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Monte Mariposa

Retreat Zentrum für persönliche Entwicklung



Monte Mariposa is a residential Retreat Centre in the heart of the Algarve. The Centre is located in a beautiful valley which creates the supportive environment for what we offer. One of our purposes is to live in harmony with nature and to create a loving and welcoming atmosphere for our guests. Our facilities are simple, functional, and comfortable. 
Monte Mariposa has 2 parts: The main building, built in the 1990’s  was designed to maximise the use of natural light and can accommodate 34 people. Some years later, an independent infrastructure was created in the valley. Wooden cabins, a yurt and tipis were built around a Thai-style workspace and outdoor-kitchen. A workspace under old trees, a swimming pool and a sweat lodge complete the valley. 24 people can be accommodated. 
Both these parts can be used individually or together and offer a wide range of different kinds of accommodation, indoor and outdoor workspaces and extra space to put up your tent. Monte Mariposa is nestled in a beautiful and tranquil environment, creating a harmonious and supportive atmosphere. 

Main Building - 34 Bed Spaces

  • Workspace: Sun Room (105 m²)
  • Workspace: Meditation Room (50 m²)
  • Kitchen area (equipped for large groups)
  • Roof terrace (huge terrace with an amazing view; great for group practise like Thai Chi, Yoga, Contemplation)
  • 2 dining-areas
  • Studio (for small groups, individual treatments)
  • Different outdoor spaces for relaxing, reading, sharing, resting
  • Wood burning stoves in different parts of the building
  • 3 apartments with:
    • 1 room with double bed
    • 1 room with 3 single beds
    • 1 room with 2 single beds
    • 1 bathroom
  • 1 apartment with:
    • 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, wood burning stove
    • kitchenette
    • 1 bathroom
  • 2 dormitories with
    • 6 beds each, 4 showers, 2 toilets

VALLEY - 24 Bed Spaces

  • Workspace: Temple of the Valley (80 m², glazed)
  • 9 wooden cabins with 2 single beds
  • 1 wooden cabin with double bed
  • 1 wooden cabin with kitchenette, double bed, bathroom
  • 2 tipis (2 single beds each)
  • 1 yurt with double bed
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • 2 shower buildings with toilets
  • Outdoor workspace: Temple of the Trees(approx. 18 m²)
  • Swimming pool (can be heated)
  • Space for camping

Occasionally we welcome small groups or individual guest that want to stay for a few days and have a restful brake.

For bookings and enquiries please send us an email: Click here

Vegetarian Food – Healthy Food
“Alchemy of tastes with love and colour”

At Monte Mariposa, in line with our holistic practices, the food we offer is completely vegetarian. A vegetarain diet is a nice and powerful way to obtain good health. The pattern of the vegetarian meal is based on a broad variety of compatible food that satisfies, that is delicious and nourishing. One of the purposes is to balance and harmonize the body, mind, and soul. We use only good quality regional produces.  

The meals are prepared with love and according to the needs of each group or event and are presented as a buffet.

"Change your patterns and experience a healthy and tasty way of living." 

Please take in to consideration:
- Clients with self-catering accommodation please don´t bring any meat or fish to cook.
- Monte Mariposa is a Retreat Centre where we don’t use Drugs and Alcohol. We feel that this attitude allows us to explore ourselves more deeply. 
We also kindly request: Please don’t bring animals. 

Thank You!