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 detox juice fasting retreat for Body - Mind - Spirit.

27 years ago we were guided to establish Moinhos Velhos in the Algarve, Portugal, where we have fine-tuned our programme to achieve a complete cleansing and detoxification on all levels, Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual.

7 and 10 day programs

In accordance with the latest Government advice regarding non-essential travel, we are closing Moinhos Velhos from Saturday 21st March.

We are aiming to reopen on May 23rd for the 10 day Juice Detox programme, followed on June 6th by a 7 day programme.

Therefore we are currently taking bookings for all programmes from May 23rd onwards, however we are conscious that this is changeable situation and we have adopted a flexible cancellation policy. If the coronavirus situation is still unclear nearer the time of your booking, you can cancel and transfer the booking to any programme within the next 12 months without any fees applying.

In the event that we have local restrictions and have to cancel programmes from our side, we will of course offer to refund your deposit or similarly transfer you to another programme within 12 months without any fees. 

We thank you for your continued support at this time, and we can’t wait to get back to running programmes and helping you to thrive!

Stay safe and well, The Moinhos Velhos Team 


Moinhos Velhos is a tranquil valley 14 km from Lagos. We are 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.

We have 7 and 10 day programmes

For a more extended fast, you can book 2  programmes "Back to Back" at a discounted rate

We also offer healthy plant based eating retreats with Yoga and medititation and we're organising a silent retreat in August. More info coming soon!

7 and 10 day programs

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

There is a jug of organic orange juice in the morning at 10.00 then 2 other juices throughout the day and all the broth you want in the evening. The powders and herbs actually make you feel full and the probability is that you will not feel hungry. This surprises many people.

Fresh Carrot Juice Fasting

Sometimes the produce for a  juice, selected  for cleansing and nutritional purposes, may be out of season. For the purist, we will then offer an alternative organic juice.

Barragem da Bravura
Whatever your reason for doing a detox fasting programme, lose weight, detox, quit smoking, reappraise and evaluate your life, get rid of stress, relationships etc.etc., we have been there and we are here for you. We are here to support you and guide you through the programme. 
7 and 10 day programs

Prices starting from as little as €1150

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

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.

This is a place to Purify, Energise and Regenerate. (Don't panic! There is Satellite Wi-Fi in every room ).

Already Booked? Need to pay your deposit?

To confirm your reservation we require a deposit in the amount of 300,00 Euros,

Our programs sometimes fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment you will reserve your space by paying your deposit.


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