We are pleased to invite you to a unique journey over a period of one week. A meaningful travel experience and a deeper kind of interior journey in Portugal.

Discover Alentejo Coast, one of Algarve's most precious gems. This is a unique experience blending daily yoga and meditation practices along with trips to breathtaking seascape spots, and completing it with the treats of local cuisine and gastronomy. - Vegetarian cooking classes - Asthanga and Vinyasa yoga practices - Daily pranayama and meditation sessions - Excursions to Portuguese coast villages and beaches - Daily detoxification practices and smoothies - Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners - 5 nights accommodation - Private Massage - Swimming pool

HIGTHLIGTS

- 6 days all included in the villa of Cerca do Sul

- Daily pranayama and meditation sessions

- Morning class of Asthanga and Vinyasa yoga

- Daily vegetarian brunch and diner.

- Cooking classes with fresh local products

- Creative workshop

- Excursions to Portuguese coast villages and beaches

- Massages, healthy therapy, relaxation…

- Swimming pool

 

Food will also play an important role from food selection to meal preparation and as featured in our cuisine workshops designed by Ophelie Doll to pamper your body and mind throughout the entire stay.

Carolina Daza and Francesca Lo Cascio will guide you during the Meditation and Yoga classes. The classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests needs (French, Spanish or Italian)

 

Our yoga program is dedicated to all levels of this discipline. Entirely based on how guiding your breathing its practice will be divided in four parts:

The first part is dedicated to breathing (Pranayama) and to meditation. 

The second part is dedicated to Hata Yoga to learn all the positions through the decomposition of the movement.

A third dynamic part of Vinyasa Yoga where the various positions are finalized to the pace of the breathing. 

A last part consists instead in deep relaxation (Shavasana).

 

 

  

 

  

 

CERCA DO SUL

Between the Alentejo and Vicentina coasts, at the end of Odemira area and right before Aljezur municipality, near the Algarve that still melts with the Alentejo, there is always an unbelievable beach with the mountains behind, there is that missing feeling of large spaces, there are paths that lead to paradise and there is that simple pace of country and sea living.

Those are places to dream of, to stay and return again and again. It's an unforgettable region, a treasure that is no longer a secret but that should be kept forever. Here you will find the place to stop during your journey or simply the perfect spot to arrive, just stay and live slowly, in a house that could be your home.

Welcome to CERCA DO SUL: an 8 hectares property, with large views over Monchique and the sea, perfect to relax and enjoy nature or silence

ALENTEJO COAST

The Alentejo is the largest region in Portugal. It owns vast open countryside landscape with undulating plains, rich fertile soil and an unspoilt west coast with fantastic natual beaches. With very few exceptions all the major towns are mainly reliant on agriculture, livestock and wood. Typical products from this area are grain, sunflower, carthame, fruit, vegetables, olives, wines, cork, eucalyptus, lamb, pigs, kid, granite, schist and marble.

To travel here is to step back in time 40 or 50 years. Life rolls along at a treacly pace; there’s an unnerving stillness to the landscape. Portugal’s Alentejo region is lined with glorious beaches. Protected by the South West Alentejo and Costa Vicentina national park, the 100km of coastline from Porto Covo in the Alentejo to Burgau in the Algarve is the most stunning in Europe. And yet few people seem to know about it. Walkers come to admire the views from the Fisherman’s Way, surfers to ride the best waves in Europe, but day after day we had spectacular beaches to ourselves.

ODEMIRA

Nestling quietly on the banks of the River Mira, the sleepy town of Odemira is situated 20 km inland from the picturesque Alentejo coast. It was granted an official charter in 1256 by King Afonso III, and throughout the centuries was inhabited by the Romans and the Moors, who built a castle in the centre of the town they called Wadi Emir. Besides the fountain in the main square, the main points of interest include the churches of Salvador and Santa Maria.

Located at a high point on the edge of town, one of the Alentejo’s best-preserved windmills stands as a working display of the traditional methods used to process the region’s wheat and corn. Odemira is also well-known for its pottery workshop, where visitors can witness the skilful production of earthenware and other local handicrafts.

BREJÃO

Part of the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Brejão Beach is also known as Amália's Beach due to the house belonging to the famous fado singer Amália Rodrigues who used to spend long vacations here. A site of great natural beauty, the Beach has a small port with many fishing boats, which may be hired to get out to the best spots for underwater fishing. One such place is the first bay to the north with its coloured stone contrasting with the sandy seabed or alternatively off the southernmost tip where the seabed is composed of cracked stone slabs.