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Yoga Retreats (4)

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Instructors (4)

Eleonor Saarinen

Sergio da Silva

Vitor Ribeiro

Pedro Zanforlim

Reviews (113)


from Germany, August 2019

"Begeistert und einfühlsam"

Eleonor ist eine tolle Yoga-Lehererin. Sie leitete die Übungen gut an, Ihre Stimme ist sehr angenehm und man spürt deutlich, dass es ihr am Herzen liegt, dass die Teilnehmer*innen gute Yogastunden haben und dass sie es mag - in absolut positivem Sinne - ihr Wissen über Yoga und angrenzende Themen zu teilen. Vielen Dank!

Jori Keijsper

from Belgium, August 2019

"Did not want to leave"

Sergio and the rest of the GWSL staff create a super relaxed and fun atmosphere in a very professionally run lodge. I immediately felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed my time surfing, doing yoga and hanging with the other guests. Wish I could have stayed longer and would recommend anytime!

Elena Barranco Moreno

from Switzerland, July 2019

"Lugar mágico perfecto para estar tranquilos"

El yoga y el surf lo mejor el profe de surf .... gran profesional y un gran amigo Victor

Lara Diaz De Grenu

from Spain, September 2018

We absolutely loved everything. Everyone working at the surflodge was incredibly nice and helpful, starting with Sergio the manager who found a room for us even if we had arrived a day earlier and has created the perfect vacation place, Cristina, an adorable person who was like our mom and prepared an incredible bfast plus taught us how to make her tasty porridge, Victor and Alex, the best surf instructors I have ever had (giving very useful technical details, not getting tired or bored of being with us in the freezing water, always smiling and so calm and spiritual); Francesca, the beautiful yoga teacher who helped us recover from our daily surf and the rest of the volunteers that were making our stay very comfy.

The lodge is really nicely decorated, new facilities everywhere, the atmosphere is always great, young people as well as families. We stayed in a private suite, with very comfy beds and a huge and modern bathroom, which made our stay even more enjoyable.

They took us to different beaches depending on the state of the sea so that we could always enjoy our lesson. In summary, the Goldenwaves Surf Lodge made me recover my energy and happiness, very very thankful to everyone there who contributed to it.

Phil Barrett

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Amazing retreat"

Everything was perfect, the standard of accommodation, the staff, breakfast, free bikes, lessons and all the likeminded people I met. It was all superb!

Lela Keighley

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Perfect Yoga Space"

This was quite a flexible yoga retreat. I'd never done one before so it was a perfect way to start. There is yoga in the morning and evening. In between you are free to explore or just relax by the beach/ pool/ hammock etc. Elle, our yoga teacher was amazing - her tone and voice was so relaxing and encouraging. Everyone who works there that I met were so lovely (Pedro, Sergio) and it was a very inclusive space. It's also great set up to meet fellow travellers due to the open place space.


from Great Britain, September 2019

"Excellent service"

Top cleanliness,excellent service,accommodation.peaceful place and location for a retreat,and holiday.

Lisa Payne

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Relaxing yoga retreat"

El was the best yoga teacher I’ve ever had. She knows a lot about the body and how it reacts to stimulus and stress.

Everything about the GW is relaxing. The people are amazing and the staff are wonderful. Great chill out areas. Short walk to the beach.

Will happily return.


from Portugal, August 2019

Everything! The experience was much better than what I had anticipated. People, staff, facilities and surroundings are perfect for a retreat.


from Germany, August 2019

Nice place, nice atmosphere, nice people

Katie Woodcock

from Portugal, July 2019


from Sweden, June 2019

"Wonderful friendly space"

The place is modern and sparkling clean with very friendly and amazing people working there. We had a great time and found the yoga with enough options for our different levels. At times it was technical in perspective but very valuable. Overall a lovely experience.

Close to the beach with bikes available for free. The town is small but pleasant enough for strolls along the beach and amazing seafood.

