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For questions please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please let us know your plans or your questions. We will be in touch to confirm if we have availability and are happy to help you plan an amazing retreat.

Our email is: info@retreatbelanatureza.com

Our Whatsapp: +5571 988172711

We will get back to you within 48 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the weather in your region?

It’s great!! We are blessed with good weather and temperatures as a result of a very gentle and constant intercontinental wind flow, which bathes the coast all year long.

So in our summertime (October till April) the temperature usually varies from 24 to a maximum of 33 degrees Celsius, and in our wintertime (May till September) it varies between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius, but never goes lower than 18 degrees. It is perfect!

Will I be able to walk / hike at the center?

At the retreat center you will have the freedom to be on your own, listening to your needs: meditate, walk around looking at plant life, read, spend the majority of time outside in nature, listen to the music of the birds.

As far as hiking and walking are concerned, we recommend to go to the beach where you have many kilometers of beautiful landscapes.

Are there stores nearby?

Yes! In the Coqueiro de Arembepe community (600 meters away) there are several small grocery stores and a fruit and vegetable store where you can buy basic necessities for everyday needs.

The nearby seaside village of Arembepe (3.5 km away) has very good infrastructure with plenty of stores and restaurants and all kinds.

Can I bring my own dog?

Oh dear, we are so sorry to tell you “no”.

Our resident family of dogs is adorable and friendly, but as a pack they act instinctively, defending their territory – and as such they don’t allow other dogs to come in!

Is the center accessible for disabled people?

This depends on the degree of locomotive difficulty. But with the support of a companion it is possible to access all the spaces within the retreat center. It is inconvenient for wheelchair users, however, as wheels may get stuck in the sand.

How is the accommodation at the retreat?

We have charming eco-lodges designed in the style of the indigenous “Oca” constructions built using the traditional adobe technique and with thatched roofs. We also offer a suite with a private veranda, and dormitory style accommodation “redário”, which is a group room for beds or hammocks), all in the midst of nature.

All accommodations options offer optimum comfort with private bathrooms and modern facilities.

For bigger groups we can also offer the possibility of camping beneath leafy trees.

Are your vegetarian meals suitable for vegans?

Yes. Please request ahead of time.

What happens if the retreat dates don’t suit my schedule?

Please contact us indicating your preferred arrival date and we will try to arrange a customized package.

Do you allow children at the retreat?

Oh yes! Children from 6 years up are warmly welcome, and our sweet resident dogs will be happy to play with them!

Parents or whoever is bringing the children will be responsible for them; we don’t have extra staff for childcare.

How can I be on my own if I book a scheduled retreat package with other guests?

Surrounded by loving nature you will find a nurturing atmosphere for your body, mind and soul. You will find a balance between time spent alone and with groups, and enjoy a variety of included activities, visits and cultural experiences. Our resident dogs will give you the warmth and love to enjoy your retreat experience to the fullest.

If I book a customized retreat are there other people at the center at the same time?

If you book a customized retreat we can’t guarantee we will have other guests by the time you arrive. But we can tell you that you will not be lonely!

We also run an international trainee and volunteer program, so you will be in the company of a very interesting group of people from all over the world in addition to our friendly local team.

Could you tell me more about the yoga style and the intensity level of the yoga classes?

Usually we offer Hatha Yoga classes. The intensity of the classes depends on the requirements of the group of guests.

What are the payment options?

You can choose between PayPal and Bank Transfer.

50% of the total amount has to be paid upon making the reservation to secure your spot. Your deposit is refundable until 60 days before arrival (minus a 15% transfer fee). The remainder is payable upon arrival.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you only have to pay a deposit to secure your spot. 

It’s also possible to pay your retreat in several installments, but this highly depends on how far ahead you make your booking. Please get in touch with us to talk about the possibilities. 

Is there an ATM where I can get local currency or change money?

In the town of Arembepe (3.5 km away) there are two ATMs where you can withdraw money with your (international) bank card. In some of the supermarkets and restaurants you can also pay with your bank card.

If you want to change money, we recommend you to do this when you arrive to International Airport Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (SSA).

How is the health support in case of an emergency?

In Arembepe (3.5 km away) there is a good emergency health station that’s open 24/7 and some pharmacies.

In the eventuality that more treatments are needed there are good hospitals in Salvador, but they are usually expensive.  It’s advisable to have your own traveler’s health insurance from your home country.

How about the safety?

The retreat center is safely located in a closed condominium. But you should observe certain safety precautions (which are generally valid in Brazil) while outside the condominium.

In our region the probability of being mugged is very small. Should you be unlucky, however, you must never react physically but rather calmly hand over whatever is being asked of you.

Do I need some vaccines when I come to your retreat center?

