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Yoga Retreats in Portugal for Small Budgets

by Alberto G. Güitrón

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From historic cities to turquoise beaches, spectacular landscapes and more than 200 days of sunshine per year, Portugal is a great destination for any type of vacation – and that includes yoga holidays!

Thanks to its unique mix of picturesque streets, extravagant churches, sumptuous palaces and ancient castles, combined with its natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere and fantastic climate, Portugal is constantly ranked as a favorite yoga destination.

The best part? All of this doesn’t come at a great cost, as there are plenty of affordable yoga retreats in Portugal all year round.

Portugal also features some of the most fascinating attractions in the world, like Monsanto, a village built from boulders or Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones), an ossuary with interior walls decorated with human bones, dating back to the 18th century.

Moreover, Portugal’s seaside suburbs are home to booming bars, restaurants and cafes, all of them offering an authentic slice of local life. Combined with its world-renowned cuisine, Fado music and amazing nightlife, Portugal is just a place you must visit at least once in a lifetime.

And you should know that the Portuguese have really embraced the yoga culture since its arrival in Europe. Even the smallest towns have at least one yoga studio, it’s common to find people practicing their asanas on the beach and there’s a myriad of yoga holidays all throughout the country.

Want a few affordable recommendations? Here are five amazing yoga retreats in Portugal for small budgets:

Note: BookYogaRetreats offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.

Relaxing Yoga, Meditation and Massage Holiday

yoga retreat in Cascais

Image credit: The Salty Pelican

  • Cost per day: from €45
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Cascais
  • Instruction language: English

Located just 25 minutes away from Lisbon Airport (LIS), this yoga retreat takes place in one of the most magical beaches in Portugal: Cascais. A traditional and charming fishing town famous for its many historic sights, its beautiful coastlines and its lively nightlife.

Wake up to the sound of the sea breeze moving through the trees, then join a meditation session at the seashore and delight yourself hearing the sounds of crashing waves during the morning Yang Yoga practice. In the afternoon, enjoy a Yin Yoga class, followed by a short hike and a sunset picnic on a beautiful secluded national beach park.

The program includes daily breakfast, herbal teas available all day, 3 nights of cozy accommodation, a 45-minute relaxing Ayurveda massage, yoga mat and all equipment.

During your free time, you can explore the renowned Sintra National Park, chill-out on a glorious beach, explore the town of Cascais, visit the municipal museum, enjoy the terrific views from the Moorish Castle or visit downtown Lisbon which is just a 25-minute train ride away.

Rejuvenating Yoga Holiday in Ericeira

rejuvenating yoga holiday in ericeira

Image credit: Cachopas - Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat

  • Cost per day: from €56
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Location: Ericeira
  • Instruction language: English

Take a break from the hectic life of every day and join rejuvenating yoga retreat in Ericeira.

During this affordable retreat in Portugal, you’ll find a perfect balance of focus, tranquility, and relaxation. You’ll join two daily yoga classes (75-90 min each) practicing a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Nidra, and Ashtanga.

The morning class (8:30 a.m.) will be energizing and dynamic, whereas the afternoon one (6 p.m.) will be slow and focused on a deep stretch. On Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday the evening class also includes meditation.

The package includes two vegetarian meals daily (breakfast and dinner), a 1-hour massage, access to the camp’s facilities, as well as daily local transfer to town and beaches.

In your free time, aside from spending time on the nearby beach or visiting Ericeira, you may join surf lessons or more advanced yoga classes.


READ MORE: The Ultimate Guide to Portugal Yoga Destinations

Countryside Yoga Holiday

yoga retreat in Lourinha

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  • Cost per day: from €60
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Location: Lourinhã
  • Instruction language: English

Famous for its dinosaur discoveries and 12 kilometers (7 miles) of beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, Lourinhã is the perfect getaway for a yoga holiday. During this retreat, you’ll be staying at a house with a huge garden, swimming pool, sand volleyball field and chill areas.

The yoga classes and styles on this budget-friendly retreat are suitable for all levels. You can choose from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Aerial. You’ll also learn about breathing awareness and relaxation techniques.

The price includes a daily wholesome breakfast and seven nights of accommodation in a comfortable surf villa. Just ten minutes’ drive away is Praia da Areia Branca, a small beach town with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants. Other optional things to do (at an extra cost) are SUP, scuba diving, sailing, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding.

Relax, Rejuvenate and Enjoy on a Yoga Holiday

yoga retreat in Cascais

Image credit: Free Spirit House Cascais

  • Cost per day: from €34
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Cascais
  • Instruction language: English

Located just a few minutes away from historic sites, beach towns and lively nightlife, this yoga retreat takes place in a beautiful and perfectly located house in Cascais. The place is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, a big garden, a bar and a picnic area.

The program includes three yoga lessons with meditation, free use of yoga mats and equipment, unlimited access to Wi-Fi, three nights of accommodation and delicious breakfast. Plus, a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area for you to use whenever you want.

Surf lessons, tours to Sintra National Park, kitesurfing and rock-climbing lessons are available at an extra cost.

READ MORE: Why Choose Portugal for Your Next Yoga Retreat?

Yoga Retreat in an Eco-Friendly Lodge

yoga retreat in Praia de Odeceixe

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  • Cost per day: from €42
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Praia de Odeceixe
  • Instruction language: English

Near the beautiful southwest coast of Portugal, in the middle of a natural reserve and close to the town of Odeceixe, this yoga retreat takes place in an eco-friendly place surrounded by stunning views and close to a marvelous beach.

Wake up to a morning yoga and meditation practice in the deck, overlooking the scenic countryside. The yoga styles that you’ll practice are Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin. The program includes three nights of accommodation and delicious breakfasts.

You’ll also have plenty of free time to visit local beaches and nearby towns. Or you can join a surf lesson with a certified instructor, practice SUP on the tranquil waters of the Odeceixe river, go horse riding along the beautiful coastline, learn African dancing, or hike in one of the many routes of the Rota Vicentina.

*Cover image credit: Moka Surfhouse & Yoga Retreat

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