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

Shaded panoramic roof terrace. 100 meter squared. Former hermitage of San Juan, used by monks for 350 years.

Overlooks virgin forest to the south, sunrise above mountain down the valley 10km away. Stunning views every direction. Clean pure air.

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
- Outdoor and indoor showers
- Vegetable garden
- The retreat center farms own organic olive oil and almonds


El Convento is ideal for yoga and meditation retreats. Available for all retreats which respect humanity and nature. Totally off grid. Spring water pool and drinking water.

Accommodation for up to 16 people. 10 persons in casitas, 2 sharing plus 6 Bell Tents for 1 or 2 persons. Bell tents are 5 meters diameter and come equipped with floor covering, mattress’s and bases, and all bedding.

3 vegetarian meals per day. Tea and coffee always available. Food is mainly organic or locally grown and sourced.

From Malaga to the local village of El Burgo by cheap comfortable and reliable coach takes 90 minutes. El Convento is situated 20 minutes drive into the National Nature Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves, transfers are available.


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

1 week minimum hire duration. 8 persons minimum booking. £1260 for reservation, This is price for 4 persons, £315 x 4 . Remaining balance for 8 persons due 8 weeks before start date.