Vicky Newham

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Great value retreat"

The accommodation is nice and clean, bed very comfy and a lovely relaxing outside area. The yoga classes were really well taught and pitched at a good level. The town itself has a number of bars , cafes and restaurants and eating out is good and really cheap.

Sohaily Kerpens

from Netherlands, June 2019

"Peaceful, beautiful location and wonderful staff"

The yoga sessions in the morning were very rejuvenating followed by an amazing breakfast. Surfing lessons were so much fun and a great instructor.

Caecilia Kunz

from United States, June 2019

"Great for a group retreat"

This retreat has been above our expectations. The place is great, comfortable beds and everything is very bright and clean. The staff are absolutely lovely and made you feel at home. It was great that some of us were able to go surfing additionally even though we didn't book that up front. The location is great, very quiet. Another small plus was a Fisio nearby where some of us were able to get a massage!

Overall just amazing, most us would love to come back!

Amy Price

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Fantastic time"

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Golden Waves. The yoga challenged me and helped me relax. All the hosts were lovely and made everyone feel welcome. Great time, fantastic people. THANK YOU.


from Great Britain, October 2018

"Golden waves yoga & surf lodge "

The yoga but gym sometimes noisy next door. Excellent teacher Luca

Paul Black

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Lovely Lodge, Quiet village, Beautiful beaches"

The lodge was lovely. We had a private room but the open spaces were lovely as well. There was a good variety of food at breakfast. We enjoyed the use of the free bikes to cycle to the beach the woods and Ovar. The yoga was pitched at the right level and adapted for us and the surf lessons were fantastic! There was a lovely restaurant on the beach front serving fantastic fish dishes!

Trish Gough

from United States, September 2018

"This was not a yoga retreat, but rather just yoga classes"

The actual accommodations were very good, the main yoga lodge had a very nice eco friendly vibe and design. The house next door that I stayed in was also very nice.


from Israel, September 2018

"Great place, only if you take a private room"

The amazing staff, the nicely decorated main house, the delicious breakfast, the level of the yoga and surf instructors was very high. The staff are so friendly they become your friends. Victor the surf instructor was amazing.


from United States, September 2018

"Yoga studio,, was too far away from the house"

Like the main house,, and the surfing was good..But it's very deceiving,, the location from the website.. it doesn't give you an accurate account of where the house is.. my understanding of yoga is based on a tradition from India..And and follows some guidelines from that tradition.. he talks about a Zen house,,but not very Zen to me.. It looked as if it was rented from a neighbour.. it had leather seats and letter chairs,, which again doesn't come across to me as Zen.. I think this company is trying to exploit the yoga tradition,,and what they can get from providing a service based on that tradition.. I understand people trying to make a living..but why can they not just make a living through surfing,, from which I thought was good.. my understanding of a yoga retreat is based on yoga in it's whole context.. and not on just retreating from the world..

Jenny Stevens

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Golden Waves"

There was a lovely welcoming feeling. The breakfasts were fantastic, yoga great and the team running the lodge were very friendly. I felt very at home and comfortable.

Martha Andrade Dousdebes

from United States, August 2018

"my Yoga retreat in Forodouro with th instructor Francesca La"

The people, incredible participants and the staff. The living experiences. The welcoming and generous staff. Pedro and Gonzalo who patiently drove us to Ovar.


from United States, August 2018

Beautiful, beautiful lodge! Great people and lovely staff who make you feel really welcome. Surf instructor (Vitor) was very good and a positive soul to be around. Loved the tennis courts, swimming pool and free use of the bicycles. Beach very close and beautiful. Peaceful atmosphere in the lodge. Would definitely return!


from United States, August 2018

"Great trip "

My stay at Golden Waves was great. All the staff was helpful and friendly. Our yoga instructor was from Italty and I just loved her. She had such passion for instructing yoga, great music and an overall wonderful person

Maria Wulff

from Denmark, August 2018

"Very nice place with friendly staff."

