Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat

Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat is located in the Ericeira's World Surfing Reserve. They offer surf camps and powerful yoga retreats in various accommodations.

Instructors 1

Dorotea Zafferani

Dorotea is a certified RYT 400 Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket yoga teacher and her style is strongly influenced by her background in ballet and contemporary dance. In her classes, Dorotea always encourages her students to listen and to bring stillness in their body and mind. At the same time, she never forgets the need for students to play, fall, and step out of their comfort zone. Dorotea's classes are strong, dynamic, energetic, and always incorporate a strong breathing technique. Expect to sweat, play, invert, and enjoy a long savasana at the end!

Reviews 133


from France, August 2018

"Very nice stay"

I loved the surf lessons and all the staff at Moka was very kind, friendly and helpful.

Joni Freeman

from Finland, July 2018

It was very good to start mornings with excellent yoga lessons that changed tradition from day to day (yin, vinyasa, ashtanga etc). The surf instructors were professional and easy going. I liked the cozy feeling the Moka house hosts managed to create. Shared breakfasts and dinners with other guests made the stay unforgettable.

Christina Bachmaier

from Austria, April 2018

"Awesome 8 days of Yoga & Surf"

The atmosphere at Moka is warm and friendly, the staff knows the names of every single guest and it felt like visiting friends.

The buidlings and the yard are lovingly furnished, fully equipped and clean, hammocks and lounge furniture are everywhere.

The included breakfast and dinner were arranged thoughtfully and delicious. Also the free transfers were organized very well.

About my surf & yoga package: I loved it.

Dorotea is an awesome yoga teacher, calm and friendly but sprightly and fun as well (in the free time). I really miss her voice, guiding me into yoga positions.

Carlos and Roberto from the Organic Surf School are extraordinary teachers as well, always giving individual feedback on how to improve, in a friendly and helpful way. And they are fun as well, I really had a great time!

Least but not last: the deep tissue massage by Monika really was amazing!

Moka truely works with selected, excellent and friendly people only.

Marta Garcia Celma

from Germany, September 2017

"The week of the year!"

Our one week stay was perfect, over perfect if that is possible.

Since the first instance, the conversations with Francesca made our arrival easy and comfortable. During the whole week, their drop-off and pick-up to/from the beach and town allowed us to hang around happily, although we also enjoyed just staying at Moka, reading at the hammocks under the sun!

The building, amenities and whole environment around the house are a delight. It is not just beautiful, it is welcoming. The Moka crew has built up a space in which in just one day you can feel like home, and that is reflected in the great way everyone relates to each other.

The breakfasts and the dinners were just tempting and delicious ... incredible Italian dinners!

In our case, we booked a full yoga retreat - with two daily classes plus an incredible massage. The yoga classes were thoughtful and really well led. For someone with little practice, the first days felt like happy pins-and-needles and by the end of the week, it just felt like better postures, better muscles, and much happier soul. In addition, I adventure to some horse riding, which was actually really cool and with a local feeling. And even when we did not think in joining surfing we are reconsidering it now, as everyone seemed to really enjoy it and to feel a truthful connection with the ocean and all that surfing means.

For two people, embedded in the overpopulated, never stopping, city drama, this week was paradise for our bodies and minds.

Isabelle Schmidt

from Germany, September 2018

"Most beautiful place for yoga and surfing"

Varying yoga classes every day, given by a skilled teacher. The whole place is amazingly cosy and nice. Also surf classes were great. I spend a wonderful time and met a lot of interesting people!

Christine Lopes

from France, September 2018

"Maravihoso! "

Adorei as actividades de yoga, e SURF . O ambiente espiritual. Os professores foram mesmo bom !

MOKA : i ll see you next year !!!!

Margaux Smeets

from France, August 2018

"Amazing Journey at the MokaSurfHouse"

Everything was great ! The MokaSurfHouse is the perfect place to spend a day, a week or more in a little paradise. I felt like home, people have been so generous, kind and respectful. The yoga Teachers (Doroty and Sanna) were so professional as the Surf Teachers were. I've made so much progress in just one week thanks to them and their advices, their disponibility and passion for what they do. Also the helpfullness of the staff was just impressive, they are always here if needed. The food was delicious and vegetarian, breakfasts offer a lot of different choices, for everyone (salty, sweety, fresh juice, hot drinks, saja milk...). So I already think about coming back for another trip ! Thanks for all !

