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The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat

Travessa dos Moinhos 10, Ericeira, Portugal
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The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea breeze and panoramic coastal views for days… practicing yoga at sunrise right by the pool or seaside… hearing nothing but the sounds of crashing waves and catching your first waves at Europes first World Surfing Reserve area. Here at The Salty Pelican is a place to be happy... A place to feel like your own... a place to feel like home... it’s an entire experience consisting of everything we love: surf, yoga, sun, sea, salt, adventures, great people and good vibes.

So kick to up your feet... grab a cold sangria and really enjoy the spectacular BBQ sunset dinners here. Life is just that easy at The Salty Pelican.... Experience revitalising Yang Yoga sequences in the morning followed by a gentle late afternoon class of restorative Yin yoga. We try to balance a lively atmosphere at The Salty Pelican with comfort and a good night's sleep....

Most rooms have private ensuite bathrooms, a private balcony/terrace overlooking the swimming pool and all with endless sea and sunset views.

There is a cosy open plan living area which opens directly out onto the swimming pool deck, covered communal dining area, sea view decks with bean bags & sun loungers to unwind on all day, poolside bar & restaurant with an all day menu, indoor yoga studio, cinema room, wellness centre, tourist & tours information desk, laundry room, FREE WiFi, delicious FREE buffet breakfast daily, premium FLOWT surfboard range available (*package bookings only) and much more.

Location

THE PORTUGUESE BEACH TOWN YOU NEED TO VISIT

This picturesque and peaceful fishing town will steal your heart and maybe that’s the magic of this place. Ericeira itself is a laid to back place and is considered as one of Europe’s best small destinations ! Just 35 min from Lisbon International Airport….. renowned for its extensive beaches, unrivalled seafood restaurants and surf to ready waves, a true destination for sea and sun.

Yet there is much more to this scenic town thanks to its historic centre, where labyrinthine cobblestone streets, charming regional architecture and picturesque, cafe to lined squares await your discovery.....

It’s the perfect place to learn how to surf, totally find your zen and enjoy some of the most amazing sunsets straight from our sea view terraces with good friends and good vibes before hitting Ericeira surprisingly good night life.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Angela
Angela
Munich
December 2020
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

We went to the Salty Pelican in the beginning of December 2020. The place had just opened. Everything was perfect!
First of all we had the pleasure of being welcomed by Monika. A smiling, cheerful woman whose energy is contagious. She was always around to help us and to make sure our stay was as pleasant as possible. Then we discovered the place: the swimming pool is perfect for relaxing, the rooms are exceptional (well decorated, large, with a nice little balcony), the yoga shala, the dining room, the room near the entrance ... everything is perfectly arranged. The atmosphere is young, calm and invites a sense of well-being. The yoga classes are just perfect! The teachers are attentive and all different in their approach. We were particularly moved during a class with Lily. I normally have a lot of trouble meditating but Natasha managed to give me the chance to practice it. The food is exceptional and all the staff is worthy of mention! Especially D. who was always happy to make us delicious cocktails. We were also pleasantly surprised by the surroundings and the small restaurants nearby with a similar vibe! The place will always remain magical for us since we got engaged here! In short, a simply perfect place with dedicated staff whose qualities superseded our expectations!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf spot was also great!

Review from Max
Max
amsterdam
December 2020
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Me and my girlfriend stopped at the Salty Pelican for 3 nights and stayed in the twin with a bunk bed, private balcony with amazing sea and sunset views. Our room and the facilities in general are simply amazing - all new, clean and stylish. All the people working there as well as the guests were extremely kind which made the atmosphere so unique. Further, the combination of yoga and surfing is perfect and the teachers do a great job! Not to forget the food that was delicious and varied.

I can fully recommend this retreat. Stay there and you will love it!

Thanks a lot to the team of the Salty Pelican for having us!

Review from Lucia
Lucia
Austria
November 2020
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I absolutely loved my time at Salty and can only recommend it to anyone looking for a yoga retreat or simply a beautiful place to stay in Ericeira. The facilities are amazing and you're just a short walk away from stunning beaches.

The best part by far is the incredible staff though, from reception to management to bar everyone is just so friendly and attentive and really tries to make sure you have a great stay.

100% recommended!

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Had the most amazing experience here at salty, the staff were unbelievable, so friendly really took care of us all, as for the current retreat it was the cleanest place I stayed in my whole trip, which makes such a difference to your experience, as well the yoga and surf were some of the best classes I had ever done. I met the most amazing group of people at salty it was a complete vibe, I highly recommend and cannot wait to go back!

