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Sintra – January 6, 2017 – The rarified air of Penha Longa in Portugal and the magnificent natural park setting of the surrounding Sintra Mountains have been celebrated as a place of intense calm and tranquility for hundreds of years.

In the 14th century this deeply spiritual setting inspired the building of a monastery and three centuries later a palace was constructed that soon became a sanctuary of peace for the Portuguese Royal Family away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s capital Lisbon.

“Today Penha Longa Resort continues to build on this tradition of sanctuary by offering a sense of inspirational escape from the over-indulgences of modern life. At the start of the New Year, there is no better place to rebalance your sense of self and revitalise your energy,” says the resort’s General Manager David Martinez.

The resort offers a range of energising experiences and wellness programmes that can be enjoyed over three to seven days or customised to suit individual requirements with access to exceptional facilities that include a wellness centre, sauna, gym, spa, three pools, oriental garden and even a labyrinth designed to inspire meditative mindfulness.

The Wellness Slim Detox, for instance, features a range of training sessions either in the gym or in the resort’s glorious natural surroundings; spa and beauty treatments as well as consultations with specialists that will help inspire a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being as well as improved nutrition.

Meanwhile, the Energising Retreat offers calming insight into better living through homeopathy, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy massages and private specialist sessions designed to unlock the healing power of eating well, mindfulness or fitness training.

“Penha Longa has always been a place that is associated with tranquility, peace and reflection. And in the 21st century nothing has changed. As the New Year begins, we look forward to welcoming those who want to celebrate the start of 2017 inspired by the positive energy of our unique history and extraordinary natural beauty,” said David Martinez.

For reservations and further details, please call (+351) 219 239 650 or email