You will arrive at Furadouro, a virgin beach paradise at one of Portugal’s most secret surf destinations, just 30 kilometers South of Porto. A week of yoga, fluidity, fresh salty air and Portuguese tranquility is about to begin.
When doing both Yoga and Surfing, you will discover a new natural flow within yourself and your performance. Start your day catching waves and end it with a sunset yoga session. Best international teachers will help you on your journey in the water and on the mat.
Bring body and mind together. Embraced by the tranquility of our Zen garden, surrounded by lush pine trees.While the birds are singing in the pine trees and the hammocks swinging in the ocean breeze, we sink deeper into energetic and mindful positions. Together we cherish this precious moment. Enjoy your daily practice of flexibility, mindfulness, and deeper breathing. Let yourself melt in blissful relaxation and feel rejuvenated. We've teamed up with internationally renowned yoga instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanne Daley, and Karin Dorsey to connect their magic yoga style with our inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean!
Being out in the Ocean can be one of the deepest and most fulfilling experience you ever made. It is food for your soul. It can change the perspective on your life, so be prepared. Our local professional surf Instructors Henrique and Sergio will be your reliable buddies in the water and promise a safe approach to this amazing Watersport. Get a glimpse of the feeling, only a surfer knows.
The Villa will be your luxury home during your Retreat and stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. We created an interior design that is absolutely perfect for the house and the people sharing good times together. It is a very personal state of the art. Whether you are a single traveler looking for a sharing experience or on holidays together with your beloved ones and prefer a private Double Room or a Family Suite, we have it all. The common kitchen is all yours! Fully equipped and ready to use. A lot of space, enough for everybody to share some classic cooking sessions together.
Discover unique cultural treasure. Here in the North of Portugal, you will still find hidden and secret places for sightseeing. Away from tourist crowds and with authentic people. Of course, we will share our favorite gems with you. Return with forever travel memories.
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The modern villa stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf Lodge used the warmest organic material in their craftsmanship which is raw wood. Sustainability never looked better. The lounge area with a king size sofa in front of the fireplace and an extra long dining table invite to share good times together. The beautiful garden is blessed with old pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surrounding. You will instantly feel at peace. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis / football court. You can choose between cozy dorms, individual single rooms, romantic double rooms, or spacious suites all with garden views. All rooms have private bathrooms with ecologic amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of Surfing and Nature, high-quality comfort mattresses and superior bed linen will be provided. A personalized sound system is in every room to connect electronic devices and color lighting allow to create individual ambiance however you feel like. Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal safes for each guest. Your room will be soundproof and have central heating and blackout curtains. Guests can use the common kitchen area to prepare their own meals, as well as the outdoor barbecue facilities. Several local restaurants are available within a 5-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals and international dishes.
You will enjoy breathtaking surf lessons with our best qualified local surf teachers and amazing Yin yoga sessions with Angie Rosecrans, Joanne Daley, and Karin Dorsey in this week full of forever travel memories.
Both body works bring fluidity in your life and will make you feel in peace. We selected the best Instructors for you that will help you safely on this journey on the mat and in the water. In the morning our healthy breakfast buffet will wake up your senses and you will start your day with a refreshing surf session on one of our virgin blue flag beaches. Already the ride in the surf vans is an adventure! Your guides know every beach and select the best one for that special day and the skills of the group. Catch your first wave and maybe the best in your lifetime! Up to you, we will take you out to the best Portuguese beach restaurants where they serve fresh fish from the grill and local vegetables. Lunch in the sunshine simply tastes better with nice company. The time until the afternoon Yoga can be filled with beach time, bike riding, chilling out at the outdoor pool area with a refreshment kiosk, sun beds, shower, and restrooms or simply enjoying our zen garden with XL bean bags and Hammocks. If you would like to maintain your fitness routine, you can have a tennis or football match on the home court, train in our fitness center or explore the Lagoon during a stand-up paddle tour. When the sun sets and shines golden, Angie, Joanne, or Karin will soothe your body with their restorative Yin relax and recover practices in our tasteful indoor yoga lounge. In the evenings we have funny BBQs, exciting movie nights, drinks on our chill out terrace or you try out Furadouro’s best restaurants by the beach.
