Tela Diving AdZENture
April 9-14 || 13 Spots Available
Hosted by: Gioconda Parker
Experience the Magic of Tela
You’re invited to immerse yourself in the magic of the town of Tela, Honduras. In addition to the unique and rich history, colorful culture, and welcoming locals, we invite you to explore the mesmerizing and pristine coral reef. Coral reefs in the Caribbean are suffering from disease and climate change. But this particular reef seems immune to disease while boasting exceptional health and beauty.
In order to let the world know about the rare reefs in Tela, conservationist, Antal Börcsök, and his wife, Alejandra Thompson have established a Marine Protected Area and built the only public aquarium in Central America, called TelaMarine. The aquarium is a hedge against harm to the reef: if people don’t know it’s there, they won’t protect it. The aquarium is also free to the public following a short video on the importance of coral reefs. In addition, Tela is home to Lancetilla Botanical Garden, established in 1925 and home to the most important botanical collection in Latin America. This trip will include diving on the exceptional reefs, as well as visits to both the aquarium and the gardens.
A portion of your retreat costs will go directly to preserve and protect this special place, the coral reef and its surroundings.
Our Enchanting Locations…
Our AdZENture offers two amazing accommodations during our week in Tela. We start the week off in a beautiful, boutique hotel in the heart of Tela, minutes from the beach. The owner, Norma has designed this place to make each guest feel at home while offering an insight to the unique and rich local culture. The last two nights will be spent at an extraordinary property in the Jeanette Kawas National Park on the West side of Tela bay. This area is a massive mangrove forest home to 330 species of birds. The hotel includes unique fruit trees, an organic farm, and hiking trails into the park.
Meet Your Passionate Host
Gioconda Parker is a world-renowned yoga instuctor and has been guiding her students in the practice for nearly 20 years. She is a 500ERYT, she has completed her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology as well as the three year training program in Somatic Experiencing. Gia has traveled the world to study the practice as well as lead other practitioners in international retreats.
She teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Partnered Thai Massage, meditation and pranayama, the foundations of Ayurveda, and is well studied in the Yoga Sutras and other significant yogic texts. In addition, she has studied world religions, has been trained as a life coach, and completed a year-long energy healing course. She’s an eternal student, and has found that learning supports her continued passion for teaching and mentoring. She loves sharing what she knows, learning what her students know, and having the opportunity to invest in her students with the same loving care her teachers invested in her.
Besides yoga, Gia loves movement, travel, hiking and the outdoors. Her love of travel and yoga was a natural fit, and she enjoys leading yoga retreats around the world – come join her for another AdZENture…this time in Honduras!
Details of Our AdZENture
5 nights accommodation in two unique, AMAZING properties
*Airport and AdZENture transportation
All meals and snacks from welcome dinner to farewell breakfast
$270 Donation to protect Tela’s exceptional coral reefs
Wine and local beers at dinner
2 Diving Excursions
TelaMarine Aquarium Tour
Botanical Garden Experience
Jeanette Hawas National Park Excursion
Local Farm Tour
Boat cruise through the Mangroves
Punta Sal Island Tour
Equipment, taxes & fees
Flights to/from San Pedro Sula (SAP) Airport
Alcohol, other than what’s provided at meals
Additional gratuity for your hosts, guides, instructor
Investment per person:
$2700 for a shared room
$3300 for a private room
To book our Tela Diving AdZENture, we require a $750 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit.
($750 non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit is included in the listed price above)
Payment plans and options available!
Our Tela Boutique by the Beach
This unique boutique hotel in Tela is designed with passion and purpose in mind. The owner is passionate about creating a space for guests to feel comfortable and at home. With comfortable rooms and on-site features such as massage and spa treatments, this is a treat for guests that is located in the heart of Tela…walking distance from the beach!
Our Magical Mangrove Property
The mission of this property is the conservation, protection, and restoration of natural and cultural resources in the area.
From the initial conception of this unique property, the owners/visionaries designated approximately 50% of the land for a wildlife sanctuary. Since then a great variety of birds, olingo monkeys, iguanas, and many other types of wildlife have repopulated this wooded reserve.
In addition, they have planted approximately 2,000 ornamental plants, 350 fruit trees, 400 coconut trees, 350 cacao trees, 500 plantain, and 1,000 hardwood and lumber trees. Slowly, they are increasing the habitat for more wildlife and converting the once cow pasture and deforested land onto luscious green, shaded areas.
At this property they promote the coexistence of humans and nature. These unique and natural settings allow guests to experience wildlife, natural attractions, and indigenous culture with the minimum intrusion in their habitats.