This is Soul & Surf Portugal. Our brand new Surf, Yoga & Therapy retreat... with soul.
Our journey began in Varkala, India. We have spent the last 9 years on that cliff, building a community of surfers, dreamers, yogis and voyagers who share our love of soul and surf. We stretched across the Arabian Sea after popping up in Sri Lanka, creating a new home in the jungle; and now after three years of returning to Portugal’s south coast, we are stoked to have made things a little more permanent in the Algarve.
Disclaimer: this is our first permanent venture into European seas, so although you’re probably used to us dishing out the tropical vibes, our farmhouse is steeped in the Portuguese hills, just a short drive from those Atlantic rollers this place is famed for. It’s a far cry from our jungle villa in Sri Lanka, or cliff top hotel in India; we are right on the fringes of Europe here, and we’re celebrating that in all its exposed, rugged and wild glory.
Surf & Yoga Algarve, Portugal
If you’ve been a guest of ours before, you’ll know the Soul & Surf philosophy. We’re all about bringing people together whether it’s out in the lineup, stretching in the yoga shala or around the dinner table. Imagine yourself waking up in the heat of the Portuguese countryside, surfing waves overlooked by tawny sunkissed cliffs, chowing down on local fare – obviously starting your day with a coffee and a pastel del nata, because when in Portugal…
Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
We opened our doors at the beginning of April, 2019. We’re running things a little differently here, offering semi-inclusive packages that range from 3 night stays for all you weekend warriors, 4 night stays from Monday to Friday for quick jaunts to surf the Algarve coast, and the usual week-long stay so you can maximise your time in the salt and on the mat.
Mother nature is truly in charge here. So our days are led by tides and swell – but don’t sweat, we’ll make sure you’re fed when you’re hungry, meditating when you need it most and salt-soaked when the time is right.
We set up Soul & Surf with the intention to do something positive, however small and insignificant it may seem. So alongside our aim of giving our guests a dose of health, inspiration and good times we are committed to giving something back on three different scales; whether it is on our doorstep with our surf club for village kids in Kerala, locally with our support for the charity SISP in Kerala or globally with our commitment to donate 1% For The Planet to Surfers Against Sewage.
Our celebration of the Algarve, Portugal