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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Portugal.
Just south of Porto lies Furadouro, a small seaside village with kilometers of virgin beaches, and is one of Portugal’s most secret surf 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.
Embraced by the tranquility of our Zen garden, surrounded by lush pine trees. While the birds sing and the hammocks swing in the ocean breeze, we sink deeper into energetic and mindful positions. Enjoy your daily practice of mindfulness, holistic breathing, and flexibility.
Let yourself melt in blissful relaxation and feel rejuvenated. We connected with internationally well-known yoga instructors. Our inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean is now linked with their magic yoga style.
The Villa will be your high comfort home during your Retreat and has a uniquely elegant design inside and outside. We created an interior design that is absolutely perfect for the house and the people sharing good times together. If you are on holidays together with your beloved ones we offer exclusive private double rooms or family suites.
If you are looking for a shared experience and a single traveler, we provide private single suites and a high comfort shared bedroom. For a more intimate stay, we offer private single suites.
Wake up your senses with a healthy and splendid generous breakfast buffet in the mornings. There is a fully equipped and ready to use the common kitchen for your self-catering. A lot of space, enough for everybody to share some classic cooking sessions together. Discover a unique cultural treasure.
Here in the North of Portugal, you will still find hidden and secret places for sightseeing. Away from tourist crowds and with authentic people. Of course, we will share our favorite gems with you. Return with forever travel memories.
The modern villa stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf Lodge used the warmest organic material in their craftsmanship which is raw wood. Sustainability never looked better. The lounge area with a king size sofa in front of the fireplace and 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 our tasteful Yoga Lounge or in the garden while the sun warms up your body. Have a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, maintain your fitness routine in the Health Club, share a tennis or football match on our court.
You can choose between a cozy 6 BED DORM, A PREMIUM 4 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 allow to create individual ambiance however you feel like. Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal safes for each guest. Your room will be soundproof and have central heating and blackout curtains.
Guests can use the common kitchen area to prepare their own meals, as well as the outdoor barbecue facilities. Several local restaurants are available within a 5-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals and international dishes.
Are you searching for that special longing 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 us for one week in our high comfort lodge by virgin blue flag beaches in the authentic north of Portugal.
Embrace the tranquility of our Zen garden, enjoy your daily practice of flexibility, mindfulness, and deeper breathing. Start a healthy lifestyle in tune with the ocean. The best international teachers will help you on your journey on the mat and to a better you.
You will enjoy this unique experience including 12 Yoga Sessions with the internationally known Instructors. They will challenge you in their "Vinyasa rise and shine morning sessions" and sooth your body in their "restorative Yin relax and recover practices" before sunset. ( Mon-Sat, 8 am and 6 pm)
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 massages, a huge treasure of culture to explore, enjoy delicious Portuguese food or simply sunbathing at the outdoor pool area with a refreshment kiosk, sun beds, shower, and restrooms.
If you would like to maintain your fitness routine, you can have a tennis or football match on the home court or train in our new fitness center with suspension training and weights.
Eleonor Saarinen from Finland is a positive, enthusiastic and fun soul. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries. As an experienced Yoga instructor, Dancer and Personal Trainer she helps her students to cultivate pure body awareness. Eleonor is registered with Yoga Alliance International and Qualification awarded in Theatre and Contemporary Dance. You can expect an outstanding connection between body and mind in her classes.
Sergio is the founder of the Golden Waves Surf Lodge, your host and surf instructor during your holidays. He realized his vision with this project, to combine surf and yoga lifestyle with sustainable tourism and creativity. Because he grew up in Porto and by the coast, Sergio knows and loves the Ocean, Culture, and environment inside out. As a very talented surfer and traveller around the world since 12 years, he is constantly on the search for challenging waves. When getting barreled, he is the happiest person on earth. Sergio will open up his home for you.
Pedro came to our Lodge as a guest and because of his love for Portugal, the Ocean and the tranquil lifestyle here. He fell in love with our place and decided to become a part of the Golden Waves family. He will be there for you, helping you out with whatever you need during your stay. He loves to chat about philosophy and the world, so don't miss sharing a good glass of redwine with him;-)
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 we have comfortable temperatures, 300 days of sunshine and pure Atlantic Ocean air.
Furadouro has a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Not to mention the grilled fish plates, that arrived in the morning and were just caught from the local fishermen in the sea. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crèpe stands as well as a sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.
A healthy and rich breakfast buffet made with love is included and served outside on the sunny terrace or inside the cozy lounge area. The breakfast consists of fresh local and tropical fruit, a variety of cereals, porridge, still warm bread from the bakery with all kind of sweet spread, rice bread, whole grain bread, local cheese and ham. Fruit juices, fruit infused water, coffee, cappuccino, tea selections, and milk dairies are also available as well as little surprises every day. All served up with a smile!
Use the fully equipped kitchen for your self-catering.
Start from the Lodge to your personal Portuguese culture journey. All recommended spots are easily reachable by train, car or bike.
Unesco World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination. And great news! Avoid the traffic and parking troubles, just take off to your city adventure from the Lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the City Center. Nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.
Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in our region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses and try ovos moles. Don’t leave us without having experienced this special place.
One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous Carnaval. Just behind the Lodge!
Furadouro is a lively seaside village with a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Cozy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors, and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.
In the Province Ovar everything lives around these 47 kilometers of water parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to Flamingos and heaps of rare birds species.
True masterpieces of tile painting art and one of the most impressive churches in Portugal. At sunset they are particularly beautiful, bathed in sunlight. Golden temples that shine in fantastic multi colors, framed by majestic palm trees.
Historical medieval town hosting one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. A visit inside the stone walls and the fantastic views are worth all year around. Every year in August streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters, and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.
Enjoy a day out on flat waters and paddle through the Nature Reserve, the Lagoon of Aveiro. The tide will help us to move forward with less effort while we can spot flamingos and other animals in the wild. SUP is easy and allows you to enjoy the water in a different way. Stand Up Paddle Tour (50 EUR, 3 hours)
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!
Professional massage treatments (50 EUR per hour).
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Transfer available for additional US$66 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer is 60 EUR for a maximum of 3 persons. Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).
From Porto Airport (OPO), take metro E direction Estado do Dragão and get off at Campanhã. Change terminal to take train direction Aveiro / Ovar then get off at Ovar. Free pick up.
Take a taxi to arrive at Gare do Oriente. After that, take a fast train to Ovar in two and a half hours (hourly connection, 23 EUR one way)
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