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Reviews (253)

Anna Papagrigoraki

from Germany, July 2024

"Great Yoga sessions, cute rooms, nice vibes"

-The rooms are Cosy and clean

-the breakfast is very tasty and there is something for every kind of diet

-yoga with Isabel is in itself an experience, really amazing

Fidan Aliyeva

from Germany, July 2024

"Surf Camp in Golden Waves July"

The instructors are very helpful and friendly, breakfast os great

Heidi Saarinen

from Finland, July 2024

"A lovely surf and yoga camp"

Both yoga and surf teachers and the lessons were excellent! I only did Yin yoga, but it worked perfectly after the surf. The main house was nice and offered a number of places where to hang out. The breakfast was really good.

Anya Gregory

from Belgium, June 2024

"Great retreat"

Although yoga is definitely less popular than surfing, the quality of the yoga classes is amazing. I truly enjoyed the daily vinyasa, meditation and yin classes. The facilities were great and instructors knew their stuff!! I tried the surfing and though I am a true beginner I also enjoyed myself thoroughly. The beach is beautiful also, so that’s an added bonus. Breakfast was healthy and plentiful!

Amy Kaur

from Great Britain, June 2024

"Golden Love 💛"

Golden Waves has the perfect balance of an amazing location, social and chilled vibes. Isabel’s classes were always so interesting and enlightening, leaving with new ways to incorporate the gems learnt in class into real life. Laura created a relaxing space for yoga and sounds. Her morning classes were energetic to start the day in a positive way.

Mariana on reception was polite and very welcoming.

Thank you Golden Waves.

Baher Barakat

from Germany, June 2024

The instructors were great, the camp was nice and well equipped, and the vibes were very cool!


from Great Britain, June 2024

"Excellent experience "

Absolutely loved our experience! The facilities are great, breakfast was lovely, the surf instructors were great and really helped improve our technique. The yoga was different to what I am used to but in a great way! It helped us relax and recover each evening both in body and in mind. I plan to start including this type of yoga into my daily routine. Yara, who manages the place in the day, is very helpful, approachable, and flexible with anything else you need. Thanks to all we had such a great stay!


from Germany, May 2024

"Great surfing experience "

the instructors are really professional, helpful and responsible. feel really around them. Really appreciate their efforts!

Stéphanie Ruard

from France, May 2024

Emplacement : proximité de l'océan

Lieu calme

Appartement bien décoré et équipement de qualité

Vélo à disposition de bonne qualité

Cours de yoga intermédiaire

Ruta Baines

from Great Britain, May 2024

"Not good for yoga "

Breakfast of good quality. House standard good but noisy and very cold in the weather. Think it is meant for surfers not yoga. They need to get the yoga right - this was a huge disappointment for me

Sophia Wille

from Great Britain, May 2024

The yoga classes in the mornings and evenings were amazing. The instructor explained it well and was very supportive. :) Same for the surfing instructors all very nice and helpful for any kind of level.

the location is walking distance to the beach which is great. Accommodation very beautiful. I had a good time and met some nice people. Would definitely recommend it.

Will Russell

from Spain, May 2024

"Great Instructors and a Welcoming Environment "

The instructors were enthusiastic and friendly. Not to mention, they're very knowledgeable about all things surf. They're quick to give you helpful instructions and improve your skills. Would definitely recommend.

Aymane Benhamdi

from Poland, April 2024

"Very good experience "

Friendly and welcoming staff, The instructors are so cool and patient, the food is good

Andrei Baroian

from Netherlands, April 2024

"Couple surf"

Because it was not busy the instructors could focus more on each of us individually. We also had access to a tennis field, basketball and football field and a swimming pool nearby the villas. We had bikes available that we could use to get into town. The breakfast was really good and fulfilling it had even some avocado and fruit salad and a grill to make sandwiches.

The instructors Ricardo and Danni knew how to inspire and make us feel confident but also learn a lot of new stuff as beginners. And the vibes at the surf lessons were very chill and you could really feel like you are in a holiday.

Helene Weis

from Germany, November 2023

"Es war soooooo toll!"

Ich war eine Woche im Camp zum Surfen lernen und Yoga machen. Ich hatte eine unvergessliche Zeit. Die Surflehrer hatten einen tollen Vibe. Die Atmosphäre im Haus war immer toll und ich habe ganz viele tolle Menschen kennengelernt. Ich empfehle das Camp auf jeden Fall weiter und würde immer wieder kommen 🫶


from Isle of Man, October 2023

"Lovely place and can’t wait to return "

Great facilities, location and organisation.

Muhammad Awaab Afzal

from Germany, October 2023

"Highly recommended"

Location was super, very secluded place, and the instructors were very kind and patient with each member.


from Germany, October 2023

"Eine Woche mit mir selbst in tollster Gesellschaft "

Es war eine richtig tolle Woche. Ich habe mit dem Surfen eine neue Leidenschaft entdeckt. Die Surf Lehrer sind alle super nett und sehr kompetent. Ich fand, dass die Kursgruppen manchmal etwas zu groß waren. Aber trotzdem hatten die Lehrer alle im Blick.

Die Unterkunft und das Frühstück ist einfach perfekt. Das Frühstück gesund vielfältig und die Unterkunft sauber, man hat alles, was man braucht und es liegt immer ein leichter Geruch von Räucherstäbchen in der Luft. Loved it!

Das Yoga war nicht so mein Geschmack. Die Yoga Lehrerin, Isabelle ist sehr kompetent und sehr nett. Die Stunden waren an sich super, aber für meinen Geschmack war es ein bisschen zu viel Chanting und relaxing. Aber wer das mag, für den ist auch das perfekt!

Thanks to all the teachers and Lucinda for the great stay!


from Great Britain, October 2023

"Yoga Retreat "

Whilst technically not a yoga retreat but a surf camp it was a fabulous experience. I was made to feel inclusive safe and very welcome as a female lone traveller. You have use of the pool and bicycles too. My only concern was that the dorm was mixed and would of been nice to have known this prior to booking. However there were no concerns and everyone was amazing. Definitely a place to revisit. Thanks Lucinda and the team x

Georgi Kostadinov

from Germany, October 2023

"Just an amazing time"

I spent a week in Golden Waves and booked only surfing lessons but everyone was so excited for the Yoga sessions with Isabel so I joined few yoga classes too and I was really happy that I made this decision.

The conditions for surfing wasn’t the best /it’s ocean/ but our instructors try their best to find a great spots where we can still, as a fully beginners were able to catch some waves and enjoy the time on the beach thank you Leo, Mario, Gonsalo, Juan you did amazing job with us ❤️

And on the top of the great experience in the camp my 1st great impression was the fact that you got picked from the train station in Ovar and don’t need to stress to find a taxi after the whole journey to Portugal thank you, Lucinda 🙏 you did a great job with keep everything organised and made everyone feel home!!

Athena Tam

from Netherlands, September 2023

"An amazing community experience"

Clean accommodation, Lucinda is so welcoming and always wiling to help. The instructors are friendly and experienced. I was lucky that my fellow lodgers were all so friendly and we made quick friends to watch the sunset, eat and hang out with! Surfing itself was tough, but loved it. Yoga was a perfect balance between tough in the morning and chilled/relaxing/stretching post yoga.

Snishtha Bhatiaa

from Italy, September 2023

"Great people, surf and yoga"

A well-run surf camp offers a variety of additional activities like tennis, basketball, and pool. Despite being a beginner, I was able to ride some small waves by the end of the camp. The instructors were skilled and excellent teachers. Isabel's yoga sessions were outstanding, blending various levels of vinyasa and yin for all abilities. It's a fantastic place to connect with lovely people of all ages, and as someone who appreciates small towns, I also liked the lodge's location. I would go again!

