Where to Stay


Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, CIVANA is a destination wellness resort that offers a holistic experience to a wide audience of travelers.

Wellbeing Tailored To You

The CIVANA difference is they take to heart the and that separates “healthy and happy.” They never forget your wellness journey is as personal as your own happiness – your unique sense of well-being, joy and fulfillment.


Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center

This quiet and relaxing eight-acre oasis in the Sonoran Desert located in the center of Carefree features three unique walking paths with audio-guided meditation – Labyrinth, Prayer Path and Islands of Silence – each providing an opportunity for quiet reflection and contemplation. Your stay includes room with private bath, patio or balcony, and homemade healthy meals.

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center provides opportunities for individuals, couples and families to experience a personal retreat. Your experience will be custom designed by you! Host a staff retreat, meeting, workshop or other gathering at this beautiful and well-equipped facility set amid the splendor of the Sonoran Desert!

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Nearby Lodging

Boulders Resort & Spa

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Escape to a secluded haven in the Sonoran Desert amid the natural splendor of painted sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky – The Boulders. You’ll find many activities to choose from  – have a spa treatment or work out in the fitness center. Take some time for yourself and meditate while walking the labyrinth. Play golf or tennis. Hike, walk a nature trail, or fish in the area surrounding the resort.

Located just south of Carefree, the property features adobe buildings that blend with the background, as well as superb service and luxurious amenities. Choose from Casitas, Executive Suites, Villas, Haciendas and the Villa Retreat – each uniquely designed with elegant southwestern décor and featuring cozy and authentic amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings and natural stone showers.