Mexico·January 17 - 22 2024

Finding Joy in Todos Santos

This transformational retreat will empower YOU to launch into the New Year with positive energy and inner peace.

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Overview

Todos Santos, Mexico, is a little over an hour from Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, but it's a lifetime away in atmosphere and spirit. Here, there are no high-rises. Most of the roads are untarred. Todos can be described as a hippie-meets-surfer-meets-yogi kind of place where whales jump from the ocean in celebration of the winter. The weather is stunning, and the beach is picture-perfect. There's magic in the air. As we move into a fresh new year, join us to discover what makes a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. The last few years have taken their toll - emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Despite the challenges and the obstacles, it's the choices we make that help us create a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. We'll discover how to reignite our inner fire, remove energy blocks, increase positivity and resilience, reduce stress, and feel awakened and energized. This is the perfect way to start the new year, embracing love through dharma yoga, meditation, bonding, and guided visualization. We'll learn self-love and journey to quantum levels in our higher self, awakening to the world around us. We'll do this in one of the most exciting hot new destinations on the planet, Todos Santos, Mexico. No meditation or yoga experience is necessary! “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” ― Maya Angelou

Highlights

Stay in a luxurious hotel in the magic pueblo town of Todos Santos

Stay in a luxurious hotel in the magic pueblo town of Todos Santos

Indigenous Temazcal and spa experience

Indigenous Temazcal and spa experience

Squeal as you watch whale after whale breach before your eyes in the Pacific

Squeal as you watch whale after whale breach before your eyes in the Pacific

Watch the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean as you release baby turtles

Watch the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean as you release baby turtles

Indulge in a healing  sound bath experience

Indulge in a healing sound bath experience

Take part in a cacao ceremony and make your own Malas

Take part in a cacao ceremony and make your own Malas

Ecstatic dance journey with breathwork and meditation

Ecstatic dance journey with breathwork and meditation

Call out for authenticity and embrace love through dharma yoga

Call out for authenticity and embrace love through dharma yoga

Reconnect with nature, your soul, and new friends

Reconnect with nature, your soul, and new friends

Savor some of the best and most creative Mexican meals you've ever had!

Savor some of the best and most creative Mexican meals you've ever had!

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip

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JazzaMango

Todos Santos

Day 1: Wednesday January 17, 2024

Ensure you arrive at the Cabo San Lucas Airport no later than 1:00 pm. Our driver will pick you up and transfer you the fabulous Guaycura Hotel & Beach Club. It's your home for the next five nights, so unwind and relax after checking in.

We start our stay in the charming little town of Todos Santos with a welcome circle and mediation session followed by a fabulous mezcal tasting. 

We've planned a special dinner in town at JazzaMango. Alenka will go over our program over dinnerç and discuss how she will create optimal conditions to help you tap into your infinite energy source and learn how to use and direct it. The aim of the retreat is to align with the universal flow and unify mind, body, and spirit to realize your highest potential.

Included

Airport Tranfer

Accomodations

Mezcal tasting

Dinner

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Day 2: Thursday January 18, 2024

This morning, we start the day with gentle yoga at the El Faro Beach Club, surrounded by the beautiful beach and ocean views. Afterward, we'll gather for an opening circle and some beach time to unwind and start the rejuvenating healing process. We'll have brunch at El Faro Beach Club, after which you'll have time to reflect or journal.

In the afternoon, we'll practice bonding and participate in an eye-gazing session to help create a safe space to build trust and connect with one another.

As the day comes to a close, we're off to a farm-to-table dinner at Giardino Todos Santos, boasting fresh, delicious ingredients that showcase the best of Mexican cuisine.

We'll take time to journal and reflect on the day's experiences before we retire for the night.

Included

Yoga

Brunch

Positivity Session

Dinner

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Day 3: Friday January 19, 2024

We start the day with a gentle yoga session and guided visualization. This session will give you an opportunity to center yourself and set your intentions for the day. We'll enjoy a delicious breakfast at El Jardín Café after the early morning session.

Next, we'll engage in a malas-making workshop, creating our own malas and discovering their significance in meditation and mindfulness. This two-hour workshop taps into your creativity as you make a meaningful and beautiful object.

We'll grab lunch in town at the best fish taco place ever – not fancy! Did you know Baja invented the fish taco?  

After lunch, we'll head to the beach and learn to make an altar. Then, we'll participate in a cacao ceremony and group energy healing. We'll explore the concept of self-love and discuss how to practice it in our daily lives.

Around sunset, we have the pleasure of releasing baby turtles onto a beautiful beach. 

As the day winds down, we'll savor a delicious dinner at Siempre Viva, a local restaurant with a great variety of flavorful dishes.

We'll take time to journal and reflect on the day's experiences before retiring.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Malas Making Workshop

Cacao Ceremony

Turtle Release

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Day 4: Saturday January 20, 2024

This morning, we'll embark on a thrilling whale-watching trip to witness these magnificent creatures breach right in front of us. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! After our whale-watching adventure, we'll stop for breakfast at the gorgeous San Cristobal Hotel, right next to the Fisherman's Beach, where the boats moore.

We'll head back to town for lunch at the Todos Santos Brewing Company. You'll have time to shop and explore this afternoon. 

We'll experience a transformative journey through the quantum field with sound healing and Yoga Nidra at Cuatro Vientos.

Let's end the day with a delightful dinner at Hierbabuena. Before retiring for the night, we will take the time to reflect and journal.

Included

Yoga

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Whale Watching

Sound Healing

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Day 5: Sunday January 21, 2024

Welcome to the last day of our fantastic adventure in Todos Santos! Today is about self-exploration and rejuvenation!

