We are each a small drop in the vast ocean of existence and at the same time, the ocean itself.

Set on a wild island ten kilometers from the Brazilian mainland, covered by a pristine tropical rainforest unscarred by roads and massive development, Gota do Mar is a special place where this duality reveals itself. Set your daily planner aside and retreat from the frenetic pace of daily life. With your group as a compass, you’ll find the clarity you seek in this uniquely biodiverse, environmentally protected sanctuary.

Awaken to a world apart. Free to explore, the sea and forest will envelop your senses and rekindle your spirit of discovery. Your innate curiosity will lure you to seek out unnamed beaches and hidden grottos animated by abundant wildlife. Ascend mountain trails for sublime views of paradise, laid out at your feet. Far from the rush hour traffic back home, you’ll instead share your path with monkeys and birds, and the water with dolphins and sea turtles. As the separation between yourself and nature melts away, you'll find yourself inspired to delve inward as well.

Whether your goals are of the body, soul, mind, or the integration of the three, Gota do Mar can accommodate your needs. You are invited to join us in this place of dramatic, primal beauty, to restore the sense of wonder and wholeness that deepens your connection to everything in your life. Renewal begins with your group celebrating the possibilities of the human spirit in harmony with the spirit of nature.

Typical Day

Carefully nestled into the vivid green landscape, Gota do Mar lies at a secluded intersection of earth and sea. Structures blend into the terrain, while inside, furnishings are intended to be characteristic of coastal Brazil, rustic yet comfortable.

Age range, type of group

Guests can choose from one of ten comfortable double rooms, each with a full private bath. Experience deep, restorative sleep under the cover of an inky night sky illuminated only by starlight, the ocean stirring a stone's throw away while birds trill gently in the trees outside.

Age range, type of group

You'll find purpose-built spaces to host your group's activities, including our spectacular vaulted meeting hall. With an infinite ocean view, ample natural light and invigorating sea breeze filtering throughout, it's a wonderful venue for meditation, yoga and discussion. Nearby there is a covered pavilion, ideal for active group exercise. You might also choose the freshwater pool, hot tub, and sauna to indulge in tranquil moments of relaxation. Just steps away, our private beach serves as a platform for swimming and snorkeling, as well as kayaking adventures around the island.

Policies & Restrictions

We know that planning a successful retreat for your group can be daunting. We’d like to make it easier. To smooth the process, we will collaborate closely with you from the time you book your stay. To begin, we’ll plan a menu that satisfies your dietary requirements. Because we believe in nourishing the body as well as the spirit, fresh, whole foods, primarily grown and caught locally, are the basis of every meal, which are included along with fresh juices and coffee. So you can concentrate on programming your group's core activities, we can complement your program with a selection of services and activities. For instance, if you’d like we can arrange for massage therapy, capoeira and dance instruction, diving lessons or ecological tours.


Gota do Mar welcomes all adults who are seeking to progress in an area of physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual growth. We require that all guests be respectful, of one another, our staff, area residents and the environment.

Other Information

$150 per night per person
7 person minimum group
6 night minimum stay

Your group can embark on a unique adventure that's built around your own goals. Because you’ll have the retreat exclusively for your group, you can cast distractions aside and direct your energy to finding balance, peace and understanding.

We will arrange ground transportation to Angra dos Reis from the city of Rio de Janeiro. From Angra, aquatic transport will bring guests and their things to the retreat.

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