THE SALTY PELICAN
LEAD YOUR OWN PROGRAM AT THE SALTY PELICAN
If you are a teacher or leader of some modality across yoga, health, fitness, meditation and more... The Salty Pelican facilities, premium shared and private accommodation, indoor yoga shala, sea view yoga deck, Spa and poolside restaurant offerings are designed to appeal to you and your students as an ideal setting for teaching and learning in a tropical paradise setting.
We Provide :
a dedicated environment specific to practices of transformation
a support structure through diet and relaxation
a setting with premium infrastructure and practice spaces that includes 1 dedicated yoga shala, a sea view rooftop yoga deck facing the sea and sunset, sea view swimming pool deck, poolside sun loungers & beanbags, covered chill-out lounges, wellness services, poolside restaurant and wifi across the whole property.
THE SALTY PELICAN SUPPORTS YOUR RETREAT IN MANY WAYS
The Portuguese Experience – Experience the natural beauty of Portugal, along with Portuguese culture, revitalising massages, simple & delicious Portuguese food and that winning Portuguese simple way of life.
The Retreat Experience – We have many years of experience in hosting retreats and offer a professional approach with dedicated facilities to support growth, learning and relaxation in a retreat setting.
Location – We are located right by the centre of Ericeira with amazing elevated views looking over the town and towards the sea. A perfect fusion of Portuguese heritage with an ultra-cool surfer vibe , where traditional fishermen’s cottages nestle amongst surf shops, trendy lounge bars and lively cafes. The best beach to relax is also just a 500m walk away. Fast and easy to access with a direct private air conditioned van transfer from the Lisbon airport in just 35 minutes or by direct public bus.
Cost – Our packages are all-inclusive and at very competitive rates when comparing the quality of our facilities and services
Beautiful Setting – Beachfront location with sea view swimming pool deck where we also practice early morning yoga. Our retreat provides peace, quiet and nature all within a few steps away from the lively town centre.
Delicious Food – Our guests rave about our delicious food. There is something for everyone with all dietary requirements taken on board.
Excursions – We can organise your guests on excursions each week including transfers to Lisbon city centre for shopping & exploring, meditation hikes to the beautiful Sintra national park or some rock climbing. Many other excursions can be added on.
Wellness Services – Take advantage of our wonderful treatments, including Ayurvedic full body massages and other body treatments.
Yoga & Fitness Facilities – A dedicated indoor yoga shala available all seasons. Fully equipped with eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats, yoga blocks and yoga straps. This shala is perfect for other activities including movie nights also. There is also a sea view rooftop yoga deck perfect for sunrise or sunset classes with amazing elevated views of the surrounding nature, coastline and town. There is also an indoor lounge area with large group dining/work table for theory classes.
Surfing Services – We have a large diverse premium soft and hard surfboard range that can be included for your guests to have access to during their retreat with you. As we are just a few minutes drive from a few different surfing beaches, it's easy to find some time to have some fun in the surf over the week. We would be happy to organise private or group surfing lessons for your guests.
Marketing Support – It's also possible for your program to be listed on our website as a Guest Teacher Program and can be shared on our social media channels ( +23k followers ) with a prior agreement on profit share basis or similar.
HOW TO HOST YOUR RETREAT
Note down your group’s goals and experience wish. Take a look at our site to draw inspiration from the place. Send a note to our team to inquire about possibilities. We will help find the best dates and rates for your group.
RETREAT FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Our unique quality is that our retreat was opened specifically for teaching and practicing yoga, relaxation and good health. We are happy to share our place with genuine interested parties. We welcome you as a teacher with tradition, sincerity and integrity who may want to use our special place for your retreats.
Dedicated indoor yoga shala for up to 25 persons comfortably for all seasons
Private and premium shared rooms
All rooms have have ceiling fans & air conditioning
Elevated outdoor sea view deck for both yoga and relaxing
Poolside restaurant & bar area
Fully equipped yoga shala with eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats, bolster pillows, cork yoga blocks and straps.
Swimming pool with sea view deck and outdoor shower
Plenty of comfortable poolside sun loungers, beanbags and umbrellas.
Indoor and outdoor dining areas
Communal lounge areas
Healthy breakfast, lunch & dinners available
Gift shop available with eco-friendly water bottles, sunscreens and more
Complimentary cold filtered water dispensers available
State of the art electronic access control solution with RFID technologies allowing smart guest bracelets to access keyless, both the property, all bedrooms and all personal lockers/safes.
