Sandra is the principal Yoga teacher in Aventuras del Sur, she was born in this magic village and with her family they built this home to share with you. One day she started her journey with Yoga and Meditation and now she´s guiding her visitors focusing the mind-body connection. Meet your Mind and join her yin-yoga classes, feel a nice and long strech, on other days a more energetic class depending on the group / situation. The aim for her is to improve your understanding of your mind-body connection and relaxation. Perfect for someone who want to escape the daily stress.
federación Española de Pilates 450 hour Pilates Certification Program (Pilates Instructor)
Iyoga center, (Dharamkok) Introductory I, II, and III (Iyengar Yoga)
Tao Center Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Francisco Trujillo is the horse guide and founder of this project, Aventuras del Sur. He started 35 years ago when building this place in the village where he was born and acquired his first horses. He learned to ride in his childhood and has an authentic own style. He looks like a cowboy sometimes. The horses live free in the natural park where we lives. This means that they are relaxed and calme. Francisco has 17 horses for different levels. He will help you to choose the best one for you. Through his work with many Tourist he´s even capable of showing People how to ride his horses.
Marcel is German, he speaks German, English, basic French and Spanish. He was militar during many years of his life, one day he had enough and leaved everything back, looking for something real in life, nature, and a place to continue his way and recover his soul. He discovered this magic place and become part of the family. Now he guides the hikking tours and the Yoga classes with Sandra. He is also Yoga teacher (hattha style), and is studing and guiding vipassana Meditation, and different technics of Pranayama. He will share with love his knowledge and is always ready to help anyone!
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Mi casa, su casa!"
A completely different holiday experience than we have had before. My daughter and I were not sure what to expect, but the stay succeeded all expectations. It was the most relaxing, yet full on experience starting with yoga and meditation early morning, followed by a lovely breakfast then horse riding with Paco till early afternoon. Back to the finca/farm for lovely lunch by Victoria and time to relax on the beach in the afternoon. The food was always very delicious and homemade, the best you can expect from authentic Andalusian food. I would recommend this type of stay very highly and would love to do it again. It felt very much like home and we made some lovely friendships. We were 5 in total in our group (different nationalities) and I have not laughed this much in a long time! We had the best time. Miss this place already.
from United States, June 2018
Yoga, riding and a swim in the ocean was the perfect combination!
from Switzerland, June 2018
Everything. The people, the food, the accomodation, stunning Tarifa! And of course the horse riding were simply awesome. Thanks to everyone that made the week Great!! I would never forget about the beautiful time togheter. Thank you so much:)
from Finland, June 2018
Location is amazing in the middle of countryside. If you like farm animals and like to experience, how it is to live with a spanish family, this is the place to bee. The privat room was spacious, clean, romantic and the view over the hills to Tarifa and beond over the sea to Morocco was breathtaking. Food is very good local family food - 10 points to Victorias paella! Riding in the forest and beaches is something you can experience only here. There was plenty of time in the afternoon to drive to Tarifa, Bolonia or do some hiking on the mountains close by. Yoga was very calming, opening and relaxing. Sandra is a very good instructor. We did every morning 2 h lesson inc. meditation etc. wich was the perfect way to start the day. Other arrangements for the time of the class would have been an option too. Everything was very relaxed and easygoing in aventuras del sur and you could see that here you trust and have a good faith in people.
from United States, June 2018
"Beautiful place, amazing horses, awesome family"
What can I say, it was exactly what I was looking for. Sandra is just extremely caring for her guests and everbody's needs and Paco is amazing with his horses. Both, Yoga and horseback riding have been quite challenging and despite perfectly trained horses, I would only recommend the tours for experienced riders. Thanks to Vicky's cooking skills, food was very good, varied and authentic, the landscape is simply incredible. The whole surrounding and especially the hosts and how they care for the wellbeing of both, animals and humans, make this place so special.
