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Surf Camps (6)

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8 Days The Balanced Surfer, Surf Camp in Cascais, Portugal

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4 Days The Balanced Surfer Surf Camp in Cascais, Portugal

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8 Days The Rock Climber and Flow Surfer Camp in Cascais, Portugal

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Instructors (5)

Laura Quiroga

Bernardo Ruivo

Hans Vasquez

Catia Pereira

Isabella Limmer

Reviews (63)

Nelly Obkircher

from Austria, August 2019

I had the best experience ever in Wyra house. Laura, Matt and Ben made my stay enjoyable. I met lovely people in Wyra house full of good vibes. I will definitely visit the house once again.


from Great Britain, September 2019

"Thank You for an amazing experience it was big fun."

Our host Laura together with her great team created a perfect atmosphere. All the activities were well planned. If you want to get new experience highly recommend this kind of holiday. Thank you! Danija&Sergejs

Joe Dorne

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Fantastic stay"

The hostel atmosphere was lovely. Well kept with nice facilities, staff and attracts a good crowd of visitors (not too 'backpacker').

Shona Patterson

from Ireland, August 2019

"Thank you"

I really enjoy the beautiful location and relaxed atmosphere in the house. I had a great time climbing and the yoga was very good too.

All exceeded my expectations.

Margherita Trevisan

from Italy, August 2019

"Lost in the nature "

Guincho is a magical place, up to the hills of Cascais. The Wayra house is surrounded only by wild nature, is a really good escape from the daily city life.

You can take long walks inside the natural park of Sintra-Cascais, the beach is only 20 minutes walking from the house and there are a lot of activities suggested to do.

Laura is a really lovely woman, she always look after you and whatever you may need; Mat and Mauro are really good cookers, I suggest you to have a vegetarian dinner made by them, is excellent.

I already miss this place and this little family, the feeling and the vibes of Wayra House are really special! ❤️


from Netherlands, August 2019


The people working, the conditions, the happy atmosphere, lovely experience

Youssef Al Fahham

from United States, July 2019

"Awesome Experience"

The surf instructors are wonderful and the hostel is amazing. Met some great people at the hostel! Would love to go back again. Great for beginners and solo travelers.


from France, July 2019

Nice atmosphere there ! Really nice place for vacation, the hostel has a great location.

Kai-lii Merisalu

from Estonia, July 2019

"Wonderful stay if you enjoy nature and good company"

Guincho Wayra House was fantastic! I loved both the people that stayed and worked there. The views from my window and from balconies were beautiful - a lot of green forest, hills and sea. Everything was super clean and it was a nice 15-minute walk to the beach from the house. Also loved the morning yoga lessons - they were professional and also well suited for beginners. Thanks Laura, Ida and Catia! I definitely got long lasting memories from Guincho.

Carol Pye

from Great Britain, July 2019

The yoga classes and two instructors were excellent. It was great to have morning classes alternating with evening ones. Loved that the classes were small and the instructors gave everyone individual help with positions when necessary. The SUP course in Cascais was daily for six days, and towards the end of the week we were able to do some yoga poses which was fun.

Malin Stål

from Portugal, June 2019

Love this place, was weary welcomeing and loving hostel and owner. I’m grateful to been there, flexible times and great activity’s. Loved the climbing instructors and the climbing place as well. Hope to be back soon!

Louise Hemfrey

from Great Britain, May 2019

"You cannot worry at Wayra House"

Guincho Wayra House is a beautiful retreat centre and healing home, full of care and courtesy. The hosts, Laura and Valentina, are simply delightful people, who honoured me by sharing some of their stories and advice for life. I will definitely be back later this year to experience the house, the yoga and the sea again!

Eugenia Muraveva

from Great Britain, April 2019

We had the most amazing time at Laura's place! thank you so much!

Eryn Mac Donald

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Wayra House is awesome"

Laura, Kasia, Hans, Pierre and all the travelling house mates are amazing. Unforgettable few days, make the most of it. You won't regret, or be bored! Oh and the kite surfing, surfing, climbing, yoga and all the rest is great fun too :)

Diana Vozarova

from Portugal, March 2019

"Unexpected situation"

The greeting was very nice and warm, the environment itself is beautifully decorated, house is full of light and sunshine, nice terrace and everything very clean. Easy, but nice fresh breakfast, nothing extraordinary, buffet style. Tea and coffee always available to make by yourself. Location good, if you want to get around, youĺl need a car. You will enjoy it here if you respect the 1000 house rules :) And I also think it's better to come during the season as there might not be such a huge focus on everything from the owner when there are more people.

