Conscious Earth Healing Retreats

About us

Conscious Earth Healing Retreats is available to facilitators and teachers working in the fields of alternative and complementary medicine, human consciousness, nature-oriented therapy and recreation.

In addition, our beautiful venue is available to other private groups seeking a relaxed, tranquil spot for some special occasion. 


Intimate Groups and Deeper Connections

Our venue best suits small and intimate groups of 8 to 15 participants plus facilitator(s).

The emphasis of the venue is ‘back to nature’, relaxation and slowing down into the moment.

It is a place to rest and recharge directly from Mother Earth. As such our venue is rustic, organic and has a natural earthy feel. 

 

What makes us special

Conscious Earth Venue - a truly peaceful place......tranquil and quiet.

Nestled in the hills north of Silves, in the Faro district of the Algarve region in southern Portugal. It is located far enough away to be undisturbed by town life and the tourist traps, yet close enough to enjoy the best the Algarve coast has to offer.
The venue is a 40 hectare estate containing its own private lakes, a river and groves of olive, tangerine, orange and mandarin. The estate is hilly and has many lovely walks, from strolls to challenging hikes.


Organic and Offline

Another very appealing aspect of Conscious Earth is that we have no wifi internet and limited-to-no mobile phone signal.

Perfect for unplugging and having a deeply chilled out experience!

In addition no artificial fertilisers or similar materials have been used on this land for twenty years and all of our land management is based on organic and permaculture practices where possible. All of our fruit is available to you when in season.

We have constructed as much of Conscious Earth from materials available on the estate as possible and have created a rustic, down to earth venue for those whose primary concern is closeness to nature and relaxation therein.

As we are far away from the nearest towns and in the hills there is no ambient light pollution, so it is perfect spot for epic star gazing.


Freedom in Nature

Our Lakes are for swimming and paddling, they are pristine in their natural state, being unpolluted by agricultural chemicals. They are abundant with fish and turtles, as well as other wildlife and fantastic Water Lillies.

All of our estate is available to you, whether you choose to walk the boundaries, kickback in Hammock Island or sit within the stone circle…..or just lay back next to one of our freshwater spring fed lakes you will find places to truly reconnect with nature and yourself.

Though nestled in the hills away from the hustle and bustle, enjoy day trips to some of the most picturesque beaches in the world.  We are only a short drive from the Algarvian coast and can recommend all the best spots!

We are Just 7kms from the medieval city of Silves, complete with its small cobbled streets hugging close to the Moorish 8th century castle. A wealth of traditional sites, restaurants, and bars await your arrival.


Our philosophy

We founded Conscious Earth in 2005 after completing a 4 year world traveling adventure with our three children.

Since this journey we felt inspired to connect with the land once again and to try and leave "soft footprints" behind us.

Our travels opened our eyes to the Universe of infinite possibilities.

We were guided to this place, where the land and water source are clean and free from chemicals and also free from the technological barrage of wifi and mobile phone signals.

For the past 10 years we have been lucky to enjoy some wonderful visitors from around the world.

People that we have met on our travels and people that have helped us build Conscious Earth.

Guests that have come here with their wonderful energies. Recently a metamorphosis has commenced as we have welcomed a flow of Retreat and Workshop Facilitators that will work with us and you,  to continue to share and grow.

We are very Happy to have such wonderful people and Facilitators cross our path and welcome anyone who wishes to stay as a Guest, Retreat participant, or New Facilitator.

We look forward to expanding our Consciousness with you!


Weather information

The Algarve boasts a magnificent all year round climate, with over 3,000 hours sunshine a year and clear blue skies for most of the year! Algarve weather averages 12 hours of sunshine a day in the summer and 6 hours in the winter.

Despite being on the Atlantic coast, the Algarve has a Mediterranean-like climate with mild winters and long, hot summers.

If we get some rain in the Algarve (which of course we do from time to time), most of it occurs in the 'serra' (the mountainous highland area in the north) and the coastal area averages just 50mm (2 inches) a year. 