The staff were very hospitable and helpfull. They helped create a homely and enjoyable atmosphere and we felt very welcome. It is very nice with the free mountainbikes, which were new and good. They serve a very good breakfast. Good beds and a full equipped kitchen so you can make your own food.

Jan Hardinge

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Wonderful Holiday - beautiful people, awesome experiences"

The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. I shared a room with 5 beautiful people. The breakfasts were lovely, unlimited and very healthy, endless fruit, yoghurt, vegan porridge and breads, spreads, cold meats and cheeses. Sergio and his team were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble.

In the evening we cooked and ate together some nights which was lovely.

The location was about 10 - 15 minutes walk from the beach, or 5 minutes on a bike. The beach was lovely, white sand, blue sea and huge white waves, plenty of restaurants etc.

On the Saturday night Sergio etc BBQ'd chicken and prepared wonderful vegetables and salads. There was singing and dancing and guitar playing until the early hours.

I met wonderful people from all over the world whom have touched my life.

Thank you to The Golden Waves Surf Lodge for a truly amazing experience.

Neola Oneill

from United States, July 2018

"Couldn't recommend this place/ experience enough"

The good vibes, clean modern facilities, excellent surf and yoga instructors and beautiful sunny environment

Lois Weston

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Amazing Experience!"

I literally loved everything about this place. The lodge was beautifully decorated, clean, and in a great location (the pool, yoga studio, tennis courts right on the doorstep and the beach about 10 minutes walk away). Everybody was so friendly, and the yoga was just incredible. I've come back with some great friends and feeling refreshed and revitalised. Thank you!

Emma Matthews

from Ireland, July 2018

"A lodge with yoga. Not a yoga retreat"

The lodge was clean and the breakfast delicious. The yoga instructor was fantastic and really made the experience for me.

Michaela Goldberg

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Our stay "

The owner and staff were very hospitable and very relaxed, friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was fantastic very healthy and nutritious. The lodge and layout was very well thought out and considering it has only been going for three months it was very impressive !!

Poppy Crispin

from United States, July 2018

"Wonderful short break at Golden Waves"

I had a brilliant 3 night stay at Golden Waves, it was clean, everyone was really friendly and the whole place had a relaxing and welcoming vibe. It was a short walk from tennis courts, the pool and the beach and the yoga teacher was excellent, friendly with lots of modifications so you could be as challenging in the practice as you wanted / needed.

Nadine Farouq

from United States, July 2018

"Great experience"

Accommodations, yoga, staff - overall an excellent experience

Very clean facilities, well maintained

Good location, easy walk to the beach, lots of restaurants nearby

Danielle Glennon

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Yoga, amazing beaches, excellent food & wine!"

Warm greeting from the team led by Sergio.

Pedro, Ulla, Angie, Cristina & Alex - made us feel very at home and settled in.

Yoga was of top quality, Angie is such a lovely person an excellent teacher catering to all levels of experience. Yoga was then followed by a wide choice for breakfast. I loved the mix of yoga being outside and in as at one point there was 17 of us for yoga so outside was much better in nature.

Accommodation was set up very nicely - clean, modern, big kitchen. Our bedroom was very large with 2 sets of fitted wardrobes and massive bathroom with double sinks.

The following are just my suggestions to make it 5* :-)

Put a bath in the bathroom we had as this could be easily done.

Swap the single beds for 2 small doubles for us oldies in the room I stayed in, the room is easily big enough for 2 small doubles and the bunk beds.

Where Golden waves is based means a short walk into the little seaside town where there were many good places to eat - totally recommend the octopus and squid here and of course Portuguese custard tarts, yum!

On quite a few days I would get a lift with the surfers to another beach nearby which had miles of sandy white beaches and turquoise blue seas. The beach you can walk too was also amazing just turn left when you hit the seafront to walk to the sand dunes.

Would like the return. Food, wine, port, sea, sun, yoga, natural unspoilt beauty, what else is there!

Well done Sergio - you are developing a lovely place!