Hakima Kebir

from France, May 2018

"Très bon séjour surf yoga"

L accueil, la disponibilité, la gentillesse et la bienveillance

Frederique Van Breugel

from United States, May 2018

"Great experience"

- delicious food

- good accommodation

- nice people & great service

Highly recommended!


from Germany, September 2017

"Schöner Urlaub, aber noch Luft nach oben"

Die Atmosphäre vor Ort ist entspannt und das Gelände ist wirklich sehr schön. Auch die Mischung aus Yoga und Surfen ist super. Die Anbieter achten sehr darauf, dass das Moka House sauber und gemütlich ist. Auch die Gäste sind fast alle super aufgeschlossen, offen und toll. Es ist leicht, neue Leute kennenzulernen. Auch die Mehrbettzimmer sind - obwohl klein - schön eingerichtet. Die Yogastunden sind vielleicht nicht super persönlich gehalten, aber sehr profesionell, fordernd und intensiv. Leute, die Yoga regelmäßig machen, kommen hier in jedem Fall auf ihre Kosten :) Die Surfschule, mit der das Moka House zusammenarbeitet, ist auch super. Der Shuttle zum Strand funktioniert einwandfrei, der Lehrer motiviert und unterstützt (besonders) Anfänger, sodass man schnell Erfolgserlebnisse hat! Von der sportlichen und menschlichen Seite kann ich das Moka House also sehr empfehlen.

Ksenia Tolkacheva

from Russia, September 2017

Everything was great. The team is really nice and the place is wonderful! It feels like being at friends house and not in a hotel. The dinners are delicious and yoga classes are really well organised. Surf is worth trying as well. I will definitely come back.

Melissa Ounis

from France, June 2017

"Amazing week at Moka Surfhouse "

Everything was great! It feels just like home and is the perfect place to relax. The staff is amazing. The yoga class were really great and very diverse. The surf lessons were really good. The breakfast and diners were excellent. I met amazing people and have been able to take a real break. Thanks so much to the Mokasurfhouse family ! I will surely come back !

Emma Peak

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Lovely little retreat, wish I could’ve stayed longer!"

Friendly staff and guests, relaxing environment, yoga classes were a good variety.


from United States, October 2018

"Yogi's dream!"

LOVED the yoga classes with Dorotea! If you're looking at yoga retreats as a more experienced yogi, you'll love her classes and if you're more of a beginner, you'll learn from the best. The staff are amazing, and the location is good as it's close to busses into Sintra and Ericeria, the transport into town every night is a huge plus, and the food is unreal. The massage is a lovely addition, incredible value for money!

Nicole Hand

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing Surf and Yoga Retreat "

From the time I arrived, I felt at home. The location and place were very relaxing and the staff was welcoming. Yoga with Christina was great and the different types of classes offered have a lot of variety. Surfing with Marco was fun - I felt safe and learned some new techniques.

Fleur Beaton-daghestani

from United States, October 2018


My time at Moka was wonderful and I was very impressed with the venue, the quality of yoga instruction and the food. We were served three amazing breakfasts with juice and cake, and the group dinner was absolutely delicious. The staff were super-friendly and very helpful. Most of all, this place is great value for money and makes for a lovely break. I will be returning :) thanks guys 🙏🏻

Segilola Jolaosho

from Spain, October 2018

"Amazing adventure"

Both the surf and yoga sessions were of high quality and a lot of fun at the same time. The accomodation and facilities were top notch and the people working there as well as all the guests were extremely friendly. I left with new friends. I would most definitely recommend this place.

Ilia Pilastiros

from United States, September 2018

"An incredible experience"

As a solo traveller from London, I was initially both anxious and excited about my stay at Moka, but it turned out to be an incredible experience. While on my to Ericeira by coach, I received a WhatsApp message from Augusta, one of the owners, asking what time I would arrive so that she could come collect me. This put me at ease and made a great first impression. Augusta took me on a tour of Moka, and introduced me to the guests who were very welcoming and became family for the next 4 days. I shared a room with three guests, taking one of the top bunks. I have never had a good experience sleeping in bunk beds, but this bed was fantastic, solid, no sway or creaking when turning at night. The mattress was nice and firm. I slept very well and asked the guests about their beds, and they all had the same feedback. I had one Vinyasa class with Moka’s resident instructor, which was crafted from wood and put together so well. The session wasn’t too intense but she put us through some new moves which was great. I also had one Yin class, which was less dynamic, more meditative, holding stretches for longer. Above all, the daily surf sessions were my favourite part of the stay. I discovered a new passion and incredible scenery. Floating on a surfboard, with the grand ocean behind you and early morning fog drifting over the cliff top onto the water was an amazing sight. Moka was very accommodating and I’m amazed at how they keep on top of everyone’s requirements.

