El Convento Retreat, Malaga, Spain

Convento Virgen de las Nieves, Carril del Convento O de la Fuensanta, 29420 El Burgo, Málaga, Spain

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps10 - 16

About the property

Situated in the heart of a National Nature Reserve, El Convento is a former Barefoot Carmelite Monastery founded by Sister Teressa de Avillia over 500 years ago. Dedicated to spiritual development.

Included Amenities

Swimming Pool
Yoga/Seminar room

The former hermitage of San Juan has a shaded roof terrace 10 x 11m.. Spacious for up to 20 persons.
Overlooks virgin forest to the south, sunrise above mountains down the valley 10km away. Northwards the semi ruined monastery and church of El Convento. Stunning views every direction! Clean pure air often with eagles soaring high above. Reassuring smells of delicious food cooking below always.

Eco practices

- All off grid
- Solar electric and spring water for washing and drinking
- Situated within a UNESCO protected nature Reserve
- No electricity lines and very limited radio masts
- Mobile reception limited
- Conventional flush toilets and compost toilets. Compost for almond trees.
- Outdoor and indoor showers
- Vegetable garden, kitchen compost fed
- The retreats own organic olive oil and almonds


El Convento has been running yoga retreats and hiring the venue for 16 years. Ideal for yoga, meditation, shamanic, and all nature based retreats. Open from June to September. Situated in a National Nature reserve. Pure spring water and totally off grid.
A group size of 15 students is ideal. Plus teacher who comes free.
Accommodation 5 Casitas. Sleep 10 persons. Solar electricity. They come with bed bases, mattresses, pillows, duvets and sheets. 6 Bell Tents. 1 or 2 persons. 5 meters in diameter. Equipped with floor covering, mattress’s and bases, and all bedding.
Food. 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.
10m x 11m Shaded Roof Terrace
Indoor Yoga Shala in the old monastery.
Main Communal Terrace. Dining and shaded chill out space. 11 m long.
Swimming Pool. Cool spring water.
Sunrise Terrace. Shaded. Ideal for seminars, relaxing and the view.
Chill Out Hut. A shaded decked area for intimate group gatherings.
Yoga Platform. Suited for small practice groups or personal retreat space.
Besides a conventional bathroom we have 2 outdoor showers in stunning private locations and 2 inspiring beautiful compost toilets.
We can organize 2 day trips, one to the local spring fed river and the other to is to the world famous city Ronda.
Transfers. Malaga Airport is 70 minutes drive away from our local village of El Burgo (easily reached by coach).
Treatments available; traditional massage, cranial-sacro therapy and Inner Child work.


Five eco casitas, all sleep 2 persons. selection of builds, straw bail, adobe brick and 3 wooden casitas.
6 Bell Tents, all equipped with full bedding, bed bases and mattresses.


3 Bathrooms, 2 with compost toilet and 1 conventional water flush toilet.
1 indoor shoer and 2 private outdoor showers in beautiful nature.

Bed linen

All linen provided, no extra cost.


We provide a professional chef. Cater for vegans and gluten free options. All food organic or locally sourced.

Kitchen and Dining room

Seating for 16 persons on main terrace plus additional eating location for 10 persons on sunrise terrace.


Outdoor spring water pool available.



Malaga, Spain

Set in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves, 1 hour from Ronda and 1 hour 45 minutes from Malaga. Closest village El Burgo.


Convento Virgen de las Nieves, Carril del Convento O de la Fuensanta, 29420 El Burgo, Málaga, Spain

Nearest Airport

Malaga is 1 hour 40 minutes away by car.

Nearest Town

Ronda is 1 hour away. This is the famous village capital, inland at an altitude of 800 meters. Moor architecture and incredible bridge over the gorge.

Nearest Station

Malaga to local village of El Burgo is 90 minute by coach. Ronda is 1 hour away.

Booking Conditions

Cost £420 per guest for 1 week.
Min 10, Max 15.
Plus teacher who comes free.
To reserve hire week :
• 6 months plus before start date, payment for 2 guests due. £840.
• 6 months before start date, payment for 5 guests due. £2100.
• 2 months before start date, payment for 10 guests due. £4200.
• Start, balance due.