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Combine surfing and yoga for the perfect active holiday and focus on improving your fitness and well-being! Tiny Whale believes there is nothing better than nourishing and balancing the body and mind through a daily diet of vitalizing yoga, serene surf, and wholesome food in a tranquil environment. Their friendly, highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you surfing in perfect waves, and create the perfect holiday!
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, the lodge has a great social atmosphere it is famous for and offers 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.
The disciplines of yoga and surfing go hand in hand, as both benefit from the physical and mental enhancements as a result of one another. The physical benefits of practicing yoga as a surfer include improved balance and flexibility, as well as the addition of core and physical strength.
The mental benefits of yoga for surfers include an increased sense of focus and awareness to the human form and body. Concentration on your body and how it is reacting often brings calmness to the mind, and to the breath. As a surfer, awareness of your breath and how you breathe bring the natural rhythm and flow of the body into consciousness. This more rhythmic body focuses your surfing on the core skills of balance and internal rhythm.
No matter what your level of experience, Tiny Whale's packages are suitable for surfers interested in yoga, yogis who want to learn to surf, or those who are beginners or experienced in both. They have a fantastic in-house yoga instructor, Miri, who leads sessions every morning and evening in the garden of the lodge.
Practicing yoga increases awareness of your body, as yoga often requires you to make small, subtle movements to improve alignment which increases comfort in your own body, improves posture and self-confidence. Translated to surfing, this leads to better balance on your surfboard, a more rhythmic approach to paddling and moving on the board, as well as an increased awareness of your connection to the water, the waves, and your board.
Practice yoga in a breathtaking location. Surf in Portugal's perfect warm water waves. Sleep and relax in their laid lodge, and eat incredibly well to restore, revive, and feel amazing!
Tiny Whale Surf Lodge is situated in Lagos - the province of Algarve - a well known region of Portugal with a laid back lifestyle. Bursting with 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 and catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches, or want to find adventure taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.
Well away from the main stream Eastern Algarve international tour operators, the West has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains its natural charm. Travelling 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 past.
You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh produce from local producers and artisan craftsmen all selling there wares. Don't miss out on the local cuisine of this area either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbacued sardines and a pastilla de nata for desert.
The package includes five days healthy packed lunch and daily delicious breakfast.
Bom Dia trip is a two hours or 4.5 hours trip on a traditional Portuguese sailing boat. You can relax in the sun, swim, and snorkel. The 4.5 hours trip includes a barbeque lunch and wine.
Explore the caves and grottos of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos on a smaller boat. Prices range from 10 EUR for children from five to 10 years old to 49 EUR for the 4.5 hours trip for the adults. The infants under five years old are free.
Party with other ship mates from all over the world aboard a private boat and enjoy all the beer and sangria you can drink! The cost is 40 EUR.
An unforgettable off-road buggies safari through the tracks, trails, hills, and riverbeds of the Algarve. Breathtaking scenery, panoramic views, and wildlife.
Algarve boast some of the best rock climbing in Europe, from sport climbing, to deep water soloing, bouldering, and adventure.
You can have an adventurous coasteering trip in Portugal with a qualified guide. Explore the beautiful coastline of Algarve, hidden beaches, rock formations of the natural park of Costa Vicentina between Sagres and Lagos; jump from the cliffs and inside the grottos, get pictures of your session.
Transfer (except July to August), insurance, photos, and coasteering equipment (wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes) are included. Program starts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m. The meeting point is Praia da Ingrina, Natural park of Costa Vicentina between Sagres and Lagos. The price for this activity is 35 EUR.
There can be arranged daily scuba diving and snorkeling trips along the stunning Algarve Coast from Lagos to Sagres for divers of all experience levels. You can learn the core skills in the swimming pool. Then dive in the sea in the afternoon.
You will learn intermediate and advanced diving with professional PADI instructors. PADI open water course is a full diving qualification valid for life everywhere in the world. It allows to go diving without an instructor up to 18 meters.
There is a two hours snorkeling trip along the coast of Lagos with one guide per five snorkelers and all equipment included. Prices are 100 EUR for discover scuba diving course, 20 EUR for second dive supplement, 90 EUR for two dives with rented equipment and insurance, 400 EUR for PADI open water course.
