Escape to one of Europe's last unspoilt natural oases, where you'll immerse yourself in in the rich biodiversity of Portugal's Sado River and its estuary—one of the largest wetlands in Portugal and an amazing spot for year-round bird watching. You'll combine gorgeous accommodation, restorative Yoga, and a nurturing environment to capture the best images that this unknown paradise has to offer.
You'll stay at an enchanting beach abode in Comporta, in the Alentejo region of Portugal—just an hour and a half South of Lisbon. Its owner, Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, has restored and incorporated distinctive items from his collections and travels, making it a distinctly charming, stylish, and understated haven.
This retreat gives you the chance to lose yourself in the luxuries of life, gain some perspective, and find balance through daily Yoga practice. You'll savour organic Portugese cuisine and wine, take mindful walks around Comporta’s beautiful rice fields and beaches, and set sail in the Sado River estuary to meet the local bottlenose dolphins. You'll leave feeling positive, refreshed, and ready to gracefully move into your next life chapter.
- 5 nights accommodation
- daily yoga
- photographic workshop
- brunch & dinners made with locally-sourced ingredients
- guided Sado River tour to see bottlenose dolphins
- surprise goody bag
Ben is an award-wining wildlife photographer recognised as one of Britain's leading professionals. His spectacular images have earned him numerous prestigious international awards including the British Wildlife Photography Award and the Windland Smith Rice Awards USA between many others. A regular contributor to the BBC Wildlife, Birds Illustrated, Birding (USA), Birdwatch, Living Edge, The Countryman, Cheshire Life, to name a few. He is the Vice-President of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and enjoys teaching wildlife photography workshops around the world.
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This is a sample of what a day on the retreat might look like. All activities are optional and all levels of Yoga practitioner are welcome.
Start the day with juices, hot water and lemon, tea and coffee before heading to your energizing morning yoga class.
After a delicious brunch you'll head out for some photographic trekking in the beautiful scenery.
You'll have some free time to read, relax in your beautiful seaside abode, or take a walk on the beach—whatever you please.
You'll regroup for a photographic workshop, and get some practice in sunset photography.
End the day with a delicious and wholesome group dinner.
This private luxury accommodation is located in the little seaside village of Brejos da Carregueira de Baixo within Herdade da Comporta, with seven bedrooms and endless hang-out spots.
The villa has many outdoor patio spaces to relax and enjoy the views, including a heated infiniti pool with teak furniture. The property is in a gated estate surrounded by sand dunes, fragrant pine trees, lavender, and fruit trees—all of which make of it an idyllic place to unwind and enjoy every breath you take.