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Portugal: intentional communities, ecovillages, eco lodges, retreats, spiritual centers…

How’s the situation in Portugal? Does Portugal welcome  & support intentional communities, eco villages, cohousing, spiritual retreat centers, etc.?

To find out, I spent several days investigating the web. Found much more than expected..!

Conclusion: lots of possibilities. Perhaps also lots of “competition”. Or: opportunities for cooperation. Depends on how you look at it.

  1. advaitaweb.nl/portugal.html (near Oliveira do Hospital)
  2. algarveyoga.com (Algarve)
  3. anandakalyani.org (Relvas, Ourondo)
  4. aquinta.org (Castelao, Sao Luis)
  5. aterra.pt (Sao Teotonio)
  6. awakeland.pt (Terra Velha, Serra de Monchique, Portimão, Algarve)
  7. awakenedlifeproject.org + awakenedforestproject.org + mailchi.mp/869a7e20bef9/awakenedlifeproject + youtu.be/qsZOgyeqjJ0 (Benfeita)
  8. azula.bio (São Luís)
  9. Bacalhôa Buddha Eden Garden (Bombarral)
  10. Baja Cristal Beach Resort & Spa/YogaNature  (Algarve)
  11. bbcamping.eu (Vimieiro, Arraiolos)
  12. belavistaretreat.com (Moncarapacho)
  13. biovilla.org + tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189161-d7094569-Reviews-Biovilla-Palmela_Setubal_District_Alentejo.html + mailchi.mp/7013caa0fecb/biovilla (Palmela)
  14. bodhi-bhavan.com (Monchique)
  15. Brejo Fundeiro Retreat (Cernache do Bonjardim)
  16. buddharetreats.com (Columbeira)
  17. casaalegriaalgarve.wordpress.com (Algarve)
  18. casabelavistablog.wordpress.com (Lavegadas/São Pedro do Sul)
  19. casadasaguascalmas.com (Algarve)
  20. casafluxus
  21. casadopateo.com (Fornos, Aldeia do Meco)
  22. casasantaisabel.org (Sao Romao, Seia)
  23. casavaledalama.pt + valedalama.net (Odiáxere Lagos)
  24. cento e oito
  25. centrobudistadoporto.org
  26. cocoonportugal.com (Vila Nova de Milfontes)
  27. consciousearth-healingretreats.com (Silves, Algarve) + hostunusual.com/categories/host-unusual/conscious-earth/
  28. dalijoyogaretreats.com (Cabeceiras de Basto, Minho)
  29. directory.ic.org/records/index.php?action=view&page=view&record_id=20431
  30. ecoaldeiajanas.org/en/ (Janas)
  31. ecobasa.org/en/communities/casa-fluxus/ + https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011943610173 (Castelo de Vide)
  32. ecobasa.org/en/communities/cento-e-oito/
  33. ecotourismportugal.com
  34. elements-portugal.com/ (A-dos-Cunhados)
  35. enigmalocationsportugal.com/yoga-and-camping + pureportugal.co.uk/directory/enigma-locations/
  36. erveveldink.nl/nieuws/persoonlijke-retraite-binnenkort-ook-in-portugal/
  37. facebook.com/Ecoaldeia?refid=18
  38. facebook.com/gardenvegan/
  39. facebook.com/groups/pureportugalgoodlife
  40. facebook.com/groups/
  41. flows.live (São Pedro do Sul).
  42. freedomfestival.pt (Oliveira do Hospital)
  43. hacora.org
  44. houseofzen.pt/programs/ (Estoril)
  45. iacworld.org/iac-portugal-campus-pt-en/ (Evoramonte, Estremoz)
  46. ic.org/directory/dragons-place/ (Fiais Beira, Coimbra)
  47. ishtar-rathsi.com (Cortico da Serra, Celorico da Beira)
  48. karunaretreatcenter.org (Monchique)
  49. keelayogafarm.com (Mata Da Rainha)
  50. la-belle-verte.weebly.com (Monchique)
  51. larosina.jimdo.com/ (Las Huertes, Valencia de Alcantara)
  52. lavenderwoodportugal.com (Barroca do Cabo, Azere, Tabua, Coimbra)
  53. libelinha venture pureportugalholidays.com/leiria/figueiro-dos-vinhos/work-exchange/libelinha-venture-Hf2RrFUk/
  54. lights-one.blogspot.com/
  55. lugardaharmonia.com (Dornes)
  56. maeterrazelfvoorzienend.wordpress.com (Figuero da Serra/ Linhares da Beira)
  57. maitri-retreats.com (Monichique)
  58. maravilhas.nl (São Martinho das Amoreiras, Odemira, Beja)
  59. meditacao-transcendental.pt (Lisabon)
  60. merkabacommunity.com + pureportugal.co.uk/blogs/meet-dan-kruger-of-the-merkaba-community/ (Povoa Da Palhaça near Vale De Prazerers, Fundão)
  61. moinhos-velhos.com (Lagos, Algarve
  62. mokasurfhouse.com (Ericeira)
  63. montedavida.com (Alentejo)
  64. montemariposa.pt (gone? Tavira)
  65. monterosaportugal.com/en/groups.html (Barão de S. João/Lagos)
