Top Affordable Wellness Retreats in August 2023

This is the time of year that the whole world gets on the move for holidays. These years will be no exception. Everybody is ready to travel freely.

So 2023 will be the busiest year for focusing on health. It’s a great idea to make the plan of a getaway to a wellness resort, and make it affordable for yourself too. It will be an experience you will never forget for improving your overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation.

It’s important to spend time on your health, the mind and body flourish when nurtured. Best to treat ourselves as our most important asset!

So no more waiting. Now is the time to put in the effort to take part in the reward cycle of an affordable wellness adventure. No more excuses, 2023 is sure to be productive for our personal selves. It is natural that we devote some attention to pampering ourselves, recharging those batteries and refreshing our attitudes and behavior patterns.

The choice is so varied. What is common to nearly all experiences is the opportunity of complete relaxation. A lot of time spent by the pool, on the beach or in the spa, or maybe just in your room reading a good book.

There is a lot waiting for you once you decide to book a wellness retreat – healthy nutritious food, rewarding practices like yoga and meditation, healing work, fitness classes, spa treatments. And much more.

We have here the most up-to-date retreat centers that offer satisfying programs on affordable wellness retreats. They are all quality programs and venues.

Where to go for a Wellness Retreat in August 2023

There’s a lot of wellness activities going on in the summer and August offers the perfect opportunity to move around. In the U.S. in a sunny state like California which offers lots of fun with your yoga & meditation.

If you want to venture a little further then there are the incredible well run and awesome experiences in the Americas in Costa Rica .

You could also consider the bucket list destination of India which offers incredible adventure along with spiritual journeys. Or immerse yourself in healing and Hindu ceremonies on the island of Bali.

Here’s the destinations in list form, including what’s budget-friendly in England. In each country we have listed the most ridiculously cheap resorts that still offer a great range of interesting programs.

>>>PORTUGAL – Portugal is first, it’s a very popular country with it’s relaxed culture, chilled vibe and lovely beaches. And most importantly, it’s so much cheaper than elsewhere.

1. Shamballah Retreats Sintra, Portugal

Meditation, Yoga, healing, coaching and surfing on the seaside in Sintra.

Located just moments away from one of the most stunning coastlines in Sintra´s National Park in Portugal. With an extensive beach along the cliffs, beauty and tranquility await you.

This location is ideal for long walks of exploration and close contact with nature´s beauty.The venue for the retreats is a high quality house that can accommodate 8 persons for an intimate getaway.

2. 4 Elements Retreat Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal

Surf, Yoga and Meditation, based in a farmhouse near the beach.

Enjoy vegetarian cooking, relax and stretch with daily yoga, breathe in the fresh salty air, appreciate the stunning local nature during walks and treks, get your hands dirty on the farm, take time for yourself and get to know yourself better.

Feel fully alive with daily yoga, meditation, hikes, treks through the hills, beach dune walks and individual coaching sessions. Yoga classes always take place in the morning, before breakfast and are Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, with some Iyengar influence.

Portugal coastline

>>>TURKEY – Bodrum on the southern coastline has created a reputation for itself for it’s wellness retreats. It also offers the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea to enjoy.

Sianji Well-Being Resort Bodrum, Suthern Turkey

Very well known for it’s master detox package and it’s adapted diet plans (alkaline and raw food detox) for health and healing. This is a modern hotel with great facilities and classes, plus right on the cliff edge of the bay, next to the beach.

open air shala class

>>>SPAIN The Cheapest Retreat Centers in the sun

  1. Yoga Weeks Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Offering urban retreats in Barcelona to give you that perfect base for your city getaway.

2. Sun Salute Retreats Costa Blanca, Spain

Kite surfing, exercise, adventure, all yoga studio classes, in a sleepy Spanish beachside town.

3. Azulfit  Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Yoga, Pilates, bodily health and healing, fitness, excursions, friendship group, on the Canary Islands.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura any week of  the year with a boutique Lotus retreat, featuring twice-daily yoga, massage, consciously-prepared meals, boutique accommodation and the opportunity to explore the region’s beaches, shops and cafes. Or escape to the peace of the region’s rolling hills on a Surya retreat, incorporating meditation and relaxation to completely unwind.

Retreats include fitness and wellbeing, Pilates and a collection of yoga practices; Kundalini, Jivamukti, Ashtanga and a Vinyasa Flow teacher training.

group on the beach


  1. Tuscan Fitness Tuscany, Italy

Fitness, boot camp classes, yoga and pampering spa treatments, in the Tuscany countryside.

The retreats merge fun fitness activites such as yoga, HIIT, barre and hiking with massage, sight seeing, excursions, day trips and plenty of spare time for guests to simply relax and enjoy the pristine area. All trainers are highly qualified and the team go to great lengths to ensure every guest is well looked after and sessions are customised to each and every persons ability.

