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7 Days Ashtanga and Yin Yoga Retreat in Italy

  • Floripa Surf House, Via del Larice 5, Santa Maria del Focallo, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy


Beach Yoga Retreat Italy

Join Floripa Surf House for a week of yoga, healthy vegetarian food, and water sports on a stunning beach in Sicily. A well-designed yoga program will introduce you to the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga and to the peaceful practice of Yin yoga. Morning practice will mainly focus on the more powerful Ashtanga Vinyasa practice and evenings we will focus on Restorative yoga and meditation.


  • 4 workshops style classes
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Morning Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Evening Restorative yoga and meditation sessions
  • Delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • Bicycle and board rentals daily
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Floripa Surf House believes in living a healthy life in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea, and you will see this reflected in your rooms, the gardens, meals, and the service to you. You will feel that you are with family, so you can ask the staff for information, tell them your needs, and present your requests.

The bed and breakfast is located 30 meters away from the sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo. The stunning beach is 13 kilometers long, and was awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters. It is the ideal place to relax and have a deep contact with the sea and the elements.

All the rooms have been designed for your comfort and relaxation with modern simplicity and color. With hot and cold air conditioning, television, refrigerator, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi, you will have all the benefits of a hotel with the warmth and freedom that only a bed and breakfast can give you.

The living room has a shared computer, a comfortable sofa, a television, and DVD player with USB pen drive, and a surround sound system so you can watch your favorite movies.

This retreat will take place at Floripa Surf House in Sicily, Italy. Floripa Surf House is located in the south of Sicily, in the small village of Santa Maria del Focallo. This is a quiet beach town that lies on the back of a 15-kilometer long dune beach. It is very safe, and you can explore it by bicycle easily.

If you want to get out of the town and reach for bigger centers, Pozzallo is only 5 kilometers away and there you can find all sorts of amenities and services. Ispica is another beautiful ancient town that you should visit to get a glimpse of real Sicily.

Nearby places

  • Agrigento, 170 kilometers
  • Catania, 119 kilometers
  • Catania Airport, 115 kilometers
  • Catania port, 110 kilometers
  • Comiso Airport, 66 kilometers
  • Marzamemi, 25 kilometers
  • Modica, 24 kilometers
  • Noto, 30 kilometers
  • Ragusa, 40 kilometers
  • Santa Maria del Focallo beach, 30 meters
  • Scicli, 30 kilometers
  • Syracuse, 63 kilometers
  • 1 hour free-rental of surf or stand-up-paddle boards every day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Use of bicycles, beach beds, beach volley courts, table games, and Wi-Fi

Day 1 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • 17:00 Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga and ujjayi breathing. In this first class, you will focus on how to move with the breath. You will finish the class with a short meditation.

Day 2 - Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga focusing on alignment. The class will start with pranayama and will finish with meditation.
  • 17:00 Yin Yoga focusing on breath and body awareness. You will be working with the whole body starting from your toes, then working up through the body to the crown of the head.

Day 3 - Monday, October 24, 2016

  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga focusing on bandha and core. The class will finish with pranayama.
  • 17:00 Yin yoga focusing on the hips and the lower body.

Day 4 - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga focusing on drishti (gaze) and inversions. The class will finish with pranayama and meditation.
  • 17:00 Yin yoga focusing on the spine and upper body.

Day 5 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • 08:30 Vinyasa flow yoga class with music focusing on strength.
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra. You will start with softening the body with a few simple yoga postures and then make yourself comfortable, lying on the mats to go through a guided yoga Nidra relaxation class. You will be guided through your whole body.

Day 6 - Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • 08:30 Armbalance class. In this class, you will learn how to warm up and strengthen the body before starting with any arm balancing posture. Then you will go through some arm balancing postures and how to work towards them. Postures you will look deeper at include crow, bhujapidasana, titthibasana, flying pigeon, pincha mayurasana (forearm stands), and handstand. You will also get some good tips on how you can safely practice at home.
  • 17:00 Yin yoga focusing on neck and shoulders. Finishing with a loving kindness meditation.

Day 7 - Friday, October 28, 2016

  • 08:30 Traditional Ashtanga yoga class focusing on breath, drishti, and bandha. You will also go through how you can practice safely at home to keep up your daily practice routine.

Driving directions from Catania Airport

  • Once you exit the airport, take the road towards Syracuse Primosole.
  • Continue on the ring road until Highway A18, and take the Rosolini exit.
  • At the exit, go left until the first roundabout, and turn left again.
  • Merge onto Highway 115, and follow the signs to Ispica-Ragusa.
  • At the Ispica roundabout, leave Highway 115, and take the second exit to Pozzallo.
  • After 800 meters, turn left at the Focallo Santa Maria del Borgo Village Marisipica sign.
  • Turn left again along Road 67 for two kilometers.
  • Turn left at the sign indicating SP67.
  • Turn immediately right, and at number 5 you will find the Floripa Surf House Bed and Breakfast.

