Vida Pura is an eco-friendly and family friendly retreat. They offer various self-catering accommodation types with unique interior designs and yoga retreats in Portugal.
Surf Camps (5)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (The Yoga People Goa)
Catarina is qualified as a yoga teacher in December 2015, after completing a 200 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga Teacher Training. Seeing herself as an eternal student, she kept up with her training completing 100 hours of Yin and Acupressure and 100 hours of Mandala and Shamanism with The Yoga People. Catarina is passionate about sharing the many benefits of living a yogic lifestyle and believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
This approach to Yoga is grounded in the fundamental principles of the work of Vanda Scaravelli.Going with the bodies natural rhythm and without force, a different quality to movement can be experienced and the postures (asanas) unfold organically, from the inside out. The classes are also influenced by Hayley’s background in dance and studies in other movement disciplines such as Feldenkrais, Somatics, Continuum and Qi Gong.
I am the founder of Surf Seixe Academy. I was born in Odeceixe and spent all my life connected to the sea. I am a lifeguard swimmer, and I worked as such on Odeceixe beach for 8 years of my life. I practice bodyboarding and surfing, and I studied sports sciences with a specialty in Sports Training in Surf, which gives me the II degree of coach of Surf by the Portuguese Federation of Surf. I teach surf and bodyboard with soul and heart, and academic knowledge without forgetting the fun.
from United States, January 2019
"loved to stay there"
pretty family farm like live with super openminded and friendly crew. would love to go back for sure!
from United Kingdom, January 2019
Amazing stay, would definitely come back!
from United Kingdom, December 2018
I can’t describe how fabulous my stay was. I had the entire villa to myself as it was close to Christmas, with private yoga classes from Hayley, who has given me many new perspectives to consider for my yoga practice. The environment was gorgeous and everyone was so friendly and accomodating. The many animals roaming the land are an extra plus, particularly when one of the cats joined me in my hammock for a nap!
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"More than pleasantly surprised"
The location, the vibe, the food, the genuine personable nature of everyone there, the yoga, the accommodation, the animals (especially Ginger). Pretty much everything.
from Belgium, April 2018
"Dream near the coast"
Everything was excellent. Beautiful views, great hosts, excellent breakfasts and good recommendations. What more could you want?
Sarah Le Garff
from United States, April 2018
"Perfect getaway "
Everything - the accommodation, the people, the food, the yoga and the surfing were all perfect. I was very sad to leave and I cant wait to go back!
from United States, April 2018
"Yoga and surf retreat"
The people working here are genuinely happy and believe passionately about what they do. The accommodation was beautiful and the beds were comfy. Loved the food here too!
The yoga was fun and challenging. I particularly enjoyed surfing everyday, I saw a real improvement in my technique.
I'm already thinking about coming back to this special place!
from Romania, April 2018
Everything about this retreat was more than amazing! I'll never regret coming here. I was a bit concerned about the food before I came(I am vegan) but it all went great and I never went hungry, the food was plenty and sooo delicious! The yoga teacher was really lovely and I enjoyed all the classes. Everyone was so nice and always ready to listen and help with anything. Leaving this place is harder than I thought it would be, it's a piece of heaven! Already missing everyone and everything here. I totally recommend and if I could, I'd do this all over again. My heart is so full!
from Germany, February 2018
I really enjoyed the yoga classes from 9 until 10.30 am. They gave very personal feedback and changed within their concepts what was needed for the participants. I was happy to get to know two different styles from two yoga teachers during my stay. Tanja and Luna were amazing and their wholehearted personalities were the perfect start for the day at vida pura. On top me and my friend added a massage from Elsa and her hands were magic, deep relaxation and perfect sleep afterwards!
Next to Yoga/Massage yummieh breakfast with different porridge styles and fresh orange juice. Lovley-welcoming-caring staff - special thanks to Bela. See you again!
from Portugal, December 2017
"4 Day Yoga Retreat at Vida Pura, Aljezur, Portugal"
The people were extremely nice, the breakfast was perfect and also the yoga classes.
