7 Days Women's Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • One Life Lodge, Salema, Faro, Algarve, Portugal


Surfing and Yoga Retreat Portugal

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Join Chicks On Waves for a week filled with yoga, surf, and sun. This active and healthy getaway will allow you to let out your adventurous side, stretch, have fun, and hang out with like-minded women. In this retreat, you will realize that yoga and surf is a perfect combination and a unique and empowering way to staying healthy and in shape. This is a retreat in which you’ll get to spend time in the water, but also a place for you to relax and make new friends who share your passions and interests.


    • Daily surf lessons
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Free time to explore the surrounding areas
    • Ground transportation to surf spots
    • Surfboard rental and wetsuits
    • Daily breakfast and lunch
    • 6 nights’ accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
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    During this retreat, you will be staying at One Life Lodge. The lodge offers a fantastic view to the ocean and all rooms have private bathrooms and communal areas such as terraces and a shared kitchen and are in walking distance to the beach.

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      The yoga that you will practice in the mornings or afternoons is entirely designed to stretch and strengthen your body for the surfing. It is one hour of pure relaxation to start or finish the day with. Chicks on Waves believes yoga will improve your surfing in various ways.


      Chicks on Waves offers personal surf coaching to small groups for quick learning. They will be two surf teachers so there will always be the possibility to surf green waves when you are ready for it. The coaches are passionate surf girls with great experience and knowledge of the region and types of waves. They will also be your guide for the journey and take you around for a tour so you can explore the area.

      • Camilla

        Camilla is an English yoga instructor who lives in the Algarve since many years. She is a passionate yogini.

      • Harmke

        Originally from the Netherlands, Harmke is a yoga instructor with passion and light.

      • Chrissy

        Hailing from Norway, Chrissy is a surf instructor who is always happy and in for a laugh. She is a great coach.

      • Vivi

        Vivi is an Australian-born surf instructor recently joining the team. She’s a great teacher and motivator.

      This retreat will take place in Salema, a typical Portuguese fishermen’s village located in Algarve. It has several good fish restaurants and a stunning beach. It’s just one-hour drive from Faro Airport (FAO) and three hours away from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

      Nearby places

      • Faro Airport (FAO) - 1 hour
      • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) - 3 hours
      • Hiking trail nearby
      • Mountain biking nearby
      • Stand up paddle boarding
      • Surfing
      • Balcony
      • Beach
      • Environmentally friendly
      • Kitchen
      • Lounge
      • Terrace
      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Room cleaning

      There will be six breakfasts and six lunches included. All meals are healthy and made with organic products bought at the market.

      The following meals are included:

      • Breakfast
      • Lunch

      The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

      • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
      (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

      During your free time, you can visit Lagos or Sagres, two small towns just 20-minute drive from Salema. Chicks on Waves also highly recommends SUP (stand up paddle boarding) tour to discover the amazing coastline of the south Algarve.

      • 5 surf lessons
      • 5 yoga classes
      • 6 breakfasts
      • 6 lunches
      • 6 nights’ accommodation
      • Ground transportation to surf spots
      • Surfboard rental and wetsuits
      • Airfares
      • Airport transfers
      • Lunch
      • Optional activities

      Driving directions from Faro Airport (FAO)

      • From the airport, follow direction Portimao to Lagos.
      • After passing the exit Lagos, take the next exit Vila do Bispo.
      • Pass a roundabout and go straight.
      • Take a right on the second roundabout direction Vila do Bispo / Sagres.
      • Follow this road for about 10-kilometers in Vila do Bispo / Sagres direction.
      • You will pass several roundabouts.
      • After passing a big supermarket Intermarche in the village Budens, on your right, take the third right on the roundabout, direction Figuera (Salema) .
      • Go straight on this road through the little village of Figuera until you see a sign (Praia das) Furnas.
      • Go left and straight for a few 100 meters until you see another sign (Praia das) Furnas.
      • Go left again onto the dirt road.
      • Follow this road till you pass a little bridge.
      • After the bridge take a right and drive up the road up the hill and drive it to the end for one kilometer.
      • There you will find the house Casa das Furnas.

      Arrival by airplane

      Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

      Arrival by bus

      From Faro Airport (FAO), you can take a bus service to Lagos.

      Arrival by train

      If you’re traveling by train, you can take a service to Lagos and catch a bus from there to Salema.

      • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
      • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
      • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


      • Review by Mohamed Blkadi from Morocco

        "Amazing place. Great staff. Nice people."

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      • Review by Michaela Kis from Germany

        "Great house, great people, great food, great teachers - friggin' fun!"

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      • Review by Luca Michaletzky from Hungary

        "I had an amazing week here with great girls, delicious meals, and wonderful surfing on the beaches of Algarve! Thanks for all, see you next year!"

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      • Review by Iris Wagner

        "To put it in a nutshell, the surf camp with Chicks on Waves in Portugal was one of the best holidays I have ever had. It was so much fun to be out there in the ocean surrounded by unspoiled nature, feeling the power of waves underneath my board, and the sun in my face. And even better, I could share this experience with like-minded and open-hearted women who became close friends in just one week. Together, we had a great time no matter where we were or what we did; catching waves, relaxing on the beach, practicing yoga, indulging in delicious food, or chatting for hours under a clear starry sky. (Okay, there were a few mosquitoes there, too, to keep us company, but they dont count.) A big thanks goes to our surfing instructors who never lost their patience when we kept falling off the board, and happily joined us in our excitement when we finally managed to stand on it! And an even bigger thanks to Katrien for organizing the camp and making this holiday possible. You did much more for us than we had expected! We will surely be back!"

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      • Review by Wendy van den Bersselaar

        "Back home and still cant get the smile of satisfaction off my face. My Chicks on Waves yoga and surf week was amazing! From the first moment we arrived, it made me realize that life is good, and I finally mastered the art of catching, getting up, and riding a bunch of waves. Im hooked, surfing is amazing, and this trip was just the beginning of a new direction! Thank you to everyone that was involved! See you again next year!"

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      • Review by Debora Martins

        "It was all too good! Nothing to complain about. Thank you so much for all work behind (and in front) the scenes. Special place, special people, amazing sea, landscape, and food. Great vibe. Missing it all!"

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      • Review by Chris Vandecasteele

        "Chicks on Waves was amazing! Thank you Katrien for organizing this awesome camp, I had the best time ever! I hope to see you all again in March for the second edition!"

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      • Review by Annelies Thomaes

        "Super fine holiday that was both active and relaxing. Thanks!"

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      • Review by Babs van Vliet

        "Chicks on Waves rocks! Thanks for a great week, Kat! It was amazing! I miss everything already, I think I am addicted to surfing now. Enjoy your time and see you soon!"

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      • Review by Linda Knoester

        "I was there, on the very first Chicks on Waves camp! I improved my surfing skills, saw a totally different culture, and had a lot of fun! "

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      Algarve, Portugal

      Chicks On Waves offers surf and yoga retreats in Salema, a small fisher town in the south west of the Algarve, Portugal. It was designed by surfer girls for surfer girls.

      Speaks English

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      7 days / 6 nights

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