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About


Let the food be the medicine!

Alamos Retreat is a small luxury bed & breakfast hotel located in Guia, Albufeira. (adults only)
The atmosphere is of a Boho Eco-Chic small resort with white, wood and bamboo being the main colors. 
Our B&B concept is about wellbeing. Everything has been thought to deliver the healthiest experience, in fact our mission is to deliver a Healthy and Happy Experience.
Our breakfast is a combination of a continental buffet and an a la carte menu where you can choose between 3 options, Healthy, Sweet or Country . Always low in sugar with many gluten free and lactose free options.
Our amenities are organic, our linen is 100% cotton and we probably have one of the most comfortable bed in the region.
You will find weekly Yoga, meditation and running activities during the week. You can also book one of our wellness programs.
We care about your comfort and the environment. We care about you!

Best Rate Guarantee on our website. We will offer you a massage if you find a cheaper price under the same conditions (same room, number of people, booking dates and stay dates)

Our classes (Yoga, meditation and running) are free for guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast board.

We hate to have to impose rules but sometimes we have to…
My liberty ends where yours begins.
Due to our concept, we do not have alcoholic drinks, we do not allow smoking anywhere (indoor and outdoor), parties are not permitted and silence is required from 22:00 to 10:00.

Team


The best kept secret to happiness and health is compassion.

Lourenzo

Owner & Manager

Hotelier for more than 15 years in some of the most reputed hotels in the region, he aims to bring this experience into his own project. Certified in Holistic Nutrition by the Traditional Medicine Institute. Passionate about wellness, cancer prevention, fitness, weightloss, hospitality and Luxury lifestyle. Born in Paris and raised in France, he met Luisa in the Algarve during summer holidays, married her, and lives in Guia since then. Father of 2 sons, Tomas, Medicine Student and Guilherme, College Student.

Tsagana Utnasunova

Shift Manager

Tsagana is passionate about nutrition, healthy food and traditional medicine, she cooks with love and care. In service very delicate and loves to provide comfort to people. Tsagana is a positive, energetic person with bright smile.

Dinis

Shift Manager

Passionate about working out, loves to playing guitar and hanging with friends. Dinis is a former scout e played football during 12 years. Understands the importance to have a healthy lifestyle to achieve optimal physical and psychology condition. Dinis still practice exercise daily to boost his energy, and feel good and positive. Dinis has studied tourism. He thought that it would be great to connect with guests and share experiences. Dinis actively seeks professional and personal growth.

Luisa

Owner

Luisa is kind and caring, always smiling, she will do everything to please. she loves books and bibliotherapy, art and handycraft. Many things that you can see at the property have been made by her, like the macramé.

Guilherme

Trainee

Nice, happy and playfull young boy. He will help you with everything.

João Gouveia

Cosmic Yoga Instructor

When you enter the world of Yoga, you understand that it is not a question of style or method that matters, but the freedom of speech of your own intuition. It means you can choose a master, a method, but deep inside you feel you need more to understand the Universe that resides inside yourself, so it means the REAL Master is YOU. So a Universe of experiences and techniques are required for a better understanding of yourself. When I attended to yoga teacher course, reading all books, making all practices, going to all events, as a very hard working student, very disciplined and very perfectionist, I understood the flaws in a humanized system. We are talking about finding yourself, then knowing yourself, as a beautiful human been connected by the Universe and being part of it. Why do I need to follow so much rules? I had to use unique and designed words in my classes, have a specific behavior, clothing, being limited to some techniques and practices defined by the system... I felt like a programmed tool by the system. Yoga is to be part of the Universe, be part of Nature, understand your true Humanity integrated in the Universe, so the “have to” words made no sense in yoga philosophy for me. So what I have to offer is more than Yoga. All is valid, from all kind of breathing techniques, hundreds of body positions, meditation techniques, power of self cure, power of hands and belief in yourself, energy cleaning, emotion cleaning...It means I give one thousand classes and ALL will be unique experiences to make you FEEL ONE day, in ONE position or technique, in this particular SECOND, your special moment of truth. I was designed by the Universe to transform you into a better and more advanced version of yourself, and you deserve that, and I wish it to all my students, because each of you is the most important person in the World.

Filipa Neves

Antigravity Yoga Instructor

Filipa Neves is an Aeroyoga instructor certified by the International AeroYoga Association, Rafael Martinez method. Since a very young age, she devoted herself to investigating issues related to existence, with Yoga triggering the knowledge of a greater awareness and the need to share how to experience life in a fun and healthy way.

