The Eyrie Vivenda Aurora

By helping you to develop your life style management skills our team of experienced personnel will enhance your awareness of how eco-therapy, physical fitness, mind coaching and nutritional awareness can strengthen and improve your everyday being no matter what the challenge

About Us

The aptly named, privately owned, Vivenda Aurora is our host residence
It can be likened to an Eyrie sitting high on the hill overlooking the surrounding wilderness awaiting the first rays of the new day dawning
It is an eco therapy haven

It has a limited number of en-suite rooms, rest and recreation areas
It meets MyVida’s requirements for appropriate accommodation for groups from four up to six people
It is ideal for the MyVida fitness and wellness retreat

The Eyrie, MyVida’s base at Vivenda Aurora, sits high on the hill overlooking a panoramic landscape that has endured the test of time
Though our base is just 30 minutes from Faro airport and ten minutes from the nearest village, it may as well be a world away
Portugal is a mix of old and new vying for attention as you see Mercedes and Porsches overtake horse or mule drawn carts and buggy’s on narrow, sometimes badly paved, roads

The drive to the Eyrie is fascinating
The main roads lead to smaller roads that lead to cobblestone (calcada) lanes that meander through old Portuguese hamlets a couple of which have a distinct characteristic flavour
Along the way we pass breathtaking views of fields, olive groves, forests and bushland

The Eyrie sits at the end of the road, on top of the hill, it is truly an eagle’s eye view
We can even look over to the legendary oceans that are so much a part of Portugal’s glorious seafaring history

As we near the top and approach the courtyard entrance we move into a world that is distinctly Portuguese in style but has a strong hint of British embellishment
The entrance door opens into a large sitting room on the left and a spacious dining area on the right

The dining area, decorated with period furniture and appropriate Portuguese pottery, leads into a large kitchen zone
Corridors off to the left lead to our simply decorated bedrooms and the tastefully designed bathrooms

The winding staircase curving its way above the sitting nook, takes us to the comfortable upper bedroom and bathroom zones that open onto spacious balconies from which you can overlook the rolling hills and bushlands
The lounge area has a big fireplace creating a cosy sitting zone for those cooler winter days

The outside area comprises three different levels
The entrance area which leads off to paths meandering down and around to the pool and patio zone and of course there are the upstairs patios and balconies accessed from the bedrooms

The lower ground pool area has a large undercover section decorated with authentic Portuguese tiles
This is a perfect workshop zone
There is also another bedroom which opens onto the courtyard facing the large pool

This is an ideal base for the MyVida transformative wellness activities


The Algarve sits at the southern end of Portugal and is a popular destination for travellers from all corners of the earth

It’s a land of rolling hills and pristine coastlines boasting medieval towns, traditional fishing villages, open-air markets, cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses with lace-patterned chimneys
It is a picturesque zone as famous for its orange and lemon trees as for its fig, olive, almond and carob trees

It has miles of pristine forests and nature reserves, farmlands and hiking trails that enable visitors and locals alike, to enjoy life in an unspoilt wilderness world

The Atlantic ocean, mingled with the Mediterranean, borders the 155km Algarvian coast line. Partly because of its abundant oceans it is an historically wealthy land. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans all had settlements in the region and form part of its rich and varied history

From the 8th century onwards the region developed into the size and shape as we know it today. In the 700’s it was a Moorish kingdom and formed the Western most point of the Iberian empire

The word Algarve comes from the Arabic name Al Gharv, meaning the west.  Traces of Moorish culture can still be seen, most notably in architectural features such as the flat roofs and tall white chimneys. In the 12th century, the Christians began to take over the Algarve and expel the Moors

The region was eventually incorporated into the Kingdom of Portugal and by the 15th century was a key part of the nation’s strong seafaring tradition. Lagos was then the most important town in the Algarve, the residence of Prince Henry the

Navigator, a key figure and catalyst in the early days of the Portuguese Empire
In 1415 a Portuguese fleet of 200 ships, set sail from Lagos starting an Era of maritime discoveries and later taking control over African trade

Our local village

The broader community of Sào Bras de Alportel offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle that could be described as a blend of quintessential Old World and 21st-century New World.  It is a sleeping beauty slowly awakening to its potential as a centre piece to one of the world’s most important limited edition eco tourism regions
It is just beginning to understand the intrinsic value of its wilderness zones and pristine beaches

It is an authentic Portuguese village, once inhabited by the Romans and later by the Moors.  From the 15th century onwards it was a summer residence of the bishops of the Algarve who were drawn to the area’s agreeable climate

Legend has it that Sào Bras is named after Saint Bras, an Armenian martyr, who lived between the third and fourth centuries


Around eighth century AD he became Patron of Medicine

The MyVida transformative wellness program meets the needs of today’s well informed health conscious, global travellers

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