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Wellness retreat Portugal

The best wellness retreats in Portugal in 2023 and 2024

Making time for yourself is oh so important, and a wellness retreat in Portugal is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in tranquillity. Discover the best wellness retreats in Portugal in 2023 and 2024, and make time to prioritise your health and well-being.

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Discover some amazing wellness retreats in Portugal

A quick overview

What to do? Enjoy yoga, nature hikes, massages, healthy food, surfing, and many other wellness options.

Costs? From € 374,00 per person.

Where? All over Portugal, mainly on the islands and along the coast.

Worth it? If you need a break, yup!

Why should you book a wellness retreat in Portugal?

Imagine a place where vibrant sunsets paint the sky in hues of gold, where serene landscapes embrace you with their natural beauty, and rejuvenation and inner harmony become your daily companions. Welcome to Portugal, a country that beckons you to embark on a transformative journey of wellness and self-discovery.

Booking a wellness retreat in Portugal is an invitation to unlock the door to your well-being and embark on an extraordinary voyage of self-care. Nestled along the Atlantic coast, this enchanting country is blessed with a tapestry of awe-inspiring landscapes, from rugged cliffs to pristine beaches and lush green valleys. Here, nature becomes your sanctuary, offering solace and serenity that cleanse your spirit. A wellness retreat in Portugal is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a haven of tranquillity.

Are you ready to nurture your mind, body, and soul? Discover Portugal made a selection of experiences for you to enjoy while visiting Portugal. From yoga and meditation to rejuvenating spa treatments and mindful hikes through breathtaking landscapes, each moment is an opportunity for self-discovery and growth. Booking a wellness retreat in Portugal is more than just a vacation; it is an investment in your well-being, a gift to your mind, body, and soul.

Top 10 wellness retreats in Portugal

A 6-Day Integrative Healing Yoga Retreat in Terra Alta, Azores

Welcome to the Azores, a true paradise on earth, where your journey towards rejuvenation and healing awaits. It´s the perfect place for a healing yoga retreat in Portugal! The 6-Day Integrative Healing Yoga Retreat is on Pico Island, and here you’ll learn how to revitalise your body through the proper diet and natural medicine. There will be hypnotherapy and mindfulness sessions, and you’ll focus on alchemic breath and enjoy guided healing meditations. This wellness retreat in Portugal is hosted by Yoga en Tenerife, and at Lava Home, you’ll find  14 enchanting cottages made from natural materials.

Prices from: € 1,520 (early bird tickets are 20% off, regular price € 1,900) for 5 nights, 6 days.

They are currently taking bookings for 2024!

Good to know:

✓ Airport transfer is included

✓ Yoga, pranayama, and guided meditation is included

✓ Mantra, chanting, dance

✓ Sharing circle and one-to-one short healing sessions

✓ Excursion with a picnic and forest bath

✓ Daily meals, mostly plant-based

✓ There is a hot spring + outdoor swimming pool

A 6-Day Meditation Retreat with Yoga and Hiking in Aljezur (Western Algarve)

Aljezur is located in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, an ideal spot for giving attention to your body and mind. During the 6-Day Meditation Retreat by Bron voor Rust en Geluk, you’ll enjoy plenty of yoga and hiking! You’ll learn more about mindful walking, and the yoga classes (Vijnana) are perfect for beginners. Before the retreat, you can even participate in 4 free half-hour online yoga classes! Aljezur is a lovely town, and the nearby beaches are stunning! The perfect place to unwind and take a break!

Prices from: € 450 for 6 days and 5 nights.

Bron voor Rust en Geluk takes bookings all year round, and their wellness retreats in Portugal are available monthly.

Good to know:

✓ Maximum of 8 participants

✓ Instructors speak English, Portuguese, German, Dutch, and Italian. Instructions will be in English

✓ Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced

✓ Yoga style Vijnana and Yoga Nidra

✓ Breath-work practices

✓ Hikes in the area

✓ Daily meals included 

✓ The Louise Hay Method

 ✓ Possibility for horse riding

✓ Massage and healing sessions are available at an additional cost

A 4-Day Solo Destress and Recharge Wellness Retreat Portugal (Eastern Algarve)

We’re staying a little longer in the Algarve, as the 4-Day Solo Destress and Recharge Retreat, by Mindful Intelligence Algarve is also happening here. This wellness retreat is in the eastern part of the Algarve, in Castro Marim. The retreat consists of a One-on-One program which includes an introduction to mindfulness. You’ll experience an energy boost with four sessions on two consecutive days. The theory is combined with meditation and Yin yoga practices. Companhia das Culturas Ecodesign & Spa Hotel is next to the Castro Marim Nature Reserve, where you enjoy wildlife and long walks. Praia Verde Beach ad the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve are also nearby.

Prices from: € 1,350 for 4 days, 3 nights

Available all year round.

