or at the beginning of their practice journey rather than as a more experienced practitioner. I think the evening meditative practices were lovely and I think this should be available particularly yoga nidra every evening as is normal in to retreats with limiting evening events. The walks were good. I trust you find this a helpful review. Thank you for looking after me.

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