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, we will give you an orientation tour of the accommodation and facilities, and ensure you have everything you need to thrive during your stay at the centre.

What is the minimum stay at Amara?

A minimum stay of 2 nights are necessary 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?

We have some limited places for volunteer work exchange stays. Fill out our Volunteer Form to send us some details about yourself, and we will contact you at the next available opportunity!

How to Get Here

Where is Amara Valley Nature Retreat?

You will find the centre at 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 you to organise taxis from and to the airport. Fees may vary depending on time of arrival.


By Public Transport

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


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 to Amara

We collaborate with local taxis and can help to organise rides up to the centre from Banyoles. Each trip currently costs 18€ and can be shared between multiple people.

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.


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