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Sunrise in heaven! I am still getting goose bumps when thinking of this place and the peacefulness surrounding it. 🌄🌄🌄 Not far from Cadiar, South of Spain, this beautiful, surreal place will be the first place in mind when planning holidays from now on... and retreats. A perfect night sky that we all miss when living in a big city, a perfect start of the morning too. The hospitality and warmth of Vicky and Dave made me feel home. You have it all there! Just check it out in person. Thank you, both!!
Finca Ará Oko is a truly special place. I left exactly a week ago and not a day has passed without me wishing to still be there, playing batá drums and singing with Vicky, Dave and all the other wonderful people who attended the Afro-Cuban percussion retreat. Being at the Finca was such a fulfilling experience – I learnt a lot, laughed a lot… and felt inspired. I loved the beautiful and peaceful surroundings, the hikes, the food (oh, the food!), the yoga at sunrise … everything really. And I just loved how alive I felt every day while I was there, drumming and singing, and feeling nothing but pure bliss. I can’t wait to come back! Thank you, Vicky and Dave!
Out of this world location for any type of artistic, yoga or meditation retreat. In my case it was folkloric Afro-Cuban drumming taught by the hosts Vicky and Dave. Perfect set up to switch off completely from your daily routine and enjoy life in a peaceful and ultra relaxing part of the world. I guarantee you'll never be so happy to get up in the morning whatever you have to do next...but I suggest a nice breakfast in the omnipresent sunny Andalusian weather. Hasta pronto !
Dear Vicky and Dave, Thank you for the amazing experience. Great Bata and Rumba drumming and singing, amazing Sunrises and sunsets and endless stars. Excellent food, all in a beautiful house on the mountains surrounded by Almond trees and vines and filled with the most sweet people and the best vibes. It will all remain in my heart until next time. See you soon, Ohad
I had really built up my week in the Finca in my imagination and amazingly what I found actually exceeded what I’d dreamt. The place is quiet and beautiful: I’d forgotten there were that many stars in the sky. A week spent with lovely people doing something I love… I felt at home the moment I arrived, largely because of Dave and Vicky, who are not only talented teachers and inspiring musicians but great people too. I wish you all the luck in the world with this brilliant venture D&V - I’ll be back for sure!
Just back from Finca Ara Oko after a week-long Afro Cuban music retreat with Vicky and Dave ... and it was amazing! The finca is beautiful and the setting absolutely stunning, the food really, really excellent (and I don't write this lightly). The drumming takes place on a porch so we played looking at the vista above, as always at Vicky and Dave's events, with a really great bunch of people. For me it was a steep but super rewarding learning curve and I appreciated the encouraging way we were taught and also the way the mixed levels were accommodated. We all left plotting a return - not a question of if but when!