Marianna Von Zahn
from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, May 2018
I felt very comfortable. Despite language challenges, I felt extremely welcome and the hosts took very good care of me.
from United States, June 2018
"Lugar maravilloso, comida deliciosa, super caballos y yoga"
Me han encantado el lugar maravilloso y mágico, la naturaleza y el entorno de Betis (el perfume del bosque de pinos, las montañas, el canto de los pájaros al levantarse, el silencio de la noche, la vista impresionante hacia el océano y África), la comida casera deliciosa y de buena calidad de Victoria (que, incluso, ha preparado especialmente para mi la comida sin gluten!), las clases de yoga con Sandra (que hizo un excelente trabajo y es muy competente - ella sabe configurar las asanas individualmente a las personas y elegirlas con respecto al horseback riding; el yoga de Sandra - ideal para empezar el día con brío!)
Los caballos de Paco son muy amables, fiables y tienen buena educación. Paco sabe muy bien enseñar el paisaje y lugares mágicos, elegir un caballo apropriado para cada persona y guiar las rutas. Fue hermoso, montar a caballo por el ondulado y salvaje paisaje (cada día una ruta diferente con special highlights como la playita el Cañuelo).
Muchísimas gracias a Paco, Sandra, Victoria, Sacha y también a las super chicas que han compartido conmigo esa experiencia fenomenal!
Espero con entusiasmo volver otra vez!
from Switzerland, June 2018
There was not one small point I would change. I arrived on sunday with no Energie and left on saturday with a laughing heart.
The relaxing yoga was amanzing and it feels like the perfect start in the morning. Pacos Horse are calm and super well trained. He brings us everyday to different hills, mountains and beaches. Even without Saddle to swim😀
Victoria cook traditionel andalusien meals. Super tasty.
If you love to stay with a family on a farm, there is the perfect place.
I except to have musclepain in my legs. But we had such an amazing time every Day and evening, that I had muslepain in my belly, becauce we laughed so much. The groupspirit was unforgetable!
from Great Britain, July 2018
"The best retreat ever"
I really enjoyed the peaceful environment, surrounded by animals in the stunning Andalusian countryside. The retreat is ideal to disconnect, find peace of heart and relax body and mind, since the yoga lessons have a therapeutic approach, adapting to each individual and needs. After a few days, you already feel renewed, cleaned and full of a new energy, approaching your daily life with a new mindset. The hikes and horse riding are a big plus, as we had the privilege to discover remote parts of this breathtaking area just in front of Morocco, not to mention the delicious dishes prepared by Victoria, which ally the flavors, freshness and quality of products from the South with the talent of a master chef.
from Netherlands, May 2018
"A few days in paradise!"
This is a very special place: A tiny village in the mountains surrounded by pure nature, a lovely host family that makes sure you're having everything you need, relaxing and demanding yoga and meditation classes by Sandra (exactly what I needed), amazing Spanish food made with love by Victoria and the best horse rides you have ever experienced guided by Paco. The scenery is breathtaking and the horses are well-trained, although they live almost free. This was a very special experience! I recommend it to anyone who is looking for some calm days with a little bit of adventure.
from France, March 2018
"A magical location to do yoga and self-reflection"
I loved the horseback riding and yoga and of course the location is really special. It is very natural and rustic so people need to be prepared for that clothing wise and with their expectations. However, I thought it enhanced the experience and made me feel closer to the animals, who freely roam the village, and to nature in general. It is a family and volunteers run place which enhanced the home-y cosy feel. Paco was a great tour guide in the horseback riding and super friendly. He took us to many different beautiful spots and made us all feel very comfortable and relaxed. Pia is a very peaceful yoga teacher and helpled me work through things with her “intentions” for each lesson. The volunteers at the farm are super friendly and help translate when needed. The house is very beautiful with an amazing view over fields, down to the beach and then extending out to the ocean (viewing the African mountains in the distance). I took a few walks in the village and the animals roam freely and this adds to the beautiful, natural feel to everything. Anywhere you walked to in the village you had tremendous views. It was close to Tarifa (15 minute drive?) but far enough away to be away from the busy tourist feel. I absolutely loved the location.
from Sweden, February 2018
"A place to find peace and happiness! "
The location is everything you can ask for. The view is amazing and you really can connect with nature, on the horseback, through walks or by drinking a tea in the garden. Everyone is super friendly and makes you feel like a welcomed guest. The meditation varies so different techniques are learnt and the daily yoga class comes with a purpose which you can bring through the day. The horse riding is amazing on calm and very good horses in a beautiful environment. The meals are tasty and nourishing. The instructors are flexible with the times to make your stay as comfortable as possible which is highly appriciated. I’m so happy I went to this yoga and horse riding retreat!
from Netherlands, February 2018
"Couldn't have asked for more!"