We begin the day with a peaceful journaling session, followed by a rejuvenating yoga session at El Mirador. We'll have brunch at El Mirador after our morning sessions. 

For lunch, we will head to the sea and enjoy a scrumptious meal at the famous Green Room, followed by the Madre Luna ayurvedic skincare ritual.

We'll explore ecstatic dance including breathwork, meditation, guided visualization, and curated movement leading to free-flow movement.

Tonight, we'll head to Dum for our final dinner. The restaurant is known for its delectable dishes and inviting atmosphere. Dum brings a French touch to hyper-local Mexican food, and our farewell dinner will be nothing short of spectacular! It's the perfect way to cap off our fantastic journey together in Todos Santos.

Included

Yoga

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 6: Monday January 22, 2024

We'll enjoy our last delicious breakfast together in Baja. As our trip comes to a close, it is time for us to say goodbye. Though it is with a heavy heart we bid farewell, we leave with the knowledge that our time together has been moving and heart-opening. We have gained new insights, and we have new perspectives. We're rejuvenated and have a renewed sense of vigor and purpose.

It has been an unforgettable journey. We hope you take the lessons and experiences from our time in Todos Santos with you. May they continue to inspire and uplift you as you return to your everyday lives.

Included

Yoga

Breakfast

Airport transfer

You'll Be Staying Here

Guaycura Boutique Hotel

Guaycura Boutique Hotel

Located In the center of Todos SantosGuaycura Boutique Hotel has a pool at the top of the property, so you can count on amazing views.

Hosts

Doni Belau

Doni Belau

Doni is the founder and CEO of Girls’ Guide to the World. She has traveled to 80 countries and counting. She, and her husband of 30+ years, call New Orleans and France home. Together, they enjoy sailing in the Northeast in the summer, loving every minute they spend with their two grown children, Max & Franny.

Doni is passionate about travel, meeting new people of all ages, exploring new cultures, trying food in all shapes and sizes, and sipping wine of all colors. She also loves gardens, design & decor. When she is on the road learning something new, bringing women of all ages together, and laughing a lot, she is in her happy place.

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 Alenka Dharma

Alenka Dharma


Alenka is a Global Yoga Teacher & Energy Practitioner, Life and Empowerment Coach, a member of the founding family of Imiloa Human Transformation Center & Synergy Costa Rica, an artist and lover of life on a mission to share and inspire love, inner peace, and joy, making this world a better place.

A Hippie-meets-surfer-meets-yogi kind of place

Magical Todos Santos

Todos Santos, Mexico, is a hidden gem where artistry meets coastal tranquility. This quaint Baja California town boasts cobblestoned streets lined with vibrant galleries, showcasing the creative spirit that permeates the community. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and desert mountains, it has a unique microclimate, nurturing lush landscapes and pristine beaches. Rich in cultural heritage, Todos Santos celebrates its history through charming colonial architecture and traditional festivals. Surfers and nature lovers are drawn to its waves and nearby natural reserves. This fusion of artistic flair, natural beauty, and a laid-back ambiance makes Todos Santos an enchanting haven for those seeking authentic Mexican charm.


Magical Todos Santos

What's Included

What's Included

Transfers to and from San Jose/Cabo airport

All in country transportation

All meals

A sound bath experience

Take part in a turtle release program

Beach lounging, pool time & beach walks

Glorious sunsets

2 glasses of wine or beer with dinner

Malas Making Workshop

Mezcal Tasting

An indigenous Temazcal Experience

Cacao Ceremony

A whale watching boat excursion

A Madre Luna Ayurvedic Skincare Experience

Yoga and Mediation

Roundtrip international airfare to Cabo San Lucas

Additional wine, beer or spirits beyond what is offered at meals

All personal souvenirs purchase

Travel and medical Insurance (required)

Reviews

"I have traveled twice with Girls' Guide to the World, and both trips have been exceptional! If you are looking for something different from the usual "touristy" attractions, then you should definitely choose this travel group. The hotels are first class, included meals are delicious, and the included events are fun things you might not find on your own. The small size of each group is very nice and enables access to places and activities that are unavailable when traveling with a large group. I have been traveling for 20 years, and Girls' Guide is absolutely the best!"

Kathy M. on Trip Advisor - Jan 2023

"Being free of planning every detail of vacation retreat, truly was the best part of traveling with Girls Guide to the World. Every detail was considered and executed perfectly."

Cindy B., 2023 Trip Guest

"This is an excellent trip for someone who wants to begin their mindfulness journey.. Everything begins at the beginning, and quite often the beginning begins when you shift your mind in a new direction. Todos Santos is the perfect beginning."

Sandra M., 2023 Trip Guest

FAQs

You should fly into the Cabo San Lucas Airport.

The trip officially starts on the afternoon of January 17th, 2023, but consider arriving a day early so you have time to relax and adjust to the local time zone. If you decide to arrive early we can offer hotel suggestions near the airport in Cabo San Lucas. Remember if you are flying in on the day the trip starts, arrive before 1:00 pm to take the included transportation to your hotel in Todos Santos.

We will have a zoom call about 6 weeks before the trip starts to discuss all that information and give you a packing list. Here is a great website that we love that will help you with packing and travel trips.

The average temperature in Todos Santos in January for a typical day ranges from a high of 76°F (25°C) to a low of 62°F (17°C). Some would describe it as mildly cool with a gentle breeze. 

Airport transfers are included on the day the trip starts, but you must arrive before 1:00 pm to get on the arranged transfer. If you arrive later that day, we will arrange a private transfer for you at an extra cost. 

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Finding Joy in Todos Santos

Mexico· January 17 - 22 2024· 5 nights