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Welcome to Healing Circle Sanctuary in the countryside hills of Silves, Algarve Portugal.

We invite you to read about us and find out what it is like to experience community living in Portugal. 


Generally speaking life in Portugal is very laid back and beautiful. Obviously, the weather speaks for itself. There is an abundance of sunshine and the light intensity is very bright.  People are warm, friendly, heart open and more emotionally available. There are nice fruits and vegetables grown locally and the markets also offer locally sourced and organic produce. Portugal is also cheaper than most EU countries and eating out at restaurants or cafés for example is very affordable compared with other countries.

We are a 25-minute drive away from the coast of the Algarve. The beaches are stunning and community life in the rolling hills of Silves is authentic and abundant in bountiful nature. Fresh fruits grow locally here like oranges, figs, carob, persimmon, avocados, mangos, and even small bananas. The community is surrounded by orange groves, avocados, carob, and olive trees and the walks in the countryside are a great way to center oneself and get back in touch with the peace and stillness of nature. 


We do excursions throughout the Algarve and regularly get together for beach walks. We also do sacred sites tours and visit menhirs, dolmens, and stone circles throughout Portugal.  

As a community we offer:

  • Community living experiences

  • Individual  & small group retreats

  • Healing treatments on site

  • Sacred sites journeys throughout Portugal


We do different kinds of retreats (detox, healing, self-discovery, meditation, sacred sites), provide longer and shorter stays, workshops, treatments, events, ceremonies, and more.

Healing Circle Sanctuary also acts as an umbrella network for community start-ups throughout the country. As a collective, we can offer ideas, projects, and solutions for coming to Portugal and starting eco-communities.


We have a variety of rooms available with spectacular views of the Algarve countryside and ocean. We invite you to have a look at our accommodation section for more information.

Alternatively, you can volunteer with us on a number of projects developing in the community. For more information please visit the projects and volunteer section.


We look forward to hearing from you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, we will be glad to help!