Casa do Páteo Guesthouse

Casa do Páteo Guesthouse is a place to smell the land, feel the sea, talk to the stars, enjoy the warmth of natural rhythms, and immerse yourself in yoga.

Instructors 3

Mafalda Fonseca

Mafalda is the founder of the project. In 2014, she decided to take a sabbatical period and traveled around the world. At the beginning of 2016, she felt the desire to return home in the middle of mother nature. From this return was born the desire to create a project with deep roots and at the same time inspired by movement and freedom. This place brought to her all this. Here, she could feel the kiss of the breeze, the embrace of the winds, and the freedom to dance in the woods. From here has reborn the connection with the earth that she wants to share with everyone who visits this place.

José Saleiro

José is one of the founding partners of Vertente Natural company (a national reference in nature tourism) and lover of the entire Serra da Arrábida coast. He is a practitioner and guide to various activities of nature tourism. He is a skipper (skipper of the high seas), snorkeling guide, speleologist, international trainer of mountain activity guides, vice-president and national responsible for the maritime-tourist area of the association that represents the sector (APECATE), and strategic adviser in several national protected areas. He loves hiking and climbing, coasteering, and canoeing.

António Rusga

Antonio was born in Lisbon in 1966. He was in the Portuguese navy and trained as a diver. Scuba diving, windsurfing, and adventure racing were his hobbies and sports. For him, Nature Park of Arrábida has been his playground. In 2014, he decided to change the course of his life, so he put his experience and multiple skills to work and join Vertente Natural as an active tourism guide, leading groups to coasteering, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, caving, and boat tours. He is also an active scuba diving instructor.

Reviews 24

Marine Haution

from France, August 2017

"Wonderfull retreat"

Very nice and peacefull place.

People are so great and cheerfull.

Mafalda is a very Good cooker.

I've learnt so many things about yoga and other spiritual things.

The kitesurf teacher is really great and patient.

In all, everything was perfect!

Debbie Pluchino Grandjean

from Switzerland, August 2018

"Une hôte d’exception dans un cadre ultra ressourçant. "

J ai adoré le lieu, la nourriture, l ambiance, le groupe et bien sure Mafalda qui est une hote exceptionnelle!!! Elle déborde d énergie, de gentillesse et de serviabilité. Les cours de yoga étaient de très bonne qualités et j ai adoré mon séjour à la Casa de Pateo . Les deux professeurs de Yoga Laura et Elael étaient fantastic! Il n y avait malheureusement pas de vent pour le kite. J ai découvert le surf proposé par Rui et son épouse du centre nautique. J ai beaucoup aimé notamment les 2 premières journées avec un jeune prof qui s est vraiment investi à 200% et qui a grandement contribué à me faire aimer ce nouveau sport!!! et le coasteering ou j ai dépassé mes limites! Un très beau séjour que je recommande chaleureusement!!!

Anonymous

from Germany, August 2018

Wonderful and relaxing place decorated with Love.

Very friendly teachers

Tatiana Paul

from Belgium, June 2018

"A great experience"

I had a very good time at Mafaldas place! Everythins was great: the place, the food, the activities... I came back home with so much posotive energy!!! I would definietly recommand it

Karin Houtman

from Netherlands, May 2018

"Yoga/kitesurf retreat"

Beautiful location to relax and do yoga, super nice people, Mafalda is super sweet and the best cook! Very good spot for the kitesurfing, overall a great week!!

Anonymous

from Netherlands, July 2017

"First retrait at Caso do Pateo "

Caso do Pateo is a wonderful place in the middle of the nature. Despite the high temperatures you will find yourself in the middle of the woods, which gives the place a peaceful atmosphere. Given the fact that most people will book a retrait to let go of everyday life, this is rather nice. Next to the place itself, the host (Mafalda) is also very welcoming. She is always up for a conversation or two and cooks great vegetarian meals. If you want to she also can take the time to show you the best coastal areas. In some sense she is both host and guest at the same time. Both the surfing and yoga are great as well. I had some experiencing in surfing and little in yoga. My yoga teachers were Jose and Marsha both were very patient, which was really needed as I am not the most flexible human being around. For the latter part the dome in Mafalda's garden is great. Especially Jose really has a lot of helping attributes which can help you training the more complicated postures. In addition to the classes they love to tell about yoga in general and about their passion for it after class which for someone new to yoga is very nice to hear about. They managed to get me sign up for yoga classes in Rotterdam. Surfing was also good, altough there was not that much wind. The place is perfect for people ranging from beginner to expert as it is situated not on the actual sea (but you can go there as well), so you don't have to surf on waves if you can't. All in all it was a great first retrait

Anonymous

from Egypt, September 2018

"A wonderful retreat!"

Coasteering was amazing! Also, the combination in the Retreat of several activities such as Hiking, Coasteering and canoeing made it so much fun and kept us all engaged in the activities. It also made the whole group interact and mingle together which was really nice.

