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The Vivir wellness program offers daily guided hiking excursions through the magnificent and varied Andalusian countryside. What better way to recharge your physical and mental health than by connecting with nature?

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VIVIR is located in the historical center of Vejer de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful and charming white villages in Spain.

Jerez de la Frontera: approx. 45 minutes
Gibraltar: approx. 45 minutes
Seville: approx. 1.5 hours
Malaga: approx. 2.5 hours (*not included in transport service, charges will be applied)

Should you choose to arrive with your own vehicle, you can park at the edge of town in the free car park lot located at “Avenida Los Remedios”, next to the tourist office. Upon parking, simply call the hotel (956 45 17 57) and arrangements will be made for a taxi to pick you and deliver you to the V… Retreat Center.

Private accommodations (single or double) with private bath
3 meals a day (Organic vegetarian and/or pescatarian)
Daily guided hikes
Daily fitness and toning sessions
Daily yoga and meditation
Daily massage
Laundry services
Roundtrip airport transfers

VIVIR requires you to be able to climb four sections of stairs without stopping and to feel comfortable walking 3–4 hours a day in order to participate in the program. A signed authorization form before the start of the program is required.

VIVIR welcomes Guests 16 yrs. and older.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space in the VIVIR program. The remaining 50% balance will be processed 60 days prior to arrival.

 

In the event of a cancellation 60 days prior to arrival, a full refund will be issued minus a 10% cancellation fee.

 

If the cancellation is less than 60 days from arrival, payments are non-refundable. However, the reservation is transferable (one time only) to a future date or to another party, subject to availability.

It varies but VIVIR limits each program between 12-18 participants

What to bring:
We suggest checking weather conditions prior to your arrival in order to pack appropriately. Winter months (November 1st – April 30th) are usually lovely with cooler temps and may experience occasional rain so pack accordingly. Summer months (May 1st – October 30th) will be warmer with July and August being the hottest months. Rain is not likely during these months.

Bring layers, leave fancy attire at home – this is your time to recharge in comfortable clothing. Daily laundry services will be available.
We provide shampoo and conditioner, soap, a hairdryer, and hiking poles.

Layering Tips:

BASE LAYER – Sweat-wicking first layer (will be in direct contact with your skin). Good fabrics include polypro, merino wool and silk. Cotton is discouraged as it stays damp.
MIDDLE LAYER – The insulating layer that traps body heat. Polar Fleece and wool are preferable.
OUTER LAYER – Shields from wind and rain. Gore-Tex or something similar is best – it’s waterproof and breathable.

Packing guide:

Passport

Prescription Medications

Hiking Boots
Backpack

Hydration System / Water Bladder

Reusable Water Bottle

Wicking Hiking Socks

Sneakers or other workout Shoes

Slippers

Sandals or other Leisure Shoes

Bathing Suit

Activewear for the Gym and Yoga

Loungewear
2 Quick-Drying Hiking Pants

2 Short-Sleeve Base Layers
1 long-sleeve base layer

1 Warm Fleece or Wool Mid-Layer
Rain Jacket
Rain Pants
Warm Vest (Optional)
Warm Hat or Ear Band
Sun Hat

Rain Hat (If Rain Jacket doesn’t have a Hood)
Medium-Weight, Water-Resistant Gloves
Non-Cotton Underwear

Pyjamas

Sunglasses

Extra pair of prescription eyeglasses