We love it here, you will too!

Welcome to our peaceful refuge!

How we think and feel

Based on a lasting love for the marvelous village of Atins, its nature and people, the Convento first came to the fore in 2016 as a holiday house. We now extended our services and continue to transform the large terrain into a beautiful garden in which our guests will find a tranquil, relaxing and personal experience of a home away from home. We think long term, our emphasis is on attending families and Kite or Yoga groups and creating long lasting relationships with our clients to welcome them back many times in the future.
In doing so we concern ourselves with reducing our impact on nature and the ecosystem of the Lençóis Maranhenses to the best of our abilities as well as promoting and supporting the overall sustainable development of the local community and economy.

Meet Adriana and Olaf


Brother Olaf


Olaf washed up in Atins about 10 years ago and fullfilled himself a life-long dream in building this little holiday refuge and receive friends from all over the world. When he is not in Atins he can be found São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and London. Besides Running, Kite, and Yoga he enjoys Paragliding. Olaf speaks German, English and Portuguese.


Abbess Adriana

Assistant Manager

Adriana, or also known as “Drica”, was born and raised in Atins. She joined the Convento in 2017 and takes care of most of the Operative making sure guests feel right at home from breakfast to housekeeping. Adriana is married and proud mom to Pamela. She always has a smile on her face and recently started to learn English. You can probe her on insider tips for Atins, native style!

What our guests say

Quiet Pousada in the heart of Atins. Peaceful and awesome Pousada in the heart of Atins. We stayed in their beautiful new chalets and enjoyed our stay a lot. Breakfast are very good and the staff is awesome. Carmen manages the place really well and helped us for everything. From booking the trip to come from Sao Luis to visit the National Park. We will be back for sure!
Neeko42, Montreal, CanadáStayed August 2017, traveled as couple
Outstanding! the Convento is such a great place, tastefully decorated and perfectly located. Carmen has been a wonderful host totally available and friendly dedicated to the guests. very helpful in organising everything. Mari prepares excellent breakfast and so kindly. Deserves 6 stars!
Christian Laferrère, Paris, FranceStayed July 2016, traveling as a couple
Cosy little pousada with spice garden! I've stayed with my friends in Convento Arcadia for 6 nights and we loved it. Rooms are very stylish, cleaned every day, you can hang in your hammock in front of the room and enjoy silence. :) It's totally relaxing! Carmen's very nice host, she's been very friendly, gave us tips, what to do when not kiting. :) Kite beach is just 100m away from the pousada, we found 2 corners just perfect for kite equipment. Breakfasts were really delicious, Carmen prepared us fresh basil and cashew nuts paste and allow us to take spices and vegetables from her garden. I can give you only warm recommendation, we will be back next year for sure!
Spela Z, SloveniaStayed November 2016, traveled with friends
Very pleasant family accommodation! Carmen is a very welcoming host with brilliant English language due to her European travels/stays, lots of interesting issues to discuss with her. Accomodation for a family with two separate rooms was clean, ceiling fan (hardly needed as there was always a breeze in Atins), good beds, hammocks outside, spacious garden, good breakfast available. Renovated building with charm, just 100m from beach, quiet at night, no insects. Good value for money.
MuensterMonster, Münster, GermanyStayed August 2016, travelled with family
A real home from home If you need tranquility, very friendly and helpful hosts (who also organize trips for you), overwhelming nature and a really simple life, this is the right place for you. Ideally located (only 3 minutes to beach, easy access to the national park), very clean and modern, and hosts, who have a great knowledge about the area, the most friendly dog in the world, a beautiful cat and sometimes a horse, too! Suitable for single travellers, loving couples and families!
Exploration68, Berlin, GermanyStayed in January 2016
Relaxing AtinsMosphere! Arcadia welcomes you warmly from the first second you arrive there. Great atmosphere, friendly people, very spacious and clean rooms. I highly recommend.
Felipe Llerena, Rio de Janeiro, BrasilStayed January 2016, group