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The weather in the Algarve is fantastic with endless days of sunshine and a short, mild winter. Temperatures climb steadily from an average maximum of 18c in March to a peak in August of up to 33c.  The Algarve has over 3,000 hours of sunshine throughout the year and our September & October holidays afford warm, sunny, dry weather with temperatures still in the mid to high 20′s.  Check the weather widget on the right hand menu bar for more details.



Plenty of time is scheduled between classes to allow for other activities, quiet time, excursions or extended sunbathing sessions or perhaps a massage treatment from one of the visiting massage therapists.  There are swimming pools at both venues and beach towels are provided.

Within easy reach are historic towns & villages, spectacular scenery, excellent beaches, golfing, horse riding, tennis, sailing, walking & even go-karting! For those who seek the surf, the famous Atlantic west coast is only 50 minutes away with some of the best surfing beaches in Europe & in the other direction, Spain is only an hour away.


Fly to Faro from many airport destinations.  To check for flights, visit Both Monte na Luz and Quinta Mimosa are situated just 20 minutes taxi/car ride from Faro Airport and only 2 hours train from Lisbon or bus from Seville. Taxi transfers from Faro cost around €25-30 each way. Rachel will put guests who are arriving at the same time in touch with each other so they can share taxis and she will also book your cab with Mario, our friendly, local taxi guy. Monte na Luz offer a transfer service for €10 per person. We can help you with your travel arrangements if you are having difficulties or need more advice. Hire car is easily arranged in advance or once you arrive and bicycle hire is also available.

Map for Driving to Quinta Mimosa

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Map for Driving to Monte na Luz

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For any further information, do contact Rachel email: [email protected] Tel: +44 207 558 8658