Igor Coelho

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor & Life Coach

Igor is a traveling Yoga teacher based in Algarve, Portugal. Born and raised in Albufeira, quite early left his hometown to explore the wonders of our world. In one of many transformative stops he made along the way, he ended up starting a new life style and a fresh perspective to see our human experience. The Universe led him to Rishikesh, The World Capital of Yoga, in India, where he deepened and expanded his physical, spiritual and emotional knowledge for Yoga. While back at the Western world, he started sharing his passion and practice in daily classes, workshops, retreats, festivals and coaching yoga teacher training and he developed a modern and playful way of teaching, combining the understanding of body alignment and anatomy with the joy of fluid movement and being present. Guided by Nature and Elements, Igor wants to stimulate body/mind connections to his students. His classes embody creative flows, anatomical cues, explicit access to compact areas of our bodies. Challenge, sweat, constant observation and cultivation of inner peace and gratitude is what to expect.

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Tine

Fusion Pilates / Yoga Instructor

Iolanda Monteiro

Hatha Yoga and meditation Instructor

Iolanda Monteiro, Hatha Yoga Instructor, seeks Yoga practice for healthy Lifestyle, Self awareness and body respect. Yoga brought her calm and the inner peace she could not find in other practices. At some point in her life, it was very clear that the way forward was to share the knowledge that helped her so much. Namaste

Marta Gabriel

Massagist

Services


Let the food be the medicine

Lodging

Alamos Retreat is a small boutique hotel for adults with very specific services. Our mission is to make you happy and healthy during your holidays.

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Breakfast

Our breakfast is a combination of a continental buffet and an a la carte menu with 3 options, Healthy, Sweet, or Country.

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Yoga and meditation

Our yoga and meditation classes are complimentary for guests booking directly with us on Bed & Breakfast board but can be purchased by other guests.

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Antioxidants

What if we could tell you if your lifestyle is healthy?

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Massage

In room massage on request

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Events


  • 01-04-2020 11:56 - 30-04-2020 12:16
  • Online Event

Video from Portugal Tourism Board about the present worldwide situation.

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  • 27-03-2020 14:00 - 29-02-2020 19:00
  • Alcoutim, Portugal

The Smuggling Festival is more than a Festival, it is the union and fusion of the tribute to an activity that throughout history was important for the people of the border, with the arts and the culture. The frontier landscape that defied the fearless in the passage of goods, is now the scene of several cultural projects that transport to the interior of the population and its visitors, dreams and ambitions, bringing to the borderland, a cultural offer that defies all the existing conditions. The region of Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana was one of the favorable scenarios for the smuggling activity, it is usually said "since there are borders, there is smuggling" and Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana are right on the border line of southern Portugal, having the Guadiana river to separate them. This activity, which always gave rise to some secrecy and shame in those who practiced it, today is a source of heroism for the people of the frontier. Our "heroes" were struggling for a better life, for having an extra form of livelihood, beyond what little they took from the land or what they earned in badly paid professions, always controlled by the masters of the regime ... To risk their lives by carrying the bags of products bought in the great fairs to the “almocreves”, walking dozens of kilometers during the night, having to sleep under the ceiling of the starry sky, to pass the cold waters of the great river of the south, hiding of the vigils of the stations the frontier line and the rifles that controlled it. The dreams of families, strangled by the castrating regime ... Touch the drums, dance, sing, release the clowns, jugglers, let the people listen to stories and stories they have never heard, freedom has arrived and we all have a right to it and our dreams and smile. Every land has its heroes, ours is no different, we are proud to tell your stories and make them the history of our land.

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  • 31-12-2019 22:00
  • Albufeira, Portugal

‘Albufeira Carpe Nox’ is a multi-sensorial show that includes concerts by Amor Electro and The Black Mamba, fireworks on the sea, synchronized plane aerobatics.

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  • 19-10-2019 15:30 - 19-10-2019 17:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Workshop Óleos essenciais. Venha conhecer os benefícios para a sua saúde. Workshop gratuito Lugares limitados.

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  • 10.00
  • 19-10-2019 10:00 - 26-10-2019 10:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Anti gravity open class every saturday and Sunday at 10 AM Reservation required, limited availability. Price 10€

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  • 10.00
  • 06-10-2019 10:00 - 26-10-2019 10:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Anti gravity open class every saturday and Sunday at 10 AM Reservation required, limited availability. Price 10€

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  • 30.00
  • 14-09-2019 14:30 - 14-09-2019 17:30
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Detox Workshop Inscription required - limited availability Price 30€

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  • 5.00
  • 15-08-2019 21:00
  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal

Full moon meditation inscription required - limited availability Price 5€

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Weekly Agenda


ANYBODY CAN BREATHE THEREFORE ANYBODY CAN PRACTICE YOGA - TKV Desikachar Please note that the agenda is suject to changes.