Also, the houses were very beautiful.
from Netherlands, December 2017
We liked everything, the house was amazing and the surroundings beautiful. We could enjoy some hiking in a route next to the coast, biking and relaxing at the nice house we had. The yoga was great, we had two different teachers and both were really good. The breakfast also amazing. Bela and Wouter were both really friendly and welcoming, they help us with everything we needed :)
from Portugal, November 2017
Breakfast is awsome!!!
from United Kingdom, September 2017
"Amazing rural stay"
Vida Pura is amazing, homely guest house with very welcoming touch. People are also very kind.
from United Kingdom, August 2017
Wonderful secluded place in a very peaceful valley. Delicious fresh vegetables from the garden available to purchase for a donation.
from United Kingdom, July 2017
Vida Pura is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The location is tucked away in beautiful surroundings where you are immersed in nature. The accommodation is second to none and the staff are friendly and extremely welcoming.
from Poland, July 2017
The very friendly stuff:-) the animals, the yoga, the view, the massage, the fruits and veggies for sale, my privat hammock..... it was all great.
Thank you ....
Antonia Arbinge Reuterbring
from Sweden, May 2017
from United States, May 2017
"Wonderful eco-lodge with awesome hosts"
Bella and Robin are beautiful people with vibrant and kind personalities. Wonderful place to relax in absolutely stunning nature and do yoga. Also fun to meet hikers at the lodge as they walk along the Rota Vicentina, since the lodge is near Odeceixe. This lodge is great for exploring nature in rural Portugal, surfing, or shopping/exploring smaller towns since afternoons are free (yoga in the morning, plus fresh, tasty, & big breakfast). The Fisherman's Trail of the Rota Vicentina is lovely in the spring time with great temperature and new blossoms. Thanks again, Bela and Robin, for sharing your eco lifestyle with outsiders! Wish I could have stayed even longer. Hope to come back someday. Peace.
from United Kingdom, May 2017
"Vida Pura is the best"
Robin & Bella are the most amazing people, the place is so close to nature and all the people there become friends for life.
from United Kingdom, May 2017
I can't fault Vida Pura. We knew it was going to be good but when we got there it bypassed our expectations. The team are so welcoming and friendly, and I can only describe the backdrop as a natural paradise. I have never felt so relaxed in my life. Everything is thought about and your needs are attended to - breakfast is already waiting for you once you have finished the yoga session, which itself is incredible. The apartments are perfect, very large but still cosy and a huge private terrace to enjoy the morning and evening sun. Odeceixe is very close, but far enough that you feel you are in your own world. I didn't want to leave and am already planning my return.
from United Kingdom, April 2017
Very relaxing, felt at home
from Indonesia, April 2017
Vida Pura is an amazing place, and an amazing way of life the accommodation was perfect for us, the yoga was great every morning and the owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, we only stayed for a long weekend and couldn't fault anything
The surf school was also perfect with very friendly teachers and David who ran the school was easy to contact and very professional and friendly.
from Germany, January 2019
"Mir fehlen die Worte! Unbeschreiblich schön!"
Ich glaube, dass ich noch nie an einem so schönen Ort war, wie Vida Pura. Ich war mit meiner besten Freundin da und wir waren beide sehr, sehr begeistert. Von dem Anwesen, der Liebe zum Detail und von der Freundlichkeit der Menschen! Perfekt zum Entspannen, Yoga praktizieren und zu sich selbst zu finden. Das vegane Frühstück war bomben lecker mit frisch gepresstem Orangensaft, leckerem Vollkornbrot, selbstgemachten Aufstrichen und Quinoa-Porridge. Ich habe noch nie in meinem Leben in einem so bequemen Bett geschlafen! Kann es kaum erwarten, bald wieder an meinem neuen Lieblingsort zu sein! Danke für alles!:)
from United States, July 2018
"friendly people, quiet place"
The Yoga lesson with Hayley! She is a very good bodywork teaching not only yoga! I have had also a private lesson and i learned
Also Tanja was good, in another way!
