Creative Experimentation & Loving Dogs

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The retreat package “CREATE“ focuses on free creative experimentation and the infinite rewards that come from letting your hands work on what your soul is asking for: to be the artist you are, without restriction. So, if you feel like experimenting creative and handy abilities, and also want to relax and benefit from the healing love of our dogs, then you've found the ideal place.

We will provide you with all the materials you need for your arts or craft project. We will guide you, answer your questions and allow you to take your own direction without being a formal course. You will develop confidence by doing – dedicating your time to creative activity purely because you love to do it. Our dogs will watch you working on your project and give you affectionate support!

Modalities: Painting; mosaic; sound installations; landscape art; sustainable projects and adaptive technologies, crafts based around natural materials, such as palm fronds; dream catchers, etc.

For all ages. We have special offers for children. Families are welcome.

Additionally we offer various options for relaxing, expressing your creativity, enjoying unforgettable new places, or simply letting our dogs' love warm your heart. 

In our region there are a couple of interesting touristic attractions like local restaurants with typical Bahian food, surfing, diving, whale watching (seasonal), sea turtle project, etc ...

The package includes delicious vegetarian meals made from organic locally-produced vegetables. If you would like to eat some different dishes, there are very good restaurants nearby, or you can let us know for discuss.

If you want to take a break from your day-to-day life and enjoy the company of dogs, you've found the ideal place. If on the other hand you'd like to pursue some cherished activity that you usually don't have enough time for, we offer various options for expressing your creativity and enjoying unforgettable new places.

Offered activities included in the package

(Pick and choose your activities from the list below, making your own arrangement. It’s all included!)

a)  Options for you to experiment and express your creativity

  • How can creative experimentation bring benefit to our life?" - talk
  • "Aesthetics, beauty and inner truth" - talk
  • "The influence of colors in our lives" – talk and experimentations
  • Painting and wall painting
  • Painting and creating mandalas
  • Mosaic with tiles for decorating ambiences
  • Mosaic – arts with recycled plastic
  • Bush craft experiments with natural materials
  • Collages and dream catchers
  • "Enjoying clay" – talk and experimentations
  • "Sound structures with natural materials" – talk and experimentations
  • "Landscape design" – talk and experimentations
  • "Physical and energetic awareness" – group session
  • Body expression and dramatization – group session
  • Meditative Dances – group session

 b)  Other activities for you to choose from - included

  • "Bahia, Brazil – its history and culture" – talk
  • "The natural park – both relaxing and energizing" – talk
  • "Permaculture and sustainability" - expert advice
  • "Gratitude to the 4 Elements" – group session
  • "Crystal bowls, light exercises and meditation" – workshop
  • Guided meditation with dogs: "Touchable Love"  – group session
  • "The healing power of dog’s love" – talk
  • Dog fundamentals talks during your stay
  • Come together around the fire place in nature
  • Sharing experiences as a group - farewell

 c)  Tours and visits to interesting sites - included 

  • Guided tour to the Historical Center of Salvador da Bahia
  • Visit to a local "capoeira" group
  • Visit to the charming seaside town of Arembepe
  • Visit to the sea turtle project  "TAMAR" in Arembepe
  • Tour to the famous historical beach of Praia do Forte

Special offers

  • Second person pay less: If you bring your partner or a friend, the second person gets a 50% discount.
  • Families and groups: Special prices for families and groups, please enquire.

Group size for retreats :

Maximum 8 participants for each retreat date. (Our dogs will receive you as a “family member”, because of that the retreat group size could not be bigger than 8 persons). Please contact us to check the availability.


If you would like to come with a group, the maximum group size is 18 persons.

Or if these package dates don’t suit your schedule, please contact us to request a customized package, indicating your preferred arrival date. 

So if you’re feeling inspired by what we offer, contact us now to guarantee your place.  

If you want another accommodation as double occupancy, that could be discussed. Please require.

Early check-in can be requested, and if you would like to stay longer, that is possible too.  Please request availability before booking

Venue Highlights

"Smile with Dogs" : The loving and playful contact with the dog family that lives at the retreat. At Retreat Bela Natureza you can relax and energize surrounded by beautiful nature, going to nice beaches and enjoy Brazilian food and happiness. In the loving company of our resident dogs you will find a nurturing atmosphere for your body and soul. It´s a perfect retreat for animal lovers who want to know more about the relationship between humans and dogs and for families with children that want to learn more or work on their contact and interaction with dogs.


  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian


Retreat Bela Natureza Brazil is a pioneer and unique rustic nature retreat with resident healing dogs, located 28km away from international airport Salvador da Bahia (SSA), close to the charming beach village Arembepe. At the highway Ba-099, "Estrada do Côco" it's only about a half hour drive away from the International Airport..
Located in a secure condominium neighboring the Environmental Preservation Area of the Capivara River, Retreat Bela Natureza Brazil offers modern infrastructure within a peaceful and welcoming natural environment.
Retreat Bela Natureza Brazil is hidden away in nature, easy to reach when you know the way, but you might not find us on your own with just a GPS. Keep us updated on your flight's arrival time, give us a call, or give us a call if you arrive in Arembepe by bus, and we will assist you!
For further information to find out how to get to Retreat Bela Natureza Brazil or about transportation from the airport, please contact us.

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