Ruud and Lenie Hopma – Casa Azul
“What Monte Maravilhas means for us: coming home, hospitality, quietness, space, beautiful nature, fantastic star skies and nice contacts. This year we are for the fifth time in Casa Azul. This feels like being our own home. It is cosy, clean and fully equipped.
Usually we are here in February and March. It is great that Prem leaves us space to do what we like, but at the same time is always available to help us.
Regularly we go to see her for a cup of tea and a chat. We enjoy the beautiful hikes, blooming trees, lambs, storks and blue magpies, which if you feed them, come to visit every day. In the course of the years we have seen a lot of changes: an improved access road to Maravilhas, a new kitchen for camping guests, a space for group activities, new terraces near Casa Azul. But what did not change is the heartfulness of Prem and the quietness and beauty of Monte Maravilhas.”
Monique Hollands – participant painting week
“A full week of painting, intense, instructive and learning a lot of new things from Rupa. The group was very relaxed. I enjoyed everyone, made new friends, had special talks.
Also the lunch and dinners were delicious. You could feel the attention and love that was put into it. Beautiful atmosphere and feeling of welcome. Thank you. Love.”
Max Blaauwbroek – participant Vision Quest
“Lately I was a guest on your beautiful place in Portugal. I was there for my vision quest. Unfortunately there was during this journey not a lot of space to really meet you, your place and environment. But on day one I already knew that I will come back again. So I can catch up again.
I want to thank you for your enormous hospitality. The warmth and attention that you and your team put in this place, it is beaming and makes it to a very special place to be. Warm greetings. I hope to see you again.”