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Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 14 participants
All meals included

Welcome a New Year and get the best of both yoga and surfing with Buddha Retreats in Portugal. It doesn’t matter if you are a total beginner or an experienced surfer, the Peniche region offers quality waves for all levels. The combination of yoga, surf, and fresh healthy food will make you feel healthy and energized. This retreat is the perfect escape from your daily life to nourish your mind and body.

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  • Daily surf theory and lessons
  • Daily yoga classes in a heated yoga studio
  • Certified instructors for surfing and yoga practices
  • Special New Year’s dinner and movie night
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Buddha Retreats’ property consists of a main house, several additional buildings, terraces, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, a swimming pool, a small river, fruit trees, a meditation garden, and rural land. The gardens surrounding the main house have around 5,000 square meters and offer enough space to relax.

There are five double or twin rooms with shared bathrooms, two single rooms with shared bathrooms, and three rooms with en-suite bathrooms for up to three people. For your retreat, you have the option to stay either in a comfortable single or twin room.


The daily program in this retreat is always adjusted to suit the surf conditions of that day. The morning sessions are more active and designed to energize and prepare for the surf lessons. The evening sessions will have a more restorative nature to relax the muscles. The yoga classes will take place in the heated indoor studio.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:30 Healthy and energizing breakfast
  • 10:00 Surfing (theory and lessons in the water)
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner


Carljin Cornelisse
Carlijn is one of the in-house yoga instructors and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. She took her first yoga class while traveling in Central America and even though it was hard work she immediately felt the benefits. Her teachers Cle Souren, Delilah King, and Rembert Petrus have been guiding her and teaching her over the last few years and she is currently preparing for the next level of certification. As she loves to surf, she has been working on special sequences for surfers.


Buddha Retreats is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Columbeira, Portugal. Located in a beautiful and peaceful environment, Buddha Retreats is a perfect setting to escape from daily life.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon, 70 kilometers



  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool


  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • River
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


As a part of your yoga and surf retreat, Buddha Retreats will provide you with daily delicious and healthy meals. Buddha Retreats serves an abundance of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, often coming from their own garden or the local markets. The menu is based on the philosophy of whole foods, so Buddha Retreats avoids processed foods and preservatives.

In the morning, you will be served a healthy and energizing breakfast which includes fresh fruit, homemade granola, freshly baked bread, and banana bread among other things. Throughout your stay, you can also enjoy fresh coffee, herbal teas, and purified water as much as you wish. During dinner time, you will be served Portuguese red and white wines.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

At additional cost, Buddha Retreats can arrange an optional trip to the medieval village of Obidos.

Spa treatments

Massage treatments are available at extra fees.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Daily surf lessons for three days
  • Daily yoga class
  • Tea and fruit during the day
  • Transfers from and to Bombarral bus station

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Arrival by bus

From the airport, take a taxi and get off at the Campo Grande bus terminal which is only two and a half kilometers away from the airport. From the Campo Grande terminal, buses leave frequently to Bombarral (around 45 minutes ride). The bus to Bombarral leaves on the right side of the terminal in a side street (when looking towards the football stadium) opposite a tall green building.

Upon your arrival in Bombarral bus station, Buddha Retreats Yoga & Surf will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. The pick-up is included in the price.

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