Madre Tierra Retreat Center & Spa

About This Center

Madre Tierra Retreat Center & Spa is the premier location for retreats in Ecuador.  Located in the valley of longevity Vilcabamba, Ecuador, we are known for our farm to table fresh food, prepared fresh daily using organic ingredients.  We cater to vegan, vegetarian, and raw food enthusiasts.  Our resort has been thriving for over 30 years.  We have the experience and staff to host any type of retreat.  From our yoga & conference center to our award nominated spa we are the desired location for health & wellness retreats in Ecuador.

Reviewed January 15, 2018 The †Retreat‡ Of Retreats Loved my entire time there and found it hard to leave.. Peter, Gail, Amy, Ryan, their extended family, the entire staff, including the locals were authentically warm, welcoming, and beyond generous!!!

Venue Highlights

Madre Tierra Retreat Center & Spa is ideal for retreats that focus on health & wellness, yoga, and spirituality. Our property is lush, green, and beautiful. We have a pool with a cascading waterfall features that is very soothing. Our location in Vilcabamba boasts the best climate in Ecuador attracting tourists and expats to the region for the weather alone. That being said, you can expect near perfect weather year around of between 73-88 degrees F. Our scratch kitchen is popular for the quality of food we serve. Our food is made will love daily to nourish your body. Our organic juice and smoothie bar is also popular among guests.


Our facility can accommodate up to 45 people comfortably between our 22 rooms. Our rooms are located in beautiful bungalow style buildings. Some have patios with hammocks, others have balconies. The rooms have a local flare to them and are well appointed. Each room has a private toilet aside from our facility volunteer area. Inquire for further details.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Our menu is contemporary american cuisine. Our scratch kitchen uses fresh, all natural, and organic ingredients. We source our produce from local farms. From salads & steak to quinoa & rice pasta classics, we have the menu to satisfy a diverse palate. Offering vegan, raw, organic, vegetarian, and meat options.


Getting here is not difficult. International flights into Ecuador and Guayiqual will connect to a domestic flight into Loja, Ecuador. We are only 1 hour from Loja airport.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To be more present and engaged in the world, to be of benefit to others. Vincent

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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