Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat is located in the Ericeira's World Surfing Reserve. They offer surf camps and powerful yoga retreats in various accommodations.

Yoga Retreats (6)

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Instructors (7)

Dorotea Zafferani

Francesca Botta

Christine Mack

Carlotta Demaria

Federico Zanchetta

Miguel Fortes

Michel Amaro

Reviews (189)

Tracy Pritchett

from United Kingdom, October 2019

"WOW! WOW ! WOW !"


From the moment I met the owners and staff at Moka , I relaxed and felt at home. The rooms are spacious and exceptionally clean. The communal kitchen has everything you could need. There are so many different areas to chill out and relax, form hammocks to sofas to deck chairs.The group meals cooked by the chef are fabulous, filling and tasty.And breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.I tried Yoga for the first time and loved it. The yurt where it is performed is incredible. I had surf lessons with Marco who was outstanding and his smile brightened every morning . I cannot express the love I have for this place and the people I met there. I will be returning again next year.


from United Kingdom, October 2019

"A very positive experience"

We loved the yoga, the delicious breakfast and evening meals, the massage, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the hammocks, the yurt, the nearby beach, the friendly staff, the bikes and the location.


from France, October 2019

"4 days yoga retreat"

The wonderfull place, the delicious food, the sympathy of all the owners, teachers and volunteers

Julia Mauersberger

from Germany, September 2019


I had a such a great Yoga retreat at Moka! Yoga with Dorotea is excellent, the people working in Moka are super nice, there is a great atmosphere and a very special vibe. After only 5 days it felt like a family and at home! The dinners make it really easy to connect to other guests and the place itself too. The common kitchen is well equipped and for some space and time alone you have nice hammocks or the garden.

Grete Bremar

from Norway, August 2019

So professional, so polite and in the same way relaxt


from Denmark, July 2019

"Very nice stay, but also a bit ‘hostel’-like"

A very nice place, with very nice people, both the ones in staff and the other guests. The staff are very helpful and flexible.

A nice atmosphere with good opportunities for making your own food and relaxing. There are many other activities you can easily book, if you would like to do other stuff than yoga/surf, and at a reasonable price.

10 min. to the beach by car, and wonderful beaches for surfing.


from Spain, July 2019

"More Surf House than Yoga Retreat"

The volunteers and yoga instructors at Moka were very friendly. The breakfast buffet was also very good. The dinners were tasty, but the portions were small. The additional optional activities (operated by third-party companies) were fun!

Jo Steel

from United Kingdom, June 2019


Everything! Perfect mix of chill, activity, friendly with space and sociable and homely when you want - I'll be back! Thank you x

Meabh Corcoran

from Ireland, June 2019

"Fantastic Trip"

The entire atmosphere was so relaxing and friendly. The food was lovely and the classes were a good mix of yoga styles and allowed you to improve and enjoy your practice. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday.

Amber Filkins

from United States, June 2019

"Relaxing, beautiful retreat"

The entire experience was beautiful, relaxing, and well worth the stay. I would happily recommend this to anyone looking to do a yoga retreat, and hoping to find a serene location to ground yourself mentally and physically. Great find! Will do again if the opportunity arises.


from United Kingdom, May 2019

"6 days of utter bliss"

This was my first yoga retreat and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I hadn't been doing much yoga for a few months before going away, so was looking forward to getting stuck into my practice once again, and this retreat really allowed me to do that.

Moka is fairly small, around 20 people doing a mix of yoga and surf and because of that you get to know people pretty quickly. Like me, a lot of people were solo travellers and this didn't matter at all - everyone was really friendly.

I was in a 4 person shared room which was basic, but fine. I only spent time sleeping in there. The rest of the villa is lovely - a big shared kitchen space with a TV (we had lovely evening meals and a group Game of Thrones finale viewing which was fun) and loads of outdoor areas to chill out either in a hammock or deck chair. The yurt to do yoga in was a great space, with a beautiful view over the sea.

The teaching was brilliant - a real mix of styles and accessible for all levels (though I think if you were a total beginner you may struggle a little). Neither Dorotea or Christine took themselves too seriously, which I think is important. Moka is about chilling and having a good time. It's not a detox. You can have a drink in the evening and nobody will mind. Talking to people, I think this is what really appealed.

The nearby town of Ericera is cute and they offer a shuttle which is helpful. The nearby beach is lovely and quiet with a nice cafe on the top of the cliff.


from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Friendly place, excellent yoga tuition"

Free transfers to and from Ericeira made travel easy. Staff and other guests friendly and welcoming. Amazing location. The yoga sessions were excellent and I feel totally relaxed after my stay and inspired to practice yoga daily. The hammocks were great for relaxing. The included meals were very good and an excellent opportunity to chat to the other people staying.

The massage was a nice treat

Shared room, kitchen and toilets very clean

Amanda Rogers

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Sanctuary "

Amazing yoga classes, beautiful surroundings and the staff were wonderful from start to finish

Marika Przybyl

from Slovenia, August 2018

"Relaxing and energizing yoga retreat"

Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat is above and beyond! The place has stunning, big yurt in which yoga classes and meditations are held, there's also lovely, spacious garden with hammocks to chill in. Rooms are very simple but at the same time tidy and sufficient. Most importantly the yoga teacher (Dorotea) is really fantastic, she has lots of good energy and patience which is quite important for the beginners like me. There's also incredible massage included in the pack which was probably the best experience of this kind that I've ever had. Breakfasts are modest but filling and delicious vegan dinners are just another big advantages. All the people who work in the house are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who searches for peace, wants to develop their yoga skills and meet some great people from all around the world!

Cassandra Lewis

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Such a warm and welcoming place!"

Moka Surfhouse is a hidden gem. It seems to attract kind hearted and welcoming people, and the staff are unbelievably friendly and supportive. A good mix of solo travellers, couples and groups of friends. Dorotea is a fantastic yoga instructor who manages to cater for beginners and advanced people in the same class with ease. Everyone who surfed commented on having excellent teaching in smaller groups (good teacher:student ratio) which helped to improve their skills. The local grocery store is minutes away and the bus into town is simple. Visit Ericeira for some wonderful grilled fish and drinks! Could not recommend this place enough!

