Quinta "Vida Boa", Algarve, Southportugal

hof und umgebung

Our beautiful Quinta "Vida Boa" is located near Burgau, about 10km west of Lagos in the south-west of the Algarve, Portugal. Here we our our courses, individual lessons and coaching. The Quinta has about 5 hectares of land, some flat pastures, some hilly "adventure playground" for the horses with trees and bushes. There are many almond trees which, especially in spring, bewitch their beauty.

Our horses are perched on the pasture - only in case of illness or very wet cold weather they put a hoof in the stable.

For the work and the fun with horses there is a Roundpen (16m diameter) and a riding arena (20x40m).

Roundpen and riding arena are not covered, thus during rainy weather it is called to put rain clothes or first do theory in the dry and then go out. But it is not raining so often. In the Algarve, most sunny days are counted throughout Europe. The summers are hot and dry; Even in winter the temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees Celsius. Even January offers sunny days around 20 degrees. The night temperatures are pleasant throughout. Strong summer heat usually occurs only for a few days, when, instead of the cool winds from the Atlantic, the so-called Levant from Africa blows. So best weather for the horse and horse riding all year round.

From the Quinta you can visit many beautiful beaches on the south and the west coast. Only 5 minutes walk is the dream beach "Cabanas Velhas". Water sports enthusiasts are sure to get their money's worth: Surfing, surfing, kite surfing, sailing, diving and other offers are within a radius of 20 km.

Accommodation is available in the typical Portuguese farmhouse. An apartment for families and groups or staying in a single or double room is possible.
A rental car is recommended, but we can also be reached by bus and on foot or by bike. There are 2 restaurants within walking distance: the beach restaurant Cabanas Velhas and the Indian restaurant "Spice Cottage".
The pretty fishing village of Burgau is located 1.5km from Quinta Vida Boa and offers a wide range of nice restaurants, cafes and shops. Buses leave from here, e.g. to Lagos and Sagres. We rent bicycles and simple surfboards. The surrounding area can be explored by bike and on foot. Numerous hiking and biking trails offer breathtaking views of the coast and the sea.

Further excursions in the Algarve round off the possibilities and make from every stay to the learning also a vacation! Also for traveling "non-horsey people" and horse-free times, our Quinta offers a suitable setting for a relaxing holiday.

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Individual horsemanship lessons & riding

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Monty Roberts Introductory course (certificate)

October 30 - November 10th, 2017.
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EquusCoaching seminars in Germany

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Intensive seminar EquusCoaching & The Work

Dates 2018: 06. - 12. May and 14. - 20. October
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