Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve has introduced a Nature/Nurture holiday for those that want to improve their physical and mental state of mind. It is a well-known fact that activities in nature are a great way to relieve stress, so the holiday is based around experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding areas and its wildlife, combined with some nurturing treatments and activities at the five star resort to relax and rejuvenate.
The Seven Hanging Valleys Walking Trail is recognised as one of the very best hikes in Europe. It is a winding, fragrant trail covering 7.46 miles (out and back) that takes you along a stunning section of the coastline where the warm ochre-coloured cliffs combine with turquoise ocean to create the quintessential Algarvian seascape. This scenic route runs from Praia da Marinha in the east to Praia de Vale Centeanes in the west. It offers a string of notable stops at the Alfanzina lighthouse, and at the Benagil and Carvalho beaches.
The Ria Formossa Nature Park is not only a serene spectacle of sand islands in a blue lagoon but it is the most important wetland on the south of Portugal. Located just off the coast from Faro, it is best explored by boat or by walking. The park is famous for its bird watching, with many birds resting and feeding here during the winter months. One of the most popular species of bird that you can spot here is the Flamingo.
Dolphin Watching is a popular activity in the region as the Algarve is blessed with these much loved and intelligent creatures, and at different times throughout the year, whales and porpoises as well. A dolphin watching boat trip from Albufeira Marina or Sagres Harbour is also a great opportunity to see the stunning coastline, caves and rock formations.
Kick back at Serenity SPA – The Art of Wellbeing. Guests can relax and be nurtured in the Thermal Oasis, a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation complete with hydrotherapy pool, saunas, steam room, jacuzzi and spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. The spa offers authentic signature treatments that draw inspiration from the indigenous cultures, healing traditions and ingredients of the Algarve, including the first CBD spa treatments in Portugal.
Longer Wellbeing Programmes – offer a truly holistic approach to wellbeing encompassing all elements of a healthy lifestyle, designed to banish burn-out and regain vitality to become a sought after, year-round ‘must do’ experience – perfect for couples, friends or solo travellers. There are five Wellbeing Programs to choose from that include Detox, Weight Management, Fitness Journey, Yoga, and Pilates.
Get fit at ACTIVE by Serenity: guests can use the outstanding fitness facilities at Pine Cliffs by joining a group class in Pilates, yoga, meditation, active cycling (spinning), fit ball, boxing fit, golf, or cross-fitness, or they can work out independently in the fully-equipped gym. For those that like exercising outside there is a new circuit training, ‘Bootcamp Active’, a circuit composed of obstacles and inspired by military training techniques which includes a 250m running path.
Re-Balance – Guests can not only savour deliciously healthy cuisine, detox supplements and juice boosts from the resort’s dedicated Zest Restaurant throughout their stay,but can have a personal consultation with Pine Cliffs’ resident nutritionist; returning home with a bespoke dietary plan to help maintain their regime.
All activities can be arranged and booked by the concierge, according to the guests’ individual requirements and time available.
Stay at Pine Cliffs Hotel start from €216.00 per night including breakfast, based on two adults sharing a deluxe room resort view in November 2022.
To book, visit www.pinecliffs.com
Read more and learn about the other wellness programmes offered at Pine Cliffs www.serenity-spa.com
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