Fiona Mckeand

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Highly recommended experience"

The people were lovely and very helpful and very friendly. It was excellent value for money and the layout and environment were wonderful. Very organised and the breakfast and shared dinners were excellent.

Amanda Rogers

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Sanctuary "

Amazing yoga classes, beautiful surroundings and the staff were wonderful from start to finish

Sumani Lanka

from United States, September 2018

"A beautiful place with beautiful people"

I loved everything about this retreat. I made some great friends, did some amazing yoga, visited beautiful beaches, and ate amazing seafood. It felt like I was part of this great, big family. There was time to unwind and be by yourself, but it was also a very social place. It was just a great experience. Clean bathrooms, nice facilities, friendly staff.

Naama Tzuriel

from Israel, August 2018

"Moka surfhouse is the best!"

Everything was perfect!

So cozy and homie.

Felt like home from the first moment.

Every detail was noticed and taken care of very personaly. And was always high maintainence and clean!

Marika Przybyl

from Slovenia, August 2018

"Relaxing and energizing yoga retreat"

Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat is above and beyond! The place has stunning, big yurt in which yoga classes and meditations are held, there's also lovely, spacious garden with hammocks to chill in. Rooms are very simple but at the same time tidy and sufficient. Most importantly the yoga teacher (Dorotea) is really fantastic, she has lots of good energy and patience which is quite important for the beginners like me. There's also incredible massage included in the pack which was probably the best experience of this kind that I've ever had. Breakfasts are modest but filling and delicious vegan dinners are just another big advantages. All the people who work in the house are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who searches for peace, wants to develop their yoga skills and meet some great people from all around the world!

Cassandra Lewis

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Such a warm and welcoming place!"

Moka Surfhouse is a hidden gem. It seems to attract kind hearted and welcoming people, and the staff are unbelievably friendly and supportive. A good mix of solo travellers, couples and groups of friends. Dorotea is a fantastic yoga instructor who manages to cater for beginners and advanced people in the same class with ease. Everyone who surfed commented on having excellent teaching in smaller groups (good teacher:student ratio) which helped to improve their skills. The local grocery store is minutes away and the bus into town is simple. Visit Ericeira for some wonderful grilled fish and drinks! Could not recommend this place enough!

Philippa Jackson

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Beautiful yoga and surf hostel. Very sociable"

Beautiful yoga shala. Well organised and set up hostel with free daily transfers into town and loads of activities on offer. Loved the hammocks in amongst the vines outside the shala.

Caroline Zalcman

from Denmark, July 2018

"A nice place with a nice atmosphere"

The atmosphere at the Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat was really good and it was a really nice place both to relax, to meet a lot of nice people from all over the world and to do a lot of yoga with an excellent yoga instruktor. I would say that this is a very nice place to go for a yoga retreat vacation.

Johan Hoffman

from Sweden, July 2018

"Excellent escape among friends"

Friendly atmosphere and professional yoga and surf instructors!

William Turner

from Croatia, July 2018

"Short stay, very happy"

Loved the vibe and the hosts. The yoga venue was a stand out part of the stay.

Kara Mayhew

from Croatia, July 2018

"I would go back in a heart beat!"

I was so happy with my experience at Moka, from the pick up at the bus terminal until my drop off. The staff were incredibly friendly and very helpful. They always made sure I knew my way around by showing me the bus stops, hiking trails, providing bikes for use and a free shuttle into Ericeara twice daily. The house is a short way out of Ericeira which makes it easy to get back and forth but also quiet and peaceful when you're at "home". I chose Moka specifically for the yoga classes offered but they had many suggestions to keep my days fun filled-surfing of course, paddle boarding, biking, hiking and beach time, there is definitely lots to do. Twice during my stay the staff cooked dinner for us and it was DELICIOUS. I was touched that they created a vegan version of everything they made for the guests who needed one, it was very considerate. The grounds are actually quite large so there's several different common areas to hang out. I found Moka to be very organized as well, which is great considering you're sharing a kitchen with many people.