Unesco World Heritage and best European tourism destination. And great news! Avoid traffic and parking troubles, just take off to your city adventure from the Lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the city center. Nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.
Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in our region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses and try ovos moles. Don’t leave us without having experienced this special place.
One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous Carnaval. Just behind the Lodge!
Furadouro is a lively seaside village with a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.
In the Province Ovar everything lives around these 47 kilometers of water parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to Flamingos and heaps of rare birds species.
True masterpieces of tile painting art and one of the most impressive churches in Portugal. At sunset they are particularly beautiful, bathed in sunlight. Golden temples that shine in fantastic multi colors, framed by majestic palm trees.
Historical medieval town hosting one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. A visit inside the stone walls and the fantastic views are worth all year around. Every year in August streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.
We’ve teamed up with the internationally known yoga instructor Angie Rosecrans to connect her magic yoga style with our inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean! She will challenge you in her Vinyasa Rise and Shine morning sessions and sooth your body in her restorative Yin Relax and Recover practices before sunset. Simply let yourself drag away by her wonderful way of teaching. Angie will help you safely on your journey on the mat. Teaching June-August
Sergio is the founder of the Golden Waves Surf Lodge, your host and surf instructor during your holidays. He realized his vision with this project, to combine surf and yoga lifestyle with sustainable tourism and creativity. Because he grew up in Porto and by the coast, Sergio knows and loves the Ocean, Culture, and environment inside out. As a very talented surfer and traveller around the world since 12 years, he is constantly on the search for challenging waves. When getting barreled, he is the happiest person on earth. Sergio will open up his home for you.
Henrique will be your reliable buddy in the water while you are catching your first waves. As a passionate surfer since 25 years and professional surf instructor, certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surf, he is very experienced in our Atlantic waves and many more surf breaks around the world. Known for his powerful style and sponsored by international brands like 58 and Billabong, his goal is to share this precious knowledge with you and to help you on your journey of surfing.
Joanna Daley from New York is an energizing spirit and joyful yogini. She earned her professional certification from the Yoga Alliance International and YogaWorks. Besides teaching she created her own Arts&Wellness company FLO. Teaching September-October
Karin Dorsey is a positive, enthusiastic and fun soul. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries. As a Yoga instructor and massage therapist she helps her students to cultivate pure body awareness. Karin was educated in the Peaceful Warrior Teacher Training, the Integrated School of Yoga in Utah and Costa Rica School of Massage. Teaching March-May
Your Fluidity Yoga and Surf Eco Retreat will take place in Furadouro, Portugal. Just 30 kilometers from Porto by the coast, a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless beaches, the nature park of Maceda Pine Forest, and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro. The Lodge is just a short walk to Praia da Furadouro. All year round we have comfortable temperatures, 300 days of sunshine and pure Atlantic Ocean air.
Furadouro has a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Not to mention the grilled fish plates, that arrived in the morning and were just caught from the local fishermen in the sea. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crêpe stands as well as a sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.
A healthy and rich breakfast buffet made with love is included and served outside on the sunny terrace or inside the cozy lounge area. The breakfast consists of fresh local and tropical fruit, a variety of cereals, porridge, eggs, still warm bread from the bakery with all kind of sweet spread, local cheese and ham. Fruit juices, fruit infused water, Coffee, Cappuccino,Tea selections and milk dairies are also available as well as little surprises every day. All served up with a smile!
Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer is 70 EUR for a maximum of 8 persons. Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).
From Porto Airport (OPO), take metro E direction Estado do Dragão and get off at Campanhã. Change terminal to take train direction Aveiro / Ovar then get off at Ovar.
From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), take a taxi to arrive at Gare do Oriente. After that, take a fast train to Ovar in two and a half hours (hourly connection, 23 EUR one way)
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