  66. montevelhoecoretreats.com (Aljezur)
  67. mooji.org/en/about/monte-sahaja (extremely critical article + videos: gurumag.com/becoming-god-inside-moojis-portugal-cult/ + m.facebook.com/notes/leaving-mooji/what-to-do/338256733707705/ + 185 pages on forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,135827,page=9)
  68. moorwellbeing.com (Algarve)
  69. naturalmente-Retreat-Center.blogspot.com (Loué, Algarve)
  70. nissarana.eu (Arganil, Coimbra)
  71. nofootprintnomads.com/events/no-footprint-nomads-summit-portugal-2019/
  72. obidosvillageguesthouse.com (Olho Marinho)
  73. oceanandyoga.com/about-our-retreats/ (Aljezur)
  74. offgridyogaschool.com + caracreekecolodge.blogspot.com + pureportugalholidays.com/coimbra/oliveira-do-hospital/work-exchange/cara-creek-eco-lodge-IheUCv9O/ (Ervedal Da Beira, Coimbra
  75. offlineportugal.com (Aljezur)
  76. olivaldashortas.com/en/ (Alentejo) = FOR SALE..!
  77. omassim.com/(Ericeira, Algarve)
  78. orada.eu (Odemira, Alentejo)
  79. oshofestivalportugal.com (Baixo Alentejo)
  80. oshosgarden.wordpress.com (Lagoa, Algarve)
  81. paraisoescondido.pt (Alentejo)
  82. peraldeia https://www.facebook.com/groups/408019979304561/ (Faro)
  83. permalab.eu + project-community.weebly.com (Alentejo)
  84. plus40wellness.com
  85. pfmyoga.com (Algarve)
  86. portugalnaturelodge.com/en/ (São Luis, Odemira, Beja)
  87. portugalretreat.com (Cernache do Bonjardim)
  88. portugalspiritfestival.com (Cacais)
  89. portugaltantrafestival.com (Mexilhoeira Grande)
  90. project-community.weebly.com (Odemira)
  91. projectrootsportugal.com (Fundao)
  92. pt.dhamma.org (Rogil)
  93. pureportugal.co.uk/directory/alternative-tours-all-over-portugal/
  94. pureportugal.co.uk/events.html
  95. pureportugalholidays.com/braga/cabeceiras-de-basto/work-exchange/monte-de-burras-JPZwM7tp/
  96. pureportugalholidays.com/coimbra/coimbra/work-exchange/casa-ribeiro-mgZlufwt/ + m.facebook.com/Eco-Holiday-House-in-Exchange-to-help-maintain-our-lands-and-Quinta-1045043772347037/
  97. pureportugalholidays.com/work-exchange/
  98. qdf.pt/uk/ (Silves)
  99. quinta da Alfarrobeira groenevakantiegids.nl/accommodatie?ac=PT-8600-252-57 (Lagos, Faro)
  100. quinta.lgbt (Elvas)
  101. quintadacalma.com (Almancil, Algarve)
  102. quintadasrelvas.pt (Calçada das Relvas)
  103. quintavidaverde.nl (Macieia, Almoster Alvaizere)
  104. quintaorganicasl.wixsite.com/shangri-lastefannovellinoportugal.cybersite.nu  (Falacho, Silves)
  105. quintarural.eu/en/ (Cabeceiras de Basto)
  106. rose mountain retreat (Amorosa)
  107. shamanicsinportugal.com (Quinta da Ribeira)
  108. shamballahretreats.com (São João das Lampas)
  109. skylab.earth  (Ericeira)
  110. sunandsoul.de/en/ (Algarve)
  111. tantrikainstitute.org (Figueiró Dos Vinhos, Coimbra)
  112. terralta.org (Ulgueira)
  113. terradeluz.org (Cabacos, Alentejo)
  114. terradosanjos.pt (Boavista, Serra de Bouro)
  115. terramadaecoaldea.blogspot.com (7° 31′ 35W 37° 16′ 08N)
  116. theshantispace.com (Mafra)
  117. tobaccospirit.nl
  118. valedasarvinda.pt (Castelo Branco, Vila Velha de Ródão)
  119. valedemoses.com (Castelo Branco)
  120. valedovento.wordpress.com (discontinued)
  121. vegoa.org (Algarve)
  122. vidaemtransicao.pt/en/ (Esculca, Coja)
  123. vitaliseportugal.nl (Gale, Albufeira)
  124. wakeland.pt (Terra Velha, Serra de Monchique, Portimão – Algarve)
  125. wolfsyoga.com (Vila do Bispo, Algarve)
  126. workaway.org Portugal
  127. wwoof.pt (info volunteer work with 158 organic farmers & growers)
  128. yogaevolutionretreats.com (Oleiros, Castelo Branco)
  129. yurtholidayportugal.com (Argonil)

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10 Comments

  1. Wow, Robberto! That’s quite a list, and obviously lots of research. Thank you for all the efforts you’ve put into this.

  2. Yes Liz. A bit overwhelming even 🙂

    Old habit & old dream… Have some experience of living in a spiritual community – decades ago. Still want to write about it. Would love help create something for finders.

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