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Vida Pura Portugal

Moinho das Canas, Odeceixe - Alentejo, Portugal
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5-10km

The apartments and guesthouse is part of the Vida Pura eco retreat and inspiration land. Besides being in a dwelling full of natural materials you get to enjoy also a 100% eco to friendly holiday experience. The retreat produces its own energy form sun and wind, we source our own water in various ways, we treat our own waste water and we produce a lot of our own food.

The retreat has a bio to dynamic farm which creates great bio to dynamic produce for you to enjoy if you wish and we have lots of homemade products we would like to offer to you. We work with our animals. We love yoga and we have classes on almost every day of the week. Besides surf and yoga, we have lots of other services to offer like massage etc

We recycle glass, plastic, paper, metal and food and because we produce our energy from wind and water we operate with a 100% carbon neutral and create very little waste. This of course is a bonus because you are spending your holiday greener for the same value with no strain on the planet. Of course we ask our workers, visitors & guests to help us realize this and stick to this attitude. We’ll ask you too to attain an ecological attitude.

Last but not least this project is humanitarian in nature which means that the profit of the project is reserved for humanitarian handpicked projects. We aim to support projects from all over the world both financially as with hands on help. That way we can help those who devote their lives to help others (humans or animals in need).

Location

During the day and especially at night it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, the nocturnal animals sing their songs and the stream that divides the Algarve and the Alentejo trickles endlessly over the land. You can take great hikes by the river stream and up or down the valley.
Odeceixe Beach is a 1st price winning beach in the huge Natural Park that surrounds it. The beach is great for surfing, body boarding and sunbathing. At the river side the ocean’s waves are cancelled out and harnesses great opportunity for families with smaller kids.
If you want some more movement but not too much you can take a bike, walk or drive to Odeceixe, a little sleepy town but vibrant in summer. Around the area traditionalism is very tangible, agriculture and fishery are one of the main activities. It’s an area where you can still find donkeys ploughing the fields and the fish is served straight from the boat onto your plate.

Places of interest (almost all with beaches)...
To the north:
Zambujeira de Mar 20 min.
Vila Nova de Milfontes 45 min.
To the South:
Aljezur: 15 min
Lagos: 30 min
Carrepeteria: 40 min
Sagres: 45 min
Inland:
Monchique: 60 min
Silves: 60 min

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Number of people: 16
Bath Towels
Heating
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Cot / high chair
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Wetsuit hire
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mountain biking
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Extra beds are 10 euros per night per person
private apartment 2 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Vida Pura has 3 apartments. Each apartment draws inspiration from the beauty of nature.

The living area contains a comfy, bespoke sofa situated near a cosy wood to burner. A tiny oven built into the stove means that, on a cold day, you could even make a fire and cook a cake, should the mood take you. The windows to the front of the apartment grant an amazing view of the valley and access to a beautiful wooden decking area (more than 30m²), complete with outside shower and plenty of space for lounging, sitting, or doing yoga.

On the other side we have a tiled outside area – for extra sun exposure in the morning and on windy days. Through this side you can also access your vehicle’s parking area, located just 30 meters away from the apartment, at the end of a wide, slate to paved path.

Electricity, water and gas are included in the price; you will only pay for wood in the winter if you choose to make a fire. The building is centrally heated as well

For guests with children we can provide cots for the bedroom.

Private Apartment 1 person
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Vida Pura has 3 apartments. Each apartment draws inspiration from the beauty of nature.

The living area contains a comfy, bespoke sofa situated near a cosy wood to burner. A tiny oven built into the stove means that, on a cold day, you could even make a fire and cook a cake, should the mood take you. The windows to the front of the apartment grant an amazing view of the valley and access to a beautiful wooden decking area (more than 30m²), complete with outside shower and plenty of space for lounging, sitting, or doing yoga.

On the other side we have a tiled outside area – for extra sun exposure in the morning and on windy days. Through this side you can also access your vehicle’s parking area, located just 30 meters away from the apartment, at the end of a wide, slate to paved path.

Electricity, water and gas are included in the price; you will only pay for wood in the winter if you choose to make a fire. The building is centrally heated as well

For guests with children we can provide cots for the bedroom.

Shared room 1 person
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 1

This small but cosy room features a comfortable king size double bed 160cm x 200 cm that can be turned into 2 single beds if needed. It has a wardrobe and a private outside area. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink and is shared with just one other room. The large windows from the bedroom can be fully opened and provide access to a south terrace where you can enjoy the sun rising. It's a great space to enjoy a nice meal, relax in the hammock, read a book or do yoga.

