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Yoga & Surf Summer Retreat

Wide Ocean Retreat, Vila Nova de Milfontes - Alentejo, Portugal
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Yoga & Surf Summer Retreat
Reviews (5)
4.5 out of 5

The Ocean is calling! Dive into 7 days of Yoga, surf, beach, meditation, healthy food, friends and a lot of sun!
If it is your first time surfing or if you want to strengthen your existing surfing skills, then our Yoga & Surf Summer Retreats are perfect for you! The 5 day surf course will take place in one of the best surfing schools in Portugal and is adjusted individually to your level!
Apart from surfing, we will stretch, prepare and relax our bodies in daily Yoga lessons with António.

We run 3 Surf & Yoga retreats each year. Each last for 6 nights & 7 days. Please search the following dates to book:
17 to 23 July
21 to 27 August
4 to 10 September

How a typical day with us may look like:

09:30 Breakfast
11:00 Surfing classes in one of the best surf schools of Portugal (or other activities e.g. kayaking in the Mira River, hiking and horse riding or a workshop)
14:00 light meal for lunch can also be taken to the activities
18:00 Afternoon Yoga Session with meditation exercises
20:00 Delicious Vegetarian dinner

Food:
You are what you eat! Our participants will enjoy a healthy, vegetarian menu which we have thoughtfully chosen with the help of our nutritionist.
The menu includes a Power to Breakfast, a light lunch, which can be taken to the activities as a picnic and a dinner rich in nutrients.
Freshly pressed juices, refined with mint from our garden and homemade energy bars give our participants energy between yoga and activities.

Location

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.
Surya Lodge is located at less than 10 minutes' drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes and its sandy beaches. It is set in 25 acres of land, featuring an amazing garden surrounded by ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, woodland, and flatter open countryside.

Apart from Surf & Yoga, Surya Lodge also offers the unique opportunity to do a wide range of activities: we offer horse riding around the mountains, the possibility to explore the stunning beaches along the coast, to go hiking on the Vicentine Route or climb up the nearby mountain. We organize the retreat timetable according to your individual wishes and preferences.

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5 REVIEWS
     

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Review from Heather
Heather
Australia
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

"Me and my friend did a 3 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."

Review from Isabel
Isabel
Portugal
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

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. The 5 day course was challenging for a beginner. André explained everything in detail and helped us in the water. Never would have thought that i would advance so quickly! Loved it and highly recommend it!:)

Review from Judith
Judith
United Kingdom
August 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

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 Centre, perfect for surfing. Peaceful with very comfortable rooms. We would love to return.

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Review from Olga
Olga
Germany
June 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

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. We enjoyed fantastic surf lessons and the lunch packages with homemade energy bars were definitely a highlight! The other retreat participants were friendly and welcoming and we were a fun and fantastic group!"

Review from Dayna
Dayna
Canada
June 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

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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Number of people: 19
Bath Towels
Heating
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Honesty Bar
Lunch included
Packed lunches
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

The flight tickets and the transfer from the airport are not included in the price. We offer Transport from Faro or Lisbon. Return journey from 45 € / Person (paid on location).

Extras:

Prices for further nights at Surya Lodge or for a night in Lisbon with the partner of Wide Ocean Retreat (LisbonStoryGuesthouse) on demand!
Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Single Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Our beautiful single rooms are cozy, slightly smaller, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom.

Single Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Our beautiful single rooms are cozy, slightly smaller, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom.

Single Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Our beautiful single rooms are cozy, slightly smaller, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom.

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

Double Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 2

Our bright double rooms are comfortable, extremely spacious, nicely decorated rooms with own terrace and private bathroom. You will only share a room with one other person, so there is plenty of space for some privacy! The combination of traditional and modern architecture offers its guests true Portuguese rustic charm!

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Faro, Lisbon and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €120
  • Price for more than 4: €60
  • - Nearest Airport: Faro, Lisbon
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 160-195 km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 2-2,5 h
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

André Teixeira

Our main surf spot is a reef break that has very reliable surf and works all year round. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. The coast near Surya Lodge has a lot of surf spots and thus is perfect for beginners, intermediates and even for advanced surfers!

Main Surf Beach: Porto Covo

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer classes for kids, with surfboard and wetsuit.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2h, at waist deep water. Part of the lesson is on the beach, about safety, surf basics, and how to stand up on the surfboard, with certefied and experienced instructurs. Our goal is that each person manages to stand up on the surfboard for the first time.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We will pick you up and take to the best breaks. We will give you tips on what to improve in the water, and technical information to improve your surfing skills.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We will check the level of surfing you have to make ​​a plan according to your needs and physical techniques. You will get specific technical training for improvement of surfing techniques. We will also recall the basic rules for advanced surfers. Our transfer will take you to the best surfing spots.

Yoga

We will do Yoga once a day - either early in the morning or in the evening after a challenging surf lesson. Our Yoga teacher António is a passionate surfer himself and therefore knows exactly which muscles to prepare, stretch and train to complement the surf lessons.


Praia da Vieirinha

Level: All Levels

Sheltered beachbreak, perfect for learning

Aivados

Level: Intermediate

Beach break, can get hollow and fast waves.

Porto das Barcas

Level: Intermediate

Right point break near a fishing harbour. Can hold big swells. Easy entrance through the boat channel.

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18°

The Alentejo region is a year round destination. Autumn to Spring is the most consistent and summer is great for learning and progressing. It offers endless possibilities for all standards, some hard to get to secrets, others beautiful open beaches! There are some many waves along this 130 km coastline that it is impossible to describe, below are just a few to note and look out for...

The north part of the region starts with Comporta and the beautiful Carvalhal beach. A great beginners beach, which picks up nice swell for the more advanced in the autumn.

Further South past Sines is Sao Torpes, a long white sandy beach with a jetty at the north side which provides nice sheltered waves when the swell gets big. Further south is L-Point , one of the best waves in the region. Porto Covo is a lovely old town with Praia Grande and a few peaks that can provide a mix of beginners waves and awesome left- hand barrels.

The town of Vila Nova de Milfontes has plenty of waves to go around, including the long beach break Malhao, perfect for all levels. Congumelo is the most famous advanced wave in the town and can produce and excellent left hander.

Keep going south and you reach Zuambujeira do Mar, a beautiful sun drenched town and home to Portugal's biggest music festival in the summer, it has a couple of hidden gems as well as a beginner/intermediate beach. Next stop is the hippy town of Odeceixe, and its surrounding empty beaches that include Carriagem, Amoreira and Monte Clerigo. Make sure to give the car a good wash after as you will be going through some good old dusty roads!

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 30 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 30 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • 100% refund for cancellation 30+ days before the retreat. 50% refund for cancellation 15-29 days before the retreat. 0% refund for cancellation 0-14 days before the retreat.

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