Review from Nils
Nils
Stockholm
October 2020
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had the best time here! The location, architecture, surf & yoga classes, people, beaches. We would come and stay here again. Everything is how it is on the photos, just beautiful! We stayed in the female dorm (which is more like a luxury version of a dorm with USB access, light and shelves by the bed, comfi mattress and a big locker.) And met such amazing people that we loved spending time with and it was hard to say bye to. Food was lovely as well and the breakfast was incredible, including the coffee! I loved the view from the swimming pool area where we caught the best sunsets and also from my room. Thanks for this lovely time!

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Number of people: 42
Air Conditioning
Beach Towels
DVD
Heating
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Gift shop
Gym / Fitness Centre
Jacuzzi
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Roof top terrace
SPA
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Buffet restaurant
Dinner (additional)
Dinner (included)
Hotel bar
Mini-Market
Pool bar
Restaurant
Snack bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

Tourism tax:
The city tourism tax is €2 per guest per night up until 7 nights maximum for the period between the 1st May - 31st October and for all other dates it is €1 per person per night. This amount will not be added to your invoice until you pay your remaining balance at check-in.

Security wristbands:
Upon check-in guests will receive an RFID room key bracelet for access to our property, their room and also their personal storage space. Bracelets must be handed back to reception on check-out. Failure to return the bracelet will result in a €5 charge added to your invoice at check-out.

Extras:

Bathroom Towels available to rent (€3)
Pool/Beach Towels available to rent (€3)
MIXED** Sea View Shared Deluxe ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 10

Comfortable and clean *Mixed deluxe shared room for up to 10 persons with ensuite bathroom, partial sea views and outside terrace with seating. It features custom designed wooden bunk beds with personal reading lights and FREE personal locker drawers under each bunk bed. The rooms have air conditioning, centrally heated and enough windows to provide ample light during the day and some fresh air during the summer. We understand the value of security, so each of the rooms are accessed by electronic access cards. There is spacious shared bathrooms with private full sized showers close by to each room. Room has access to the outside terrace and stairs to the upper swimming pool deck with FREE BBQ facilities and chill to out area with sea views. Includes Lemongrass & Bergamot shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the showers, FREE WiFi in all rooms, organic teas available all day for FREE and a FREE daily breakfast buffet. *PLEASE NOTE: When booking just the room title and not one of the packages listed; the price only includes the accommodation & breakfast. NO yoga is included when selecting just bed & breakfast.

FEMALE ONLY** Sea View Shared Deluxe ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 10

Comfortable and clean Female to Only shared deluxe room for up to 10 women with private ensuite bathroom and personal wardrobe space for each guest including hangers. With direct access to an outside terrace with sea and sunset views, It features custom designed wooden bunk beds with personal reading lights and FREE personal locker drawers under each bunk bed. The rooms have air conditioning, centrally heated and enough windows to provide ample light during the day and some fresh air during the summer. We understand the value of security, so each of the rooms are accessed by electronic access cards. There is a spacious ensuite bathroom with private full sized shower in the room. Room has quick easy access to the outside stairs to the upper swimming pool deck and chill to out area with sea views. Includes Lemongrass & Bergamot shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the shower, FREE WiFi in all rooms, organic teas available all day for FREE and a FREE daily breakfast buffet. *PLEASE NOTE: When booking just the room title and not one of the packages listed; the price only includes the accommodation & breakfast. NO yoga is included when selecting just bed & breakfast.

FEMALE ONLY** Sea View 6-Bed ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 6

Comfortable and clean FEMALE ONLY** shared room for 6 people. This room has amazing sea and sunset views and it features custom designed wooden bunk beds with personal reading lights and FREE personal locker drawers under each bunk bed. The rooms all have air conditioning, central heating and enough windows to provide ample light during the day and some fresh air during the summer. We understand the value of security, so each of the rooms are accessed by electronic access cards. There is four spacious shared bathrooms with private full sized showers close by to each room. All rooms have a peaceful garden view and access to the outside patio with FREE BBQ facilities. Includes Lemongrass & Bergamot shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the showers, FREE WiFi in all rooms, FREE organic teas available all day and a FREE daily breakfast buffet. *PLEASE NOTE: When booking just the room title and not one of the packages listed; the price only includes the accommodation & breakfast. NO yoga is included when selecting just bed & breakfast,

