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What is PIRACANGA?

Piracanga Ecovillage is today the most prominent ecovillage in Brazil. Located on the Maraú Peninsula – Bahia, in front of a paradisiacal beach and the Piracanga River.

We receive visitors from all over the world, who seek to be inspired, discovering new ways of connecting with themselves and with Nature. All are welcome, whether to participate in courses and retreats or to spend a few days in our accommodations, to experience Piracanga.

We are a living laboratory, in constant transformation. With more than 15 years of history, Piracanga is the birthplace of numerous community projects focused on environmental and social regeneration and has a rich and diverse community of residents, who share and seek a more sustainable, ecological, and collective lifestyle.

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What is UNAH?

We are a “Platform of Transforming Educational Experiences”, with the purpose of promoting regeneration and integration, within ourselves and in the world.

That’s why we offer all the structure for those who want to experience Piracanga in practice.

You can either spend a few days in our accommodations or participate in some of the courses and retreats that take place here.

See the agenda with the next courses and retreats in Piracanga, clicking on the button below:

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our accommodations are always available to welcome you!

Built-in an ecological way, they are located right in front of the river and the sea, in the most privileged location of Piracanga.

They offer comfort and tranquility throughout your stay. With options ranging from private suites to beds in shared dormitories.

All rooms are equipped with: WiFi internet, bed linen, bath towel, mosquito net, pillows, hot water, large balconies, a nature view, 100% biodegradable personal hygiene kit.

RESTAURANT AND FOOD

Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily for both visitors and residents.

Our food is 100% plant-based, providing a detox experience to cleanse the body while taking care of our planet.

Even those who are not used to this type of healthy diet are surprised by the diversity of flavors, the consistency, the quality of the dishes, and especially the positive effects that occur on the body.

If you have any concerns about this type of food, the recommendation of our chefs is just one: don’t worry about it! You will be positively surprised and so will your body.

COURSES AND RETREATS

A curatorship with the best professionals in their fields, offering courses and retreats that address fundamental aspects of humanity:

  • Self knowledge
  • Yoga of Different Strands
  • Therapist Training
  • Conscious Sexuality
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Arts, Music and Dance
  • Plant-Base food
  • Ecology and Permaculture
  • Transformative Education
  • many others…

ACTIVITIES

São inúmeras as atividades oferecidas pela comunidade local de Piracanga.

A programação diária é bastânte dinâmica e estando aqui você pode participar! Algumas gratuitas outras pagas:

  • Práticas de Yoga
  • Danças Circulares
  • Rodas de Mantras
  • Shows e Saraus
  • Workshops de variados temas
  • Vivências na Natureza
  • Terapias Holísticas
  • Forró
  • E muitas outras….

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

Humanity needs to improve the way we relate to Nature, to others and to ourselves.

In Piracanga we are a living laboratory and we seek these solutions in practice: implementing, making mistakes, improving, transforming.

We believe that this transformation starts within us, and gains strength in the collective. When we can integrate what is different, with respect, dialogue, listening and love. That is why we value any and all manifestations that bring us closer to this path.

At Unah Piracanga, we leverage this transformation by promoting transformative educational experiences, both for visitors and the local community.

Is Piracanga for you?

Deep connection with Nature: bathing in the river or the sea, walking barefoot all day, looking at the night sky, and seeing countless stars.

Contact with the diverse local community: Circle dances, yoga practices, meeting new friends, singing around the fire at dusk.

Discover new ways of living: healthy eating, deeper relationships, understand the importance of using a dry toilet, and composting your organic waste.

Expand your worldview: participating in the most diverse activities of self-knowledge and connection. Meeting people with life experiences completely different from yours. Cultivating new habits that will improve your life.

Does not value diversity and respect for all forms of cultural and spiritual manifestation.

Practices discrimination of any kind: race, gender, religiosity, origin, social class, etc.

Don’t want to try new things, like eating 100% plant-based food or using a dry toilet.

Not willing to respect nature care agreements

Need to consume alcohol (or any other substance) for fun and relaxation

Need to watch TV (we don’t have TV).

Are in psychiatric treatment, or chemical dependency: we do not have the structure to provide the necessary support (but you will be very welcome after completing your treatment!).