Callum Walsh Nixon

from Ireland, September 2023

"Excellent experience "

The atmosphere was amazing, beautiful location with an easy walk or cycle into the local town or beach. Members of staff where helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed the Golden Waves Yoga and Surf Experience.


from Great Britain, September 2023

"Nice place, not my kind of yoga "

The place is very nice and warming, we ended up living the surfing instead of the yoga


from Sweden, September 2023

Joke Lehmker

from Germany, September 2023

"Once in a lifetime experience"

First of all, the whole camp was lovely. Spending time there with the other guests (at the fireplace, in the kitchen, in the living space...) was simply awesome! I booked a private room which was nice as well. The bed was comfortable, the room provided everything I need and was very cozy and clean.

Surfing lessons were a blast!!! We've had so much fun, both on the water/boards and at the beach. The surf instructors did a great job and it seemed they were enjoying it as much as we did.

After the lessons, we were usually exploring Furadouro on the bikes that are provided by GWSL. There's lots of restaurants, bars, shops...and a beautiful beach.

I'm a complete yoga newbie, thus I cannot really judge how good the lessons were. All I can say is that I liked it a lot. Imho, Isabel did a great job. Her voice is soooo soothing, I almost fell asleep during some postures :) and I was super relaxed afterwards.

I would definitely come back to GWSL at ANY time!!!


from Germany, September 2023

"Wundervolle Woche"

Das Camp hat super viele schöne Plätze, wo man zusammen sitzen und gemeinsam Zeit verbringen kann.

Der kleine Ort ist in wenigen Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar oder mit Fahrrädern.

Es ist alles sehr gut organisiert und das Design gefiel mir auch sehr gut.

Ich kann es definitiv weiter empfehlen!!!

Jannis Brunsmann

from Germany, September 2023

"Probably the best vacation I ever had"

The surf lodge and the entire team is amazing. The lodge is located in a wonderful small town near Porto and has great communal spaces. The yoga studio is nice and calming, the breakfast place invites you to join other groups and connect with each other. The living space is great - wonderful kitchen for evening cooking, great outside area for talking and relaxing, relaxing living room for when it gets colder.

The team is extremely friendly and welcoming. The yoga instructors Isabell and Camille made it a very safe and inviting experience for beginners like myself. The surf instructors were very hands on and always gave you advice for your improvement.

Lucinda was a great organiser and host in the main lodge.

Bethan Blakely

from Great Britain, August 2023

"Not really a yoga retreat…"

My bedroom was clean and the bed was very comfy. It was dark in the room too so I had a good night’s sleep. The yoga classes were good and Isabel was a great teacher. Lots of choice for breakfast and plenty for vegans. Lucinda picked me up from the station but it was down to you to get back to the station after your stay. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and is beautiful.


from Spain, August 2023

"One of the most beautiful experiences I have lived "

Mario and Axel were excellent.

Camille is pure magic. Best yoga teacher ever.

Very international environment.



from Germany, August 2023

"Schönes Camp, aber zum Surfen lernen nicht zu empfehlen"

Unterkunft, Frühstück, Yoga

Tiega Alberts

from Great Britain, August 2023

"Amazing Experience"

I made some true connections I never expected to make with some really beautiful people. The surfing was great fun and the instructors really care to get you to improve your surf game. Yoga was wonderful too. I felt a bit daunted coming alone but quickly I was welcomed and have never laughed so much in my life. Hands down one of the best experiences of my life.

Karoline Cleemann

from Denmark, August 2023

"Great surf, fantastic atmosphere!"

We enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere on the Lodge, excellent staff and instructors - and the best surf mates! “Who wants to go out for dinner, play basket, have a drink watching the sun set, join a barbecue etc etc”

Wow, what a lovely week - we will be back!


from Italy, August 2023

"Beautiful vibes "

Feels like a big family. The staff is so kind and there are a lot of other nice activities to do besides surf.

Rosie Mcaweeney

from Ireland, July 2023

"Surf and yoga retreat "

On arrival a warm welcome and a lovely vibe was given by the hosts and the people staying. The accommodation and morning buffet breakfast was so good catering for all dietary needs. The vinyasa and yin yoga classes in their lovely yoga studio each morning and evening were great. The surf instructors led by Juan were really good.


from Sweden, July 2023

Amazing, friendly people. Near town. You can borrow bikes, free pool access, chill vibe.

Joanna Szalas

from Norway, July 2023

"Unforgettable experience "

Fantastic instructors (both surfing and yoga), lovely people from all around the world. Beautiful pine forest make a perfect scenery for both yoga mornings/evenings and the surf trips to the beach. Modern and cosy accommodation, clean.

Mira Kuhn

from Germany, July 2023

"Will come back for sure "

It was just amazing.

The surf and yoga combination is perfect and the teachers always made sure you have a good time.

Seth Peterson

from Slovenia, July 2023

"Amazing camp, good vibes, great experience"

The instructors are very good and helpful, they takr good care of everyone and make sure it's a safe and fun experience. The breakfast and logging was very good, the facilities were nice and clean, the "culture" of the lodge is very positive and friendly, and the location for surfing excellent, especially if you don't like crowds! Woyuld highly reccommend this to anyone wanting to surf, do yoga, meet new people, and chill at the seaside!

Paul De Jong

from Switzerland, July 2023

"great surfing and yoga"

the happy go lucky atmosphere combined with very professional instructors who care about safety and proving a good time, fell in love with these people! the whole place breathes a sense of joy and cameradery that stimulates a great atmosphere between a bunch of strangers who just met and are all there to enjoy themselves.

María Victoria Tapia

from Spain, June 2023

"Experiencia muy recomendable! volvería sin duda!"

El pueblo es muy tranquilo. El hostal tiene todo lo que necesitas y los profesores tienen muy buena actitud y son muy talentosos en lo que enseñan.

Guillermo San Pedro Blázquez

from Belgium, June 2023

"Brief but pleasant experience "

The energy and the ambiance of the house and monitors, having the chance to connect with people from all over the world as well as having the pleasure to enjoy the beautiful landscape areas they have for practising surf and yoga. Definitely a nice option for disconnect and have a nice time.


from Great Britain, June 2023

"Life changing week learning to surf!"

Instructors and yoga teachers went above and beyond to make this week very special and memorable. You feel at home in this camp and the team do it because they love it. 1:1 support in small groups surfing as 100% beginner and by end of week confidence soared and standing up on board. Yoga classes were inspirational and of very high quality.

Suzanne Ibrahim

from Belgium, June 2023

"If you want Chill and Friendly Vibes this is the place"

I loved the feeling of community and quiet chilled vibes that I got fro this place. Everyone is friendly, respectful, and the place is really clean, nice and quiet. The facilities are great and the breakfast too. The hosts are very helpful and lovely. The yoga classes are very good. However, this will not feel like a yoga retreat but more like a holiday with yoga classes as an option. A lot of people come for the surfing and the yoga compliments that nicely. It is a full-on day if you plan to do both yoga classes and surfing but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Isabel, the yoga teacher, is super knowledgeable and calm, and friendly. The surf teachers are fun, goofy, and really great at teaching as well as creating a nice communal atmosphere. I loved my stay here beyond my expectations and I'm already considering going back.


from Spain, June 2023

"El dueño del retiro fue un maleducado"

Sus formas, su engaño con la reserva realizada (private room for two Guess), estuvimos en una habitación compartida de unas 6 chicas y el baño dentro. Se oía todo el exterior, ruidos... Y el servicio (WC). No había sábanas. Solo una ducha para 6.

