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8 Days SUP Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

Portugal Yoga Retreat and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

Come to Portugal and experience a big SUP week with Tiny Whale. This is the ultimate stand up paddleboarding holiday with many exciting workshops. Tiny Whale wants to bring together SUPers from all over Europe to network and make new friends with a shared passion. Suitable for all levels and interests, this vacation offers you a huge variety of SUP disciplines to choose from!


  • Dynamic SUP yoga lessons
  • Fully qualified SUP instructors
  • 5 days SUP sessions for all levels
  • SUP tours to various attractions in the Algarve
  • Daily wetsuit and board hire
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
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The Tiny Whale Surf Lodge is just five minutes from the picturesque cobbled street town of Lagos, with its fantastic restaurants and vibrant nightlife. The lodge is set in the tranquil countryside offering the best of both worlds. The lodge has vast orange groves, in-house bar, plenty of sun loungers, communal spaces, and a beautiful garden yoga studio.

The lodge also features a cactus pool-side bar, al fresco dining areas, and reception and activities desk. Extra beds and children's bunks are available for a surcharge. The Tiny Whale Lodge is ideal for couples, families, groups of friends, and solo travelers looking for a little more space but wanting to enjoy the type of social atmosphere of a surf camp venue with better quality service and accommodation.

Fully run and managed by the Tiny Whale team, you will enjoy the great social atmosphere they are famous for and have a choice of private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, private rooms, luxury bell tents, and a shared dorm, providing something for every budget with towels and crisp white linen included.


Algarve is slowly being recognized as one of the world's top five SUP destinations. Boasting two unbeatable coastlines, plus a variety of lakes, rivers, and lagoons, there is something to please everyone. Jaw-dropping flat water paddling locations, perfect teaching conditions, and world class surf make this an unforgettable trip.

You can choose from 11 specially designed options to improve your skills and confidence while exploring this magical part of Europe. You can also test a wide variety of equipment from Naish and Fanatic, including dedicated race boards, SUP inflatables, wave riding boards, and a variety of paddles.

You can tailor the week based on your preferences and experience. You will be able to pick up to two SUP sessions a day: sunrise cave and grotto tour, sardine lagoon run, river tour, paddle technique workshop, race conditioning, downwinder, introduction to wave riding, beginner SUP surfing, intermediate SUP surfing, SUP yoga, or night SUP with underwater lights.

Caves and grotto tour

Launching from Praia Dona Ana Beach, you will follow the dramatic limestone cliffs of the south coastline. Weaving in between the famous rock formations of the Algarve, you will explore caves and a vast network of grottos only accessible via SUP and kayak. The three-hour tour is ideal for all SUP levels, with calm flat crystal clear water and a chance to soak up the sun. It is the most popular of SUP activities in the Algarve.


Feel the power of the wind on your back on the downwinder SUP session. With two coastlines to explore, there are plenty of downwinder routes to try. Launching from one beach, you will head down the wind, following the coastline to a designated pick-up beach. It is a thrilling experience and a fantastic opportunity for beginners to try down wind SUP in a safe environment with qualified and experienced instructors.

Sardine run

This relaxed SUP tour is one not to be missed. Paddling across Alvor Lagoon, weaving between moored super yachts and traditional sailboats. You will have a chance to stop mid-tour for freshly grilled sardines caught that morning by the local fishermen. Sardines are best enjoyed with a glass of local wine or an ice-cold beer. This tour is definitely one for foodies.

SUP surf session

The Algarve boasts two coastlines offering some of the most consistent waves in Europe. With a variety of spots, there are great waves for beginners to advanced. Tiny Whale will hunt down the best waves for your level and give you the quality instruction you need to return home with new skills under your belt.

SUP yoga

Join experienced yoga instructor, Miri, for a fantastic dynamic yoga session on a stand up paddleboard. SUP yoga is fantastic for the mind and body. Using the board as a mat, you will move through sequences of yoga poses, improving your balance and flexibility. SUP yoga is not just for experienced yogis, each session will be adapted based on your ability.

