#1 BEST REVIEWED YOGA & SURF RETREAT IN PORTUGAL
FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLICY
You can now book your next retreat including CANCELLATION UP UNTIL 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE** (agreement to T&C's) for all bookings. Flexibility is key as we slowly begin the journey towards normality again, so stress less and feel confident in booking your next retreat at The Salty Pelican.
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PORTUGAL SURF HOLIDAY
The Salty Pelican surf and yoga retreat sits snuggled between the sun-dappled shores of Cascais bay and Sintras dramatic mountain range. Cascais renowned for its glorious stretch of white sandy beaches which are simply stunning, beautiful palaces, cosmopolitan vibrancy and as Lisbons most sophisticated beach destination. With over 300 days of sun per year, you spend most of your time outdoors, even in winter. Take a stroll on the seaside promenade and discover many beachfront cafes where you can absorb the clean swathes of golden sand with the wide stretch of the Atlantic sweeping around the bay to Cascais. Perfect. Sitting there, sipping on a galao, Portugal’s version of a café latte, you can limit yourself to thinking nothing but good thoughts.
OUR SURF & YOGA RETREAT
Envision a morning awakening filled with the soothing melody of the sea breeze caressing the nearby trees. As the sun emerges on the horizon, immerse yourself in an invigorating yoga session right by the captivating seaside, surrounded by the symphony of crashing waves. This is the unparalleled experience that awaits you at The Salty Pelican—a haven where happiness knows no bounds, where you effortlessly find solace, and where a sense of belonging permeates every corner. Indulge in an all-encompassing journey that encompasses our greatest passions: the exhilaration of surfing, the tranquility of yoga, the warmth of the sun, the vastness of the sea, the invigorating touch of salt, thrilling adventures, remarkable companionship, and an atmosphere brimming with positive energy.
Life at The Salty Pelican flows effortlessly, allowing you to revel in its simplicity and sheer bliss. Energize your spirit with revitalizing Hatha Flow Yoga sequences in the morning, setting the stage for an exceptional day ahead. In the late afternoon, surrender to the tranquil serenity of restorative Yin yoga, rejuvenating your body and mind.
Create memories of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful cities in the world...
Rich in traditions, historical splendor and also has some of Europe’s best surf right on its doorstep... Imagine imperial monuments, beachside cafes, medieval lanes, cool shops, lively bars and baroque churches.
" The good news is that we can offer advice and help organise every last detail of your holiday to make the whole process easy and unintimidating "
Nearby to the retreat you have Praia do Tamariz with its salt-water swimming pool but in fact the whole coastline offers a seemingly endless amount of dramatic and ever-changing scenery, culminating in the extraordinary town of Sintra, the end-of-summer getaway for royals over 100 years ago and now an official World Heritage Site. Truly one of the most unusual and magical places to experience in Europe, the centrepieces are undoubtedly the Pena Palace and Park, which many say was the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle in Disney’s Magic Kingdom; the mystical and symbolic Quinta da Regaleira Palace with its tunnels, magical grottos, fountains and gothic architecture; and right at Sintra’s highest point, the Moorish Castle offering outstanding views across the mountains and down to the Atlantic. Marvel at the unspoilt sand dunes and untamed waves at Guincho beach with its consistent waves that attract surfers from all over the world.
Exploring Cascais is a voyage of discovery. On the one hand there is the original historic area that has a distinct nautical air about it – with its cobbled winding streets leading down to the cozy harbour where the day’s fresh catch is still sold by local fishermen in the nearby square. Have a light lunch at the cafe in the charming Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum and check out the Atlantic views.
Cascais is also a magnet for night owls, providing an eclectic range of evening entertainment that offers everything from pubs, cafes, restaurants, vegan restaurants, glitzy cocktail lounges to cosy craft beer bars and to late night clubbing. Lisbon can easily reached with a direct 30 minute train ( 2,50 EUR ) from Monte Estoril train station that is just a 5min walk from The Salty Pelican... A perfect day trip to discover all the hidden arcades, amazing restaurants, the famous Pastéis de Belém's (Famous Portuguese pastry) and the beautiful architecture.