Meditation cushions set  in the pagoda at Quinta Marugo

Activities & Surroundings

create your own personalized retreat experience during your stay

Breathwork Journeys

Breathwork journeys are deep somatic experiences that, through conscious connected breathing and guidance, help you come out of your head and move into your body, accessing the body’s wisdom for expanding awareness, emotional detoxing, increasing energy, improving self-confidence, reducing stress and anxiety, reduction of PTSD and feelings of trauma, relieving depression and negative thought patterns and opening the door to potential deep transformation.

You can choose between two types of Breathwork Journeys: a deeply calming and relaxing experience (available to all) or a more activating and transformational one with the below contraindications:
Pregnancy, detached retina, glaucoma, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease including angina, previous heart attack or stroke, diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen, uncontrolled thyroid conditions, diabetes or recent surgery.
If you have any of the above, please check with your doctor before signing u

Breathwork Journeys in the pagoda at Quinta Marugo

Breath Well Coaching

How we breathe impacts our emotions, and our emotions impact our life – if we can learn to breathe better, we can learn to live better, in a more centered, calm and connected way.

A breathe coach will check your current breathing habits and help you learn new and empowering ways to manage your emotions and therefore transform your life from autopilot to conscious response.

Breath coaching in the pagoda at Quinta Marugo

Mindfulness & Compassion

At Quinta Marugo, we will teach you the art of mindfulness and compassion through active contemporary meditation.

Mindfulness meditation develops your capacity to live in the present, with full awareness, acceptance and non-judgment. One of the key pillars we teach is awareness of your emotional landscape, thoughts, and bodily sensations allowing you to respond consciously as opposed to reacting with an auto-pilot reflex. 

Compassion is the capacity of feeling for others and self with courage and the intention of creating well being.
Like mindfulness, it is a practice that, when practiced regularly, can deeply transform your life by increasing happiness, improving well being, reducing stress and suffering, quietening the inner critic to access your innermost resources, and increasing social connectedness.

Mindfulness & Compassion in the pagoda at Quinta Marugo

1:1 coaching

How often have you felt a lack clarity regarding what you want in your life, or you simply don't know how to achieve it?

A coaching conversation can help you connect with your inner resources to enable you to gain clarity on what it is that you truly want in your life and what steps to take to achieve it. 

We provide one-off coaching in person, and an online coaching programme to support you in your pursuit to achieve your objectives and goals.

1:1 coaching in the pagoda at Quinta Marugo

Nature connection

Nature is the ultimate healer. Undisputed research shows the benefits of being in nature on a physical, mental and emotional level.

Our nature connection sessions include activities that enable a deeper bond with the natural environment to feel more alive, calm, creative, connected, happy and fulfilled.

Mary Ann nature connection at Quinta Marugo


Quinta Marugo is nested in the heartland of the Alentejo region of central Portugal.

Serpa (10 kms) – A picturesque and undiscovered historical town in Baixo Alentejo, known for its architectural and cultural heritage.

Mertola (48 km) – Located on a cliff above the Guadiana River, Mertola is a peaceful riverside walled village. It was once one of the most important river ports in the Mediterranean and is often referred to as ‘the museum village’, due to its rich history.

Pulo de Lobo waterfall (Wolf Leap)  (5 km) - Situated along one of the most dramatic stretches of the Guadiana river. According to legend, only a brave man or a wild animal when chased could leap over this gorge.

Minas São Domingo  (30 km) - Take a plunge at the Praia da Albufeira da Tapada Grande (lake beach), an idyllic spot to enjoy the interior of Alentejo and spectacular sunsets over the water.

Guadiana National Park – Quinta Marugo is situated within the Guadiana National Park, 700 m2 of natural beauty.

Wine country – Pias (15 kms) is famous for its red and white wines, whilst Cuba and Vidigueira (one hour away) are known for the millenary wine-making technique developed by the Romans called Talha wine.
Visit Talhas wine

Off road trails – 20 kms of dirt roads just outside the property offer scenic trails through gorges and diverse landscapes that are perfect for running, hiking and mountain biking.

Wildlife – Depending on the season, and with a little bit of luck, you can encounter deer, wild boar, the Iberian lynx, partridges, ducks, otters, herons (including black herons), small harmless snakes, turtles and frogs.

Beaches – We are situated two hours from some of the most beautiful Algarve beaches in Portugal and the Costa de la Luz in Spain.
Visit Algarve

Quinta Marugo land, drone view

Facilities & Landmarks

Quinta Marugo’s 74 acres offers a multitude of niches for you to pause and experience a renewed connection both with nature and yourself.

Discover our land

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Your stay with us will energise you in a way that will have a lasting impact on your life