This little rectangular country tagged onto the south-eastern edge of the Iberian peninsula is often overlooked for neighboring Spain but experiencing Portugal, with it's unique cuisine, language and culture is an absolute must-do. For somewhere the size of Indiana, Portugal has one of the most diverse landscapes and cultures of anywhere in Europe. Head north for the mountainous Douro region where the ancient river-hewn hillsides still grow age old vines, and cuisine is farm-fresh from the fertile soils, or find yourself on the rugged coastline of the Estremadura region, where the Atlantic crashes in on sandy beaches and 5th generation fishermen still haul in the rich bounty of the local waters each day.
For those wanting a private retreat we can organize a 3/4/5-bedroom villa in your chosen location, whether that be in the sun-soaked south of the country with nearby beaches and plenty of leisure activities, or something more secluded up in the hills and along the wilder coastlines.
If you are looking to join a group retreat you will head into the interior of the country, where the rolling mountains and serene lakes offer a deep connection with nature and quiet space for reflection and growth.
This exclusive Behold retreat offers guests the chance to join a group of like-minded souls at a natural healing sanctuary, nestled in the stunning foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountains in the heart of central Portugal.
Choose to stay in a traditionally, and lovingly, restored Xisto stone house with crisp white-linens and pine-forest vistas or, if you would like to be closer to nature, the Soulpad belle tents are delightful and offer a 'glamping' experience.
Alongside 3 plant medicine ceremonies with the Behold team of healers and faciliatators supporting you the onsite wellness therapists can offer an array of natural healing modalities, working on every level of your being from the physical to the energetic self. Offer yourself the time to rest, relax and encourage your body's innate capacity to heal. A number of treatments are available to you, including massage, acupuncture and energy healing.
An exclusively curated experience for those wanting their first introduction to Plant Medicine. This 5-night option allows for 2 plant medicine experiences with a trusted healer and facilitator, plus a full wellness and rejuvenation itinerary that is created especially for you with an aim to maximizing your introductory healing journey.
This retreat is about connecting with yourself and the natural world around you on a deeper level, and we encourage people to spend their nights in the beautiful forest floor tented accommodation and days indulging in forest bathing, wild swimming and healing from within with locally grown, nourishing food.
Bespoke dates available year round
Portugal offers some of the most luxurious, and plentiful, villa accommodation in Europe and our experience team can help you pinpoint the correct experience for you and the right space for your journey. From beach-side bays to cosy cottages nestled in the vineyards or hilltop lodges with roaring fires to keep warm on cool evenings. The food will be plant based throughout and a full schedule of ceremonies and activities will be planned for you to get the most out of your time here.
The medicine, the setting and the journey will be tailored to you in an exclusive location in this magical country.