8 Days Gay Yoga Retreat and Surf Camp in Santa Catarina, Brazil

  • Town Home, Praia Mole, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

8 Days Gay Yoga Retreat and Surf Camp in Santa Catarina, Brazil

  • Town Home, Praia Mole, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazil Yoga Retreat and Gay Surf Camp

Experience practice surfing in Santa Catarina, a hidden gem known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate. Long appreciated by the local LGBT community, in recent years, it has become a popular gay and lesbian vacation destination. This fantastic surfing environment, also comes with an amazing surf coach. Here, you will always find great surfing, no matter the direction of the winds or swells. Find your perfect waves, and enjoy a surfing holiday that you will never forget.

Highlights

  • A full-day surfari with picnic
  • 4 days of surf camp in Praia do Rosa
  • 3 yoga group sessions to stretch sore muscles
  • Packed lunch during the surfing days at Praia do Rosa
  • All transfers with English-speaking driver or guide
  • Daily breakfast and a welcome dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will be accommodated in two places. You will spend two nights at a town home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis. For the next five nights, you will stay at Village Praia do Rosa. In those accommodations, you will have a private room in a shared house with en-suite facilities.

This surf camp is a week to learn or improve your surfing among friends, in the gorgeous Santa Catarina coast. For more experienced surfers who do not need the basics, this trip will offer the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local, as well as the expertise of the captain to help improve your performance.

The surf camp consists of lessons for beginners and intermediates, followed by a surf clinic with exercises or practices for better performances aided by analysis of videos filmed during lessons or sessions. Experienced surfers will have a surf with a local, and also a surf clinic with a duration of four hours daily.

On top of the five-day surf camp, this trip also includes a two-night stay in Florianopolis. Also known as the magic island or Floripa, this island has been known for its surfing culture and LGBT friendliness since the 80’s. This will be a surfing holiday that you will never forget.

Daily schedule

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Arrive in Florianopolis
  • Check in at your town home right in front of Praia Mole, one of the best beaches for surfing on the Island and the most LGBT friendly beach south of Ipanema
  • Free afternoon
  • Welcome dinner
  • Optional gay and lesbian nightlife tour

Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • Breakfast at your leisure
  • Free time to enjoy the beach
  • Optional afternoon tour of the island

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • Early breakfast then transfer to Praia do Rosa
  • 11:00 Start of the Surf Camp: Surf Introduction for beginners/ evaluation session for experienced. Duration 3 hours.
  • 14:30 Lunch and check-in at Village Praia do Rosa
  • 17:30 Yoga lesson or session to stretch those sore muscles

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surf clinic followed by surf session, duration four hours
  • 14:30 Lunch at the resort followed by free time to spend the afternoon

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Yoga lesson or session on the beach
  • 10:00 Surf clinic followed by surf session. Duration 4 hours.
  • 14:30 Lunch at the resort followed by free time in the afternoon

Thursday, March 22, 2018

08:30 Breakfast

09:30 Departure for a full-day surfari

You will explore the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina looking for the best spots for the surf session. If conditions are good you will go up to Farol de Santa Marta, a remote fishing village with a famous lighthouse and good waves. On the way there, you’ll have the chance to see the famous Laguna Dolphins.

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • 07:30 Yoga lesson or session
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Surf clinic followed by surf session. Duration 4 hours.
  • 14:30 Lunch at the resort followed by free time in the afternoon

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Breakfast and check out
  • Optional open surf session with invited local members of Gaysurfers.net
  • Afternoon transfer back to Florianopolis airport for return flights

Included in this package is a full-day surfari. You will explore the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina looking for the best spots for your surf session. If conditions are good, you will go up to Farol de Santa Marta, a remote fishing village with a famous lighthouse and good waves. On the way there, you will have a chance to see the famous laguna dolphins.

  • Capitão David

    David is the founder of Capitão David surf school. It is the oldest in all of Rosa. He has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers.

This retreat will take place in Praia Mole and Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina, Floripa, Brazil. Santa Catarina, in South Brazil, is a hidden gem known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate. Long appreciated by the local LGBT community, in recent years, it has become a popular gay and lesbian vacation destination.

Praia do Rosa, the only bay in Brazil to be recognized as one of the 38 most beautiful bays in the world, is famous for its perfect waves, laid-back atmosphere, rustic-chic guesthouses, and great restaurants.

Thanks to the half-moon shape of the bay of Rosa, it is considered a Disneyland for surfers. You will always find great surfing there, no matter the direction of the winds or swells. Winter months, in June to August, often bring major waves that lure the world’s pro-surfers, but year-round, Praia do Rosa offers great conditions for all levels of ability.

During the retreat, you will have daily breakfast and a welcome dinner on your arrival day. Additionally, you will also be provided daily lunch during your stay at Village Praia do Rosa.

  • Go to cafes and restaurant nearby
  • Go swimming at the beach
  • Join gay and lesbian nightlife tour
  • Relax by the pool
  • Take a tour to explore the island
  • Whale watching

Massages or other treatments can be booked at additional costs.

  • 1 full-day surfari with Capitão David School
  • 2 breakfast in Praia Mole
  • 3 yoga group sessions
  • 4 days of surf camp with Capitão David School in Praia do Rosa with packed lunch
  • 5 breakfast and lunch at Village Praia do Rosa
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • A welcome dinner
  • Airport transfers to and from Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Airfares
  • Equipment except during surf lessons
  • Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional tours
  • Optional treatments
  • Tips
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Brazil Ecojourneys will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Santa Catalina, Brazil

Brazil Ecojourneys is an incoming tour operator specialized in South Brazil. The team is based in Florianopolis, a place that they love.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday March 17, 2018
Departure: Saturday March 24, 2018

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