7 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Sagres, Portugal

  • Hotel Memmo Baleeira, Sitio da Baleeira 8650-357 Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Yoga Retreat

Join Freeride Yoga Surf on a week of yoga and surf retreat in a wonderful ocean view. There will be relaxing yoga sessions with daily surf classes on the best beaches of Portugal in the Sagres area. During this surf yoga holiday you will have a full surf course with surf classes everyday on the most wonderful beaches of the Algarve Portugal.

Highlights

  • 4 surf lessons
  • 5 morning yoga classes
  • Experienced yoga and surf instructors
  • Lunch boxes for the surfing days
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this yoga retreat you will be accommodated in Memmo Baleeira Hotel or in Pura Vida guesthouse next to the hotel, according to your options and budget for the holiday.

Memmo Baleeira Hotel

Situated in Costa Vicentina Natural Park, the Memmo Baleeira Hotel is surrounded by stunning deserted beaches and the wild nature of an unforgettable beauty. Characterized by its relaxing, contemporary atmosphere of design, this 4-star design hotel has everything you need for a break or a holiday retreat in the relaxing and beautiful town of Sagres, in the Algarve region of Portugal.

The resort has 144 rooms and family friendly suites with views over the sea and over the Baleeira Harbor. The hotel's facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool with magnificent ocean views and an area for spa treatments and massages also equipped with a sauna, Turkish bath, gym, heated indoor pool.

The shared suite room can sleep 3 - 5 people. Two people will stay in single bedrooms and one will stay in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed. This option the suite will be shared by 3 people. The third person to book gets the sofa bed. There is also suite with 2 bedrooms, so the fifth person to book gets the sofa bed. The bathroom and the kitchenette are shared.

In the double suite option, only 2 persons will stay in the whole suite and the bedroom is for 2 people, either in a twin or a double room. Or if it's requested, one can sleep in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed.

Pura Vida Guesthouse

This lovely and typical Sagres house has two dorm rooms, kitchen facilities, living room and one bathroom in the main house. You are free to cook, use the fridge and all kitchen utensils and appliances for your meals and to chill, read, play games, watch TV, play piano and guitar and so much more on our living room. Outside the hostel, you can find proper relaxing areas - a veranda with a hammock right next to the garden, bean bags or just sit on the grass we keep for you. The studio is right next to the house and it is self-contained with a kitchenette, bathroom and a room for up to 4 people.

Every morning yoga classes at the beach by a professional certified yoga teacher, giving you the best yoga instructions. Surf lessons with qualified surf instructors and all surf gear (high quality wetsuits and boards) and insurances. Transport between hotel and local beaches (chosen according to best conditions of the day).

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • Check in during the afternoon

Day 2, 3, 4 and 6

  • Waking up
  • 08:00 Yoga class at the beach (100 meters from guesthouse and hotel)
  • Breakfast at the hotels / guesthouse buffet
  • Departure to the beach
  • Surf lessons
  • Lunch at the beach
  • More surf classes
  • Time for yourself to have dinner and relax

Day 5

  • Waking up
  • 08:00 Yoga class (100 meters from guesthouse and hotel)
  • Breakfast at the hotels / guesthouse buffet
  • Pick up the lunch box at the hotel reception
  • Free day - This day there will not be surfing, is a day to relax or do some other activity.

Day 7

  • Waking up
  • Breakfast at the hotels buffet
  • Check out and goodbye

Freeride Sagres Surf School

In a village surrounded by sea and considered to be one of the best surfing spots in Europe, you could never leave here without having a surfing experience. At Freeride Sagres Surf School, you can enjoy all of your surfing experience with the help of our professional and experienced team.

Combined with the excellent conditions of Algarve and the coaching from our pro-level team of surf coaches certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation, and led by professional surfer and former top 16 national surfer, Joo Mealha, you will find that your surfing experience progresses beyond recognition whether you are trying to catch your first wave, or you are building on an already solid surfing foundation, or even if you are an experienced and adventurous surfer looking for some hardcore breaks with the help of a local guide.

The hotel is located within easy access to the excellent breaks of the region and when there are no classical waves breaking at the Sagres beach right at our backyard, we will move to the beach with the best surfing conditions of the day. Here, the options run from easy, slow breaking beach breaks, to fast and strong point breaks. These are the qualities that make this destination ideal for any surfers, beginner to advanced.

Sagres is an unexplored surfing paradise located at the extreme southwest of Portugal in Europe, or the end of the world as the Romans liked to call it. Within the Southwestern Alentejo Nature Park, it is built on magnificent cliffs that have been sculpted by nature and time.

Sagres is surrounded by wild nature, far from the mass touristic activities that cover most of the Algarve region of Portugal. Here, the monumental rock cliffs along the coast contrast the long stretches of white sandy beaches.