Yoga, hiking and horseback riding, what a perfect combination! The location is absolutely stunning. I had a beautiful room with views over the garden, the mountains and Morocco. Belen is pretty remote which is just what you need if you don't want to interrupt your zen yoga mind with sensations from outside. The family was VERY welcoming and did everything to make us feel comfortable. Sandra and Victoria have treated us like gold, getting us enough blankets and heathers (is was a bit cold that week) and cooking us delicious meals. Mealtime was definitely another highlight!
The yoga and meditation were really good, Pia is a great teacher who breaths tranquility. It was a wonderful start of the day and I never minded waking up early for it. We had an introduction on the first day which was very valuable, I also really appreciated how we focused on different breathing techniques. Pia is very knowledgeable and will make sure to keep an eye on your yoga positions and do some gentle corrections if necessary. She and Sandra also took us for a beautiful hike, which made me fall in love with the surroundings even more!
The horseback riding was a great and beautiful adventure. Paco is very relaxed and took us for a gorgeous ride down to the beach of Boloña where all of us galloped (even this not super experienced chicken ;-)). The horses are treated very well and have a lot of freedom, it was impressive to see them come back by themselves from.. - who knows where ;-)
from Great Britain, February 2018
"An experience to lift your soul"
The time table of meditation and morning yoga followed by breakfast gave each day structure. Each session was perfectly planned so we were introduced to different techniques and themes. Our teacher Pia has such a wealth of knowledge and was very generous with her time.The evening sessions were totally different which added to my experience.
There was flexibility with hiking and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to see the wonderful landscape on horseback.
Our evening meal was prepared with much love and passion and was yet another highlight of each day.
My room was very comfortable and had magnificent views.
from Great Britain, July 2018
"I couldn’t have been in a better place"
Lovely people, beautiful environment, great food and the nicest yoga practice. Everyone at Aventuras del Sur has her/his own passion and they are really good at it.
Sandra is a sweet person and a well educated yoga instructor who respects the individual body as well as the progress in yoga of her guests. I have pain in the lower back and her classes helped me with that.
Her mother Victoria cooks the greatest meals and I would definitely take a lesson in cooking if she would offer one. Every dish was total pleasure.
I can’t say much about the horse riding because I booked the yoga and hiking program. But the horses are quite impressing.
The hikes were a whole new experience to me. To see the beauty of nature, the wildlife of Betis Mountains which is like an Andalusian outback was astonishing.
In general I have to say I don’t know how it is still possible to find such an undiscovered place within all this tourist locations. But it excists and I was lucky to be a part of it for a week which passed so fast that I would have been happy to stay another one.
Besides the hacienda program you can do a lot in Tarifa: respectful whalewatching, visit the old town, eat a vegan meal in the city or shopping. My advice: be brave and rent a car you will need it to see other villages and cities like Vejer, Cádiz, Sevilla etc. or even to go to the beach. You could also go by bus to some spots but with a car it might be easier.
However I will definitely return!
from Netherlands, February 2018
"Heaven must look like this!"
If you love horseriding and yoga, this is really the place to go. Everything was just perfect! The surroundings and views are picture perfect. Paco and Victoria have created a wonderful relaxing place in a great environment. Paco is great with the horses and is very gentle, easygoing and enthusiastic guide. Victoria and Sandra do everything in their power to make you feel comfortable and at home. The homecooked meals were a delight every day. Pia/Kristina is a very good and attentive yogateacher. The yoga helps to reduce muscle strain from the horseriding and during the week you will find out you will get on your horse easier and easier. As I said, the perfect combination. I feel really blessed that we could be a part of this family for a week and I will definitely return here soon. Cannot think of a better place to reload my batteries! This is really value for money.
from Germany, January 2018
"Everything perfect and so relaxing "
The family atmosphere, the surrounding, the people, the activities, the food.....