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Catania - Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) or Comiso Airport (CIY). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

Floripa Surf House can provide a shuttle service to Pozzallo / Ispica for an extra costs of 10 EUR. Please send an inquiry to Floripa Surf House for more information.

Arrival by ferry

The nearest port to Floripa Surf House is located in Pozzallo where there is a stationary connection with Malta. Another important port not too far away is Catania, 110 kilometers from the hotel.

Extension options

If you would like to stay longer than seven days, please send an inquiry to Floripa Surf House for more information.

Travel assistance

If you would like to rent a car or a scooter, arrangements can be made for you. Please send an inquiry to Floripa Surf House for more information.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Floripa Surf House who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Sofia Soori

    With a background in music, Sofia Soori started with yoga at a young age and have explored Bikram, Yin, and Hatha before falling in love with the flow of Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. After graduating from school, she went to India to deepen her knowledge of Ashtanga yoga and to become a yoga teacher. She has been teaching ever since. In Sofia’s teaching, you will find a lot of playfulness and also a focus on alignment, strength, and technique in each position.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa treatments

In the morning, you can enjoy a healthy and plentiful breakfast buffet which includes fresh fruits, two cakes (one vegan), cereals, eggs, home-made jam, Italian coffee and cappuccino, different types of milk, tea, fruit juices, bread, occasionally croissants and pancakes, yogurt, biscuits, and cookies. Gluten-free alternatives can be arranged if requested. At lunch time, you can enjoy the salad bar.

Vegetarian or vegan dinners are eaten every evening together with the other guests and the Floripa team. Dinners are always vegetarian and vegan, generally presented as a healthy buffet of locally produced organic food accompanied with water and wine. Gluten-free alternatives can be catered for.

Be amazed by historic sites

The beach town of Santa Maria del Focallo is located only a few kilometers away from Scicli, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Noto, which are beautiful baroque cities, designated as UNESCO world heritage sites, and are easily reached by car.

Enjoy water sports

Go on an enjoyable banana boat excursion. Floripa Surf House also has a beautiful Lomac boat that can carry up to 18 people. It is great for fishing, diving, and for those days without wind when you can enjoy wake boarding. The boat is offered to guests at affordable prices.

Go exploring

Take a bicycle ride around the sleepy beach town. You can chose between a traditional or an electric bike, which will take you even further in your exploration of the Sicilian farms and local dairies. Behind the bed and breakfast lie miles of dirt roads in the countryside that you can visit freely and safely, away from traffic, enjoying the silence that only the countryside can offer.

Play beach sports

On the beach just in front of the bed and breakfast, you will find courts for beach volleyball and tennis. You can also organize a beach football game with your friends. These courts are available free of charge for guests.

Relax and enjoy lazy days

The bed and breakfast environment is designed to give you maximum comfort, relaxation, and fun for an unforgettable holiday. You can bask in the warm sun and take long walks on the beach, read a book while swaying in the hammocks, or spend some quiet time in the peaceful gardens.

Take surfing lessons

You can learn how to surf, kite surf, or stand up paddleboard. Floripa Surf House offers discounts on lessons, rentals, and even a photo session on request. Surfing lessons also include the use of a van for transporting equipment.

Optional tours

A guided tour of the cities of Agrigento and Siracusa or Catania and Ragusa, inclusive of car, driver, and local guide depending on the route chosen, is available at an extra cost.

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Scooter rental
  • Tour assistance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Floripa Surf House an inquiry.
  • Review by Caroline M.
    10 out of 10

    "It was beyond my expectations! Ameriga and Ettore (and all the staff ) are very welcoming people, doing everything for us to feel comfortable and happy; yoga classes with professional teacher; good food; clean room; I definitely recommend this place and for sure I will be back!"

    October 9, 2016., edited

  • Review by Jo S.
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing stay here, the yoga was very good very high standards of teaching. The staff were so friendly had approachable. The social side all eating together round the table was brilliant so great for single guests. The beach was literally a stone's throw bad quiet plus very lovely too...i would highly recommend this place for a yoga retreat."

    September 14, 2016. Floripa Surf House's Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Alexandra S.
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely, relaxing place. Best staff!! And so good good! Especially the bbq."

    September 13, 2016. Floripa Surf House's Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Claudia E.
    10 out of 10

    "I couldn't possibly recommend this place any stronger, being here for the second time it already feels like home. Genuinely loving and inspiring people, great yoga teachers and kitesurfing for those who fancy the waves and the wind!"

