The Maverick

Lourinha, Portugal

The Maverick is a surf and yoga villa retreat in Lourinhã, Portugal which offers modern and quality accommodations in the countryside near the beach.

Surf Camps 1


Based on 15 reviews

8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Lourinhã, Portugal

Available from April till October

Speaks English

from US$451

Great 9/10

Based on 15 reviews
from US$451
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 15 reviews

Instructors 1


Lisa is going to be your yoga teacher at The Maverick for the summer season. She has been practicing yoga for more than six years and because she also loves surfing, she truly understands the benefits of yoga for the surfing practice. During the last years, she taught yoga in several lodges and surf camps in Cape Town, South Africa, and in France. The classes will always have basic and varied sequences. From beginners to advanced levels, she'll always make sure you are safe on the mat.

Reviews 15

  • Susanne Grabinger United States

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Eine wunderschöne Anlage mit allem ...gut durchdacht und mit tollen Ideen sportlich wie für das Auge.

    Der Highlight für mich waren die Yogastunden mit LISA - sehr sehr gut - eine wunderbare Yogalehrerin - danke dir Lisa.

    Leider ist das Haus und die Anlage nicht gut gepflegt- am Pool sind zuwenig Liegen - dort macht auch keiner sauber....

    Das Frühstück war ok - aber insgesamt hat das gesamte Konzept meinen Erwartungen nicht entsprochen.

    Viel zu junges Publikum für mich. Durchschnittsalter 30 Jahre

  • Richelle Leckey Portugal

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The people running the retreat were so accommodating!

  • Raoul Mahler France

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    I like the organisation at Maverick. You feel like belonging to a community but at the same time people are autonomous and free to join / not join events / dinners, etc.

    The staff is amazingly nice and fun. Lisa the yoga instructor really makes a good job and is a very nice person. Finally, customers are a balanced mix of friends / solo travelers / families of all ages, which allows to meet very different people.

  • Katherine Hewitt Great Britain

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Staff all incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming, accommodation brand new and spacious

    Only a couple of small things, pillows were crap and could have used ear plugs but literally nit-picking!

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The Maverick is lovely, great facilities (kitchen, bathroom, dining area, pool area, gardens and winter garden). Very clean. Staff all helpful and friendly. The location is rural but that's fine for me as it made it more relaxing than being in the town. Breakfast was lovely - good choice. Surfing was great fun - class sizes small which helps for beginners! They also have a great yoga studio and we had a yoga class on the beach which whilst cold was really beautiful.

    Nothing really but a few small things which might make it better: The staff all take different days off so maybe if the staff rota was printed somewhere so it was easy to find out who was around each day. I think they need a few more sun beds around the pool area. But these are small things and I would definitely recommend it!

  • Leanne Dronfield Great Britain

    May 2017, BookSurfCamps

    This was the perfect little yoga break for me - the place, group and food were just amazing. I felt really great there.

  • Shane Laochadha Portugal

    April 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The German organisation

    Balance between joga and free time

    Quality of the meal preparation (very healthy)

    Leaving !

  • Erin Coffman

    BookYogaRetreats website

    We had such a great time at The Maverick! The rooms and common space in the house were exceptionally clean, and the amenities were perfect for relaxing in the countryside. Julia, the manager, was more than happy to help us with anything we needed, and almost every night had something fun organized (such as pizza night, village festival, among others.). The surfing school they partner with was also great - we took four lessons over five days, and got better each day! Yoga was also offered three times a week (usually in the afternoons, which is great for a non-morning person like me!). Highly recommended and we hope to get back to the Maverick soon!

  • Melodie Canada

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Maverick. The houses were modern and new, the team that runs the place is organized, friendly, and knowledgeable. They co-ordinated surf lessons, yoga, and evening massages which made everything nice and easy. Above and beyond they organized and cooked some great group meals including some amazing fish on the barbecue and had a group outing to a local wine festival which was very fun. What I liked about The Maverick is the sense of being taken care of, the lovely people hosting, and the other guests you meeting staying there. Some feedback on small areas for improvement or things to know would be to let us know in advance that check-out needs to be settled with cash (EUR) and found it convenient to have a rental car (which they also suggest) to drive yourself around. They offer rides into town but having your own vehicle is more flexible as there is nothing within walking distance of the villas.

  • Isabelle

    BookYogaRetreats website

    The surf and yoga retreat in Portugal was very nice. The highlights were the yoga teacher, atmosphere of the surf camp is simple and very welcoming, rooms, availability of the staff, and their kindness. The things to improve would be the difficulty to do something else than the surf. I wanted to practice stand up paddle boarding but it was not possible due to the wind. I finally trued the body board, but as it was not included in the pack I had to pay 35 EUR per lesson which is quite expensive. I recommend The Maverick.