Most tours starts at 10 a.m. PADI open water course take three to four days. Starts at 10 a.m. take full day until 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break. Minimum age of participants is 10. All the equipment is included in a discover scuba diving experience.
One of Portugal's best boat trips, dolphin watching is a unique and unforgettable Algarve coastal safari experience. Your tour will take you past the spectacular sights of the famous grottos of Ponta da Piedade and further into deeper waters where the Algarve dolphins can be found. An array of species visit the area including dolphins, seabirds, and sea turtles. You may see several species of cetaceans, the most sighted in Portugal being the Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). It costs 40 EUR for adult and 25 EUR for kids under 12 years old. Infants (up to age 4) are free of charge.
Enjoy a great fishing day with family and friends. Three different types of sea fishing are available depending on the season - deep sea fishing, shark fishing, and big game fishing. Fully equipped sports fishing boat with all equipment, and bait are included. Knowledgeable captains and deck hands will direct you to the best sea fishing spots. Beginner and experienced fishermen are welcome. Deep sea fishing fisherman is 45 EUR while the spectator is charged 35 EUR. Sea fishing costs 70 EUR for fisherman and 50 EUR for spectator.
Get up to 30 feet in the air above the water with flyboarding in Lagos. The cost is 75 EUR for 20 minutes. You can also rent the wetsuit for 5 EUR.
Join a boat grotto tours to stunning Ponta da Piedade in Lagos and see its famous caves, carved by the sea and wind of Algarve. It's a must-do for every holiday in Lagos. A safety boat is on standby whenever the grotto tours operate. The tour departs several times a day. It costs 40 EUR for adults and 15 EUR for children under 12 years old. Infants up to four years old are free.
Ride through the valley, rivers, and hills of Algarve, and explore Portuguese countryside landscape! The horse riding tours are suitable for any level from beginners to experienced riders. It departs from Bensafrim, 15 minutes' drive from the center of Lagos. A one-hour session costs 30 EUR while a two-hour session costs 50 EUR. Pony ride for children is available at 12 EUR.
A wide variety of inflatables are offered in Lagos. No special skills are needed. It will be great fun for the whole family! It costs 15 EUR for 15 minutes.
Jet skiing is a perfect activity for those who enjoy the more extreme motor-sports. Trained jet skiing instructors will fully brief you, and ensure you are confident handling the jet skis. No license is required. Enjoy the turns and speed, feel the thrill of driving these powerful machines. Minimum age is 16 years old. The price ranges from 40 EUR to 140 EUR for 15-minute session to one hour.
You will learn how to analyse video to help others improve their surfing, compare your surfing with others, and how to clearly identify and implement technique changes such as paddling technique, endurance and power, ocean knowledge and surf forecasting or prediction, surf spot analysis, line ups, positioning, priorities, rules and etiquette, dropping the wave, angle take offs, bottom turns, mid face turns, trimming, bottom turns, top turns, and cut backs. There will be three hours of surfing per day depending on surf conditions.
Kayak and explore natural rock arches, quiet sandy beaches, and the famous grottos and caves of the Ponte de Piedade in Lagos. Improve your kayaking ability and experience the best of the Algarve's magnificent coastal environment. Small children are welcome if they can swim. A safety boat is on standby whenever the tours operate. You will have wetsuits if needed, buoyancy aid, snorkeling equipment and dry bags for cameras are available on request.
There are every day departures from Praia da Batata beach at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. (peak times only). Price is 25 EUR for three hours.
The kids surf lesson is the best choice when you want to get your children in contact with surfing. The surf team is assisted by a nanny. Together, they make sure that your kids learn this new sport in a thrilling and empathic way on the best waves of Portugal. Special surf equipment is available. The soft boards have excellent floating ability and comply with the latest safety regulations. The cost for this lesson starts from 50 EUR for one day lesson. The lesson takes place at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Saturday.
The kitesurfing lessons take place in one of the best beginner spots in Europe, the Alvor Lagoon 15 minutes from Lagos - a safe learning environment and the ideal location to learn and master kite surfing in knee to waist deep water.
The nortrada wind for the summer months from June to September is the best to learn kite surfing. All the equipment needed will be provided, together with a full safety briefing, chosen lesson time with a BKSA or IKO qualified kite surf coach, free pickups to the Alvor lagoon from the lodge.