    September 11, 2016. Floripa Surf House's Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Ayneh M.
    10 out of 10

    "Peaceful place, good food, people are nice & caring. Adorable 2 lovely dogs, Yoga classes are awesome! It's the beginning of a long friendship I hope with Ameriga & McKenzie."

    "2 lovely persons. We will certainly go back again!"

    September 2, 2016. Floripa Surf House's Facebook page, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Sevenoaks, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We arrived at Floripa in the afternoon, and soon we joined the other guests for a Yoga session. The session was on the roof, with a wonderful view of the south Sicily hills, a cool breeze from the sea.....fantastic. Thank you to Magda our teacher for the week! We then joined the other guests for a communal meal, great food, great atmosphere. People from all over the world, sharing their experiences.....Ettore and Ameriga also joined in, and they made all efforts so that our stay was perfect. A special mention to Simona and Giada, always smiling and helpful! We took advantage of the possibility to rent a car, and visited southern Sicily (to be seen, amazing baroque towns, and the film sets of ispettore Montalbano)....We simply did not want to leave at the end! Floripa will stay in our heart..... Our daughter also did yoga, only Marco did not have the right waves for surfing, we will have to come back : ) "

    September 24, 2016. TripAdvisor., edited

  • Review by Lissa G. from Hongkong, China
    10 out of 10

    "This is a great spot on the south coast of Sicily, Ameriga, Ettore and their team are incredibly welcoming and made me feel very much at home. The food is fantastic, great selection at breakfast and delicious evening meals. What makes this place is the other guests who, when I stayed, were really friendly and so it felt like one big family. Highly recommend."

    September 24, 2016. TripAdvisor., edited

  • Review by Joe M. from Dublin, Ireland
    9 out of 10

    "The surf house is located a stones throw from a spectacular wide, sandy beach. Perfect for a range of water sports or just for enjoying the glorious sun. Accommodation is spacious with all required conveniences to ensure a comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable stay. The hosts Ameriga and Ettore could not be any more hospitable and go beyond the call of duty for guests. I couldn't recommend a stay at Floripa more highly."

    September 27, 2016., edited

  • Review by Imane
    10 out of 10

    "Me and my friend stayed in Floripa Surf House for 5 days in August for a yoga retreat. We are French and we loved our time at Floripa. The room was beautiful, very clean and highly comfortable. The Yoga class twice a day were really nice. I learned a lot and I also improved my yoga practice. Floripa has a private beach with sunbed which is appreciable . The beach is not to crowded and it's very close (3 minutes by walk). During our stay we could use the paddles. Concerning the food, we had a good breakfast every morning at Floripa. If you want to have lunch or dinner in a restaurant you have to take the bike or rent a car, otherwise you can also have all your lunch and dinner at Floripa too. We really enjoyed our stay and yoga practice with our teacher Ameriga. Ameriga and all the staff were really nice and available. Floripa Surf House deserve a rate of 10 that's why we highly recommend Floripa Surf House."

    August 29, 2016., edited

  • Review by Sarah Beka from London, UK
    9 out of 10

    "I have been spending 4 days at Floripa Surf House in August this year and my time there was amazing. The breakfast prepared by Simona and Lidiane is so delicious and offers a variety of sweet and salty food. Ameriga is the best yoga teacher I have met so far, always there to correct you and always push you further. In 4 days, I have seen improvements that I never had in weekly classes. I really enjoy the lessons given by Ameriga. The beach is just beautiful and you can hang out at the kit surf spot where the team is lovely. The offer on water sports is good and diverse, so you can go for Kit surfing, wind surfing, etc. and most important the team is always there to help you out and provides advices on your technique."

    "My experience has been great and I definitely recommend people to spend time in Floripa Surf House, as the team will always make sure you spend a nice relaxing time with them." website, edited

  • Review by Ruty from Tel Aviv, Israel
    8 out of 10

    "Ameriga is an extremely gifted yoga instructor and an incredibly lovely person. I have never seen anyone love their job and people as much as she. Floripa is a wonderful haven for yoga enthusiasts who also want to be by the beach. Accommodation is clean and comfortable and the vegetarian food is creatively delicious. They offer 3 hours of yoga a day; Ashtanga flow in the morning and (more chill) Chi yoga in the evening. Ameriga also began to offer 2 classes to separate the beginners from the intermediate + .Great value for money too." Website, edited

  • Review by Dian Yu from Geneva, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Ameriga took care of me as if I've known her for a long time. I went as a solo traveler and met amazing women who are as passionate about yoga as I am. I did not feel alone and can't rave about how warm the people are and good the food is."


