Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Garden Buddha

Diet, Detox and Weight Loss Retreats in Spain

La Magdalena, Murcia, Spain   (Holiday ref: AH120023)
7 day retreat (of a 28 day program), £1180 per person

Start your weight loss plan with a wonderful 7 day Retreat in Murcia, Spain - part of a very special 28 day WeighLess4Life program.

This very special weight loss retreat in Spain is entitled WeighLess4Life.

WeighLess4Life is not a just a diet, a detox program or an exercise method - it is a motivational plan which combines all three into an amazing concept that will change your life forever. It will change the way you look at food, dieting and exercise and inspire you to make permanent changes in your life.

You will learn more about yourself and things you are interested in, how to relax and be at one with yourself. You will also learn how to alleviate boredom, which is often associated with problems with food.

Whether you have a few pounds to lose or whether you feel that you have a serious amount of weight to lose, providing you are fit and well (please check with your doctor first), our WeighLess4Life method will be effective.


It is initially a 28 day program. The first 7 days will be based at the inspiring and tranquil Retreat in Spain. This is to get you on the right road with no distractions, in a relaxing and appropriate environment. The following 3 weeks you will be motivated to carry on the course from home, with support and ongoing advice from the Retreat staff. It is hoped that the support of people you live with will aid your progress and, in turn, get the whole family involved in a new healthy lifestyle.

The Retreat

The detox retreat is held in a country house set in the quiet village of La Magdalena in the Murcian countryside. The weather here is said by the World Health Organization to be the healthiest climate in the world. In the winter it is like permanent spring.

The country house used to be the village school back in the day and would have been the hub of this tiny village. It has now been lovingly converted by the owners, into a retreat for guests.

On the weight loss retreat you can sit among the lemon and orange trees in the Mediterranean garden and listen to the sounds of the wind chimes, the birds and feel the gentle mountain breeze. It is a place to relax, far away from the daily routine of a busy life. A place to simply just ‘be’. The village is quiet and has no immediate local restaurants or amenities, so it is recommended to hire a car, or arrange transport with your hosts for visiting local places of interest.

Comfortable accommodation is offered at the retreat house. It is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable spaces and bedrooms that have been suitably designed for the comfort and well-being of the retreat participants. It is an intimate space where you can relax in peace and tranquility. You can enjoy secluded Mediterranean gardens with mature plants and trees, and the Jacuzzi is available at any time for guests.

Alternatively the terraced swimming pool garden, with sunbeds, umbrellas and seating is the perfect place to sunbathe and chill out.

Whilst on the weight loss Retreat don't forget to enjoy the jacuzzi or go for a walk in the beautiful countryside.

Dates and Prices

WeighLess4Life Weight Loss Retreats in Spain

7 days at the Retreat, 21 days at home with ongoing support and a personal plan

Cost: £1,180 per person

Availability: 6 places

Date: all year round


  • 7 day stay at the Retreat fully inclusive of 2 session’s per day of WeighLess4Life specific programme of exercises and relaxation
  • Your personal journal (to keep)
  • Your personal exercise mat (to keep)
  • A creative session of art therapy using mosaics (your project will be to keep)
  • Full board
  • Single occupancy double room
  • Return transfers
  • 21 days of home support and personal tailored plan
  • All meals created specifically for the program
  • Use of all the facilities


Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest lounge and by the swimming pool. The retreat center also offers Pilates, yoga, mosaic making, walking, and cooking holidays.


La Magdalena is a small village in Murcia that is surrounded by almond groves and mountains. The closest range of mountains, the Sierra Espuna is a 45 minutes drive away and is a stunning nature reserve.

Twenty five minutes from the village is the port of Mazarron, and it is just forty minutes to the famous La Manga strip and the Mar Menor where people go to bathe in the salt lakes, with its many healing benefits. A little further is the Cathedral City of Murcia. In this region you will also find some of the best golf courses around. Walking and cycling trails are abundant as are quiet, protected beaches, and in this area the typical Spanish countryside with its sleepy villages is seemingly behind modern times.

