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.

  • Ericeira, Portugal

Speaks English

from US$498

Really Good 8.9/10

Based on 26 reviews
from US$498
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Really Good 8.9/10

Based on 26 reviews

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!

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    Review by Sanne Van Oers from Netherlands

    Super leuke surf en yoga vakantie!

    PROS Pros: 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!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-28 02:38:34

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    Review by Ebru Kececi from France

    Lieu idéal pour les fans de surf, yoga et nature

    PROS Pros: 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.

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-20 10:20:48

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    Review by Cécile Beltran from Reunion

    PROS Pros: Supers cours de yoga avec Dorotea. Très bonne ambiance

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-17 12:24:44

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    Review by Anonymous
    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-17 07:17:07

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    Review by Johanna De Los Santos from United States

    My stay at Moka

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

    PROS Pros: I love the staff!! So helpful, welcoming and sweet!

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-16 00:04:19

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    Review by Sindee Ramharack from Trinidad and Tobago

    Experience at Moka surfhouse and yoga retreat

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

    PROS Pros: 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

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-11 09:56:17

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    Review by Franziska Michalsky from Germany
    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-09 00:04:27

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    Review by Justine Carbery from Ireland

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

    PROS Pros: The yoga was great. The staff were very friendly.

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-08 13:26:47

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    Review by Mélanie Jea from France

    Top !

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

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-06 18:21:54

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    Review by Anonymous

    Entspannung pur

    CONS Cons: 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.

    PROS Pros: 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.

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-05 05:32:10

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    Review by Marjorie Duclos from France
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-04 06:47:07

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    Review by Melanie El Ouazi from Switzerland

    CONS Cons: It is a bit too far away from the beach.

    PROS Pros: Warm n cozy atmosphere n great staff

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-02 10:20:10

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    Review by Jillian Mcbride from United Kingdom

    Lovely place

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

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

    7.5 Value for money
    5 Accommodation & facilities
    5 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-01 23:07:46

  • K
    Review by Kathy Smith from United Kingdom

    From broken to fixed

    CONS Cons: No negatives

    PROS Pros: 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

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-27 21:13:17

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    Review by Lauren Sinfield from Australia

    Incredible yoga stay!

    PROS Pros: 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!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-26 07:51:07

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    Review by Hayley Uberti from United Kingdom

    A wonderful family run retreat with beautiful yoga teacher!

    CONS Cons: Nothing!

    PROS Pros: 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!

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-25 14:11:17

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    Review by Véronique Déforel from Switzerland

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

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-24 18:04:36

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    Review by Michael Kirchmayr from Austria

    Amazing :)

    PROS Pros: 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 :)

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-21 08:22:17

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    Review by Melissa Ounis from France

    Amazing week at Moka Surfhouse

    CONS Cons: Nothing!

    PROS Pros: 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 !

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jun-12 00:22:58

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    Review by Sofia Suleiman from United Kingdom

    Moka Surfhouse!

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

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-May-31 07:24:48

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    Review by Sofia Tozy from France
    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-16 10:21:07

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    Review by Christina Skouros from United Kingdom

    The perfect Portugese retreat!

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

    PROS Pros: 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 :)

    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-09 20:14:17

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    Review by Nicole Felicitas from Canada

    Amazing and rejuvenating - PERFECT.

    PROS Pros: 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.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-07 18:22:02

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    Review by Maria Lunney from Italy

    A special jewel in the hills of Ericeira

    CONS Cons: The dact that I had to leave.

    PROS Pros: 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!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-23 11:23:27

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    Review by Shauna Mcmahon from United Kingdom
    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-15 21:34:36

  • Review by Alexandra from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "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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Testimonials

  • Review by Simon from Plymouth, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Gwenne
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Biella, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "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!!"

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  • Review by Emanuela
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Susie Power
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by a traveler from Barcelona, Spain
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Morten R.
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Darya Luzyk from Rotterdam, Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "All in one, it was a perfect active holiday!"

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  • Review by Edo Luchis from Turin, Italy
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Natalie Esther Gips
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Anna Mroczkowska from London, UK
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Patrick Bumler
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Sveta Shestopalova from Moscow, Russia
    10 out of 10

    "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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