    "I am particular about the yoga experience as well, this was my main reason for going to a yoga retreat after all. In only 4 days, i was able to practice, Ashtanga, Yin, Vinyasa Flow, and Inversions/arm balances workshop. I was lucky that Ameriga also touched on yoga philosophy. If you are looking at learning yoga or taking your practice to an intermediate or advance level, then this retreat is for you. She paid attention to everyone and we were encouraged to practice based on our level."


    "The beach was a bonus. Sandy and clean! Perfect place to have fun, paddle board, make friends, or just lay out."


    "I would definitely come back and have recommended this retreat to my friends already." Website, edited

  • Review by Ramona
    10 out of 10

    "At Floripa you'll have the time of your life. Everybody is so relaxt. They come here to (kite) surf and/or come for the great and intensive yoga. Mckenzie and Amariga are great instructors with passion and love for yoga. But not too intense, so the "normal" People don't have to get scared of having changing their lives into yogi style. Big plus: there is wine at diner time!! Haha. And the food is also great and prepaired with love. Just great for a small time-out."

    Floripa Surf House website, edited

  • Review by Roger Camilleri from Malta
    8 out of 10

    "We received a warm welcome by Ameriga and Ettore, who met us at the port in Pozzallo. All the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. The accommodation was new, tasteful, clean, air conditioned and left nothing to desire. The yoga classes are held outside on a beautiful roof terrace and are of very high standard. Even as relative beginners we managed to follow and enjoy them very much. The catering was simple but agreeable and sufficient. A vast flawless beach with sunbeds, umbrellas and restaurant in short walking distance is only a few meters away from the residence. Overall we have no complaints and we will definitely visit again."

    Floripa Surf House website, edited

  • Review by Meena from London
    10 out of 10

    "I visited Floripa Sur House with my mum for 4 days. It was an incredible place which far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were clean and big, the beaches were sandy and uncrowded, yoga was excellent and carried out in a very professional Shala. The hosts Ameriga and Ettore are very friendly and make a great effort to ensure that their guests are looked after well. We had yoga lessons from Makenzie who was a visiting yoga teacher from Canada. We really enjoyed the lessons as it catered even to my level (never having done yoga before). The other guests at the Surf house were really nice people and the evenings spent eating tasty vegetarian meals together was hugely enjoyable. I highly recommend the Floripa Surf House experience. ", edited

  • Review by Rachel from London
    10 out of 10

    "Floripa surf and yoga retreat is a really special place. The yoga teachers are fantastic, the location is perfect for beach bums, the food is super yummy and so well done you don't miss meat! I was made to feel completely at home and comfortable. It's the first time I had travelled alone but met lots of lovely people and didn't feel under any pressure to do anything but enjoy myself!", edited

  • Review by Christina
    10 out of 10

    "My time at Floripa Surf House could truly not have been better. We had a couple of special circumstances that Ameriga went above and beyond to help us with before arrival. Once we arrived we had the option to make each day as relaxing or active as we wanted. And it always felt like we were staying with gracious hosts, rather than operational business owners. Every day and every person were an absolute joy. Thank you, Floripa!", edited

  • Review by Clare from Wivenhoe, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Words cannot adequately describe what a truly amazing week I spent at Floripa Surf House - but here are some that came into my mind on the last night there. Tranquil, inspiring, welcoming, special, honest, challenging, restorative, international, nourishing, beautiful, chilled, calming - Unique! From the first contact I made with Floripa, I had a positive feeling about booking my first ever yoga retreat. Even though Ameriga was studying in India, I received a speedy and helpful reply to my initial enquiry. I was not sure if at 62 years old - it would work well for me. She answered all my questions. "

    "So I need have had no such reservations - in fact - without any hesitation - I can say that it is the best week I have ever spent and I plan to return as soon as I can. It has taken my yoga to another level and I finally - with support and encouragement - mastered a wheel and a headstand! The visiting yoga teacher Makenzie was excellent and truly passionate about her work - all the staff welcomed me warmly and I felt at home within hours of arriving - this wonderful feeling continued throughout the week and I kept wondering what I had done to deserve such an enlightening and positive experience. It has proved to me that one is never too old to find paradise!"

    "Ameriga and Ettore have created a truly outstanding business and I look forward to following the continuing development of Floripa Surf House. ", edited

  • Review by Philine from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "Had a great stay at Floripa! The best combination of very nice and welcoming people, relaxing and challenging yoga, a great kitesurf spot, delicious food and lots of fun! Hope to come back next year!", edited

  • Review by Lorraine

    "Exceeded expectations!"

    "Just fab! I traveled on my own and before arriving had read the reviews on here but I was still anxious. Once I arrived I was welcomed by Ameriga, who is the yoga teacher and a wonderful host. My room (which I shared) was lovely, really clean and comfortable. The house, the hammocks and the weather was all awesome. Yoga is fantastic although it highlighted how rubbish I am, but Ameriga makes you feel comfortable and encourages you to try! "

    "The food is wonderful. I met some really lovely people during my stay and will definitely be returning. "

    "Highly recommend!"