Good to know:

✓ Maximum group size is 2 people

✓ Instructions are in English, but the organiser also speaks Spanish and Portuguese

✓ 8 hours of mindfulness 

✓ 2 days with activities

✓ Two times daily one-on-one meditation and Yin yoga sessions (morning and afternoon)

✓ Breakfast and lunch are included 

✓ Perfect for beginners

✓ The hotel has four rooms and four suites (without TV or background music)

✓ Outdoor swimming pool

✓ Massages and treatments are available at the hotel at an additional cost

An 11 Day Juice Detox Retreat with Yoga for Body, Mind & Spirit, close to Lagos

When The Times states it’s one of the ten best detox retreats in the world, it must be quite something, right? And with many years of experience (since 1992) and after helping thousands of people, the Moinhos Velhos Detox Yoga’s retreat is one not to miss. This retreat happens all year around in Lagos, also in the Algarve region. Your time with the Detox Collective Juice Fasting Yoga Retreat will start with an initial health check-up and many nutrition and health workshops. In those 11 days, you’ll have a profound experience, but there is also room for a lot of fun.

Prices from: € 1,795 for 11 days and 10 nights

You can book all year round; retreats usually are held every month

Good to know:

✓ Maximum group size is 14 people

✓ Daily yoga classes

✓ Evening meditation sessions

✓ Nutrition and health workshops

✓ Personal use of colonic cleansing equipment

✓ Supplements

✓ As much lemon water and herbal teas as you like

✓ Daily juices and broths

✓ There is a hot tub, jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor swimming pool

✓ Including excursions 

✓ Extra spa treatments are available at an additional cost

An 8-Day Silent Zen Meditation and Yin Yoga Wellness Retreat in Portugal (Algarve)

If you’re up for silent meditation, Yin yoga and mindful walks, then the 8-Day Silent Retreat in the mountains of Serra de Monchique is perfect. We have many answers within ourselves, and this week it’s time for your heart and mind without distraction. Take a step inwards, and enjoy the silence. Maitri Retreats organises it and takes place at the Karuna Center.

Prices from: € 750 for 8 days and 7 nights

Retreats are available every quarter.

Good to know:

✓ There is a requirement of a minimum of 7 participants

✓ Group size between 7 to 31 people

✓ Instructions in English, but the instructor also speaks French 

✓ Including Yin yoga

✓ Including daily seated meditation (Zazen) and walking meditation (Kinhin)

✓ Dharma talks

✓ A group meeting on the last day to share experiences

✓ Three daily vegetarian meals are included

A 4-Day Revitalise and Reconnect Wellness Retreat in the Algarve

The ocean is always a lovely place to be, and the Revitalising Wellness Retreat by Luz Retreats is held in a stunning beach villa in the sunny Algarve. If you feel out of balance and want to reconnect and cope with stress, anxiety, sleep issues, or behavioural patterns, this wellness retreat in Portugal is for you! Your energy will be restored, and you’ll learn powerful tools of mindfulness and meditation that you can use in your day-to-day life.

Prices from: € 390 4 days, 3 nights

Check online for current dates.

Good to know:

✓ There is a requirement for a minimum of 4 participants 

✓ Maximum group size is 10 people

✓ Instructions are all in English, but the organiser also speaks Portuguese

✓ Four days of transformational practices

✓ Naturopathy, sound healing, healing circles

✓ Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

✓ Cacao ceremony and rituals

✓ Daily vegetarian meals

✓ A follow-up session

✓ Outdoor swimming pool

A 7-Day The Art of Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, Nature and Ocean in Sintra

The Sintra Mountains are very close to Lisbon, and it’s the decor of a 7-Day Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in Portugal. If you want to learn more about the Vinyasa Yoga techniques and philosophy, this is for you! There are two Yoga classes per day, as well as guided walks and plenty of free time. The retreat is located in a lovely area in Portugal, and you can easily visit places like Mafra, Sintra and Ericeira. 

Prices from: € 590 for 7 days and 6 nights

Available two times a month.

Good to know:

✓ A requirement of minimum 5 participants 

✓ Maximum group size is 10 people

✓ Two daily Yoga classes daily

✓ Instructions are all in English, but the instructors also speak Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish 

✓ Sound healing

✓ Kundalini class

✓ A vegan brunch and dinner every day

✓ Daily Meditation and Pranayama sessions

A 4-Day All-Women's Relaxing Surf and Yoga Holiday

Always wanted to learn how to surf? This is your chance! Salty Pelican offers a 4-Day All-Women’s Relaxing Surf and Yoga Holiday in Ericeira. This famous beach town is located on the west coast of Portugal, and it’s a favourite spot to surf! You’ll enjoy meditation at the seaside, yoga on the beach and, of course, learn how to surf. They offer great value for money, as you can join unlimited yoga classes and surfboard rentals! Besides, Salty Pelican also provides the popular 8-Day SUP and Yoga Holiday in Cascais. So instead of surfing, you’ll head out on your sup board!

Prices from: € 374 for 4 days and 3 nights

You can book this retreat any day of the year.

