8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Lourinhã, Portugal

  • The Maverick Surfvillas, Rua das Fontes 15A, Toxofal de Cima, 2530-319 Lourinhã, Lisbon, Oeste, Centro, Portugal

8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Lourinhã, Portugal

  • The Maverick Surfvillas, Rua das Fontes 15A, Toxofal de Cima, 2530-319 Lourinhã, Lisbon, Oeste, Centro, Portugal

Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal

The Maverick offers modern and quality accommodations for your holiday getaway, located in the countryside, close to scenic beaches and great surf spots, the perfect environment for your surf and yoga retreat. You can choose the days freely during your stay, which gives you the option to take a day of rest, visit Lisbon or enjoy one of the other activities available at the Maverick. Yoga can improve the strength, flexibility, and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills.The yoga instructor will be offering either yoga classes in the morning or after the surf courses in the evening which are suitable for beginners as well as more practiced yogis.


  • 3 yoga classes
  • 5 tailored surf courses
  • Theoretical and practical lessons
  • Transfer to surf spots included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • German, Italian, Portuguese, English
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The 3 luxurious and comfortable adjacent villas are located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views, a huge garden with scenic swimming pool, slack line, boulder climbing wall, wood-fired pizza oven and barbeque, sand volley ball field, hammock and various chill-areas.

The Maverick villas offer 14 luxurious private suites and rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms for up to 39 guests. Either for summer or winter, comfort is guaranteed. It has central floor heating and a fireplace, amongst other features. The houses offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests. On the various terraces and balconies you will surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening.

The Maverick is the perfect choice for active people (surfers and no-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. The houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all: solo travelers, couples and groups. The rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people are available with private or shared bathroom. The houses can be booked by whole groups as well.

The surf classes will take place at the in-house surf school.

The surf instructor will take you to the class at the beach. While the standard group size at surf schools is usually more then eight students per instructor, at the Maverick, there is a low student-to-instructor ratio, five to one, to ensure that you will receive the attention you need to improve your surfing quickly. The licensed surf instructors are passionate about what they are doing and their goal is to offer you the best surf experience possible. It’s all about fun, however safety will be top priority!

Through yoga, you will be feeling blissed out in no time.

The Maverick believes that yoga can improve the strength, flexibility and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills.

Their yoga instructor will be offering either yoga classes in the morning or after the surf courses in the evening.

The yoga classes are suitable for beginners as well as more practiced yogis.

The lessons incorporate strengthening and releasing poses, working specific areas of the body that are required for surfing. You will also work on breathing awareness and relaxation techniques. Yoga is a great tool to bring with you out in the water, as it will improve your ability to catch waves and find the balance out there once you get the wave.

The yoga lessons are 90 minutes and will be held in our yoga shala in the garden or at the beach overlooking the waves.

  • Lisa

    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.

The Maverick is a surf and guest house in Lourinh / Portugal, one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche. The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafs, bars and restaurants, close to scenic beaches, surf spots and places of cultural interest.

The Maverick is located close to Portugal's best surf spots for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. There are many beaches within 10-15 minutes driving distance to choose from whether you are surfing, beach walking or sunbathing. The Mavericks surf team of locals who have been surfing in the area for more than 30 years are happy to point you to the best spots.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

You will receive a wholesome breakfast that will leave you full of energy for your day. Every week you will have a welcome barbeque, pizza night or Portuguese evening with traditional food and music. The villa kitchens, barbeque and pizza oven are free to use for everyone to prepare your own meals. There are several good restaurants in the area that you will love.


  • Lunch and dinner
  • The Maverick offers dinner up to 2-3 times per week like BBQs, pizza nights among others.

Surfing and yoga are the prime activity in the region due to the great conditions. However, the area boasts options for all kinds of activities like paddling, scuba diving, sailing, canoeing, wind and kite surfing, water and jet skiing, fishing, boat trips, golf, tennis, mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, and picturesque walks.

  • 3 days yoga classes (1.5 hours per day)
  • 5 days surf courses (2 hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons)
  • 10 hours of surf coaching in small groups for all levels
  • Free quality equipment (board and wetsuit)
  • Transfer to surf spots

Arrival by airplane

Arrive to Lisbon International Airport (LIS).

Arrival by bus

Take a taxi to Campo Grande main bus station (the fare will cost around 8 EUR and it will take around 15 minutes). From Campo Grande, take the Tejo Rapida Azul with the direction Peniche (7.4 EUR) and get off in Lourinha. Alternatively, you can take the Rede Express from Sete Rios bus station. Both bus stations can also be reached by Metro.

Arrival by airport shuttle

The Maverick offers transfer from and to Lisbon International Airport (LIS). Airport pick-up is 50 EUR one-way per person and 20 EUR for each additional person, up to 8 people per van.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Susanne Grabinger from United States

    Schöne Location - leider ungepflegt

    CONS Cons: 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

    PROS Pros: 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.

    2017-Sep-17 07:38:00

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    Review by Richelle Leckey from Portugal

    Loved being part of the Maverick!

    PROS Pros: The people running the retreat were so accommodating!

    2017-Sep-09 07:20:54

  • K
    Review by Katharina Schmidt from Germany

    2017-Sep-01 12:11:38

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    Review by Raoul Mahler from France

    PROS Pros: 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.

    2017-Aug-27 19:49:33

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    Review by Tristan Seguin from France

    2017-Aug-22 21:03:26

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    Review by Valentin Gutknecht from United States

    2017-Jul-28 12:29:31

  • K
    Review by Katherine Hewitt from Great Britain

    Solo female traveller

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

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

    2017-Jun-12 19:58:13

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    Review by Anonymous

    Very relaxing - apart from the surfing!

    CONS Cons: 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!

    PROS Pros: 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.

    2017-Jun-11 08:32:33

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    Review by Leanne Dronfield from Great Britain

    Loved it

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

    2017-May-03 06:03:04

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    Review by Shane Laochadha from Portugal

    Sejour relax

    CONS Cons: Leaving !

    PROS Pros: The German organisation Balance between joga and free time Quality of the meal preparation (very healthy)

    2017-Apr-18 09:00:40

  • Review by Erin Coffman
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Melodie from Canada
    8 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Isabelle
    8 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Angelique from Germany
    8 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Alexandra Capello from France
    8 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Helen P.
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Oliver E.
    8 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Alice from United Kingdom

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

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  • Review by Nik from Germany

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

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  • Review by Jack from Australia

    "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."

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  • Review by Lisa C
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Michelle W.
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Camilla from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Alexander B.
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Elmar F. from Germany
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Charlotte from Australia

    "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!"

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  • Review by Marina from Portugal

    "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."

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  • Review by Tina Helen from Germany

    "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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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.

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