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  • Review by Lisa P

    "Relaxing break I hoped it would be!"

    "I've never been on a yoga retreat. I feel like this is the most amazing surf break you are likely to have with wonderful yoga classes as well. I didn't do the SUP, but next time."

    "When I first turned up, I was greeted by Ettore and Simona (the best cook/housekeeper ever). Simona's breakfasts are legendary. She makes cake and bread. Along with this are cereals, yogurts, fruit juices, fruit salad, jams, eggs cooked to order with ham or bacon and tomatoes. All this is washed down with strong espresso coffee, cappuccinos made to order or tea."

    "I stayed in the blue surf room on the corner on the ground floor. This room is huge and can fit a family of four. There is air conditioning, a shower, TV and comfy beds. Best of all, there is a wonderfully inviting hammock outside the room. "

    "When I was there, it was off season, so no families. July and August, Ameriga (our hostess) explained to me was full of families with young children. "

    "I was on the all-inclusive package which meant I had breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine with dinner, yoga classes and SUP included. The food was excellent. Simona would make the pasta and Ameriga would make my massive salads."

    "The schedule was Vinyasa yoga at 8 am. Then breakfast. Day to yourself doing whatever, whether on the Floripa sun loungers on the beach (turn left) (less than five minutes walk from Floripa) or kite surfing and SUP yoga (turn right at the beach)."

    "The beach was beautiful and deserted with the exception of a few people on Sunday when it was very windy, and there appeared an orchestra of kite surfers. The coordination was something to behold. You could walk for about 6 kilometers one way and 3 kilometers the other way on the beach. "

    "At 5 or 6 and sometimes 5 and 6 in the evening, there was Yin or Yinyasa yoga. Ameriga is the main instructor. My first class was held in Italian, but that was fun because it meant I had to really watch everyone else. Ameriga speaks excellent English and made sure I was never lost. Ameriga's classes really make you think about your intentions and motivations."

    "The other instructor when I was there was the lovely Rebecca (Becky). She is American, and was doing a three-week stint as a visiting instructor. What I loved is that Ameriga and Becky's classes were different, but both very spiritual. I felt grounded and relaxed at the end of my break. "

    "In the evening, there were various themed dinners. My first night (Friday) it was pizza and movie (Cinema Paradiso) night, Saturday is the most gorgeous BBQ which includes steak, sausages and vegetarian options plus salads and veggies, all washed down with beer and wine. Sunday was vegetarian cooking, Monday, I don't remember, but you get the idea."

    "The dinners are group ones, and because there is no set day to start your break, there is a constant ebb and flow of different people all there to relax and chill out and enjoy each other's company. There was a mixture of couples and singles when I was there. The great thing, for me, is that by 10:30 / 11:00 pm, it is quiet which ensures a good night's sleep. If you want a lively resort, I would say go elsewhere."

    "On my last day, we went for a trip to Modica - famous for its chocolate and churches. We all really enjoyed it."

    "If you want a relaxing, no frills surf house with great company, food, yoga and surfing. If you want something more fancy, go elsewhere. There are two dogs here as well - one large and one teeny, tiny who barks a lot. There are friendly."

    "I intend to visit again next year - out of season. You couldn't ask for better hosts or company."

    "You can get the bus from the airports, and they will pick you up in Pozzallo or you can get a car from the airport for an additional charge. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Heather from Bath, UK
    8 out of 10

    "Ameriga and company were fantastic throughout the stay. They set a great chilled atmosphere which made it easy to relax and enjoy all the house had to offer, for which they had many activities! "

    "For me, the yoga was the best I have experienced! Ameriga worked to everybody's strength. I was able to poses never done before leaving me craving more! "

    "Will definitely be recommending my friends. " website, edited

  • Review by Eva from Munich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful stay at Floripa Surf House. Where to start? The first email contact was with Ameriga and I felt very warmly welcomed. She was so helpful that I booked everything immediately. I arrived pretty late in Catania and took the bus to Pozzallo where Ettore picked me up. Five minutes drive to the lovely spot called home for almost one week for me."

    " "

    "The room was very nice, clean, neat and surferlike. In the morning we had a wonderful yoga class with Rea from Greece, afterwards the breakfast (which I really miss every day) made by Simona, the friendly cooking queen. Best cake and dinner ever!Everybody was so helpful. I am very grateful that I made this experience and I will choose this spot again. I really fell in love with the little puppy. The Floripa Surf House is a perfect spot for yoga, SUP, surfing, kite surfing, relaxing, meditation, meeting lovely people and finding a bit more yourself. The e-bikes have been so much fun! The last day we went to the Etna, which was amazing. My favorite place is a spot between the dunes close to the sea. We walked about 3 minutes by foot to the sea!"

