#1 BEST REVIEWED YOGA & SURF RETREAT IN PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL SURF HOLIDAY
COSTA da CAPARICA is the perfect beach escape and surfing paradise.... just 20 min from Lisbon International Airport….. Picture a 25 km long strip of clean white sand with clear water and perfect waves breaking all the way along it... mellow beach shack café after beach shack café serving great tasting coffee, tapas, sangria and cocktails.... It’s the perfect place to learn how to surf, totally find your zen, enjoy some of the most amazing sunsets with good friends and cold beverage of course. A picturesque coastal train line, the "Transpraia", will transport you in style between town, following the sand dunes to all the beaches, from the more busier to the practically deserted ones.
OUR SURF & YOGA RETREAT
Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea breeze moving through the trees… practicing yoga at sunrise right by the seaside… hearing nothing but the sounds of crashing waves and catching your first waves on Portugal’s beautiful coastline. 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-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.. A team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching will make sure that you learn the proper techniques, ride the waves and have loads of fun whilst perfecting it. We try to balance a lively atmosphere at The Salty Pelican with comfort and a good night's sleep....
Our Yoga & Surf retreat has been converted into a stunning traveler's meeting point; featuring a cozy lounge, stunning chill-out BBQ patio and relaxing garden to catch some sun in our outdoor lounges all day. With our own yoga retreat menu serving ridiculously good tasting healthy smoothies, local wines & craft beers... you will have very little to complain about during your stay with us.
Unique Yoga & Experiences
Experiences are really what make a trip memorable, so come experience revitalising Yang Yoga sequences at sunrise right down by the beautiful seaside with only the sounds of the gently breaking waves as a peaceful backdrop. Sunrise yoga will bring balance to your body, so that we can build our bodies to be light and strong for the days activities. For the time that you’re not eating, sleeping, surfing or practicing yoga... we will help you to make the most of your time in Costa da Caparica. We organise a diverse range of the best daily experiences in the local area and designed a programme of evening activities that brings all our guests together each and everyday.
Amazing Staff That Care
We are surf & yoga retreat built by travellers, run by travellers…We help you plan your day and make sure you will experience the most of what Cascais and the surrounding nature can offer. Our knowledge and love for Costa da Caparica will make your days unforgettable here. We are always at hand to offer you the best help with your plans and to keep you safe. We have no curfew or lock-out, so come and go as you please.
SURF & YOGA 7-NIGHTS
YOGA & MASSAGE 7-NIGHTS
SURF & YOGA 3-NIGHTS
YOGA & MASSAGE 3-NIGHTS
COSTA da Caparica
Create memories of a lifetime on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach and surf...
Some of Europe’s best surf right on its doorstep, dotted with cool beach bars and close by to some of the most spectacular national park beaches.... Imagine perfect surf, beachside cafes, sunset drinks, cool shops, lively bars and good vibes...
OVER 300+ SUNNY DAYS PER YEAR
600m WALK TO THE BEACH
& CHILL-OUT PATIO
LEMONGRASS & BERGAMOT
FREE ORGANIC TEAS
AVAILABLE ALL DAY
" The good news is that we can offer advice and help organise every last detail of your holiday to make the whole process easy and unintimidating "
Just a 5 minute walk from our retreat in Costa da Caparica, you have Praia do C.D.S. with its consistent waves that attract surfers from all over the world.... its the perfect spot to learn how to surf but in fact the whole coastline offers a seemingly endless amount of surfable waves and ever-changing scenery, culminating in the beachside area of Fonte da Telha. Marvel at the unspoilt sand dunes and untamed waves and really enjoy this special paradise with a nice drink and some of the most spectacular sunsets on offer in Portugal.
Exploring Costa Caparica is a voyage of discovery. On the one hand, there is the long beach area that has a distinct chilled surfer vibe about it - with its perfect beginner surf and cosy beach bars in the sand selling margaritas and healthy detox smoothies, to the back streets of the town centre where you find hidden cafes, lively bars and funky surf shops. Have a light lunch at a beachside cafe and check out the Atlantic views.
If you are dreaming about a white endless sandy beach and crystal-clear azure blue waters in a peaceful surrounding – this might be it! This piece of Paradise is called Ribeira do Cavalo: it’s located in the Natural Park of Arrábida and it’s just 35min tour away from The Salty Pelican. It’s slowly becoming less of a secret spot, where only the most adventurous explorers go, winding down the tracks hidden among the vegetation. Forget The Caribbean…. Paradise is just around the corner. Close by is the town of Sesimbra which is one of the finest resort towns of Portugal and adored by the Portuguese, being famed for its freshly cooked seafood and pristine coastline. Aside from the beautiful beaches and delicious food, there is a lot to do within the Sesimbra region, there is also hiking/biking trails through the Serra da Arrabida and relaxing kayak tours.
Lisbon city center is just an easy 15 minute trip away..... Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-coloured buildings, Tagus River and the iconic suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Spend a day or half day exploring the city, rooftop cafes with wonderful views and end the day in the abundant amount of cosy cool bars, clubs and restaurants that litter the city. Although we are based in a surfers paradise.... We are just on the other side of Tagus River that divides between Costa Caparica and Lisbon city centre.