Generally would recommend.


from Netherlands, September 2018


clean house, really nice view and walking distance to the beautiful Guincho beach. Te waves at Guincho beach are perfect for the wavesurfing. The wavesurf instructors are great!

Mariavittoria Berti

from Ireland, September 2018

"Amazing experience"

I stayed at Laura’s place 6 days and would highly recommend to anybody this experience.

She’s an excellent host, always taking care of their guests and making sure everybody is enjoying their time. She’s funny, outgoing and her attitude is highly contagious, creating a familiar atmosphere in the house. Special mention also to Jamin, great collaborator with a beautiful soul :)

The house is clean, cozy and has a beautiful terrace with the view on the beach.Having an healthy breakfast there with yogurts, fresh fruits, etc will kick off your day in the perfect way.

The surf and yoga lesson are effective, with highly qualified teachers and the intense training is ensured.

Thanks so much Laura! hope to come back soon

Jan Grunau

from Germany, August 2018

"we had a pleasant week"

It was such a nice place at Guincho Wayra House. Laura is an incredible host and helped with everything. The house is clean an comfy and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The kite lessons with Laura, Pipo and Davide were a lot of fun and we learned a lot. We will definitely come back!

Daniela Nigro

from Austria, August 2018

The hostel and the location are really cool! Chilled atmosphere, no party place and nice people met at the hostel. Jamin is great! Chilled and very nice and available host, Australian chap with quite some travelling background! Always nice conversations! Laura is a very energetic woman, travelled a lot, speaks several languages and cares a lot about her business! Always speak clear details about activities you want to arrange (the are a lot to chose from) as duration of the classes varies based on the activities!

Ibrahim Ramadan

from Germany, August 2018

"Amazing experience"

Laura and everyone there were really nice with positive energy everywhere and it feels more like home! Had such a wonderful time!

Christophe Rouxel

from France, August 2018

Breakfast very good

quality and tidied house

the welcome and help of Laura

Changing between visits and surfing lessons

Roderic Hillege

from Netherlands, July 2018

Really nice, modern property with a view on the green mountains and the sea.

Caiscais is actually a decent size city that has everything you need - and even Ubers are plenty available- so a rental car is not needed to get around.

You can do lots of activities - so there is always something to do.

If you go for lessons, they will take you with their VW busses to the beach.

Also the average age of people there was around 30-35 when I got there. Which is nice when you share a room with them ;)

The bunkbeds were or decent quality. If you stay here, you have to pay Sintra a visit!

Jonathan Mardini

from United States, July 2018

"First Time Solo Travel Experience"

I was very nervous at first, my first time travelling solo, not knowing any Portuguese, what I was going to be doing, who I was going to be around. I worried so much for no reason. They really make you feel comfortable when you arrive, give you ideas of places to go to and how to get there. Jamin makes some very good breakfast every morning before everyone starts their day by either surfing or sight seeing. Everyone was very nice and I really enjoyed my stay there.

Pauline Martin

from France, July 2018

"Best first surf camp experience !"

I just couldn't expect more for a first time. I was so very well welcome by Laura and Jamin !

Very warm and flexible, always available for me.

Especially since I was traveling alone!

I immediately felt comfortable and the relations with the other occupants were excellent! (so many beautiful encounters!)

It was just like been at home !

Thank you so much for everything, I will be back as soon as possible!


Helen Kern

from Slovenia, July 2018

"Beautiful and peaceful place to be"

Beautiful house and rooms. It is such a quiet and peaceful atmosphere there. It is very clean and the terrace for having breakfast f.ex. a dream!

Sophia Schiemer

from Austria, July 2018

"Awesome time with lovely people"

The best about our trip were the people there - so lovely, open-minded, humorous and enthusiastic about surfing.

David and Hans, our instructors for the kite lessons were very patient and motivated to share this addicting sport with us. Laura, the owner is an energetic, loving woman who is very interested in making your holiday special.

When you go wave surfing you gonna have teachers of a local surf school, which are also very nice, helpful and attentive.

