Welcome to Rural Escapes Portugal!
We host retreats and holidays in Portugal including yoga |12-step | off-grid courses | life-coaching | combined art retreats | volunteering opportunities | vegetarian food | off-grid living
Escape to the peaceful southern mountains of Portugal and join Ellis and Camilla at our rural off-grid home set in a 6-hectare valley in the mountainous region of the Serra de Monchique, Algarve. Just a 20-minute drive from the spa town of Monchique and 35 minutes from the surfing beaches of Odeceixe and Aljezur, we believe we have everything to make your holiday truly special.
What makes our place so unique?
Staying here is like stepping back into another world where time slows right down and you can truly get away from all the busyness of daily life, immersing yourself into the natural rhythm of life. Living off-grid means that we are totally reliant on the sun for our electricity and our spring water comes directly from a water source in the rocks. We have no light pollution so when night-time falls the sky awakens into a jewelled tapestry of pure, glistening beauty.
We offer low-cost holidays and retreats where you can completely chill – or if you feel more adventurous – explore the surrounding area at your leisure. We have many options for you to choose from including self-catering or alternatively let us cook for you. We also offer yoga, gong baths and therapies. Please click here for accommodation and prices.
We especially welcome people who are in a 12-step program and twice a year we offer yoga retreats for 12-steppers.