Del resto de instructores y servicio no puedo decir lo mismo, fueron encantadoras, en especial la profesora de yoga (Isabel).

Una lastima por el resto.

Diana Sousa

from Portugal, June 2023

"Amazing experience"

The whole staff was fantastic as well as the surf and yoga instructors. It was an amazing experience - good food, a lot of kindness and good energies, I totally recommend it!


from Spain, June 2023

Sowohl Yoga- als auch Surfinstractor waren der Hammer. Sehr geduldig und mitreißend. Zum Teil auch individuell auf jeden einzelnen Teilnehmer eingegangen.

Helene Fritzsche

from Netherlands, June 2023

"5 very relaxing and comfortable days at 6 months pregnant"

I frequently practice yoga at home and booked this retreat as a little getaway for myself before the arrival of my first child. I was 6 month pregnant during my stay and had an amazing time. My yoga instructor was Sylvia who did a great job not only guiding but also teaching lessions, making sure that all of us (who were on different levels) felt accommodated. She took the time to explain the purpose behind poses and corrected students to do them properly. I went on one trial surfing lesson with Ricardo and the team and even though surfing wasn´t for me at that point Ricardo and the other instructors took great care of me. They checked in with me frequently to make sure I am fine, even when I was just chilling on the beach. They made sure I was always in the shade, was sitting comfortably and did not let me carry anything heavy. I felt very well taken care of. Ricardo and team truly take teaching seriously and put the safety and comfort of the participants first. I stayed in a private room in the retreat which was spacious, clean and quiet. The overall vibe was great and I met some very nice people there. Also, the breakfast they serve is amazing.

So I can totally recommend it, even if learning how to surf is not your number one goal.


from Austria, May 2023

"Loved my time here"

Everything, from people to instructors, to the vibe


from Portugal, May 2023

"really enjoyed my time at golden waves lodge!!"

the teachers really made the stay very special there was a super good vibe with the other guests.

Fabrizia Di Paola

from Germany, May 2023

"Surfcamp Golden Waves "

Man fühlt sich sehr gut aufgehoben. Das gesamte Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sie geben einem das Gefühl willkommen zu sein und man fühlt sich sofort aufgenommen. Man trifft unterschiedliche Menschen aus allen Orten der Welt. Ich kann dieses Camp und alle Mitarbeiter zu 100% empfehlen. Die Surflehrer machen einen hammer Job. Sie achten auf jeden, geben sehr gute Tipps und achten auf die Sicherheit.

Tsanimir Tsankov

from Bulgaria, May 2023

The was my best holiday ever!


from Great Britain, May 2023

"Dream stay"

I booked this retreat for myself for a birthday getaway and honestly I’ve had an amazing time. Everything was exceptional and everyone was so welcoming and friendly! 🥰

Alex Byford

from Great Britain, May 2023

"Amazing time at GWSL"

Had such a fantastic time, instructors are amazing and the lodge has an incredible vibe.

Annemarie Ward

from Ireland, May 2023

"A wonderful trip "

Where do I start it was a super trip the team at Golden waves are so friendly helpful and approachable. I enjoyed yoga, tennis headed out on the bikes. Not a surfer but none the less was invited with the group and spent a lovely morning at the beach. The breakfast in the morning was delicious with plenty of variety and plenty of food. The other guests were respectful and we all had dinner and music in the evenings which was fun. I really couldn't fault it and already thinking about a return trip 🌞😀

Sara Fadanelli

from Great Britain, May 2023

"Excellent Vibe "

I enjoy every aspect of the stay,Nice clean sharing room. All the staff very friendly and kind.

Yoga lesson very good more then I expected.

Try for the first time surfing all the team was very kind, encouraging and reassuring, help me in each step of the lesson.

I had amazing time, charged my body and my soul.

Thank you for every things, I will for sure back to Golden Waves Lodge

Eva Pavlusova

from Portugal, May 2023

"Best spontaneous trip I have ever done"

I love every single bit of the trip - the organisation, the communication, the people, the care, love, food, Accommodation, location, the instructors - they made you feel good and looked after.

Monika Halsan

from Great Britain, May 2023

I recently stayed at Golden Waves Yoga Retreat during my sick leave from work due to low mood and anxiety, and it truly exceeded all my expectations. From the moment Gabi picked me up at the train station, I felt welcomed, at ease, and just simply happy.

As a not extremely social and outgoing person, I was worried solo travelling would be challenging. But I found it so easy to connect with others and never felt alone during my stay - including dinners with other guests from day one.

The people, activities, houses, and furniture all exuded positive energy and good vibes. The surf and yoga instructors were amazing and truly energizing; as were the activities. Every moment was a much-needed break, filled with joy, sunshine, and relaxation.

Since coming back from Golden Waves about four weeks ago, my mind has been much calmer and more present, compared to the constant overthinking and overanalysing I did before. My only regret is honestly that I didn't stay longer. I only spent three nights in my lovely private room, but should have stayed for so so so much longer. So I will definitely go back for a longer stay!

Overall, I highly recommend Golden Waves Yoga Retreat for anyone seeking a rejuvenating and positive experience!

Shan Shan Jing

from Great Britain, May 2023

The team was great from yoga instructors to surf instructors and Gabby who manages the lodge. Everyone was warm, friendly, helpful. The instructors were patient and calm and really focused on improving everyone's techniques. The lodge was comfortable. The breakfast was lovely. I definitely recommend this to others :)

Vitalii Hryhorenko

from Portugal, May 2023

"Surfing Paradise: An Unforgettable Experience at GoldenWaves"

I recently had the pleasure of attending a surf camp and I must say it was an amazing experience!

The instructors were highly skilled and patient, providing top-notch guidance for both beginners and more skilled surfers.

The location was absolutely breathtaking, with pristine beaches, creating the perfect environment for a surf retreat.

The accommodations were comfortable and clean, with all the necessary amenities for a relaxing stay.

What truly stood out to me was the sense of community and camaraderie among the other campers, who all shared a passion for surfing and a love for the ocean.

Overall, I highly recommend this surf camp to anyone looking to improve their surfing skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and enjoy a memorable and rejuvenating experience.

Skye Helfant

from Netherlands, April 2023

"A Glimpse of Paradise"

Golden Waves isn't just a surf camp, it's a community. Aside from surfing and yoga, both of which are top-notch, the instructors and people make golden waves feel like a second home. They talk to you like friends, and the banter is hilarious.

Each surf instructor gives you individualized attention and tries to make you into the best surfer you can be. The English quality is incredible but just below fluent which makes things interesting. Waves being described as coming in and then "Bam BAM BAM, Pwwwhooooooshhhh, don't fall you'll LOSE EveryTHING!"

The Yoga Instructors know what they're talking about, having traveled and trained throughout India.

If you're booking a Surf Yoga Camp, this is the place to be. They do exactly what you asked for and more

Mirandi Zarylbekova

from Switzerland, April 2023

"Experience was outstanding"

I loved it a lot, it was a great experience. Until that day never surfed, but when I tried with the greatest instructors, it was joyful


from Portugal, April 2023

"Ein sehr guter Ort, um eine fantastische Zeit zu haben"

Super tolle Leute: hilfsbereit, nett, lustig, aufmerksam, offen, heißen dich willkommen..

Und auch die Gäste, die es zu golden waves verschlägt sind super.

Ach ja, die Strände in der Umgebung waren auch fantastisch.

