Quintinha do Mar

Quintinha do Mar had a dream to create a space that inspires people to live a happy and healthy lifestyle by providing surfing, yoga, and relaxation retreats.

Instructors 3

Vera Abrantes Dias Suleman

Alexandra Martins

Alexandra started her yoga adventure in Germany in 2006, where she learned the Hatha yoga method with the teacher Alexandra Weyaki. In 2008, already in Portugal, she started a 600-hour yoga teacher and yoga therapist course in the European Association of Oriental Therapies. Since then she devoted herself intensely to the teaching of yoga practice. In 2011, she fulfilled her desire to take the body Ayuerveda therapists course (80 hours). After both courses, she said that she felt more aware of the human body and its layers (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).

Rita Antão

Rita Antão has an organic chemistry degree since 1997 and is specialized in naturopathy and traditional Chinese medicine since 2010 and a medicinal and oriental plants investigator since 1998. Rita studies and applies dietetics according to Chinese medicine among other concepts like veganism, crudivorism, and hygienism. She developed methods of detoxification through alimentation and phytotherapy, applying Chinese medicine diagnosis and naturopathy concepts.

Reviews 29

Anonymous

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

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!

Georgina Steed

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Incredible!"

Everything was amazing I felt so at home at Paula’s. Was so sad to leave, had an incredible week here

Mariana Schenone

from Peru, June 2018

"Very pleasant accommodation"

I was there for 7 days and Paula is really an amazing person.

She treats everybody really good.

I really like my detox there.

Naima Gherdaoui

from Belgium, June 2018

"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.

Keren Bezner

from Bulgaria, May 2018

Paula is absolutely wonderful! She is so helpful, caring and genuine. The house is cosy, the grounds are beautiful, and the classes are lovely and nurturing. The area of Ericiera has a lot to offer as well!

Kristin Skaanes

from Norway, April 2018

"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.

Lisa-maria Schreier

from Germany, May 2018

Really good Detox. Felt so good afterwards. Thanks to Paula for her kindness

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)

Anonymous

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!!

Ronni Goddard

from Great Britain, June 2018

"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 experience

Kerry Cobb

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Simply Perfect"

The welcome, the location, the food, the atmosphere, the yoga sessions - there are no frills - just simple, honest and wonderful :)

Sofia De La Canal

from United States, February 2018

"An amazing weekend!!"

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!!

Anonymous

from Portugal, February 2018

"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.

Tatiana Ramos

from Portugal, February 2018

"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

Paulo Araújo

from Portugal, February 2018

"Best Yoga retreat ever"

This experience made me feel new again , the location is amazing its like standing between a mountain and the sea!

The food was better than i expected!

Paula is a friend, a healer, a mother!

Im comming back soon!

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.

Christina Floß

from Germany, July 2018

"A great place to calm done, 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!

Caroline Warzycha

from United States, July 2018

"One of the best places ever!"

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.

(BTW I'm not from the USA but from Germany)

Maarten Duyn

from Portugal, February 2018

"Great place to stay and do yoga"

Its amazing how close this place is located to the sea. It really adds a great atmosphere to the place. The food was very good and always plenty. Its very quiet and idyllic and everything what you need for a relaxing stay is there. There was a personal feel to the place and the people that were around were very nice.

Elisabeth Kokora

from Portugal, February 2018

"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!

Lisa De Bruin

from United States, February 2018

"Beautiful place, very yummy healthy food and relaxing yoga"

There's so many things that I like so much about this place! I was really surprised how big the garden is and how close to the beach it is, it really is only a five minute walk and then you're at a beautiful beach. The place it self is beautiful as well: the garden is filled with flowers and beautiful plants, the place where I slept was really nice and decorated with a personal touch of the owner (the owners build everything themselves, which is really amazing I think). The food I had was vegan and really really yummy. All weekend we tried to figure out what the secrets were to the cooking. All together: I had a fun and relaxing time. And not to forget: the yoga place (its a different building than the apartment) is beautiful as well, the windows have a view on the garden, really a great spot!

Testimonials 2

Katharina Norden

Quintinha do Mar website

Quintinha do mar is absolutely amazing! My friend and I felt like coming to a home away from home. Just a short walk to the beautiful Sao Juliao beach down the hill. There are plenty of great walks with stunning views and a great surf break. Paula's Yoga and Meditiation room is perfect if you want to start your day like that. We will be back!

Giulia Amato

Quintinha do Mar website

We spent 15 days in Quintinha do Mar, and our experience has been excellent! The house is located in the middle of green, 5 minutes walking to the beach of Sao Juliao e 10 minutes driving to Ericeira Village. 100% raccomended for delightful holidays!​

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