Surya retreat FAQs

How do I get to Fuerteventura?

You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport (FUE). For a wider choice of flights, you can fly to Lanzarote Arrecife airport (ACE) and take the 20-minute ferry crossing to Fuerteventura. The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage.

How do I get to the retreat?

The Azulfit Surya Retreat is located in the village of Villaverde.


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Getting here from Fuerteventura airport

Fuerteventura airport is 35 minutes from the Surya Retreat. We recommend that you allow us to organise a transfer for you. This will ensure that you have no waiting around at the airport and that your driver knows exactly where you are going, allowing you to get to us and settle in as smoothly and stress free as possible.

The cost is as follows:

1 Guest – 40 euros
2 Guests – 20 euros per person
3 Guests or more- 15 euros per person

We always try to arrange shared transfers for guests arriving at similar times to keep your costs down. Coming by public transport is not recommended as you will need to take three buses to get to the Surya Retreat (bus number 3 to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number 6 to Corralejo then the number 8 to Villaverde).

If you are hiring a car, please click here for SURYA RETREAT DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS.

Getting here from Lanzarote Arrecife airport

Lanzarote Arrecife airport is approximately one and a half hours away. From the airport you take the bus (one hour) or a taxi (30 minutes) to the ferry terminal at Playa Blanca. The ferry takes 20 minutes to Corralejo ferry terminal. It is then 15 minutes from the ferry terminal to the Surya Retreat by taxi. The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage.

I am a solo traveller, is this ok?

The majority of our guests travel to us on their own to take a much needed break away from the pace of day-to-day life. You will meet other like-minded people who are with us for a healthy break. At the retreat, brunch and five evening meals are included and the group dines and socialises together. On the remaining evenings guests often choose to enjoy meals together at one of the excellent restaurants a short walk away. You also have the option to stay in and self-cater. During free time, some guests like to spend time exploring the island together, other guests are happy to enjoy the beautiful beaches and down time on their own – whatever your needs are, Azulfit offers a fun and safe environment for solo travellers of all ages.

Is there a pool or Jacuzzi at the retreat?

We offer a beautiful pool at the retreat, to relax in and take a dip to cool down. The pool is not a full length lap pool but you can enjoy doing some laps in the pool. The ocean is beautiful and warm enough to swim most of the year. We have sun loungers and offer deluxe beach towels for hire for 2 euros for the week. We also have a 6 seat deluxe Jacuzzi at Surya retreat.

I have never done Pilates or yoga before, is this ok?

We offer classes for levels from beginner to advanced, so join us if you would like to try Pilates or yoga for the first time. We offer a variety of yoga classes so you can sample and work out the best style for you, and our Pilates instructors work with you to safely help you progress and challenge yourself each week.

How many people do you typically have for a week?

Group size varies from ten to eighteen people. We like to keep group sizes small as possible as this allows individuals to have more attention and be better equipped to accomplish their goals. If the group exceeds sixteen students, or the group has mixed abilities, we will often set up extra classes to allow more individual attention to each student.

Can you accommodate special dietary requirements?

Azulfit can accommodate special dietary requirements, including gluten free, dairy free, and vegan/ vegetarian diets. We are a bustling, love filled retreat kitchen so cannot accommodate all allergies or preferences but we will work with you to the best of our ability. Please indicate allergies on the booking form and we can correspond with you directly about them. Please read our allergen policy for further details.

I have a condition or illness/injury, will I be able to take part in your classes?

Please see information on special conditions here. In all of our classes you are encouraged to go at your own pace and to listen to your body. We try, where possible to take note of any injuries or illnesses you have and offer you suitable modifications and adjustments. In cases or serious injury, illness, or pregnancy we ask that you book a wellbeing class package, offering you private tuition, at your own pace, for your wellbeing. If you have any serious doubts about attending the retreat, you should seek advice from your doctor.

What kind of yoga and pilates equipment does Azulfit provide?

Azulfit supplies yoga mats, yoga blankets, blocks and bricks, magic circles and yoga straps,  as well as any additional equipment needed for the specific session.

Can I book with Azulfit anytime?

Our retreats start each Saturday afternoon, and run for 7 nights, with checkout the following Saturday. Checkout is at 11:00am but we are happy for you to stay on site through the day if you have an evening flight. We try, where possible, to accommodate arrival dates early in our set weeks, as flights to the island can be difficult to find at certain times of year. Long weekends and long breaks can be accommodated where possible. Please contact us with your requirements. We can recommend alternate accommodations nearby to the retreat should you want to arrive early, or depart later than our set dates.

What are check-in and check-out times?

Check-in and check-out times vary to accommodate people’s arrival times. Check-in is generally from 12 noon through to 7pm. Guests are welcome to stay in their accommodation until 11am on busy arrival days, and we ask that departing guests place their belongings in a secure area so that the rooms may be prepared for new arrivals.

Are there laundry services at the Surya Retreat?

Laundry service
Please contact Carola (our lovely cleaner) or a staff member if you need to have some washing done. Clothing delivered on Monday morning will be returned washed and folded on Wednesday and if delivered on Wednesday it will be returned on Friday. The price for this service is 5 – 10 € depending on number of items.

Is there internet access?

We try to create a mellow environment away from the stresses of busy life – however, we do appreciate that some guests would like to access the internet during their stay with us. Wifi is available on site in all common areas, free of charge.

What should I bring with me?

Clothing:

  • Comfortable clothing for Pilates and yoga sessions
  • Summer clothes and swimwear
  • Warm jumper for the evenings and more warm clothes during winter months for breezy evenings
  • walking shoes for optional volcano walks or walking around the village

During winter also bring:

  • Warmer clothing for early mornings and evenings, as these tend to be considerably cooler than during the day
  • Something warm to sleep in
  • Appropriate footwear for our tiled floors, such as slippers or warm socks

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (shampoo, shower gel etc)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Medication

Electronics

  • European adapter
  • Alarm clock/ phone alarm
  • Phone charger
  • If you are bringing your mobile device or laptop, WIFI is available at Surya Retreat and Lotus Retreat, free of charge.

You do not need to bring (these are provided):

  • Yoga mats and equipment for sessions
  • surf courses include wetsuit, transfers and equipment
  • Bath towels or sheets, these are provided.
  • Beach towels can be hired at 2 euros a week to save you packing space
  • Hair dryers

We also have a washing machine for those who wish to pack lighter and avoid luggage expenses. 

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