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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 directly opposite the main beginner surf beach in Peniche. Checkout our cosy rooftop terrace with panoramic surf & sunset views with indoor & outdoor dining and sun lounger chill-out area to kick-up your feet after a long day at the beach. We have an outdoor yoga deck, 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 opposite the best learn to surf beach in Peniche, with magnificent sea & sunset views for days. Steps away from our yoga & surf retreat you will find everything you need, from a supermarket to beachfront restaurants, tapas bars, vegan cafes, bakeries, bank and of course the beach. You can spend your days at the awesome beaches that surround Peniche and Baleal 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 castle in the medieval town of Obidos. So whether your after peace of mind, beautiful beaches or that lively surfer town 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,  and guided Meditation hikes...  So kick back on your sunlounger, pour yourself a glass of wine and really appreciate this experience in the heart of Peniche... we guarantee you’ll have a great day every day! We also have an all day menu selling locally sourced food, Portuguese wines, sangria, homemade kombuchas and teas. 



Our Story

The Salty Pelican yoga & surf retreat began its official journey back in 2015 in Cascais, Portugal by us... 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 Austrian alps to meet up with some friends with just one idea, to snowboard. A special place where he met Monika from Tirol Austria... Sharing the same love for travel, mountains, snow & beaches they spent the next 10 years travelling to 25 countries together and working in over 10 of them. On a 2009 Portugal surf trip we passed through to the now famous big wave surf mecca of Nazare in Portugal and crossed paths with a local by the name of Tiago. A friendship was made and would remain for some years before we collectively decided to create a yoga & surf retreat in Cascais, Portugal. Since then we have expanded the Salty Pelican brand to a total of 4 locations throughout Portugal and Sri Lanka. We're all very passionate about creating the best experience possible for our guests and that's the driving force behind all of our retreats....  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 Peniche, we love Portugal and we want you to fall in love with it too "


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