About This Center

Monte Orada is a spiritual, ecological events & retreat center nestled in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal.

Set amongst 71 hectares of nearly untouched land and wildlife and only 15 minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, it makes the perfect getaway for nature lovers and those who seek tranquillity, connection and transformation.

Unlimited silence within an evergreen forest reservation, amazing canopy vistas, endless creek trails and a unique night sky with hardly any light pollution will allow your retreat guests to completely switch off from their daily life.

Whether one likes to relax by the biopool, find stillness in the yoga and meditation temple, read a book in our panoramic solarium, watch the sunset from the roof top terrace or listen to the birds in our natural amphitheater, at Monte Orada your guests will find the peace and soul nourishment they are looking for.

As a permaculture inspired retreat center with the aim of promoting health and transformation, we provide delicious and nutritious vegetarian food to our guests, which comes straight from our gardens. We grow our own organic greens and herbs in the mandala gardens, as well as pines, cork oaks and arbutus berries and have just started extensive organic vegetable gardens for self-sufficient food production.

The centre has capacity for hosting up to 40 people with different budgets and accommodation types from private suites and bungalows to tepees and cosy dorm rooms. The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather. 

Monte Orada was created out of our vision to offer a place of spiritual reencounter with oneself through nature, healthy food and silence.

If you are sharing a similar vision, are passionate about helping people to reconnect with themselves and nature, and like to inspire conscious and healthy living, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Have been spending this year getting healthy and a retreat to relax and focus would be wonderful. Crocker

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.