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the location

 Akanista mindfulness retreat location
 Considered for many times the best golf destination in Europe and the best European beach destination, the Algarve region located in southern Portugal charms it’s visitors with a privileged weather, a great diversity of landscapes in preserved areas and breathtaking beaches.
The diversity of nature is definitely one of the greatest richness of the Algarve. With an ecological system of amazing biodiversity the place invites visitors for a closer look and nice walks. Visitors can also find trails for discover and countless landscapes of geological features mixed with green and mountainous areas. 
And it is in this scenery that we invite you to join the Akanista mindfulness retreat.  
Beautiful beach, Lagos, Portugal

Algarve Strand Albandeira beach

Algarve sea view

Ponta da Piedade Lagos, Algarve Portugal

Cave at Benagil beach in Algarve Portugal

Monchique mountains view

About the venue
We will host you in a beautiful, spacious and luxury villa. It is located  in a peaceful countryside area of the Algarve, within driving distance of Lagos. With large lawned gardens and a wonderful swimming pool, Quinta Magnolia is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The interior of the property is modern. The gardens of the villa are beautifully manicured and there are a number of trees from which you can pick and enjoy fresh fruit. Pears, figs, plums, apples and tangerines can all be sampled. It is only 4 km of Meia Praia beach,  9.5 km Strtch of fine, white sand.
You can enjoy the nature surrounded by amazing views of gardens and the presence of different animals being able to to relax listening the magnificent sounds of nature. There is a lot to do in the place as you can swim in the pool, go for walks, cycling or bird-watching. Next to the pool you can find also sun loungers to relax and get a sunbath. Inside the villa you will find a place tastefully decorated, fully furnished with the intention of providing its users the maximum comfort with special thermal insulation and air conditioning. There will be Wi-Fi internet access to update your family if you need to, but we strongly recommend to disconnect yourself from all gadgets during the retreat as much as possible. This will allow your mind to settle down and enable you to enjoy the present moment fully.
Beautiful villa, Algarve

Large Garden

Algarve sea view

Gentle Yoga sessions

Relaxation at the villa

Warm and cosy place

Comfortable accommodation



Back of the villa


By the pool

Fruit trees


By the beach

Back of the villa

By the beach

By the pool

Getting on our mindfulness retreat

The nearest airport is Faro airport in Portugal. From the UK there is many low cost daily flights with Ryanair, Easyjet and Monarch. Usually Ryanair is the cheapest as return tickets prices may vary between £80 – £150 depending on when you do the booking.

To compare flight prices between all airlines to know the best options for your dates try the website: skyscanner

Algarve map

Address: Quinta Magnolia, CCI-607 Terras Novas ( Sítio da Estiveira), 8500-151 Mexilhoeira Grande


We advise you to book your flight as soon as you book your place in our retreat. From Faro airport we will offer a transfer that must be booked in advance as soon as you know your arriving time (trips to be organized according to our timetable).

If you want to explore the Algarve before or after the retreat we totally recommend renting a car. You can find low cost rent-a-cars in the website: jetcost with prices from £6 per day. We are happy to help you find driving partners within the other participants so feel free to contact us about it.

A fee of £35 per day will be applied if you wish to come a day before or leave a day after the actual retreat (terms and conditions apply) please contact us for more info.

Mindfulness by the sea

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Upcoming retreats

Contact us

UK: +44 (0) 77 3057 0358
PT: +351 91 777 4341