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Yoga with João Gouveia
Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:15
Yoga - Vinyasa Flow
Location: Outdoor Yoga Pavilion

Vinyasa Flow with Igor

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “power yoga“.
Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things. We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave.
While Vinyasa, or Vinyasa-Krama, dates back to the Vedic age—the earliest period of yoga thousands of years ago—it referred to a series, or sequence of steps, to make something sacred.
The movement practice of Vinyasa is said to begin with T Krishnamacharya who has had the largest influence on how yoga, in general, is practiced today.
Put all this together and Vinyasa, is a breath initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
While Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular forms of the practice in the world today, it is not well understood.

Vinyasa Yoga Definition

As with many things in yoga, the definition is dependent on the context and on who you ask. Below are the more common definitions.
“The Sanskrit word Vinyasa comes from a prefix vi, which means variation, and a suffix, nyasa, which means ‘within prescribed parameters.’” Srivatsa Ramaswami, student of Krishnamacharya for more than thirty years.
He goes on to refer to classical yoga, from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, for the specific parameters:
Steadiness (Sthira)
Comfort (Sukha)
Smooth and Long Breathing (Prayatna Sithila)

The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.” This indicates that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing consciousness to each movement in each moment.
Shiva Rea adds, “Vinyasa in its original meaning from the early Tantras is understood as the ‘sequence of consciousness,’ or how life unfolds from…the creative pulse of life.”
Vinyasa can be defined as our external movements that are an expression of how we think and feel.
Synonyms: Continuous. Seamless. Integrated. Change. Rhythm. Evolve. Cycle. Connected. Movement.
Characteristics of Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”. The opposite of this would be an alignment based class where students engage with a posture, explore it for a period of time and then “break the posture” by coming out.
“Transitions” are what connect one posture to another in Vinyasa. They are the in-between part. What is not always appreciated is that transitions are considered postures themselves. To move in a more graceful, connected way, allot just as much time developing skill in the transitions as you do in the asana.
Vinyasa is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath.
Move with breath. Breath initiates the movement of Vinyasa which is why you’ll hear it referred to as a “breath-synchronized” practice.
Ujjayi Breath is the breathing technique used. It is done by inhaling and exhaling in a rhythmic manner through the nose. The overall sensation is one of relaxation.
Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.

11:00 - 15:00
Health Coach Consultation
Location: Alamos Retreat Lounge

Teresa Santos - Health Coach Consultation

Please book in advance.

Health knowledge – Health coaches focus on different lifestyle elements. All health coaches should be firmly centred in the holistic Functional or Lifestyle Medicine approach of searching for the underlying lifestyle-related cause of chronic disease.

Coaching skills – Health coaches are highly skilled in behavioural change coaching techniques. This will include a range of core coaching competences, as well as specific techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Transtheoretical Model of Change and Positive Psychology.

Consultation Price: 65€

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
08:00 - 09:00
Meditation
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Meditation with Iolanda

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
08:30 - 09:30
Fusion Pilates/Yoga
Location: Outdoor Yoga pavilion

Fusion Pilates/Yoga with Tine

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Yoga
Location: Outdoor Yoga Pavilion

Yoga with Iolanda Monteiro

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
10:00 - 11:00
Yoga
Location: Yoga Pavilion

Anti gravity Yoga with Filipa

Free for Guests booking directly with us on Bed and Breakfast Board.

About Antigravity Aerial Yoga
A combination of traditional yoga poses and pilates with the use of a hammock, aerial yoga defies gravity and allows you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air. It’s fun and acrobatic.
Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:

Total body workout: Due to the nature of aerial yoga movements, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Muscles are toned and redefined, and joints are regenerated and strengthened due to these movements.

Psychologically beneficial: Just like almost any other workout, aerial yoga helps rebuild your emotional system because it clears the mind and relieves stress due to its meditative state. It also helps you combat stress throughout the day and increases your creativity, which leads you to develop your own artistic skills.

Improves flexibility: Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice. Suspended yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.

Heals back problems: It gives you the chance to hang freely, allowing your spine to lengthen. With less strain on your back while doing the exercises, it eases tension in the spinal cord and hip joint, helping you feel better.

Increases strength: Aerial yoga improves strength and flexibility, which carries over into other daily activities. The core workout is a beneficial cross-training, as it helps runners increase stamina and be able recover faster.

Puts you in a great mood: Another key benefit of doing aerial yoga is that it gets your adrenaline going while going against gravity. It also releases “happy” hormones like serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine, which boost your mood and help you feel more energetic.

Improves balance: While going against gravity can be exciting, aerial yoga also helps with balance and stability in daily activities. Balance is a key component in daily activities, and aerial yoga helps maintain a good balance both inside and out.

Aids digestion: The different types of stretches and movements help improve the digestive system, thus helping in healing various digestion-related issues, including constipation and indigestion.