Sample itinerary


  • Check-in
  • Dinner at the lodge


  • Sunrise grotto and cave tour
  • Night SUP
  • Dinner at the lodge


  • Sardine run at the lagoon
  • Beginner wave riding
  • Dinner at the lodge


  • Paddle technique at the lake
  • Downwinder
  • Meal and night out in Lagos


  • Free day


  • Free SUP surf session
  • River tour
  • Dinner at the lodge


  • Race conditioning
  • Wave riding
  • Optional barbecue at the lodge


  • Check-out

Included excursions

This holiday offers you a wide variety of tours to choose from to practice your SUP skills and explore the Algarve area.


Bursting with the sunshine and known for its laid back lifestyle, the Western Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation. Whether you achieve this by exploring the fantastic culture and unspoiled countryside, chilling out, catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches, or taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.

Well away from the mainstream Eastern Algarve international tour operators, the West has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains its natural charm. Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique Mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in the past.

You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh local produce, and artisan craftsmen, all selling their wares. The local cuisine of this area is not to be missed, delight your palate either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbecued sardines, and a pastilla de nata for dessert.

Nearby places

  • Lagos - 5 minutes



  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitesurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour


  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio


  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market


Let Tiny Whale's incredible in-house chef treat you to a delicious home cooked two-course meal served with locally selected wines. His experience as a head chef in boutique five-star mountain resorts, his flair with flavors, and the carefully selected seasonal ingredients will have your mouth watering and looking forward to the next dinner.

Dinner, a great chance to get to know the other guests, is served five nights a week, including a barbecue every Friday, where you will often have a live musician to set the mood around your fire pit, a real highlight for all guests holidays. During your stay, you will enjoy seven breakfasts, five lunches at the beach, and four two-course dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Attend wide range of surf lessons
  • Come and have kayak trips exploring some of Portugal's most beautiful coastline
  • Enjoy end of week barbecue with live music
  • Enjoy the amazing thrill of wakeboarding or waterskiing in the Portuguese sunshine, suitable for individuals, groups, and parties
  • Experience mountain biking in the Algarve with its extinct volcanoes, vast natural parks, endless dirt roads, and the singletrack surrounding Lagos
  • Experience organic wine tasting at Monte da Casteleja, a typical Portuguese farm just outside Lagos
  • Explore the coastline of the natural park of Costa Vicentina, find the hidden beaches, and jump from the cliffs
  • Get up to 30 feet in the air above the water and then dive in like a dolphin with flyboarding
  • Have a relaxing day on the sailing boat sunbathing, snorkeling, and exploring the caves and grottos of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos
  • Horseback ride through the valley, rivers, and hills exploring Portuguese countryside landscape with a great selection of trees in Algarve
  • Immerse in beautiful underwater scenery of Lagos
  • Join a great fishing day aboard a fully-equipped fishing boat, either deep sea fishing, shark fishing, or big game fishing
  • Join more yoga sessions
  • Learn the basics skills of kiting without getting your feet wet
  • Learn to sail on the Atlantic ocean in Portugal and get the necessary knowledge of equipment and control of the sailing boat
  • Play paintballing in a team and have super fun in Lagos
  • Take part in off-road buggies safari through the tracks, trails, hills, and riverbeds of the Algarve
  • Try a kitesurfing session in waist deep water of the Alvor lagoon
  • Try water ski to get the unique feel with moments of adrenaline

What's included

  • 2 daily SUP activities of your choice for five days
  • 2 daily SUP yoga sessions available
  • 4 two-course dinners with wine
  • 5 beach lunches
  • 7 delicious breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Expert tuition from experienced instructors
  • Wetsuit and board hire for five days

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • End of week barbecue with live music
  • Non-SUP yoga sessions
  • Personal expenses
  • Room upgrades

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Faro Algarve Airport (FAO). Transfers from and to these airports are available upon request. Tiny Whale has a special discounted rate from providers from Faro Algarve Airport (FAO) for 46 EUR for both ways. If you would like to arrange this service, please mention it when booking.

Arrival by bus

Lagos bus station delivers passengers from a variety of operators from all over Portugal. Buses are frequent, well maintained, and are good value.

Arrival by train

Good value rail links from east and north bring passengers through to Lagos station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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