Since 2012 offering retreats for self-care, healing & transformation.

Reviews (18)

Dennis Schutten

from Netherlands, October 2019

Very warm nice persons...great surroundings and great vegan food...

Vera Sergeeva

from Russia, September 2019


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!


from Norway, July 2019

Wonderful retreat! Very relaxing. Right by the beach.

Experienced instructors who accomodated each class to everyone's level.

Delicious food!! Would definitely go back.

Iva Sedlackova

from Czechia, April 2019

"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

Marilyn Smith

from France, November 2018

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.


from Finland, October 2018

The food was excellant and facilities were quite good. The place was very clean.

Ivana Maxova

from Czechia, September 2018

"wonderful place for think and relax"

very thanks to Paula for her nice care and awesome healthy kitchen; thanks to Sara for her hatha yoga lessons (she teach me relaxe)


from Switzerland, September 2018

"My detox week"

Le lieu, très calme, à moins de dix mnutes de marche de la plage, les cours de yoga et qi gong

Christine Eloy

from Belgium, September 2018

"Nice place but can do better"

The surroundings are nice and the sea is really close and it’s such a beautiful scenery to watch.

The people working there are nice and helping, and would do what they can to help.

The qi gong class was excellent, as the teacher, Jorge who would explain not only the movements but also their effect on the body and also the big lines behind qi gong philosophy


from Great Britain, September 2018

"Enjoyable holiday"

The food was excellent and always plenty of it. The volunteers who work there are extremely friendly and welcoming. They have great enthusiasm which creates a great atmosphere. The yoga teacher Sara was very friendly with good advice about the area. The yoga is varied and interesting but very challenging. The surfing was great fun and met some lovely people at the surf school. Uber is avaiable if you want to travel into the centre. Its about a 10minute drive. You can get a bus to sintra but due to the tight schedule i couldnt make it. 2 yoga sessions a day. 7am and 7pm with surf in the middle. Foz alexander is a lovely beach. About 30 minute walk from the location. But again a rocky climb at times. There are some cafes here where u can watch the surf have a few drinks or chill on the beach.

Laura Magin

from Great Britain, August 2018

"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 understaffed and a bit disorganised. We preferred to enjoy our retreat instead!!

Melina Mandelbaum

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Wonderful experience "

This is a magical place for people looking for a quiet retreat and transformative nutritional experience. The house and location are absolutely beautiful, but what makes it even more special are the beautiful people taking care of you during your stay. Paula is an incredible host, immensely thoughtful and caring, and the exercise instructors are fantastic as are all other staff members. My partner and I had a fantastic time during the detox programme that will have a sustainable impact on our daily life back home. Thank you very much for everything - we couldn't recommend the house more!

Sabina Mendes

from Germany, July 2019

"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.


from Netherlands, March 2019

"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.

Elisa Wielandt

from Germany, August 2018

"Nice but in the middle of nowhere"

The staff,Paula and the yoga teacher were very nice!! You meet a lot of different cultures.