A life changing experience! This is a little corner of paradise where the hosts work with the purest of intentions to expand the cosmic web of light. For those who seek to better understand themselves, the cosmos and heal their lives this place offers the opportunity to change and grow in a profound way.

Venue Highlights

Get Unplugged & Offline in Portugal...Conscious Earth Retreats is nestled in a 40 hectare estate with private lakes, a river, groves of olive, tangerine, orange and mandarin. We also have our very own Stone Circle. The estate is hilly and has many lovely walks, from strolls to challenging hikes. There is no ambient light or noise pollution, wifi or mobile phone signals, allowing people to truly connect with Nature and themselves. To leave all the hustle and bustle of modern life behind.

We have constructed as much of Conscious Earth from materials available on the estate as possible and have created a rustic, down to earth venue for those whose primary concern is closeness to nature and relaxation therein.

Freedom in Nature
Our Lakes are for swimming and paddling, they are pristine in their natural state, being unpolluted by agricultural chemicals. They are abundant with fish and turtles, as well as other wildlife and fantastic Water Lillies.

All of our estate is available to you, whether you choose to walk the boundaries, kickback in Hammock Island or sit within the stone circle…..or just lay back next to one of our freshwater spring fed lakes you will find places to truly reconnect with nature and yourself.

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Catering is typically vegetarian and can include vegan and the most common range of food regimes and typical food allergies. We can cater in-house or by qualified and renowned chefs from the Algarve region, depending on your budget.

Self catering is also an option and we are only too happy to offer advice on materials procurement in this case.

If your catering needs differ from that described above, worry not, send us an enquiry clearly explaining your ideas and we’ll let you know if we can meet your needs.

Accommodations

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Conscious Earth is all about getting back to nature.
Down to earth, rustic and organic, a place for those needing to recharge, recover and recuperate.

The accommodation options include: private rooms (single or double), shared rooms (max. 3 people), private off-grid cabin, private self-contained lodge, a quirky 'gypsy' bus and a renovated roundhouse (also a perfect spot for yoga, meditation and other healing work)

There are also plenty of shaded outdoor spaces for activities or just to chill out.

Directions

We can arrange transport for your group for collection and drop off to Faro airport and other popular transport hubs in the Algarve. Talk to us about your needs. We are about 1 hour drive from Faro aiport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon airport. An additional option is to fly into Seville, Spain (SVQ) approximately 260kms away, as the Spanish border is near.


Car Hire

Please inform us during your reservation if you would like assistance to hire a car with our local car rental friends at cheaper rates than the big boys, and no card deposits required.

Various other car rental companies can be found at the airport websites.


Driving Directions

We will email you very detailed driving directions and GPS coords when we have finalised your reservation. This will bring you directly to our estate.


Train: Faro Airport to Silves

There is no direct train service from the airport to Silves, it is necessary to take a bus or taxi to Faro train station, bus recommended as it's cheapest and very close to train station.

There are 9 train services from Faro to Silves per day starting at 08:24 and the last departure is 20:18, though it is important to check timetables as these times may vary.

The train station at Silves is 2km south of the town and requires a taxi ride (~€5) or 20 - 30 minute walk.


Train: Lisbon Airport to Silves

From Lisbon Airport (LIS) take Subway from Aeroporto to Oriente Station, approximately 6 minutes and costs €2.

Take train from Lisboa Oriente to Tunes, approximately 3hrs and costs €16 - €35.

Take Train from Tunes to Silves, approximately 22minutes and costs €1 to €3.


Buses & Taxis: Faro Airport to Silves

There are no direct buses from the airport to Silves. Bus service from arrivals to Faro city running at 30 to 45 minute intervals. From Faro you will take the bus to Albufeira and then a connection to Silves.

You can arrange with us to collect you from Silves, BUT we do not collect on retreat days unless it is an early morning arrival.

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