Moinhos Velhos
Moinhos Velhos
Moinhos Velhos
Moinhos Velhos
Moinhos Velhos

Detox Retreat
*Yoga * Meditation * Complementary Therapies* *Juice Fasting*

Purification & Detoxification of * Body * Mind * Spirit *
Detox with: * Sauna * Hot Tub * Salt Water Pool * Colonics *
*Hulda Clark Zapper * Magnet Bed * Ion Foot Detox*

10 Things I Learned from Fasting for 10 Kelley Robinson

We congratulate Jason Vale on his latest film: superjuiceme
We recommend that you watch this video, it is most informative about the benefits of juicefasting. There is nothing new here for us, we have been doing it for 30 years, the past 22 years here at Moinhos Velhos in Portugal, where we also incorporate yoga, meditation, alternative therapies, sauna, hot-tub and salt water pool for the optimum detox program. Watch the video, which may inspire you to book a juicefasting and detox retreat.

The next program is fully booked.
Late summer - fall detox retreats Still limited places available

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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 except yoga).

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

In the book "The Transformation Power of FASTING" by S H Buhner,
Moinhos Velhos is recommended as one of the four retreat centers worldwide 
for an optimum fasting program.

This is one of the few world class fasting spas
and the best deal.

"No Words can describe...this is truly an amazing experience"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 03-08-2014

I spent another 10 days at Moinhos Velhos after my first trip nearly 9 years ago. Back then my experience was so profound, I wanted every year to return. This time I flew all the way from Australia for the trip as there is nothing nearby me that can rival this place Janni, Frank and Anna Korine are truly magical people that have continued to restore and keep this place in its true finest. I undertook a 10 day juice fast, combined with Liver and Colon Cleanse. The same as the first time but I was again overwhelmed at the success of it once again!
I would highly recommend it thank you to the fabulous team and helpers that once again inspired me to live a more plant based lifestyle and return again - this time I hope sooner than last time. xo Kat

Room Tip: All rooms are good, in fact I had a cottage and I could have easily had a single room on its on


You will not be hungry on this fast!!!!
There is a full jug of orange juice in the morning, plenty of other juices during the day, and all the broth you want in the evening.
The powders and herbs actually makes your stomach swell somewhat and the probability is that you will not feel hungry. This surprises many people.

Click on image for morning juice.

detox fasting retreat fresh juice

"Lighter, healthier and energized after two peaceful weeks at Moinhos Velhos"

Reviewed 28 February 2013 (Trip advisor)

Tonight is my last night of my two week juice fast at Moinhos Velhos. I feel healthy and energized. I’ve been drinking only juice and vegetable broth for two weeks and I never felt hungry. Moinhos Velhos is the perfect spot for a practical, busy Mom to get two weeks of peace and quiet, give her body a reboot, and lose a few pounds (more than a few) in the process. I feel better, look better, my skin is fabulous and I’m ready to head back to life!

Frank, Anne Karine and Janni are so knowledgeable and helpful but in a warm, quiet, confident, helpful way. There is no big production here, no attempt to sell you on a lifestyle , no faux medical setting. They approach fasting as a simple and natural process, not as a medical event.

Go to Moinhos Velhos if you can, you will be very glad you did.

beach trip

Happy fasters on the beach. For a bigger picture click on image.

"Really excellent experience..."

...completely positive and wonderful, I have loved it and I am so pleased that I came.
All the staff are so welcoming and kind and really wonderful and the place is so beautiful and very special.

I really hope to be here again. Thank you so much for all.


The cost of the programme is inclusive of:

All juices and broth.
Pills and powders and other supplements
Lemon water and herbal teas which you can take freely all day
Initial Health check-up
Physiospect analyses.
Foot detox treatment
Daily Yoga
Evening meditation sessions
Personal use of colonic cleansing equipment

Use of QRS - Magnet Healing bed
Use of Zapper (parasite elimination) equipment
Use of salt water swimming pool
Use of Finish style sauna and California style hot tub
Enjoyment of our beautiful gardens and surrounding country side
Day trip to the beach or Lagos each week
Internet access

Not included in the programme fee but available

Drop off and pickup at the Faro airport; single ride €68 per person, shared ride €45 per person (2 people), €35 per person, (3 or more). Pickup from Lagos is free.
As extra treatments we offer: Swedish massage, Lymph drainage massage, Sacro Cranial Therapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Healing, Physiospect, Re-Connection Healing. (We endeavour to have the extra treatments available for all programs, but some are dependant on the availability of the therapist). The cost for the extra treatments is from €40 to €125 per session. ·
Boutique items; essential toiletries, books and jewellery.
There is no mobile phone signal in the valley, but you can usually connect up the hill.
All the extras are payable at the end of the stay.


Rooms are simple and basic with an attached shower and toilet room. An individual patio/relaxation/reading area adjoins each room. Incoming calls are received at the main house. Although there is no mobile phone signal in the valley, a signal is generally found just a short walk up the hill. In the main house there is a central computer for internet access. The central clinic building houses the treatment rooms, the QRS Magnet Healing bed, Foot detox equipment, zapping equipment, a relaxation area and a small library.

Exercise, Meditation and Relaxation

detox fasting retreat/yoga wheelEach morning at 8am there is Meditation and Yoga. Every evening there is meditation. Attendance to both of these is highly recommended as these facilitate the detox process.

During the detoxification process, blockages and tensions held in the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body are released, these practices help you to let go of them, to relax properly and to sleep more comfortably. During the day you can relax, swim, have a therapy session, explore and walk around the area and help out in the organic gardens. There are a collection of videos and DVD's of related subjects and movies to watch. On alternate days the Sauna is on in the early evening. The Hot Tub is on every day. One day each week we have an outing, weather dependent, either to one of the beautiful local Algarve beaches or to Lagos.

All rooms have attached bathrooms with shower, toilet, sink and a Clysmatic. The cottages have two separate bathrooms. All the herbs, the juices and broth, powders and pills are included in the program cost.

Arrival at Faro airport

If you would like us to pick you up at Faro Airport, please advise us of your flight number and the time of your arrival and we will be there to meet you.

To and from Faro airport - One person................ €68,00 each way
To and from Faro airport - Two people................ €45,00 p.p. each way
To and from Faro airport - Three or more people. €35,00 p.p. each way

Other Transfer Options

Train from Faro to Lagos From €7.50 p.p. one way
Taxi from airport to Moinhos Velhos From €100.00-€125.00 one way.
Helicopter From € 1700,00 (If you are impatient)
Taxi from airport to Faro train station From € 8,00
Taxi from Lagos to Moinhos Velhos From €15,00

We also offer our Detox & Fasting Retreats in India and Canada

India 2015

April - November, December
For booking and reservation for
India go to:
Detox Fasting Retreat India

Canada 2015

For bookings and reservations for Canada go to:
Detox Fasting Retreats Canada

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