Perfectly situated on a hill in a picturesque nature reserve, this large, ecologically to built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below through which flows the famous Seixe river, The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa — an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat.

The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa –an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat. We have 3 rooms available. Each room has its private outside area

Shared room 1 person
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 1

This small but cosy room features a comfortable king size double bed 160cm x 200 cm that can be turned into 2 single beds if needed. It has a wardrobe and a private outside area. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink and is shared with just one other room. The large windows from the bedroom can be fully opened and provide access to a south terrace where you can enjoy the sun rising. It's a great space to enjoy a nice meal, relax in the hammock, read a book or do yoga.

Perfectly situated on a hill in a picturesque nature reserve, this large, ecologically to built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below through which flows the famous Seixe river, The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa — an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat.

The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa –an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat. We have 3 rooms available. Each room has its private outside area

Private single room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

This small but cosy room features a comfortable king size double bed 160cm x 200 cm that can be turned into 2 single beds if needed. It has a wardrobe and a private outside area. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and sink and is shared with just one other room. The large windows from the bedroom can be fully opened and provide access to a south terrace where you can enjoy the sun rising. It's a great space to enjoy a nice meal, relax in the hammock, read a book or do yoga.

Perfectly situated on a hill in a picturesque nature reserve, this large, ecologically to built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below through which flows the famous Seixe river, The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa — an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat.

The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa –an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat. We have 3 rooms available. Each room has its private outside area

Private double room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

This large room features a king size bed of 160x200 cm with en to suite bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet. It has an outdoor wooden terrace, facing a big pond where you can see the sun rising and enjoy a nice breakfast whilst listening to the symphony of frogs. It also has another outdoor terrace with a view over the valley and you can enjoy the sunset over the hills..It’s a great space to enjoy a nice meal, relax in the hammock, read a book or do yoga.
Perfectly situated on a hill in a picturesque nature reserve, this large, ecologically to built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below – through which flows the famous Seixe river. The guest house villa is specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed to earth or taipa – an ancient, sustainable building technique. Together with the lake next to it, the great outside area and proximity to Odeceixe and its beach, it ensures the right ingredients for a great holiday or retreat. We have 3 rooms available. The Serenity room that features an en to suite bathroom. The Contemplation room and Inspiration room are sharing one bathroom. Each room has its private outside relax area. Kitchen, living room and spacious deck on the front are shared facilities.
The building has a floor space of 203m2 and features a large living room of 80m2, a big kitchen and a large wooden deck and a washroom. All these are shared facilities

shared tipi
Room Type: Shared -
Sleeps: 2

Private room in a tipi
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

This cosy tipi gets you back closer to nature. Your garden will be a the green valley where Vida Pura is located. You'll be fully surrounded by the comfort of nature. It has two comfortable single beds (80x200cm) that can be converted in a double bed if needed.

private tipi 2 people
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Faro and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €130
  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 125
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1,5 hours
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

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The Alentejo region is a year round destination. Autumn to Spring is the most consistent and summer is great for learning and progressing. It offers endless possibilities for all standards, some hard to get to secrets, others beautiful open beaches! There are some many waves along this 130 km coastline that it is impossible to describe, below are just a few to note and look out for...

The north part of the region starts with Comporta and the beautiful Carvalhal beach. A great beginners beach, which picks up nice swell for the more advanced in the autumn.

Further South past Sines is Sao Torpes, a long white sandy beach with a jetty at the north side which provides nice sheltered waves when the swell gets big. Further south is L-Point , one of the best waves in the region. Porto Covo is a lovely old town with Praia Grande and a few peaks that can provide a mix of beginners waves and awesome left- hand barrels.

The town of Vila Nova de Milfontes has plenty of waves to go around, including the long beach break Malhao, perfect for all levels. Congumelo is the most famous advanced wave in the town and can produce and excellent left hander.

Keep going south and you reach Zuambujeira do Mar, a beautiful sun drenched town and home to Portugal's biggest music festival in the summer, it has a couple of hidden gems as well as a beginner/intermediate beach. Next stop is the hippy town of Odeceixe, and its surrounding empty beaches that include Carriagem, Amoreira and Monte Clerigo. Make sure to give the car a good wash after as you will be going through some good old dusty roads!

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 30 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 30 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling and you will be refunded the balance.

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