glamping IN são jorge
Breathe. Relax. Smile.
São Jorge, Azores
A Little Paradise Just Waiting to Be Discovered
Between the sea and the forest is Retiro Atlântico, the first glamping on the Island of São Jorge, Azores, with certified organic farming.
Come and meet this little paradise created by Hugo and Natacha. Sleep in the comfort of a yurt, wake up to the sound of the birds, enjoy our breakfast while Pico smiles at you, visit our certified organic farming and venture into São Jorge.
We are waiting for you!
At Retiro you will find 4 yurts (traditional Mongolian tents) that will give you all the comfort you are looking for.
Every morning we will serve your breakfast in the main house. It´s also in the main house that you have access to free wi-fi.
The place where you can cook if this is more convenient to you, enjoy your meal and, of course, socialize!
ENJOY YOUR STAY
What to Do During Your Visit
Cafes and Restaurants
The center of Urzelina is less than five minutes drive from Retiro Atlântico where you can find cafes and restaurants or, alternatively, a mini-market if you wish to cook your meals in the communal kitchen.
São Jorge does not have a public transport network, so the best option to get to know the island is by renting a car.
Our extra services include transfer from and to the airport/port.
Fajãs, Hiking Trails and Adventure Sports
The Island of São Jorge is known for its innumerable and magnificent fajãs (flat surfaces near the sea, created from collapsing cliffs or lava flows). We have more than 70! In 2016 the fajãs were classified by UNESCO as Biosphere Reserves. Many of them do not have car access being the only option to go on foot. The trail Topo-Fajã of Caldeira de Santo Cristo is a must-see! This fajã is known for its lagoon and tasty clams.
If you like adventure sports there are companies on the island specialized in this type of activities that include, for example, diving, climbing, abseiling and canyoning.
São Jorge has beautiful places where you can go for a swim. However, instead of beaches here you will find small ports or natural swimming pools. In Urzelina and surroundings there are different places to swim, the nearest is a 5-minute walk from Retiro and is called pier of Terreiros.
São Jorge has two museums: the Cunha da Silveira Museum House, in Velas and the Francisco Lacerda Museum in Calheta. Occasionally there may be some show at the Municipal Auditorium where the Municipal Library is located.
If you want to know more about the traditions of this island, take advantage of it and go to a handicraft house (located in Beira, Ribeira do Nabo or Fajã dos Vimes) to find out how to work in looms, get to know the coffee plantations in Fajã dos Vimes, unique in Europe, or visit a cheese factory (located in Beira or Ribeira Seca).
January: New Year
February: In Azores we celebrate friendship with the Boyfriends´Day and the Girlfriends` Day. It´s also Carnival month
April: Festivities of São Jorge, patron of the island
May/June: Holy Spirit
June/July: Festivities of Velas Municipality and Calheta Municipality
November: São Martinho
Visit são jorge
Enjoy a glamourous vacation in the middle of nature.