Janna Neumann

from Germany, April 2023

"Great Experience at Golden Waves lots of fun and good vibes "

Golden Waves is a vibe 😊super thankful for the Experience, first time I travel alone, surf was very good expecially the 2second day, good instructions and a relaxed yoga session in the evening and morning. Obrigada for the great time to the Gw Team 🌊☀️

Chris Elliott

from Great Britain, April 2023

"Wholesome experience "

Had the best week at golden waves surf csmp. The instructors were so welcoming and knowledgeable. Gabi worked really hard to make sure everything flowed as it should. Can't pick a fault.

Met a bunch of amazing people too! .

Anastasia Kiyanova

from Portugal, April 2023

Nice and cozy house not far from the ocean, well equipped. Very good yoga lessons twice a day in well-equipped space. Delicious breakfasts. Friendly team.

Alessia Cocozza

from Portugal, April 2023

"La mejor desconexión que he tenido"

El ambiente, las instalaciones, el desayuno riquísimo, las clases de yoga

Rafael Hernández

from Spain, April 2023

"Una experiencia inolvidable"

Este retiro ha superado mis expectativas. Puedes conectar con personas increíbles de muchos países del mundo y te sientes como en una gran familia. La habitaciones son muy cómodas, el desayuno es excepcional y todo está limpísimo.

Christos Tsolakis

from Greece, April 2023

"A wholesome invigorating experience"

I highly recommend this for anyone who would like both learn surfing and recharge. The accomodation allowed for a wonderful community experience among the guest,with all the necessary amenities covered. Gabi was always helpful and calming (even when we forgot to put our names on the board). The surf instructors, Edi and Miguel made every trip fun and helped everyone with personalised tips. Silvia and Isabel, the yoga teachers created a truly healing routine. The location of Furadouro may be unassuming,but this and the time of the season (early April) allowed us to visit non-crowded beaches and plenty of space to improve our surfing skills. Plus 🚲 through the pines of Maceda was beautiful as well. My stay was short but I will come again next time I visit Portugal! Highly recommended.


from Great Britain, October 2022

"Really lovely and professional staff"

Everything was better than expected. The food, the accommodation. The yoga and surf lessons were really fun, enjoyable and the right balance of challenging and laid back


from France, October 2022

"Luxury villa, poor serf lessons"

The villa is located near Ovar city in a very beautiful place. It is around 20 minutes to the beach on foot and 10 minutes by bike.


It was perfect! You have many healthy options and everything you need! The only disadvantage is that the breakfast is the same the whole time, at the end of the week you get bored.


Everything is clean and stylish. There is a kitchen with everything you need (except of wine glasses). Speaker, TV, bikes are available for the guests.

Graham Macdougall

from Great Britain, October 2022

Fabian Wirz

from Germany, October 2022

"Just a perfect kind of sporty holiday!"

All the people on this trip have been really lovely. The house was clean almost the whole time (sand doesn’t count - it’s a surf and beach lodge) The breakfast is very balanced. The teachers will help you, if you ask for help.

Charlotte Wagner

from Germany, October 2022

"Beautiful people & good vibes "

Had an awesome time in Golden Waves. I had no idea that they offer breaky and that it is included in the price. It was a niiiice surprise. Yoga & a goooood breaky afterwards - best start in the day!! the people there are amazing - staff and guests! We had dinner together every night.

If you need some time to calm down and some good vibes and you wanna catch a wave in Portugal, that’s the place to be!!

Damien Lagoute

from Switzerland, October 2022

"Better than perfection!"

An incredibly helpful staff, both chill and professional, a perfect organization, high-quality surfing lessons given by fantastic coaches who "live and breathe surfing" all the time, breakfasts worthy of a star hotel, an ultra-functional residence that makes you feel at home from the first minutes.

In short, of all my surf camp experiences, this one is far above all others.

A must try, for my part, I would return for sure!

Karolina Cesarec

from Germany, October 2022

The whole organization was amazing. They have a very nice room for yoga and really super equipped.

The instructor is very professional and I felt I was in very good hands.

The place is all about chill and having good time with other people in the lodge. Togetherness and friendship is on place 1.

I loved it very much all.

The kitchen is very good, the chill areas in and around the main house are very cosy.

I’d recommend it to everyone who is searching for a few days fullfilled with sport, chill, good food, laughter.

Kristina Hrivnakova

from Canada, October 2022

"Amazing ! "

I stayed 1 week at GW and it’s was perfect! Went surfing for 5 days the instructors were all nice, funny, good teachers, they were very helpful always with good tips for surfing and they could adapt the teaching for every level , as everybody has different experience in surfing.

I did yoga class everyday and was very helpful, relaxing and different each time.

My room was clean, I was in the dorm with a bathroom and it was very nice, I slept well everyday.

I just really had great time , met a lot of amazing people there, and looking forward to come back next year! 🏄‍♀️🤙

Cathrine Schanke

from Norway, October 2022

"Great Surfecamp"

The lodge was clean and chill. Good vibes and nice people, both those who worked there, the instructors, and the guests.

Good breakfast with a lot to choose from.

Anna Miotello

from Denmark, September 2022

"I had the best week at Golden Waves! "

The staff was super friendly, kind and great to interact to. Special shoutout to Ricardo, Isabel and Gabi, who were working very hard to make our stay so wonderful.

The facilities are great and really enjoyed the breakfast.

I met a lot of really nice people, and I had so much fun during my week there. Absolutely great value for money and would recommend this surf camp to anyone.


from Great Britain, September 2022

"One of the best weeks!"

The perfect balance of active & relaxed. A week surrounded by like-minded people, great atmosphere and awesome surf. I will be back!

Veronika Kravchenko

from Germany, September 2022

"Great experience "

The camp exceeded all my expectations. Friendly staff, well equipped lodge that is very clean, great atmosphere with very nice people. Definitely recommend and will be back myself 😊

Rosina Genovese

from Switzerland, September 2022

"Great experience, do something for mind and body"

The people working at the lodge were really welcoming and kind hearted. Even when traveling alone it is easy to make friends and have great evenings with people from all over the world.

I would recommend to check out the restaurants in Ovar too, as they are really good and the people are super kind.

The breakfast in the lodge was good too. Everything else was very clean and people were well taken care of.

Surfing was fun, however I would recommend not booking in advance. Cause Surfing everyday can be tiring.

All in all it was a great experience and I would definitely go again!


from Italy, September 2022

"amusement and relax for three days "

the instructors were really good to explain everything,

the location position is near the ocean and it's very nice.

the food is also vegan friendly so for everyone

Yana Filippova

from Portugal, September 2022

"Friendly spot"

Yoga classes was great, yoga teachers are professionals!

room was clean and bed comfortable, many people but they all cool and at night it’s quiet. This place I would recommend for people who really wanted to try serf! Many people come for serf there great instructor's and all organized.

Also at the lodge have bicycles, I been cycling a lot, there just an amazing road along the forest, huge beach, fresh air. I enjoyed it a lot 🙌🏻


from Italy, September 2022


It was an amazing experience I really enjoy my time at the camp.

The instructors were awesome and everyday I spent there I had a lot of fun with anyone.

An experience to try for everyone even if you are alone or in group


from Switzerland, September 2022

"Way better than expected…"

Felt like home, an amazing Vibe!!! Great mix of relaxing and getting engaged. People from all over the world exchange good mood. You get lost in time!

Magdalena Zuchowicz

from Germany, September 2022

"Golden Waves is A VIBE!! 🏄🏻‍♀️☀️"

Stay at Golden Waves exceeded our expectations in every possible way!

