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TESTIMONIALS

"Truly healing space. The whole atmosphere of this place with incredible loving Paula is such a blast for the soul. Cannot express my gratutude in words. The home is very cosy, food is just delicious, qi gong and yoga lessons were absolutly amazing I have learnt so much, therapy from Romi and ayurvedic massage helped me to see and realize many things about myself. The location is so peacefull and very close to the ocean through such a wonderfull path. It was magical time for me. And loving and carying Paula on top witj her beautiful family. Many thanks."

Iva Sedlackova/ Yoga & Qigong Retreat

"A wonderful week at Quintinha do Mar. There were so many things I enjoyed at Quintinha: Paula`s company and her talent of asking the right questions, the excellent food she serves for lunch and dinner, the healing space she provides, the teachers and facilitators she invites to teach Yoga and other methods of relaxation. At Quintinha people are helpful, understanding, non-judgemental, creative and inventive. Not surprisingly, I enjoyed being part of this family-run project. It is also a nice quiet location, very close to S. Julião beach."

Sabina Mendes / Yoga & Qigong Retreat

"I like Paula’s hospitality. She trusted us as her family members. The food is delicious! And classes were outstanding! The place is very closed to the beach with beautiful waves. If you’d like you even can learn how to keep balance on a surfing board. Exellent recreation and the best impressions!"

Vera Sergeeva/ Yoga & Qigong Retreat

"Retreat filled with miracles. This retreat just had it all... a wonderful garden, beautiful yogaspace inside, great location close to the ocean, delicious vegan food, very skilled teachers and lovely company of Paula herself. Everything came together for me and it changed my life! When you pay attention... there's miracles around you every day."

Anonymous / Detox Retreat with individual therapies

"One of the best places ever! Incredible! The owner Paula is one of the lovliest persons ever! Talking to her makes you think about life in another way. The place is just a five minute walk from the beach and if you ever need a lift to somewhere, don't hesitate to ask - they never refused to give me a ride. The food is just delicious and the atmosphere and the vibe of the place is one in a million! You will feel at home within the first few minutes of arrival. There are heaps of great places around and I'm glad I didn't miss out on this experience. Definitely one of the best trips ever taken. "

Caroline Warzycha / Surf & Yoga Retreat

"Amazing life changing experience! Lovely warm welcome from our hosts Paula, Yanina and Estaban. They are truly wonderful people. The food was beautiful, Vegan and incredibly nourishing, healthy and prepared with lots of love. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. My mum was ill (sunstroke) for one of the days we were here and they all took wonderful care of her. We had two Ayurvedic massages whilst we were there and they were fantastic. Our room was beautifully decorated, incredibly clean and with lots of lovely personal touches, ornaments and unique furniture. It was a very comfortable place to stay. The surroundings are so peaceful and maintained beautifully. There are two beaches nearby which are fantastic. We enjoyed some wonderful days out to Sintra, Mafra and the local beaches. The Yoga with Sara (twice a day) was amazing. It was a small class (usually only two of us) in beautiful surroundings. She was incredibly patient, kind and friendly. We were very sad to leave everyone and we feel like we have made some lovely friends. The whole experience really was life changing. I’ve never been anywhere so warm, welcoming and kind before. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something peaceful, rejuvenating and unique. We’d love to go back. The surfing was ok but we only went once. I must stress that this is provided by an external company and not run by the retreat. Very friendly but we preferred to enjoy our retreat instead!!"

Laura Magin / Surf & Yoga Retreat

"A nice place to take time for yourself.The place felt like being at home filled by love, in the middle of the nature. I liked the fact that it was authentic and of good quality. Everybody was nice and concerned with providing you the best care possible and were happy to go beyond when need be. I needed a bit of time to rest so I enjoyed the quiet place, the nature, the home made food, the wise health advices, the lovely yoga classes, the relaxing massages and the 'powerful' Qigong! The logistics/transport were also great. Thank you all."

