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8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • Beco do Leste A, 55 8600-140 Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal


Yoga and Surf Retreat Portugal

Jho'la Surf Camps in Vila da Luz, Lagos, provides a top customized service for surfing and experiencing yoga. The retreat program gives you the possibility of discovering the Portuguese way of life just by getting into the plenitude and calm of surfing and yoga, to relax and enjoy nature.


  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 3 to 4 hours of coaching
  • 5 days of surf classes in west or south coast
  • Transport to the beach and back
  • 2 night transfers into Lagos
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Surfboard and wetsuit
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The villa has two floors and allows a maximum occupation of eight people. In the downstairs, there are three bedrooms; two of them with a bunk bed, and two bathrooms. There is also a toilet upstairs and also free Wi-Fi in all the house and cable-TV in the spacious living room. Outside, there are several balconies with hammocks and puffs where you can relax after a surfing day, or just chill out with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine.

The surf camp is located in Vila da Luz right next to the city of Lagos in the Algarve. Everything is within walking distance, two minutes to the beach, two minutes to the nearest bars and restaurants and five minutes to the supermarket and pharmacy.

Nearby places

  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 50 minutes
  • Lagos or Alvor - 10 minutes
  • Lisbon, 300 kilometers
  • Seville, 300 kilometers
  • 2 nights transfers into Lagos
  • 3 to 4 hours of coaching
  • 5 days of surf classes in west or south coast
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 90 minutes of 5 yoga sessions
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunch snack-pack, and 5 dinners
  • Surfboard and wetsuit
  • Transport to the beach and back

In general, the retreat will start before breakfast , with a ninety minutes yoga session. After breakfast, you and your surf instructors will leave and drive to the best beach for the prevailing conditions (waves, the wind, and any other conditions) for three to four hours of surf coaching plus extra time on the beach, and you will be brought back to the camp in the afternoon or evening.

Surf classes

The courses are meant for two specific publics:

  • For people that never had a surfing lesson or just had a short experience in surfing so far - beginners level
  • For intermediate level surfers that already have the basic knowledge of surfing and are looking forward to improving skills in paddling out, choosing or catching waves by themselves and develop the basic maneuvers such as trimming, cut-back, and floaters.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Faro Airport (FAO). From Faro, you can either take the train or the bus to Lagos and then take the local bus to Luz for about ten minutes driving. If you prefer, you can also ask Jho'la Surf Camp for the airport transfers which, however, take an extra charge. It will take about an hour drive away from Faro Airport to Luz.

Apart from Faro, you can get cheap flights to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) and Seville Airport (SVQ), both of which are approximately 300 kilometers away.

Group size

This retreat requires a minimum number of 3 participants and it might be cancelled should it not reach this number.

What to bring

Beach towels.

Medical information

Jho'La Surf Camp would appreciate that you inform them about any restrictions due to health conditions that you may have.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Jho'La Surf Camp, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Francisco Pires

    Francisco started surfing when he was 16 years old and has a long and deep connection to the sea. He graduated in marine biology and is a certified surf instructor by ASI - Academy for Surfing Instructors. He has worked for Future Surfing School in Portimão, Algarve.

  • Maria Kira

    Having a degree in marine biology, Maria, has a deep connection with the ocean. Maria comes to offer you here at the surf camp, are yoga classes and massage sessions. She will be offering deep tissue and myofascial release massage sessions. She also offer insight into your body, anatomy, posture correction, breathing awareness, offering a blend of Vinyasa (flow) and static postures, to go deep into your practice, or to discover a new one.

  • Airport transfers to the camp
  • Excursions outside the camp
  • Massages
  • Vegan and gluten-free diet meals

Daily breakfast, five lunch snack-pack, and five dinners are included in the price. For the food, Jho'la Surf Camp provides traditional Portuguese delicacies for the best dining experience in Portugal. Jho'la Surf Camp will also provide a vegan and gluten-free or vegetarian diet possible for a little extra charge. Please be sure to tell it in advance if you have any food allergies or intolerances.

Jho'la Surf Camp can arrange a deep tissue treatment and myofascial release massage sessions during your sightseeing hours at an extra cost.

In your spare time, you can always feel free to enjoy the day after doing yoga and surfing on the balcony with hammocks while relaxing yourself with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine or simply swimming and having a walk on the nearest beach.

  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • CafĂ© nearby
  • Hammock
  • Pharmacy nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Supermarket nearby
  • Board rental
  • Convenience nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet
For information about the booking conditions, please send Jho'La Surf Camp an inquiry.
  • Review by Vasco Guia de Abreu from Portugal
    8 out of 10

    "TOP! The best place to stay in Praia da Luz!"

    Jho'la Surf Camp Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Nuno Lopes de Paula from Lisbon, Portugal
    8 out of 10

    "I have been there five days, and I have to say you must try it. The surf camp is located only five miles driving from Lagos, a city with plenty of history, traditional restaurants, and some nightlife. Learn to surf and discover the Algarve waves from the Levante. Francisco is very helpful and the house is cozy. It feels like home there! Thanks for the nice time! I'm sure I'll come back!"

    Jho'la Surf Camp Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Bo Do from Germany
    8 out of 10

    "Staying five days in the house of Francisco were wonderful. The apartments are built very colorful and individually an already submit a surf feeling and the atmosphere in the house created by Francisco and all the people traveling along from everywhere - bringing and sharing a lot of funny and interesting stories. "

    "The food is very good and a mix of Portuguese and other good chosen menus. It is prepared from well-chosen ingredients like the fruits from Portuguese places nearby."

    "I will appreciate coming back once with a hand full of friends. Thankful that there is such a place! Oliver"

    Jho'la Surf Camp Facebook page, edited

Lagos, Portugal

Jho'la Surf Camp is a place where you can learn how to surf while enjoying Portuguese lifestyle.

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from US$561

8 days / 7 nights

Season information
Low season
  • November 1 - June 30
High season
  • July 1 - October 30



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