Christina Lopes’ HEART ACCELERATOR 2022 Retreat: Add-on Packages & Activities

The Heart Accelerator is a unique group retreat, designed to accelerate the healing of major wounds, help you get unstuck, and create massive energy shifts in your whole being.

The next 7-day retreat will be from April 24 – May 1, 2022 in the south of Portugal at the VidaMar Resort Hotel. Participants can also enjoy especially selected Pre and Post-Retreat activities in the Algarve or a visit to the breathtaking paradise of the Azores Islands, in Portugal.

1) Activities near the VidaMar Resort Hotel

Choose from several group activities organized specifically for retreat participants including:

  • Hike along the SEVEN HANGING VALLEYS TRAIL – This is a truly spectacular coastal trail along the top of spectacular cliffs overlooking turquoise ocean waters, natural arches and rock formations with time to enjoy the truly unique Benagil beach and caves. Considered by many to be the best hike in the Algarve, this winding and fragrant trail takes us through some of the most beautiful natural gems of the Algarve. (Full Day including a boxed lunch – $75 USD to $100 USD)
  • KAYAK along the Algarve’s unique coastline from a completely different perspective from the sea. (2-3 hours $55 USD)
  • CAVES AND DOLPHINS BOAT CRUISE – explore costal cliffs, caves and beaches as well as an opportunity to see dolphins and other local marine species. (2.5 hours $55 USD)


Turn your HEART ACCELERATOR retreat into a unique vacation with a special visit to Christina’s native São Jorge Island!

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants who attended the September 2021 HEART ACCELERATOR retreat, we will be offering 4 and 7-day add-on packages to the Azores Islands so that you can also enjoy some unique island activities. The Azores Islands, an archipelago of Portugal, can be easily reached from Lisbon (2.5 hour flight) or on a stop-over flight from the US or Canada on your way to / from continental Portugal.

Video: Highlights of São Jorge Island

Add-on Guided Packages to the Azores Islands include:

  • 4-Day – April 19th to 23rd arrival and departure from São Jorge Island ($1,500 USD)
  • 4-Day – May 1st to May 5th arrival and departure from São Jorge Island ($1,500 USD)
  • 7-Day – May 1st to May 8th arrival at São Jorge Island for 4 nights and then 3 nights on Pico Island which includes a day-trip to Faial Island (departure from Pico Island) ($2,500 USD)

Given only a small number of rooms are being made available for these Packages, we encourage you let us know of your interest in joining one of these groups as soon as possible and preferably before February 28, 2022 (updated).

Add-on Packages include: accommodations, meals, land and sea transportation, activities, tips and gratuities. Flights and insurance are not included.

4 – Day Guided Package:

Enjoy some of Christina’s unique nature walks and hikes that you’ve seen in many of her videos. This package includes a special day long hike to the Caldeira do Senhor Santo Cristo which is considered by many to be the best hike of the Azores and, weather permitting, a boat ride along São Jorge’s unique coastline.

Optional Climb to the Summit of Pico Mountain

For those keen on climbing Pico Mountain, Portugal’s tallest point, you can swap-in a couple of days to take a short ferry ride to Pico Island to enjoy a guided climb up Pico Mountain. ($375 USD supplement – only breakfast is included during the side-trip to Pico Island).


7 – Day Guided Package:

In addition to the 4-Day Package, you will also explore neighboring Pico and Faial Islands where you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage wine vineyards and museum, a nature walk and visit to the picturesque port village of Madalena. You’ll also enjoy a day trip to Faial Island to visit Capelinhos (the Pompeii of the Azores), enjoy the historic port city of Horta & a guided tour of the island.

3) DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) Personalized Itinerary

We can help you create a DIY personalized travel plan so that it includes activities specifically suited to meet your needs and preferences and can offer recommendations related to accommodations, transportation, transfers and, depending on the city, even suggestions for restaurants or other local activities. We’ll guide you through the different options and, in most cases, make the reservations for you and work out the details. With this option you will be able to pay the service provider(s) directly.

The cost of this personalized service for 1 or 2 travellers is:

  • 150€ for 4 days or less
  • 275€ for 5-10 days
  • 350€ for 11 days or more

Prices for groups of 3 or more travelers are also available upon request

Discover the splendors of S. Miguel Island with a DIY personalized itinerary

We can also customize a personalized side trip to S. Miguel Island so that you and enjoy it’s unique offerings of enchanting, lush, green flora, thermal water spas, natural fumaroles, tea plantations and much more. S. Miguel is an ideal stop as you make your way back home. The personalized itinerary can include:

  • Day trip to Furnas to admire the geo-thermal phenomena of the active fumaroles and then relax in hot thermal springs water and a walk through the luxuriant vegetation of the Terra Nostra Park
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Hikes to suit your preferences (there are many trails of various lengths & difficulties to select from)
  • Visit a 19th Century Tea Plantation & enjoy a relaxing cup of tea
  • Visit the centuries old capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada

Short Video: Top 10 Things to see on São Miguel Island

Contact us for more information to make your retreat complete!

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