Arrifana Surf Lodge is a family-run surf chalet offering surfing, yoga, and yummy organic meals.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Aldo was born in South Africa and has been surfing for over 17 years. Aldo understands the importance of good instructing and you will always see him in the water with his pupils pushing students onto waves and yelling plenty of encouragement!
Antonio's creative approach to his classes ensure everyone has a fun and memorable time. As a qualified homeopath he also likes to add his alternative knowledge including yoga in his lessons.
Lauren is a qualified yoga teacher, Hawaiian massage therapist, and cacaoista. She is currently studying astrology and naturopathy. Weaving all her passions together, along with her love of nature and the ocean, the practices Lauren offers include yoga both in-flow and in stillness to purify, breath work to cleanse and bring focus, sacred rituals as acts of self-love, meditations, and Yoga Nidra to find moments of peace, and a hot stone massage to release in deep relaxation.
Sophie ispecializes in Surf yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic, Prenatal, and SUP yoga. Her crush on yoga began over half her lifetime ago, she has been practicing for 20 years and teaching for 12 years. She has traveled the world to study and learn from great teachers; from Hawaii, California, London, Europe, and India.
Sarah’s passion is food! Growing up in her parents' restaurant inspired love and appreciation for sharing great food. Sharing a good meal with new friends is a big part of what the lodge tries to create and is at the core of every package the surf lodge offers. Sarah is currently studying nutrition to help understand how what you eat helps to obtain optimal health and help your bodies heal inside and out.
from Switzerland, August 2020
"Very nice and firsts-try surfing camp experience"
the food was incredible, super nice host and instructor, very good atmosphere within the camp, good vibes
from Sweden, July 2020
"Had the best week"
This was my first time surfing so I didn’t know what to expect, and I am so happy I went to Aldo’s and Sarah’s place. They are the friendliest hosts, I felt at home right from the start.
I went for a place with food included mainly for the convenience of it, but the food was AMAZING! Very diverse, always more than enough and always super tasty.
Surfing itself was also great. All instructors really know their stuff, are very supportive and relaxed all the time. They give you personal tips and pointers on how to improve all the time. Felt perfectly safe and supported at all times, we had great fun. Even as a complete beginner you see results pretty quickly.
Yoga classes were also great, very calm and relaxed and perfectly adapted to the intensity of surfing every day. Lauren is the friendliest person alive and really listens to what you need and adapting the program accordingly. Hey Magee was the best massage I ever had, hands down.
I can only recommend them. If you surf in the Algarve, this is the place!
from Italy, September 2018
"I love this place!"
I literally liked everything: surfing lessons, yoga, massage, food, atmosphere in the house! I am sure I will go there again. :-)
Sarah and Aldo, thank you very much!! XX
from Germany, September 2020
"Megazufrieden und glücklich"
Tolle, saubere Unterkunft, unfassbar nette Gastgeber, superliebe und professionelle Yogalehrerin, leckeres, gesundes Essen.......
Anna Julie Wiederhold
from Germany, June 2020
"Tolle Lage und wunderbare Gastgeber"
Die Unterkunft ist sehr schön und gepflegt. Wir waren bestens mit Essen und Trinken versorgt. Die Gastgeber der Surf Lodge sind wunderbare Menschen, sie haben sich super um uns gekümmert und wir hatten tolle und lustige Gespräche.
Unsere Surflehrer Antonio und Aldo waren sehr nett und wir konnten viel von ihnen lernen.
Mein Freund und ich können die Surf Lodge nur empfehlen!
from Germany, August 2019
"Brillant Holiday "
Everything was perfect from beginning until time to say goodbye.
All teachers are realy kind and patiently. They are very effort to teach how to surf but with a lot of fun.
Also the guys from the Lodge are realy nice. It‘s a familiar atmosphere there so you can feel soon like home. It was a great experience and we surely come back in future.
from United States, July 2018
"Had a wondeful week in Arrifana! Truly a home away from home"
Surfing and yoga was a great combination and being in the ocean all day was truly relaxing. Coming home everyday to a lovely dinner and having the best team of instructors and volunteers made it a great and relaxing vacation.
from France, May 2018
"Excellent! Rien à dire, que du bonheur!!"
Ambiance extra, nourriture plus que délicieuse et copieuse, hébergement au top, emplacement parfait, rapport qualité prix rien à dire.
Tout est super bien organisé.
Seulement à se reposer et profiter!!