The house is very clean and nicely furnitured - better than a typical hostel how I am used to it. You'll have an awesome view to the ocean, sitting on a terrace while having breakfast consisting of cereal stuff, fruits, bread, jam, honey, coffee of course and some cake - so also very satisfying.

This all is not located directly in Cascais - Charneca is about 20 km from Cascais. Which means, that the beach close by is not very filled with tourists - Guincho is a good surf spot, so surfers is what you gonna see mainly there.

To that beach you have a very nice 10-Min-walk through pine trees.

And there are a lot of other things to do in the area around. (Sintra, Hiking, Cascais, Climbing, Yoga...)

Jenny Wikman

from Sweden, July 2018


Beautiful surroundings and beaches

Jessenia Garovo

from Italy, April 2018

"Great place"

The hostel is situated 15 minutes from Cascais by car (6-8 euros with uber) in a place surrounded by green and nature. Very relaxing after surf lessons. The hostel is very cozy, from the decor to the people it makes you feel welcome: you can relax outside with a beautiful view, read a book, take a joga session or meet the others guests. Actually it's more similar to a house than a hostel. I would reccommend this place to solo travellers as well as to groups of friends who love nature and water sports, but it's not the better place for people more interested in nightlife and fun.

Tamara Vilhar

from Slovenia, October 2017

"Perfect recharge"

In our week we had perfect weather for wave surfing. Instructors were very professional, they know what they are doing all being experienced surfers. Despite the end of the season, they were still enthusiastic and very motivational for us, beginners. We got wet-suits, which could be more fit, but they did the job keeping us warm in the ocean.

Stefania Ciccolini

from Italy, August 2017

"A wonderful experience in a very special place"

The position, the staff, the service

Kimberly Moniz

from United States, July 2017

"Amazing Trip!"

This Hostel was wonderful! The location and view was absolutely breath taking. I was very lucky to have met such amazing people from all over the UK. This was my first experience in a hostel and it was incredible. I would definitely book again through bookyogaretreats.


from Spain, September 2019


Poder cocinar como si estuvieras en casa, la decoración, el recibimiento de los anfitriones y la facilidad para relacionarte con la gente alojada, la ubicación y la oferta de actividades.

Elisa Thönen

from Switzerland, August 2019

"Fantastic experience with amazing people"

the Wayra Guincho house is a lovely house, located in a calm area with a beautiful view and a good atmosphere. indeed, it felt more like a home place than a hostel:) the rooms are nice and the breakfast is good too.

all the activities where well organised and everything was relaxt but challenging in the right ammount and with a good flow & nice energy.

I loved my vacation there very much and will come back for sure. Thank you Laura & staff

Daniela Grilnberger

August 2019

"Most beautiful holiday I've ever had"

If I were you - I would definitely book. Imagine a house full of beautiful people inside and out. A house where you have breakfast in the morning with a breathtaking view of the sea. On the one hand, you can relax and forget everything from your everyday life. On the other hand there are many possibilities for activities with professional instructors. I had an amazing time at this Surf Camp and would love to come back as soon as possible!


from Germany, June 2019

"Had the best time!"

The accommodation is really small with only 14 people staying there tops which is really nice as after a few days you feel like your in a house full of friends. The house is super clean and well looked after. There are lots of different activities to choose from and Laura makes sure that everythings runs smoothly also being very flexible and fair if something is not according to plan. She always wants to make sure you're having a nice vacation and gives great advice.

The Yoga instructor Ida was the best one i had yet! Also the massage therapist that came in was just so awesome :) All in all i had a really nice relaxing vacation!

Sarah Jung

from Germany, May 2019

The people were beyond friendly! The area was wonderful- so much to see! I wish we could’ve stayed longer. The surfing and the yoga was much fun and the room was comfy and everything was very clean. I recommend it definitely.


from United States, April 2019

"Peaceful and active - well balanced "

First of all, I have really enjoyed my stay at Laura's lovely house!

It is located perfectly with a view towards the ocean to enjoy the marvelous sunsets. The beach is in walking distance, very clean and good for surfers. Cascais city center and all activities are reached within 15min by car, Uber etc.

All communication was very lovely from the beginning from the booking to the stay at the house. Laura was very supportive via WhatsApp upon arrival.

