The Algarve, Portugal
October 4 - 10, 2020
Our Fall 2020 Retreat to the Algarve will be our 3rd trip to this amazing location. We fell in love with Lagos in the Western Algarve and a spectacular boutique hotel just outside of town. Vivenda Miranda is a small luxury hotel / restaurant / spa that sits atop a 200 foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic. While staying at Vivenda Miranda is a vacation in and of itself, we have lots of plans to enhance your experience in the Algarve. Our yoga / meditation classes and our 3 day trips are all included in your retreat package price. Our trip will allow you to experience the Algarve from multiple perspectives from sailing on the ocean to standing on top of region's highest mountain to braving the winds and waves of the wild western coast. The third time is a charm for this trip for yogis and non-yogis alike.
2020 Retreat Dates
Arrival: Sun., Oct. 4th 2020
Check In: After 2:00 PM
Departure: Sat., Oct. 10th 2020
Check Out: Before 11:00 AM
Free Transport These Dates
Lisbon Airport To & From Hotel
Part 1: Vivenda Miranda, Yoga & Relaxation
Ocean views are yours to enjoy from breakfast on the terrace, relaxing by the pool during the day or during some delicious and healthy fine dining. Vivenda Miranda is a unique getaway experience that offers stylish comfort in stunningly gorgeous natural surroundings. All this makes Vivenda Miranda an ideal venue for our retreat.
Our hotel boasts an amazing fine dining restaurant. Mirandus Restaurant is a foodie destination for many visitors to the Lagos area. It is known for its daily changing tasting menu featuring local seafood and seasonal produce. The careful and artisan cuisine here offers many traditional Portuguese dishes, but it can also accommodate vegetarian and vegan meal options as well. Our retreat package pricing includes breakfast with delicious and healthy offerings and (3) dinners each with 3 gourmet courses. To see pictures of the restaurant and to get more details, please use these links: Restaurant Review / Sample Menu
The Vivenda Miranda Spa is an oasis of pampering and calm and the first overseas beauty spa to use Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR) of Covent Garden - London’s, world leading organic, ethical and sustainable skin care products and signature treatments . The spa offers: 8 massage options, 7 types of body treatments and wraps, 5 choices of facials, as well as manicures & pedicures. In addition to this extensive choice of treatments, a sauna, steam room, foot spa and an outdoor pool with jacuzzi set the mood for a relaxing wellness journey. Twisters Guests Get 10% Off All Spa Treatments Booked Prior To Arrival! To see pictures and get more details, please use these links: Spa Menu / Spa Photos
Tricia will be offering daily yoga & meditation classes featuring the view pictured above. Depending on the day there will be one or two classes as determined by the day's itinerary. These classes are suitable for all levels and are totally optional for friends or family who do not practice yoga. Tricia will work in short meditations before or after the yoga classes for those who are interested.
7 days & 6 Nights at the Beautiful Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda.
Full Access to the Hotel's Amenities: Pool,
Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, and Sauna and more...
Al Fresco Dining - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner -
with Fresh & Organic Cuisine.
An Onsite Spa with an Excellent Staff offering a Variety of Treatments and Products.
Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes held at the Hotel's Indoor Studio & Outdoor Platform.
Endless Hiking & Biking Opportunities as well as Amazing Beaches In Walking Distance.
Part 2: Wine, History & Adventure
Lagos is a vibrant and cosmopolitan town with a very rich history and a charming old town that is best explored on foot. Lagos features a beautiful harbor, an amazing fish market, many fabulous restaurants and an active nightlife. It is also centrally located for the variety of day trip destinations that we have scheduled, including: the hillside vineyards and wineries above Portimão, and the stunning coastline hiking trails of Sagres. In travel (as in real estate) it is always about location - location - location, and for us Lagos is the perfect destination.
As we are located close to a number of amazing beaches and cliffs, we have organized day trips that will offer different perspectives of this enchanting region. Our first day trip will take us down to sea level as we sail on a catamaran to view the explore the hidden caves and beaches along the Golden Coast of Lagos. The next trip takes us to the summit of the highest mountain in the Algarve for lunch after visiting 2 of the areas best wineries for tastings and tours. Our final trip takes us to the natural wilds of Sagres, Portugal's "End of the World", for a hike, a lunch of fresh seafood and an experience an amazing sunset over the Atlantic.
Optional Additional Activities
Sea Kayaking To Nearby Ponta da Piedade Caves & Beaches
Small Boat Tour of the Amazing Benagil Caves past Portimao
Bike Rentals or Downhill Mountain Biking Adventures
Play Championship Golf Courses
Vespa & Scooter Rentals
Visit Lagos - Markets, Shopping & Nightlife
Meals at Michelin Rated Restaurants in the Region
Lagos features a beautiful harbor, many fabulous restaurants and an active nightlife.
Day Trip 1 - .A Sail along Golden Coast of Lagos with a Stop for Lunch & Swimming.
