7 Days Surf, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • Surya Lodge, Costa Vicentina National Park, Alentejo, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Odemira, Portugal

Overview

Summer Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal

Follow the ocean call and surf through the summer in beautiful Portugal. Join your host Antonio and unwind with daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, surf lessons, concentration and breathing exercises, and dive into fun and sunny moments. During this retreat, you will strengthen your surfing skills along with your connection between body, mind, and spirit. You will stretch, prepare, and relax your body, all surrounded by cliffs, waterfalls, woodland, and a flatter open countryside.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily surfing lessons and equipment
  • Concentration and breathing exercises
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • 3 daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 7 days with instruction
  • French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared double room at the Surya Lodge. Located in Vicentine natural park, hidden in the middle of the nature, Surya Lodge offers a peaceful and calm accommodation for nature lovers. The swimming pool, common area, and the spacious bright rooms, each with terrace and private bathroom, offer the perfect facilities to relax and enjoy.

The residence itself has spacious and comfortable single or double bedrooms with central heating, a swimming pool, common and dining room, both with fireplace and Wi-Fi connection, and a bright yoga room.

This retreat is designed for those who wish to try for the first time surfing or would like to strengthen their existing surfing skills along with a relaxing and spiritual practice of yoga and meditation.

Experience the fantastic environment of southwest Portugal with an amazing break and an unforgettable yoga experience in contact with the beautiful Portuguese nature. During this retreat, you will slow down from the frenetic everyday life, break the routines, and forget the compromises to allow yourself to just be, live, and feel.

This surf course will take place in one of the best surfing schools in Portugal and will be adjusted individually to your level. Apart from surfing, you will stretch, prepare, and relax your body through daily yoga classes that will be led by Antonio.

You will experience daily yoga classes that may take place during the morning or the afternoon, a daily meditation session and surf lessons, along with concentration and breathing exercises. Within the help of various yoga practices, you will stretch and let the energy flow in your body, listen, know yourself better, and find the harmony within.

This retreat includes plenty of free time for you to try additional activities such as kayaking in the Mira River, hiking and horse riding, enjoy an additional workshop, or just read a book and relax by the pool.

At the end of your stay, you will return fully recharged with good energy and feeling awesome. Naturally, you will be willing to incorporate some of the simple yoga and meditation exercises into your daily routines, which will definitely help you to live a more conscious, harmonious, and above all, happy life.

Day 1

  • 16:00 - 17:00 Welcome
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 2 to day 6

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning meditation and yoga session
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Surf class or free time
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Vegetarian dinner

Day 7

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning meditation and yoga session
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Free time
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Closing session and goodbyes
  • Antonio

    Antonio was born in Lisbon. He did a teacher training in Hatha yoga in 2000 at the Lusa Yoga Association, and founded the Algés Yoga Center in 2003. He attended several workshops, such as Vedanta Philosophy with Swami Dayananda, Iyengar yoga, and Ashtanga and Dynamic yoga classes. He surfs and practices yoga daily, and his goal is to provide a fantastic experience for the people who share the same things in order to find harmony, enjoy nature, and have a break from the demands of everyday life.

This retreat will take place at the Surya Lodge in Odemira, Portugal. The lodge is located in the Vicentine Coast natural park, southwest of Alentejo, encircled by the mountains of Cercal, the Mira river, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The lodge is located less than a 10-minutes drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes and its sandy beaches. The best and famous surfing beaches are about 20 minutes by car. The Surya Lodge is set in 25 acres of land, featuring an amazing garden surrounded by ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, woodland, and a flatter open countryside.

Nearby places

  • Algarve International Airport (FAO), 140 kilometers
  • Lisbon Portela International Airport (LIS), 190 kilometers
  • Vila Nova de Milfontes town -10 minutes
  • Vicentine coast - 20 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will enjoy three daily vegetarian meals. The menu is thoughtfully chosen with the help of a nutritionist and includes a power-breakfast and a light lunch, which can be taken to the activities as a picnic, and a dinner rich in nutrients.

The ingredients may include freshly pressed juices, refined with mint from the garden and homemade energy bars to give you energy between yoga and activities.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Hike in the Rota Vincentina

You can hike through the Rota Vicentina routes where you will enjoy different hiking scenarios, from the rugged and wild coastline to the countryside hills, also small and characteristic Portuguese villages and the natural park.

Horse riding

The lodge offers six horses so you can enjoy the surrounding tracks in the fields and admire the beautiful countryside landscape.

Kayaking in the Mira river

Paddle in one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, or go on a guided day-long adventure to the heart of Alentejo where you can discover off the beaten track waterfalls.

Take a workshop

There are several theme workshops offered for an additional cost. Some of the options include a nutrition, tile painting, dance, and a making sushi workshop, among others.

  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 1 daily yoga class
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 5 days surfing lessons
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breathing and concentration exercises
  • Daily transfer to the best surfing spots
  • Surf equipment
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Algarve International Airport (FAO). You can also choose to arrive at the Lisbon Portela International Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request for approximately 45 EUR.

  • Review by Marcin from Poland

    "Magic place close to nature, quite, calm, with great comfort. Antonio is a great yoga teacher and manages different levels in class so everyone is challenged to improve.  One of the best retreats I have ever had."

