Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you’ve been all along. 

EXPLORE PORTUGAL OCTOBER 2024

Caldas da Rainha Portugal city street - Portugal Retreat

Reconnect with yourself while also taking in the beautiful country of Portugal. Travel and new experiences broaden our view of ourselves and the world. Plus, it’s easier to listen to ourselves when we are out of the normal routine of everyday life. We have curated a retreat that is all about seeking new experiences and reconnecting with the deeper parts of yourself. We can’t wait for you to explore with us!

October 7-14, 2024

Each day we will go to a new place on the Silver Coast. You can choose to do all the activities or just the ones that sound appealing to you. This is your time and you can use it how you like. You will have reflection questions ready for you when you come back to your room each night. 

Retreat Itinerary

Portugal retreat - Airplane arriving in Portugal

October 7, 2024

Arrival day! Airport transport will be provided. We can’t wait to pick you up and welcome you to Portugal!

óbidos, Portugal

October 8, 2024

Visit the Praça de Fruita Market and a tutorial on Caldas da Rainha. Óbidos Castle and lunch. Dinner in Caldas da Rainha.

Foz do Arelho, Portugal beach sunset

October 9, 2024

We will visit the beach and look for shells after the tile-making class. There will be a mild hike at Saõ Martino do Porto for gorgeous views. Dinner and gelato in Saõ Martinho do Porto.

Sintra, Portugal

October 10, 2024

We will visit two palaces in Sintra. Pena Palace and Regaleira Palace. We will eat traditional Portuguese cuisine for lunch.

Lighthouse with big wave in Nazaré, Portugal

October 11, 2024

Nazaré is the home of the biggest waves in the world. You will be here during big wave season so hopefully we will catch the big ones! We will go inside the famous lighthouse and explore all Nazaré has to offer.

Caldas da Rainha

October 12, 2024

This day includes a visit to Atelier de Doce, a world-famous pastry shop. We will spend the rest of the day in Caldas da Rainha enjoying a scavenger hunt and delicious dinner.

Belem Tower

October 13, 2024

A day in Lisbon! First, we will explore Belem Tower and Pastés de Belém, famous for creating the Pastel de Nata. Then we will go to Lisbon and take a TukTuk tour of the most popular sites. 

Dom Carlos Park 1

October 14 2024

This is the day we wrap up and you head home. We will take you to the airport and be sad to see you go. But we will look forward to next time! 

*Please note that the schedule of days could be swapped depending on the weather and availability. 

Accommodations - Sana Silver Coast Hotel

Sana Silver Coast

The Sana Silver Coast Hotel is a gorgeous hotel with an amazing location. Right across the street is Parque Dom Carlos I which is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. It’s also surrounded by cafes, shops, and restaurants. Everything you could need is within a short walking distance.

Dining Area

You can choose to have a room to yourself, or share a room with someone else. Single and Double bed rooms are available. You’ll be asked to select your preference when you reserve your spot.

Single Room- Queen Size Bed (Big beds aren’t a thing in Europe).

Double Room- Two separate smaller beds (Think between a twin and a full). The beds can be moved apart as well.

Lovely Bathroom – Same in all rooms

Another view of the lovely Bathroom (you get to experience a bidet, yay!)

Toponymic Panel Workshop

As soon as you arrive in Portugal, you will notice the beautiful tiles that typically adorn most buildings and monuments. We will take a toponymic panel workshop with Mariana Sampaio where we will paint on four tiles with either a family name, house number, or favorite quote. This style is classic for different kinds of signs in Portugal. You’ll have your own, custom (made by you) traditional Portuguese tiles to take home and display. It’s a wonderful memory of the beauty of Portugal and the experiences and insights you will bring home with you. 

Portugal Coffee - Portugal Retreat

WE TRAVELED ALL AROUND PORTUGAL AND CREATED THE PERFECT SIGHTSEEING RETREAT FOR YOU.

We are Nick and Sarah and we moved to Portugal from the United States in August 2023. I (Sarah) am a counselor, life coach, and writer. Nick is a retired diesel mechanic and is now finding his joy in other areas. One is through teaming up with me to give people beautiful adventures and experiences in the gorgeous country of Portugal. We love everything (almost) about living here and we cannot wait to share it with you. We will be providing different kinds of retreats so check back often to see what’s coming next! On the agenda for 2025 is a couple’s retreat (Spring) and a hike of the Camino de Santiago (Fall). Each experience will be unique so you can come to all of them. We can’t wait to see you and show you around soon!

Cost - What's inclued and what's not?

Single Room: $3,370 (per person)

Double Room: $2,990 (per person)

What’s included?

  • All meals- Breakfast is provided by the hotel. Lunch and dinner will be together in various places. We will be tasting a lot of different kinds of delicious kinds and pastries.
  • Transportation- To and from the airport and to all activities.
  • Excursions/Activities- All entries to castles, monuments, and activities like the tile-making class.
  • Accommodations- 7 nights in the Sana Hotel.
Portugal Retreat- Food

What’s not included?

  • Snacks (though some will be given to you at check in)
  • Souvenirs
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (required)

*It’s important to know that this trip will include a lot of walking up and down hills with uneven sidewalks. If you have physical limitations we need to know. We can accommodate extra support by hiring transportation such as tuk-tuk drivers at an additional fee.

Don’t worry about anything right now. No to-do list. No expectations. No responsibilities, No guilt. Just for a moment, let it go. Take a real breath. The world and all its pointless busyness can wait while you take a moment to live. -Brooke Hampton

There are only 10 spots available to so don’t delay! Reserve your spot before they are gone!

Couple's Retreat 2025

Reconnect with each other and join us for a couple’s retreat from May 27 – June 3, 2025. More details coming soon. Space will be limited. Join the waitlist to be notified as soon as you can reserve your spot. Space is limited so don’t miss out. Make sure to get on the waitlist now!