Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

The Best Budget Wellness Retreats in Europe

In this modern age of unceasing busyness and mounting stress, the art of self-care is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity. Europe, with its diversity of landscapes, rich history, and cultural abundance, presents a unique opportunity for wellness retreats. Here we will explore some of the best budget wellness retreats in Europe, which promise a rejuvenating experience without breaking the bank.

Budget Nature & Meditation Retreat in France: Camino de Santiago

Nature & Walking Retreat in France

Experience the breathtaking beauty of southern France as you walk through vineyards, woods, and sunflower fields. Join the transformative pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, embraced by thousands yearly. Reconnect with nature, yourself, and others. Learn writing and walking meditation to relax in unspoiled France. Logistics handled, focus on the Camino experience.

Prices from £687 for 4-nights.

Budget Yoga & Massage Retreat in Portugal: Cascais

Budget Wellness Retreat in Portugal

Indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation on Portugal’s stunning Estoril Coast! Immerse yourself in the soothing ocean breeze as you receive a restorative massage and practice Hatha Yoga alongside fellow Yogis from around the globe, just a short three-minute stroll from the beach. Delight in our rooftop Yoga studio, where you can unwind with Yoga sessions or take a refreshing dip in the pool while enjoying enchanting views of Sintra’s magical castle kingdom and the sparkling shoreline. This retreat offers a perfect opportunity to escape your daily routine, prioritize self-care, and discover the beauty of Parede, a village cherished by locals and adorned with renowned eateries and bakeries. Experience the ultimate serenity in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art rooms located just above the Yoga studio.

Prices from £567 for 4-nights.

Budget Yoga, Weight Loss and Detox Retreat in Spain: Costa Blanca

Budget Wellness Retreat in Spain

La Crisalida Retreats offers a comprehensive yoga, detox, and weight loss program. Nestled on Spain’s Costa Blanca, near a stunning beach, it includes activities like yoga, guided walks, and exercise classes. Indulge in plant-based meals or fresh juices for a complete mind-body detox. Open year-round, stay any day and as long as desired. Witness immediate and long-term benefits like toxin elimination, weight loss, boosted immunity, restored balance, increased energy, improved skin, disease prevention, and slowed aging. Experience the transformative environment of La Crisalida Retreats, where juicing, plant-based diets, hydration, exercise, sleep, and massages rejuvenate.

Prices from £938 for 7-nights.

Budget Yoga Retreat in Greece: Paleros

Budget Wellness Retreat in Greece

This yoga hostel offers an immersive experience, hosting private retreats for 15 years. Located in Paleros village with breathtaking mountain views and a vibrant harbourfront. Hatha and ashtanga yoga, pranayama, and self-reflection tools for meditation. Enjoy heavenly food, talks, and meditations. Mornings start with pranayama and 1.5-2 hour yoga class. Healthy vegetarian brunch available. Free time from 12:00 to 17:00 to enjoy the sea. Afternoon classes, workshops, fire ceremonies, coaching, healing massage, and open-hearted talks. Evening dinner at Foodpath vegan café-restaurant at 20:30.

Prices from £241 for 4-nights.

Budget Yoga Retreat in Italy: Tuscany

Budget Wellness Retreat in Italy

Indulge in a rejuvenating getaway, tailored to your needs, in a tranquil Tuscan countryside. Experience two yoga sessions, circuit training, hikes, and additional activities. Enjoy three delicious meals at the hotel restaurant, transfers, wine and olive oil tastings, and exclusive merchandise. Explore or simply relax—this retreat offers the freedom to choose. Combining fun, sun, food, health, yoga, and fitness, the program aims to nurture both body and mind. Embrace Vinyasa yoga for all levels, promoting peace and self-awareness. Rediscover self-care, focus, and personal growth in a nurturing environment.

Prices from £576 for 5-nights.

Budget Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Portugal: Aljezur

Surfing & Yoga Retreat in Portugal


Enjoy revitalizing days at Vida Pura, an eco-friendly holiday retreat near Portugal’s southwest coast. Connect with nature through daily outdoor yoga. Relax on the stunning Odeceixe beach. Experience yoga, breakfast, and paddleboarding lessons. Optional activities: biking, paddleboarding, animal interactions, African dance, horse riding, trekking, beach visits, and wine tasting. Rejuvenate with massages. Find tranquility and balance at Vida Pura while embracing an ecological lifestyle.

Prices from £509 for 7-nights.

Best Detox & Meditation Retreat in the United Kingdom: East Sussex

Best Yoga & Detox Retreat in the UK

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Hereford, the Plantation Villa at Ruxton Farm offers a rejuvenating 3-day retreat for those seeking a detox for both the mind and body. The retreat expertly blends traditional meditation techniques with yoga practices, ensuring a holistic approach to wellness.

What sets this retreat apart is its emphasis on individual care and tailored sessions to meet the specific needs and goals of each participant. The serene backdrop of Hereford provides the perfect setting to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with oneself. Local organic meals, comfortable accommodations, and guided sessions under the expert tutelage of seasoned practitioners make this experience both nurturing and transformative.

Prices from £302 for 3-days.

This is our selection of budget wellness retreats in Europe. For those interested in wellness retreats on a slightly higher budget, check out our full retreat portfolio here.