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.

We were guided to establish Moinhos Velhos in the Algarve, Portugal, where we fine-tuned our programme to promote 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

Travel Update

We are thrilled to have had such successful retreats throughout the pandemic, and we are almost back to 'normal' apart from the hot tub remaining closed. Asides from this we are generally operating with heightened cleaning and sanitation processes. If you require a Covid test prior to your departure from Portugal we can easily arrange this is nearby Lagos for you. If you want to view the latest accessibility considerations for entry into Portugal please visit the official Visit Portugal site here, and if you want to check the latest travel considerations for your individual trip, including those for returning back to your own country we recommend the Sherpa travel planning site here or similarly from Skyscanner hereSee our covid cancellation policy here, and please view the 2022 schedule here.

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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.

7 and 10 day programs


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.

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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
  • Therapies including Massage, Energy Work and Acupuncture
  • Initial Health Check In
  • Nutrition & Wellness Workshops
  • Sivananda Tradition Fire Ceremony
  • Spiral Walk Meditation 
  • Body-Mind Connection Workshop
  • Salt Water Pool, Finnish Sauna and Hot Tub 
  • 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.

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Our yoga temple is the perfect peaceful place for starting or deepening your practice!

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.

7 and 10 day programs

Prices starting from as little as €1095

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

Become a regular! We offer a 10% discount for all returning guests!

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





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