Holly Newman

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Great retreat"

The lodge was very clean and the breakfast buffet was really great. The yoga classes were always engaging and different. We had some classes outside which was really nice. Everyone was friendly, warm and welcoming (staff and fellow visitors). Met people from all across the globe! There are many places to visit nearby if you get the train. Free bikes were also a plus, there’s an amazing pine forest a bike ride away. White sandy beaches, great seafood restaurant on the seafront!

Henriette Hanssen

from Norway, June 2018

"They treat you like family"

I loved every minute! I stayed in a private room upstairs in the villa, I slept like a baby every night. The breakfast buffet was fresh and tasty, for lunch and dinner we could either cook our own food or go out to eat. One evening the staff made us all a vegan feast. The lodge has also got bikes available, a pool and a tennis court. The yoga classes were so good; the yoga instructor would always do a little extra to make sure we would connect a little deeper with ourselves. I loved the music she played and the variation of her classes. The surf instructors thought us how to surf in just two days, they were very energetic and passionate.

The whole staff team made us feel like home and that we were family. I miss them already!

Claire Lynch

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Stunning getaway from city life"

The resort is beautiful, and kept very clean. It's within easy train / cycling distance of a number of pretty towns. Lovely pine forest nearby for running / cycling, good cycle routes so you're not on the road the whole time. The day is your own. The breakfast was superb, and the people friendly and welcoming. Angie (yoga instructor) was amazing.

Doreen Chalmers

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Not so good for a first experience"

Liked the fact that you were picked up - regardless of the time. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast was very good. The place was clean.

Fiona Ward

from Great Britain, May 2018

"would recommend!"

the villa is gorgeous , the team really friendly and the classes fantastic, thanks! X

Vera Duse

from United States, May 2018

"A delightful escape out of the world"

The owner Jess was very welcoming and nice, the house and the yoga studio beautiful, the atmosphere very relaxed. Many opportunities to enjoy the company of the other travelers as well as being on your own in this wonderful place. The yoga sessions with Karen was great, the breakfast deliciuous and the team very fiendly! I'll definitely come back!!

Birgit Olesen

from United States, April 2018


Fantastic clean place with such friendly and knowledgable staff! We did not want to leave 🙏 great yoga, great surfing, great vibes!

Dayna Stern

from United States, April 2018

"Great experience "

Kärin our yoga instructor is top notch. Skilled, friendly and thoughtful, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Hollie Jeffries

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Amazing! Fantastic yoga, brilliant, friendly team!!"

Golden Waves surf lodge was the perfect break for me. The staff are so helpful, relaxed and friendly and make you feel comfortable and looked after. The yoga teacher Carin was great - really taking her time with us. The location is fantastic too - with local places close by. I really enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a short, relaxing break. The beds and facilities are also great - really comfy and clean!

Sarah Harris

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Amazing time at Golden Waves :)"

Lovely accommodation - they've done the house out really nicely. Everything very clean and modern and comfortable. Breakfast was awesome - lots of options! You can hire bikes to go into town. Unfortunately the weather was pretty rubbish when I was there but there's lots of outside space for when it warms up.

The yoga was great - Karin is a fantastic teacher and the classes are demanding but not too much hard - she gives you lots of modifications to make it easier/harder etc.

Jess, Sergio and all the staff are really friendly and helpful.

I had a great time here and would definitely go back!


from Germany, September 2019

"Outstanding retreat! "

This was so much fun really. Yoga teachers were really competent professionals but also amazing people, all the staff was incredibly friendly and the other guests were great and easy-going. It's great value for money to have a tennis court, a gym, a swimming pool plus 2 yoga lessons per day for that price. Breakfast was nice and the beaches are about 15 - 20 min walk away. 100% recommended.

xènia blaya

from Spain, September 2019

He disfrutado de unos días de descanso a la vez que GW es una oportunidad para conocer gente de diferentes partes del mundo. He disfrutado de mi práctica diaria del yoga con Ele y Sonia, dos buenas profesionales y siempre disponibles y cercanas para atender las necesidades de todos/as. Son clases abiertas a todos los niveles con propuestas de más intensidad para las personas que tienen más tiempo de práctica del yoga. El espacio y las instalaciones están muy bien cuidados, respetuosos con el medio ambiente y confortable para poder relajarte durante tu estancia. Agradecer la disponibilidad, el cuidado y la atención de Sergio y todo el equipo de GW.


from Germany, September 2019

"Harmony stay"

Ein tolles Team.

