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8 Days Rejuvenating Fluidity Eco Yoga Holiday at the Virgin Beach Paradise in Porto, Portugal

Golden Waves Surf Lodge, Rua Cidade de Elizabeth 253, 3880 296 Furadouro Ovar , Portugal

Yoga Holiday Portugal

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Portugal.

Are you searching and longing for that special place where time goes slow and you discover a new natural flow within yourself? Where nature indulges you, people are smiling, and the food is simply delicious? A place where you can link again body and mind? Don't look any further. Stay with Golden Waves Surf and Yoga Lodge for one week in their high comfort resort by virgin blue flag beaches in the authentic north of Portugal!

Meet the instructors

Eleonor
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Highlights

  • 14 yoga sessions including material
  • 1 5-star dinner all inclusive in famous restaurant Oxala
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • Pick-up from local train station Ovar
  • Drinking water and teas daily
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Finnish, Portuguese
The maximum participants in the group is 18
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$65 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

The three modern villas of the resort stand out with a calm and exotic design inside and outside. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf and Yoga 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 the plasma TV, 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 your yoga sessions in the tasteful yoga studio. Have a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and share a tennis or football match on the court.

You can choose between cozy six-bed dorms, a premium four-bed dorm, single suites, romantic double rooms, or spacious family suites all with garden views. All rooms have private bathrooms with amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of yoga 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 allows you 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 five-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals and international dishes.

Program

Zen

Embraced by the tranquility of the Zen garden, surrounded by lush pine trees. While the birds sing and the hammocks swing in the ocean breeze, you sink deeper into energetic and mindful positions. Enjoy your daily practice of holistic breathing and flexibility.

International yoga instructor Eleonor Saarinen with daily two yoga sessions. The inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean is linked with her magical yoga style. Daily Vinyasa session in the mornings and Yin in the evenings.Around 80 min.

The Golden Waves Resort offers a holistic yoga experience. Nestled between endless beaches, the Nature Park of Maceda Pine Forest and the preserved Lagoon Ria de Aveiro, you will be embraced by nature and ocean.

You will enjoy this unique experience including 14 yoga sessions with internationally known instructors. They will challenge you in their Vinyasa rise and shine morning sessions at 8 a.m. and soothe your body in their restorative Yin relax and recover practices before sunset at 6 p.m. Each session is 80 minutes.

The time between yoga can be filled with additional surf classes, guided stand up paddling tours, ocean walks on kilometers of empty wild beaches, bike riding on Portugal's best bike trail network, professional deep tissue massages, exploring a huge treasure of culture, enjoying delicious Portuguese food, or simply sunbathing at the outdoor pool area sunbeds, shower, and restroom.

If you would like to maintain your fitness routine, you can have a tennis or football match on the home court.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 Vinyasa yoga
  • 09.30 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 Free time to explore the beach or pool, enjoy the sun, discover cultural treasures in our surrounding, catch the bikes and spot flamingos in the lagoon, book a massage, try out stand up paddling or surfing
  • 18.00 Restorative Yin yoga
  • 20:30 Evening activities

Instructors

Eleonor Saarinen

Retreat location

Your Fluidity Yoga 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, there will be 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. Cozy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crèpe stands, as well as a sparkling nightlife; it is all just a stone’s throw away walking or by bike from the resort.

Virgin beaches

Just south of Porto lies Furadouro, a small seaside village with kilometers of virgin beaches and one of Portugal’s most secret destinations. You will dive into a world of yoga, fluidity, fresh salty air, and Portuguese tranquility. Balance body and mind and live a slow life.

Unique features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court

General

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Library
  • Local market

Food

Culinary experience

Wake up your senses with a healthy and splendid generous breakfast buffet. There is a fully equipped and ready to use the common kitchen for your self-catering.

Breakfast buffet

Healthy and rich, 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, vegan raspberry oat porridge, bio yogurts, still warm pastry from the bakery with all kind of sweet spread, rice bread, whole grain bread, local cheese, ham, and eggs. There are also fruit juices, fruit infused water, coffee, cappuccino, tea selections, and soy milk; all served up with a smile.

Five-star dinner (Portuguese cuisine)

Freshest local ingredients and seafood from Atlantic waters make the world’s best dishes. Eating out is always a culinary highlight and the host will share the best kept secret with you and invite you every Friday night for an all inclusive five-star dinner at famous restaurant Oxala.

Oxalá

Oxalá is an excellent and famous restaurant in the Porto area with views on the Marina, known for its fresh grilled fish dishes, generous barbecue meat portions, and grilled vegetables. Try out the included wine selection from the private wine cellar and enjoy its highly professional staff. The first welcome tapas in the lobby are impressive. Taste Iberian hams, sausages, cheeses, olive oils, nuts, pastries, and sparkling wine while being entertained by a magic show.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Cultural treasures

Here in the north of Portugal, you will still find hidden and secret places for sightseeing. Away from tourist crowds and with authentic people. Return with forever travel memories. Start from the lodge to your personal Portuguese culture journey. All recommended spots are easily reachable by train, car, or bike.

Porto

Porto is a Unesco World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination. You can avoid the traffic and parking troubles by taking off to your city adventure from the lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the city center, where nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.

Aveiro

Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in the region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses, and try ovos moles. Don’t leave without having experienced this special place.

Ovar

One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous Carnaval. Just behind the lodge.

Furadouro

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. Cozy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors, and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Ria De Aveiro

In the province of 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.

Churches Of Válega and Cortegaça

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.

Santa Maria Da Feira

Historical medieval town hosting one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. A visit inside the stone walls and the fantastic views are worth it all year around. Every year in August, streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters, and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.

Stand up paddle (50 EUR)

Enjoy a day out on flat waters and paddle through the Nature Reserve, the Lagoon of Aveiro. The tide will help you to move forward with less effort while you can spot flamingos and other animals in the wild. SUP is easy and allows you to enjoy the water in a different way.

Surf lessons (40 EUR)

Join the surf classes in the morning and experience the ocean in a safe way. Golden Waves Surf Lodge surf teachers are all certified and your best buddies in the water. They have pristine blue flag beaches just in front of the house, so don't miss this opportunity!

Massage (50 EUR per hour)

Professional deep tissue massage treatments.

What's included

  • 14 yoga sessions included material
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 daily breakfast buffet
  • 1 5-star dinner all inclusive in famous restaurant Oxala
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • Access to swimming pool and sports area
  • Mountain bikes
  • Pick-up from local train station Ovar
  • Drinking water and teas
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Transfer to the resort if not from Ovar train station

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Easy and economic public transfer (5 EUR) or private airport transfer (60 EUR) is available upon request. Alternatively, if you arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) a train ride of 2 hours will takes you to the venue.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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