We invite you to find tranquillity in our Bed and Breakfast and Wellness `The Art of Joy´ and to relax and enjoy the spacious sun area, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. You will be amazed by the breathtaking views over the valley and the ocean. Our spacious garden and lawn of 2, 5 acres allows you to load up your batteries on various terraces and quiet spots in our natural surroundings. The water from the tap, in the pool and Jacuzzi is pure and filtered mineral water from our own well. We are an ecolodge and provide you with water and electricity in an ecological way. The Art of Joy means the Art of Enjoying life at a beautiful spot. Our Casa is located in a protected nature park in southern Portugal and a good starting point for fun and adventurous excursions. Within half an hour you drive to the South Coast with impressive rock formations, or to the very quiet beaches and rugged cliffs of the West Coast. A visit to picturesque villages like close by Monchique, the spa village of Caldas de Monchique and Silves are well worth a visit. We provide wonderful walks through the adjacent National Park of the Serra de Monchique and her surroundings.
Children are welcome from 14 years and older to ensure the ambience of tranquillity and peace.
1. Comfortable spacious accommodation enjoying ocean view with top quality box spring mattresses: Four double rooms (one has an extra unit available for 4 persons) and two apartments. All accommodation is decorated in warm tones and has access to Wi-Fi. Once a week, Eugene prepares a delicious 4-course dinner with a minimum of 6 guests, also suitable for people vegetarians. There is free use of the Jacuzzi with breathtaking views. To make it comfortable for you in winter we provide ekological central heating in the entire B & B and wood burning stoves in the apartments for a romantic stay. Many guests stayed here for a sabbatical or a (writers) retreat with special rates.
There are many beautiful routes in and around The Art of Joy. You can: Explore the scenery on your own with our route descriptions or you can participate in organized hiking excursions in the natural world around The Art of Joy.
3. Yoga on request, Individual Coaching and Counselling: Coaching while walking, Massage, Palm and Tarot reading.
Due to yearly maintenance of our B & B we are closed from the 28th of December 2013 until the 1st of February 2014.