The yoga classes with Isabel were amazing and none of the sessions were the same - literally the best way to start your morning! 🧘🏻‍♀️

The surf instructors were out of this world and made the surf sessions the best experience ever! Always super helpful and professional 😎🏄🏼‍♂️

The amenities in the house as well as the lodge itself - 10/10, it has everything you need ✔️

And on top of that the PEOPLE and THE VIBE there - insane!! So much positive energy that we’ll be definitely coming back! 💫

Martina Magi

from Italy, September 2022

"One of the best weeks of my life"

My week at Golden Waves has been one of the best weeks of my life. Surf, yoga, wonderful people, amazing vibes and strong connections with everyone. The instructors are great both inside and outside of the water. I wish I can go back soon. Thank you Golden Waves.

Karen Lawson

from Great Britain, September 2022

"A welcoming place for surfing the inner and the outer waves"

This was an excellent surf and yoga retreat. The atmosphere was incredible: relaxed, kind and attentive. We visited many local beaches, learned about the waves, and learned to surf. The morning yoga prepared us well, and the evening yoga helped stretch out and unwind. The teaching was excellent and embodied the spirit of yoga - both in the yoga studio and on the waves. We made so many new friends there and we we were genuinely sad to leave. The meals we cooked and ate together and the stories we shared will live on, and we will remember this as one of our best holidays. Great team at Golden Wave.


from Denmark, September 2022

"Great for surfers, but not for yogis"

The private room was very good. The atmosphere was friendly and open minded. Perfect for solo travelers seeking a community to hang out with.

Helene Muller

from France, September 2022

"One of the best experiences of my life! :)"

The people there make the whole experience unforgettable. The staff and the guests are amazing. I've been there twice and I really recommend this surf camp! Best social experience. The facilities are high quality as well.


from Germany, September 2022

Very welcoming, friendly and easygoing people.

Great Yoga classes with Susana and support from Surf instructors.

Super nice environment with positive energy!


from Switzerland, September 2022

"Incredible experience"

Everything was on point. Facility is amazing, everything is of good quality. Food is great. Instructors are superb. Will definitely come back!

Endrys Mendez

from Germany, August 2022

"What a place to disconnect - best yoga retreat"

I loved the space, it is a new type of villa, the breakfast has variety and has a little bit of everything. They clean the spaces every day and the atmosphere is friendly and you just feel welcome. Isabel was great! I finally had a yoga instructor who explained why we are doing the postures, what do they mean, what energy they are bringing. Gave options for the level of difficulty at every posture, which I truly appreciated it. I'm so happy I did this.

The little town where this villa is located is quite small but has a lot of restaurants options and the most beautiful sunsets over the Atlantic.

Overall, I could come back over and over! It exceeded my expectations, and that is the best feeling.


from Germany, August 2022

"Perfect stay"

Good Yoga teacher, the house is in a veey good condition and Clean

Jakub Duchon

from Denmark, August 2022

"Can't recommend enough!"

This was special! From the lodge, instructors, "receptionists" to guests, everything was spot on. The camp is beginner friendly and the instructors will take good care of you. I'm definitely coming back soon :)

Nicola Cork

from Great Britain, August 2022

"Golden Waves"

The accommodation was stunning and super well located. Gabby picked me up from Ovar and was so warm and welcoming. Isabel's yoga classes were calm but inspiring. Everyone at the retreat was so friendly and welcoming. Perfect for lone travellers.

Alvina Benjamin-taylor

from Great Britain, August 2022

"Just 2 Nice 🤙🏽"

Rooms and the lodge it’s self was clean and comfortable. It felt like a home away from home.

The surfing was awesome and the instructors made it fell like we were out with a group of friends.

Ricky, Eduardo and Jose were awesome during the surf lessons. Ana and Gabby at the lodge, were really helpful and friendly.

The place was set up so it was really easy to make friends.

Would definitely go back.

Johnny and Vina


from Serbia, August 2022

very well organized.

a lot of things to do for free.

everyone is open and wants to help.

perfect for surf begginers.


from Germany, August 2022

"Toller Vibe - aber…"

Die Stimmung war schön. Die Leute überwiegend sehr nett. Ricardo und Pedro als Surflehrer haben sich cool um Gruppengeist gekümmert.

Gute Organisation der Abfahrt und zumeist des Tagesablaufes.

Martin Barthel

from Norway, August 2022

"A wholesome week with excellent surf and vibe. "

We spent the entire day at the beach surfing as much as we would like. The instructors were amazing and everybody managed to surf.

Raquel Martínez

from Spain, August 2022

"Excelent experience!"

Everyone there was nice and helpful, we had a great time surfing and the best time meeting the people there.

Helene Sajer

from United States, August 2022

"Great Week!"

As a beginner surfer I felt really comfortable with Ricardo and I had a great week at Golden Waves. I thought the facility and the community was great and I enjoyed the smaller town location, very laid back and a great value.

James Davies

from Great Britain, August 2022

"Beat expectations!"

I was never intending to surf but my girlfriend had said she needed to learn before she died. To ensure maximum boyfriend points I decided if I was going to be subjected to getting washed around in the ocean it was going to be somewhere warm rather than the home beaches of Wales where the climate is more akin to Mordor or a fridge in dyer need of a good defrost.

The House:

The house was in an amazing location, ten minutes from the town which had plenty of amazing places to eat and get any essentials you might need. If you're going as a couple I highly recommend you book a private room. My girlfriend then was free to spread her clothes across every surface without triggering some kind of territory battle. The room was super clean as was the rest of the house. There was a bbq, fire pit, loungers and everything you could want.

The best bit was the other guests. Amazing people from all over Europe were there and we made some great friends and now have some epic memories.


In a nutshell it was tough but rewarding. The first two days were pretty hard going but then with more time our confidence grew and we were more balanced and by day three were both catching waves. This seemed to be the same for most people there.

Ric and the instructors were great. The instruction was pretty basic but it got you in the water and they would spend more time with anyone who needed it.

Overall I would highly recommend!

Titia Dijkstra

from Netherlands, August 2022

"Amazing experience"

Loved the location, well kept and clean house and very nice welcoming staff


from France, July 2022

"Very good experience "

The staff is great and available.

People present during my journey were very nice and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

The breakfast is very tasty.

The house is clean.

Shoniea Hibbert

from Great Britain, July 2022

"1000% recommendation"

Positive vybz. Everyone was so friendly. I met a lot of people from loads of different places. The food was great. The yoga sessions were very good and relaxing. We did social activities bbqs n restaurant outings. Surfing was really fun the instructors were very supportive. I’m going again next year.


from Norway, July 2022

"Great surf camp and yoga experience!"

I had a wonderful time at Golden Waves! 🏄🏼‍♀️ The camp offers several instructors that will help you with technique and instructions to improve your surfing skills.

The yoga teacher is very experienced and offers sessions adapted for different levels and makes adjustments when needed.

The staff is welcoming and accommodating, and give the camp a great vibe🏄🏼‍♀️


from Sweden, July 2022

"Had a nice time, as expected."

My experience fits the description/ expectations. I did only yoga but heard that surf was fun. My private room was nice. Between morning and evening session I could visit the region a bit (Aveiro is 20min bike +30min train away) and relax. Guests and hosts friendly.

Nikita Cikaluk

from Latvia, July 2022

"Outstanding surf experience and even better communication!"

