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

How’s the situation in Portugal? Is the country welcoming to & supportive of intentional communities, ecovillages, cohousing, retreats, 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.

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

2 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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