Moinhos Velhos

"One of the Ten best Detox Retreats in the world."

Sunday Times January 23rd 2016



For the past 30 years we have facilitated our concept of a juice detox retreat for body, mind and spirit.

28 years ago we were guided to establish Moinhos Velhos in the Algarve, Portugal, where we fine-tuned our programme to achieve cleansing and detoxification on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

We are in a tranquil valley 14 km from Lagos, situated in a nature reserve, away from the traditional tourist areas and we are energized by a multitude of tiny crystals in the surrounding hills. Here we go to bed with the silence of the stars at night and wake up to the songs of the birds in the morning. Beautiful.

7 and 10 day programs

Juice Detox, Yoga & Wellness

Plate of Vegetarian Food

Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Yoga

Plate of Vegetarian Food
7 and 10 day programs

Covid-19 Update

We are thrilled to have had such a successful reopening in June, with social distancing measures in place. Our special measures include operating at a reduced capacity and having two yoga classes per day instead of the usual one so as to limit the amount of people in the yoga temple at any one time. While there are heightened cleaning and sanitation processes, unfortunately the sauna and hot tub do have to remain closed at the present time.  After such a great reopening we can't wait to receive you during the rest of the year! Please view the 2020 schedule here.

7 and 10 day programs

Participating in a Moinhos Velhos Detox Fasting retreat could change your life

Our programmes are a potent combination of physical, mental and emotional cleansing, nurturing connection, personal development and huge expertise from our team. And it all happens in one of the most stunning and energising locations you could possibly imagine! This is a place to purify, energise and regenerate. Our guests return over and over as we don't just provide a place to retreat and cleanse, we also provide a platform for you to grow as a person.

Fresh Carrot Juice Fasting


We devise a juice programme that helps you to optimally cleanse and be nourished while still tantalising your tastebuds! Combined with the supplements and colon cleansing we offer a comprehensive detox.

Barragem da Bravura


Our stunning location provides opportunities for simply relaxing and being bathed in the wonder of nature or taking peaceful walks and connecting with your deeper self away from the hustle, bustle and distractions of modern life.

Our Juice Fasting Detox Retreats Feature

  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Nutrition & Wellness Workshops
  • Sivananda Tradition Fire Ceremony
  • Spiral Walk Meditation 
  • Body-Mind Connection Workshop
  • Salt Water Pool, Finnish Sauna and Hot Tub 
  • Therapies including Massage, Energy Work and Acupuncture
  • Clysmatic Colon Cleansing Equipment
  • Supplements to Clean the Digestive Tract
  • Electromagnetic Bed & Parasite Zapping Equipment 
  • Workshops on: Neti Pot, Skin Brushing and Tongue Scraping 
  • Day Trip to a stunning local beach or beauty spot

Visit the juice detox retreat page for more information.

Barragem da Bravura
7 and 10 day programs

Prices starting from as little as €950

For a 7 day programme staying in a shared twin room.

Visited us before? We offer a 10% discount for all returning guests!

*This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer. 

One day each week we take our juices with us and make a trip to the beach.

Our programmes are suitable for all ages and shapes.

There probably is no other place on this planet with the same healing energies as Moinhos Velhos.


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