Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat

Ericeira, Portugal

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

Surf Camps 2

Speaks English

from US$554

Really Good 8/10

Based on 51 reviews
from US$554
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Really Good 8/10

Based on 51 reviews

Speaks English

from US$398

Really Good 8/10

Based on 51 reviews
from US$398
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Really Good 8/10

Based on 51 reviews

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 51

  • Martina Ercoli Ireland

    December 2017, BookSurfCamps

    yoga, ocean

    the weather was very bad that week

  • Inger Johanne Myre Norway

    November 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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.

    If I absolutely nead to say something. Seens I sleep in a room that it could be 4 people in it, then I had the most comfortably with only ladies in the same room together. But that is me and the only thing that I can come up with. But the guy that was in my same room was very nice so I was Lucky.

  • Nathalie Caron Canada

    November 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Endroit super accueillant

    Gens extraordinaires, attentionnés

    Décor superbe

    Proximité des services

    Navette gratuite

    Rien.tout était parfait.

  • Jacinta Edge Ireland

    November 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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!

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Aurélie Mindel Switzerland

    October 2017, BookSurfCamps

    - 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 :)

    - The snoring people in my dorm...

    - The time goes too fast

  • Michaela Scheller Germany

    October 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Especially the people and the owners kindness and hospitality

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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.

    Irgendwie passte im Moka House alle, aber ganz rund war es eben nicht. Und das sage ich nicht, weil ich sonst 1000-Euro-Retreats gewohnt bin. Ich weiß auch nicht, ob einfach ein Hauch Gastfreundlichkeit fehlt oder die Moka-Leute einfach sparen... Das betraf vor allem die Verpflegung. Zum Frühstück gibt es leider weder Obst noch Joghurt oder Honig; von Wurt, Käse oder Eiern ganz zu schweigen! Und natürlich, im Süden frühstückt man nicht soooo ausgibig, aber wenn man morgens 2 Stunden gesurft hat, knurrt der Magen ganz schön! So gesehen, würde ich sagen, dass das Essen hier nicht zu einem Sport-Urlaub passt. Und, glaubt mir, (fast) jeden Tag Yoga und Surfen verbraucht schon viel Energie. (Als ich die Moka-Leute freundlich darauf hinwies, schienen sie eher etwas beleidigt... Ich vermute also nicht, dass sie etwas an der Verpflegung ändert.) Dass es im Moka House keinen Moka gab, war dann auch ein kleiner Running-Gag :-p

    Was die Lage angeht: Das Haus liegt schon bissl ab vom Schuss; es gibt zwar einen Shuttle, der gegen 11 Uhr vormittags zum Strand fährt. "Surferleute" verpassen den aber in der Regel, weil sie erst später vom Surfen zurückkommen. Wer es sich also leisten kann, sollte ein Auto mieten.

    Naja, und leider hatten wir irgendwelche Ungeziefer im Zimmer. Da reagierte die Crew aber sehr schnell, holte den Kammerjäger und ließ uns für zwei Nächte umziehen. Leider gab es dafür keine Entschädigung, es war insgesamt aber trotzdem ein schöner Urlaub.

  • Marta Garcia Celma Germany

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

    A bit far from the town of Ericeira (but pick up is organized twice a day) and from the beach (20/25 minutes walking).

  • Ksenia Tolkacheva Russia

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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.

  • Sarah Strickett Great Britain

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 France

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Sanne Van Oers Netherlands

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 France

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 Réunion

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Supers cours de yoga avec Dorotea.

    Très bonne ambiance

  • Johanna De Los Santos United States

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

    I loved everything about Moka, it was truly a great experience!

  • Sindee Ramharack Trinidad and Tobago

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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

    Shared bathrooms but it wasn't as bad since it was cleaned daily

  • Justine Carbery Ireland

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The yoga was great. The staff were very friendly.

    The rooms needed a fan or A?C. It was very hot.

  • Mélanie Jea France

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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.

    Es liegt etwas weiter außerhalb als ich erwartet hatte, aber durch die täglichen Transfers zum Strand und in die Stadt kann man sich trotzdem sehr gut arrangieren.

  • Melanie El Ouazi Switzerland

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Warm n cozy atmosphere n great staff

    It is a bit too far away from the beach.

  • Jillian Mcbride Great Britain

    July 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

    The breakfast & evening meal was tasty but a bit lacking in protein & healthy fats for my liking. And the mattress was quite thin.

  • Kathy Smith Great Britain

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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

    No negatives

  • Lauren Sinfield Australia

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 Great Britain

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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!


  • Véronique Déforel Switzerland

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Michael Kirchmayr Austria

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 :)

  • Melissa Ounis France

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 !


  • Sofia Suleiman Great Britain

    May 2017, BookSurfCamps

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

  • Christina Skouros Great Britain

    May 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 :)

    There isn't anything I didn't like everything was great!

  • Nicole Felicitas Canada

    May 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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 Republic of Italy

    April 2017, BookSurfCamps

    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!

    The dact that I had to leave.