    " "

    "Thanks you so much Ettore, Rea, Simona and Ameriga, even if I didn't meet you personally, you got me at first sight.The time I need to come back. Nothing I could add, cause it's more than a recommendation when you feel like at home.Grazie mille!" website, edited

  • Review by Ala from Kuopio, Finland
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed my yoga holiday at Floripa Surf House. I met a lot of wonderful people. I tried different yoga styles and I learned a lot new things, which I thought I couldn't do.The room was great, the food was fantastic - good breakfast and vegetarian dinners, when we all sit together like a big family having fun and talking about our daily adventures and plans.I tried SUP yoga. It was a new experience for me, a little bit challenging on the waves, but I enjoyed it. Big thanks to Ameriga, Ria and Simone. It was a wonderful time in Sicily." website, edited

  • Review by Jepa from Helsinki, Finland
    10 out of 10

    "Floripa Surf House is such an amazing place. The staff is very friendly and it has a family-like feeling. The yoga classes are mostly Hatha for the morning and Vinyasa for the evening, sometimes Yin. As I was mostly interested in Yin and was for a large part of the holiday the only one doing yoga classes there, we did Yin every day. It was really luxurious to get private tuition. Once we did evening yoga at the beach at sunset time. Santa Maria del Focallo beach is stunning, and at the beginning of October it was practically empty. The waves are quite big for SUPping though - a challenge!This is a very lovely place to be on a yoga holiday. However, it is not very retreat-like as people come and go on different days, alcohol is served on the dinner, and music plays on the terrace etc. I was totally okay with that but some might be seeking a different thing - it is good to know beforehand. But for a relaxed yoga holiday, this is perfect!The village is small but there is a grocery so if you plan to take only the breakfast package, it is doable even without cycling to Pozzallo (20 minutes). The grocery has fresh veggies, fruits, cheese, juices, canned beans, bread, etc. and there is a fridge in the room at Floripa." website, edited

  • Review by Julie from Cannes, France
    9 out of 10

    "I can truly say that I loved each and every minute of my time there, and only wish that I could have stayed longer. Everything that is presented on their website is precisely what you get. No surprises, what they offer, they provide.The accommodation was true to every photo that you see, a true "surf house". Baba cool, and very laid back. It is simple and clean. Initially, we had a small problem with a smell in the bathroom, but the minute that we told Ameriga, the problem was solved efficiently, and they had a plumber in to fix the problem immediately. From then on, they never stopped asking if things were still okay and continued to apologize even as we were checking out.We had a pick up organized for our arrival into Catania airport, and again, all good. We also had a transfer back to the airport and again, ideal.The breakfast and dinners were extraordinary. A huge thank you, incredible. I loved being invited to sit around the big table and enjoy a beautiful meal, in the company of the owners and their staff. You truly feel at home, and welcomed at each and every moment.I am a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor and instructor trainer in mat and ref. I have never had any yoga experience, and my vacation was based on learning about yoga. I loved it and loved the instruction! I can never thank Ameriga and Aliza enough for allowing me to share and learn about their passion. A wonderful new discovery. I loved the fact that every class was different and well prepared in advance. Being a client was such a delight and the girls were wonderful at incorporating beginners along with true yogis. Bravo, it was awesome.The beach is a two minute walk from the surf house, and one a dream for swimming. I can not comment on any of the water sports as this time around I stuck to swimming and some much needed "me" time.I hope to go back to Floripa Surf House and would highly recommend it.Something to consider is that unless you plan to rent a car, it is quite remote. However, that is what I had hoped for. I wanted R&R with no touring. Again, ideal for me. Perhaps for others too remote. If you are there to surf and enjoy yoga, to simply "be" then it's the perfect spot for you.I can't thank the owners enough for their warm and enchanting welcome. You truly feel like you are a part of their lives, passion, and family.Thank you Floripa Surf House. I loved each and every minute." website, edited

  • Review by Emese from Budapest, Hungary
    10 out of 10

    "I really had a great time at Floripa. The guys are very nice, the yoga teachers too. The seaside is beautiful and the food is delicious. It was a perfect holiday!" website, edited

  • Review by Becky from London, UK
    9 out of 10

    "I cannot sing the praises of Ameriga and Ettore at Floripa Surf House highly enough. They were such generous, attentive, yet delightfully laid back hosts that I felt completely chilled and at home in the surf house. As a keen yogi, I attended all of the sessions and each was a different experience where I learnt something new with modifications for all abilities. I also gave SUP and SUP yoga a try as well as enjoying the beautiful surroundings by bike. My friend and I really enjoyed the freedom of being self-catered in the evening but the laid-on brekkie is exceptional too. This would be a great location for families, couples, groups of friends and even solo travelers as the surf house are very sociable and welcoming. I'd recommend it to all my friends and I'd love to go back." website, edited

