The Esalen Institute

4.11115 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, California 93920, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8888372536
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Entertainment, Spa, Family And Kids, Nature

Covering around 25 acres of land, the Esalen Institute is a popular non-profitable organization that aims at educating tourists on spiritual studies, martial arts, yoga and various aspects of dance. If you are not interested in taking part in any of these programs, you can at least stop by to see the breathtaking view of Santa Lucia Mountains from this location. Else, you can enjoy a nice healthy lunch or can pamper yourself with a relaxing spa session or get yourself soaked in the hot tub, filled with water collected from natural hot spring, which is located nearby. 

Entrance Ticket Details For The Esalen Institute

  • Workshops has different price quote. Visit their official website for details.

How to Reach The Esalen Institute

  • By Car.

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  • The Esalen Institute Address: 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, California 93920, United States
  • The Esalen Institute Contact Number: +1-8888372536
  • The Esalen Institute Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Esalen Institute: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 47.31% of people who visit Big Sur include The Esalen Institute in their plan

  • 78.2% of people start their The Esalen Institute visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Esalen Institute

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Esalen Institute

People normally club together Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park while planning their visit to The Esalen Institute.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Esalen Institute Reviews & Ratings

  • This place is the essence of relaxation and pure beauty. Go into this place relaxed and ready to find yourself. Embrace it all this is a one and only experience. Staff was great. Old cabins were perfect. This is a little piece of heaven on earth. If you have the chance stay here a couple of days you won’t be sorry.

  • The Esalen Institute is the greatest place on earth! Every time I have been there (3 times for workshops, 2 times assisting, 13 times teaching, 5 times for personal retreats) has been magical! I always meet the most fascinating people who are trying to make the world a better place - people of substance and of high integrity who are committed to loving, supportive relationships. Since I've been going to Esalen not a week has passed when someone I met at Esalen hasn't reached out to me. If you are looking to make life-long friendships, enjoy great food, and learn from renowned authors and therapists, don't miss Esalen!

  • Amazing place. The spiritual vibrational energy is pure love and attracts those with similar vibrational energies.

  • One of the most beautiful properties in the world, and one of the poorest managed. The customer service and reservation process is simply remedial. Try calling and see if someone answers your phone call. Even worse, imagine giving them your hard earned money and calling. I will never return to this property again.

  • Came here for a weekend workshop. Had an amazing stay. Very peaceful place. I found all of the staff to be friendly and professional, nothing like some of the bad reviews I read here. Food was pretty good. But really it's about the location - it can't be beat. Highly recommend coming here just for a peaceful retreat. Enjoy the nature and sounds of the ocean as well as the creek nearby. The baths were awesome and the workshop itself was worth the while too (intro to mindfulness with James Baraz).

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