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Ketogenic and Primal Fitness Weightloss

At Hacienda del Sol we believe in a body positive approach to fitness. We believe that fitness means being a finely tuned instrument that can fully experience the joy of being alive. It’s being awesome at navigating both our inner and outer worlds. It means being an optimal version of you. Washboard abs, mountain kicking legs, glutes of steel, tree bending arms, and the grace to flaunt them all are just by-products.

The body transformation program moves you beyond weight loss.

You will hike paradise, swim in salt water, sweat and bounce in thick mats. You will move in ways you’ve never moved before–you might cry a bit—then eat some of the most delicious and healthy food you’ve ever had while basking in the Blue Zone’s sun. You will leave feeling like you just shed your old stale skin, and what remains is a human being buzzing with liberated energy.

The program’s approach is simple: switch your metabolism from carb-burning to fat-burning, while awakening your body’s innate strength and rewiring your brain with new motor pathways. Easy.

Our approach to the ketogenic diet is strongly influenced by the work of Mark Sisson, creator of the primal movement. Every plate is a work of art with a full spectrum of colours. It is a menu created by foodies for foodies. It is a variation of our signature raw food and adds daily caught fish and superfood supplements to achieve nutritional balance and avoid some of the most common pitfalls in a ketogenic diet, like being too acidic, easy to dehydrate, and missing micronutrients. Among the many ways we keep you well hydrated, your PH low, and absorbing a healthy dosage of vitamins and minerals is with an abundance of lemon moringa, tumeric shots; aloe vera electrolyte bombs; avocado seaweed potassium and magnesium broths; and an ample supply of colorful food, rich in micronutrients, that spill out of our plates.

Here are a few of the benefits of a ketogenic diet:


1.Reduced levels of blood sugar and insulin levels.

2. Drop in inflammation.

3. Increase in HDL cholesterol (the good kind).

4. The body becomes more efficient at mobilizing fat as energy.

5. It recalibrates appetite by getting rid of the sugar roller coaster.

6. It is one of the simplest and most effective ways to lose weight.

7. The initial fat loss comes from where your body considers it to be the most dangerous (ie. viceral fat)


Going through the initial phase of a Ketogenic diet can be grueling for most people; however, going through it surrounded by lush jungle, untouched beaches, and a full carnival of raw wild life, can almost feel like cheating. Keto adaptation (switching from a carb-burning metabolism to a fat burning one) has many symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, which is exactly what sugar is. After the withdrawal symptoms have receded (called keto flu), it is a lot easier to continue eating like this when you get home. At the end, you will give your body back its instinctive ability to use the cleanest, most energy efficient fuel available: good ol’ fat. This is why you will not only lose weight, but you will also give your brain back the ability to think clearer, also known as keto clarity.

Our ketogenic diet is paired with our Primal fitness retreat, which is a powerful system for not only giving you an amazing fullbody workout, but also for rewiring your brain. Rewiring your brain is something overlooked by most fitness and weight loss programs. As your body composition changes, if your brain does not rewire to accommodate this new body mass with which you are now navigating space with, the result will be that even if you get to your ideal body composition, you will still feel fat.
During your intense week with us, we will give you the resources you need to make this a permanent lifestyle change.

This retreat is also available for 14 days or 21 days.


Before signing up, check with your doctor if a ketogenic diet is safe for you, and if you can participate in intense bodyweight exercises.

We don’t recommend this retreat for people who follow a vegan lifestyle because although it’s possible to be vegan-keto, we find it too restrictive to recommend it as a lifestyle change.

A ketogenic diet is contraindicated for somebody with gallbladder problems (it’s possible to do it, but it needs to be done under medical supervision).

Package Inclusions

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7- nights accommodation
√ All Meals – Full-service ketogenic breakfasts, lunches and dinners
√ All freshly pressed juices including lemon moringa, tumeric shots, aloe vera electrolyte bombs, avocado seaweed potassium and magnesium broths. In order to support your wellness goals we do not to serve alcohol
√ 4 Fitness Training sessions
√ 4 ketogenic meetings to learn and personalise your keto diet
√ 10 Yoga classes (5 morning flow yoga classes,5 afternoon restorative and meditation classes)
√ Jungle hike to San Juanillo Beach
√ Daily Sunset Beach Shuttles
√ Mountain Hike
√ Coral Beach Hike
√ Sunset boat tour
√ 1 Raw Food Cooking Classes (learn our tricks and bring them home with you)
√ Hacienda del Sol signature food to go on the day you leave to skip airport food

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Retreat Prices


November 1st to May 31st
BRISA$2,149 pp$2,149 pp
*All prices include taxes.TIERRA$2,548pp$2,149pp
June 1st to October 31st
*All prices include taxes.TIERRA$2,240pp$1,918pp
December 20 - January 5
*All prices include taxes.TIERRA$2,828pp$2,373pp
*Holiday prices may be reduced on days outside holiday datesPURA$3,283pp$2,604pp

Brisa:  Shared cabina (single bed), small, attached bathroom, no AC.
Tierra: Private Bunglaow (1 king bed),  larger bathroom, no AC.
Pura: Private Bungalow (1 king bed), large newly renovated bathroom, AC.


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