Old age and heart disease: Aerial yoga improves the circulation of blood, thus combating aging and its symptoms. Aerial yoga also helps detoxify the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which lowers the onset of various cardiovascular issues.

Improves memory: Aerial yoga fortifies your neural connections, thereby, rendering better memory power. In a way, practicing aerial yoga can make you smarter!

08:30 - 11:00
Breakfast
Location: Alamos Lounge
11:00 - 12:00
6k Run
Location: Salgados Beach

6 kms Run on wooden path or on the beach with Lourenço

Contact / Directions


alamos@algarvewellnessretreat.com

  • Caminho das Quatro Estradas, Guia, Portugal
  • In Guia, after the 3 palm trees round about, drive 1.6kms on M526-1, direction Albufeira. There is a sign saying "Vale da ursa", just before the sign, turn left (caminho das quatro estradas). Follow the tar road straight until the end. (it turns left at the end). Leave Vila Xelb on your left and follow the dirt track for 400m, then turn left and drive 50m. Welcome to Alamos Retreat!

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  • 04-08-2019 07:53

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Testimonials


"Alamos Retreat is just amazing!" Tripadvisor - Henriette

Do pequeno-almoço. Da cama : ). Dos sumos detox. Dos ovos com manteiga. Das aulas de meditação. Dos bolos às 23h! quando chegamos ao quarto. Das pessoas. Da fantástica energia. Da luz. E, do amor em todos os pormenores.."

Ana TBooking

Familiäres, absolut tolles Hotel. Geschmackvolle Austattung, mit der Möglichkeit täglich in der Gruppe Yoga zu machen. Sehr gutes, reichhaltiges gesundes Frühstück. Sehr persöhnliche Betreuung durch den Besitzer."

Eliane BBooking

En primer lugar dar las gracias a Alamos Retreat por el trato recibido. Una fantastica experiencia. No sabiamos que hotel reservar porque siempre habia algo que no nos gustaba...y de repente vimos este lugar.... nada de hoteles grandes rodeados de jaleo y trasiego de gente... un oasis en la poblacion de GUIA, solo 5 habitaciones en una finca (villa) en la cual parece que se para el tiempo, instalaciones impecables (piscina,jardin,habitacion,cama,desayuno etc)...nos gusta viajar y nunca he dormido en una cama tan comoda como esta. El personal trato excelente, para los que busquen paz y tranquilidad 100%100 recomendable. REPETIREMOS SEGURO!!!!"

Sergio QBooking

A fabulous place to stay, very quiet and peaceful with lovely hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfasts were amazing, healthy fruits and juices as well as some delicious treats. The yoga sessions were relaxing and calm. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable with luxurious towels, robe and toiletries. The pool and surrounds was great with comfy beds and loungers. Thank you to Loureço and team for an amazing week. A car would be useful if you want to explore the area."

Jane TExpedia

Even if you’ve never done yoga before, here you can give it a try and maybe discover a new passion. This place is super comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Breakfast is phenomenal, ranging from fresh fruit to pastries, from local cheeses to gluten-free options. Lourenço gave us awesome advice for beaches and restaurants"

Cristina ZTripadvisor

O melhor destino de férias do Algarve para encontrar paz, pequeno-almoço maravilhoso, aulas de yoga e meditação acompanhada todos os dias. Recomendo a experiência. Foi maravilhosa a minha estadia. Obrigada ao Lourenco e a Luísa por saberem receber tão bem!"

Rita ATripadvisor

Alamos Retreat is just amazing! Such a lovely place, and most of all: lovely people❤️ Luisa, Lourenzo, Cátia, Anne and Guilherme all made our stay a really nice experience. My partner and I stayed for 4 nights. Upon arrival our room was upgraded free of charge, and we also enjoyed different yoga classes in the sunset. Yummy breakfast with fresh goods and juices. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Neat and well designed rooms. Also!! The beds are SO COMFY! + loved the organic toiletries❤️ We cant wait to come back and hope all of our friends go to Portugal for a relaxing stay at Alamos Retreat. Thank you🌈😊 Xoxo, Charlotte and Henriette"

Henriette ITripadvisor

Articles


Let the food be the medicine!

NIT - Alamos Retreat: o novo hotel do Algarve é dedicado à saúde e ao bem-estar

NIT - Alamos Retreat: o novo hotel do Algarve é dedicado à saúde e ao bem-estar

Alamos Retreat: o novo hotel do Algarve é dedicado à saúde e ao bem-estar

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Portugal Resident - “Adults-only” B&B opens in Guia

A small “adults-only” bed and breakfast property called Alamos Retreat has opened in Guia, Albufeira with the goal of “positioning itself in the segment of health and wellbeing”.

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