Discover and Feel the Azores through food, yoga and immersion in nature.
This package is ONLY available during the dates listed below under "Booking".
Solo travelers or a small group of friends seeking a quick getaway. Package includes some meals and experiences but provides free time to explore on your own. We can provide detailed suggestions for your free time!
Yoga and Meditation
Start each day with a guided meditation, grounding you to be present on this magical volcanic island. Stay for self-practice or your private yoga session with Rimi and deepen your knowledge and practice.
Hiking + Hotsprings
Full-day hike discovering some of the most beautiful spots of the island. Gain context of the volcanic history and cultural legends that have led many to believe this was the famed Atlantis. Hike includes lunch or dinner during the day, and a post-hike hotspring soak in one of the geothermal springs around the island. Exact hike curated to guest interest.
Cooking and the Dinner
One of your evenings you'll be joining in cooking an authentic meal with your hosts. We use local and in-season ingredients coming mostly from our garden. You'll be able to pick ingredients fresh from the farm and learn some traditional cooking techniques. A regional wine is included with dinner. This is a true Azorean experience!
You will be staying at quinta minuvida, which offers intentional, sustainable accommodation. The lodge features five thoughtful suites, outdoor pool, yoga studio, guest kitchen, living room with fireplace, outdoor grill, firepit, observatory, organic vegetable garden, and one acre of orchards. Enjoy a locally sourced and in-season breakfast including many fruits and jams grown and made on-site.
We are centrally located, only 15 minutes from the airport and about 30 minutes from most attractions. We are close to beaches, walking trails, hotsprings and bike paths, not to mention the largest fishing port in the Azores. An added bonus is spending time with very special and friendly residents - the animals of the quinta including Eskimo, Biscoito and Moo!
Your stay includes opportunities for deep connection with the senses in nature. Discover some of the most pristine corners of the island during our hike. Breathe and feel the breeze on your skin, smell the mineral-rich soil, step on the black sand beaches and verdant green hillsides and taste the ocean air. You'll also have free time for your own exploration or to simply relax.
The Portuguese Azores Islands are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless outdoor activities. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal. A true adventure lovers paradise under 5 hours from Boston, less than 4 hours from the UK and under 2 hours from Lisbon. Airlines fly direct from Boston (Azores Airlines) and from London (Ryan Air and Easy Jet), as well as flights via Lisbon around the world (TAP, other airlines).
This package is ONLY available during the following dates:
*PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BOOK ACCORDINGLY*
-between November 5 and November 15, 2019
-between November 22 and December 22, 2019
-between January 5 and March 1
Please await a confirmation message regarding your dates.
Large master suite with a double bed and your own private bathroom
Room set up is two single beds, and an en-suite bathroom.
Stay in a double bed with an en-suite private bathroom. Price is per person.