Alaya Retreat Centre


Located just 40 minutes from Barcelona, Alaya Retreat Centre is an idyllic destination for those seeking nature, revitalization, and wellness.

Alaya is a former wine farm that has been renovated to include private villas, beautiful gardens, a large swimming pool, and wellness centre with a jacuzzi and sauna.

Our relaxing ambiance includes many animals, including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and more. We welcome you to bring your own friendly animals as well.

Alaya can accommodate yoga retreats, meditation groups, and workshops of all types.

The Masia is located 40 minutes outside Barcelona, in the center of the Penedes wine region with lots of activities and bodegas to visit.

​visits to cities like Barcelona, Tarragona, Sitges and Villanova

Beaches at 20 minutes drive

Wine tasting


Bicycle tours

Hiking to waterfalls and lakes

horseback riding

golf courses

visits to castles and monasteries

Yoga and Mediation

...and many other outdoor activities

We have a great team of fixed local staff and volunteers form an integral part of our centre. We love to have people around of different cultures and nationalities and have been working with volunteers for over 18 years of which many keep dropping by. WE DO NOT ALLOW THE USE OF ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES ON THE PREMISES OF THE CENTRE.


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Anfitrión y equipo


Horas y tareas




Aprendizaje y diversión




Lamentablemente no fue como lo esperaba, sugiero al anfitrión mejorar su comunicación y compromiso con respecto a lo pactado previamente.

hace 4 meses

ellen respondido

We always communicate very clearly that drugs are not allowed on our premises. It is posted on our profile and we tell all volunteers on the day of arrival.



I loved my time at Alaya, the place is beautiful surrounded by nature and with lovely animals.
I was a volunteer yoga teacher but also had to do other tasks to complete my agreed working hours. I helped in the kitchen, with cleaning and preparing the rooms for the guest and greeting them. The work was not too hard and we always had time to take small breaks between tasks and to socialise with the other people living and working at Alaya, and that was the most special thing about this place for me, the amazing people I met and became friends with. Im so grateful for everything I learned thanks

hace 7 meses



I feel grateful for this experience in which I met very nice friends. I respect and appreciate the intention and effort that this place represents for the owner and the few people working there. But I perceived that is not a project that considers the human value of people as a priority, indeed a bussiness place, where the volunteers play the role of workers without payment and are in a kind of inferiority. I noticed very significant organizational challenges, like the lack of communication and lack of activities that support a team spirit and that cares of learning and growing of individuals

hace 1 año



Agradecido por lo compartido con l@s voluntari@s y equipo que convirtió la experiencia en momentos muy fructíferos, me quedo con la gente que va y viene poniendo sus energias en ese bonito lugar, creando un equilibrio entre tanta mente con tanto corazón, gracias a esos reflejos y a la compañia de otr@s, gracias por esta experiencia tan necesaria.

hace 1 año



My experience in Cal Pau Cruset was amazing! Ellen is an open and understanding person always willing to help, I want to thank her for listening and accepting the ideas of the Social Media Team. I really liked the passion the people here share for animal care and protection, I fell in love with all the furry family. All the staff is very nice and easy to work with. Excellent place to volunteer and be part of the Penedes experience.

hace 1 año

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