Die Yoga Stunden waren sehr gut. Der Mix aus Morgens Yinyasa und Abends Yin war perfekt für mich. Eleanor und Sonja haben die Stunden sehr gut gestaltet. Herausfordernd, entspannend und sehr fließend.

Das Lodge lädt zum entspannen ein. Die Unterhaltungen mit dem Team und den Gästen waren sehr nett. Ich kann den Aufenthalt sehr weiterempfehlen.

Frühstück war sehr gut und das Ecolodgic Prinzip ist sehr gut umgesetzt.

Es ist einfach sehr gemütlich im GWS Lodge.


from Argentina, September 2019

"Linda experiencia "

Me encantaron las clases de yoga de Eleonora, y la amabilidad de Pedro.

Me gustó la locación de la playa y recorrerla caminando lejos del centro. Los bosques naturales muy bonitos.

Giang Cao

from Belgium, August 2019

"Excellent yoga pour le surf, pas spiritual "

Excellent endroit (surprenante plage, beaucoup de visites possibles ..), petit dejeuner delicieux, tres joli et cosy demeure, excellente professeure de yoga tres bonne en techniques et poses, convivialite et amitiés, ambiance vraiment sympa!!!

Merel Hendriks

from Netherlands, August 2019

"Zeer relaxte dagen gehad"

Eleonor is een hele fijne instructrice, door haar waren de lessen voor iedereen toegankelijk ongeacht ervaring. De villa was erg fijn om te verblijven, zeer comfortabel.

Karen Le Mentec

from France, August 2019

Je ne me souviens plus du prénom de cette fabuleuse prof de yoga ! C’est une fée remplie de lumière céleste ✨✨✨

Ce stage avec elle m’a beaucoup apporté, tant sur le plan émotionnel que sur le plan physique.

Un grand merci 🧚🏾‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️♥️

Christian Lim

from France, August 2019

"Best Lodge Ever"

This Lodge is just Amazing !

The house were always clean and people inside were cool !

Eleonore the yoga teacher was lovely and Victor was just crazy !

It was a very good experience for me.


Lisa Marie Stein

from Germany, August 2019


Ich hatte einen tollen Aufenthalt in der Golden Waves Surf Lodge und kann es nur weiter empfehlen. Dass Personal war sehr nett, immer hilfsbereit und bemüht. Die Atmosphäre der Lodge ist wunderbar entspannt.Alles ist sehr sauber.

Man trifft auf nette Leute oder verbringt Zeit mit sich allein. In der Umgebung gibt es schöne, abgelegene Strände die man gut dem Bike erreichen kann. Möglichkeiten zum einkaufen etc gibt es auch, zu Fuß zu erreichen.


from Switzerland, August 2019

Die Yogalehrerin war einfach super!

Das Frühstück war sehr lecker.

Alle Angestellten sind sehr herzlich und hilfsbereit!

Es war einfach eine wunderschöne Zeit,mit so viel positiver Energie.


from Switzerland, August 2019

"Best place for a retreat destination"

The atmospherie


from Germany, July 2019

"Excellent teacher"

I really enjoyed my stay during the week there. During my stay I had daily contact with Eleonor, Pedro and Vitor. Eleonor was super friendly and the yoga classes were perfect, the breakfast was amazing, Pedro and Vitor were super friendly, kind and caring. All of them were behaving and demonstrating the aspects of a yoga retreat and we had a really great time together.