Pippa Jackson

from United Kingdom, July 2018

"Beautiful yoga and surf hostel. Very sociable"

Beautiful yoga shala. Well organised and set up hostel with free daily transfers into town and loads of activities on offer. Loved the hammocks in amongst the vines outside the shala.

Caroline Zalcman

from Denmark, July 2018

"A nice place with a nice atmosphere"

The atmosphere at the Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat was really good and it was a really nice place both to relax, to meet a lot of nice people from all over the world and to do a lot of yoga with an excellent yoga instruktor. I would say that this is a very nice place to go for a yoga retreat vacation.

William Turner

from Croatia, July 2018

"Short stay, very happy"

Loved the vibe and the hosts. The yoga venue was a stand out part of the stay.

Sarah Long

from Netherlands, July 2018

"A beautiful place with beautiful people!"

Such an amazing experience, every thing was so relaxed and peaceful. A perfect place to take a break! Dorotea is an amazing teacher and was great at catering to the different levels of everyone in class. The yurt is just so beautiful, I never wanted to leave class.

Thank you so much!

Claudia Fortier

from Canada, July 2018

"Just what I needed"

The hosts are extremely helpful and kind. There is always someone available to answer any question you may have. Everyone is friendly and althought I was travelling alone, I never felt left out. Also, the yoga is perfect! Dynamic in the morning and relaxing in the evening, I was delighted!

Julie Settle

from United Kingdom, June 2018

"Great Yurt Yoga "

Loved the Yoga in the Yurt … Very light and airy ...loved the variety of Yoga sessions ..Rocket, Yin etc, Also the massage was fantastic

Katia Lucas

from France, August 2020

Le lieu, la villa, la yourte pour les cours de yoga avec 2 excellentes profs !

Saskia Saelens

from Belgium, July 2019

"Wat een service!"

Reeds v voor mijn vertrek werd ik via Whatsapp gecontacteerd om mijn aankomst en verblijf zo goed mogelijk te regelen. Ook tijdens het verblijf was er een perfecte service.

De yogalessen waren uitstekend! De massage eveneens fantastisch!!

Sterk enthousiast team.

Marjorie Freu

from France, May 2019

"A nice retreat for fun, chilling and yoga ofcourse "

The staff is really nice and friendly. The yoga is great, dorotea proposed a more intense yoga, perfect to improve your knowledge and your strength. Christine have a more spiritual approach, guiding you on the effect of the practice.


from Germany, November 2018

"Thank you MOKA-family!"

Intense days in a great atmosphere in a beautiful place with nice people and wonderful yoga classes in the Mongolian yurt. Thank you!

Katrin Pfirrmann

from Mexico, November 2018

"Had a wonderful and relaxed week"

Very positive and authentic atmosphere. Extremely friendly owner and staff. Everything was so lovely and well prepared. It felt like very welcome and relaxed right from the first day.

Thank you for making my days so great, Moka!


from United States, September 2018

"6 Tage Wohlfühlurlaub"

Sehr nette Leute kennengelernt, es war unkompliziert, wir haben viel gelacht! Yoga mit Dorotea war sehr gut


from Spain, August 2018

"Mejor imposible"

Absolutamente todo

Anne De Middelaer

from United States, June 2018

"Super verblijf"

geweldige week gehad in het Moka house.

Super vriendelijke uitbaters, een geweldig mooie omgeving en fatastische yoga.

Thank you so much.

La Tique Bou

from France, April 2018

"Perfect first yoga experience "

The yoga classes with the introduction of the various styles and a professional conscientious teacher Dorothea. Namaste

The general free and peaceful atmosphere, the place is great, the interns very nice, the massage wonderful, the hammocks, the beach not too far, the really nice encounters with the other guests...almost perfection..;))) thank you all for your lovely and happy faces. I surely want to come back!

Dominique De Cooman

from Belgium, November 2020

"The retreat I needed before the winter"

The atmosphere at Moka is the best. Great people, great guests. Great food. Great yoga & surf lessons. The silence at night. Just what a I needed.

Diede Kuiper

from Netherlands, October 2020

"Absolutely awesome!"

This was just one of the best holidays I've ever had! The combination of yoga and surfing is great. The staff in Moka is super friendly. I felt so at peace. And the food was so insanely delicious, they should make a Moka cookbook!

Henrike Herr

from Spain, October 2020

"Beautiful little retreat"

Super chilled, everyone is so friendly and happy, very helpful and to top it off there is delicious food.

Super cozy space and a great yoga shala!

Mark Jones

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"My First time Yoga retreat"

The owner are relaxed and provide excellent service.

All the instructors are fab

the massarge was the best I have ever had

Steve Bovill

from United Kingdom, September 2020

"Perfect mix of surf and yoga"

Excellent tuition from the Ericeira Surf School (Tariq was a great teacher) and the yoga and food was first class.

alicja rowinska

from Belgium, September 2020

"Great experience"

Everything was perfectly organized. The Moka House, the location and all the people making it happen were wonderful. Beyond expectations and I highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend good quality time.

Samuel Lea-wilson

from United Kingdom, September 2020

"Amazing! "

Moka was amazing! Good value for money, great food, really good yoga, wonderful people, a good location, and nice guests. What more can you want?

Julie Frédérickx

from Belgium, September 2020

"A peaceful oasis "

Everything was simply perfect from the yoga classes, the room to the food but most of whole the owners and people working there are just joy and happiness and would do anything to help you and make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The atmosphere simply breaths kindness and joy. It was my first yoga retreat and I would definitely recommend to go to Moka to anyone who wants to try the experience

Mia Lagaisse

from Belgium, August 2020

"perfect getaway"

It was the perfect getaway. I went there for 1 week of yoga and had a private room. They were very welcoming, they even thought about contacting me the day before I arrived to check. On arrival, they did the required corona tests. They followed the guidelines as needed. The food was excellent. They even managed to give me an alternative every time, because I am allergic to some things. Even though we couldn't use the kitchen due to corona, they were always helpful if you needed something. The rooms are very cosy as well. If you need information for hikes, biking, etc etc in the neighbourhood, they are also always ready to help you with tips. And the yoga classes are heavenly. I really liked Dorotea her classes, as well as the others!