OUR STORY

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In 2020, after the pandemic and the end of the inkiri community, the old inkiri center closed its operations and remained closed for approximately two years.

During this period many people had to leave Piracanga, and there were many doubts about the future of this place so loved by many who lived and passed through it.

It was precisely this love for Piracanga and a search for a better world that brought together a group of friends (some even former members of the extinct inkiri community). Taking advantage of the successes and mistakes of the past, to create Unah Piracanga, where the old inkiri center once existed.

This new dream comes into operation in December 2021 and the first major event held was the Community New Year. All the residents of the ecovillage were summoned to offer their best gifts and talents, and from this union, a wonderful, rich, diverse event was born. and most importantly: inclusive, where everyone could take part. This event symbolized the moment of planting unity.

From there, we continue in this quest to integrate and unite each time, in order to be able to overflow prosperity and union also to the region around Piracanga, which has many communities in vulnerable situations.

If you also believe that union and integration are the way to transform ourselves and the world, welcome to Unah Piracanga!

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HOW TO GET TO PIRACANGA?

Even though it is geographically isolated, arriving in Piracanga is easy if you plan a few days in advance.

The nearest international airport is Salvador (SSA), which receives daily flights from Europe and USA.

The nearest domestic airport is Ilhéus (IOS), which receives daily flights from the main capitals: São Paulo (2h flight), Belo Horizonte (1:20h flight), Brasília (1:45h) and Salvador (50min flight).

From the airport of Ilhéus to Piracanga it is a journey by a car that takes approximately 2 hours. However, attention: the final stretch is a dirt/sand road and not all taxis make this route. Our team will provide you with the contacts of taxis that will bring you from the airport straight to Piracanga.

To see the location of Unah Piracanga on the map, click here.

To see the location of Unah Piracanga on the map, click here.

COEXISTENCE AGREEMENTS IN PIRACANGA

It is very important that you understand and respect our agreements here:

ONLY 100% BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS

Conventional products contain chemicals that our water treatment systems cannot clean, and end up polluting our groundwater. All visitors to the Unah center receive a kit of biodegradable products upon arrival. In addition, you can find any product you need at the Plant! laboratory, which produces excellent local products that are 100% biodegradable.

NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

Piracanga is an alcohol free place.

NO SMOKING ALLOWED

If you have this need, you can do it on the beach or in the coconut grove next to Piracanga.

100% PLANT-BASED FOOD

All food at the Unah center is plant-based (vegan), and in Piracanga we do not consume meat.

WE GENERATE THE MINIMUM WASTE POSSIBLE

All waste produced must be cleaned, dried, separated and sent to the selective collection center. Organic waste is composted.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS

We have nothing against animals, just the opposite! Thousands of wild animals live here, such as: tamarins, armadillos, lizards, hundreds of species of birds, etc. Domestic animals unfortunately end up scaring (and hunting) the wild and free animals we love so much.

DRY TOILETS

Some bathrooms (closer to the mangrove) are dry. That is, they do not use water, and produce an excellent material to fertilize our soil. The other rooms have conventional bathrooms.

SOLAR ENERGY

The system does not support some equipment such as: hair dryer, flat iron, iron, water heaters, etc. We also ask that you charge your electronics during the day, enjoying the abundance of sunshine.

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Quem somos nós?

O projeto nasceu com um grupo de amigos que se conheceu em Piracanga após percorrerem caminhos bastante diversos e hoje tem em comum o amor por essa terra e a intenção de construir um futuro melhor para todos. Nos reunimos em torno deste objetivo em comum confiantes de que há espaço e vontade para promover a transformação e a regeneração das relações no âmbito pessoal, coletivo e planetário. Nosso ponto de partida somos nós mesmos numa jornada de humildade e muito aprendizado sobre o que é construir um novo mundo dentro e fora de nós.

Unah Piracanga é mais uma semente para reflorestar o mundo. Ao reconhecermos o potencial deste lugar mágico, lançamos nossa intenção de que outras pessoas também possam ter a oportunidade de experienciar e juntar-se à transformação que estamos vivendo.

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