On to the yoga. Dorotea is amazing! She's a very capable and knowledgeable instructor whose not afraid to make adjustments to your asanas. Her classes have the perfect combination of "kick-ass" workout and "mind-body connection". The schedule was really well planned as she had a good mix of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Rocket-one of my favorites.

It was a really laid back atmosphere and I want to go back already! Thanks Moka :)

Sarah Long

from Netherlands, July 2018

"A beautiful place with beautiful people!"

Such an amazing experience, every thing was so relaxed and peaceful. A perfect place to take a break! Dorotea is an amazing teacher and was great at catering to the different levels of everyone in class. The yurt is just so beautiful, I never wanted to leave class.

Thank you so much!

Claudia Fortier

from Canada, July 2018

"Just what I needed"

The hosts are extremely helpful and kind. There is always someone available to answer any question you may have. Everyone is friendly and althought I was travelling alone, I never felt left out. Also, the yoga is perfect! Dynamic in the morning and relaxing in the evening, I was delighted!

Charlotte Clarke

from Switzerland, June 2018

"A fantastically thought out camp"

We were a little anxious, especially my boyfriend as he only recently started yoga, but Dorotea was so good he loved it! The Shala is very pretty, the gardens peaceful and relaxing and you never feel like you’re on top of people. Our room was light and breezy and a pleasant sanctury. Everywhere was always clean and you could easily get the bus, a transfer or a taxi into town, though the supermarket was great so we ate at the hostel a fair bit. The food was the best we had in portugal! And the surf was fantastic. Despite it being an oddly cold week, the wetsuits were warm and I didn’t get cold in the water. The instructors were enthusiastic and very attentive, friendly and professional. We felt so rested at the end of our five days we hated leaving the place and the lovely friends that we made while there. Great atmosphere, great owners, everything just ran so smoothly. Can’t wait to go back!

Julie Settle

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Great Yurt Yoga "

Loved the Yoga in the Yurt … Very light and airy ...loved the variety of Yoga sessions ..Rocket, Yin etc, Also the massage was fantastic

Triona Cahill

from Ireland, June 2018

"Excellent holiday, a wonderful place with wonderful people"

The location, staff, accommodation, food, yoga and massage were all wonderful:) Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but I still had a really enjoyable time and would definitely recommend it to friends, family and anyone interested in yoga, relaxation, surfing or simply taking some time out from your busy life. Thanks to all the Moka staff :)

Tracey O'connell

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Super Relaxing Yoga Retreat"

We had a lovely time at Moka Surfhouse. Francesca and the staff were super friendly and helpful, before and during our trip. The (vegetarian) food was very good - top marks for the chef! I was also quite impressed that even though there were guests arriving and leaving nearly everyday, the staff managed it seamlessly and it wasn't disruptive at all - the whole vibe was super chilled and relaxing. The yurt where we did the yoga classes was great.

Gina Schlutt

from Germany, June 2018

"Best place I have ever been to"

I wanted to spend a few days at a yoga retreat in Portugal, so I chose Moka Surfhouse and this was the best decision I have ever made. Since they also offer surfing I decided to book the 5 night surf and yoga package which includes every day breakfast, two dinners and one massage. The staff was very lovely and they made me feel at home from the first minute I got there. Francesca and Sean are amazing and they go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable. They also drive you to the nearest beaches and to Ericeira every day. The food is also very delicious and always fresh cooked. I love that everyone comes together at dinner time and eats and talks all night long. It´s a great way to meet new people and it feels like a big family. The surfclasses were a lot of fun and even though I have never done it before I felt very safe. The yoga classes were more than amazing. Dorotea is the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She has such a great energy and she made me forget everything else when I was in her class. I wish I could have stayed longer but I know I will be back soon!

Stephen Burke

from United States, June 2018

"Best value retreat in Portugal "

The staff were all phenomenal. The views are exceptional. The culture of the Portuguese people in Ericeria is most enjoyable. The value eat & drink out is ideal.

Astrid Grant

from Germany, June 2018

"Wonderful retreat"

Friendly staff, possibility to be alone or social, excellent yoga classes, lovely room.

