Alta Vista Surf and Adventure Lodge offers unforgettable surf holidays in the sunny Algarve region in Portugal.

Yoga Retreats (4)

Reviews (29)

Sofia Geraldes

from France, August 2020

"Surf camp not à retreat"

No yoga Class during the retreat

Music all day all night.. not a quiet place

Katie Sayles

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Awful music "

I liked the accommodation, staff and facilities and the breakfast was also very good.


from Germany, September 2019

"No yoga retreat, just an impertinently overpriced hostel. "

The main house and garden was beautiful, the Alta vista view was incredible, guests were nice, the beach is about 20 - 25 minutes walk away, the landscape is amazing, the ocean is amazing, BBQ was delicious and the massages were outstanding. The British staff members were lovely and genuinely friendly.

Keith Brown

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Excellent surf and yoga place"

The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the evening yoga instructor was really excellent

Samantha Harbison

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Perfect time away"

This yoga retreat was just what I needed! Met some wonderful people while visiting. Everyone who worked at Alta Vista was fantastic. I would definitly return :) I even ended up booking a surfing lesson which was so much fun!

Tanya Langenkamp

from Germany, August 2019

"<3 Little Slice of Heaven in Luz -"CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!" <3"

Once you arrive to the villa -- sun shining, lemon trees dazzling -- it seems like the whole rest of the world doesn't exist.

The swimming pool and comfy corner lounge is a perfect welcome to get you started into your holiday! You just have to be careful to make sure you go out on ADVENTURES as well, as the tranquility, pool, and sunshine provided right at Alta Vista is quite seductive. . .! <3

The morning yoga sessions -- man, what I wouldn't give to simply walk downstairs and have an amazing yoga session to start my days. The massages were a perfect reward for those early am sessions!


Sonya Horton

from Great Britain, August 2019

"A Beautiful location."

The location was beautiful and very laid back and chilled. There was lots of choice for breakfast to start the day.


from Great Britain, June 2019

"Place and staff were amazing, the yoga was disappointing. "

All the staff are lovely , welcoming and keen to go the extra mile, the place is beautiful and the massage was amazing!


from Ireland, June 2019

"Lovely Villa, just not the place for me"

Villa was very nice, rooms and pool area and rooms really well maintained (pretty windy as on a hill but only June so may be a welcome breeze as summer gets hotter!)

Fridge in room.

Did not surf but seemed easy to arrange and transport included.

Luz is a small town resort with a lovely beach with loungers etc one side but also quieter rocky area to the other side.

A small selection of restaurants and two well stocked supermarkets.

Car rental available beside the church.

Uber useful to get to Lagos which has nice old town area and more restaurants is only 7-10 euro.

Alfonso Berrocal

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Great place to chill, explore, meeting people and do yoga"

The facilities and the staff are amazing. Thr massages and The yoga in front of the beach excellent.

Catriona Dow

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Perfect Holistic Relaxation"

The location and the lodge itself are stunning ; the staff are wonderful, super friendly and helpful! The yoga was phenomenal, sounds of nature and feeling the sun on your skin added to the fantastic experience.

I had two reiki sessions and found them to be extremely transformative. The first session really felt like I worked through a lot of suppressed mental and emotional blockages, and the second session really filled me with a positive energy, where I felt like I was floating for hours after the session. I was a little skeptical about it before doing it, but I'm so glad I did, and I am already seeking a reiki practitioner back home!

I would definitely recommend this lodge and I really hope to return soon!

Clare Skoyled

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.

Danielle Titmuss

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.

Bébhinn Farrell

from Ireland, August 2018

"Best massage ever"

Yoga by the ocean was heaven

Tessa Allgeier

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.

Ludmila Davis

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.

Dalia Daou

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.

Anh Kiet Pham

from Germany, July 2020


Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich, die Lehrer der Surfschule waren gut gebildet und das Erlernen des Sports dadurch umso einfacher.

Insgesamt eine sehr gute Erfahrung.

Viviana Vidican

from Germany, August 2019

Es war wunderschön, ein Paradies auf der Erde . War Mega zufrieden auch mit die yoga Kurse und Meditation, bin da weg sehr positiv geladen. Immer wieder sehr gerne hin vllt sogar bald .


from Ireland, August 2019

"Relaxing few days "

Yoga and massages were amazing. The two yoga instructors were very friendly and professional. The night out in Lagos was good fun

Patricia Weishaupt

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.

Gregory Benghozi

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

Merci infiniment