  • Alexandra Germany

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I had a great time there. I loved the people taking care of us and the other guests there. There were nice teachers, too. The dogs of the owner and their babies were lovely to be around. I loved the house, the garden, and the kitchen area. I loved the sitting area, the terrasse, the beds and the rooms. The bathrooms were tidy and nice. Cleaning was done every day. I met awesome people there and I had a god time. Yoga lessons also were very well taught. The best recommendation from my side!

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  • Simon United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    Moka is an awesome place to stay. As others have said, the staff are excellent and cool people, making you feel at home and the atmosphere is very open with plenty of space to chill. The fact that it is a little bit isolated on a beautiful country hill (maybe one hour walk from the center of Ericeira along very nice coastal path) makes it a really social hostel as people share rides, do events, go surfing etc. all together which involves everyone that is around and dead easy to meet others. The film nights, Italian dinners, barbecues, surf lessons and especially the yoga (be prepared to sweat!) were all excellent. Special thanks to management, can't wait to come back.

  • Gwenne

    TripAdvisor website

    Highlight of my trip to Portugal. Moka is a beautiful house (with big communal terrace, garden and balcony) not too far from the breathtaking coastline of Ericeira (Sao Juliao beach!). Staff are excellent. They all make you feel at home from the start and all is very well organised: From pick up from the bus station, to surf and yoga classes, to Italian dinners. Definitely recommend!

  • a traveler Italy

    TripAdvisor website

    Staff and guests help to create the right mood. The house is well maintained and clean, there are good coaches during the surf lessons for beginners. The limited number of guests allows you to relax and meet everyone. I suggest to follow also the yoga lessons, especially for people like me who never tried this kind of activity because it is well structured for beginners. Don't lose the welcome dinner with barbecue of fish/meat!!

  • Emanuela

    TripAdvisor website

    Back again in Moka Surfhouse, together with my brother and a friend. The news was all around the house. From this season you can enjoy practicing skate directly in the front yard, and yoga classes have been increased in order to train your body for the surf time. As from the first year the staff is amazing and warm, every guest suddenly feels at home, rooms, kitchen and bathrooms always clean and tidy.

  • Susie Power

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    The best holiday in a long time. Brilliant yoga and surfing time with really friendly kind people. I look forward to going back.

  • a traveler Spain

    TripAdvisor website

    First trip I've done by myself and the staff made me feel right at home! They are honestly genuinely nice and are concern that you are having fun. I really enjoyed my stay with them not only did I meet wonderful people but also the yoga and surfing experience was incredible. You will not regret it! I plan on coming back.

  • Morten R.

    TripAdvisor website

    Moka Surfhouse hosted us for a lovely week of surf, yoga, and Italian family feel. We really enjoyed our stay, and we would recommend anyone with an interest to try out surfing in cozy, safe, warm, friendly circumstances to go here.

    The surf house is actually a local villa turned into a hostel. It is about 10 minutes drive from Ericeria and the shopping and restaurants there. It has a really friendly atmosphere, where everyone seem to become friends within minutes.

    Hanging out at Moka between yoga and surf is really cozy. If you want to go to town, Moka staff will take you there at a very reasonable price, and there are also taxis, buses, and even bikes for a ride in the beautiful mountains.

    We were lucky to get over own room with four beds. The bath room was in the hall, just next to our room. This was as close to a real hotel room as it gets. Of course, everything is hostel standard, and not at four or five star level. But there is all you need and the place is very clean and well kept.

    The sea and surf itself was amazing. Beautiful beaches, fierce but surfable waves, good, local instructors. As beginners, we could not ask for more. Even more, the Portuguese local people are very polite, helpful and friendly. In Ericeria there is a cozy cafe and restaurant life with some quite good fish and seafood restaurants. The town in itself is quite beautiful and charming.

    In short, Moka Surfhouse is a very, very good spot for active family vacation in beautiful and pleasant surroundings and with excellent hosts and family feel.

  • Darya Luzyk Netherlands

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    All in one, it was a perfect active holiday!

  • Edo Luchis Italy

    Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat Facebook page

    Moka guys are the best. It always feels like home.

  • Natalie Esther Gips

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    It is an absolutely great location to stay for your surfing holidays. I loved the whole atmosphere in the surf house, the hosts, the other guests, the surf lessons, the rooms, just everything was perfect. I will definitely come back!

  • Anna Mroczkowska United Kingdom

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    I absolutely loved my time at the Moka Surf House! Their hospitality was unmatchable and wave instruction was top notch. Highly recommended!

  • Patrick Bumler

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    The best holiday ever. Surfing is not just about surfing. It's so much about the people you meet and spend time with as well! Thanks for feeling like we know each other for years! Thanks for the surf guiding, for so much fun and laughing, for such a great overall experience. I already miss Ericeira, Moka Surf House, and you guys so much. I will definitely come back and I am already looking forward for surfing and laugh with you guys again. Love you and your house. No homo!

  • Sveta Shestopalova Russia

    Moka Surf House Facebook page

    It was my best beach vacation, full of waves, good people around, and Italiano (both Italian people and Italian talks). Thank you for the perfect atmosphere you create in your surf house, your valuable advice about everything and warm welcome of all guests. I hope to come back next year or even sooner. In the past month in Moscow I can't stop thinking about the ocean and when can I find some time and some good tickets to come to Portugal.

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