Originally published in the Winter + Spring 2018 issue.
Casa Lucila, a boutique hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, features sweeping Pacific Ocean views and is located just steps from Mazatlan’s art galleries, museums, restaurants and boutique shops. The eight-room, family owned retreat features a rooftop infinity pool, the Piccolino Spa and Lucila’s Restaurant, which serves a menu created by Patricia Quintana, former executive chef for the Mexican Ministry of Tourism and founder of Mexico City’s first culinary institute.
Casa Lucila offers monthly yoga sessions that include meditation, as well as a healthy and nutritious breakfast by the rooftop infinity pool. Guests will begin their morning at 7 a.m. with a one-hour Hatha yoga session, followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation, and a detox breakfast in the courtyard of Lucila’s Restaurant, including organic fruit, green juice and a variety of teas. Bottled water, a yoga mat and towel are also included.
Rooms at Casa Lucila start at just $149 per night, meaning the yoga retreat isn’t far out of reach for Colorado travelers, yet feels worlds away. The property’s Piccolino Spa, a small oasis nestled on the ground floor adjacent to a courtyard garden, offers massage therapy at just $60 for a one-hour massage, and services are also available to guests in-room. Guest rooms are outfitted with large, modern bathrooms; mattresses individually crafted by local artisans; and linens made by local seamstresses.