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Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Spend time surfing and practicing yoga with Anna and Jodie of To the Sea Retreat, a friendly, well-balanced boutique surf and yoga retreat, offering small group surf and yoga holidays in a luxurious seafront villa. They bring the magic of Bali to your doorstep with great local food, beautiful sea view villas, amazing outdoor yoga, epic waves, and most important of all, a real sense of community and camaraderie.


  • Daily yoga session
  • 4 surf classes and beach fun
  • Schedules tailored in accordance to your needs
  • Welcome barbecue on your first day
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.


  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Shared twin and double rooms are available, all with en-suite and Wi-Fi. Private rooms are available on request for an additional fees. The villa is outstanding with a modern interior design, well-appointed and spacious rooms, a large (25 meters) heated swimming pool, a beautiful garden with hammocks and nooks for relaxing in, and three sea-view terraces.

The kitchen is well-equipped and there's even a separate work and study space for you to use (because hey, sometimes you have to bring a bit of reality with you). The lounge is great for hanging out in, and there's even a fireplace if you want to really cozy up.

Your enjoyment is To the Sea Retreat's priority. If you wish to change the surf and yoga schedule you may do so at no extra cost, for example, switching the early morning yoga practice for a surf session (start at 06:00 for early morning surfs). This is your holiday. To the Sea Retreat wants you to feel totally at home, and go to great pains to ensure your every whim is taken care of.

To the Sea Retreat is available 24 hours a day to guide you around the local area, give you the best tips for dining options, and cater to your needs. The hope is that you leave this little piece of paradise happier, healthier, and become the part of a new family.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Dynamic and energizing rooftop yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast on the large terrace overlooking the ocean
  • 11:00 Surf school pick up, surfing, lunch, and beach fun
  • 17:30 Restorative post-surf yoga session
  • 19:30 Dinner wherever you fancy, cook in, eat out, it's up to you.
  • Jodie Roberts

    Jodie discovered yoga whilst living in Thailand, deepened her practice with surfing in Byron Bay, Australia, became a yoga instructor in the home of yoga, Rishikesh, India, and it all came together in Bali. She is also a passionate marine conservationist. Studying under the masters of Yogic Science gave her a deep understanding of physiology and it means her classes are technically exact, whilst embodying the essence of yoga. She gives her students personal attention and adjustments, to ensure you go deep into your practice without causing any injury, and will always offer variations on poses.

  • Anna

    Anna is the co-founder of To the Sea Retreat, together with Jodie. Surfing is her passion and she's happiest when she's on the waves or cheering you on to your first ride!

This retreat will be held in the stunning Algarve in Southern Portugal, with an average of 300 sunny days a year, and a unique contrast between the golden coastline with world class beaches, and the beautiful rural countryside with thousands of species of flora and fauna. It is located by a charming historic fishing village, with cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings, and many dining options.

The surrounding countryside is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with dramatic cliffs and hidden sandy coves for you to explore, by bike, foot, car or horseback. Inland, you will find vineyards, old castles, and much more.

Nearby places

  • Faro, 60 kilometers
  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 45 minutes
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

You are what you eat. In this retreat, meals are locally sourced and sustainable wherever possible, and not to mention delicious. You will be served healthy juices, freshly-baked bread, free-range eggs, Bali-inspired smoothie bowls for breakfast, tasty and nutritious lunch to enjoy at the beach, and a welcome barbecue on the first night to bring you together and help you get your bearings.

Dinners are not included, in the evenings, you will explore the many local restaurants and sample the authentic Portuguese cuisine. If you want to stay in, To the Sea Retreat can arrange a local chef to cook you up a feast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Go sight seeing
  • Take boat trips
  • Try horse riding
  • Try kayaking, sailing, or bike riding

Massage treatments are available upon request and at an additional cost.

  • 1 welcome barbeque
  • 2 daily yoga lessons
  • 4 surf lessons from a reputable and respected surf school
  • 6 healthy and delicious breakfasts
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 nutritious and tasty lunches
  • All surf equipment - boards, leashes, and wet suits
  • All yoga equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, and cushions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Transports to the surf beaches
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcohol
  • Dinners
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

If you'd rather take public transport, you can get the bus into Faro center, and then you can either take a bus or a train to a Cavoeiro, where To the Sea Retreat will meet you.​

Arrival by taxi

From Faro Airport (FAO), you can take a taxi or Uber to get to the retreat venue, which is only 45 minutes away.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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 30 days before arrival.

Bristol, United Kingdom

To the Sea Retreat offers a well-balanced oceanfront surf and yoga escape, where the magic of Bali is fused with the raw beauty of Portugal.

Speaks English

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