Jan 2019 Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal
Contributed by Steph from The Mediterranean Traveller
Ever been tempted to go on a week-long supervised juice fast? I hadn’t either (I love food) but my cousin opened a retreat in Portugal and obviously I had to try it out. Plus its setting in the foothills behind the Algarve looked blissful.
It’s called Wild View Retreat and for good reason. It’s set in an abandoned mountain village that has been sympathetically restored into an exclusive wellness retreat, where uninterrupted nature is quite literally all around. There’s a panoramic yoga studio oriented for sunrise and a natural infinity pool for the sunsets. Rooms (also with views and hammocks) are decorated in soothing neutrals and natural fibres.
There are dates throughout the year, and most focus on the combination of juice fasting with nutrition talks as well as fitness classes, yoga, and guided walks. The activities are optional but the day is packed in case you need to keep your mind off the lack of food. The fast itself was much easier than I expected, and a real group bonding process. It proved the perfect reset for body, mind, and soul.
Prices for the 2019 season start at $1090 USD based on two sharing, inclusive of accommodation and activities.