We are extremely happy with our 5-day stay at Golden Waves. It was our first experience but we managed to stand on the board already on the first day thanks to good explanations from trainers and support from other members. We managed to spend some time on a sunny beach every day while enjoying 3h+ of surfing. In addition, we really enjoyed the yoga classes. My girlfriend had some experience prior to them; however, I was a newcomer but everything was great. All was well-explained and the teacher made sure that you make all yoga positions right. Last but not least, we enjoyed breakfasts from 8-10 am and a positive vibe in the camp. everyone was eager to connect and have fun, while the food was amazing (fruits, milk products, meat/chees) so that you stay energised till the evening. We are definitely planning to come next year and I hope that GW opens new locations across all of Portugal!


from Ireland, July 2022

"A fun time"

The lodge was great. The communal breakfast made meeting people easy. The group surf session (or yoga) also made meeting people easy. All in all, the fellow travellers at the lodge made the experience great.


from Germany, July 2022

"Eher Surfhostel mit Yoga als Yoga Retreat "

Die Yoga Kurse sind super. Ich habe viel gelernt und mitgenommen. Alle Menschen sind super freundlich.

Camil Rishmawi

from Palestine, July 2022

"Magical Experience"

This Surfing and Yoga retreat was one of the best experiences in my life. I met people from many different walks of life who were there to destress and have a good time. The instructors all were awesome, the people were awesome, the facilities were great. Such a beautiful vibe and a an awesome experience.

Solrun Kamban

from Iceland, July 2022

"Outstanding good"

Golden wave surf and yoga lodge was an excelent experience. Me and my husband were there for the yoga retreat for six days. The yoga teachers, Isabelle and Suzanne (were teaching when we were there) were both so much more than I expeted. Very deep yoga classes and professional teaching (I am myself a yoga instructor). The accommodation was clean and peaceful. We had a double private room with shared bath. The atmosphere was so peaceful and loving. Staff friendly and helpful. Fresh and healthy breakfast were you met everyone, surfers and the ones who were there for yoga 🙏🏄🏽‍♂️

The location is beautiful in a friendly village, Furadouro, just outside Ovar.

I would strongly recommend Golden wave surf and yoga lodge for you.

Thank you for a lovely week.

Hope to come back.

Solrun and Ragnar

Tom Huet

from France, July 2022

"Excellent "

Le surf camp a été très accueillant. Nous avons passé une semaine vraiment superbe. Les instructeurs de surf et les personnes s’occupant de la maison sont très gentils et disponible dès que nécessaire. Les vagues sont parfaites, et nous partions tous les jours sur la plage pour surfer et bronzer. Parfait pour les surfeurs débutants et intermédiaires. Nous avons fait beaucoup de rencontre au cours du séjour. Je recommande ce surf camp !

Carlotte Klop

from Netherlands, July 2022

"Felt like home"

I arrived very late on my own but the moment I stepped in the lodge it felt like home. Everyone was super welcoming. Very social! I made amazing connections with all the people there.

The yoga lessons by Isabel are truly inspiring, she breats yoga and she’s an amazing soul.

The surflessons were fun and also relaxing. You start with the whole group in the water and after you can just chill on the beach, get to know the group or either stay surfing.

I had a magical time, thanks to the welcoming spirits and the amazing accommodation with all facilities needed.

Will definitely recommend going there. It’s the perfect balance between me time, social time, connecting with your innerself, other humans and nature.

Zoe Shaw

from United States, June 2022

"Yoga And Surf - amazing vibes all around "

Gabriel and the staff( Leo - surf instructor/ Danny / Etc) were AMAZING. I was only there for 2 nights/ 3 days ( too short honestly) and it felt like a comfortable ( sociable) home from the second I got there. The accommodation was clean, everyone was so friendly, and the vibes overall were A+. I was sooo scared to surf but the instructors were super helpful and patient ( and by day 2 I got up on the board woo!) Also - all the guests were so kind and we all got dinner together / drinks and hung out! An extremely memorable trip and I will 100% be back! ( highlight of Portugal for sure)


from Latvia, June 2022

I liked all instructors,except the instructor of yoga .... She was very slow, not prepared for the daily classes and couldn't clearly explain the poses... Everything except this was excellent. Thanks a lot for your hospitality!🥰


from Germany, June 2022

"The yoga classes were not good"

I liked the overall environment of the place. It was clean and cozy. Everyone kept an inclusive and friendly environment, the breakfast had a good assortment of things and Gabi was helpful and nice.

Csilla Buksa

from Netherlands, June 2022

"Wij hadden een fantastische vakantie"

Prima ervaring, mooi huis en zeer schoon. De locatie is ook super handig vlak bij de bossen en de zee. Iedereen is erg vriendelijk en betrokken.

Celina Rützel

from Germany, June 2022

"Amazing vibes!"

I had such a great time at the Golden Waves Surf & Yoga Lodge! It really has an amazing vibe, everyone (staff and other travellers) is just so friendly and positive. I absolutely loved the Yoga sessions with Isabel, the morning class I found very energizing and the evening one is perfect for relaxing after a fun day of surfing. The surf lessons were incredible. Dani and Leo are great instructors, I always felt safe with them and they make it so much fun! Also, the lessons were very long, so you can surf as long as you want to :) It was my first time solo travelling, and I absolutely loved it! I stayed for a week and could have easily stayed longer. I already miss this place so much and would love to stay there again!!!

Marco Mondello

from Germany, June 2022

"Top organization & vibe for the perfect surf camp"

Gabi and team are doing everything good. They put together this amazing lodge (super clean, very nice) an built a super atmosphere, despite having random people all the time. The time organization couldn´t be a better compromise between "do-it-all" and "chill-on-holiday". And what a breakfast!

Frankie Brown

from Great Britain, June 2022

"Amazing "

Our yoga retreat was a lovely journey, our instructor Isabel went above and beyond, she took us on a tour with our bodies and minds to explore each chakra. She really understood the need to connect with your body in order to overcome any obstacles to meditation. We shared a beautiful chanting circle with the mantra vaum and it was pure magic.

In addition to our amazing retreat we also loved the house, the breakfast was delicious and the way you help yourself to how much you like is perfect to keep you sustained during active days. We also went surfing and the wavey gang are incredible teachers & such a fun day.

I am so grateful for this experience. You should check this place out!


Yasemin Senai

from Great Britain, June 2022

"A very wholesome week!"

I had an amazing time at the lodge. Stayed here for about a week and I think it was the perfect amount of time to get settled in - any fewer days would have passed way too quickly. Gabi and Pedro are incredible hosts; they both have amazing energy and want to make sure everyone’s always having a nice time. I stayed in the 6 room dormitory and really enjoyed it! Everyone at the lodge is constantly socialising so it was a great way to make loads of new friends. We either all cooked together, made a bbq or went out for dinner in the evenings after the surf and yoga lessons which was a great way to get to know one another.

The surf instructors (Danny, Diego and Leo) are very good teachers and they really closely help you out in the first few days, and they guide you throughout the lessons!! The yoga teachers Isabelle and Suzanna were also amazing. They accommodate for everyone so it’s a great place to visit if you’re a beginner and want to get into yoga a little bit more!

Sini Ylimartimo

from Finland, June 2022

The atmosphere was really nice and all new surf camp participants were warmly welcomed to join by others.I recommend the place especially for those who are traveling alone, because you are never alone there:)The breakfast was really good and healthy.I had time to attend one surfing lesson, but it was an awesome experience.Instructors were all the time giving advice as well as helping beginners.Especially the most important thing was that it was fun!

Thanks to Golden Waves Surf, let's keep on surfing!✌🏄🏻‍♀️🏄‍♂️

Sebastien Sauter

from France, May 2022

"Awsome vibes "

This week was so great, vibes are very positive and it was like a big family. The instructor are nice and chill, gaby and pedro who manage the houses are very friendly and fun. The room i was (private) was perfect. Beach is at 15min walking and there are plenty of restaurant. Surf is usually 2h but a lot of time we stay like 4 or 5h at the beach and chill so no pressure at all ;)

I recommend a lot

Olivia Martinez

from Great Britain, May 2022

Amazing place! Great facilities, super clean. Really nice communal spaces which are great to meet other people etc. Surfing was great, excellent for all levels with clear and safe instructions. Would definitely recommend!