Harold Barber

from United States, June 2018

"May stay at Moka"

The entire experience was just amazing!

Excellent surf lessons to help me learn how to surf, since I had never surfed before!

The yoga lessons were fantastic too, I felt pushed and invigorated in my practice in all the classes which were so relaxing and helped enhance my yoga poses!

THe food and staff were amazing too, they were always keen to help and offer advice regarding what to do in the daytime to ensure you got the best experience experience possible!

Would highly recommend to everyone I know, and look forward to coming back!

Isabell Hedling

from Sweden, May 2018

"amazing experiance at moka surf house"

I loved everything at moka surf house! The yoga and surf was top quality and the all staff members are super friendly and helpful with everything from transfer to find activities. Wish I could stay forever!

Susy Oliveira

from United States, May 2018

"Good for the soul"

Loved everything! Location was far enough to enjoy the walk/hike down to the beach. Waterfront walk to town is also beautiful. Yoga classes were great/food was freshly made with local ingredients/staff were very friendly and accommodating. Loved everything!

Shahed Naji

from Germany, April 2018

"This is by far the best retreat and vacation I ever had. "

The organizational skills of the people there is incredibly impressive. And the location is totally awesome!


from Great Britain, April 2018

"Incredible yoga retreat!"

Dorotea was fantastic, as were all the other staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There was a very calm, relaxing environment and we loved our stay. We are looking forward to visiting again.

Maritina Tsembelis

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Amazing experience for a quick solo getaway"

Absolutely loved my experience at Moka - the yoga classes were phenomenal, and it was amazing to see my improvement over the 5 days I was there! Great for a solo female traveler - it very quickly felt like my home away from home. Close to public transport into Sintra - definitely worth a day trip there to see the palaces). All the staff were incredibly helpful, friendly, and attentive to every request or need. The food was delicious as well, and a really great way to meet other people staying in the guesthouse. Couldn't have asked for a better trip - thank you so much for making it the perfect getaway!

Martina Ercoli

from Ireland, December 2017

"Genuine environment, good location, perfect yoga teacher"

yoga, ocean

Inger Johanne Myre

from Norway, November 2017

"Finding peace and camnes for my soul"

I like the moka house was magic, everthing with the yoga, the area around moka house, the village, people the workes there, hores back riding was wonderfull and that experient I got there was fantastic and What a Lovely person. The beach, the food, the people that was visitting the moka house I was so Lucky with them. I was just Perfect everything. And the taxi driver.

Jacinta Edge

from Ireland, November 2017

I went alone not knowing what to expect, but found lovely people and had the most fantastic experience. Everyone at Moka are so friendly and helpful.

The atmosphere left me feeling very relaxed and I didn't want to leave, I will be back!


from Great Britain, October 2017

"Perfect break away to rest and reset"

Stunning setting, welcoming / friendly staff, easily accessible, many activities available.


from Great Britain, October 2017


The house, the staff, the yoga and massage, the and surf blending in together...quiet and mindful yet sociable and laid back. Perfection


from France, September 2017

"Very nice yoga & surf stay !"

Awesome breakfast with cake and fresh fruits, very good yoga classes, friendly staff, sunny weather and adapted surf lessons.

Sarah Strickett

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Chilled and relaxed "

I loved my yoga retreat with Dorothea . She was a great yoga instructor and made me feel very relaxed yet energised through my practice with her . I had a nasty ankle injury surfing but still attended sessions and I think it really helped .Dorotea is a fabulous teacher and I would defibately go back next year

Catriona Froydenlund

from France, August 2017

The two couples who run Moka Surfhouse are friendly, helpful, efficient. There is an amazing vibe.

Johanna De Los Santos

from United States, July 2017

"My stay at Moka"

I love the staff!! So helpful, welcoming and sweet!

Sindee Ramharack

from Trinidad and Tobago, July 2017

"Experience at Moka surfhouse and yoga retreat"

The staff was extremely efficient and went out of there way to ensure you had a great experience

They yoga instructor was very knowledgeable

Activities were planned so you could participate in as many as you wanted

Visitors from around the globe

Justine Carbery

from Ireland, July 2017

The yoga was great. The staff were very friendly.

