Phone: +44 (0)7737 331225 or +351 962 194175
Lunch: 11am - 2pm
Dinner: M-Th 5pm - 11pm, Fri-Sat:5pm - 1am

Welcome to Sozo Arts Holidays
Creative breaks in beautiful Portugal

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Arts & Art holidays and creative courses in Portugal and beyond...

Taking time out of your life to indulge your creative side is one of the most refreshing and inspirational things you can do for yourself. I speak from experience when I say our creative aspirations are often neglected. How many times have you heard people say “I’ve always wanted to write a book” or “I used to love painting, but I just don’t have the time now”? ‘Creative Holidays’ are fast becoming the new trend, people of all ages are opting for an arts holiday where they focus on photography, cooking, painting, writing, dancing, singing or whatever their passion is. Learn a wide range of inspiring arts courses or specialized creative workshops. Learn, relax and have fun!

Accommodation Only/Bespoke Holidays

Sozo Arts holidays also caters for individuals seeking a relaxing break, groups wanting a creative holiday or groups desiring a bespoke course.

Arts Holidays and creative retreats for 2018:

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At Sozo Arts, our vision is to provide memorable creative activity holidays with great hospitality and tuition. Activity holidays which perfectly combine creativity with leisure in a beautiful setting. Experience has convinced us that everyone is creative given the opportunity and encouragement. The name Sozo Arts is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘health and wholeness,’ which are key benefits of creative activity holidays. If you are a city lover, you may enjoy our new photography course in Lisbon. Our arts base on the Silver Coast is ideally situated close to cultural hot spots such as the charming historical towns of Obidos, Alcobaça, Leiria and Tomar.

Non – Painting Partners are welcome. We can help to arrange a wide range of activities nearby, many of which take advantage of the fantastic coastline including walking, horse riding, cycling, golf, cookery, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and paragliding.

Accommodation Only Bookings – Facilities can be booked by groups or individuals seeking a holiday or quiet retreat, with suggestions for those wishing to do something creative during their stay.

×  “If you’re anything like us  you would find this place on the Silver Coast to be something you might’ve dreamt up. You can cycle, hike, take art classes, photograph or create a piece of pottery! The Sozo Arts base is 10 minutes to the beach, and close to Obidos.  Nestled in the hills of Costa da Prata, local walks provide lush cliff side views of Sao martinho. Rustic and natural, the entire property is surrounded by fig and apple trees.  It is here and at local restaurants we shared  delicious, hearty Portuguese style dinners and fine wines with our hosts, and new friends and hosts Samantha and Kit.
In my mind, it’s these two that set this place apart from all the other places we’ve stayed during our travels. They LOVE what they do, and they are brilliant at it. 
 – Brian & Briana from the USA, September 2014 (via TripAdvisor).

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Sozo Arts Holidays recommended by:






Retreats Association

Partners with:

 Vidados logo 2Vidados Activity holidays

Working with:


Igreja Evangélica Baptista de Caldas da Rainha and Canto da Rola, Caldas da Rainha

×Sozo Arts: sustainable cultural development. Sozo arts courses and holidays are closely integrated with the local communities, and actively support regional business & culture. Thus you’re sure to experience the wonderful warmth of the local people. Part of our ‘mission’ is to promote local culture and to develop international links with arts partners and artists.