Can I offer my healing sessions? Yes! We always have a highly talented group of about 20 healers with us. Please navigate to our application page - Healer Submissions
Can I volunteer? Yes! We will accept about 10 volunteers for this event. Please navigate to our volunteer application page - Volunteer Here
Can I offer/sell my products? Yes! We will have a small daily market bazaar. All products must be organic and handmade. Please email our office to apply - firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you tell me about food? We are offering a delicious week-long food & accommodation package with a healthy 100% vegan buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can purchase your food& accommodation package here - S&S Food Please note:
Food will be mostly vegan options and we will cater to individuals with special needs
Drip Coffee & Tea will be served with meals. However, if you want specialty coffees or teas, they can be purchased for an additional charge in our Cafe
Smoothies and fresh juices can also be purchased for an additional charge in our organic juice bar, along with simple snacks
The land is rich with fresh spring water. Please bring your own reusable water bottle
It is not possible to buy individual meals, as our kitchen is not set up to do that
No meat or fish will be served. If you are unable to go a week without meat, then there are some restaurants in the nearby town.
For early and late arrivals we will provide meals for an additional cost.
What are my accommodation options? There are a few options on the property, please check our host's website for details - Awakeland Accommodation
Can I arrive early or stay more days after the gathering is finished? Unfortunately, No. We highly recommend that you spend as much time exploring the natural beauty of Portugal as possible, however, it will not be possible to stay on the property outside of our 7 days together. For early arrivals and late departures, you will need to book a hotel on those nights. Please email us for assistance. ~ Check in time will be 15:00pm on 15 March and check out is 15:00pm on 22nd of March.
How do I get to the gathering? It is best to fly into Faro International Airport (FAO), but Lisbon is also possible, although a bit farther away. We recommend checking www.skyscanner.com for very inexpensive fares from all over Europe and the rest of the world. You can easily check many dates and departure cities and set price alerts. The best deals are usually found 1-2 months before you plan to fly. We found RT flights from many European capitals for less than 100 euros in August. Awakeland is located near the small town of Moinho da Rocha about 1 hour by car from Faro and 3 hours from Lisbon (See map)
ARRIVING BY TRAIN OR BUS Awakeland Portugal is a 60 minute drive from Faro airport and 3 hours from Lisbon. You can travel from Lisbon (or anywhere else in Portugal) to the Algarve by train (www.cp.pt), bus (http://www.rede-expressos.pt) or a small airplane (www.aerovip.pt). From Faro airport to Portimão you can booking a place (minimum 48h before) on green bus and there you take a Bus 21*. There is a bus stop right outside our door (Bus 21*) and a train station only 15 mins away (Portimão**), from where you can arrive to Awakeland Portugal via the bus 21 or a taxi. TRAIN & BUS 21 You can get off on Mexilhoeira Grande and walk 10min from train station to center of village and you find a bus stop of bus 21 Or you can get off on stop Portimão and you walk 15min from train station to bus stop Rot. Hospital of bus 21 (picture). BUS from Lisbon (or other city) & BUS 21* You can get off on Transol (near Portimão Arena) and walk 10 min from this bus station to bus stop Rot. Hospital of bus 21 (picture) Or you can get off near the river and walk 10min from this station to bus stop on Largo do Dique of bus 21 (picture).
* Bus 21 – leaves from Portimão, Largo do Dique or Rot. Hospital (consult schedules). To arrive to Awakeland Portugal, get off at TERRA VELHA (or alternatively, at 1km distance MONTES DE CIMA or MOINHO DA ROCHA). You can take bus 21 with different routes and times, please see here: https://www.cm-portimao.pt/servicos-municipais/vai-e-vem
So, depending on which bus you pick up or you get off on MONTES DE CIMA or MOINHO DA ROCHA and walk 15 min from there to Awakeland or you get off TERRA VELHA and walk 5 min from here to Awakeland (picture). ** Coming from Lisbon, you must switch trains in Tunes. Take the train in direction Lagos and get off at Portimão. If you come from Faro via train, get off at Portimão. And in Portimão you can arrive Awakeland by taxi or bus 21* (see above the indication). Contact Awakeland for assistance: www.awakeland.pt/contacts
We recommend that you wait to book your ride from the airport, as we are looking into a shuttle service to save our guests time, money and energy.
Uber and Taxi's are widely available, however, they can be quite expensive. Car rental is also an option and not a bad one, especially if you wish to spend your afternoons at the beach or explore the surrounding villages
We will be sharing more details on this section soon, so please hold tight.
What are the house rules?
Come in Silence, Go in Silence. We ask that everyone honor our evening and morning times as sacred and silent time. So immediately following all evening concerts, which will typically end around 10:30pm, we ask that everyone enter silence until 9:00am which is about halfway through our breakfast time.
Please respect the boundaries of others. S&S can be a juicy and wild celebration, but it also is a deep process which can bring up some strong emotions in some people. Please be supportive but also give space to people when needed.
No alcohol, drugs or sacred medicines of any kind allowed. We kindly ask that you join us in a clear and sober state of mind. There will be plenty of euphoria without the need of any substances
No garbage please. Especially plastics. Please help us to maintain a clean and sustainable environment. If you can't help it, please take all refuse with you when you leave and dispose of it in a proper rubbish bin.
Can I bring my children with me? Of course! We welcome children of all ages to our gatherings. Children 7 and under are totally free. Kids 8-17 have a free ticket but need to pay full price for food and accommodation. Parents will also be asked to sign a liability waiver form, and are asked to attend their children at all times.. And while we want children to have fun and feel free, we also ask parents to help us maintain the meditative aspect of S&S, especially those moments of beautiful silence between songs and sessions. ~ For the meditation workshops, please check first with the teacher to make sure children are allowed.
Will there be a children's program? If we have enough children, we will offer a light Children's Program with Art, Dance, Yoga etc in the afternoons. If you would like your child(ren) to join the program, please let us know during your booking process. This is important to enable us to manage the group size.
What should I bring?
Please bring a small offering for our community altar.
Please bring an all white outfit for our special full moon celebration evening
Please write your intentions on paper to burn at the ritual fire on the Full Moon Spring Equinox
We recommend bringing your own yoga mat
Please bring your own water bottle (The venue provides fresh filtered water, but you must bring your own reusable container)
Bathing suit, beach towel, sun lotion, sun glasses, sun hat
Walking shoes - a big beautiful land to explore!
Cash - see below
Can I go to the bank or ATM and withdraw money? There are no credit card services on the property, and the nearest bank and ATM is several kms away, so we recommend that you bring some cash for small items such as coffees, juices and snacks
For all other questions, please send us an email through our Contact page.