The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat in Portugal Is a clean, secure and beautiful charismatic villa just minutes away from the seaside . Our retreat has a combination of deluxe shared rooms and private double rooms for up to 45 persons.
We have many features at our retreat, including a cosy lounge area, outdoor but covered communal dining BBQ terrace, in-house masseuses offering massages, peaceful gardens to hang and unwind all day in our lounges & bean bags, tourist & tours information desk, laundry room, FREE WiFi, delicious FREE breakfast buffet daily, clean fresh linen and much more. Our fluent english speaking staff are always ready to answer all your questions. When you want to experience the local culture, we have all the information you will need to visit Cascais and best surrounding area sites, including a FREE local map at check-in. While you're here you can give surfing a go, as we have a daily learn to surf program running everyday of the year with qualified surf instructors. Our daily yoga & meditation programs are also running daily. We have established a diverse range of activities which includes our Seafood & Grilled Vegetarian BBQ nights, Portuguese Tapas & Wine nights, Sunset Meditation hikes, rock climbing and stand up paddle boarding activities. With over 300 days of sun per year, you spend most of your time outdoors, even in winter. We are located at the perfect spot, just over 600m walk from both the beach and closest train station of Monte Estoril (2nd last stop before Cascais centre). Here you will find the beautiful seaside promenade where you can enjoy daily walks along the stunning coastline. There is quite a few restaurants all a few minutes walk away, including a really nice tapas restaurant, fish restaurant and a few cafes with really good coffee and pastries. There is also a bank, bar and supermarket conveniently located near by. The Salty Pelican has a beautiful garden where you can relax all day in either the sun or shade whilst enjoying a good book, refreshing sangria or just meeting new friends. In the evenings the garden is a good place to socialise after an active day of sun and surf with some relaxing music. We guarantee you’ll have a great day every day and really appreciate this experience in Portugal...
• Great location 600m from the seaside
• 24-hr Staff & Security Guard
• No curfew - No lock-out
• Property & room security key card access
• Cozy lounge room
• Communal outdoor dining table (covered)
• All day drinks menu
• Garden loungers + beanbags
• Daily yoga & meditation most days
• In-house masseuses
• All rooms are modern overlooking garden
• Shared bathrooms
• Daily housekeeping
• Hairdryers available in all bathrooms
• Daily surf lessons
• Seaside & nature park Yoga sessions most days
• FREE Yoga mats & equipment use
• FREE Unlimited and filtered fresh drinking water
• FREE Wifi - including in your room
• FREE Local map
• FREE Breakfast buffet daily
• FREE Electronic lockers with personal charging points
• FREE Book exchange
• FREE Luggage storage
• FREE Lemongrass & Bergamot Shampoo and conditioner dispensers in every shower
• Tours & travel desk
• Board games
• Bathroom towels available to rent (€3)
• Laundry facilities
• Printing services available
SERVED EVERY MORNING
Don't skip our FREE delicious & healthy breakfast buffet served daily - including freshly baked breads, locally baked sweet pastries, selection of cereals & muesli's, boiled eggs, cheese, ham, sliced vegetables, freshly cut fruits, dried fruits, mixed seeds & nuts and natural yogurt. Grab an organic tea, fresh cup of coffee or a glass of our cinnamon & lemon infused water and really enjoy the glorious morning sunshine outside in our beautiful garden dining area. Its the perfect way to start the day...
Garden & BBQ Terrace
THE BACKYARD : CENTRAL MEETING POINT
The central meeting point to start your day or nightly adventures; the perfect place to meet fellow yogis from all over the world. Here you can enjoy light relaxing background music, read a book while catching some sun or just relax with a nice glass of local wine. The outside BBQ terrace really comes into it's own a few nights a week with our Portuguese Tapas & Wine Nights and Seafood/vegetarianBBQ's.
Seafood & Vegetarian BBQ Dinner
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY NIGHT
Every Wednesday & Sunday evening, The Salty Pelican crew cooks up a yummy Seafood BBQ including delicious grilled vegetarian options. We love to bring everyone of our guests together to eat, drink, socialise and make new lifetime friends. The BBQ is served outside in our garden usually and includes all the sides and locally sourced wines.
Portuguese Tapas & Wine Nights
EVERY FRIDAY & MONDAY NIGHT
Every Monday & Friday evening, we gather our guests together in our beautiful garden to taste a variety of different tapas... including grilled chorizo sausage, variety of pinchos, local olives, bacalhau fritters, calamari, sun dried tomato bruschetta, batata fritas and garlic & coriander grilled prawns. The delicious food variety is complimented with local red & white wines.
On your arrival day, a schedule is open to book your Ayurvedic treatments. Our wellness and spa area is located in our main villa where we pamper your bodies with our variety of Ayurvedic massages. Really take the time to appreciate and absorb the special oils that your body and mind needs. Our relaxing Ayurvedic massages will make your stay even more zen after a good day of surf or exploring…
Help your body to find the perfect balance.
PRAIA DA URSA
On both Monday & Thursday afternoons when we have no yoga classes scheduled... Instead we take you on an easy hike to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Portugal Here we will practice meditation and enjoy a spectacular sunset. This activity will be one of he highlight of your stay with us and shouldn't be missed. This activity schedule can be affected by the weather and not included in the package price.