More than just a yoga & surf retreat in Portugal…  At The Salty Pelican you will find a variety of deluxe shared rooms and superior double rooms for up to 45 guests along with a cosy lounge, social BBQ terrace, peaceful multi-tiered garden, plenty of beanbag and sun loungers to kick-up your feet after a long day at the beach, tourist information desk, laundry room, guest kitchen, free wifi, delicious breakfast buffet and much more. The retreat is laid out well, so you'll find everything comfortable, modern, secure and clean. We give you comfort and quality for the lowest price we possibly can at this great location, right in the centre of Cascais bay with the magnificent seaside just 600m walk away. Steps away from our yoga & surf retreat you will find everything you need, from a supermarket to restaurants, tapas bars, vegan cafes, bakeries, beachfront cafes, bank and the beach. You can spend your days at the awesome beaches that surround Cascais and your nights in the majestic old town where bars and restaurants spill out onto the cobbled streets. You can also easily get high above it all and enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature and fairytale castles of the Sintra National Park. So whether your after peace of mind, beautiful beaches or that lively city life... we have located at the perfect spot for you to enjoy. You will find the atmosphere here at The Salty Pelican is lively, friendly and has staff that actually cares about you.


" The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat  in Portugal, offers safe and secure, social luxury accommodation at a price that won't  break your travel budget "


Be sure to check our many weekly activities when you arrive. We have established a diverse range of highly activities which includes grilled seafood BBQ nights, Portuguese Tapas & wine nights, sunset meditation hikes, rock climbing and stand up paddle boarding..  So kick back on your beanbag in our garden, grab yourself an ice cold drink in your hand and really appreciate this experience in a breathtaking location... We guarantee you’ll have a great day every day! 



Our Story

The Salty Pelican yoga & surf retreat began its official journey back in 2015 in Cascais, Portugal by 3 friends who all came from quite different roots. Gareth from Australia left his home country behind in early 2005 with a one-way ticket booked to the beautiful Austrian alps, with one idea in mind, to meet up with some friends to snowboard. A special place where he would meet his life long partner, Monika who was raised in Tirol, Austria. Quickly both realised they shared the same love for travel, mountains and snow, spending the next 10 years exploring over 25 countries together and working in over 10 of them. Taking them to places off the beaten path and leading them around the world a couple of times to some incredible spots. In 2009, on a surf trip to the then not so famous big wave surf mecca of Nazare, Portugal, they crossed paths with a local by the name of Tiago. This friendship would remain for some years before collectively they decided to create a yoga & surf retreat together based in Portugal. They are all very passionate about creating the best experience possible and thats the driving force behind all of our retreats in both Portugal & Sri Lanka. We can’t wait to meet you…. 

Our Mission

We strive to promote real value for money services for all our guests and continually try to develop the quality of life during your stay with us. We offer an innovative programme of attractive activities and events for our guests and strive to stand out as a real alternative when compared to other forms of accommodation in the area. We have travelled to many places & retreats around the world and understand what you are looking for in a yoga retreat.


" We try to balance a lively atmosphere with comfort and a good night's  sleep. "


Ultimately our goal is to create a great environment for you to hang out, meet people or just relax after a long day.


" We love Cascais, we love Portugal and we want you to fall in love with it too "