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D’Alijo Retreat Center
in north portugal

D’Alijo Retreat Center in North Portugal, is a retreat center located in the village of Cabeceiras de Basto in the province of Minho, with its beautiful and UNESCO listed cities as Porto, Braga and Guimaraes.

Porto has an international airport just one
hour away from our retreat center. The area
is well known for its Vinho Verde vineyards,
olive fields and beautiful national parks. Our studio and accommodations are cohesively blended with nature, and is sure to awaken the mind, body and spirit.


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Our purpose is to offer a safe space for retreat organizers, yoga teachers & yoga studio owners to organize their customized and exceptional (yoga) retreats, workshops & Teacher Training.

We have many years of experience and we are capable of tailoring your needs as you desire. D’Alijo’s intention is to nurture its guests by providing a space to learn, develop and grow, coupled with outstanding client communication and customer service.

Since we do have mild winters and can heat all our buildings bookings are accepted year around. D’Alijo boasts an inspiring studio space, along with stylish accommodations, a gorgeous terrace surrounded restaurant set amongst vibrant lush gardens.

Those who join us will feel empowered to reconnect with nature, in a truly spectacular location. We aim to make your event  a rejuvenating and memorable experience. Enjoy your time with us, while experiencing the epitome of yoga bliss.


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We are here to help and to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us.

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River Cabins

5x Twin share or
Single occupancy
En-suite toilet & Shower

Main house rooms

5x Guest rooms in Main house
Single occupancy or
Twin share
En-suite toilet & shower

Mountain lodges

9x Mountain lodge rooms in Chalet style
3 Chalets w/3 single rooms
Single occupancy w/shared facilities

Garden Suites

3x Couple share or
Single occupancy
En-suite toilet & Shower

Top House

Teacher’s accommodation
2x Couple share or
Single occupancy
1x Mezzanine
Shared facilities

Top House

Teacher’s accommodation
2x Couple share or
Single occupancy
1x Mezzanine
Shared facilities


from May – September

What you offer:

Help and collaborate with
the kitchen & restaurant staff.

Hours a week

Kitchen Hand

Help, prepare, and serve meals.


Tidy restaurant and toilets before and after mealtimes.

At least one month in the period May – September.


English fluently, Portuguese, French or Spanish on the side is very helpful.

What you get:

Days off per week

Explore gorgeous landscapes, walking trails, river, natural pool and impressing rock formations. You can use our swimming pool and our gym.

Safari tent

You will have a bed in our Glamping Safari tent and share that tent with the other volunteer. Housekeeping, bedlinen, and towels will be provided by D’Alijo.


You are entitled to a free breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day of your stay.

Free laundry

You can use our laundry room freely.

Transfers to & from D’Alijo

Free transfer from the airport in Porto or train station.

How do I apply?

Send an email to to Bruno Castro our general manager. A short CV and your motivation are enough.