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Sintra – March 30, 2016 – Imagine a relaxing yoga class overlooking one of Europe’s most inspiring natural mountain parks. Picture a gentle jog through an historic landscape of
16th century palaces, chapels and ancient monasteries. Now envisage the anticipation of an unhurried walk through medieval royal gardens on the way to a soothing spa treatment.

Penha Longa Resort is offering a unique perspective on summer wellbeing through inspirational sliming, detox and re-energising programmes that celebrate its inimitable natural location — in the heart of 220 hectares of mountain nature reserve — and the royal stories that have informed its centuries-old palace and chapel.

“The palace in our grounds was first used by the Portuguese Royal Family as a cooling summer retreat away from the heat of the city, while the monastery and medieval gardens were established by founding fathers who were seeking a special place of contemplation, tranquility and reflection,” says General Manager David Martinez. “Today the resort continues that tradition of providing a sanctuary of calming inspiration away from the rest of the world.”

The summer wellness programmes at Penha Longa range from three to seven days and are all customised with personal consultations and evaluations to provide a deeply individual experience. Furthermore with unlimited use of the Wellness Center and SPA with Turkish steam, sauna, three pools, oriental garden, Jacuzzi and a new meditation labyrinth, every contemporary indulgence is available to accentuate the sense of exclusive sanctuary.

The ‘Wellness Slim Detox’ and ‘Retreat Re-Energise’ programmes provide bespoke consultations and a holistic approach that encompasses mental clarity, fluid movement and refreshing nutrition. This is achieved through the creation of personalised healthy menus, exclusive training in activities such as yoga, Thai-chi, swimming or tennis as well as invigorating spa treatments designed to refresh and revitalise — many featuring exclusive Natura Bissé skin products.

“For centuries this place has been a place of revitalisation, reflection and calm, I’m delighted that this unique tradition continues at Penha Longa Resort,” added General Manager David Martinez.

For further details contact (351) 21 924 90 11 or