FEMALE ONLY** Sea View 8-Bed balcony
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 8

Comfortable and clean shared deluxe FEMALE ONLY** room for 8 people. Room boasts an outdoor balcony with amazing sea and sunset views. It features custom designed wooden bunk beds with personal reading lights and FREE personal locker drawers under each bunk bed. The rooms have air conditioning, centrally heated and enough windows to provide ample light during the day and some fresh air during the summer. We understand the value of security, so each of the rooms are accessed by electronic access cards. There is spacious shared bathrooms with private full sized showers either as an en suite bathroom or outside in the hallway to each room. All rooms have easy access to the outside sea view deck and swimming pool area with FREE BBQ facilities and chill to out area. Includes Lemongrass & Bergamot shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the showers, FREE WiFi in all rooms, organic teas available all day for FREE and a FREE daily breakfast buffet. *PLEASE NOTE: When booking just the room title and not one of the packages listed; the price only includes the accommodation & breakfast. NO yoga is included when selecting just bed & breakfast,

SHARED OR PRIVATE** Sea View Twin Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 0

This shared or private deluxe twin bedroom has amazing sea and sunset view from the balcony, features a comfortable custom designed bunk bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, central heating, large windows and direct access to a private balcony and outdoor seating that boasts a view over the swimming pool and glorious sea and sunset views. The room includes one shared bathroom right outside the room with full sized shower. Includes Lemongrass & Bergamot shampoo and conditioner dispensers in the shower, FREE WiFi in all rooms, FREE organic teas available all day and a FREE daily breakfast buffet. *PLEASE NOTE: When booking just the room title and not one of the packages listed; the price only includes the accommodation & breakfast. NO yoga is included when selecting just bed & breakfast. ** When booking just one bed, the room will be shared with one other guest but when booking 2 beds together with a friend, the room will be private.

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 don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: LISBON
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 35
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 35 minutes
  • - There is a 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.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our daily learn to surf programs depart each day usually between 10 - 11am depending on weather and tide conditions. The surf classes include return transfers and are mostly tailored towards complete beginners (LEVEL 1) All equipment is provided for each lesson.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Our daily learn to surf programs depart each day usually between 10 - 11am depending on weather and tide conditions. The surf classes include return transfers and are mostly tailored towards complete beginners (LEVEL 2) All equipment is provided for each lesson.

Private Surf Lessons

Private surf lessons can be booked on any day of week.

Yoga

We offer an excellent detailed introduction to Hatha & Yin yoga for beginners and the chance to dive deeper into more advanced practices for experienced yogis. You don’t need any earlier yoga experience or your own equipment, just bring comfortable clothes to wear. Yoga is twice a day but there is no yoga scheduled all day on Mondays.


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Season

Best time to go depends on your level above. July, August & September are the peak tourist months.


This is where you surf Europe's best coast line and let the fun begin.There are over 12 surf breaks along the Ericeira coast, with different options for all standards. With so much choice you'll feel like a kid in a sweet shop! The area was introduced in the Stormriders Surf Guide to Europe with the heading "Enter the Heartland".

World Surf Reserve
In 2011 it was awarded the title of 'World Surf Reserve', there are only 2 other places in the world that share the title: Santa Cruz, US and Manly, Australia.

If it is your first surfing holiday to Ericeira then head straight to Foz do Lizandro and Sao Juliao beaches south of town, they are perfect beginner and intermediate surf spots. Closer to town is Praia do Sul. Another great beginner beach breaks. All best at mid tide but surfable at high and low tide also.

For Intermediates you have the reliable and safe reef break Ribeira d'Ilhas, which host the WSL World qualifying series surf championships every year. And for the more adventurous you have the world class Coxos. That's just naming a few, there are too many surf breaks to mention here!

Don't forget to explore further up the coast - 25 minutes away is Santa Cruz and an hour away is Peniche, home to the World renowned Supertubos and host of the Rip Curl Pro since 2009. 30 minutes south of Lisbon is the Cascais coast with the famous Praia do Guincho surf beach. And when north winds are blowing you can venture further south towards Carcevelos beach and the other surf spots along the Lisbon coast.

Come Surf Ericeira with us…

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 150 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 150 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.
  • 1) All Reservations are confirmed with a 50% deposit 2) The 50% deposit is refundable up until 24 hours prior to your arrival date. After this time has expired, the deposit is non-refundable.

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