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  • Review by Dayna from Canada

    "My sister and I stayed at the retreat for three days and it was such an incredible experience. The facilities were very nice, always clean, and had everything we could have possibly needed. The food was so fresh and delicious! We had the chance to surf and ride horses for the first time with the help of some great teachers and we had so much fun! We also trekked part of Rota Vincentina and the views were breathtaking! The yoga studio is so beautiful, it's so quiet and it felt surreal to hear the peaceful nature sounds that surround you as you practice. Antonio made the yoga classes extremely relaxing but still a nice challenge for us, a great balance. We did so much in only three days and we loved all the new experiences. I would highly recommend staying with Antonio, it was really amazing!"

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  • Review by Olga from Germany

    "The yoga resort was like a secret escape, in the middle of the forest but beautiful and peaceful.  We booked all inclusive, yoga, activities plus all meals - it was an amazing deal for what they offer. They offered a great variety of activities and the bowl of fruit and cereals at breakfast was definitely a highlight! The other retreat participants were friendly and welcoming and we were a fun and fantastic group!"

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  • Review by Simon from UK

    "Our stay was fantastic and we would thoroughly recommend it (Although we wouldn't want everyone knowing about this little bit of paradise). The retreat was the perfect mixture of sport and relaxation."

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  • Review by Isabel from Portugal

    "In the retreat it felt like you stepped out of this world and just enter a relaxing, sweet atmosphere. Lovely location, secluded charming property with very well decorated facilities, faithful to the region."

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  • Review by Anatra from Portugal

    "Wonderful morning yoga sessions, with the sun rising above the hills in front of us. The surroundings of the retreat centre were calm, this place is magical and the perfect getaway for a retreat! The apartment and room were nice and spacey."

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  • Review by Deonilia from Portugal

    "Although I only have had a couple of yoga lessons before, Antonio made me feel comfortable in class. Everything was fine. We like everything. We loved it."

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  • Review by Judith from UK

    "I attended the yoga and surf Retreat with my boyfriend this summer. We loved it! We returned to England completely relaxed, feeling fit and ready to challenge work with positive energy! Wonderful beaches nearby the retreat center, perfect for surfing. Peaceful with very comfortable rooms. We would love to return."

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  • Review by An from Belgium

    "I especially enjoyed the delicious food and the relaxed atmosphere! In the middle of nature, very peaceful and beautiful environment. You completely forget the world there! Yoga classes challenging yet perfect for a beginner like me. I feel refreshed and full of energy! Thank you Wide Ocean Retreat."

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  • Review by Melanie from UK

    "Wonderful retreat! The kayak tour to the waterfall was fantastic, with pristine nature surroundings. Hope we manage to come back next year."

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  • Review by Klara from Portugal

    "An oasis in Alentejo coast with excellent yoga classes, nice atmosphere, well-equipped, a lot of activities. The resort is a bit difficult to reach but it is worth to do that. Congratulations!"

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  • Review by Sarah from France

    "Totally off the beaten track. Partially eco build. Surrounded by forest, birds, and traditional goatherds. The hike and the meditation practice on top of the mountain were unforgettable, the landscapes from up there breath-taking."

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  • Review by Heather from Australia

    "Me and my friend did a three-day retreat at Surya Lodge. The setting was gorgeous and the accommodation itself beautiful. We enjoyed the yoga and hiking in the morning. Excellent surf lessons with Andre, I managed to stand up for the first time! We got to know interesting and fun people at the retreat. Truly amazing week."

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  • Review by Luis from Portugal

    "Great organization, excellent resort, and top yoga lessons. Everything was perfect!"

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  • Review by Dayna

    "My sister and I stayed at the retreat for three days and it was such an incredible experience. The facilities were very nice, always clean, and had everything we could have possibly needed. The food was so fresh and delicious! We had the chance to surf and ride horses for the first time with the help of some great teachers and we had so much fun! We also trekked part of Rota Vincentina and the views were breathtaking! The yoga studio is so beautiful; it is so quiet and it felt surreal to hear the peaceful nature sounds that surround you as your practice. Antonio made the yoga classes extremely relaxing but still a nice challenge for us, a great balance. We did so much in only three days and we loved all the new experiences. I would highly recommend staying with Antonio, it was really amazing."

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  • Review by Nuno Coimbra Morais from Lisbon, Portugal

    "Five stars is not enough. They should get 100 stars. You can't miss this place."

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  • Review by Bernd Hagen from Berlin, Germany

    "It is a wonderful and a lovely quiet place. It is full of nature and clearly made out with love. You can just relax and have great breakfast. They have a lovely service. I am giving them five stars for that!"

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  • Review by Jeske De Bakker-Seepma from Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

    "We had an absolutely fabulous stay here, an amazing pearl of architecture and style combined with an overwhelming view of surrounding nature and mountains. The hostess made us feel special and welcome. We were very sorry to leave and hope to come back some time."

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  • Review by Allegra from Deutschland

    "Schon die Anfahrt zur Surya Lodge ist ein Erlebnis. Sie liegt wirklich inmitten der Natur und sehr idyllisch. Die Anlage ist sehr schön und gepflegt und wir waren positiv überrascht von Größe und Austattung des Zimmers und des Yoga Raums. Auch der Poolbereich ist wirklich schön. Besonders hervorzuheben sind Lisa & Antonio: Die beiden managen die Retreats und sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir hatten dank ihnen und der anderen Teilnehmer eine unvergessliche Zeit. Besonders gut hat uns das Essen gefallen: vor allem die frischgespressten Säfte waren hervorragend- und das leckere selbst gebackene Brot, das es zum Frühstück gab."

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Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 50 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before June 1, 2017.

Departure:
Sunday July 23, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

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