The Azores…if you haven’t heard of these islands in the Atlantic, one quick Google will have you registering for this retreat! A part of Portugal, these special volcanic islands are still relatively unknown to tourism. An autonomous region of Portugal, where lush tropical vegetation overlaps with trim pastures, we will soak up the natural beauty, take great hikes, and enjoy yoga in our hotel’s 31-acre botanical garden! Our retreat will be centered in Furnas, on São Miguel island, which will allow us to walk into town and to local sights, and be within 1-1.5 hours driving of all major sights on São Miguel.
Hot springs...without the sulphuric smell. Plus we'll even cook dinner using volcanic steam!
Yoga each morning in the hotel's magnificent gardens.
Gorgeous scenery around...and optional hiking for those who love to hike.
Part of Portugal, but the Azores have their own culture, food, architecture and hospitality.
Terra Nostra Hotel and Spa (the top-rated hotel in all of the Azores) is located right in the center of the charming town of Furnas, and as guests we have 24/7 unlimited access to their 31-acres of botanical gardens and multiple geothermal pools (which are rich in iron, and only have a very light sulphur smell). Our location will allow us to walk to many of the other gardens, hot springs and calderas within Furnas.
Retreat does NOT include:
Day 1: Arrival, afternoon yoga, dinner, geothermal pool relaxation.
Day 2: Morning yoga, breakfast, cultural tour, free time, afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 3: Morning yoga, breakfast, hiking and driving tour with lunch, afternoon yoga on location, dinner on your own.
Day 4: Morning yoga, breakfast, calderas tour, free time (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 5: Morning yoga, breakfast, coastal and waterfall tour with lunch, dinner.
Day 6: Morning yoga, breakfast, spa day, free time (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 7: Morning yoga, breakfast, free day (lunch on your own), afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 8: Departure. Check-out is 11am, you may depart on your own timing.
*Guideline itinerary. Schedule may vary based on instructor and size of group.