How to get to Fuerteventura?
You can book a flight to the Fuerteventura airport (FUE) just south of the capital Puerto del Rosario. You will find many direct flights from all major European airports. For a wider range of choice you can check flight combinations via Madrid (MAD), Gran Canaria (LPA) and Lanzarote (ACE). From Madrid and Gran Canaria you would choose a connecting flight and from Lanzarote you can come over with a 30 minute ferry ride. Please note that the last ferry leaves at 19h in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. You would want to book a flight arriving not later than 16h to the Lanzarote airport. Ferry companies are Fred Olsen and Naviera Armas.
How to get to the Yogafriends retreat
Casa Yogafriends is located in the northern part of Fuerteventura, in the village of Lajares.
How to get here from the Fuerteventura (FUE) airport
Casa Yogafriends lies about a 35 minutes drive from the Fuerteventura airport.
Option Rental Car
For more independency we highly recommend to take a rental car, which is very cheap on Fuerteventura (about 120,-€/week). You will find rental car agencies directly on the airport: Cicar, Hertz, Sixt, Payless, etc. Make sure to make your reservation on time via internet as you will get better prices than on the airport and in high season, cars might be booked out.
Option Private Transfer Service
The other option which garantees a smooth begin of your retreat vacation experience is for you to allow us to arrange a transfer for you. The driver will be awaiting you in the airport and knowing his way arround will drive you swiftly to the retreat center.
We will always try to have you share a transfer with another arriving guest, if possible to keep your costs down. The transfer charges are:
1 single transfer - 40€/guest
2 double transfer - 20€/guest
3 triple shared transfer - 15€/guest
How to get here from the Lanzarote (ACE) airport
The Lanzarote airport in the capital Arrecife is approximately a one and a half hours trip away from Lajares. You have the choice to take a public bus (1h) or a taxi (30 minutes) to the ferry terminal at Playa Blanca. The ferry takes 35 minutes to the Corralejo ferry terminal. Please calculate a 15 minutes taxi ride from the ferry terminal to the Casa Yogafriends Retreat. Taxis are waiting outside the ferry terminal. The last ferry crossing to Corralejo harbour, Fuerteventura from Playa Blanca harbour, Lanzarote is at 19h so please make sure your flight arrives before 16h to Lanzarote.
Do I have to bring my Yoga mat or does Yogafriends you provide Yoga equipment?
Of course Yogafriends provides you with high quality Yoga equipment during your retreat stay. In our Yogafriends Yoga studio you will find Manduka Pro mats, Manduka blocks and Manduka rectangular bolsters. Furthermore Bodhi meditation cushions and Iyengar style yoga blankets and Manduka yoga straps, rollers and extersoft balls.
Is the Yogafriends retreat apt for Solo Travelers?
Definitely yes! The mayority of our guests are travelling and taking a time out on their own. You will be in good company of like-minded Yoga friends. To which degree you want to socialize during morning tea, brunch and dinners is up to you. On the last evening the group usually goes out together for a well deserved dinner in one of the excellent local restaurants to celebrate the great time they had together. We have seen many long lasting friendships develop during the Yogafriends retreats.
How many guests participate in the retreats?
You will share your retreat experience with 5-7 more guests. At Yogafriends we believe that the high quality of Yoga instruction we strive for, is only possible in a safe, individual environment with small group sizes, where our teachers know your name and your individual capacities and characteristics in the practice.
I do not have much Yoga experience. Can I come anyways?
Yes, please. Our classes are multi-level classes and we keep Yogis with different experience backgrounds "working" at their own pace. Since the Yogafriends Yoga classes put a lot of emphasis on a solid foundation for your practice, it is like wise apt for beginners as more experienced yogis. The founders have experienced by observing the guests yoga levels in the last years that the solid basis of the Yoga practice is often neglected in many group classes. The practice of developing primordial movement patterns to a higher degree is highly beneficial for all Yogis, despite of their numbers of years of practice.
I have a gluten intolerance. Can you adapt to special diet requirements?
Over the last years we have seen a general increase in food allergies of our guests at the Yogafriends retreat. The diet at Yogafriends is a vegetarian diet, with eco products and locally sourced, whereever possible. We can accommodate special dietary requirements, including gluten free, dairy free, and vegan diets. If you have any food intolerances or allergies please send us an email one week before retreat start. We will always try to work it out to the best of our ability.
What are check-in and check-out times?
We try to adapt to the individual arrival times as much as possible. Check-in is generally from 16h through to 19h. Check-Out on Departure days is till 11h. Guests are more than welcome to store their luggage and use the last day till its time to go to the aiport.
Is there Wifi at the retreat?
Our wish is to support you in bothe your mental and physical detox process. Mental detox refers to inhealthy habits that create mental tensions like being non-stop available by email or social media. You will find the internet connection availalbe from 16h-18h. Perfect excuse not to having to respond to messages right away and enjoy the good life in Fuerteventura!
What should I pack for the retreat?
- It can get quite warm in the day, but fresh at night. So remember to bring some long clothes as well and a windbreaker.
- Comfortable clothes for Yoga and Meditation sessions.
- Swim wear.
- A cap, hat, beanie, etc. what you like most for UV-protection during outdoor activities.
- Sport shoes, if you are going to participate in trail running or hiking tours.
- Sun protection 25-50. The Canarian sun is intense.
- Shampoo and Showergel.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Alarm clock/phone alarm
- Phone charger
- European adapter
- If you are bringing any mobile device/laptop, WIFI is available at the Yogafriends Retreat 16-18h daily.
- A beach towel
- Maybe a notebook for notes from Yoga classes or retreat adventure journaling.
You do not have to pack, as these are provided
- Yoga equipment.
- Hair drier.
- Linens and bath towels.