Naima Gherdaoui / Detox Retreat with individual therapies

"A home away from home.The location was beautiful and peaceful. Paula and Romi did everything for us - cooking, cleaning, advice on places to visit. Even drove us to the shop or bus stop when we went exploring. Absolutely nothing was too much for them. It was my birthday while I was there and Paula kindly surprised me with a cake and everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' - at that point it felt like we were all one big holiday family. The gardens are lovely to relax in and the atmosphere was calm and welcoming. This was my first yoga retreat and my first solo holiday and it was a very positive experienceEverything was more or less as I expected."

Ronni Goddard /  Yoga Retreat

"Authentic yoga retreat that can change your life! I felt this place is very authentic and not the typical 'hip' yoga place you can find everywhere nowadays. If you're willing to pay close attention to everything the people around you are giving you (e.g. my yoga-teacher, my new friends that I made and Paula, the owner) it can really change your life. The food is prepared with a lot of love and is very tasty and healthy. Paula, who cooks as well, likes to cook vegan and as much as possible from her own (permaculture) garden with seasonal vegetables that grow in the region. We had the opportunity to get to know Paula a bit and great about her is, is that she leaves everyone in their own value and gives you ideas about what she knows and learned (which is a lot!). This place has all the ingredients you need to calm down, relax, reflect and heal: very warm relaxing yoga, delicious food, nice people, wonderful big garden overviewing the valley and the ocean literally around the corner. Coming back from that amazing place in nature I noticed how big the impact has been. This place is TRULY beautiful!! I wish Paula & her family all the best and lots of love!"

Anonymous  /  Detox Retreat

"Unique experience! I was very pleased with the cozy environment. The location of Quintinha do Mar is very quiet and you can hear the ocean. Perfect for a getaway. I really liked Paula and the rest of the staff. They made me feel at home. The vegetarian food Paula makes is great. I'm sure i will be back some day."

Anonymous  /  Detox Retreat

"Outstanding. The all space+food+rooms+ outside are magical You can relax facing the sea or enjoy the green view facing the mountains Paula is a sweet and polite host We have done yoga to meditate And surf to relax Also learned how to cook lovely and tasty veggie plates Will visit again for sure."

Tatiana Ramos  /  Detox Retreat

"Not only the place is very well located, but the atmosphere you get is just unique. Everything, from the yoga classes, to the delicious home-made dishes, the staff and its owners is amazing. I had a wonderful weekend and I totally recommend it to everyone who wishes to have a truly relaxing experience. Hope to come back soon!!"

Sofia De La Canal  /  Detox Retreat

"An excellent stay to relax and re-energize. Paula was the most amazing host, whom really made an effort at all times. Heartwarming place with really eco friendly and re-energize food. I choosed the detox program which I have tried to follow now, even after the vacation. I received great tips especially suited for me. I will definitely visit again."

Kristin Skaanes  /  Detox Retreat

"A great place to calm down, relax and enjoy! The warm welcome from Paula and her great food were amazing! It was so great to stay in her house and we really could enjoy the time there. The house is very close to the sea where you can stay, relax and whatch the waves and the surfers. The food was so great and it was so nice to stay in the kitchen with the other guests. The yoga was also good and my body felt better with every day. Thank you a lot for this great week!"


Christina Floß /  Detox Retreat

" A very, very special place. Calm and serene with homely, simple accommodation in a beautiful location not too far from the magnificent Atlantic coast. A place to heal your body and mind in the care of some of the warmest and kindest people we have ever met. Paula, Romi, Sarah, Rita, Jorges and the other team members are committed to their work. Twice daily yoga (with the brilliant teacher Sarah), Qigong, Reflexology and massages along with a strict detox programme of soups and juices tailored to individual physical needs. We are so grateful to Paula and her staff for their knowledge, gentle guidence and support. It is a strict and challenging detox programme but by the end of the week my two sisters and I each felt physically, emotionally and spiritually lifted and well. Just wonderful. Thank you to Paula for everything."


Marilyn Smith /  Detox Retreat