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Nature Retreat in the Azores

An inspiring private retreat with attention to the island's beautiful nature and for you, yourself. Offering a program in consultation with you tailored to your needs. With opportunities to do yoga, meditation, energetic treatments, coaching, awareness, personal growth, transformation, and relaxation. You can go on several island tours, walks/trails, whale and dolphin spotting (optional), have nice meals, and have time for yourself. Stay in a house or apartment near the Atlantic Ocean. Be surprised by this unique trip to an amazing island.

Depending on the nationality of the participant, this retreat is given in Dutch, English, or German.

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  • 1 Yin yoga or 1 yoga Nidra session
  • Daily several meditation sessions
  • Practice body awareness / breath / visualization / self inquiry / chakra meditation
  • Coaching
  • Up to 3 or 4 tours on the island with a private car
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • This retreat can also be offered for 4 nights.
  • This retreat can also be offered in Dutch.:

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Portuguese
Group size: 1-4 participants
Airport transfer included: João Paulo II Airport
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will stay the days in São Miguel, Faial, or Terceira. Enjoy the energy of these islands with different power spots that you can feel and experience for yourself. Discover the volcano crater lakes, volcanic new land, waterfalls, hot water springs, the ocean, the green surroundings, and more.

Where you will stay depends on what accommodation is available. Some features that will surely be part of the accommodation:

Sao Miguel and Terceira

  • Nature place close to the ocean
  • You share with your retreat host a cottage/apartment. with a private room, and depending on the accommodation shared or a private bathroom.
  • If you like to have a cottage/apartment for yourself, please ask for information.

At Faial

  • You will have a house or apartment just for yourself.
  • Situated in or near the small town Horta with a view of Pico island.


If you prefer to experience the vacation / retreat alone with your retreat host, then this private retreat is for you! On this retreat, you will receive maximum attention for you alone, or together with someone else, on dates you choose.

Enjoy everything that comes along. If you wish, you can use this chance to make a progress in your personal growth.

In six days, you will experience the breathtaking nature of the islands of São Miguel, Faial or Terceira. Faial. With volcano craters, waterfalls, dolphins and whales, the blue ocean, green hills, flowers everywhere and more. Choosing Faial, you will also visit the island of Pico for 1 day. Spend your time to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul with meditation, yoga, walks, coaching, and energetic healing sessions.

Stay in a private house or apartment near the Atlantic Ocean. The retreats include 3 or 4 island tours, depending on your wishes, by private car. There will be also time to relax and private time for you. A program will be offered, starting after breakfast, from 10.00am till 16.30pm, so you will have some time for yourself at the end of the day.

Example program of the day

  • 10:00 Yin Yoga
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Island tour with a trail (can be in silence)
  • 16.30 Program closure

Second example program of the day

  • *0:00 Meditation (for example: breath / visualisation / body awareness / move / silence / chakra / self inquiry)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Island tour and visiting hot springs/ vulcanocave/ new vulcanic land
  • 16.30: Program closure

Third example program of the day

  • 10:00 Creative session/ Energetic Treatment
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Free time rest of the day (whale watching, beach, city trip, etc.)

Fourth example program of the day

  • 10.00 - 18.00 Boattrip to Pico island, to make a walk on the vulcanic earth, with meditation- and relaxation moments

The program can be adjusted to the wishes of the traveler(s).

Included excursions

During the island tours, you will visit, by private car, the most beautiful and powerful nature locations on the island. Meditations, mindfulness, and silent walks will be offered, with enough time to enjoy these special places by yourself.

For Sao Miguel you will visit:

  • The volcano lakes: Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, and Furnas.
  • The thermal baths: Furnas, Caldeira Velha, and Ferreira.
  • The tea factory.

For Faial you will visit:

  • The Vulcano crater, in the middle of the island.
  • Capelinhos: the new land.
  • Varadouro: natural swimmingpools.
  • Boattrip to Pico island
  • For Terceira you will visit:
  • Serra do Cume
  • Vulcao de Algar
  • Biscoites
  • Serrata

The program can be changed depending on the weather or wishes of the participants.


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This retreat takes place on São Miguel, Faial or Terceira, islands of the Azores. Overwhelming islands, full of green hills, beautiful flowers, vulcanos, power places, silence, and blue ocean views. The house/apartment with a garden is situated near the Atlantic Ocean, go there walking or by car. Or, if you prefer, you can stay in a place near to the city to enjoy the small city life.

At the beach or at natural pools, you will experience the different colors blue of the Atlantic Ocean waves to enjoy or to take a swim. Nice trails in beautiful wild nature can be done. All this will be offered in a nice program with meditation, walks, silence- and mindfulness moments, to relax and go refind yourself again.



  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff


  • Free Wi-Fi


Coffee, tea and water will be provided. For your breakfast, lunch and dinner wishes, you can go to a nice restaurant or do some shopping in the supermarket and make a meal in the house/apartment.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

Enhance your holiday experience by adding some optional activities such as swimming in the ocean, going walking/hiking, whale and dolphin watching, visiting the capital Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel), Horta (Faial), Angra do Heroismo (Terceira), reading your book in the green garden or a nice parc, meditating, getting an energetic treatment and/or do whatever you like to do. Also, it is possible to enjoy a walk in silence. Your host will tell you about the possibilities near the house or will bring you by car to the place you like to go.

Spa treatments

Energetic treatments:

  • Energetic Healing
  • Aura Reading
  • Access Bars
  • Energetic Transformation Session

The cost is 65 EUR for 60-90 minutes and you can book the treatment when you are on the island.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation in São Miguel, Faial, or Terceira
  • Airport transport
  • Private bedroom, bedding, and towels included, private or shared bathroom, depending on the accommodation
  • 3 - 4 trips around the island with a private car
  • 1 yoga Nidra or 1 Yin yoga
  • Meditation (several kinds) and Mindfulness daily
  • 2 - 3 walks/trails
  • Coaching sessions/ energetic coaching sessions at the house and in nature

What's not included

  • Airline ticket to the island ( information about flights can be offered)
  • Meals and other drinks
  • Park entrance tickets (25 EUR)
  • Whale and dolphin watching (45-65 EUR, optional), possible April - October
  • Guided walks (35 EUR, optional)
  • Hatha yoga or Qi Gongclasses (25 EUR for 60 minutes, optional)
  • Energetic treatments (65 EUR, optional)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

  • For Sao Miguel: Joao Paulo (PDL)
  • For Faial: Horta (HOR)
  • For Terceira (Lajes)
Airport: João Paulo II Airport Airport transfer included: João Paulo II Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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This private retreat is also bookable for 2 or more people from the same party / group. Prices on request.

If you like to hear more about the retreat, the program, or the residence, please send an inquiry.

If you prefer to have the retreat on another Azorean island, this is possible. Azores Nature Retreats also offers retreats at Pico, Faial, and São Jorge. Other islands are also possible. If you want to know more, please send an inquiry.

This retreat can offered in Dutch, English and German.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 1 participants

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