So, I can really recommend this stay (that much that I am considering to come back actually :-))


from Spain, August 2020

"Amazing energy!"

Such a peaceful place with like minded people. Everything was really cared for, the food is fantastic and the whole place has a really positive vibe.

Beata Zielinska

from Ireland, July 2020

"Amazing knowladge and experiance"

I must say, that it was place for me! Moka and all staff is amazing! Location is perfect, no tourist, quite, close to everywhere. Great spot for walks, runs, cycling. Same time amazing place to relax and mindset😁 Thank you for Everything!

Alfie Gatehouse

from United States, July 2020

"Peaceful Retreat"

We loved the family feel of this retreat. Furio and Francesca, and their respective partners, were a constant presence and always had time to chat about their passions- either the best surf spots or yoga. The local chef making healthy and delicious food. The amazing and calming yoga teacher and the Volunteers who were so kind, willing to help and made yummy cakes for breakfast.

The setting was very nice, about 1km away from the beach but very tranquil with lots of communal areas to chill out in. Also, there were some nice restaurants and bars within walking distance. The surf instructors were also very helpful and I definitely think I improved my surfing (and I’ve been surfing for 3 years). The skate ramp was also a welcome surprise.

Tiziano Proietti

from Switzerland, December 2019

"Commento Tiziano"

Everything was perfect

Nathalie De Haan

from Netherlands, November 2019

"one of my most relaxing holiday!!"

I loved that the people of the accomodation were really looking after you. all in best interest. The location was awesome and i slept like a rose at night.

Anna-marie Clarke

from United Kingdom, November 2019

"Perfect place to switch off completely"

The staff were lovely, nothing was too much trouble. They offer advice and constant checking if you are okay. The accommodation is adequate and homely. The yoga is exceptional and really pushed me to improve my practice. I highly recommend this retreat centre and Surfcamp. Thank you for a seamless stay. Anna-Marie

Chloé Brach

from France, October 2019

"Everything was perfect !"

The surf teachers and the yoga teachers, were very nice and gave really good tips.

The moka house is confortable, clean and lovely. Deco is very nice.

The italian food cooked at the moka are just delicious !!

We spent an amazing week. :)

We hightly recommend the moka house.

Lorena Leone

from Portugal, October 2019

Best breakfast ever!

I also had my best yoga class here, on my first day arrival (23th at 6pm.. I don't remember the teacher's name)

Wonderful hostel structure, mainly the yoga tent!

Debbie Hammill

from United Kingdom, October 2019

"Absolutely fabulous"

Tranquil environment, very friendly and attentive staff. Great location and everything you need for a superb stay. Breakfast was wonderful - freshly made and lots to choose from. Lots of activities on offer or you can choose to relax. Yoga classes were great. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning again in the future.

Nadine Wagner

from Germany, September 2019

"Missing Moka! "

Had the most amazing time at Moka house! Yoga & Surfing as well as the people I met there (staff, teachers, guests) were incredible! Can‘t think of anything that would have made my stay better and was soo sad to leave. Thanks for everything, I‘ll be back as soon as possible!

Clémentine Arquilliere

from France, September 2019

"Enriching and relaxing experience"

The atmosphere at the Moka surfhouse is very welcoming and relaxing, quality surf and yoga teachers, the breakfast and dinners were composed of fresh and tasty products.

Everything has been thought to make the guests fell like at home.


from United States, September 2019

"Awesome retreat "

The facilities and staff were great and the food was amazing. The instructors for both surfing and yoga were excellent at giving instructions. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable experience!

Ola Considine

from Ireland, September 2019

"Magical place and amazing people"

Absolutely everything! The place is very clean and has everything you need. All staff was super friendly and helpful. The place itself is simply magical. Yoga teachers were great and I've definitely improved my yoga skills on this retreat. Food was absolutely amazing all freshly prepared and so tasty. I could not recommend this place enough and will definitely come back there.


from Poland, September 2019

"Rebirth within a week"

Unforgettably energizing retreat!

Honestly? I liked everything. The place, the people ( yoga teacher, owners, guests), the vibe, the organisation of the day, Organic surf school ( first green waves!), horse riding in the countryside with Antonio ( mesmerizing vineyards), yoga classes, food etc.


from United Kingdom, September 2019

"Fantastic week doing yoga and surfing"

Great experience overall - instructors were fantastic and I loved doing all the different yoga styles.


from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Amazing experience!"

I cannot praise this retreat enough. The owners and all staff were lovely and extremely helpful. Doing yoga in the yurt was fantastic and an amazing way to start the day. The surfing was incredible! All teachers were fantastic and gave great direction and advice. This was the first time in a very long time I could fully relax and I am so grateful! I would definitely recommend this retreat and would love to go back!

Shelley Jane Wilson

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Wonderful experience "

A lovely retreat outside Ericeira, beautiful surroundings and run by very friendly, open people who embody a yogic lifestyle. Took the yoga package only but based on chatting with others the surf experience and teaching is also excellent. Mindful yoga classes take place in a beautiful yoga Shala in the garden and I learned such a lot from both Dorothea and Christine to bring back to my own practice. I also had a really fantastic massage - so sorry I can’t remember the name of the practitioner! Wonderful evening meals every couple of days, with great veggie food and a real feeling of community. Dorms very comfortable- slept deeply every night due to exercise and great air quality. As a somewhat older person at the retreat house I did not feel at all out of place and enjoyed chatting to other guests in the evenings over a glass of wine. The house is close to a beautiful beach and drop-offs and pick ups are available to go further afield every day. Coming home my over- riding memory is of genuine welcome and warmth from the owners and teachers and the huge amount of work that goes into making the whole experience as happy as possible for all the guests. A special thank you to Dorothea for her generous teaching- I hope to return in future! Namaste 🙏

Claire Doussard

from France, August 2019

"A nice yoga retreat"

I really enjoyed the yoga classes, and Dorotea was an amazing and warm professor! The food was also very good, diverse, and vegetarian/vegan friendly. I met a lot of nice people coming from all over Europe and from different walks of life. The atmosphere definitely worth it, but it feels more like a youth hostel experience than a serious yoga retreat. The staff was also super kind and chill.

