Discover the transformative essence of Finca Ara Oko, where education, relaxation, and socialising intertwine harmoniously. Immerse yourself in expert tuition and hone your skills amidst a serene atmosphere. Experience the natural beauty of our location with its captivating views, mountain walks, beaches and star-gazing. Indulge in nourishing home-cooked locally sourced meals while connecting with a warm community of fellow participants.

Retreats at Finca Ara Oko offer the ideal balance of learning, rejuvenation, and connection in an idyllic setting.

We offer small-scale retreats in a beautiful off-grid farmhouse in the Spanish Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada mountains.

Our retreats combine tuition and practice time as well as making the most of the amazing location, which includes mountain walks, beaches, sea-swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, star-gazing and horse riding as well as relaxing and, of course, eating and drinking.

Here are some videos to give you a taste of the kind of music, location and atmosphere at Finca Ara Oko. 

Afro Cuban Folkloric 




Coro de Clave


Dates for 2023

Bata Drumming
Dec 28th – Jan 4th

Dates for 2024 (more to be confirmed soon)

Machito Rumba & Bata Masterclass
June 10th – 17th

Coro de Clave Singing Retreat
June 25th – 2nd July

Salsa Percussion Retreat
Sept 9th – 16th