The a traditional fishing town of Sagres offers you a chance to sample the renowned gastronomy of the region, with several restaurants near the hotel serving excellent fresh fish. Sagres is also full of ancient sailor legends and historic monuments. It was from here that the Portuguese sailors departed for their maritime discoveries.

Nearby places

  • Martinhal Beach - 10 minutes walking
  • Mareta Beach - 10 minutes walking
  • Tonel Beach - 20 minutes walking
  • Beliche Beach - 5 minutes driving

Breakfast and lunch are provided by the hotel (prepared with local flavor and fresh ingredients), a packed lunch is prepared for the surfing days. For the other days participants are on their own for dinner during this week. There are so many wonderful local options where you can enjoy the fresh flavors of Sagres including fish and shellfish from the coast just by a walking distance from the hotel. Breakfast is served at the amazing hotel buffet with great variety of goodies, healthy picnic lunch served at the beach.

  • Bike rides
  • Dolphin watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking along the coast with local guide
  • SUP (stand up paddle)
  • Scuba diving
  • Visit Sagres fortress
  • Windsurf

At Memmo Baleeira, you will find wellbeing for your body and mind. We have created a space especially for your pleasure and relaxation, with a range of offerings from a simple massage to specific treatments by specialists. The SPA treatments are included in the price only if you take the deluxe package at the Memmo Hotel.

  • 4 surfing days with lessons of 3 hours
  • 5 yoga sessions of 1h30 every morning
  • 6 nights accommodation at Hotel Memmo Baleeira or at Pura Vida dive house
  • Daily breakfast buffet with tasty and healthy foods
  • Free use of Spa facilities (only if you take deluxe Memmo hotel option)
  • Packed picnic lunch at the beach every day with surf lessons
  • Dinners are not included so that you can explore Sagres flavors in the many restaurants you can find just in a walking distance from the hotel!

Driving directions from Vicentines Coast

  • Follow through the highway A2 Algarve and exit on Beja-Ferreira.
  • After the toll, go through the national road N262 via Algarve-Ourique. Then, turn right on the exit Alvalade/Cercal and continue forward.
  • Enter the village of Cercal and continue forward. At the roundabout, take the second exit to the national road N390 via Lagos/Milfontes.
  • Enter the village of Brunheiras. At the first and second roundabout, exit on the second exit via Milfontes/Odemira and continue forward until the third roundabout.
  • At the third roundabout, take the second exit to the national road N393 via Odemira. At the next roundabout, take the exit to Odemira and continue forward.
  • Turn right at the exit to Cabo Sardo/Zambujeira. Then, make a soft turn right to the national road N120 via Lagos.
  • Pass the village of Estribeira and continue forward. At the crossroad, take the first exit via Lagos. Then, at the roundabout, take the second exit (continue forward) via Lagos.
  • Arrive in Aljezur, at the rotunda, and take the first exit on the right, towards the national road N120 Lagos/Bordeira and continue forward. Then, take the exit to Sagres/Vila do Bispo/Carrapateira/Bordeira.
  • Arriving at Vila do Bispo, continue until the roundabout and take the exit to Sagres.
  • Arriving at Sagres, continue forward and at the roundabouts, follow the exits to Baleeira/Hotel. At the last roundabout, continue forward and find the hotel at the end of the street.

Driving directions via the highway

  • Follow the highway A2 towards Algarve and take the last exit to Portimo/Lagos.
  • Continue via A22 Via do Infante and take the second exit to Lagos via Sagres/Vila do Bispo.
  • Arriving at Sagres, continue forward and at the roundabouts, follow the exits to Baleeira/Hotel. At the last roundabout, continue forward and find the hotel at the end of the street.

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Faro (FAO) or you can fly to Lisbon Airport (LIS). You can ask for a taxi transfer from Faro Airport to the hotel which costs about 85 EUR.

GPS

3700'37.11''N - 855'53.15''W

Distances

  • Faro Airport (FAO), 120 kilometers
For information about the booking conditions, please send Freeride Yoga Surf an inquiry.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

  • Review by Sarah D'Eer
    10 out of 10

    "It was a beautiful and stress-free week - just what I was looking for. The team was awesome and did everything to make it more incredible. Yoga was just perfect. Michael is a super patient and passionate teacher, and I enjoyed doing yoga with him a lot. The surf was fun, and the hotel with beautiful views and friendly staff helped to make the week perfect. Thanks a lot!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from London
    10 out of 10

    "Had a great week learning to surf (nearly from scratch) and after a few days was pretty confident standing up. Most of all I had a lot of fun with Hugo who is not only a great instructor but also fantastic company! "

