from United States, September 2018
"4 Days of R & R"
I found the relaxed vibe of the lodge very appealing and the location was great beautiful views especially first thing in the morning. All the girls working at the lodge were friendly and helpful. The massage I had from Iris was possibly one of the best I’ve ever had and the yoga lessons were a great introduction as a first timer. I also experienced my first Reiki session with Elena which was thoroughly relaxing.
from United States, August 2018
"Short stay with AltaVista"
The staff were really lovely and accommodating, gave good tips on what tours/experiences to sign up for. They were knowledgeable about the surrounding area and were super friendly. The accommodation was nice, location was good - definitely made better as I had a car, and a few moments drive from Luz.
from Ireland, August 2018
"Best massage ever"
Yoga by the ocean was heaven
from Germany, July 2018
"It was great experience. Iris, Elena wonderful professional."
The place has very calming atmosphere. The stuff makes everything possible for you to feel at home. I liked everything.
from United States, July 2018
"a product in transition"
The team of girls who taught us and looked after us - they were excellent. The overall atmosphere and person-centred approach to my needs was very good. The treatments were brilliant, with some very skilled practitioners. The setting and pool are ideal for a rejuvenation break.
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Happy holiday, great hosts, so much to do."
The absolute best thing about the holiday were the team of hosts at Alta Vista they were all so lovely, helpful, fun and made everything happen (from booking activities to fixing issues to arranging impromptu group nights out, keeping everything spotless) so friendly and made you feel so looked after. It is due to them that the atmosphere at the villa is so good. The massages and yoga were excellent, feel quite spoiled with all the treatments and almost private yoga sessions. Each one was different and felt just right. The villa and pool are beautiful a pleasure to hang out, stay in and relax.
from Netherlands, July 2018
"Low budget holiday with basic yoga and massages"
This is your package if you want to spent some days at Algarve and take some basic (beginner) Yoga sessions.
Hosts are very kind and always willing to help.
Please do not expect a quality yoga retreat, sessions are basic and teachers do not align or correct participants.
Nor the atmosphere at the lodge is like on a retreat as there are offered other activities like surfing as well.
Massages are very good and the practitioner seems to be super qualified.
from France, May 2018
"Such a great Yoga teacher ! Diana is a great person "
Supers cours de yoga face à la mer
Lieu idéal pour la détente et relaxation
Le staff est disponible, aux petits soins, à l’écoute et adorable !
Iris donne de tres bons massages et fais tout pour que le séjour soit parfait
from Portugal, September 2017
from Netherlands, May 2017
"Prima plek om heen te gaan"
Leuke mensen ontmoet, de staff ter plaatse had alles goed geregeld. En ze waren erg behulpzaam. Grote gezellige gemeenschappelijk ruimte.
I stayed here for a week in a single room. It was clean and well run. The staff was friendly and helpful, and they have a nice complimentary breakfast. It's a little bit of an older crowd, I would say 25-35. Nice change from some of the hostels in Lagos with all kids. It's pretty quiet and relaxing. The pool layout is nice. They do a big bbq spread on Tuesday night that is really good. There is also daily yoga. I would recommend this place.
A traveler Netherlands
Amazing villa and facilities, friendly staff, nice location and good breakfast! I enjoyed surflessons, yoga and the horse-riding so much! It only was very quiet with other guests at the end of october do next time i would visit during earlier weeks.
Spent a fantastic 10 days here. The best thing about this place is the staff. They were absolutely fantastic and organised everything for us perfectly. Even when we would ask for something to be organised at the last minute they were able to make it happen. The accommodation was excellent. The breakfast was excellent. Best holiday I've ever had!
Alta Vista Surf and Adventure Lodge Facebook page
Altavista is a little piece of heaven on earth! I've been here for ten days and thankfully still have four more days to relish in this great atmosphere. Accommodation is really comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast is always great too!!The staff could not be more obliging from organising activities to entertaining us with amazing bbq nights and tapas evenings. I feel like they are more friends than staff at this stage! I've met amazing people and made fantastic memories. I will most definitely be back. Thanks for everything guys.