Situated in the heart of a National Nature Reserve, totally off grid with pure spring water, El Convento is a former Barefoot Carmelite Monastery founded by Sister Teresa de Avila over 500 years ago. .
Dedicated to spiritual development, El Convento has been running yoga retreats and hiring the venue for 16 years. We are ideal for yoga, meditation, shamanic, and all nature based retreats.
We are open and can host retreats from June to September. We can accommodate a group size of 15 students plus a teacher who comes free.
We can provide on site treatments such as traditional massage, cranial-sacro therapy and Inner Child work.
Outdoor yoga platform - suited for small practice groups or personal retreat space.
Indoor Yoga Shala in the old monastery.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
We offer five eco casitas, each sleeping two people - a selection of builds, straw bail, adobe brick and three wooden casitas. They come with solar electricity, bed bases, mattresses, pillows, duvets and sheets.
In addition we offer six bell tents for one or two people - five meters in diameter. These are equipped with floor covering, mattress’s and bases, and all bedding.
There are three bathrooms, two with a compost toilet and one conventional water flush toilet. We have one indoor shower and two private outdoor showers in beautiful nature.
- 10m x 11m shaded roof terrace
- Main Communal Terrace. Dining and shaded chill out space
- 11 m long Swimming Pool.
- Sunrise Terrace - shaded. Ideal for seminars, relaxing and the view.
- Chill Out Hut - a shaded decked area for intimate group gathering
- Kitchen and Dining room - seating for 16 persons on main terrace plus additional eating location for 10 persons on sunrise terrace.
We can organise two day trips, one to the local spring fed river and the other to is to the world famous city Ronda.
The resident chef provides healthy, inspiring, vegetarian, cuisine, organic and locally sourced. We cater for gluten free, vegan and intolerance's. Coffee and teas available.
How to get here
Malaga Airport is 70 minutes drive away from our local village of El Burgo (easily reached by coach).