Join Vida Pura in this wonderful holiday and enjoy nature, sea, sand and surf, and de-stress. You will be served with five-star accommodation for your comfort. In your free time, trekking, cycling, or horse riding are great choices if you want to experience new things. During this holiday, you will totally relax and immerse yourself in friendly Portugal.
This project is inspired by the wish of two life long friends wanting to give back to the world and live closer to nature. Through this project, Vida Pura combines their private lives and their business ideas with the same underlying philosophy; a pure lifestyle both ethically as eco-friendly. At Vida Pura, the stunning natural environment brings people closer to their own inner nature.
This beautiful land and the region around it serves as the background for retreats and self-catering accommodation. Vida Pura hopes to inspire their guests and visitors to live in a more ecological way and to give back to the world. They offer the opportunity to experience more inner peace just be being here for a relaxing holiday or in one of their health and well-being retreats. Vida Pura's doors are also wide open for other organisations wanting to organize their retreats or events.
The inspiration for this one-of-a-kind apartment came from the original Portuguese name of the land, ’Moinho das Canas’, which, freely translated, means cane mill. As the name suggests, a lot of cane grows here and Vida Pura used this material to decorate this apartment. The use of other natural building materials, such as cork, wood, and stone gives the apartment a truly harmonious feel.
As the name suggests, the natural elements apartment draws inspiration from the beauty of nature. The bedroom design incorporates the famous cork oaks of Portugal, a beautiful mosaic and wood finishes, while the bathroom is styled on the stunning vistas of the desert complete with sand dunes created with Moroccan plastering techniques. The open-plan living room and kitchen area with also boast many natural elements, such as cork, stone, and wood.
As the name suggests, the recycle art apartment has been decorated and furnished with recycled and re-used materials that have been designed into the apartment in an artful way. The design of this wonderfully unique living space brings together a wealth of surprising materials.
The bedroom design incorporates a chestnut wooden bed mixed with 18th century carved posts from India. The bathroom has a sink made from an old wine press and the floor is made of slices of pine wood mixed with reused wine bottle tops. The living tops it off with the sofa made out of recycled jeans and in the kitchen, a surfboard acts as one of the kitchen shelves.
The Vida Pura villa turns into a guesthouse format in low and mid seasons. This means you can rent each bedroom individually and the common areas such as kitchen, living room, and outside area become shared facilities.
The Vida Pura guesthouse offers the serenity room with en-suite bathroom and two smaller bedrooms, the inspiration room, and the contemplation room that share one bathroom. Each bedroom has its own outdoor access great for doing yoga, reading a good book, or just relaxing in the hammock and taking in the ambiance.
The guesthouse is equipped with a kitchen with a sink, utensils, oven, fridge or freezer and gas cooker, living area, dining area and table with 10 seats, big couch, a TV with 80 satellite channels, a DVD player, herb garden, large glass doors that give access to a 100-square-meter wooden deck, and on the south a terrace of Santa Catarina tiles.
You will start your day with a nice breakfast. In the morning or afternoon with the exact time depends on the tide, it is time for surf up and you will head to the beach of Odeceixe for your surfing lesson. You will be provided with all the gear you will need and the experienced surf instructor will guide you through the lesson. Go paddle out and stand on that board.
Lessons are about one and a half hours. You will have your free time and just spend it as you want. There are many options for you to choose such as sunbathing, strolling, shopping, chilling, getting a massage, and yoga.
This retreat is located in the middle of a reserve close to the town of Odeceixe and its marvelous beach. During the day and especially at night, it is so quiet so 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.
The Odeceixe beach is the first 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 and agriculture and fishery are one of the main activities. It is an area where you can still find donkeys ploughing the fields and the fish is served straight from the boat onto your plate.
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For your pre-surf breakfast, Vida Pura offers their homegrown herbal tea, lemon water, coffee, fruit, or yogurt after which you can participate in the yoga class. Afterward, you will be served your yummy breakfast so you will be ready for those waves.
Transfer available for additional US$107 per person
Faro Airport (FAO) is a 1-hour and 30-minute drive, while Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is a 3-hour and 30-minute away.
Taxi service from Faro Airport to Vida Pura is 125 EUR one way. If through a personal contact of transfer service from Vida Pura is 95 EUR.
If you are coming from Faro, Vida Pura have a preferred supplier where you get to enjoy a 10% off rate on your booking, you may check the website luzcar.com. When you fill in the calculation form, please mention in the comments that you are a guest from Vida Pura and they will give you a 10% discount.
It is also possible to come by public transport. Coming from Lisbon by bus, there are 3 bus services per day: 07:30, 16:00, and another one at 17:30. Arriving 3-hour 30-minute later. Please check Rede-Expressos website.
Coming from Faro, you have to make your way to Lagos by train or by bus. The journey is 1-hour 45-minute. Then from Lagos to Odeceixe by bus. You may check eva-bus website for more information.
Pick up and drop off from Odeceixe bus stop is included and Vida Pura will take you to the mini market for some groceries before check-in to Vida Pura.
During the weekends, there are fewer buses running. If you choose to come by public transports, let Vida Pura know your arrival time at the airport and they can help you with connections timetable.
Renting a car is highly advisable because that will allow you to reach us easier, explore the unique and amazing region we're in, doing groceries, going out for dinner, and etc. You can also check website rentalcars.com for Lisbon and Faro Airport.
Bike rental is also available for 10 EUR per day. But you have to book a
few days before arrival. Other than that, transfers to town and to the beach are also available, in case you don't want to walk or bike.
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