We're always being told how important self-care is for our wellbeing. Yet when was the last time you took some genuine ‘you' time, away from your phone and your laptop, to revel in life's natural pleasures?
Conscious Earth is the perfect antidote to the tech-driven, overwhelming busyness of life lived in the fast lane. Comprising a 40 hectare eco-estate nestled in the energising hills of Southern Portugal, you'll find it perfectly located for you to enjoy all the beauty of the Algarve coast, far enough away from the tourist towns for you to just...breathe.
Completely WiFi-free and with next to no mobile phone signal, what better excuse to immerse yourselves in the natural delights of Conscious Earth? Here you'll find sweet-scented olive and citrus groves, wildlife-steeped lakes, a sparkling river and plenty of opportunities to snack on seasonal fruit as you stroll through the hills (or hike, if you prefer a challenge!)
The eclectic accommodation discovered at Conscious Earth is designed for you to relax amongst the elements of nature, in adults-only couples or groups. The Roundhouse, built with rammed earth and local stone, sleeps up to 8 people in 40 m2 of space (when it isn't being used for yoga, meditation and spirit plant ceremonies!)
Tubakula, based on a Fijian-style home, is a cabin for two people, built from recycled timber and situated in an orange grove by a stream. Meanwhile, Shambhala Gypsy truck is a vibrant home-from-home for the curious and young at heart alike!
Wysteria Lodge is a fully contained space for those who prefer more contemporary home comforts, complete with TV lounge, private barbecue and sleeping up to four people. Finally, Wysteria House, a restored Portuguese Quinta, is the central hub for healing retreats and the owners' family home, sleeping up to twelve people. Featuring a library, a games room and a gourmet kitchen, the House features enormous dining terraces you'll want to relax on forever!
In fact, it's unlikely you'll want to leave the estate at all, once you've chosen your ideal retreat from Creativation, soulful yoga or a spirit plant retreat...amongst others. With so many things to do, from paddling or swimming in the unpolluted lakes, to reading a book by the river, to relaxing in Hammock Island or meditating in the stone circle, this is natural relaxation at its most glorious.
Though if you're in the mood to explore, you're just a short drive away from the stunning Algarve coast, and you'll find the friendly owners at Conscious Earth are full of recommendations for ways to spend your days.
Just 7km away is the medieval city of Silves, providing an authentic taste of the Algarve with its cobbled streets and Moorish 8th century castle...along with is thriving restaurants, shops and bars, of course!
Whatever you get up to by day, you'll want to return to your Conscious Earth retreat by evening, just in time for stargazing in the unpolluted Dark Sky overhead. This is the natural Algarve in all its splendour, beautifully presented for you to indulge.
Things to note
Typical stays are self catering but some catering may be arranged upon prior request. Not suitable for young children or infants. Group stays of up to 15 people may be accommodated, enquire for details. Minimum stay policy of 3 night applies, and long stay discounts apply, enquire for details. Use of the wood fired sauna is seasonal use i.e.outside of fire ban time unless by special arrangement. Use of the wood fired pizza oven is by prior arrangement and for 5 plus people per time.
Tried and tested
"Conscious Earth was my first experience with spirit plant medicine and it nothing less than changed my life! In the most perfect setting and in a safe environment full of love you can really explore yourself in order to heal (Or whatever your intention maybe). Jonathon is amazing and instantly made any anticipation I had disappear. Jason and Kay welcomed us into their Space, served us delicious food and are just generally wonderful people especially for hosting such events.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience, it is one I won't forget and so great that I will definitely be back- thanks everyone."
"We booked in for 3 nights and ended up staying for 6....From the moment we arrived, we felt we had found a little corner of paradise that was ours to be a part of for a short while. Wonderful region, loads of sunshine, gorgeous surroundings, excellent facilities, and very helpful and beautiful hosts who looked after us so well. We so enjoyed being unplugged, we didn't want to go home, and definitely not work! Beware......staying here will make it difficult to go back to your everyday routine. Could really handle living this lifestyle always! So peaceful. Thank you Jason, Kay & crew!"
"We spent 7 days in the Round House. We had great time, chilling out, meeting new people. This place is really simple and down to earth. It's really interesting to see how quickly all the day to day stuff we think important, becomes really unimportant as you get into the swing of no distractions and just enjoying your time for yourself. We did plenty of the day outings to superb beaches and the best of the sites Jason & Kay recommended too. We also had some excellent meals out in Silves and enjoyed the weekend markets. It was really hard to leave...miss it already! So relaxing, felt completely recharged when we left. Would definitely go again, thanks guys!"
Region: Silves, Algarve
Cost (from): £17 pppn (Shambhala, Tubakula)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 809
FacilitiesShambhala Gypsy Truck sleeps 2, double bed, lounge area, small wood-burning stove, log table & chairs, lighting, outdoor table & chairs, loungers.
Roundhouse sleeps up to 8 people, wood burning stove. storage, furniture, outdoor benches, hammocks.
Tubakula sleeps 2, double or twin beds, chairs, lighting, outdoor table & chairs.
Wysteria Lodge and House also sleep up to 12 guests with kitchen, library, games room, lounge, BBQ & dining terraces.
Birdwatching, swimming, surfing, nature park, horse riding, yoga, meditation, plant ceremonies.
At a glance
- 40 hectare eco-estate with a range of eclectic self catering accommodation suited to couples and groups, situated in the Faro district of the Algarve.
- Personalised retreats can be tailored to include creativation, yoga and spirit plant retreats, amongst many others.
- Faro is the closest airport. Transport can be arranged for the hour's drive to the estate.
- The retreats here are designed for you to unplug from tech-driven life. There is no WiFi and limited mobile phone signal.
- Please note that the retreats and accommodation is not suited to babies or young children.
- Go hiking through the estate, swim in the unpolluted lakes, or hang out in the stone circle. Further afield, experience the delights of the Algarve coast, or relax with a massage from a local therapist on site.