5-Day Wine Tasting and Yoga Holiday in Costa Vicentina, Portugal

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Daily yoga sessions
Classes will accommodate all skill levels
Wine tasting at a local winery and visit a local artisan
Certified yoga instructor
Ample free time for you to relax and discover the local area
Daily tasty brunch and dinners
Instruction in English
Min. 4 - Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
When was the last time you were one with your inner self? To heal and nurture your body and mind? Wait! Is that too zen for you? Let's try again. When was the last time you had some good glasses of wine or mimosas with a group of cool people while doing the tree pose? Sounds better? How about this, tired of being isolated? Can't travel because of what the world has turned into. Oh boy, have Quinta Camarena got the thing for you! This yoga holiday is for people that don't take it too seriously and want to have a good time.
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Program

Get out of the city, explore a new setting, and have a really, really good yoga class in an unexpected open-air spot, and have Quinta Camarena mention the wine? Oh. They did, didn’t they? Well, it's a big part. There's also hiking and the best wild beaches of Alentejo. Get out of your comfort zone and try a surf class or some rock climbing. This "kinda" retreat is for people that practice and love yoga. Or they’re just curious about it and all the amazing benefits it brings to your (cliché alert) body and mind. But it's true. And also fun. Explore nature, enjoy the delicious food and wine (again), and meet like-minded people.

Sample daily schedule
Day 1
  • Arrival and check-in
  • Sunset happy hour and dinner at the terrace

Day 2
  • Morning yoga (not too early, you're here to enjoy)
  • Brunch
  • Let's go to the beach (surf or sup classes or rentals available)
  • Free time for you to discover the cute towns around, shop at the incredible local artisans, hike at the beautiful trails of Costa Vicentina), lay by the pool/ hang out in the gardens, read, drink, or sleep - no judgments
  • Dinner with a private local chef session in a secret location

Day 3
  • Morning yoga 
  • Brunch
  • Free time 
  • Visit the winery, wine, and local produce tasting

Day 4
  • Morning yoga
  • Brunch
  • Let's find out the amazing trails by the beach and stop for a dive in the ocean - if that's too much, you can just lay out in the sun and Quinta Camarena will pick you up on the way out
  • Barbecue and party time

Day 5
  • Morning yoga
  • Brunch
  • Check out and goodbye

Excursions
  • If the weather permits, you will go to the beach (surf lessons and rentals available but not included)
  • Visit a local winery and enjoy wine tasting - you will love it!
  • Visit local artisan

Optional activities
  • Extra wine and cocktails 
  • Outdoor massage with Goddess Masseuse, Jana
  • Horseback riding along the beautiful trails nearby - you'll start at an incredible farm where horses, pigs, goats, ducks and so many other animals live free and all together and you'll pass along forests with different kinds of trees, lakes, hills it's stunning and totally suitable both for first-timers and experienced riders
  • Surf lessons with the best badass team in the area - either if you want to improve your technique or try it for the first time, you will have a great time
  • SUP tours (it means to stand up paddle, it's ok if you didn’t know what that meant)
  • Boat tours along the Mira river or the Atlantic
  • Transfer from Lisbon (Quinta Camarena always got your back)
  • Professional photo session or photo workshop
  • Extra lodging nights if you want to arrive earlier to get acquainted or extend your stay

Accommodation

Nature setting
Caters for gluten-free and organic diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Dining area
Kitchen
Barbeque facilities
Garden

Check-in

15:00

Check-out

16:00

The retreat will take place at Quinta Camarena, a beautiful, rustic-chic countryside hotel, surrounded by nature. There are spaces and plenty of spots to relax, hike, chill, read, meditate, and drink wine. The yoga classes will be done in a big open-air shala surrounded by nature. A villa, a casita, a country loft, or private rooms. Each house has a private entrance, living room, and equipped kitchenette. All spaces were carefully curated based on sustainable principles using local materials. For your comfort and enjoyment, Quinta Camarena wants to make you feel at home. 

The decor of each house was meticulously curated by the hosts, with objects from their own art collection, family pieces, antiques, and furniture made from local recycled objects made following the principles of sustainability and circular economy. You will also find first quality linens in the beds and local, bio, artisanal soaps.