Maria Emilia Osuna Reyes

from Spain, July 2019

"I wish I could've stayed longer!"


Teddy Florea

from Portugal, June 2019

"Great place nearby stunning area"

The food, the yoga, and the kindness pof people running the centre.

Tereza Tarantova

from Czechia, June 2019

"Great relax in Portugal"

I enjoyed very much classes of Dorotea, she is amazing yoga teacher, always changing the styles and classes, never boring. She is super experience and kind.

Team of Moka surf house has everything perfectly organised..

The countryside around is truly amazing with beautiful views and many spots to explore. I totally recommend if you want to take a break from your every day life...

Hayley Martin

from Sri Lanka, June 2019

Really great holiday! Very laid back and social atmosphere with a perfect amount of surf and yoga sessions. Thank you Moka!

Charlie Osborne

from United States, June 2019


From the moment I arrived at Mokha everyone was super friendly and inviting. Travelling alone can be anxiety-provoking, yet I immediately felt welcomed and at home. The staff were very friendly, helpful and proactive, Dorotea was fantastic as a yoga teacher - super friendly and she gave me some great alignment tips! I didn't get to take as many of Christine's classes, however they were equally fabulous. The food was great, the environment was great, the people were great!

Remy Francois

from Netherlands, June 2019

"Super time"

Marco was a great surf instructor too! (Not on the list though). In general loved everyone involved with Moka so very good vibe!

Food was great, and love the garden and yoga yurt! The nearby restaurant o Evaristo is just sublime, very local and great food and view

Sophie Thomas

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"The perfect retreat."

The yoga was absolutely brilliant and had a great variety. The instructors showed experience and passion. I loved that the yoga offered challenging varieties.

The food was delicious and the hostel had a great vibe, where everybody got to know eachother and became friends.

I will hopefully be returning 🙂

Jessica Chang

from United States, June 2019

"Surf & Yoga package"

It was a great stay with lovely guests! The staff is warm and friendly as well and were a joy to be around. I loved the surf lessons and definitely feel like I got a lot out of it even though I only had 2 lessons. The full body massage included in the package was lovely as well.

Eden Maman

from Israel, May 2019

"best week of my life"

the perfect place to get away, practice yoga and surf and take my mind of everything


from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Yoga retreat for beginners!"

The staff was really welcoming, mainly Emanuela, Andia and Cindy.

Breakfast was good but I would have appreciated some non vegetarian option!

The villa it’s really well maintained, the garden is amazing and the yoga place is very nice.

I liked the yoga with Dorotea: Both Ashtanga, rocket and vinyasa class were all good if you’re a beginner Or intermediate level. I wouldn’t describe them as challenging classes but they’re good if you’re good to yoga and they not too demanding if you’re doing other activities during the day like surfing or hiking.

Massage was actually great. One of the best ones I’ve ever had.

Kirsty Betts

from France, May 2019

"Superb holiday experience"

The staff were friendly, very well organised and nothing was too much trouble. Food freshly prepared and delicious. It was great to try the different types of yoga and our instructor Dorotea was funny, warm and welcoming. She took the time to explain the positions and help correct your posture. Christine was great as well and I really enjoyed the inclusion of essential oils In her sessions. It really didn't matter what level your yoga was at, you were encouraged to go at your own pace. I loved the whole experience and thought it was excellent value for money.

Tanja Bjarnadottir

from Switzerland, May 2019

"Mindful and grateful after 5 days in paradise"

Moka has this welcoming and relaxing vibe. All instructors are very good in their field without taking themselves too seriously. Everybody is so kind and wise. We were among the youngest visitors, at 26 years old and we made so many amazing and diverse friends (we are already planning a reunion). We booked our accommodation on the last minute, which allowed us to choose a period of amazing, sunny weather in the beginning of May. This greatly influenced our visit. Breakfast was cute and the two dinners were just perfect thanks to David’s italian cusine! We did not have much background in yoga and surfing before our Moka visit, but we learned so much and are motivated to continue.


from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Brilliant budget yoga and surf retreat"

I loved staying at Moka and think it’s really good value for money. The accommodation is beautiful and clean, yet un-showy and they have created a retreat space where you can find a balance of structured activities (yoga, running, surfing, SUP to name a few) and time for rest and relaxation (the hammocks and massage included in the package are great). The owners are friendly and helpful but give everyone their space too. All very well organised. Loads of interesting people passing through. I preferred this to some of the more expensive retreats I’ve been on. Thanks very much - we had a great time.

Nadine Mckoy

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Beyond my expectations"

This was my first yoga/surf retreat and I'm so glad I chose Moka. Everything about my time here has been great, the community spirit of the house, the welcoming environment and the people - both visitors and staff - it has been unforgettable. There have been many little touches, the daily prepared breakfasts boxes, the family meals, that have added a special feel. I have left feeling renewed and very grateful.

Jane Kim

from Germany, April 2019

"Short getaway from the city"

I last-minute booked a short trip to Moka via for the yoga and ended up joining a couple of the surf classes too - both very enjoyable for all levels. Dorotea's ashtanga and rocket yoga classes were particularly movement-focused and Christine's yin yoga class was very calming. Both have different styles of course but very attentive to their students equally.

Despite new people coming and going everyday, Francesca, Augusta and the volunteers were very organised and friendly. The massage included in the package is extremely healing. Lovely breakfast is prepared every morning by the volunteers and usually had a homemade bread which was nice. Side note, there is also a truck bakery nearby that has a stone oven inside a truck, if you would like to try their freshly baked goods!

I would highly recommend to anyone looking to re-energise alongside likeminded people, be close to nature and practise yoga as a first-timer or advanced, alike.

Amber Robin

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Great atmosphere and beautiful people"

This establishment is run by two lovely couples who are very welcoming and happy karma helpers.