The cost for the individual lesson is 70 EUR per hour, minimum of two hours. The cost of the course is 120 EUR for three hours, 215 EUR for seven hours, 285 EUR for ten hours, and 415 EUR for fifteen hours. A rental for one week is 360 EUR and a rental for one day is 60 EUR (minimum two hours of private lesson required).
The Algarve is an ideal location for mountain biking with 1000 meters extinct volcanoes 30 kilometers away, vast natural parks on the west coast and endless dirt roads and single-track surrounding Lagos.
Each ride is tailored to the guests on the day - from a relaxed scenic day trip to downhill and free ride and has all the equipment you need for hire. MIAS qualified instructors with extensive knowledge of all the trails and all the equipment you need for hire.
Transport for ride and the guide, 1.5 liters water bottle per person and soft drink at cafe and lunch pack (for full day rides) are included. Prices are 30 EUR half day (up to 25K) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 60 EUR full day (25 - 50K) start 10 a.m. You can choose a mountain day trip for 65 EUR or Monchnique downhill ride for 80 EUR.
Paddle boarding is an increasingly popular and fun activity originating from Hawaii that almost all ages can participate in. You will learn a safety briefing with a basic overview of technique and familiarization of the equipment, how to safely paddle the board out into the shallows.
You will also learn basic paddling technique on your knees, move to standing on the board, improve your paddling proficiency, steering and getting the board to glide. The session is suited for anyone over the age of eight years old and has an average level of fitness.
All boards are large, wide, and perfect for beginners.Pickups from Jah Shaka Surf Shop, Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, and other destinations across the Algarve are available on request.
Tiny Whale is also the first stand up paddle boarding school in Europe to offer night time paddle boarding tours.
With the innovative underwater lighting system, the water beneath your board lights up to guide your way on this truly unique experience. Night Time SUP Tour begins an hour before sunset with a two hours tour of the stunning coastline under the stars.
The costs are 35 EUR for the introductory lesson (per person, minimum of three people), 105 EUR one to one lesson (two to two and a half hours), 35 EUR for the sunrise tour, 35 EUR for the sunset tour, 40 EUR for the night SUP with Nocqua adventure lights (per person, minimum of three persons per lesson). Rentals are 20 EUR for four hours and 40 EUR for one day.
Learn the basics skills of kiting without getting your feet wet. Powerkiting can be practiced by everyone, from young to old! The session is located on the beautiful beaches of Lagos or Carrapateira. It is an active and safe activity for everyone who enjoys being at the beach and in the sun! You control the amount of excitement by choosing a smaller or bigger kiteture. No previous experience is needed for this activity. The professional powerkites are equipped with safety system and instructions by licensed instructors.
Private lesson for two hours costs 45 EUR per person. For a group of two, the cost is 30 EUR per person. A small group session costs 25 EUR per person, while a session with a medium-sized group costs 20 EUR per person.
You will get an ultimate adrenaline rush and great fun! Best idea for corporate, school, and family events. It will take place in a paintballing area of 2500 square meters with natural obstacles. All equipment protection, mask, and 200 balls are included. For a group minimum of six people, the paintballing session takes place at Porto de Mos. Meeting point is at Jah Shaka Shop. The price is 12.50 EUR.
Discover the beautiful coastline and countryside on unseen tracks between Lagos and Alvor. Quad bikes are fully automatic, comfortable and easy to ride! There will be one person per bike. Full driving license is required. Shoes must be worn - no flip flops. The one hour 30 minutes session takes place daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Departs from the Lagos Marina to the bay of Alvor. The price is 65 EUR.
This is a five-hour course designed for first-time sailers. Learn sailing in Lagos - in the Atlantic waters of Portugal. Get the knowledge of equipment, starting, control of the sailing boat, steering, tacking and capsize. For a five-hour session, it costs 120 EUR. A 10-hour session, meanwhile, costs 200 EUR. The price includes insurance, use of all equipment, and support boat.
Experience the thrill of freefall skydiving from 14,000 feet! Enjoy the breathtaking views over the coastline of Algarve jumping with a qualified tandem skydiving instructor. Beginners and expert skydivers alike are warmly welcome at the southwesterly drop-zone of Europe. Minimum age of participant is 16. Tandem jump package costs 199 EUR, while tandem jump with DVD or photo package costs 294 EUR.