Melanie El Ouazi

from Switzerland, July 2017

Warm n cozy atmosphere n great staff

Jillian Mcbride

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Lovely place"

The owners & the staff were so kind, warm & hospitable. Dorotea is a really great yoga teacher. The courtyard was also beautiful.

Kathy Smith

from Great Britain, June 2017

"From broken to fixed"

I loved everything about mono surf house, the people, the place and the teaching of the yoga and surfing.Everything was of such a high standard and I was not in a great place when I arrived(mentally and physically), came out after 5 nights and was completely different, gained confidence and much much stronger

Lauren Sinfield

from Australia, June 2017

"Incredible yoga stay!"

Beautiful people, food, location and amazing yoga practices. Varied styles were offered which were great to try, I would recommend to anyone looking to escape for a week to this incredible place! The hosts went out of their way to make everyone's stay perfect. Thank you Moka!

Hayley Uberti

from Great Britain, June 2017

"A wonderful family run retreat with beautiful yoga teacher!"

Moka is a very relaxed and wonderful place to be. The 2 couples that run the house and activities are genuine, friendly, incredibly helpful people. They have made the place seem like you are at home! Dorotea who runs the yoga classes is amazing, she teaches a range of styles and is very passionate about what she teaches. She makes any level of yogi feel welcome and has the ability to make modifications for those that need it. She creates a very calming and positive environment to practice yoga. She is also does the massages, the best I have ever had!

This place isn't luxury, and not what I wanted, it is simple, clean and a chance to meet some of the nicest people. They provide a shuttle to the beach everyday, approx 10mins drive away. A super market is 30seconds away and a few restaurants. I highly recommend the organised dinner and breakfast is simple but generous!

I would love to return!!! The staff are all wonderful and friendly!

Sofia Suleiman

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Moka Surfhouse!"

The place is full of really friendly people, they made you feel at home. Activities like surfing and yoga were fun!

Christina Skouros

from Great Britain, May 2017

"The perfect Portugese retreat! "

We came here for a week just for the yoga. It was the best holiday and felt so relaxed all week. Everyone is so lovely and the food...WOW! Breakfast every morning too with fresh juice, fruit and home made cake. The yoga was challenging but felt really flexible and strong by the end of the week. Lovely mountain and beach walks nearby, just perfect you must go! We will be back :)

Nicole Felicitas

from Canada, May 2017

"Amazing and rejuvenating - PERFECT."

The owners and staff of Moka House have created a very special place. A place that was quiet and relaxing, but still provided a fun and playful atmosphere.

The accommodations are simple, clean, and comfortable. There's a little whimsy and romance in each room of the house. The outdoor living spaces are unique. welcoming, and calming, each providing a space to enjoy the outdoors and time to yourself if that's what you need.

The meals were also simple and delicious. The continental breakfasts with a daily breakfast box was definitely one of my favourites. I looked forward to it every morning. The homemade suppers were also good. The servings are large that I always ended up having extra for the next day. This was a great value to me.

The yoga schedule was great! It provided a nice mix of different yoga practices. Dorortea is an experienced yogi with a cheerful smile and a great spirit. She was flexible with the schedule and didn't mind doing a different practice if asked.

The owners are GREAT people. One of them was always at the house during business hours and all of them are friendly people. Spending time with them and getting to know them was wonderful. The same can be said for the rest of the in-house staff. David and Alice were super friendly, approachable, helpful, and also a pleasure to get to know.

Though it's not in Ericeira, Moka House provides a daily transfer to and from town. It's only 10 minutes away! There is also a city bus that you can take and the bus stop is a 3 min walk from the house! It's EASY and ACCESSIBLE so you're able to go back and forth to the main village.

I HIGHLY recommend going to Moka for yoga and surf. It's an AMAZING place! I would go there again, for sure.

Maria Lunney

from Italy, April 2017

"A special jewel in the hills of Ericeira"

Moka is a very special place tucked up in the hills of Ericeira.  From the moment that I was picked up at the stop in town to the final good byes, I am so grateful for the time that I spent there.  Highlights start with the incredible warmth of the entire staff, every single one of them.  Then there was the daily yoga, multiple chit chats in their lovely courtyard, walks to/along the beach, the soothing waves of the ocean, dinners al fresco in the setting of the Portuguese villa that the super talented Moka team created and continue to develop.  For someone who was heading out solo (a little hesitantly) on a quest for sun, some activity and the possibilities of meeting new people, I sure did score.  I can't wait to return. Thank you for the amazing getaway. Wishing you the very best if the season. Thank you!