  • Angelique Germany

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I had a pleasant stay at the Maverick and met so many amazing people from staff to new friends. It was an incredible holiday with a perfect program of yoga and surf hold by professionals and talented people. Plus, the location is set in the most stunning and relaxing environment. I plan to come back soon for more reboot and joy surrounded by nature and nice people.

  • Alexandra Capello France

    BookYogaRetreats website

    My stay at The Maverick exceeded my expectations. It was an awesome week, and the staff made my experience so great from being so welcoming and accommodating. I felt right at home the second I got there, and I didn’t want to leave at the end. I am a very beginner surfer so I was nervous going that it would be too challenging, but it ended being great and I started to see some improvements. The surf instructor was awesome, as well the yoga classes at night were a great way to relax and stretch from surfing. I had a massage during my stay as well which was awesome. Hands down best massage I’ve ever had. I would recommend The Maverick to anyone whether you’re going by yourself, with family, or friends you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

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  • Helen P.

    TripAdvisor website

    I had an amazing time at the Maverick. The staff are extremely efficient, welcoming, and friendly. The guesthouse is beautiful, so well designed, and extremely clean. The breakfast is delicious and filling. The gardens and sun-deck are wonderful. The pool is really luxurious. The surf lessons at Up Rise Surf School are tailored to individual needs and really helped me improve my technique. The yoga teacher was great and very attentive. Overall a wonderful stay and very good value. I can't wait to go back.

  • Oliver E.

    TripAdvisor website

    House and room brand new and high standard. Very well cleaned. Nice swimming pool and many other activities possible. Nice place for children too. Nice view. But lack of service at the breakfast. And poor quality of the bed cushions.

  • Alice United Kingdom

    The Maverick website

    A beautiful hostel, with friendly staff who would do anything to help!

  • Nik Germany

    The Maverick website

    Only to be recommended! The hosts are happy to consider individual requests and are always up for fun. The stay was just amazing.

  • Jack Australia

    The Maverick website

    Had a great stay at the Maverick, was a great introduction to the area and the surrounding surf spots, awesome hospitality, was well looked after by Julia and the crew, will definitely be back to chase some winter swells one day.

  • Lisa C

    TripAdvisor website

    Let me start by saying there are not enough stars for this review! From the moment I met Julia and the rest of the maverick family, I was blown away by everybody's warmth, hospitality & friendliness & by the end of my holiday, I personally felt part of the maverick family. My first ever experience in Portugal turned out to be the most epic adventure and I am so thankful to have found the perfect holiday! Fabulous people, fabulous location, fabulous villas, fabulous surf and yoga, fabulous food, and fabulous craic! What more could anybody ask for? Everybody needs to go to the maverick for the most uplifting, rewarding & inspiring holiday! Thank you Miss Julia, Miss Chiara, Max, Andrea, Dinis, Milu, and Spot for welcoming me into paradise and your home and for sharing such magical moments with me. It’s been emotional but I will see you all soon. Until then, keep doing what you are doing as you do it so well and I will keep you in my big Irish heart always!

  • Michelle W.

    TripAdvisor website

    I hosted a retreat here over Easter this year and it was perfect. Fantastic modern accommodation, some rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and great facilities. My guests loved it as much as I did and I can't wait to go back.

  • Camilla Denmark

    The Maverick Facebook page

    Feels like home away from home. Even if you are new in surfing or yoga, you feel just as welcome as the professionals. Thanks for a really nice time with barbecue, surfing, yoga, and hanging by the pool.

  • Alexander B.

    TripAdvisor website

    When we met, I only had three days left for my vacation in Portugal. From the first moment I saw you, I knew I could miss you, if you weren't around. You were something else. You treated me like a king, granted my wishes, and even brought me a choco cornflakes breakfast. Although the beach is nearby, you gave me a pool and beers. Dear Maverick, I will miss you. I'm looking forward to next time, when you'll put your lovings arms around me. Julia and team, we loved every minute in your kingdom. Thanks for an awesome time.

  • Elmar F. Germany

    TripAdvisor website

    Thanks for the great time and we'll come again!

  • Charlotte Australia

    The Maverick website

    The view at night is beautiful. It is quiet considering the crowd of tourists. It feels so peaceful. The breakfast is so good and it is always good to have a nap on the infinity swimming pool near the volley ball game. I miss Coco, Milu, and Julia. One of the best and friendliest places I have been!

  • Marina Portugal

    The Maverick website

    I loved the place, the friendliness of the people, and the beautiful ambiance. The pool is quiet. The house is tastefully decorated where cleanliness is one of their priorities. I would go back and return without a doubt.

  • Tina Helen Germany

    The Maverick website

    My stay at the Maverick was great! The house is amazing - absolutely more than hostel standard. The hosts are incredibly warm and engaging. The location is great with beautiful views of the Portuguese countryside! The Maverick is absolutely recommended!

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