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, guest kitchen, 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, beach front 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 fairy-tale 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. Alternatively you can use the shared guest kitchen, where you can prepare your own food.



Our Story

The Salty Pelican yoga & surf retreat began its journey in 2015 in Cascais, Portugal by 3 friends who came from quite different backgrounds. Gareth from Australia left his home country behind in early 2005 with no real plan other than to meet up with a few friends and snowboard in the beautiful Austrian alps. A special place where he would meet his now lifelong partner Monika who came from the cosy ski town of St. Johann in Tirol. Quickly realising they both shared the same love for travel and snowboarding, spending the next 10 years exploring over 25 countries together and also working in 10 of them. Continually on the quest to find new places to explore off the beaten path, that led us around the world a couple of times to some incredible places. In 2009, on a surf trip to the now famous big wave surf town of Nazare Portugal, we crossed paths with Tiago who was born and bred there. This friendship would remain for some years before we all collectively decided to create a yoga & surf retreat based on our inspirations we have found along our worldly travels. We are all very passionate about creating the best experience possible for all our guests and thats the driving force behind all of our retreats. Since 2015 we have opened 3 additional properties including settling a nest for the first time outside of Europe in Sri Lanka where we designed and built our perfect retreat from the ground up, which opened in 2019. In 2020 we spread our wings further to the beautiful seaside village of Ericeira, Portugal. 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 "