Mermaids in Mexico

Sun, Surf, SUP and Yoga with Kelly-Ann La Sirena

Escape winter for a week of YOGA and STAND UP PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURES, endless SUNSHINE and eternal SURF, in my favorite Mexican beachside town. Hosted in the heart of La Punta de Zicatela at the beautiful new boutique hotel Casa De Olas. 

Just add TACOS, COCOS FRIOS, and MORE SWIMMING, and this MERMAID RETREAT is complete!

When:  January 2021 Dates To Be Determined

Where: Casa de Olas, La Punta de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

What’s included:

7 nights accommodation at Casa de Olas

Case de Olas signature tropical Breakfast every day (coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cereals, toast)

3 Morning Hatha yoga classes

2 Sunset Yin yoga classes

1 semi private Pool SUP yoga session

1 Beach Paddleboard excursion

1 Cacao and Creative Crafting workshop

1 Surf lesson

1 Surfboard or Boogieboard rental

1 Bicycle rental

Exclusive Casa de Olas concierge access for booking any optional tours and excursions

Lots of free time to nap in a hamaca or explore all the town has to offer!

What I love about Puerto Escondido and the Oaxaca region is that it's a slight detour off the "Gringo Trail" of typical Mexican tourism.  Like all super sweet surf spots, "Bad roads lead to good surf" and Puerto Escondido's Playa de Zicatela aka the Mexican pipeline is just that.  The state of Oaxaca is made up of steep mountainsides, winding roads and lush tropical valleys and lagoons, and is bordered on the west by the wild Pacific Ocean.  Zicatela remains untouched by American big box retail and franchise but has all the amenities you could need for a beachside vacation with more than just Mexican charm.  The neighbourhood of La Punta- right next door to Zicatela- will be our home base for our week on retreat.  Shops and restaurants are all within walking distance - and the main surf break- La Punta de Zicatela is right there too!  January weather is typically dry and sunny and the ocean swell is low to moderate, making the surf ideal for beginners and fun for intermediate surfers.  Smaller swell is also ideal for Stand Up Paddle touring, SUP surfing and even makes SUP Yoga a possibility on the ocean!  Not comfortable in the surf- no problem-  the pool at Casa de Olas will be our peaceful refuge for the week!  You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy your time in La Punta but the vibe will certainly make you want to try!  I’ve planned our retreat week to sample a little bit of everything this region has to offer to give you a real feel of a Mexican holiday and also some much needed downtime for relaxation.  Feel free to join me on some of my favourite tours, rent a surf board and catch some waves, learn to salsa, check out the best taqueria's and mercado's in town or simply nap in a lounge chair with a cool coco frio!  

The Accommodations:

Casa de Olas Boutique Hotel

"Hidden in the heart of La Punta Zicatela, a marvellously mellow beach-side neighbourhood, 'The House of Waves' is an artfully attired sanctuary for cultured, sophisticated, and adventurous world-travellers in search of an engaging Mexican hide-away. Nestled within the security of rustic stone walls, delightfully cozy common areas and lush green terrazas blend subtly to produce an intimate vibe where all variety of long-term vacationers are welcomed home as family." 

Hotel Facilities include a gorgeous two-tiered cascade plunge pool, roof top palapa yoga terraza with 360 degree ocean views and mountain vistas, pool-side bar and courtyard community barbeque, green space for yard games, outdoor hamaca swing and chill out hamaca and library lounge... and a tennis court! Choice of rooms for our retreat include private rooms or shared rooms with shared bathroom and shared suite with kitchen.  All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and air conditioning for your comfort. 

Retreat Itinerary:


-arrival and check-in

7pm dinner at restaurant in La Punta


7:30am Yoga

9am Breakfast

- schedule your pool yoga fitness session, surf lesson or rentals

-  free time

7pm meet for dinner 

-optional excursion MESCAL TASTING and SALSA DANCING


7:30am Yoga

9am Breakfast

- group excursion to Carrizalillo beach with paddleboards

7pm dinner and rest


- schedule a surf lesson/rental or pool sup yoga

  • Breakfast 7am-11am

  • optional excursion: shopping at Central Mercado

2pm Meet on the Palapa rooftop for CACAO and CREATIVITY workshop

- enjoy a cup of Oaxacan chocolate and be guided to create and learn local handicrafts

5:30pm Sunset Yin Yoga

7pm meet for dinner


7:30am Yoga

9am Breakfast

-optional excursion: day trip to Mazunte

7pm meet for dinner in La Punta

-MOVIE and GAMES NIGHT at Casa de Olas


- schedule a surf lesson/rental or pool sup yoga

  • Breakfast 7am-11am

  • free time

5:30pm Sunset Yin Yoga

7pm -optional excursion: Bioluminescent swimming at Manialtepec


- schedule a surf lesson/rental or pool sup yoga

  • Breakfast 7am-11am

  • optional Beach and Paddleboard Excursion


7pm meet for dinner in Centro

  • optional excursion: TIANGIS (night market) on Adoquin


7-11am Breakfast

  • Goodbyes and departures

What's not included:

Airfare and airport transfers

Local transportation, taxis and collectivos

Lunches and Dinners (this gives us the opportunity to sample all the amazing authentic and international cuisine the area has to offer!)

Optional excursions and sightseeing tours


Package Pricing (activities and accommodations) (per person):  

Shared rooms in shared suite with kitchen from $699 per person and Private room in Private suite with kitchen from $1199 per person. (prices in Canadian dollars and inclusive of all taxes)

How do I sign up?

Send me an email and let me know which room choice you'd prefer. Place your deposit either by the paypal link below or send me an interac e-transfer for $400.  Balance of payment due 30 days before retreat start.

Paypal Link: 

How do I get there:

Plan to schedule your flight to arrive in Puerto Escondido (PXM) or in Huatulco (HUX) on Saturday.  Check-in to Casa de Olas on Saturday afternoon.  Retreat ends the following Saturday after breakfast.  Flights and airport transfer are not included.  One of the easiest ways to get to Puerto Escondido is VIA MEXICO CITY- take the 1 hour flight on VivaAerobus, Aeromar, or Interjet airlines from Mexico City (MEX) to Puerto Escondido (PXM).  Mexico City is a major hub with connecting flights from all over the world.  Alternatively you can fly into HUATULCO (HUX) which is the closest international air terminal (about a 2 hour drive away).  There are non-stop flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, with good connections via other Canadian cities too, to Huatulco with WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat and Sunwing!  Wanna come down a few days earlier or leave a few days later?  Arrangements can be made for early or later departures if you choose a different arrival route.  Contact me for details- and I can help to arrange a room on site or nearby!  You can also email me to discuss travel logistics if you have any concerns.