Casa Bela Vista

About This Center

A place to experience alternative ways & community living as well as a place to heal & feel, to reflect & process & integrate and to grow & expand.

And an invitation for those who look for connections and growth to share part of our journey.

We offer

Alternative Living Experiences

Retreats (personal and small groups)

Guided healing journey work

Workshops and community event & circles

in our family homes in Portugal.

"It's thanks to families like yours that the world changes, thank you for welcoming me in your corner of paradies!" Swan 2019

Venue Highlights

We are located at the edge of a small village and we have a beautiful view with stunning sunsets to enjoy.


For personal, couple or small families we rent out the group room. We also have a second guest nice room for the summer and for weekend retreats we have an additional dorm room and a garden hut with the option of 3 beds each. It's all very family style at ours.


  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

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


We generally do creative cooking with what the garden provides at the time of year combined with grains and seeds, spices, olive oil and other tasty ingredients.
At times we also make cheese and jogurt which than is used to create our meals.
However we can cook for vegans too or we also are happy to provide meat or fish if required on a non-daily bases. We generaly opt for wild boar or venice, as we think these animals had a good live. Basically we are flexitarians ;-)


We are 1h45 from Porto Airport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon international airport.
Trains or buses to Coimbra are regular form both towns.
From there you can either catch another 1h45 min bus to Serpins or a bus to V.N. de Poiares (both fairly close to our house)
Or we can pick up in Coimbra. We charge 30 € for this service

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Why Retreat?

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

To be. Susan

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.