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8 Days Baleal Island Surf and Yoga Retreat in Peniche, Portugal

  • Balili House, Rua Doutor José Formosinho Sanches, 35 2520-007 Baleal, Peniche, Leiria, Oeste, Centro, Portugal


Portugal Yoga Retreat and Surfing in Baleal Island

Enjoy the waves in the stunning Baleal Island in Portugal with a side of yoga lessons! The fun of surfing waves will be combined with the relaxing and stretching benefits of yoga with skilled instructors. The beautiful scenery will help you to relax and unwind, while the fresh breeze will ensure your peace of mind. You will definitely feel empowered from this retreat!


  • 6 yoga lessons
  • 5 days of surf classes
  • 1 stand up paddle boarding session
  • Free use of the Jacuzzi and surf equipment
  • Transfer from Peniche bus station
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily homemade meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared double ensuite room at Balili Surfhouse, just 15 meters from Baleal beach. The house is cosy, different, and ideal for chilling with the constant background sound of the waves.

It offers one ensuite double room, two double rooms, and one triple rooms with two bathrooms serving them. The living room is very confortable and the kitchen is fully equipped. There are two terraces, one for yoga practice, and the other has a Jacuzzi with a sea view.

Sample daily schedule


  • 16:00 Check in
  • 21:00 House and surf briefing for the next days

Monday to Wednesday

  • 08:00 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Surf class
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Free time to chill and visit the area
  • 19:30 Dinner


  • 08:00 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Stand up paddle boarding in Lagoa de Obidos
  • 14:00 Lunch in a local restaurant
  • 15:00 Visit to the medieval town of Obidos
  • 19:30 Dinner


  • 08:00 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Surf class
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Free time to chill and visit the area
  • 18:15 Sunset yoga session
  • 19:30 Dinner


  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Surf class
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Free time to chill and visit the area
  • 20:30 Dinner out


  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Hug session
  • 11:00 Check out
  • Stand up paddle boarding session in Lagoa de Obidos
  • Visit to the picturesque medieval town of Obidos

The retreat will take place in a unique location with the best view of the Baleal Island, where you can see the best beaches and surf spots of Peniche. Situated just a few steps from the beach, the house could not have a better location for a holiday of surfing and yoga.

Nearby place

  • Cantinho da Baía - 2 minutes
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), 43 miles
  • Prainha and Lagido - 2 minutes
  • Supertubos - 5 minutes

The price of the package includes all meals. Breakfast will be served buffet-style each morning, while for every lunch and dinner, you will be served homemade vegetarian or pescatarian menu.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Pescatarian
  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 1 SUP session in the breathtaking Lagoa de Obidos
  • 5 days of surf classes
  • 6 yoga lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily homemade meals
  • Excursion to the picturesque medieval town of Obidos
  • Free use of the Jacuzzi and surf equipment
  • Insurance
  • Transfer from Peniche bus station

Driving directions from Lisbon

  • Take the A8 in the direction of Leiria and drive for 70 kilometers until you find exit 14 to Peniche.
  • Enter the IP6 and follow the direction to Peniche.
  • When you arrive in Peniche, you will find a series of roundabouts.
  • On the first two roundabouts, you should go straight.
  • On the third roundabout, turn right on the first exit to Baleal.
  • After five minutes of driving along the dunes, you’ll see Baleal Island on your left side.
  • Take the second exit on the last roundabout and cross to Baleal Island where you will the retreat destination.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at an extra cost.

Arrival by bus

There isn't a direct bus from the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to Balili. However, you can take a taxi, which will cost you 10 EUR, from the airport to one of these bus stations; Sete Rios bus station (10 Euros) and Campo Grande bus station (10 Euros).

You may check out the bus timetables at their websites. Make sure you go all the way until the bus stops in the last and terminal station. Just let Balili Surf House know what time your bus arrives in Peniche and one of them will pick you up at the station. The transfer from the bus station is included in the package.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

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    Review by Mj Kinnear from United Kingdom

    CONS Cons: These aren't negative, just things you might want to bear in mind. The place is quite small so in certain rooms you might hear noises from the adjacent living room. The evening meal is the bigger meal, so you have to adapt to a smaller lunch, ask for a bigger packed lunch or plan differently! (I eat a lot) I didn't like not being able to have a longer holiday!

    PROS Pros: I enjoyed having a balanced day and week set out for us. Doing other activities helps support your body in surfing. The trip to Xe's Yoni surfboard place was great. I really enjoyed being in an international community of people who love the outdoors, good food and surfing. The people were all nice and friendly and there's a real community who want you to enjoy and get better at surfing - especially Carlos and his van! It felt really inclusive. There's also access to so many different beaches and waves. And the beach by the place is so long, you can run or walk there at certain times of the day and not see many people. The accommodation is neat and clean. It's a gift to look through the window to check the surf conditions! Staff are often in the place hanging out so you can ask them for things if you need. They are really responsive.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-18 20:30:02


  • Review by Irene Felipe Diaz

    "Definitely one of the best places I've ever been. The place, the location, the people... Can't wait to come back!!"

    Balili Surf House Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Patricia Franco from Alenquer, Portugal

    "We love and want to repeat the experience... a fantastic place, very well decorated, and with the best view in the world!!"

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  • Review by Thomas Blacharz

    "Can't wait to be back in Peniche! This is my new home! :)"

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  • Review by Myriam

    "Best place to stay, can't wait to come back!!! Carlos' team are the most joyful, helpful, and lovely people you can have as hosts. See you very soon!"

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  • Review by Esther Masemann

    "It was a really nice place, they have a Jacuzzi. Clean, tidy, comfy. Samuel is a great guy and easy to contact at any time and will help you with everything he can; board rental, massages :) All together it was awesome."

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  • Review by Liz Gifford

    "Our stay at Samuel's place was fantastic. Awesome location in between two surf beaches. Nicely decorated and comfortable on the inside. Great terrace and hot tub. Samuel was extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again. Obrigada!"

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  • Review by Yaron

    "Samuel was kind and precise, he came to pick us up on time and was very hospitable. We enjoyed staying with him."

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  • Review by Mario Nebl

    "Samuel was super nice and helpful, making our stay a relaxing and smooth experience. Would definitely book again!"

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Peniche, Portugal

Balili Surf House in Baleal Island is located 15 meters from the famous Baleal Beach. The house can comfortably offer an ideal environment where you can relax and unwind while surfing and doing yoga.

Speaks English

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8 days / 7 nights


This vacation is available from February to November, with arrival on Sunday.

Low season
  • February 26 - May 27


  • July 17 - September 2



Mid season


  • May 28 - July 1


  • September 3 - November 11



High season


  • July 2 - July 16


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