Surfboards rental & daily surf lessons
Professional wellness team including specialists & highly trained therapists
Comfortable treatment room for therapies, bodywork & massages
A variety of natural health products available for purchase
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Separate teacher/assistants shared bedrooms onsite with private bathroom
Private or Group surf instruction
National Park Mediartion hike
Private air conditioned transfers from/to airport, Sintra or Lisbon city day trips
Stand up paddle boarding
What is shared accommodation ?
The Salty Pelican Surf & Yoga Retreat offers affordable luxury accommodation for yogis travelling on a refined budget. Shared accommodation is in deluxe shared rooms. Each bed has a personal electronically locked draw to store your clothes and valuables securely. There is also privacy curtains for each bed, a personal reading light each and shelves including personal USB charging points bedside.
What do i need to check-in ?
You must have an ID-card or passport. No other proof of identity will be accepted.
When is check-in / check-out ?
Should i bring my own linen or towel ?
Beds are premade with fresh clean linen before your arrival. Don’t forget to bring a towel for the beach. We have fresh bathroom towels available for rent from the reception at additional charge (€3 per towel) but bathroom towels are provided in the private double rooms free of charge. As we are an eco-friendly retreat, linen in the rooms will only be changed every 3 days. Pool towels (not beach) are available with a deposit from the reception.
Do you have lockers or a safe in the rooms ?
What can i do with all my bags after check-out ?
How do I arrive from Lisbon Airport ?
Please find the directions to The Salty pelican below...
Do you sell alcohol, food or drinks ?
Is there a curfew or lockout ?
Can i be in a room with my friends ?
Can I bring children ?
Can i bring visitors into the surf & yoga retreat ?
Do you have wifi or internet access?
Do you have laundry facilities ?
Can i smoke in the yoga retreat ?
Do you have a guest kitchen ?
Do you have female only accommodation ?
Reception hours ?
Where can we park our car or scooter ?
Can i pay in another currency or with a credit card ?
I have never surfed in my life. Is this retreat for me ?
Can I arrive before check-in time ?
Of course that wouldn't be a problem and you are more than welcome to relax aoround our lounges, pool area or restaurant until your room is ready. We can also store your luggae securely.
What can I include in my retreat ?
You have the option to include airport transfers, excursions including meditation hikes, private or group surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding tours, plus trips to Lisbon city centre. We also offer wellness packs including massages and body treatments from our qualified Spa team. Please specify in your inquiry
What are the minimum guests required to book our property?
We ask you to commit to bringing a group of at least 20-25 guests in order to make it worthwhile for both you as a teacher traveling to Portugal and for us to hold a practice space for your retreat. We can offer to help market your retreat to our own followers ( 23k+ ) in order to help you meet this requirement. Can discuss profit sharing basis also.
Can The Salty Pelican take care of bookings ?
Teachers are usually responsible for bringing their own students and taking the bookings for their Guest Teacher Programs. Our programs manager and reservations team can also provide full support and feature your program on our website or social media channels with over 23,000 followers. In return we can discuss profit sharing or commision basis if this is of interest.
What's included for teachers ?
We offer great teacher benefits including private accommodation, including private bathroom. Surfboard/lesson discounted rates and discounts at our wellness spa.
What if I need to cancel my retreat ?
Retreat cancellation results in loss of the 25% non-refundable deposit paid to secure the booking. Retreat postponement can be requested one time only, at least 6 months in advance of retreat start date and will be charged an administration fee of €100. If you cancel within 8 weeks of arrival, the 100% payment is non refundable.
Will The Salty Pelican be private for the exclsuive use of my guests ?
Is there fixed times for meals and shala use ?
Breakfast times are fixed between 7am - 10am daily all other meal times are flexible. Class times are flexible, as you will be allocated a shala for the week.
Do you provide yoga mats and props ?
We have over 40 eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats that your guests can use. We also provide cork blocks and straps. Please specify in your application if you need specific props or a large amount of them.
Can guests arrive earlier or depart later after the retreat ?
Yes guests may book directly with us to join our signature surf, yoga & wellness programs before or after your retreat, depending on availability.
What can guests do outside of class time ?
Relax by the pool or at the beach!
How many rooms or beds do you have ?
We can host a total of 44 guests and 4 teachers. With 1 private double room with balcony and sea view suitable for singles or couples, 6 premium shared rooms which sleep between 4 to 8 persons each. All rooms have views overlooking infinity swimming pool or sea views.
What is included in the rooms ?
ceiling fans all rooms
Do you have massage services ?
Yes, we have a full onsite wellness room with add-on massage and body treatments available for your guests.
Is there a deposit required ?
There is a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking and practice space at The Salty Pelican. The next 25% will be required to be submitted 3 months before your arrival date. 100% of the booking total must be paid 45 days before the start date of your retreat.