  • Review by Daria from Kiev, Ukraine and Dorien from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Floripa Surf House is an amazing place for holidays. It is a perfect combination of location, yoga, kitesurfing, atmosphere and people! Ameriga and Ettore are fantastic hosts and great instructors. You will have all the facilities and motivation to become fit and to relax. We loved the place and will definitely come again!" website, edited

  • Review by Brittany from Lake Cowichan, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "Floripa Surf House was a lovely place to stay. The yoga studio was a breath of fresh air to practice in and the location was stunning. Our hosts were amazing! I cannot wait to get back!" website, edited

  • Review by Siobhain from Cork, Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "We had an amazing time at Floripa Surf House. Ameriga is a great yoga instructor who is very knowledgable and experienced in her practice.Floripa Surf House is a great place to go if you wish to have a relaxing and peaceful experience. There is also the added bonus of being so close to the beach with all the available activities - kite surfing, paddle boarding, etc.I would highly recommend Floripa Surf House." website, edited

  • Review by Karli from Lincoln, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Floripa Surf House offers more than a yoga retreat; its welcoming and friendly hosts make you feel like you are visiting friends. It's perfect for couples, families and solo travellers alike. I travelled alone and was able to relax in my own space, but it's also the perfect place to meet new people too and I made some great friends to go to dinner with and try new activities with.As I'm a novice yogi, I didn't know what to fully expect. My intention was to learn about yoga, challenge my body and calm my mind. Floripa Surf House gave me all that and more: Ameriga is an inspirational instructor and has taught me lessons that have come home with me and will help me in my everyday life from now on.I absolutely loved the rhythm of morning Vinyasa sessions, which left me feeling energised and the evening Yin sessions, which have really helped stretch out my stiff body. In just one week, I sank into poses I couldn't do at the beginning of my stay. I have a long way to go, but thanks to Ameriga pushing me, I know I can do it if I keep up the practice. We even tried anti-gravity yoga with hammocks on one Yin session, which was just amazing and I loved the inverted positions. It feels like you're flying!There is plenty to do away from the yoga too I had a surf lesson, went on a boat excursion and I also hired one of their electric bikes, which were awesome fun. You get some funny looks when you're accelerating uphill and I clocked 50km in one day! Away from the adventure, there's plenty of relaxation to be had on the beach or simply reading in one of their hammocks.I already want to go back to that Sicilian escape and couldn't recommend it more highly for anyone looking to get away from the stresses of the world." website, edited

  • Review by Alecia from Los Angeles, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Floripa Surf House is fantastic. I highly recommend this yoga retreat! I haven't felt so closely cared for in ages. Ameriga is an incredible instructor and wonderful person. The rooms are clean, bright, airy, and delightfully decorated. The house as a whole is charming and just across the street from the beach. While staying you feel completely like family! I already miss this place and am planning to come back next year. Thank you Ameriga and Ettore!" website, edited

  • Review by AnnMarie from Dublin, Ireland
    8 out of 10

    "A wonderful trip, very relaxed. Wonderful, friendly, relaxed people and a very reasonable price for such a nurturing break." website, edited

  • Review by Jeanine from Malta
    10 out of 10

    "Floripa was great - a good combination of activities. I loved the yoga, and the place is quiet, clean, and lovely. The people I met were great. The food and the hosts Ameriga and Ettore were superb. Loved every bit of it." website, edited

  • Review by Tatiana from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I've thoroughly enjoyed a long May holiday in Floripa. Ameriga is a great yoga instructor and I loved her classes. If you tell her about some particular goals you want to achieve she'll make certain adjustments for you. I learnt a lot from her and look forward to coming back again.Water sports is an amazing perk, these guys have everything - surf boards, kite, SUP. All this will keep the balance between zen and fun.I felt as a family member there, a large Sicilian family member. There's a massive kite community out there and Floripa seems to be the place where they all gather. Highly recommend to everybody. Namaste." website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Milan, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at the Floripa with four other adults for four nights at Easter. It was an ideal place to say as a base for visiting the baroque towns in the south-east of Sicily. I really miss the walk along the beach in the morning before our breakfast - I had fresh fruit salad with yoghurt, then home-made cake every morning. We were given the top floor of the main building, which had three big bedrooms plus a kitchen and large balconies. We didn't use the kitchen as eating out is cheap in this area (I live in Milan). We will certainly stay here again if we ever go back to this lovely part of Italy."