Gabrielle Fréchette

from Canada, May 2022

Superbe endroit en plein cœur du Portugal. La petite ville de Furadouro est charmante, les employés sont super sympathique et vous feront sentir comme à la maison. J’ai même étendu mon séjour tellement j’ai adoré. Une nouvelle famille que je n’oublierai jamais ❤️


from Finland, May 2022

"The best week of my life "

I loved all the people that work there. They are amazing. The place is very clean and breakfast is super.

Victoria Humphrys

from Great Britain, May 2022

"Disappointing yoga "

Met some great people.

Isabell Schulte-zurhausen

from Germany, April 2022

I had a great time with nice people and lots of Yoga + surf. I will try to come Back.


from Germany, April 2022

Cooles Team, very friendly and welcoming. Exzellent surf teacher!

Ines Gallinger

from Germany, April 2022

"The yoga was not as expected "

Sadly the yoga teacher was not listed. I suppose her name is mary. What she was doing was not really yoga… just random assanas and all very slow. I skipped it often bc it was really not worth it! The teacher on the weekend was good tough. As you would expect from yoga

Virginia Tagliareni

from Italy, April 2022

"Amazing! "

Everything was definitely perfect! The house is beautiful, both common areas, kitchen and rooms. Very comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The kitchen is perfectly equipped, everything is clean and new. I loved all the yoga class, both teachers have been very very helpful and good. Thanks to all the staff for their relaxed and friendly welcome. I totally recommend this retreat!


from Great Britain, April 2022

"Lovely friendly hostel with yoga and bikes to explore"

The place felt very free - you can come and go as you please thanks to the bikes. There was a lovely crowd while I stayed in the mixed dorm.

Some of the yin yoga was a little basic with not enough instruction, but I really enjoyed Suzana’s classes.

Might be good if the hostel owners organised communal dinner as the kitchen is fairly small.


from Portugal, April 2022

Good staff, great teachers, clean rooms, professional surfing equipment, help with any problem !!!

Clare Gosling

from Great Britain, April 2022

"The most amazing week"

This is the place to go if you want a perfect cobination of peace (quiet town, beautiful beaches) and fun (sociable people that become a little family). I didn't want to leave. The lodge is super sleek and modern, nice comfy cushions, plants, all that. But also TV, charging points, things you need. The outdoor areas are lovely to sunbathe or relax. Also the free bikes are amazing and make exploring the small town or surrounding areas super easy.

Gabi and Pedro are amazing hosts, simple as! Ricardo the surf instructor was brilliant, so helpful, fun, wise - even on the day the weather was too bad to surf, he made the day fun for us.

There's so much more to like but, genuinely, a brilliant place.


from Germany, October 2021

"Surf & Yoga on stunning coastlines close to nature’s beauty"

A peaceful place with great people and teachers. We went surfing on different locations, no matter how many times I jumped and dived into the sea like a dolphin with or without out the board. It was fun! I am thankful to have met Jennifer, Pedro, Ricardo, Danny, Irene and Sergio that made our stay fantastic!

Carolina Anzolin Iaquinto

from Ireland, October 2021

"Uma confortável e divertida experiência "

O café da manhã e a organização na casa é fantástica, os instrutores de surf e yoga são muito responsáveis e atenciosos.


from Great Britain, October 2021

"Short Yoga Retreat in Ovar"

I’m pleased to say that I loved the yoga classes provided from Jennifer. It was beyond my expectations. The house is in a good location, confortable installations, amazing instructors, and closed to the town nearby the sea. Very looking forward to visit it again and have a go with the surfing classes

Kelly De Vries

from Germany, October 2021


Great crew! I felt welcome from the second I was picked up from the train station. Or actually, since the first email contact. The instructors (surf and yoga) know what they are doing, are good and supportive!

The location is really quiet, just a short walk to stores and the beach!

The house is tidy, spacious and clean.

Good beds, I slept great, and I slept in a dorm / shared room.

Bathroom is fine.

Big choice for breakfast, they let you take some things for lunch on surf days.

All provided equipement for yoga and surf are excellent, I didn't miss anything.


from Italy, October 2021

"Fantastic surf camp experience"

Really, really enjoyed my week-long stay at GWSL!

The facilities were very cosy and clean, from the communal kitchens and lounge areas to the bedroom (in my case a very spacious solo room with a private bathroom).

The breakfast bar was well-stocked and of good quality.

The staff were super friendly and really went out of their way to make everyone feel at home and just have a good time.

The 2 surf instructors were very competent and always made sure we'd go to a beach where conditions would be suitable for the group's skill level.

Overall the experience left nothing to be desired in my book. I would definitely recommend GWSL to anyone looking for a beginner-friendly surf camp in the Porto region.

Ivo Dejanovic

from Croatia, September 2021


Everyrthing is amazing! A really nice place for solo travelers and people open for new experiences. Ricardo and Dani are ultimate surfer dudes and will make sure to take you to the best beaches.


from Ireland, September 2021

"Beautiful "

Really enjoyed my week of surfing and yoga, would highlyrecommend. The lodge is clean and comfortable, the yoga studio is a beautiful space with great facilities and amazing and enthusiastic teachers. the surfing was great fun , the surf instructors made it so much fun and safety was paramount.

Lara Dolezalek-frese

from Italy, September 2021

"The best surf trip I’ve had so far!"

The Lodge is super clean, well maintained and equipped (there are kitchens, bathrooms, dinner tables and areas outside). You can also use a pool and a nearby tennis court.

Both, yoga and surf lessons have been great. The teachers gave helpful instructions and supported while challenging yourself.

I especially enjoyed the surfing! ♥️ The beach we went to had great waves and the instructors stayed out there with you until everyone was worn out (not just 2 hours as normally!). I have already told everyone there in person, but once again: I enjoyed every moment of my stay! Thank you very much!

Gaziz Seidalinov

from Germany, September 2021

Great atmosphere for a true vacation time with amazing Surf and Yoga instructors, and family like group of new friends I met!!!

Samantha Clark

from Italy, September 2021

"The Best Place "

The home itself was AMAZING and so beautiful along with the best breakfast before surfing. We met so many people and had the best time. It was such a great environment and the city itself is very inexpensive. Our instructors were Ricardo and Danny and they were also the best and always made you feel safe in the water. I HIGHLY recommend this place and suggest staying at least the full week!

Phillip Dean

from United States, September 2021

"Amazing adventure "

Surfing, bonfires, group dinners, bioluminescent midnight ocean swims, karaoke and so much more made this trip a perfect adventure. Be open and free, and you’ll have a blast.

Eeeel Zsco

from Italy, September 2021

"First solo trip - an experience to remember"

As the title says, this was my first solo trip. I also had not tried surfing before my staying at the Lodge. Needless to say, I did not know what to expect.

Well, everything I found exceeded my expectations. I chose a private room and it was perfect, bathroom and kitchen got cleaned every morning during my stay. Breakfast was absolutely on point. Surf instructors were amazing, especially Ricardo. Even tho I had not bought the yoga package, I decided to try the evening class for a couple of days and it was very good - it helped a lot after a surfing day.

Last but not least, I met many interesting people from all over the world and eventually made some good friends.

Overall, really enjoyed this experience - if I could I would go back any day.


from Germany, September 2021

"The place to be!!!!"