A short drive from the village is the City of Cartagena which has a beautiful port, where the cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean stop off every Wednesday. Cartagena is not a tourist area and has many typical Spanish cultural places of interest to visit, good restaurants, museums and a great shopping centre.

The retreat is just twenty five minutes from the nearest airport of Murcia, San Javier. You could also fly to Alicante Airport which is just over an hour away, and transfers are available on request.



Comfortable accommodation is offered at the retreat house. It is not a hotel but a homestay with comfortable spaces and bedrooms that have been suitably designed for the comfort and well-being of the retreat participants.

There are 4 guest bedrooms that have all have been decorated to a high standard. All rooms are supplied with bathroom and pool towels.

Bedroom 1 – the ‘sunshine room’ is a large bedroom that can accommodate 4 single beds for group bookings, or twin/double for couples or 2 sharing. It looks out onto the gardens and has air conditioning and en-suite facilities.

Bedroom 2 – the ‘blue room’ can accommodate 2 singles or a double. It looks out onto the garden and has air conditioning and en-suite facilities.

Bedroom 3 – the ‘purple room’ can accommodate a twin or double, and overlooks the inner courtyard and has en-suite facilities.

Bedroom 4 – the ‘pink room’ is a single room overlooking the inner courtyard and has en-suite toilet and wash facilities and shared bathroom.

There is a dining room and separate sitting room for guest use with TV, music facilities and wifi and a good choice of books and games available for guests to read and play during their stay.

Snacks beverages, tea making facilities and fridge, are also available 24 hours a day in the dining area for guest’s convenience.



All of the food is prepared freshly each day. Where we can, we use local organic ingredients. The region is known as the garden of Spain and the fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance. The Retreat’s gardens produce fresh figs, apricots, lemons,  oranges, pomegranates, and grapes and are included in our recipes when in season.

The food is mainly vegetarian but we do provide fish and chicken if requested.

  • Daily healthy Breakfasts consist of freshly baked bread each day, cereals, nuts, seeds and fresh seasonal fruit. (Additional dishes can be provided for Breakfast on request).
  • Lunches include fresh salads, local savoury pastries, sandwiches & tortillas varied each day, these are available at a discounted rate if not included in your package.
  • Dinner is always a sumptuous affair with varied dishes including vegetarian, chicken or fish main courses seasoned to perfection and a delicious dessert to follow. Alcohol is available at a discounted rate to guests
  • Teas, coffees, herbal teas and water are available free throughout the day

Please note: guests on the WeighLess4Life programme will have their main dinner at lunchtime and a smaller supper in accordance with the WeighLess4Life plan

We do cater for special dietary needs.

We believe in good food, keeping the body and mind contented and full of energy.

The Yoga Therapy Training Centre have visited the Retreat four times and have asked that the owners put together a recipe booklet of our vegetarian dishes, which is currently being undertaken!

Other Information

The owners are huge animal lovers and are involved in the welfare of dogs, many which are badly treated in Spain. They even hold ‘dog lovers’ holidays, which are very popular, where the guests can spend time with the lovely dogs and also enjoy yoga, Pilates and all other aspects of the Retreat. The dogs are very quiet and peaceful, and stay some distance from the guests, but if you are allergic to dogs then you might want to consider this before booking.

One of the owners is well known in the region for his mosaics and it is well worth booking one of his mosaic courses whilst you are at the Retreat! Use the enquire now button for ask for more information.

The other owner is a highly qualified Pilates and Yoga instructor with the following qualifications:

  • Accredited BCPA – Body Control Pilates Association
  • Pilates and Osteoporosis
  • Pilates in pregnancy
  • RSA
  • British School of Yoga meditation
  • Reiki Level 1
  • Currently undertaking the advanced Yoga teacher with BSY

“The WeighLess4Life Retreat was one of the best things I have ever done. Not only did I lose 1.5 inches from my waist during my weeks stay but I have returned home with a new perspective on life.”

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  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Around the pool
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - The Retreat House
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - The pool
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - The pool
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Pilates sessions for guests
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - A guest enjoys the relaxing gardens
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Happy guests
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Relaxing gardens
  • Diet, Detox and Exercise Retreat in Spain - Garden of Chimes
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