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  • Review by Mia from Milan, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "The Dalai Lama said, 'Once a year go to a place you have never been before'. This quote encapsulates my desire to travel. Travel is intensified living. Traveling to Sicily was not only to enhance my spiritual path but ultimately to visit the country of my ancestors. I am so beyond grateful to and Floripa Surf House. These words find you with respect, reverence and gratitude. Quite simply, spending a week at Floripa Surf House in Sicily enhanced and changed my life. I traveled to Floripa simply for a yoga retreat but received so much more. Staying for one week at Floripa was just the right amount of time to relax, surf and sightsee. Travel by bus was easy to other cities in Sicily from Pozzallo which was seven kilometers from Floripa.The kindness and positive energy were palpable on arrival. Ameriga and Ettore are amazing hosts who made me feel at home right away. At Floripa everything is a celebration of life. The Shakti or fullness of being was present in every moment. The sea and beach were just a few meters from the B&B. Surf boards and wet suits were provided for rent at a convenient price. The beauty of the nature surrounding was indescribable. The rooms were spacious, cleaned everyday and extremely comfortable. A delicious home-cooked breakfast was provided every morning and food requests were welcome. Ettore, Ameriga and Giovanna were so beyond kind in every moment. It was so wonderful not to have to worry about anything. It was true peace. I have a new awareness for the amount of attention to detail and prompt customer service.This yoga retreat in Sicily allowed me to question where I am in my spiritual path. We have learned to identify with our emotions rather than feel them. Yet at Floripa, emotions were celebrated and embraced. The ability to be in awe of nature's every moment was pure bliss. Watching the clouds drift by, the current come in and out like that of a breath - allowed me to meditate on the idea that nature is in no rush - it is divine in all of its moments. In our chaotic society we tend to distance ourselves from the perfection of nature. Yet, this is unnecessary and limiting. Ameriga taught me the Yama Satya or Truthfulness during our yoga sessions. She emphasized that truthfulness is not only to be true to yourself but true in your words. A Niyama Ameriga taught was Santosha or Contentment, allowing me to be aware of the path I am on and whether or not this path is influenced by outside pressures. The Vinyasa yoga every morning was the perfect way to start the day. Beginning by saluting the kiss of the Sicilian sun was pure bliss. It allowed me to go to the bliss state on the subtle layer. Then, every evening we ended with a relaxing and peaceful Yin yoga practice by the light of the moon and the singing of the birds to meditate on. It was a true embrace and love of nature in every moment.There are no words in English that can express how I feel for Sicily and Floripa Surf House so I will say it in Italian: Il mio amore che mai finir per Sicilia. Grazie mille! The light within me recognizes the light within you. Namaste." website, edited

  • Review by Nidsey from Canterbury, UK
    9 out of 10

    "The houses and rooms are lovely, the vegetarian food delicious and if you ask for things they are very accommodating. It's a typical 'surf house' and not very Italian - so you should be pretty self-sufficient. In that respect you need a car to be here as there are no grocery shops or restaurants within a two mile radius. If you want amazing beach, water sports, yoga mats, lovely company and relaxation then this is a great place to stay!"

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  • Review by Andreas K. from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed at Floripa only for two nights but it was a really great place to be. Easy to find via GPS, parking provided, nice house, and garden to relax in a hammock or lie in the grass. The beach is only five minutes away by foot. Some sun beds are provided with umbrellas. The beach itself is huge and well maintained. Not to mention that the team is very nice and helpful, and that there are lots of beach activities to do. Kitesurf, standup paddle, long-board surfing on the little waves. Great place."

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  • Review by Evaldas G. from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "The staff was super friendly, understanding, and helpful. The day we came the barbecue was delicious, the music was awesome, the experience - priceless. The rooms were clean and cozy. Perfect place and location for kitesurfers. "

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  • Review by Chris C. from Toulouse, France
    10 out of 10

    "Great, great place to stay for kitesurfers. Two minutes walk from the beach which is perfect for beginners like me and plenty of pros out there too. Ettore, the owner, is a great guy, very welcoming, and the rest of the Floripa family make you feel like family! Barbecue, nice brekky, bicycles, and hammocks. Chilled. "

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  • Review by Mklomp from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Great home-cooked breakfast by the owner Ettore. Nice, clean rooms with comfortable beds. Relaxed garden hang-out with hammocks, football table, free bike rent, and opportunity to clean and dry kite gear. And the possibility to rent kite / SUP / surf stuff and get (private) lessons! Ettore is truly a passionate host to his guests making them feel at home instantly, and helping out with all suggestions / activities! No negative comments; just had an amazing 10 days!"

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Ragusa, Italy

Floripa Surf House is the perfect combination of zen and fun, at only 30 meters from the sandy dune beach of Santa Maria del Focallo, in the south of Sicily.

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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Saturday October 22, 2016
Departure: Friday October 28, 2016

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