Maria Sancho

from Spain, July 2019


Todo, la gente, la limpieza, decoración, instructores

Audrey Deumer

from Belgium, July 2019

"Très chouette expérience "

Le logement est très sympa, tout le monde est très gentil que ce soit le patron Sergio très doux et calme mais toujours dans le coin pour répondre à nos besoins ou Pedro et César qui sont vraiment adorables ainsi que Elle la prof de yoga 😊et on fait de chouette rencontre avec les autres participants on peut choisir de faire des activités en commun ou pas c est comme on veut 😉 c était une bonne expérience différente de ce que je connais

Svandje Carstens

from Germany, June 2019

"Excellent "

Knowledge, kindness ,support ,

not-boring at all , fun and wise advice for living

Rebecca Meier

from Germany, June 2019

"Perfekte Erholung zwischen Städtetrips! "

Ich habe mich in der Golden Waves lodge von Anfang an sehr wohl gefühlt! Der Empfang war super freundlich, die Lodge ist traumhaft schön und die Nähe zum wunderschönen Strand perfekt!

Vivien Metelmann

from Germany, June 2019

"Only good vibes at this place :-)"

The owner Sergio is a great host and his crew makes you feel like you are home. The other guests were lovely, too. We all clicked and felt like a big international community.

The yoga teacher is amazing and really nice! My body has improved so much after 7 days.

The house and rooms are stylish and the interior furniture is new. Breakfast is healthy, diversified and delicious!

The beach is close and wonderful. You can take bikes to go there or you can walk. There are many other activities that you can do there. The crew will help you to arrange it.

I highly recommend this place to yoga lovers, surfers, backpackers and all the others who are looking for a great place to be ;-)

Marie B

from France, May 2019

"Mai 2019"

Super séjour pour décompresser en s'adaptant au lieu, calme et retiré... le soir vous sortez manger au bord de la plage, poissons frais, calamars et bons vins :=) soit vous faites vos courses et vous cuisinez sur place, Sergio a réalisé une magnifique décoration pour les deux maisons...Temps ensoleillé, par contre beaucoup de vent froid.

Vous êtes à 8 euros en taxi de Ovar pour prendre le train pour Porto qui lui, coûte 2 euros...

Obrigado Portugal, les gens sont super sympa et toute l'équipe sur place, Ele, Caesar, Pedro et Sergio bien sur...

mais méfiez-vous des chiens....

Els Schippers

from Belgium, May 2019

"Obrigafa 🙏"

De warme gezellige open sfeer, de vriendschap onder de gasten.

Het ongelofelijk lekker en uitgebreid ontbijt.

De intensieve en hartverwarmende yogalessen...

Gewoon een heerlijke “place to be”

Thank you Sergio, El, Cesar and Pedro 🙏😘🙏


from Switzerland, May 2019

"Really nice place with really nice people"

Sergio and his team take really good care of the house. In real it really looks like in the pictures. Additionally is the mixture of people who are into surf or yoga is great as everybody is relaxed and open.

Cecilia Ruiz De Lobera

from Spain, May 2019

"Increíble descubrimiento"

Este retiro no es el típico en el que estás encerrado practicando y sin salir. Me aloje en una habitacion amplisima con terraza y baño privado. Tiene bicis y la playa está a cinco minutos. Las sesiones de yoga de la mañana y la tarde permiten disfrutar el resto del tiempo de relax o excursiónes . La gente es de todas partes del mundo,encantadora. Y que decir de Sergio, Pedro y César? Estupendos,amables,facilitadores de todo. Un auténtico placer

Claudia Münzer

from Germany, April 2019

"❤️ it"

Loved the Stay, Nice and caring people at golden waves, great yoga classes (Elli is the best) and a fab surf lesson with vitor - I will come back for more surfing and yoga and fun!