2. YogaMea Yoga School Rimini, Italy

Running yoga and meditation retreats for groups of yogis on an Italian beach or in a converted Monastery.

outdoor group exercise


  1. Creacon Wellness Retreats

Psychotherapy, therapeutic yoga, healing, juice fasting, coaching and counselling, in the Irish countryside.

There are a wide range of treatments available from Acupuncture to cranial sacral reflexology, a variety of massages, luxurious facials, and more.

There is also a range of energetic therapies including reiki, Tibetan Bowl therapy and soul revival sessions.Try card readings, numerology or even virtual reality therapy. Meditation and Yoga classes are also available.

The personal fitness studio offers a running machine, weights, spin bike and a state-of-the-art system to exercise every part of your body. In your spare time you can enjoy some quiet time or take part in a guided class in the Meditation Hall or venture to one of the several inviting lounges.

garden meditation

If you are based in the USA then Europe may be a little too far for you for this Summer. But don’t despair. We have some crazy (and affordable) wellness retreats for you too. And not too far away and with a great range of inspiring activities to participate in.


Wild Lotus Glamping

Sleep on the beach, take part in life coaching and healing activities along with your daily dose of yoga and meditation in paradise.

This retreat is designed to give you space to be still in a racing world & re-energize yourself physically and mentally in nature and includes – Glamping accommodation on the Caribbean Sea
Beach Yoga – Focus your senses on the rhythm of the ebb and flow of the tide, and let yourself float into a meditative state. Practicing on the shoreline encourages a more peaceful pace of thought, where creativity, insight, and connection with others are enhanced.
Rhythmic Drum Therapy – CBD Massage Therapy – Eco – Volunteering – Group and Individual Coaching – Shinrin Yoku Eco Therapy – Free Gym Membership.


Go Natural Jamaica

Yoga, meditation, contemplation and relaxation in this quiet and protected beach area.

You will be able to revitalize your body and soul, boost your health and immune system, relax, lose weight, detox, and de-stress while on this yoga vacation.

You will be treated to healthy organic meals and drinks, herbal teas, fresh coconut water & superfood smoothies.

There will be many opportunities to try exotic activities such as snorkeling, horseback riding, waterfalls, surfing, hiking, rafting and much more.

>>>COSTA RICA‘s most affordable retreat centers

1.Danaysa Yoga Eco Retreat

Cheap as chips surf and yoga retreats in a chilled eco-village on the beach.

The Eco-Resort and Retreat is surrounded by the verdant and natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast, combining yoga with adventure, excitement and nature.
The lush forests and spectacular coastline provide the perfect setting for retreats, while the resort offers a wide array of activities.

Bask in the crystal-clear ocean, immerse yourself in the jungle, horse-ride along the expansive beaches, surf the world-renowned waves or simply unwind to the sounds of nature and deepen your yoga practice.

2.Amatierra Retreat and Wellness Center

Deep in the mountains, take part in healing, detox and fasting, surrounded by only jungle and it’s sights and noises.

Relax in this Central American paradise and enjoy rejuvenating holistic health therapies, daily yoga practice, massage and spa treatments directed by registered herbalist Jill Ruttenberg.

This is an oasis of tranquillity and rejuvenation in the pristine location of Costa Rica. Through yoga, meditation, mind/body awareness, healthful food, fresh spring water, herbal medicine and bodywork, you’re sure to leave feeling renewed and refreshed in mind, body and spirit.

secluded beach


Yoga Montanita

Surf and yoga, fun and adventure, on the beach.

>>>California, USA

Sagrada Wellness

In the forest and hills of San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast, enjoy meditation, calm and contemplation, along with the arts and exercise – writing, painting, hiking and more.

The peace and harmony of this beautiful, rural setting allows you to reconnect with the earth, feel grounded once more, find yourself and lose yourself all at once.

The kitchen is organic, vegetarian and primarily gluten-free. Supplementing the fresh produce from their very own organic garden, staff source organic ingredients from local farmers’ markets and health food stores to create a rustic yet gourmet menu that is shared with love communally between guests.

yoga pose in forest


So if it’s this August for a wellness retreat now is the moment to get some me time and give yourself some well deserved self-care and self-love.

With the retreats we have recommended here you will be making the most of it with the most seriously healthy holiday out there.

After not travelling for a while and even having to stay in our houses, now is the time to be open to the idea of these wellness activities that have the potential to change our bodies, minds and lives.
The positive feedback loop that you can see from a healthy lifestyle, delicious nutritious food, yoga and meditation is amazing, the wellness benefits that can be achieved are amazing on a ridiculously small budget.
There are August wellness retreats running all around the world from the tropical calm blue seas of the islands in the tropics, to making a pilgrimage to spiritual land, and everywhere else in-between; this is surely the experience that can make everything better and positive looking forward.
Please don’t wait too long to book, August is never too far away. and comes around fast. And we have collected the go-to list of holistic wellness experiences here for you that are sure to deliver for your well-being.

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.