Yoga & Surf is the best combo if you want to balance your Body, Mind & Soul. I feel like superwoman after 6 days and I will definitely come back. Excellent yoga & surf instructors. You will find positive vibes all around;-)

Emese Dobos

from Hungary, September 2021

"amazing place with amazing people"

The place is nice and clean, it was way better than I imagined. The staff is really helpful and friendly. The surfing, the yoga class, the breakfast, everything was wonderful. I only spent 2 nights there but I made unforgetable memories, thank you so much.

Agnieszka Golofit

from Portugal, September 2021

Great place, atmosphere and environment for meeting people with positive vibe!

Everything well organized. We really enjoyed surf lessons with Ricardo and Alex. Only regretting not staying longer..

Marta Malgrab

from Poland, September 2021

"Best holiday of my life"

Everything was so great - the atmosphere, the house and the surf. Gabriel is the sunshine of this house. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend to everyone! I learned a lot with Ricardo and Alex - both are great instructors. Cannot be more happy with this holiday. Yin yoga classes and free bike rental superseded my expectations.

Serena Giardina

from Italy, September 2021

"Great surf & yoga experience"

The surf house was lovely, surf instructors were great and yoga lessons amazing!

Monica Onida

from Great Britain, September 2021

"Beautiful location and amazing staff"

Gabriel and Riccardo were both unique and special in their own way. Also Alex and Veronica professional and lovely. We had so much fun and at the same time we felt looked after. People from all over the world made the environment friendly and varied with different ages, sex and origins. We absolutely loved that.

Surfing is a difficult sport so better to arrive fit and strong as the pace is quick and intense, we loved the challenge but next time we’ll arrive better prepared

Valeria Arosio

from Italy, August 2021

"Amazing experience, amazing place, absolutely amazing people"

Everything was amazing. The surf instructors Alex, Ricardo and Pedro are great! They were really careful, I learned a lot from them and I felt always very safe even if it was my first surf experience. The surf lessons were really long and we stayed a lot in the water with no time pressure. I loved the yoga classes with Caterina and Veronica, the classes were all different from each other and from any other class I have ever had. The lodge was very clean and fully equipped with everything you may need. The whole environment was very chill and relaxing. I felt very lucky since I met a lot of very nice people and, even if I was travelling solo, I never felt alone. Obrigada por esta experiência maravilhosa!

Agnes Somogyi

from Hungary, August 2021

"Amazing teachers:)"

Great classes. Everything was better that I imagined. I had an amazing time. Thank you. Pedro and Ricardo was also fantastic teachers and people.


from Portugal, August 2021

"Great experience! "

I had a great stay! Very nice people, really good accommodation and facilities, very clean, and great experience with Yoga and Surf. Loved the breakfast!

Ari Olea

from Spain, August 2021

"Fantastic surfcamp with yoga"

I have done a 3 day surf camp in Golden Waves. It has been wonderful. The surf instructors (Pedro, Ricky, Alex ...) and the Yoga teacher (Caterina) are all very good professionals and excellent people.

In addition, the breakfast is very good and very complete. Very good atmosphere, the perfect place to disconnect and reconnect with yourself.

Julia Haderer

from Austria, August 2021

"Genau das richtige for einen freien Kopf!"

Tolle Surf-Lehrer, sie sogar mangelnde Sonne und kaltes Wasser wett machen. Internationale Community, mit denen man auch abseits von Yoga und Surfing viel Spaß haben kann.

Herzliche Yoga-Lehrerinnen, die den perfekten Ausklang zum Surfen bieten.

Wirklich eine tolle Erfahrung :)

Anja Schulze-larsen

from Denmark, August 2021

"Excellent vacation"

The vibe at the Golden Waves Surf & Yoga Lodge is unique and everyone on the staff team and the owner Sergio were positive, helpful and made my stay really pleasant. The two surf instructors Ricardo and Pedro are simply excellent! Really skilled teachers, funny and they made sure that everyone surfing had a great time. The breakfast was great. I stayed for a week and could easily have stayed longer. Will definitely come back for more surfing and yoga. I highly recommend this place.


from Poland, August 2021

"Not what I expected"

The food was awesome and cheap in that area of Portugal. The rooms were clean and the house had a wonderful garden. The organisers will come and pick you up from Ovar station free of charge.

Vika Snesarevski

from Israel, August 2021

"Amazing place "

Amazing place and people. Very good energy.

Very profesional surf and yoga teachers.

Big thanks to Pedro and Ricardo for best surf lessons and to Kat for yoga♡

And thanks Serjio for everything.

I enjoyed every moment in this beautiful place.

Matic Košir

from Hungary, August 2021


Instructors Pedro and Ricardo were AWESOME!

They make you believe you can do anything and with their help, you can! :)

The Lodge was very clean and tidy, the vibe is pleasant and chill. There was a lot of space to hangout or chill with other visitors. The lodge also have a pool and free bike rental!

We booked the 2 day surf and yoga and enjoyed every bit of it! The only thing we regret is not booking for a week or more, we won't repeat that mistake next time! :)

We highly recomend Golden waves surf&yoga lodge to anyone!


from United States, August 2021

"Amazing experience "

Wow...what a great experience. This was my 1st Yoga retreat and have to say it was more then I expected. The house was very clean and accommodations were great. The surf team was absolutely amazing. Everyone makes you feel welcomed and goes out of their way to accommodate you.


from Germany, July 2021

"Being home on my holidays "

- amazing house with a butiful garden

- DIY-interior made with love and a good taste

- surf instructors Piedro and Ric were great and very motivating

- didn‘t had to take care of the surfing material

- yoga teacher Catarina was amazing too

- lovely, cozy and family like vibe during the whole stay


from Spain, July 2021

"Everything was great, but"

All in all my experience at Golden Waves was great! The place is beautiful and well taken care of, everything is very clean and organized, there are free bikes, the rooms and beds are very comfortable, and the yoga shala is really nice and the classes lead by Veronica were really, really good. She is a very good teacher who plans her classes carefully so that they are never the same and they are always fun and relaxing and exactly what you need after surf. Also, Veronica is really nice and she will help you with everything. The surf classes lead by Pedro were also really, really good. He is a great teacher who always helps everyone and has a positive contagious attitude.

Luca Capuozzo

from Spain, July 2021

"Tutto ben organizzato ! "

Le sessioni di yoga sono state stupende e Veronica dedica molta attenzione a tutti. La sala e le attrezzature sono ottime. La colazione buona. Gli istruttori di surf eccellenti e sempre vicini per aiutare (anche in mare).

Marc Polin

from Switzerland, May 2021

"Kurzaufenthalt an den ich mich gerne zurück erinnere"

Tolle Unterkunft, nahegelegene Surfspots, tolle Restaurants, schöner Strand, relaxte Leute

Lacey Reefer

from Spain, August 2019

The lodge was very clean, had great vibes, a beautiful outdoor and convenient location. All the personnel and surf instructor were very friendly, helpful and really chill. We felt very welcomed, comfortable and accommodated.

Emma Phillips

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Can’t wait to come again "

The atmosphere, the people, the facilities, the sunset surfing, the morning yoga and how great the hosts and staff were. All brilliant. Fantastic place to stay

Sergei Zagoskin

from Russia, July 2019

"Retreat to quiet cosy place with intensive surfing"

Nice positive atmosphere in the surf camp.

Very friendly community from different countries.

Quite good breakfasts.

Professional and helpful surf instructors.

Katherine Lewis

from Great Britain, July 2019

Breakfast was excellent and hosts were very accommodating and always available for help.

Vincent Hallé

from Canada, August 2018

"Nice place !!"

Alex is an amazing instructor! The place is really nice !!