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Surya retreat FAQs

How do I get to Fuerteventura?

You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport (FUE airport code, based in Puerto del Rosario).

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 – 45 euros
2 Guests – 22.50 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.

Travel and COVID-19

There is no interruption to our retreat schedule and we have not had cancellations resulting from COVID-19. If you are worried about travel, please consult your airport or local health authority for up to date information and guidelines. Current travel advisories can be seen using this link. Please add  ‘cancel for any reason’ travel insurance as a supplement to your travel insurance plan, in case you are advised not to travel as a precaution or in case you don’t feel comfortable travelling. Please read this article for more helpful info and below,  see what we are doing to protect you during your retreat. We recommend World Nomad options as they don’t exclude COVID-19 from coverage but do your research and speak to an agent to find the plan that is right for you.

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, brunches 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 downtime 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?

Azulfit swimming pool

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 laps in the pool. The ocean is beautiful and warm enough to swim for most of the year. We have sun loungers and offer inclusive pool/ beach towels for your retreat 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 inclusive classes for all 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 teachers 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 fourteen to eighteen guests. Our excellent instructors provide attention and progressions to all levels so you come away equipped to accomplish your goals. They will provide modifications and challenge progressions where needed.

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. It is important for us to know if your allergy is Grade I, II or III before booking so please do reach out to us beforehand so we can ensure we speak with our kitchens in case of a severe allergic reaction.

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 of serious injury, illness, or pregnancy we ask that you consider booking a private class or private class package, where you get private tuition, at your own pace. If you have any serious doubts about attending the retreat, you can contact us and also should seek advice from your doctor.

What kind of yoga and pilates equipment does Azulfit provide?

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

We also have Reformer / Tower Units for Pilates privates.

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 11:00 am 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 the year. Long weekends and long breaks can be accommodated where possible with the arrival as close to our Saturday start as 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 2pm through to 7pm. We can prepare rooms for an early check-in of 12 noon where possible. Guests are welcome to stay in their accommodation until 11am, and we ask that departing guests place their belongings in a secure area so that the rooms may be prepared for new arrivals.

Is there laundry service at the Surya Retreat?

Laundry service
Please contact Carola or Barbara (our lovely cleaners) 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 the number of items.

Do you have internet access?

We try to create a mellow environment away from the stresses of a 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?


  • 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


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


  • European adapter
  • Alarm clock/ phone alarm
  • Phone charger
  • If you are bringing your mobile device or laptop, WIFI is available at Surya 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 and pool towels
  • Hair dryers

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

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More than just a retreat, this is your journey. On the beautiful island of Fuerteventura…

A week of blissful nourishment inside and out
I have just returned from a truly fantastic week of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation. As I type this back in the UK I smile as I have such great memories of this trip. From the daily classes with amazing instructors, Nicola, Frauke and Valentina who helped me improve my practice and opened my mind to new things, (especially Kundalini with Frauke). A highlight has to be the most delicious food presented to us each day…the team at Azul had spoiled us with so much amazing food, I think Azul could have a booming restaurant business (I will happily come volunteer in the kitchen). I felt nourished both physically and mentally. Maybe it was just luck but the group dynamic of the week I was there added to the experience even more, a great group of like minded and fun individuals, we laughed (and occasionally cried/happy tears) a lot. The location itself is very quiet but the cheap and regular bus service made the beaches and busier areas very accessible if that’s what you wanted to do. That said I would definitely hire a car the next time. Thank you to all the team at Azul, I hope to be back for more nourishment soon……
Nicolas, UK