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

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 10

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.

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!!


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


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!

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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