Frequently Asked Questions

Staying at Amara

 
What can I expect when I arrive?

Amara Valley has been created to offer all who come here a place of peace, tranquility, inspiration, support, insight and loving kindness. Upon arrival, our team will help you find your place to stay, and ensure you have everything you need to thrive during your time at the centre.

What is the minimum stay at Amara?

A minimum of 2 nights are necessary for group leaders to book at Amara.

When can I arrive at Amara?

Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am. Special arrangements can be made to suit your needs.

Is it possible to stay without participating in a retreat?

There are a range of alternative options for stays at Amara, including volunteer work exchange, personal retreats, and artist residencies. Contact us for more information.

Can I share a room even if I’m not coming with a friend?

Yes! Our shared rooms are possible to share with another retreat guest.

How to Get Here

 
Where is Amara Valley Eco Retreat?

You will find the centre at the Masía Can Coll, 17834 Porqueres, Girona, Spain

Amara is located:

  • 15 mins from Banyoles
  • 45 mins from Girona International Airport and city
  • 100 mins from Barcelona International airport and city
What are the best ways to get there?

Closest Airports

  • Girona International Airport (45min)
  • Barcelona International Airport (100min)

We can help your group to organise taxis from and to the airport. Fees will vary depending on time of arrival and time of the year.

 

By Public Transport

There are very reliable bus services running daily from Barcelona or Girona to Banyoles. You can find the timetables here:

TEISA BUS 

Barcelona – Banyoles 

Daily Bus service from Barcelona: c/ Pau Clarís, 117

One way trip – 14€

Girona – Banyoles

Daily hourly buses from RENFE train station

One way trip – 2,65€

 

From Banyoles bus station to Amara

  1. Taxi: can be found in front of the bus station, and cost about 20€
  2. Amara shuttle – we can organize pick up service for your guests at 15€ per trip. This service will need to be confirmed at least 48h prior to the start of the retreat.

What’s included?

What’s included in the cost of Amara?

· Full board: accommodation + all meals
· All workshops and activities according to the retreat or event
· Sheets, pillows and duvets
· Tea and fruit snacks
· Access to the grounds & facilities

What’s not included in the cost?

· Towels
· Transport to and from Amara
· Massages & other treatments
· Shop gifts
· Travel & personal insurance

What do I need to bring for my stay at Amara?

You will need to bring a towel, and we recommend to bring a water bottle to have with you also.

Facilities 

 
How can I book a massage?

Once you arrive at Amara you will be able to book a massage at Reception.

Which yoga props are provided?

The yoga shall has mats, blankets, thai massage mattresses, cushions, bolsters, blocks, belts and chairs.

Is there Wi-Fi?

There is wifi in the main areas of the house