from Switzerland, April 2019

Das Haus war wunderschön und gut gelegen. Das Frühstück war lecker und ich finde es toll, dass man die Fahrräder einfach nach Lust und Laune benutzen darf und diese im Preis inbegriffen sind wie auch der Abholservice! Das Yoga war toll! Ich mache schon 10 Jahre Yoga und Eli hat ein grosses Wissen und bringt es sehr gut rüber! Ich war über den Aufenthalt sehr positiv überrascht! Ich habe es schlechter erwartet. Auch hoffte ich mit meinen 37 nicht die Einzige zwischen 20-Jährigen zu sein... da hatte ich Glück... bunt gemischt von 22-60 😁

Maggie Leitner

from United States, September 2018

"Excellent Yoga sessions - great beach - lovely breakfast"

The yoga training with Francesca Lancia was excellent! She is very professional and takes care of different skill levels in class.

Furadouro has a wonderful beach ... great for long beach walks

The breakfast is really good with lots of different fruit, cereals, bread, ham & cheese, etc. and a nice porridge prepared by Pedro :-)


from United States, August 2018

Golden Waves ist sehr ruhig gelegen. Swimmingpool, Tennisanlage und ein Fitnessraum können genutzt werden. Zugstation, Strand und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind mit dem Fahrrad zu erreichen. Die Yoga- und Surfkurse werden von erfahrenen und geduldigen Lehrern unterrichtet. Insgesamt herrscht eine sehr positive Atmosphäre.

Lisa-maria Gerber

from Austria, August 2018

"Wir haben's genossen!"

Der Surf&Yoga Urlaub in der goldenwavessurflodge hat uns wirklich super gut gefallen! Die Atmosphäre ist sehr familiär und alle waren sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich! Das Haus war sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und von dort aus konnte man auch schnell mit dem Rad das Meer erreichen. Auch die Kurse waren immer top und haben viel Spaß gemacht, auch da sehr viel Rücksichtnahme und Geduld ;)

Also...viel Freundlichkeit...viel Spaß und auch Erholung...tolles Ambiente. Wir schaun gerne wieder mal vorbei! :)

Clara Gómez Cereceda

from Spain, July 2018

"amazing days!"

everything was so perfect! the breakfast was delicious and you could choose between a lot of options. The location was also perfect; It was just 10 minutes walking to the town and the beach and you could also get the bikes for free and go to visit some more virgin beaches. it was just like 20/30 minutes biking.

Sergio was so kind and always looking for us to have a good time. The yoga instructor Angie was really professional, kind and passionate.

I really recommend this yoga retreat to everyone!

Thank you very very much for everything

Beatriz Cacheda

from Egypt, July 2018

"Un buen lugar para disfrutar de unas vacaciones saludables "

Me gustó mucho mi habitación privada con baño en una vila separada. Me encontré muy a gusto y tranquila con mucho silencio. La gente se quejaba un poco del lugar compartido por sólo disponer de un baño por lo que recomiendo la opción de habitacion privada sin lugar a dudas. Las clases de yoga y el desayuno de lo mejor del retiro. El lugar ofrece muchas posibilidades y el alquiler de bicis gratuito te facilita el explorar e ir a la playa en tan solo 10 minutos. Me encantó conocer a gente de tantos lugares distintos y pase una estancia inolvidable con la gente que conocí en el retiro. Me gustó que es un lugar donde la gente va a relajarse y disfrutar y no de fiesta como en otros lugares. No probé el surf pero también se ofrece todos los días. La piscina también es fantástica. ¡Lo recomiendo enormemente!

Sophie Kroiss

from United States, July 2018

"I had an amazing time, very special atmosphere"

The overall atmosphere was wonderful, nice people, nice staff, a lot of freedom, the little garden was great to lie outside and relax,

Loved the yoga classes!

the surf-teacher is also excellent and full of positive energy.

Furadouro is a nice little village, it is calm, you can hear birds singing while doing yoga outside.

The map of the village with all the shops and places was very helpful,

the porridge for breakfast was great! (though I missed eggs...)

barbecue night was also a great idea.