The location is a little out of the main town giving you more peace away from it all however they do provide daily transfer to and from the town which is really helpful. The beach is a 30 minute walk away although they do provide bikes just keep in mind it’s up hill on the way back! The Yoga was amazing having a variety and two very different teachers to giving you more knowledge and guidance. The surf lesson was a lot of fun I’m really glad I tried to achieve it on my last day! :-)

I have to say a special thanks to Felipe who was there helper through work away he truly made everyone’s experience so much more entertaining and enjoyable when the weather was so bad!

Thank you for such a wonderful stay, I will be back when the weather clears for sure!!

Elizabeth Anderson

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Excellent yoga in peaceful surroundings"

The quality of the yoga instruction was excellent, and two classes made me come away feeling lengthened, strengthened and centred. The staff were helpful and accommodating throughout, and the group meal and massage were nice additions to the yoga classes.

Emma Peak

from United Kingdom, November 2018

"Lovely little retreat, wish I could’ve stayed longer!"

Friendly staff and guests, relaxing environment, yoga classes were a good variety.


from United States, October 2018

"Yogi's dream!"

LOVED the yoga classes with Dorotea! If you're looking at yoga retreats as a more experienced yogi, you'll love her classes and if you're more of a beginner, you'll learn from the best. The staff are amazing, and the location is good as it's close to busses into Sintra and Ericeria, the transport into town every night is a huge plus, and the food is unreal. The massage is a lovely addition, incredible value for money!

Nicole Hand

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing Surf and Yoga Retreat "

From the time I arrived, I felt at home. The location and place were very relaxing and the staff was welcoming. Yoga with Christina was great and the different types of classes offered have a lot of variety. Surfing with Marco was fun - I felt safe and learned some new techniques.

Fleur Beaton-daghestani

from United States, October 2018


My time at Moka was wonderful and I was very impressed with the venue, the quality of yoga instruction and the food. We were served three amazing breakfasts with juice and cake, and the group dinner was absolutely delicious. The staff were super-friendly and very helpful. Most of all, this place is great value for money and makes for a lovely break. I will be returning :) thanks guys 🙏🏻

Segilola Jolaosho

from Spain, October 2018

"Amazing adventure"

Both the surf and yoga sessions were of high quality and a lot of fun at the same time. The accomodation and facilities were top notch and the people working there as well as all the guests were extremely friendly. I left with new friends. I would most definitely recommend this place.

Ilia Pilastiros

from United States, September 2018

"An incredible experience"

As a solo traveller from London, I was initially both anxious and excited about my stay at Moka, but it turned out to be an incredible experience. While on my to Ericeira by coach, I received a WhatsApp message from Augusta, one of the owners, asking what time I would arrive so that she could come collect me. This put me at ease and made a great first impression. Augusta took me on a tour of Moka, and introduced me to the guests who were very welcoming and became family for the next 4 days. I shared a room with three guests, taking one of the top bunks. I have never had a good experience sleeping in bunk beds, but this bed was fantastic, solid, no sway or creaking when turning at night. The mattress was nice and firm. I slept very well and asked the guests about their beds, and they all had the same feedback. I had one Vinyasa class with Moka’s resident instructor, which was crafted from wood and put together so well. The session wasn’t too intense but she put us through some new moves which was great. I also had one Yin class, which was less dynamic, more meditative, holding stretches for longer. Above all, the daily surf sessions were my favourite part of the stay. I discovered a new passion and incredible scenery. Floating on a surfboard, with the grand ocean behind you and early morning fog drifting over the cliff top onto the water was an amazing sight. Moka was very accommodating and I’m amazed at how they keep on top of everyone’s requirements.

Fiona Mckeand

from United Kingdom, September 2018

"Highly recommended experience"

The people were lovely and very helpful and very friendly. It was excellent value for money and the layout and environment were wonderful. Very organised and the breakfast and shared dinners were excellent.

Sumani Lanka

from United States, September 2018

"A beautiful place with beautiful people"

I loved everything about this retreat. I made some great friends, did some amazing yoga, visited beautiful beaches, and ate amazing seafood. It felt like I was part of this great, big family. There was time to unwind and be by yourself, but it was also a very social place. It was just a great experience. Clean bathrooms, nice facilities, friendly staff.


from France, August 2018

"Very nice stay"

I loved the surf lessons and all the staff at Moka was very kind, friendly and helpful.

Naama Tzuriel

from Israel, August 2018

"Moka surfhouse is the best!"

Everything was perfect!

So cozy and homie.

Felt like home from the first moment.

Every detail was noticed and taken care of very personaly. And was always high maintainence and clean!

Joni Freeman

from Finland, July 2018

It was very good to start mornings with excellent yoga lessons that changed tradition from day to day (yin, vinyasa, ashtanga etc). The surf instructors were professional and easy going. I liked the cozy feeling the Moka house hosts managed to create. Shared breakfasts and dinners with other guests made the stay unforgettable.

Johan Hoffman

from Sweden, July 2018

"Excellent escape among friends"

Friendly atmosphere and professional yoga and surf instructors!

Kara Mayhew

from Croatia, July 2018

"I would go back in a heart beat!"

I was so happy with my experience at Moka, from the pick up at the bus terminal until my drop off. The staff were incredibly friendly and very helpful. They always made sure I knew my way around by showing me the bus stops, hiking trails, providing bikes for use and a free shuttle into Ericeara twice daily. The house is a short way out of Ericeira which makes it easy to get back and forth but also quiet and peaceful when you're at "home". I chose Moka specifically for the yoga classes offered but they had many suggestions to keep my days fun filled-surfing of course, paddle boarding, biking, hiking and beach time, there is definitely lots to do. Twice during my stay the staff cooked dinner for us and it was DELICIOUS. I was touched that they created a vegan version of everything they made for the guests who needed one, it was very considerate. The grounds are actually quite large so there's several different common areas to hang out. I found Moka to be very organized as well, which is great considering you're sharing a kitchen with many people.

On to the yoga. Dorotea is amazing! She's a very capable and knowledgeable instructor whose not afraid to make adjustments to your asanas. Her classes have the perfect combination of "kick-ass" workout and "mind-body connection". The schedule was really well planned as she had a good mix of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Rocket-one of my favorites.