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  • Review by A traveler from Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Cannot recommend enough! The staff are brilliant. Hired wetsuits, boards, transfer in minibus to beaches and lessons - all well organised, professional and above all brilliant fun! No matter what level you are made to feel that one day you could be a top surfer. We paid for the 3 hour lesson over 4 days - this turned out to be full days- which was great. Minibus transfer with all the gear meant you are ready to suit up and go when at the beach - and if the beach didn't have surf - there are 15 others to choose from, all within 20 minutes drive. The 3 staff who were with us were relaxed, funny, interested and interesting - we could not fault them at all. If you are going to surf with anyone - choose these guys!! "

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  • Review by A traveler from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "This is the surf school for you if you are looking for surf lessons in a small group at an affordable price. Unlike many other surf school in the area, Freeride limits the numbers of surfers per lesson. This means that you get real one to one attention. The coach are amazing and really take the time to teach you surfing progressively. They come in the water with you, always put safety first, and are good fun too. Another thing to mention is the top quality of the wet suit and the board. Highly recommended! "

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  • Review by Matthias K from Graz, Austria
    10 out of 10

    "A friend and I booked a 3 day course in August. Since that was the first surf lessons we ever had, we didn't know what to expect. Therefore, we were really happy as everything, including the organizational matters, were done pretty easy a few days before the course. The staff was super friendly and the school's surf cabin on a small beach close to Raposeira became a nice place to chill after the lessons. After the second day we chose to have a break for one day – no problem at all. Our class was perfectly small compared to other schools we saw there. One coach was training with 4-6 people instead of 10 to 25 (!!!) people per coach. The training model was pretty simple and exactly how I like it: warm-up together, one to three exercises on the beach and then - into the water! You always had the chance to ask the coaches for advice, otherwise they let you surf and make you own experiences without much interruption (my other sport coaches in Austria do it the same way). I read on comments below that the surf experience may be limited due to the fixed surf location. At some point that’s true, but for me it was no problem at all and the waves were totally sufficient for beginners, as far as I can say. But this way you will never end up chasing waves for hours and additionally you have a nice shady place where you can refresh or store our stuff. I really enjoyed the surf and the atmosphere there. Thanks to Rita, Tatiana, Hugo and all the other really cool people at Free Ride Surf School. "

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  • Review by Cleo Vissers from The Hague, The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Good school, they offer 3 hours for 55 euro but it is actually a full day of lessons. The teachers are great fun an give good lessons. Suited for kids from age 12. (waves are high for younger kids). The lessons are given at Cordoama Beach, a good Beach to spend the day with the family while the kids have their surf lesson. "

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Good surf school, I visited in winter but they sorted me out with a great coach who was happy to take me to wherever the waves were best for my level. Good equipment (Xcel and Billabong wetsuits and range of boards). Ask for Hugo if you want good coaching and a laugh while you're in the water."

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  • Review by Adriana from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "It was my second time learning surf, my first in Portugal. Service, equipment and teaching were great. Marta and her team take the time to explain and also to correct you while you are on the water. I highly recommend to go and surf with Freeride surfcamp ;) Additionally, that area is just amazingly beautiful!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "The school is located at Memmo hotel. The provide with free transportation to Cordoama beach where they have the base. Marta and her team are 100% customer oriented so they try everybody to enjoy with the surf lessons. Good wetsuits and surf boards. Thank you Marta for a great surf week."

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  • Review by a traveler from Lisbon, Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "I have attended this school in Sagras and can only say that it was fabulous! I improved enormously and the teachers were great. Marta who runs Freeride is also a great surfer and all the teachers know their subject well. Go and enjoy!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Lisbon, Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "I have attended this school in Sagras and can only say that it was fabulous! I improved enormously and the teachers were great. Marta who runs Freeride is also a great surfer and all the teachers know their subject well. Go and enjoy!"

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  • Review by Jonny from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Attached to the Memmo Baleeira total where we stayed is the Freeride Surf school. If you are learning to surf for the first time, or need some more advanced instruction or a personal guide to the best waves in the Sagres region, this is the team for you.A very approachable attitude, with a great balance between fun and focused instruction the team will help motivate you to achieve more than you ever thought you could before you entered the surf.Taking the time to explain about the sea, the surf and the dynamic environment you are entering really helped the overall instruction experience.The equipment (wetsuit / board) is top notch and transport to and from the beach is all included as part of the price, which was great value. You never felt like you were on the clock at all. Our instructor Joao was simply, brilliant."

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Sagres, Portugal

Located in the Memmo Baleeira Hotel, Sagres, we hold surf yoga retreats and holidays. Discover the best of Portugal with the help of our local staff!

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from July to September with arrival on Monday, departure on Sunday.

 

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