Anonymous

from United States, September 2018

"Great experience with some room for improvement"

Mafalda's house is lovely and spacious and beautifully decorated. The location is really quiet and peaceful and has some amazing features like the dome where the yoga takes place and a lovely swimming pool. Not too far from the location is Meco beach and a lagoon which are absolutely amazing to explore. The breakfasts were my favourite meals and the yoga and relaxation with Laura was always very very enjoyable. The absolute winning aspect of the trip for me was the activities, particularly the coasteering. With breathtaking scenery and really fun and friendly guides, the afternoon excursions were all absolutely unforgettable!

Anonymous

from United States, September 2018

"YOGA AND ADVENTURES IN PORTUGAL"

I really enjoyed the Yoga, but my instructors Laura and Dyon were great, however both were only staying short term. the dome we had the yoga was excellent. The grounds were pleasant, however could do with a little more upkeep.

I really really enjoyed the hiking and the kayaking, there were the highlight of my holiday, the guides on these adventures were great!

Annika Josefsson

from United States, September 2018

"Hiking, Coasteering, Canoeing and Yoga Retreat"

I had one of the best holiday ever staying at Caso do Pateo! I did the 7 day Hiking, Coasteering, Canoeing and Yoga Retreat. All the activities were great and the scenery in the area is absolutely stunning. Mafalda is a very warm person that makes you feel really welcome. She is a great Cook, the vegetarian meals were just delicious! The yoga classes and evening meditations are very good with really dedicated teachers. I can't recommend Caso do Pateo enought, I will definitelly return!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, September 2018

The guides for the activities are very knowledgeable and proud of their region. They pass on their knowledge of geology,history, flora and fauna during the activities improving the experience.

Anonymous

from Slovenia, August 2018

"Good"

The place is fantastic, food even if i am not vege was excellent, activities are great.

Aurore Debry

from Belgium, July 2018

"A week in a magical place with wonderful people"

The experience in Casa do Pateo was amazing. The environment, the atmosphere, the food, the activities made my experience unique and I came back home with the heart filled of love and happy memories. Mafalda is a wonderful person and cares very much for the wellbeing of her guests plus she is a wonderful cook. Thank you for making me fell like home :) :) :)

Melanie Künzli

from Switzerland, October 2017

Mafalda is just a hilairous and very inspiring person.

Anonymous

from Germany, September 2017

"Yoga in the woods, kiting the lagoon and enjoying dinners"

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa do Pateo. Mafalda was very warm and welcoming and surprised us everyday with a new delicious vegetarian meal. Small groups for yoga and kitesurfing made us feel like being part of a big family. The nearby lagoon is perfect for beginners and intermediate kitesurfers and our surf teachers gave their best to improve our skills as much as possible. We definately recommend this place.

Anonymous

from Germany, September 2018

I loved the yoga and meditation classes (both teachers)! Also the activities were a lot of fun and I still had enough time to relax.

Emma Corrion

from France, August 2018

"Super séjour yoga et activités diverses "

L'accueil de Mafalda, Le dôme de yoga, La nourriture, Les activités sportives, L'ambiance générale, La propreté des lieux, la qualité de la literie,

Je recommande cet endroit !

Juliane Felder

from Germany, August 2018

"Excellent place for relaxation"

I loved everything. Great people. Great yoga and meditation classes. Great food. Great activities.

I loved the coasteering trip and the hikes! Also the Mafalda and her team were very flexible towards our requests - for example, once we postponed our evening meditation class by a few hours in order to have a candle light meditation!

Mafalda and her team are amazing hosts and make you feel like home!

Lauriane Izorche

from France, May 2018

"A haven away from home and amazing scuba diving course!"

The house is such a quaint haven, you’ll feel right at home really quickly. It is small enough that it really feels like you’re a guest and not a client in a hotel.

The host, Mafalda, is sweet and caring and hilarious. Always has a story to share.

I was doing the scuba diving certification course (open water) as a beginner, and the team Mafalda works with is amazing. So friendly, passionate and professional. The confined water dives took place in the casa do pateo’s backyard pool, so convenient!

And the yoga with the adorable and hilarious Dami was also really nice, taking place in a tented dome.

Would recommend 100 times!!

Peter Feller

from United States, August 2017

"Lovely retreat"

For my it was the best love experience in a long time.. it is a very peaceful place, with a lot of little spots in the garden.. nice lovely people and good food every day.. yoga in the dome is pretty cool.. and if there is enough wind, the lagoon is the perfect place to learn kitesurfing!!

I will mis this place!! Big hug to everyone over there!! Com amor.. Peter

Testimonials 2

Lito Brandão Portugal

Casa do Páteo Guesthouse Facebook page

I love wonder places. I love wonder people even more.

Mafalda welcomed us on this magical hidden refugee.

We went for tourism. We've been given peace, kindness,altruism and joy.

Thank you Mafalda & Sauro. We miss you already.

Andreia and Lito

Karolina Darshan Deep

Casa do Páteo Guesthouse Facebook page

Lovely place! Loved the food and the people! Had a magical experience. Mafalda invited me to come dancing with her and I had the best time!!! Will definitely visit again. Highly recommended!

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