About COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you to stay informed about WHO's and local authorities' recommendations.

Holistic Center Lagos, Portugal

9 reviews9

Help at Juice Detox and Yoga Retreat Centre in stunning Algarve!

Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
5 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Save to Wishlist

What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Learn more

What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified Host
This host has been verified by our team before joining the community.
Worldpackers Insurance
Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.
Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

Located in a tranquil valley, this is the site of an internationally renowned juice fasting/detox & yoga retreat center that is surrounded by organic vegetable gardens & fruit & nut orchards and next to a stunning reservoir. At the moment we are looking for volunteers to help with kitchen duties, housekeeping / cleaning and maintaining the grounds and gardens. A driving license (manual shift) is helpful :D

Learn more


  • Fluent English
  • Between 21 and 55 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

Learn more


Stay at least
14 days
Stay up to
6 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

9 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Get in touch with nature

5 Practicing English

4 Meeting international travelers

3 Developing environmental awareness

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Meeting locals



Best experience to learn while feeling like home, would recommend 100% and I hope to come back in the future!

25 days ago



I am so grateful I had the chance to volunteer at Moinhos Velhos with an amazing team of such interesting people. I was able to explore the Algarve when I had my 2 days off and the team was so inclusive that I had the chance to participate to the meditations and yoga sessions offered by the holistic center. It helped me to find my balance since I had the opportunity to rest in that peaceful and beautiful working environement. When I was working, I had to help with the garden, housekeeping and cook vegan food with the vegetables available from the garden. Good energy, best experience ever

about 1 month ago



Really great experience! I would recommend and probably will come back eventually! 5 stars

about 1 month ago



It’s an incredible place! Surrounded by nature and tranquility. It's a perfect place to connect with yourself and align with spirituality if that’s what you are looking for. The staff is always well disposed and everyone is very friendly. Especially Karen and Ivan are lovely people and always make you laugh! It is important to know that it is far from the city so keep this in mind when choosing to stay there. Know how to drive a manual car or pay for a car to be able to move around because it is really far away. I had a nice experience! Very thankful for my time with them :)

2 months ago

Kurt replied

Hi Sofia, it was lovely having you with us and thank you for your very kind words about us! For future prospective volunteers I'm just going to give some context to how far away we are from Lagos as it's a bit open to interpretation from your review! We about a 15 minute drive from Lagos (14km) and there are buses which run from early morning, about 07.30 with the last one returning about 18.30, however they aren’t very frequent! You do have to walk about 40 mins to get to the bus stop though, or otherwise we have a bike that is available to ride to the stop, or some volunteers use the bike to ride to Lagos. On most days someone from the site will be driving to town at some point, so it’s often possible to catch a ride there (and sometimes also a ride back too, although we can’t guarantee lifts, and it’s usually easier to get there then back) and anyone who wants to stay out late either tends to get an Uber back, particularly if there is a group, or take a trip lasting for a couple of days on days off and stay out. However I think the main point is our retreat definitely suits people who are keen and comfortable to be out in nature and hanging out with the community, it is tricky if you want to go to the town super often as we aren’t really geared up for that. All the best!



The best experience in Moinhos, good vibes, a beautiful place, quiet and connected to nature with a staff of wonderful people always worried if you are ok or need help. Together with the two volunteers we feel at home and part of the community. The work is well organized and on your days off you can get to know more of the surroundings, and also practice yoga, meditation and dance (I loved this class) I can only thank all especially Rich(Kurt) for sharing your wisdom and laughter, I hope come back soon. I wish them all the best. I miss them already.

3 months ago

View all reviews

About the host

Hosted by Kurt

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 0% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 4 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

Want to know more about this host?

We only provide detailed host information and videos to Members

Become a member

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.

Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.

Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.

If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.

Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.

Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.

Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.

If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!

After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.

Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.

Check out all our plans Learn more about how it works