I had the package of two sessions of yoga and two climbing sessions and highly recommended both!

The atmosphere at the house was peaceful and quiet as I have stayed off-season end of March. The common area is spacious and the interior is chosen with a lot of love. The house is very clean and some rules help everyone to keep it like that.

If I'm lucky, I'll find the time to come again and can recommend it to everyone who is looking for an active but chilled time in Portugal!

Anna Keremen

from Germany, March 2019

" nice place to calm down surrounded by nature +good vibes"

Honestly, Laura and Valentina are angels, super warm hearting persons!! The house is very clean, super comfy, full of positive energy and nicely located within the nature. It´s a very calm place. I wouldn´t recommend it for a "party and surf" holiday, but as it is a yoga retreat - it´s perfect to recover from the daily hectic.

Nadine Rüdisühli

from Switzerland, March 2019

"Wonderful place with good vibes"

I enjoyed my stay at Guincho Wayra House a lot! The surrounding of the house is very peaceful, the breakfast is good, the yoga & surf classes were great and Laura spreads so much love and energy in the house! Thanks again for everything!


from United States, February 2019

"A life changing experience "

My 3 nights and 4 days at the guincho wayra house were perfect. Laura the hostess is an incredible kind and strong person. I loved how she made the house so welcoming. The view from the house is just beautiful. If you're looking for a party house this is not the one.

The yoga teacher catia was just as lovely. Every morning at 8.15 my day started with a lesson from her. Her voice made me very relaxed. I also did the mindful walk, which we did in the hills around sintra. Just beautiful. Thank you for this wonderful stay and I'm planning of coming back. For me this whole experience was just what I needed.

Juliette Maillard

from France, August 2018

"Amazing place, amazing peopke"

I just had an amazing time at Laura’s house. I met incredible people, and just enjoyed practicing yoga and going to surf everyday day.

It’s not a real yoga retreat and people who come for that will be maybe disappointed. But yoga was amazing for me because it really helps me to stretch after surfing !

I really want to come back next year, just to rest and improve my yoga and surf skills.

I can only recommend you this place !

Sanne Douma

from Netherlands, July 2018

"Prachtige, rustige locatie"

Het strand was binnen loopafstand

Leuk stadje Cascais dichtbij

Schone accommodatie

Lieve mensen

Goed om alleen te reizen

Karina Legoinha

from France, March 2018

"Great place for yoga and surf"

Definitely, it is the place to be in Cascais for the relaxation and some activities such as Yoga, Kite surf, climbing… I spent 1 week in the Guincho Hostel during the low season (February). It was very quiet and I had the opportunity to get private lessons for yoga and surf. I really enjoyed the daily yoga classes to feel peaceful in my mind and in my body at the end.

Laura the owner of the hostel is amazing. She will give you a warm welcome and she is very involved to make her guess feel comfortable. She pays a particular attention to her guests and to their wishes. She really helps her guests to improve their level in such activities. She is very strict with the choice of her partnerships in terms of surf schools or teachers collaborating with her. She is demanding with the quality provided making the comfort of her guest her priority.

It is very relaxing place, beautifully designed with comfortable rooms. We feel at home there! The hostel is clean with bright rooms, a nice kitchen and the gorgeous terrace offers a great view for the sunset on the Guincho beach. Moreover, the healthy breakfasts are delicious (tea, coffee, fruits, cereals, yogurts,…) I definitely recommend it and can’t wait to be back.

Kate Pavlova

from France, June 2017

"Amazing time at Laura's place"

I had an amazing time in the hostel. I took a weekly package of yoga + kitesurf in a 6-people bedroom.

THe house itself is great, very cozy and proper. Laura serves breakfast for her guests and we often had dinner althogether either in the hostel or outside.

If you want to do yoga, whether as a beginner or an advanced yogi, it's also a great place. There is a spacious yoga room and the profs doing classes are very atentive and accessible. Again, you can do it whatever is your level.

Kitesurf, Paddle, Surf - you can choose according to your preferences or whether conditions. I did 2 days of kitesurf and 3 days of SUP as there was no more wind. The team of instructors are professional and attentive & they also care about you having a great time.

I went on my own and I met really great people in there, including Laura and her team, who receive all the guests like a family.

I'll come back with no hesitation !