Day Trip 2 - The.Monchique Range and the Vineyards and Wineries in the Valleys Below.
Day Trip 3 - .A Hike near Sagres, Europe's "End of the World" with a Sunset over the Atlantic.
Many Fun Activities on our Quiet Unscheduled Days like Biking, Sea Kayaking and more...
Enjoy the Many Famous Algarve Beaches below our Hotel or Just Around the Corner.
Selecting Your Room at Vivenda Miranda
Each of Vivenda Miranda's suites and rooms are individually decorated, many with delicate hand-painted wall murals making each room a work of art. Each room also has a private terrace offering those amazing views across the Atlantic ocean or the pretty gardens of the hotel. All rooms are equipped with Sat-TV, mini-bar, safe, beach towels, bathrobes and free Wi-Fi access. Your stay also includes the use of the hotel's pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. Our retreat has been guaranteed only (9) rooms, including (1) Standard Double Room, (7) Deluxe Double Rooms and (1) Deluxe Suite. Due to the limited room supply, we are not offering single occupancy at this time. All rooms accommodate double occupancy and have private bathrooms. The Deluxe Suite can accommodate triple occupancy. Please use the tool below to become familiar with your room options as well as our current availability.
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Retreat Room Inventory Pricing
Standard Room - 1 Available
(Double) = $2,399.00 per person
Deluxe Room - 7 Available
(Double) = $2,499.00 per person
Deluxe Suite - 1 Available
(Double) = $2,599.00 per person
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How To Register & Book Your Room For This Retreat
This retreat is open to everyone. No one is required to participate in any of our scheduled yoga classes or other group events. This open approach makes our retreats great for your non-yogi friends, spouses, and family members, who might want to vacation with you but are concerned about the yoga component. Rooms are allocated on a first pay - first serve basis. Each retreat participant must pay a deposit of $700.00 to secure a room reservation.
A $700.00 non-refundable deposit is required for every retreat participant. This deposit guarantees your room reservation until the Final Balance Payment Date. Invoices in the form of an email are sent at your request and it allows you to pay by credit / debit card via our PayPal account.
Final Balance Payment Deadline – July 1st, 2020
All retreat package balances must be paid in full by July 1st, 2020. Retreat participants have the option of paying the balance off in one lump sum at the time of deposit and get a $50.00 discount. Alternatively, participants can sign up for an installment plan at the time of deposit by using a credit / debit card. This plan divides the balance due into 3 equal installments following your deposit payment and ends no later than July 1st, 2019 . Beyond this deadline, the reservation may be cancelled, the deposit(s) forfeited, and the room may be allocated to the waitlist and/or put back on sale.
In the event you must cancel your trip, your entire payment will be refunded less the $700.00 deposit, if your cancellation is made before July 1st, 2020. Should you need to cancel after this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. However, we permit the transfer of your deposit or reservation to another person, assuming this transfer is acceptable to any roommates affected and that Twisters is given 30 days advanced notice to determine feasibility. No partial refunds or credits will be given for participants who arrive late or depart early on the retreat. For this reason we recommend that all retreat participants purchase travel insurance that allows for trip cancellations.
Travel Insurance: Strongly Recommended
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance in the case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip. Please review all policies carefully to ensure you get the coverage you want, including: trip cancellation or delay, personal property loss, medical treatment and emergency medical evacuation. The policies that offer "Cancel for Any Reason" benefits often require that you purchase this insurance within two weeks of your trip's first expense, i.e. the deposit. Use this link to review different travel insurance options and companies: Reviews.com - Travel Insurance
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What’s Included in the Price:
* 7 Days & 6 Nights at the Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda
* Access to All Hotel Amenities, Including: Pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath & Yoga Studio
* Welcome Cocktail Saturday Night
* Daily Breakfast Buffet at Mirandus Restaurant
* Three Offsite Lunches on Tour Days.
* Three Catered Dinners by Mirandus Restaurant including 3 Gourmet Courses
* Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
* Day Trip 1: Catamaran Cruise on Lago's Golden Coast - Lunch in a Hidden Cove
* Day Trip 2: Algarve Winery Tour & Tasting with a Mountaintop Lunch & Epic Views
* Day Trip 3: Visit to Sagres - "The End of the Known World" for Lunch, Hiking and a Sunset over the Atlantic.
* Ad hoc Toby Tours to Local Sites and Neighboring Towns on Non-scheduled Mornings & Afternoons.
* Toby Shuttle Rides to/from the Town of Lagos for Dinners & Sightseeing (When Available).
* Bus Transportation Between Lisbon Airport & Vivenda Miranda on Arrival & Departure Days
What’s Not Included in the Price:
* Air Travel to Lisbon Airport
* Hotel & Meals in Lisbon on Final Sat.
* Select Meals: 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners
* Spa Services
* Optional Activities:
and much more...
* Misc: Souvenirs
* Hotel Staff Gratuities
* Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)