Visit two fortresses with Vagabundo, best lookouts of the south and west coasts! Join a free Brodie's walking tour around Lagos! "Wasted on the West Coast" tour speaks for itself! Explore the beauty if the West Algarve, make new friends, and have lots of beers and sangria cheers!
"Feast of the East" tour will show you a Moorish Castle in Silves located on a steep hill - view around is magnificent! Sample some of Algarve's finest wine at Quinta dos Vales winery and visit their animal farm and art gallery.
"Sweet Sunsets Tour" brings you to the historical "end of the world" Cape St Vincent – the most south-western point of Europe with dramatic 250-feet cliffs. On this tour, you will also visit Sagres and Forte de Almádena, and have a picnic with traditional Portuguese starters, green wine and snuggle blankets to watch the sun setting.
"Let's Chill @ Benagil" tour will take you to one of the world's most majestic beaches. Take an 1.5 boat trip along the coast (optional) or jump on inflatables for free to swim 50 meters around the cliffs to reach the Benagil Cave. Have a barbecue picnic after at Fontes de Estombar with some great vistas and some fresh water!
"Wasted on the West" starts at 13:30 every day. "Chill @ Benagil" tour takes place on Fridays. "Sweet Sunsets Tour" takes place between 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.. "Feast of the East" is available on request. The Lagos walking tour takes place on Tuesday and Thursday starting from 2 p.m. Book your spot in the group! Brodie's Walking Tour is free. "Wasted on the West", "Feast of the East, and "Chill @ Benagil" cost 35 EUR. Sweet Sunset tour is available at 32 EUR.
Try wakeboarding behind a boat or in the park with a friendly and professional team who are fully committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience, every time. A range of locations to choose from including sea, lake, and a cable park you'll enjoy top conditions. The cable park is a great place to learn wakeboarding or try new tricks and maneuvers or the exhilaration of riding behind a boat in the bay of Lagos. Prices vary, depending on location and participants' skills.
Try water skiing to get the unique feel with moments of adrenaline! An introduction session costs 80 EUR, while the waterski session costs 60 EUR. The duration is 30-60 minutes.
This is one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure into Algarve wild west coast. Hike, trek, climb, and scramble your way along sea cliffs, through plunging ravines, inside secret caves and atop epic lookouts. Watch the sunset at the "End of the World" with a cliff-top picnic and wine. The eight-hour trip departs five to six hrs before sunset, five times per week. From April to September, it costs 64 EUR. It costs 54 EUR from October to March.
Enjoy the speed of free ride, slalom, and freestyle windsurfing starting at Meia Praia Beach and Martinhal, near Sagres. Wind is very frequent between the months of June to September when the nortrada almost blows on a daily basis.
You will enjoy the full range of windsurfing lessons from beginner to expert. All courses are designed to improve your windsurfing technique and progression within the sport. Prices are from 45 EUR for two hours beginner level 1 to 90 EUR for advanced level 9 Powerjibe or 140 EUR complete courses.
Experience wine tasting at Monte da Cateleja - a typical Portuguese farm with a special “terroir” just outside Lagos area. Learn about Algarvian viticulture - a very ancient agriculture activity. Learn more about organic farming, ecological and sustainable. This package includes food, wine tasting, and vineyard tour. The wine tasting experience takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. It costs 18 EUR per person.
You can book your flights to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from the airports are available upon request.
For internal European flights, Faro is often the best option and offers unbeatable value for the cheapest flights into Portugal. Seville also offers cheap flights from many of the main discount flight companies like Ryan air and Easyjet. Lisbon Airport is normally reserved for international flights from farther a field but a good bus and train service down to the Algarve still makes this journey very possible.
Direct airport transfers are the easiest option to get to Jah Shaka and on the whole are only slightly more expensive that public transport. Transfers can be arranged with Tiny Whale before your travel date so you know someone will be there waiting for you at the airport. They have a special discounted rate from their providers from Faro Airport for 46 EUR for both ways. If you would like to arrange this service, please mention it when booking.
Lagos bus station delivers passengers from a variety of operators from all over Portugal. Buses are frequent, well maintained, and are good value.
Good value rail links from east and north bring passengers through to Lagos station.