CASCAIS
ERICEIRA
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OUR STORY
BEACH LIFE

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 40 guests along with a cosy lounge, outdoor yoga deck and swimming pool, both with stunning panoramic sea views, beanbag and sun lounger chill-out area to kick-up your feet after a long day at the beach, indoor yoga shala, cinema room, premium FLOWT surfboard range, tourist information desk, laundry room, free wifi, delicious breakfast buffet and much more. The retreat is newly built, so you'll find everything new, comfortable, modern, secure and clean. We give you comfort and quality for the lowest price we possibly can at this great location, right above the centre of Ericeira with magnificent sea views for days. 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 Ericeira 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 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 daily activities which includes grilled seafood BBQ nights, Portuguese Tapas & Wine nights, SUP Yoga and Sunset Meditation hikes...  So kick back on your beanbag, pour yourself a glass of wine or beer and really appreciate this experience in the heart of Ericeira... we guarantee you’ll have a great night every night! We also have an all day bar selling locally crafted beers, sangria, red and white Portuguese wines.

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 and surf 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 Ericeira, we love Portugal and we want you to fall in love with it too "