It was a really laid back atmosphere and I want to go back already! Thanks Moka :)

Charlotte Clarke

from Switzerland, June 2018

"A fantastically thought out camp"

We were a little anxious, especially my boyfriend as he only recently started yoga, but Dorotea was so good he loved it! The Shala is very pretty, the gardens peaceful and relaxing and you never feel like you’re on top of people. Our room was light and breezy and a pleasant sanctury. Everywhere was always clean and you could easily get the bus, a transfer or a taxi into town, though the supermarket was great so we ate at the hostel a fair bit. The food was the best we had in portugal! And the surf was fantastic. Despite it being an oddly cold week, the wetsuits were warm and I didn’t get cold in the water. The instructors were enthusiastic and very attentive, friendly and professional. We felt so rested at the end of our five days we hated leaving the place and the lovely friends that we made while there. Great atmosphere, great owners, everything just ran so smoothly. Can’t wait to go back!

Triona Cahill

from Ireland, June 2018

"Excellent holiday, a wonderful place with wonderful people"

The location, staff, accommodation, food, yoga and massage were all wonderful:) Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but I still had a really enjoyable time and would definitely recommend it to friends, family and anyone interested in yoga, relaxation, surfing or simply taking some time out from your busy life. Thanks to all the Moka staff :)

Tracey O'connell

from United Kingdom, June 2018

"Super Relaxing Yoga Retreat"

We had a lovely time at Moka Surfhouse. Francesca and the staff were super friendly and helpful, before and during our trip. The (vegetarian) food was very good - top marks for the chef! I was also quite impressed that even though there were guests arriving and leaving nearly everyday, the staff managed it seamlessly and it wasn't disruptive at all - the whole vibe was super chilled and relaxing. The yurt where we did the yoga classes was great.

Gina Schlutt

from Germany, June 2018

"Best place I have ever been to"

I wanted to spend a few days at a yoga retreat in Portugal, so I chose Moka Surfhouse and this was the best decision I have ever made. Since they also offer surfing I decided to book the 5 night surf and yoga package which includes every day breakfast, two dinners and one massage. The staff was very lovely and they made me feel at home from the first minute I got there. Francesca and Sean are amazing and they go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable. They also drive you to the nearest beaches and to Ericeira every day. The food is also very delicious and always fresh cooked. I love that everyone comes together at dinner time and eats and talks all night long. It´s a great way to meet new people and it feels like a big family. The surfclasses were a lot of fun and even though I have never done it before I felt very safe. The yoga classes were more than amazing. Dorotea is the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She has such a great energy and she made me forget everything else when I was in her class. I wish I could have stayed longer but I know I will be back soon!

Stephen Burke

from United States, June 2018

"Best value retreat in Portugal "

The staff were all phenomenal. The views are exceptional. The culture of the Portuguese people in Ericeria is most enjoyable. The value eat & drink out is ideal.

Astrid Grant

from Germany, June 2018

"Wonderful retreat"

Friendly staff, possibility to be alone or social, excellent yoga classes, lovely room.

Harold Barber

from United States, June 2018

"May stay at Moka"

The entire experience was just amazing!

Excellent surf lessons to help me learn how to surf, since I had never surfed before!

The yoga lessons were fantastic too, I felt pushed and invigorated in my practice in all the classes which were so relaxing and helped enhance my yoga poses!

THe food and staff were amazing too, they were always keen to help and offer advice regarding what to do in the daytime to ensure you got the best experience experience possible!

Would highly recommend to everyone I know, and look forward to coming back!

Isabell Hedling

from Sweden, May 2018

"amazing experiance at moka surf house"

I loved everything at moka surf house! The yoga and surf was top quality and the all staff members are super friendly and helpful with everything from transfer to find activities. Wish I could stay forever!

Susy Oliveira

from United States, May 2018

"Good for the soul"

Loved everything! Location was far enough to enjoy the walk/hike down to the beach. Waterfront walk to town is also beautiful. Yoga classes were great/food was freshly made with local ingredients/staff were very friendly and accommodating. Loved everything!

Christina Bachmaier

from Austria, April 2018

"Awesome 8 days of Yoga & Surf"

The atmosphere at Moka is warm and friendly, the staff knows the names of every single guest and it felt like visiting friends.

The buidlings and the yard are lovingly furnished, fully equipped and clean, hammocks and lounge furniture are everywhere.

The included breakfast and dinner were arranged thoughtfully and delicious. Also the free transfers were organized very well.

About my surf & yoga package: I loved it.

Dorotea is an awesome yoga teacher, calm and friendly but sprightly and fun as well (in the free time). I really miss her voice, guiding me into yoga positions.

Carlos and Roberto from the Organic Surf School are extraordinary teachers as well, always giving individual feedback on how to improve, in a friendly and helpful way. And they are fun as well, I really had a great time!

Least but not last: the deep tissue massage by Monika really was amazing!

Moka truely works with selected, excellent and friendly people only.

Shahed Naji

from Germany, April 2018

"This is by far the best retreat and vacation I ever had. "

The organizational skills of the people there is incredibly impressive. And the location is totally awesome!

Andre Kroeber

from Spain, November 2019

"Super nettes und chilliges Surf & Yoga Camp"

Moka ist ein toller Platz um Surfen und Yoga miteinander zu verbinden. Es liegt zu Fuß eine Stunde außerhalb con Ericeira. Der Shuttle Service ist jedoch super und kann täglich hin und rück genutzt werden. Das Gelände ist mega idyllisch und mit dem frei zur Verfügung stehenden Rädern ist man in 10 Min am Strand und Strandcafé mit herrlichem Ausblick.

Alle Leute sind super nett und hilfsbereit und kleine Probleme lassen sich easy klären. Das publikum ist bunt gemischt und es fühlt sich irgendwie wie Familie an. Man kommt gut mit allen Gästen ins Gespräch und auch die Dinner sind sehr lustig.

Das Frühstück und Dinner ist super lecker und auf individuelle Ernährungsvorlieben wird Rücksicht genommen.

