Surfing and Yoga Retreat - Portugal
If you are looking for a surfing holiday that captures good surf, great yoga, city experience and country chill time, then you have found it!
This surf and yoga retreat is only 15 minutes from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Yet you would never know. The elevated and exposed location on a south facing slope guarantees sun all day and a breathtaking panoramic view over the rolling hills, the shoreline of Lisbon, Estoril, Cascais and the closest beach Praia do Guincho. From almost everywhere you have an astonishing sea view of the blue Atlantic. Prepare yourself for beautiful and memorable sunsets! Towards the north side of the villa you can overlook the green and mystical forest of the Serra da Sintra.
Stay in a two storey modern furnished villa with 5 bedrooms, large living and dining room and chill out pool area. The villa is located in a beautiful 2000 sqm garden with natural surroundings and many small, hidden places to relax or meditate. Guests can enjoy in this tranquil and secluded location the stunning sea and panoramic views of the coastline from Lisbon up to our home beach – the beach Praia do Guincho.
Extra beds, for friends or a child are available in room 2, 3 and 4. Room 4 and 5 share a bathroom. All bathrooms have bathtub/shower, toilet and bidet.
The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, orange squeezer, dishwasher, etc. A washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are also available in a separate room. Tea, coffee, water and fresh fruits are complementary.
In line with our philosophy, the openess of the living room invites you to sit down and to get together and is the heart of the house. The large panoramic windows give a view of the countryside and the Atlantic with two free couches and chairs to relax on. Be there to watch a movie on our large flat screen TV, or the dancing flames in the fireplace with a glass of Portuguese red wine. Next door is the dining room with a table that seats 8 – 10 people.
The garden has a large terrace with a wooden deck, a large dining table, barbecue place, hammocks, chill-out areas, plants and rocks , as well as many small cozy places to relax or for children. The pool area is located just above the house and offers spectacular views, outdoor shower and lawn for sunbathing and swimming areas.
As you can imagine the breakfast, lunch and welcome BBQ's are second to none. Fresh and organic. Perfect for a long day surfing and relaxing.
The surf lessons start usually in the morning after your energizing yoga session and a delicious breakfast. Depending on wind, tide and wave conditions, the program can be rescheduled. Ideally you should always learn with the best conditions for your surf level. In between the surf lessons will be a little snack break with a lunch package which will be provided and you can comfortably eat at the beach. You will be picked up by our surf instructors at the surf and yoga retreat and driven to the best surf spots with the best learning conditions and then afterwards brought back again.