Explore our beautiful centre and facilities.
Stroll quietly under chestnut groves. Pause to examine wildflowers at your feet. Stop for long moments to listen to spring water skipping over rocks. Bask in the warm glow of sunset as you breathe in the Serra Da Estrela air. There’s no place to go and nowhere to be – except right here, right now, as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of our mountain sanctuary.
The revitalising power of nature is deeply embedded into your wellness experience with us. Depending on which of our four paths you choose, participate in mindful walks, forest bathing, group excursions, expeditions, and much more.
Both within and outside of our programs, enjoy a wide range of leisure activities in the surrounding natural park, including swimming, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, and birdwatching. Other possibilities include exploring medieval villages such as Linhares and Piodão, and winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.
The healing power of nature is deeply embedded into your wellness experience with us.
Respite and solitude. Connection and conviviality. At New Life, you won’t have to choose between these elemental parts of what makes us human. With nature right on your doorstep, you’ll rest in the rhythms of the Portuguese countryside, surrounded by sunshine, birdsong, and exquisite views.
Our rooms’ walls are cork and stone, for better insulation, as well as an entrance area with a mini bar. With a queen size bed and wood furniture, the inside decorative cork and wool blanket create a cozy atmosphere. Also included is a desk. For 2 adults max.
Room with terrace with a view to the Serra da Estrela natural park. Provided is also an outdoor sitting chair and a table so you can relax and connect with nature. The room’s walls are cork and stone, for better insulation, as well as an entrance area with a mini bar. With a queen size bed and wood furniture, the decorative cork and wool blanket create a cozy atmosphere. Also included is a desk. For 2 adults max.
Our accommodation and facilities are designed to give you the perfect blend of privacy and community. Embodying modern comforts while celebrating traditional Portuguese architectural styles and materials, our living spaces invite you to feel ease, openness, and harmony in both mind and body.
In this drone video you get a bird’s eye view of our charming quintas, stunning meditation hall, modern facilities, and the surrounding UNESCO geopark.
Restaurant and Lounge
This is the social hub of the community, with spaces for having a meal, a cup of tea, connection, and conversation.
Pool, Gym and Wellness
Here you can relax, work out, have a swim, sauna, or massage, do some yoga or movement practice, attend a workshop, and gather for meetings and groups.
The hall is located at one of the highest and most picturesque sites on the property, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Serra Da Estrela while doing your daily meditation, yoga, and mindfulness practices.
This is where one-on-one counselling and life coaching sessions and therapeutic activities take place. The peaceful atmosphere facilitates a sense of comfort and ease conducive to deep restoration and healing.
food and nutrition
The aroma of herbs freshly picked from the garden, faintly scenting your fingers. The sweet burst of a tomato which hung on a vine mere moments ago. When we bring the practice of mindfulness to what and how we eat, what was previously just a part of your daily routine can become a source of wonder; the simplest act, a form of self-care.
Our whole-person approach to wellness includes nourishing your body in healthful ways. During your stay, enjoy tasty and beneficial meals containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low GI foods, and probiotics. We serve minimal processed foods.
In addition to being based on the latest research on nutrition and mental health, our menu features plenty of fresh produce grown on our land. We proudly patronise local artisans and small businesses and showcase regional Portuguese produce and dishes.
We try our best to cater to a diverse range of dietary preferences. However, due to the large range of ingredients used in our kitchen, we are not able to guarantee that all our dishes are allergen-free. If you have special requirements, please feel free to get in touch to see how we can best meet your needs.