Janaury 2024 , looking forward to a wonderful 2024 , welcome 
June 2023 , a little update 
A group of people they call themselves the " puravida foundation " has joined Shangri-La 
Sharing similar visions ,They have been offered some land to be used to start create their vision .
Welcome & good luck 
They are starting really from " scratch "  , off grid on a high terrace in the valley  .
We follow with joy & interest  their adventure & progress 
For some pictures  see : https://www.instagram.com/quinta_shangrila/

2022 Just a little upadte to say everythiing is going well We are still here
regenarating our land , we have 4 new cachena calfs . Despite lockdowns Shangri-La has been
open all the time .

June 2020     The shangri-La " concept " has shown just in recent occasions ( i.e. "corona" ) , to be a very good concept. Things are going very well and it is a satisfaction and happiness  being  blessed to be here and be able to welcome people in need & searching for  a environment as Shangri-La can offer.    Last year we had a terrible drought but this year has rained more            ( more is welcome ! ) river is full and so the damms &well , lots more fruit trees have been planted , 40 pawpaw ( not papaya ! ) the first banana have been harvested !   Welcome !


1 of februari  to 4 februari 2018

Organic Retreat – Bio-dynamic Farm Weekend Raw Food & Fermentation https://exploreraw.com/holidays/organic-retreat/

We are proud to announce an exclusive fermentation retreat with raw food chef Stephanie Jeffs and Stefano Novellino at the farm. If you are ready to indulge in a weekend of feasting on fermented foods and creating dishes with us that will improve your gut health we invite you to join us!
Currently booking: 
February 1 - 4th 2018
September 6 - 9th 2018

 December 2018 , we have survived a dramatical summer , were shangri-la has burned down to 70% ! under the summer wildfires devastating algarve , lots of 2 year hard work has been destroyed. The house was miraculously safe !    The " banana" garden is recovering surprisingly well, new mango trees have been planted , aloevera,moringa papaya are all doing well together the sugar cane is amazing nearly 3 meters high surprisingly thinking that the "banana garden has been digged out from the rock ! but appearently the good work has shown results !!              Also this year the first gardening experiments with manioc ( cassava ) and Taro. Also Karkade/roselle (hibiscus sabdariffa) and Tulsi have been grown in larger amounts ,to be used as a tea for combucha.   unfortunately the Macadamia orchard has been destroyed/burned to 95%,so , also the new planted almond orchard........life goes on.....


Summer 2017 , a banana garden has been planned and done , to minimize  frost risks,searching for a better microclimate, half way up the hill ,facing south, digged in the mountain, the bananas are doing well, also moringa,aloe,sugarcane,and a few mango trees. Good fun and intresting project to follow.

Over the winter stefano is going to build a heating system based on a rocket stove burning principle. That will be implemented on a cooking stove at the bottom apartment and into a mass heater for the guest house.    Maybe we find time to publish photos when it is ready .... 

End of november 2016 a Eco reforestation program will be held at Shangri-la , we are going to plant thousands of trees, bushes and seeds , in order to improve the biodiversity and habitat at the farm.

November 2016 , The garden is growing, fruit trees have been planted ,many friends and many helping hands have visited shangri-la and the first rooms are getting ready and we have welcomed the first guests.

Updates will follow later on ..........

10 of january 2016 , S.L. has just been purchased , we have  access to the property from the 1/3.