Esalen

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55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, USA
www.esalen.org - 831-667-3000
Esalen  - Can you really beat this shower?
Esalen  - Fun art around the grounds
Esalen  - This is what you see pretty much every night on your way to dinner.
Esalen  - The view from the dance dome.
Esalen  - The walk down to the baths.

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myecho myecho
2 reviews
Location Location Location Nov 07, 2011
I'm going to ignore the hotel aspect of Esalen because that's not why you should go there. The classes and seminars...I'll leave that up to someone else as well. What i will talk about is what i feel makes this place special.

LOCATION - Esalen is perched on the cliffs of one of the most beautiful and haunting coast lines I've ever experienced. Just the drive to your final destination (esalen) will take your breath away. Lucky for you, just about every inch of Esalen provides these views.

AMENITIES/LOCATION - Hot springs....those words don't seem to do it justice. Watching the sunset over an amazing landscape is one thing, imagine doing it suspended half way down a majestic cliff face, overwhelmed with beauty. Allow your self to let the sounds of the waves lull you into a calm place and watch the stars come out. This truly is a once in a lifetime experience.

COMMUNITY - Perhaps less than graceful, but this place struck me as a sudo hippie compound. Not a bad thing, in fact i enjoyed it very much. Just know, even if your not a hippie...this place, its just pure. The people are open and honest and you feel a sense of togetherness while your there.
This is what you see pretty much e…
Fun art around the grounds
Can you really beat this shower?
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knowledgebee knowledg…
11 reviews
A Wonderful Retreat Destination to Grow, Learn or Simply Relax Dec 04, 2009
This is a very unique place filled with great energy. If you're looking for a place to reconnect with yourself, nature and/or amazing people drive to Big Sur and spend a few days at Esalen. While there you can take a wide array of classes in massage, yoga, psychology, business, conservation, art, dance and many other worthwhile pursuits. If you do not feel like taking a workshop then come and enjoy Esalen on your own terms on a personal retreat. While there you'll be treated to a daily schedule of movement classes, a plethora of organic, local food, 24 hour access to natural hot springs, the art barn and some majestic scenery.
The view from the dance dome.
The walk down to the baths.
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