Activ8Spain Retreats

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Guests on an Activ8Spain retreat come to La Zarza, near Pinoso (El Piños), a small town in the Murcia region of Spain, renowned for the production of fine wines, olives, rock salt and marble. The holiday is designed to maximise your time in order that you have all the benefits of our programming and expertise during the earlier, cooler part of the day, whilst leaving you free to enjoy the sun, sea and Spanish siesta in the afternoon and evening. The retreat is available all year round, so if you enjoy moderate temperatures, April through to June and September to October are months when you can expect pleasantly warm weather. On the other hand, real heat-lovers might like to come in the peak summer months of July or August.


Your time at the retreat is designed to be a learning process in many ways: you will relax your body and mind with meditation, tai chi, yoga and stretching classes; you will be nourished by healthy, home-cooked food, and learn about the importance of good nutrition. The retreat aims to leave you feeling refreshed, confident and energized, and can be customised to meet your own personal needs, be that confidence building, de-stressing, weight management or something else. All this takes place on Eagle Mountain, with stunning views of the surrounding area. We are located at a height of 900m, and the cool mountain air is most welcome on a hot summer's day!

After being invigorated from your morning’s activities, we recommend that in keeping with good, honest, Spanish tradition, you sample the wonderful local food and then perhaps have a little after-lunch siesta! The afternoons will be yours to fill with as much or as little as you like: explore the local villages, take a wine tour of the local bogedas, learn some basic Spanish, go on a nature walk in the valleys or mountains, or perhaps simply relax by the pool - whatever takes your fancy - before going out in the evening to experience friendly authentic Spanish life in one of the beautiful nearby towns such as Pinoso.


In your free time you can book various wonderful treatments given by our team, including Reiki, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, aromatherapy massage, crystal therapy, personal training in self-defence, martial arts, weights, core work and more. For further details on treatments available click here. 


There are a number of places that you can stay; the nearest location to the training centre is The Olive Tree Guest House, where Jenny the owner is reknowned for her warm and friendly welcome. The guest house is very clean and the food is traditional and delicious. Alternatively, The Grapevine Manor is a short drive away, so suitable if you are planning to hire a car to explore the area during your stay.


Our team are always on hand to help you with local knowledge, queries or advice, and you will be provided with a welcome pack full of useful information about the local area, restaurants and activities.

Example retreat day:

8-9am Tai Chi or Yoga: the perfect way to start you day

9.15-10.15am Meditation: relax and calm your body and mind

10.30am-12pm Workshop of your choice. Examples include: confidence building; coping with stress; weight management; coping with bullying at work/college/school.

(Refuelling and rehydrating breaks throughout the morning with the provision of regular healthy snacks and drinks)

12pm Time for lunch... que aproveche, bon appétit, enjoy your meal!

The afternoon is yours to spend at your own leisure and pace.

Please note, itinerary can be tailor-made to you / your family’s requirements.

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Stunning views at the beautiful Sierra de la Pila National Park, close to our retreat centre, where there are many scenic walks to be explored, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

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