We suggest you check the recommended vaccinations for travel in Brazil. However, we are generally in a low risk area. As the retreat center is located next to a preserved natural area, it might be advisable to start taking Vitamin B supplements a few days before your arrival. This may may encourage the mosquitos to stay a bit further away from you.

Are your dogs vaccinated?

Our family of dogs are the kings and queens here! They are the heart of the project and very well taken care of with much love and complete veterinary care.

General

How is the weather in your region?

It’s great!! We are blessed with good weather and temperatures as a result of a very gentle and constant intercontinental wind flow, which bathes the coast all year long.

So in our summertime (October till April) the temperature usually varies from 24 to a maximum of 33 degrees Celsius, and in our wintertime (May till September) it varies between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius, but never goes lower than 18 degrees. It is perfect!

Will I be able to walk / hike at the center?

At the retreat center you will have the freedom to be on your own, listening to your needs: meditate, walk around looking at plant life, read, spend the majority of time outside in nature, listen to the music of the birds.

As far as hiking and walking are concerned, we recommend to go to the beach where you have many kilometers of beautiful landscapes.

Are there stores nearby?

Yes! In the Coqueiro de Arembepe community (600 meters away) there are several small grocery stores and a fruit and vegetable store where you can buy basic necessities for everyday needs.

The nearby seaside village of Arembepe (3.5 km away) has very good infrastructure with plenty of stores and restaurants and all kinds.

Can I bring my own dog?

Oh dear, we are so sorry to tell you “no”.

Our resident family of dogs is adorable and friendly, but as a pack they act instinctively, defending their territory – and as such they don’t allow other dogs to come in!

Is the center accessible for disabled people?

This depends on the degree of locomotive difficulty. But with the support of a companion it is possible to access all the spaces within the retreat center. It is inconvenient for wheelchair users, however, as wheels may get stuck in the sand.

Retreats

How is the accommodation at the retreat?

We have charming eco-lodges designed in the style of the indigenous “Oca” constructions built using the traditional adobe technique and with thatched roofs. We also offer a suite with a private veranda, and dormitory style accommodation “redário”, which is a group room for beds or hammocks), all in the midst of nature.

All accommodations options offer optimum comfort with private bathrooms and modern facilities.

For bigger groups we can also offer the possibility of camping beneath leafy trees.

Are your vegetarian meals suitable for vegans?

Yes. Please request ahead of time.

What happens if the retreat dates don’t suit my schedule?

Please contact us indicating your preferred arrival date and we will try to arrange a customized package.

Do you allow children at the retreat?

Oh yes! Children from 6 years up are warmly welcome, and our sweet resident dogs will be happy to play with them!

Parents or whoever is bringing the children will be responsible for them; we don’t have extra staff for childcare.

How can I be on my own if I book a scheduled retreat package with other guests?

Surrounded by loving nature you will find a nurturing atmosphere for your body, mind and soul. You will find a balance between time spent alone and with groups, and enjoy a variety of included activities, visits and cultural experiences. Our resident dogs will give you the warmth and love to enjoy your retreat experience to the fullest.

If I book a customized retreat are there other people at the center at the same time?

If you book a customized retreat we can’t guarantee we will have other guests by the time you arrive. But we can tell you that you will not be lonely!

We also run an international trainee and volunteer program, so you will be in the company of a very interesting group of people from all over the world in addition to our friendly local team.

Could you tell me more about the yoga style and the intensity level of the yoga classes?

Usually we offer Hatha Yoga classes. The intensity of the classes depends on the requirements of the group of guests.

Health & Safety

How is the health support in case of an emergency?

In Arembepe (3.5 km away) there is a good emergency health station that’s open 24/7 and some pharmacies.

In the eventuality that more treatments are needed there are good hospitals in Salvador, but they are usually expensive.  It’s advisable to have your own traveler’s health insurance from your home country.

How about the safety?

The retreat center is safely located in a closed condominium. But you should observe certain safety precautions (which are generally valid in Brazil) while outside the condominium.

In our region the probability of being mugged is very small. Should you be unlucky, however, you must never react physically but rather calmly hand over whatever is being asked of you.

Do I need some vaccines when I come to your retreat center?

We suggest you check the recommended vaccinations for travel in Brazil. However, we are generally in a low risk area. As the retreat center is located next to a preserved natural area, it might be advisable to start taking Vitamin B supplements a few days before your arrival. This may may encourage the mosquitos to stay a bit further away from you.

Are your dogs vaccinated?

Our family of dogs are the kings and queens here! They are the heart of the project and very well taken care of with much love and complete veterinary care.

Contact & Help

Coqueiro de Arembepe, Brazil

+55 (71) 988 17 27 11

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