Auch das Yoga und meine zwei Massagen waren super.

Ich habe nichts auszusetzen und kann Moka nur weiterempfehlen.

Mirjam Witschi

from Switzerland, October 2019

Der Yoga-Unterricht war sehr gut. Der idyllische und ruhige Garten mit den Hängematten läd zum Entspannen ein. Die zubereiteten Dinner waren sehr lecker und gesund.

Sara Monnik

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Super retreat!"

Super vriendelijke staff, uitstekende yoga lerares, fantastisch eten. Daarnaast een ruim opgezette accommodatie waardoor er altijd een plek is om je terug te trekken mocht je daar behoefte aan hebben.


from Netherlands, August 2019

"Aanrader! "

Perfecte combi tussen surfen en yoga. Ook als beginner. Zeer lieve mensen. Mooie locatie en dat het waar meer in het binnenland is, maakt eigenlijk niet uit. Er zijn voldoende transfers naar strand en stad.

Joy Bruet

from France, August 2019

"Very nice staff and the place is perfect."

I loved the place, it is beautiful, calm and well situated. There are bikes you can use, spaces to chill, others to meet together. Everything is well organized. I loved the yoga and the surf. And i definitly enjoyed the diners all together, i would have loved to have more (the food was sooo good!)! The people we met and the staff is really nice. I will definitly come back!!!


from Belgium, August 2019

"Saudade for Moka Surf House, Ericeira and all the friends"

Les propriétaires du lieu sont très accueillants et tout est bien organisé sans non plus que cela soit trop rigide, c'est modulable selon nos envies du moment. Les cours de Yoga et les cours de surf sont de grande qualité. Les professeurs tant de Yoga et de surf donnent de super cours, sont très prévenants, rigoureux et en plus très sympas. Il y avait une bonne ambiance sur la plage pendant les cours de surf! Les petits déjeuners et les repas sur place sont délicieux. L'ambiance parmi le groupe présent était très bonne, les installations, permettent cela, comme les terrasses, les espaces communs et les dortoirs, mais aussi les petits déjeuners et les repas et les cours, cela permet de créer cette très bonne ambiance. Nous étions un groupe très varié au niveau des âges et de tas de pays (France, Pologne, Italie, Irelande, Angleterre, Norvège, Suède etc. etc.) et tout le monde s'est très bien entendu. Saudade pour Moka Surf House. Je pense y revenir l'été prochain.

Margaux Dutemple

from France, August 2019

"Excellent séjour "

Excellent séjour, stages de surf et de yoga de très bonne soirée qualités, nourriture excellente, locaux propres et calmes.

Par ailleurs le staff était adorable, très bonne atmosphere propice à de bons moments avec les autres résidents :) je recommande vivement cet endroit


from France, July 2019

"Séjour inoubliable "

Les activités de ce stage sont de très bonnes qualités, l’école de surf est géniale et les cours de yoga qui se font dans une magnifique yourt, sont de très bonne qualité (surtout ceux de Rocket yoga). La prof y est adorable et bienveillante!

Le séjour est un grand moment de partage avec des personnes des 4 coins du monde, des rencontres inoubliables..


from Germany, July 2019

"First time surfing&yoga "

I liked Moka a lot! Everything was fully planned and organized. I felt totally comfortable and would come back again.

Johanna Krüger

from Germany, June 2019

Was one of the best vacations I ever had! The guests as well as the staff are great. The yoga and surf instructors are very passionate and great. After only an hour in the water, all of us beginners were able to get up on the board even though the conditions were not the easiest.

Also it should be mentioned that the free dinner that was offered is prepared by the staff which is mainly Italian. Need I say more? ;) great food in great quantities, just right after a day in the ocean :)

Amelie Pleau

from France, May 2019

"Very pleasant retreat "

The Moka House is a warm welcoming place where you get to know people. Great atmosphere, everything is well organised. Yoga and surf lesson are good quality and very professionnel. People are very kind, a perfect place to sport and relax in a beautiful area in Portugal. Just perfect!

Zakaria Tadlaoui

from Morocco, May 2019

"Wonderfull experience"

My first Yoga retreat was in MOKA and I really enjoyed every moment. All the team was freindly, positive and helpfull Francesca, Augusta, Furio,Ivan are really so kind ; Dorotea is simply the best Yoga teacher ever and a fantastic person with so much attention to the guests. I had also the chance to try some surf lessons and I found it fantastic. I absolutly recommend MOKA and I think I will come back if I have the chance.

Nina Arbutina

from Netherlands, May 2019

"Lovely getaway "

The people were friendly, the yogaclasses were really good and diverse, facilities were fine.

Roxane Lacotte

from France, May 2019

"Simply loved it ! "

Un séjour parfait, mémorable !

De l'ambiance, à la gentillesse de toute l'équipe, jusqu'à la qualité des cours de Yoga de Dorotea et Christina, tout était parfait...

Le lieu invite à la détente, nous avons eu du mal à quitter MOKA pour aller à la plage !

Des vélos sont à disposition, et la plage est aussi facile d'accès à pied (25 min de marche)

Au programme : running au levé de soleil avant la classe de 8h30, balades à vélo, massage (incroyable!!!!) découverte des falaises.... tout était magique

Je recommande chaudement MOKA et n'ai qu'une hâte : y retourner !

Un immense merci à tous, et à très vite <3

Béatrice Bosticco

from Italy, May 2019



Nadege Jaret

from France, May 2019

"Parenthèse bien être "

Bienvenu chez moka où tout est fait pour le repos la détente le sport et surtout de magnifiques rencontres. Tout est simple, partage et atmosphère cooooool..

Yoga parfait juste pas assez pour moi matin et soir :) et surf à tester évidemment spot incroyable ! L équipe est au petit soin pour vous. Commodité bus et supermarché à côté.

Andréanne Schambacher

from Switzerland, May 2019

Les organisateurs sont d'une gentillesse incroyable.


from United States, April 2019

"Feels like home"

We enjoyed our stay at Moka Surf House a lot. Helpfull staf, nice people, great yoga classes with a lot a variation, delicious breakfasts en a relaxing garden to chill. Would love to come back sometime.

