The Shalas


An open, light and airy space of 10m by 6m, our Dojo is based on a traditional Japanese design with an Arabic twist. Within the roof is an architectural lantern decorated with Moroccan purple and gold glass that sends iridescent shards of dappled light that falls onto its high-quality, fully-sprung, timber floor.

There is also a magnificent Moroccan chandelier hanging from the lantern as well as heating and fans if needed. Four double sets of wooden-and-glass doors lead out onto an upper terrace that over looks the treetops of our palm and popular garden.

We have fitness and yoga equipment as well as meditation chairs to be used in this space, which is perfect for dance, martial arts, yoga, meditation and any other group activities.


In the lower formal gardens is an all-weather Hymer (Moroccan tent) that provides shelter all year round.

It has removable sides and a colourful Arabic tiled floor, making it the perfect space to do yoga or Thai Chi in the garden. Being close to the Tiki bar and Parillada it often gets used for recreational dancing, arts and music performances and this is where we do our outdoor cinema screenings.

Like the Dojo, it is 10m by 6m making it another ideal space for groups.

Everyone needs and should honour themselves with some time out from their routine and go on a retreat. The finca is genuine paradise. The architecture, colours, light, the best food in the world formulated by the loving, nurturing people who run it.  I loved it and hope to be back.

Lisa October 2018