Audrey Reverdi

from Switzerland, November 2018

"Mon séjour au Portugal"

La mer, la gentillesse du staff et le calme.

Sébastien Leseigneur

from Switzerland, November 2018

"Perfect place to connect and chill"

I signed for a 7 days yoga pack and wished I would stay some more days! Dorotea is a brilliant yoga teacher with real talent and many many skills to transmit. Moka team is super friendly and helpfull. Eventually I took 2 additionnel surf lessons and had a lot of fun.

Claude Chevassu

from France, October 2018

"Séjour de bonne qualité dans un endroit calme et reposant"

Les contacts avec des jeunes venant de tous pays.

La convivialité du lieu et la propreté de Moka House.


from United States, October 2018

"absolutly relaxing"

I really enjoyed my stay at Moka.

The owners created a wonderfull atmosphere, very familiar and relaxing.

They make you feel welcome and offer a good uncomplicated service.

They also offer you different activities. SUP, horse riding, ...

The dinners were delicious and if you wanna join another one its no problem at all.

Otherwise you can cook in the small kitchen.

The yoga lessons vary in style, are challenging and well structured.

In the end you really feel a difference in your body.

I would recommand this place to everyone, who wants to have a good time surfing and practicing yoga.

Alexandra Deutsch

from United States, October 2018

"Excellent place to relax, surf and do yoga"

Francesca and the entire team make everything to ensure you are having a great time and feel at home. at Moka Surf House you will start your day with a great breakfast after an energizing yoga class - or your surf class - before relaxing on the sunny terrace or the confortable hammocks. unless you prefer to explore Ericeira with it´s great beaches and seafood restaurants (accessible by free transfer 2x/day, a short bus or uber ride). Moka Surf House is suitable for travelling as couple or alone - people are super nice and it´s easy to find company (unless you prefer not to ;)

Marion Pail

from Austria, September 2018

"Moka is more than a Hostel.. it’s a Home "

Sehr familiäre Atmosphäre, tolle Gastgeber, großartige Yoga Klassen (Christine,Andreas,Sara)

Richtige Wohlfühl Unterkunft. Ich komme sicher wieder 💕💕💕💕


from United States, September 2018

"6 Tage Wohlfühlurlaub"

Sehr nette Leute kennengelernt, es war unkompliziert, wir haben viel gelacht! Yoga mit Dorotea war sehr gut

Sabine Demellier

from France, August 2018

"Best yoga teacher and yoga retreat "

Tout le lieu, les cours la gentillesse du personnel super bel endroit de havre de paix et de sérénité


from Spain, August 2018

"Mejor imposible"

Absolutamente todo

Nataly Chevrier

from France, July 2018

"Accueil chaleureux, site convivial et très bons cours"

Excellents cours : Dorothea est très pédagogue et ses cours sont personnalisés.

L’endroit est un coin de paradis.accueil exceptionnel

stephanie luthi

from Switzerland, June 2018

"Au-delà de mes attentes :)"

Séjour juste exceptionnel malgré une météo un peu tristounette. Accueil et encadrement organisé, chaleureux, familial et personnel prenant soin de ses résidents.On se sent entouré tout en se sentant libre. La formule petit-déjeuner-2 dîners-cuisine à disposition est idéale. Les leçons tant de surf que de yoga sont très professionnelles ainsi que le massage. Et se balader le long des plages désertes et sur les falaises, à sentir les embruns est juste très ressourçant. Rencontres avec les résidents très enrichissantes :)

Anne De Middelaer

from United States, June 2018

"Super verblijf"

geweldige week gehad in het Moka house.

Super vriendelijke uitbaters, een geweldig mooie omgeving en fatastische yoga.

Thank you so much.

Lea Coubray

from France, May 2018

"An relaxing atmosphère and a great immersion within yoga"

Everything was perfect and crafted for us to feel great : from the warm welcome of our hosts, the amazing food, the cosy atmosphere, the nice spot to lounge in the garden... to the great yoga practices morning and night.

The place is walking distance from the beach and transfer are offered x2 to reach the main village. I was there alone and would recommend to do so to fully enjoy the disconnection and relaxation ! Will definitely come back.

