Moinhos Velhos, Algarve, Portugal

MOINHOS VELHOS, Rua Moinhos Velhos, Lagos, Portugal

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps8 - 21

About the property

At Moinhos Velhos we have been successfully hosting retreats for over 25 years. Our site and staff are steeped in the history and energy of providing visitors with positive transformative experiences!

Included Amenities

Swimming Pool
Hot Tub
Yoga/Seminar room

Our Yoga temple overlooks the beautiful valley, and with mats in a standard square configuration has a capacity of 21, or in a (popular) circular configuration has a capacity of 15. It is equipped with mats, cushions, blankets and decorated with the pictures of 39 ascended Masters, a huge quartz crystal, and statues of shiva.

Eco practices

Salt water pool
Use of solar power
Organic garden (no pesticides)
Organic washing liquid
Encouraging guests to re-use towels
Organic Toiletries
Locally made organic products in the boutique


Nestled in a secluded valley with an abundance of naturally occurring quartz crystal Moinhos Velhos affords you the possibility to host your guests in a beautiful, energising and regenerative location. The site covers 16 hectares but is within an area of several thousand hectares of natural beauty.

Whilst we are in one of the most tranquil locations you can imagine, tucked in besides the Barragem (dam) we are also remarkably well located in terms of key amenities.

- 5 minutes (walking) from the magnificent Barragem da Bravura
- 15 minutes from Lagos
- 20 minutes from world class beaches
- 1 hour from Faro airport

Our retreat offers total privacy and attractive accommodation for up to 21 people, including hosts. We are able to accommodate a multitude of possibilities from afternoon workshops to weekend retreats to one week or longer immersive programmes.

In the main house we have a dining room and two kitchens - one for serving guests, the other for staff. The living room, can also be used as a secondary group activity / workshop space along with the guest dining area. Both rooms have a wood burning heater.

In addition we have:
- yoga temple
- therapy clinic with 3 rooms
- salt water pool
- sauna
- hot tub

We also have members of our team available to assist including massage, energy work & acupuncture therapists, yoga & meditation teachers, talk and workshop facilitators and a trained nutritionist and chef.

There's opportunities for hiking, and in nearby Lagos there are attractions such as:
- Kayaking
- Boat Cruises
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking


We have:
3 single rooms
4 twin rooms
2 twin cottages
Dormitory space for 6 occupants


All single and twin rooms and cottages are en suite, with the cottages benefitting from having an individual bathroom for each of the occupants. The dormitory space is serviced by it's own bathroom.


All cleaning is carried out by on site staff.

Bed linen

All bed linen and towels are included at no extra cost


We have a trained nutritionist and plant based chef available to assist or lead the catering of your retreat.

Kitchen and Dining room

We have a large 5 burner gas stove with oven within a well equipped guest kitchen.


We have a swimming pool, hot tub, and outdoor exercise deck with a capacity for 12 yoga mats, sun terraces.



Algarve, Portugal

The site is within a nature reserve and covers 16 hectares within an area of several thousand hectares of natural beauty.


MOINHOS VELHOS, Rua Moinhos Velhos, Lagos, Portugal

Nearest Airport

Faro - 1 hour

Nearest Town

15 mins away is Lagos, a historic seafaring city which has transformed itself into a popular tourist destination, lying alongside stunning coastline, vast beaches, and dramatic cliff formations.

Nearest Station

Lagos Train and Bus station are 20 mins

Booking Conditions

25% deposit to confirm the booking. Cancellations with less than 6 weeks notice will lose the full deposit.