from Germany, July 2018
"Three very relaxed nights at Vida Pura"
Every morning we took a yoga class at 9 am which was always really good. Straight after yoga we had excellent breakfast with fresh orange juice, coffee, fruits and many more stuff on the table. People at Vida Pura are all very nice and in case of any questions they are happy to assist you.
from Germany, May 2018
I had a wonderful time at Vida Pura. It is a really unique place, the rooms are built and designed with love and great attention to detail while still being ecologically sound. The surrounding nature is stunning, it's a great place to relax and reload. Everybody at Vida Pura is extremely friendly! I enjoyed the yoga lessons lots, both teachers knew very well what they are doing. The surf instructor Joao is everything you hope for in a teacher; structured, patient, motivating, professional. He got me standing on the bird within one lesson, even though I'm usually not very talented at sports! All in all, it was much above expectations and I'm already looking forward to returning sometime soon! Thanks so much, everyone at Vida Pura!
from Netherlands, May 2018
Wauw, wat n mooie omgeving: de ligging van Vida Pura, het landschap erom en de schoonheid en rust op) de stranden id buurt. Het guesthouse dat met smaak en zorg is ingericht. Ik kwam in het donker aan ( met de auto) en sochtends bij het wakker worden viel mijn mond open van de schoonheid van de omgeving ( het terrein) en de relaxte sfeer. Ik had mezelf geen betere keuze kunnen wensen 😃
Khadiya Al Bouzidi
from United States, April 2018
Food, people location accommodation. Fantastic place to enjoy relax. beautiful beach in about 20 min by car.
Massage treatment from elsa was fantastic!
from United States, March 2018
"Great times and nice people at vida Pura!"
Yoga class was great, breakfast was delicious! The surrounding area is good for meditation and walks. Nice people there who make you feel at home! It is a place to come back, definitely!
from Austria, January 2018
What Bela and Robin built there, is amazing. I stayed in the Guesthouse with shared bathroom, and as we were only two women (because of low season) and one night I had the whole house for myself, it was reeeeeaaaally calm and relaxing to stay. :)
The rooms are nice, the house has everything you wish for to make yourself comfortable. I enjoyed the yoga lessons, a massage and the view from the terrasse. Highly recommended & I will try to come back in summer some time :)
from Germany, January 2018
"A perfect place to recharge"
It is a pearl in the middle of beautiful landscape. A lot of silence, nature which lets you just relax. Yoga lessons were great, I learned more things. The big villa is very beautiful. It is possible to do a nice walk to Ocedeixe or Ocedeixe Beach. If you stay longer than 2 days you should come with a car, as you are more flexibel to discover the area.
from Belgium, November 2017
"A short but amazing journey to the heart of Portugal "
The possibility of returning back there! It was warm and so relaxing experience. The place and the people full of surprises! Welcomed from the 1st second until the last second. Looking forward to be back. Congratulations to all who I had the opportunity to meet.
from Germany, November 2017
"One week in off season"
Nice place. Very nice teachers. Nice food. Great surfing.
from Netherlands, October 2017
"Een fijne korte yoga retreat"
De vriendelijkheid en hehulpzaamheid van de medewerkers, de inrichting van ons appartement, de rustige groene omgeving en het overheerlijke biologisch ontbijt
from France, October 2017
Welcome to Paradise!
Everything is beautiful, everyone is smiling ... It was a real moment of relaxation and pleasure in a place much more beautiful than in the photos.
Thank you all!
from Germany, May 2017
Sehr freundliche Menschen, tolle Unterkunft, super Lage, leckeres Frühstück
from Netherlands, May 2017
"Mooie ontspannen en uitdagende reis"
Bida pura is klein en persoonlijk