The guest houses are located by the garden and pool. The outdoor space is an open invitation to bond with your group in comfort and space. You can stay in a single or shared bedroom in the main villa (all bedrooms have a private bathroom) or in a one-bedroom house for single or shared occupancy.

Private single room
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Private single room
Private room | $1,185
Shared villa - Villa Do Laranjal
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Private double room
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Private double room
Private room | $1,509
Shared villa - 2 people in a double room
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Shared double room
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Shared double room
Shared room | $809
Shared villa - Villa Do Laranjal
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Food

Quinta Camarena uses local, organic, and artisanal products only. Most of them are homemade. Quinta Camarena buys directly from the local producers that use sustainable techniques only. Quinta Camarena avoids sugars and uses a lot of whole grains. 

Quinta Camarena provides healthy delicious food. The meals will be served outside (if the weather allows), at the host's house, or at some small local family-owned restaurant.

Artisanal Bread and cheese are a must in their region. Fruits and veggies are local and organic and a big part of the menus. Fish and seafood are also famous in this coastal area. All the meat consumed is from local organic farms. Most meals are Vegetarian. 

Other dietary restrictions are available on request. One glass of regional wine is included at lunch and dinner (but you'll end up asking for more). There will be a visit to a local winery and wine tasting is included.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

What's included?

  • Daily yoga sessions at The Ground, the open air Shala in the woods
  • The certified instructors will personalize the class to accommodate all levels
  • 4 nights accommodation at Quinta Camarena
  • Access to all the outdoor and common areas, pool, gym, gardens, and trails
  • Brunch and dinner every day
  • Healthy snacks are available
  • 1 glass of regional wine included at lunch and dinner (but you’ll end up asking for more)
  • Wine tasting (What? Another one? Yes!) at the local winery
  • Transport to the beach
  • Visit a local artisan

What's not included?

  • Extra wine and cocktails (didn't Quinta Camarena tell you?)
  • Outdoor massage with Goddess Masseuse, Jana
  • Surf lessons with the best badass team in the area
  • SUP tours
  • Boat tours along the Mira river or the Atlantic
  • Transfer from Lisbon
  • Extra lodging nights if you want to arrive earlier to get acquainted or extend your stay

Location

Located in the protected area of Costa Vicentina, in Southwest Portugal, Quinta Camarena is ideally situated between the countryside and the beach. The picturesque town of Cercal is just a short walk from Costa Vicentina and will make you feel as though you went back in time, giving you a true sense of the Alentejo way of life. The region is full of nature, history, interesting architecture, and local artisans.

The famous Rota Vicentina, a long hiking path spanning nearly 400 kilometres along with one of the most beautifully preserved coastal areas of Europe passes directly in front of the property. This will lead you through forest tracks, to towns and villages with centuries of history. Within a 15 minutes drive, you can reach numerous and very diverse wild beaches, a few of which is a real surfer's paradise.

Nearby Towns

Santiago do Cacem
21 km
Sines
Sines
24 km
Odemira
25 km

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport

  • A12 south over Ponte da Gama to A2 (direction Algarve)
  • Exit #10 to IC 1
  • Turn Rt at N262
  • N262 goes directly into Cercal

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Airport transfer is not included. For more information on airport transfers, please send an inquiry to Quinta Camarena.

Arrival by bus

Rental car is the best option. But there are buses direct from the airport to Quinta Camarena town and Quinta Camarena can pick you at the bus station.

Nearest airports
FAO Faro Airport
Transfer available for additional € 260 per person
107 km
LIS Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional € 280 per person
114 km
Nearest train stations
São Bartolomeu da Serra
23km
Santiago do Cacem
24km
Amoreiras-Odemira
26km

Instructor

Nina Briot
Nina
Nina is from Belgique and fell in love with Alentejo some years ago, deciding to settle here. As a yoga teacher, she started her journey with the traditional Hatha practice, in the lineage of Swami Sivanda, with her 200H teacher training course with Arhanta Yoga. But being fascinated by all the different yoga styles and what each of them could offer, she went to Trimurti Yoga Goa, where she followed the multi-style 300-hour training in five elements and Ayurveda. In her classes, she likes to mix the styles and adapt the practice to the student's needs.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 5 days in advance for a 50% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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