B/SPOKE is hosting its second OUT OF STUDIO retreat in the AZORES ISLANDS OF PORTUGAL
MARCH 30, 2020 - APRIL 4, 2020
We had such an amazing experience & group participate in our first retreat in Guatemala that we are thrilled to plan our next OUT OF STUDIO experience & adventure. Join us for 5 nights / 6 days of unforgettable excursions, countless adventures, 4-star beachfront accommodations, and daily TRAIN, TRAIN X and Yoga classes.
The Azores are a magical volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lovers paradise, and just under 5 hours from Boston, these islands are known as the "Hawaii of the mid-atlantic" and are not to be missed!
We will be staying on the "Green Island" of Sao Miguel, home to vibrant blue volcanic lakes, black sand beaches, lush natural preserves, and panoramic cliffs. Our days will include hikes to some of the most stunning vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns and beaches.
Daily TRAIN, TRAIN X and Yoga classes will be offered, as well as plenty of time for relaxation amongst the property of our oceanfront, 4-star eco-beach resort. All meals (with the exception of 2 lunches) are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare.
A €500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days prior to departure. That said, we can certainly set-up a monthly payment plan for you if you are interested in exploring this option. Please email email@example.com to inquire about payment plan options.
**All retreat pricing is in EURO. The most updated exchange rate is 1.10 USD to 1 EUR.**
***All rooms per resort availability only. We will confirm your registration after you submit your deposit. Should your room type not be available, we will let you know what your options are, and give you the opportunity for a refund if necessary.***
*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
*Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no lunch or dinner)
*Lunch on Arrival Day, and Picnic Lunch on Excursion Days (no lunch on free days)
*Two group hiking & hot springs excursions, including all guides and transportation
*Daily TRAIN, TRAIN X and Yoga Classes with B/SPOKE Instructors
*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to SBER and back (about a 15 minute ride each way)
*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL). See FLIGHT PARAMETERS below. We fly SATA (Azores) Air direct from Boston and they let you bring one checked bag AND one personal piece of sporting equipment (surfboard, bike, etc.) for FREE!
*Additional excursions or cab rides
*Massages (can be booked directly at SBER)
All retreats include a €500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats cannot make exceptions to its cancellation policy as costs are incurred prior to the Retreat Start Date.
The purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip, which will protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. If you decide not to purchase travelers insurance, you are assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption.
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You must have a valid passport to travel to the Azores, Portugal. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat.
A Visa is not required for US Citizens visiting the Azores, unless you're staying in the EU for more than 90 days in a 6 month period.
No special shots or immunizations are necessary for visiting the Azores.
You will be booking flights on SATA (Azores Air). They are the only airline that flies direct from Boston to the Azores.
If you are planning to fly out of a different airport, you will want to connect through Boston and take advantage of the direct flight listed below.
2) Enter departure city of Boston (BOS) and arrival city of Ponta Delgada (PDL)
3) Enter departure date as March 29th (yes, this is correct - the flight is a red-eye so you leave Sunday night and arrive in the Azores early on the morning of March 30th, the start date of your retreat)
4) Enter the return date as April 4th (unless you're staying longer)
5) Select this flight option:
Azores Air Flight 280 - Depart 9:20pm from BOS on 3/29, Arrives 6am in PDL on 3/30
Azores Air Flight 261 - Depart 3:45pm from PDL on 4/4, Arrives 5:25pm in BOS on 4/4
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT EARLY CHECK-IN:
Please note that resort check in is not until 2:30PM on your retreat start date, however, the direct flight we recommend taking from Boston lands in the Azores at 6AM local time that day. If you'd like to ensure that you can check into your room immediately upon arrival at the resort, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request pricing for early check-in.
This beautiful villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a stand up shower and one with a tub. The Double Occupancy Bedroom option means that there will be two people in the bedroom; this other person may be your friend, a family member, your significant other, or a thoughtfully selected fellow retreat participant, depending on how you register.
**Please indicate your roommate's name upon registration. If you do not sign up with a roommate, we will pair you with a like-minded retreater. If you would like your own private bedroom and bathroom within a Two Bedroom Villa, please register for the Single Occupancy Bedroom option**
There is also a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor seating area. Common areas are shared with 1-2 other people, who will occupy the second bedroom of the villa.
Your bedroom will contain two twin beds, and a full bath with stand up shower.
If you and your bedroom-mate would like more privacy, please register for the 1 BR Villa - Double Occupancy Villa option.
This beautiful villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a stand up shower and one with a tub.
By selecting this Single Occupancy Bedroom option within the two bedroom villa, you will have a private bedroom with one double bed, sink, toilet and European style soaking tub with handheld shower-head.
There is also a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor seating area. Common areas are shared with 1-2 other people, who will occupy the second bedroom of your villa.
If you would like more privacy, please register for the 1 BR Villa - Single Occupancy Bedroom option.
This beautiful one bedroom villa is ideal for two friends or a couple seeking a bit more privacy.
It can be configured with one double bed OR 2 twin beds, and has a private bath. The Villa also comes with a living room, small kitchenette and private outdoor seating area.
**You must have a roommate in order to book this room option.** Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up and whether you'd like 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
The most luxurious of all of our housing options, these private studios feature an open style floor plan with one double bed, private bath, kitchenette, and living area. The studios also have access to a heated plunge pool, which is private to only the Luxury Studio Guests.
If you'd like to share this room (1 Double Bed) with a partner, the cost is an additional 1799 EUR. Contact email@example.com to book this option.