Stephanie Van Oorschot

from Netherlands, April 2019

"Nice and quiet, good for relaxtion:) "

The lemon pie, the surfing and transfer to the village

Audrey Reverdi

from Switzerland, November 2018

"Mon séjour au Portugal"

La mer, la gentillesse du staff et le calme.

Sébastien Leseigneur

from Switzerland, November 2018

"Perfect place to connect and chill"

I signed for a 7 days yoga pack and wished I would stay some more days! Dorotea is a brilliant yoga teacher with real talent and many many skills to transmit. Moka team is super friendly and helpfull. Eventually I took 2 additionnel surf lessons and had a lot of fun.

Claude Chevassu

from France, October 2018

"Séjour de bonne qualité dans un endroit calme et reposant"

Les contacts avec des jeunes venant de tous pays.

La convivialité du lieu et la propreté de Moka House.


from United States, October 2018

"absolutly relaxing"

I really enjoyed my stay at Moka.

The owners created a wonderfull atmosphere, very familiar and relaxing.

They make you feel welcome and offer a good uncomplicated service.

They also offer you different activities. SUP, horse riding, ...

The dinners were delicious and if you wanna join another one its no problem at all.

Otherwise you can cook in the small kitchen.

The yoga lessons vary in style, are challenging and well structured.

In the end you really feel a difference in your body.

I would recommand this place to everyone, who wants to have a good time surfing and practicing yoga.

Alexandra Deutsch

from United States, October 2018

"Excellent place to relax, surf and do yoga"

Francesca and the entire team make everything to ensure you are having a great time and feel at home. at Moka Surf House you will start your day with a great breakfast after an energizing yoga class - or your surf class - before relaxing on the sunny terrace or the confortable hammocks. unless you prefer to explore Ericeira with it´s great beaches and seafood restaurants (accessible by free transfer 2x/day, a short bus or uber ride). Moka Surf House is suitable for travelling as couple or alone - people are super nice and it´s easy to find company (unless you prefer not to ;)

Marion Pail

from Austria, September 2018

"Moka is more than a Hostel.. it’s a Home "

Sehr familiäre Atmosphäre, tolle Gastgeber, großartige Yoga Klassen (Christine,Andreas,Sara)

Richtige Wohlfühl Unterkunft. Ich komme sicher wieder 💕💕💕💕

Isabelle Schmidt

from Germany, September 2018

"Most beautiful place for yoga and surfing"

Varying yoga classes every day, given by a skilled teacher. The whole place is amazingly cosy and nice. Also surf classes were great. I spend a wonderful time and met a lot of interesting people!

Christine Lopes

from France, September 2018

"Maravihoso! "

Adorei as actividades de yoga, e SURF . O ambiente espiritual. Os professores foram mesmo bom !

MOKA : i ll see you next year !!!!

Sabine Demellier

from France, August 2018

"Best yoga teacher and yoga retreat "

Tout le lieu, les cours la gentillesse du personnel super bel endroit de havre de paix et de sérénité

Margaux Smeets

from France, August 2018

"Amazing Journey at the MokaSurfHouse"

Everything was great ! The MokaSurfHouse is the perfect place to spend a day, a week or more in a little paradise. I felt like home, people have been so generous, kind and respectful. The yoga Teachers (Doroty and Sanna) were so professional as the Surf Teachers were. I've made so much progress in just one week thanks to them and their advices, their disponibility and passion for what they do. Also the helpfullness of the staff was just impressive, they are always here if needed. The food was delicious and vegetarian, breakfasts offer a lot of different choices, for everyone (salty, sweety, fresh juice, hot drinks, saja milk...). So I already think about coming back for another trip ! Thanks for all !

Nataly Chevrier

from France, July 2018

"Accueil chaleureux, site convivial et très bons cours"

Excellents cours : Dorothea est très pédagogue et ses cours sont personnalisés.

L’endroit est un coin de paradis.accueil exceptionnel

stephanie luthi

from Switzerland, June 2018

"Au-delà de mes attentes :)"

Séjour juste exceptionnel malgré une météo un peu tristounette. Accueil et encadrement organisé, chaleureux, familial et personnel prenant soin de ses résidents.On se sent entouré tout en se sentant libre. La formule petit-déjeuner-2 dîners-cuisine à disposition est idéale. Les leçons tant de surf que de yoga sont très professionnelles ainsi que le massage. Et se balader le long des plages désertes et sur les falaises, à sentir les embruns est juste très ressourçant. Rencontres avec les résidents très enrichissantes :)

Léa Coubray

from France, May 2018

"An relaxing atmosphère and a great immersion within yoga"

Everything was perfect and crafted for us to feel great : from the warm welcome of our hosts, the amazing food, the cosy atmosphere, the nice spot to lounge in the garden... to the great yoga practices morning and night.

The place is walking distance from the beach and transfer are offered x2 to reach the main village. I was there alone and would recommend to do so to fully enjoy the disconnection and relaxation ! Will definitely come back.

Svenja Pahl

from Germany, May 2018

"Wonderful yoga retreat!"

I just loved every bit and every minute of my stay. Yoga was fun, challenging and at the same time relaxing. Dorotea, the yoga teacher is not only charming and lovely but also excellent at what she's doing: in a very subtle way (without disturbing neither those who are given further advice on their asanas nor the rest of the group) she responds to the needs of beginners, intermediate as well as advanced yogis. The additional workshop (full rocket one master class) was also great fun (though I may have felt all of those muscles which I didn't know existed the next day :))

We booked an additional surf session with the cooperating surf school which was also great (diligent teachers, beautiful beach, and they actually enabled us to stand up on our boards the first day we tried..).

In a nutshell: I'd love to come again as soon as possible:) Thanks again to the lovely and very welcoming owners and staff!

Hakima Kebir

from France, May 2018

"Très bon séjour surf yoga"

L accueil, la disponibilité, la gentillesse et la bienveillance

Frederique Van Breugel

from United States, May 2018

"Great experience"

- delicious food

- good accommodation

- nice people & great service

Highly recommended!