Svenja Pahl

from Germany, May 2018

"Wonderful yoga retreat!"

I just loved every bit and every minute of my stay. Yoga was fun, challenging and at the same time relaxing. Dorotea, the yoga teacher is not only charming and lovely but also excellent at what she's doing: in a very subtle way (without disturbing neither those who are given further advice on their asanas nor the rest of the group) she responds to the needs of beginners, intermediate as well as advanced yogis. The additional workshop (full rocket one master class) was also great fun (though I may have felt all of those muscles which I didn't know existed the next day :))

We booked an additional surf session with the cooperating surf school which was also great (diligent teachers, beautiful beach, and they actually enabled us to stand up on our boards the first day we tried..).

In a nutshell: I'd love to come again as soon as possible:) Thanks again to the lovely and very welcoming owners and staff!

Myriam Colas

from France, April 2018

"Perfect first yoga experience "

The yoga classes with the introduction of the various styles and a professional conscientious teacher Dorothea. Namaste

The general free and peaceful atmosphere, the place is great, the interns very nice, the massage wonderful, the hammocks, the beach not too far, the really nice encounters with the other guests...almost perfection..;))) thank you all for your lovely and happy faces. I surely want to come back!

Nathalie Caron

from Canada, November 2017

"Séjour mémorable "

Endroit super accueillant

Gens extraordinaires, attentionnés

Décor superbe

Proximité des services

Navette gratuite

Aurélie Mindel

from Switzerland, October 2017

- The place is really nice to chill out ! The chairs under the tree, the balcony for the sunset, the hamocks for a nap, the living room to watch movies.

- The yoga class was more intense that I thougt so it was good and enough. The teacher is good !

- The supermarket which is very close and not too small.

- The staff offers transfer by car to the beach and to Ericeira twice a day. And they give many informations about the area.

- There was a good atmosphere :)

Michaela Scheller

from Germany, October 2017

"Very relaxing holiday"

Especially the people and the owners kindness and hospitality

Sanne Van Oers

from Netherlands, July 2017

"Super leuke surf en yoga vakantie!"

De eigenaren van moka hebben een mooi, gezellig hostel en zijn erg gastvrij en vriendelijk. Denken met je mee over activiteiten en regelen je vervoer naar bv Ericeira of de bus terminal. Ik heb er een geweldige tijd gehad en raad Moka aan iedereen aan!

Ebru Kececi

from France, July 2017

"Lieu idéal pour les fans de surf, yoga et nature"

Les hôtes et hôtesses étaient très accueillant-e-s, très gentil-le-s. Avant le voyage Moka house était réactif à mes messages. Arrivée sur place, l'un des propriétaires Furio a pris le temps de m'expliquer le fonctionnement de l'établissement, les divers lieux, etc. Une personne bienveillante. Les cours de yoga se sont bien déroulés, les différentes formes de yoga proposées permettaient d'avoir une pratique éclectique et diversifiée, on ne s'ennuie pas. Une bonne entente avec le personnel, avec les voyageur-ses, un petit havre de paix. Je reviendrai c'est certain.

Cécile Beltran

from Réunion, July 2017

Supers cours de yoga avec Dorotea.

Très bonne ambiance

Mélanie Jea

from France, July 2017

"Top ! "

Thanks Mokahouse for this great stay ! Adorable people, peaceful yoga and beautiful beaches, evething was great and relaxing ! :)


from Germany, July 2017

"Entspannung pur "

Die Atmosphäre im Moka Surfhouse ist so freundlich und entspannt, dass man von Anfang an das Gefühl von "Urlaub" bekommt. Die Besitzer sind unglaublich nett, zugewandt und hilfsbereit. Das Essen ist super lecker, Yoga und Massage waren auch toll.

Véronique Déforel

from Switzerland, June 2017

Le staff est formidable et la nourriture délicieuse !! L'équipe est très serviable, donne de bons conseils.

Michael Kirchmayr

from Austria, June 2017

"Amazing :)"

Wow :) our stay at the Moka Surfhouse was an amazing experience. Absolutely relaxing, lovely people, good vegetarian food, great yoga classes - we just loved it :)

we also had really nice surf classes with great teachers...

We'll definitely come back ?

Thanks to the Moka staff :)

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