Vida Pura and The Mongolian Yurt

Vida Pura and The Mongolian Yurt

In the middle of the valley, close to the town of Odeceixe, there is a place called Vida Pura. An eco-friendly retreat center which turned into our home for 4 nights and where we had an amazing chance to experience living in a Mongolian Yurt.

Vida pura

Entering through a tiny red door, we got surprised by the very spacious and beautiful interior design of our Yurt. On the ceiling, there was a round glass on the roof making the place illuminated all day long. The construction was actually originally imported from Mongolia and each piece of it was hand-decorated making it unique.

vida pura

Vida Pura which means “Pure Life” is a project that inspires to live in a more ecological way and to give back to the world. Their self-sustaining strategy: bio-dynamic food garden, solar panels, recycling water system and lots of yoga, give visitors an opportunity to experience inner peace.
Being there made me feel so close to nature and special, like finding a secret place that people don’t know about.

vida pura

vida pura

We decided to spend our days exploring our surrounding.
Driving along southwest Portugal’s coast through Costa Alentejana we made several stops enjoying breathtaking views. Beaches separated by dramatic cliffs, untouched landscapes and a raw Atlantic essence hard to find elsewhere.

vida pura

vida pura

The place that impressed me the most called Vila Nova de Milfontes have an insane landscape. It’s just incredible how the mother nature creates such thing. You can walk through the sea hundreds of meters between high cliffs on the endless shallow.

vida pura

vida pura

The other place that will stay in my memory was Praia da Ilha do Pessegueiro. This beach is facing the island from which it takes its name.

vida pura

Portugal has to offer 500km of an amazing coastline, beautiful landscapes and Odeceixe is that kind of places where you want to stay forever. Our Next visit to Portugal will be definitely a road trip with a van, spending the nights under the stars.

Love, Pauli.

10 comments

  • 100cobbledroads
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    When I saw the words Mongolian yurt, I was expecting Mongolia. And then I saw those beaches and it reminded me of Portugal immediately. That country is insanely lovely.

  • Mimi & Mitch
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    we are so jealous, so pinning down this place. Something super high in our list and how amazing that it is eco-friendly? Great pictures, really inspires us to go!

  • Stella the Travelerette
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    This looks like a really beautiful place. I would never have thought there would be a Mongolian yurt in Portugal! I think Portugal is such a pretty country. I can’t wait to go back and try something like this.

  • Bhushavali
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    To begin I thought this is a post about Mongolia! I haven’t been to Portugal yet and I hope to go sometime! These yurts are great places to stay! The interiors looks so beautiful and with solar power and regenerated water, its just perfect!

  • Tom @ Adventurous Travels
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    What a nice experience! I’ve seen those yurts in Kazakhstan – they seemed so cozy and nice 🙂 Mongolia is on my list definitely and I really want to experience to stay in such a traditional yurt! I love Central Asia, it’s vast, endless landscapes, huge mountains, diverse scenery and completely unique culture unspoiled by any tourism. Paradise! 🙂

  • AllGudThings
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    Honestly when I read the title, I thought this is somewhere in Mongolia but it came as a surprise in Portugal. Few minutes before only I read a another post on Portugal and now I am sure it is an awesome country for vacationing. Your pictures are beautiful and so are you.

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