Good to know:

✓ Instructions are all in English, but instructors also speak German, Portuguese and Spanish

✓ Unlimited yoga classes

✓ Yoga by the seaside and relaxing afternoon Yin Yoga sessions

✓ Unlimited surfboard rental

✓ One surf lesson, including transport

✓ One 45-minute massage

✓ Daily healthy breakfast

✓ Plenty of sights nearby, such as Sintra National Park and Lisbon

✓ Outdoor pool

8-Day Relax and Recharge Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Ericeira

Another fabulous retreat close to Ericeira (in Palhais) is the 8-Day Relax and Recharge Meditation and Yoga Retreat by Omassim. You’ll enjoy daily Yin Yoga sessions, and there is plenty of time to treat your body and soul. Enjoy a good massage, a long beach walk or a healthy vegetarian meal. Omassim Guesthouse is located near the beach, the perfect spot to relax! There are two-bed, three-bed, and five-bedrooms and all bathrooms are shared.

Prices from: € 595 for 8 days and 7 nights

Check-in starts every Saturday.

Good to know:

✓ Instructions are all in English, but the instructors also speak German and Portuguese

✓ Morning Yin Yoga sessions

✓ Evening meditation

✓ Evening relaxing yoga sessions

✓ Close to the beach

✓ Six lunches and six dinners

✓ Free water, hot drinks and fruit 

✓ A free gym onsite

✓ One full-body massage

✓ Outdoor pool

A 7-Day Mind and Body Bliss Pure Detox Massage and Therapy Yoga Holiday in Sintra

Nestled in the Sintra Mountains is the last retreat of this top ten! Almashala offers a 7-Day Meditation and Yoga Holiday to take a break from day-to-day life. During the yoga classes, you’ll have full support from the instructors to ensure you have the correct alignment and enjoy a state of relaxation. You’ll learn more about the Vastu Shastra philosophy, the Indian traditional system of architecture, and you’ll notice that the building is built in this design. After a relaxing day with yoga, walks, meditation and healthy food, you can enjoy yoga Nidra, mantra activities and join a fire circle.

Prices from: € 760 for 7 days and 6 nights

Retreats start twice a month.

Good to know:

✓ Instructions are all in English, but the organisers also speak Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

✓ Yoga style Hatha

✓ Seven days of deep practice with classes in the morning and evening 

✓ Including three body treatments such as cupping therapy, deep tissue, and cranial sacral therapy

✓ Six brunches and six ayurvedic dinners, as well as drinks and snacks

✓ One kirtan night

✓ One meditation walk in the forest

✓ One gong meditation with kundalini yoga

✓ Optional activities include surf lessons, massage, rock climbing, a spa day etc.

Conclusion

Most of us live hectic lives, and distractions are all around us. Taking time for ourselves is vital, and Portugal is a beautiful country to take a well-deserved break. Nature is simply stunning, and the retreats are available in many different places. Whether you prefer the sea, the woods, and even vineyards, there is a wellness retreat in Portugal in your favourite landscape. During the retreats, you’ll learn new skills, meet new people, and become a new person. Curious about the best yoga retreats instead? Click here to read more!

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I’m Marga, the blogger and photographer behind this site! I live in Lisbon, and I’m a cat-mum to 13-year-old Savage. I love coffee, cheese, a good book and exploring this beautiful country. I write about Lisbon and the rest of Portugal, and I hope this website will help as an inspiration for your holiday.

21 Responses

  1. I had no idea there were so many different options for retreats! I’m going to have to check out the one that includes hiking! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I read this post with intense interest. We always talk about doing a wellness retreat on our travels but exciting new spots tend to draw us instead. So it was great to read that there were some good options in Portugal that would let us combine our favourite country with some wellness too! Keeping this for when we plan our next visit.

  3. I’d love to spend time in a Portuguese Spa. This would be a great option after doing the Camino. They all look so relaxing.

  4. Didn’t know they were so many different options of retreats in Portugal! I’m definitely gonna look into some of them as I was thinking of doing one this autumn! Thank you for all of those informations 🙂

  5. Portugal is such a great place for a relaxing trip. Great scenery and food. Not too crowded. I bet a retreat is even better.

  6. I was just thinking about how I would love for my teen to learn meditation, since he has anxiety, and meditation is such a big part of my life. It would be so cool to go on a retreat together. I’ve still never been to Portugal, and I have some friends that recently moved there. I will definitely save this article for reference.

  7. All of these retreats definitely seem like a unique experience! The 8-day Silent Retreat with Portugal views is simply a dream!

  8. I’ve been looking for wellness retreats to book for my europe trips next summer and this was just the post I needed! Thank you for being sensitive to so many different pricing needs! The Sintra retreat with the detox massage is calling meeee

    1. Oooooh, that one sounds good for sure! And yes, some retreats are pricey, but many are affordable. Even if you can go for a shorter period of time, you can safe some money.

  9. I’ve always wanted to go on a yoga retreat. The six-day retreat sounds heavenly, with yoga, hiking, and possibly horseback riding!

  10. Wow these look amazing! I’ve never really considered wellness retreats as a holiday agenda but this is sure making me think!

    1. I always travelled to explore but sometimes afterwards another holiday is needed! I think this is a great way to wind down and really relax!

  11. Reading the different retreat options in the best locales, I feel like booking a retreat. It would be such a wonderful experience to start/finish/bookend a trip to Portugal with a retreat. I am bookmarking this article for future reference.

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