Miriam Wilkening

from Germany, July 2018

"great time at this yoga and surf retreat"

The food and the yoga instructor were amazing! The surf teacher is also a lot of fun and I would come back

Carmen González

from Spain, July 2018

"Quise quedarme más "

La hospitalidad, el entorno, el desayuno, la combinación de yoga, playa, descanso y turismo

Jana Siemes

from United States, July 2018

"Had the best time!"

Everything. The place, the people, the food, the atmosphere, the classes. Everything was amazing! Angie is an incredible yoga teacher and surfing with Alex was the best! Make sure to join him at leas once!

I’ll definitely come back next year!

Margot Chenal

from France, July 2018

"A wonderful place if you want to disconnect with reality! "

The lodge is brand new, clean and the atmosphere is peaceful. You have everthing you need!

It is really easy to meet people and find some little space to chill!

The yoga studio is beautiful!

The staff is wonderful and really helpful!

I enjoyed everything! :)

I recommand it!

Christina Bergner

from Germany, June 2018

"Es gab nichts zu meckern!!"

Alles war wirklich super und noch besser als erwartet :Tolle Unterkunft,supernette Leute,toller Yogaunterricht,schöne Strände!!

Meine Freundin war zuvor krank und durfte keinen Sport machen und hat sogar das Geld für den Yogaunterricht,an dem sie deshalb nicht teilnehmen konnte,zurück bekommen!

Ich würde die GWSL uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen!!

Ein kleiner Mietwagen ist wegen der Rad abgelegenen Lage hilfreich und ab 40 Euro pro Woche in Portugal zu bekommen!

Florence Weil

from France, May 2018


Propreté, campagne, salle à manger, cuisine, matelas lodge, petit déjeuner

Delphine Carlens

from United States, May 2018

"Very nice stay & yoga retreat at a welcoming lodge"

- we enjoyed the great calm and comfortable double room with private bathroom in the "zen house" of the Golden Waves Lodge, that had a nice shared fully equipped kitchen

- great yoga lessons mornings (vinyasa) and evenings (yin) with Karen, who has very good teaching skills (particularly for me, a beginner)

- great breakfasts that can be enjoyed inside or outside in the sun

- really good to have bikes at your disposal for free to discover Furadouro, Ovar, the pine forest, other beaches or Aveiro, as well as to go to shop for some food

- very nice and responsive owners and staff

- beautiful landscapes and scenery in all Aveiro district: ocean, lagoons, forests, beaches, small towns, and of course Porto; and wonderful food, in particular if you like fish (but not always easy to find the more "authentic" restaurants)

Amandine Maitrias

from Réunion, May 2018

"Un magnifique moment"

Les hôtes extraordinaires

La professeur de yoga rayonnante et magnifique

Le lieu dédié au bien-être et au partage.

Les professeurs de surf, patients, compétents et attentifs.

Bref, TOUT.

Xiao Lu

from United States, May 2018

"Amazing holidays! Wonderful lodge,friendly and helpful team "

I had a fantastic week at Golden Waves Surf Lodge!

The staff makes you feel good immediately, they are very friendly, helpful, cheerful and relaxed. By this time, most of the staff and guests are foreigners, it is a good place to practice English and meet nice people from all over the world.

The lodge is very cosy, peaceful, modern and clean, with comfortable beds. It is close to the city center, beach and other local places (not only supermarkets, there are Ovar, Aveiro...).

I enjoyed the breakfast with freshly made porridge and fruits salad, and the other options.

Karin is a kind and smiling teacher who pays attention to your needs at every class. She is open minded and gave us an outdoor class :) Her vinyasa slow pace style allows you to work on your core and have a daily practice over a week.

I tried out surf and stand-up paddle with kind and funny staff.

On Saturday, we had a very good and tasty take away dinner that Sergio and others nicely arranged for all the guests.

Overall, I had such an excellent stay, the atmosphere at the lodge is great, I enjoyed myself and I was sad to leave! I highly recommend it.