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Surf and Beach Yoga Holiday, Algarve Portugal

People often do not understand the madness of surfers chasing their next wave, but once you catch your own, you will be instantly and irreversibly hooked on the experience. Surfing makes you acutely conscious of the water's energy and flows, much like a yogic breath, and this energy and flow should be used to their full potential. Surfing is a beautiful sport but requires a focused body and mind, and for that reason, the combination with yoga and staying in a house on the beach is just perfect!

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  • Daily beach yoga
  • 3 days with surf class
  • Pranayama on the beach
  • Daily healthy breakfast and two dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$106 per person)
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Parking lot

The house is located in Monte Clerigo beach which is in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a typical Portuguese house, which has just been renovated. It contains two twin bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room, storage room, and an outdoor area.

Being on a small hill you will enjoy the endless views over the ocean which is only a two-minute walking distance away. The beach house is perfect for nature lovers and those that enjoy the simpler things. The house is rustic and basic but has everything you need during your stay.

Monte Clerigo and this beach house have a lot of Portuguese charm, it is a beautiful, peaceful location for our yoga program. The mindful walks start just behind the house there where is the famous Rota Vicentina trail, the old fisherman's trail that follows the coastline and offers a great view and moments for reflection.

You get to enjoy the amazing sunsets, every night and walk to the beach whenever you want. In the summertime, this beach gets busy with locals, but being on a prime location, you can easily avoid this.

Where other tourists need cars to get to the beach and have problems finding parking spaces, you will have private parking next to the house, but saying that you won´t need to rent a car to explore more of the environment, here is everything just on your doorstep!

There are three beach restaurants where you can enjoy affordable meals, tapas and drinks, and Wi-Fi, though we always promote to be offline during your stay. Limited single occupancy rooms for a surcharge are available. Please contact Prana Casa for more information regarding this.


The physical benefits of practicing yoga as a surfer are, for example, improved balance, flexibility, lung capacity, and core strength, and it also decreases the risk of injury. This is why practitioners of both yoga and surfing benefit from the physical and mental enhancements of the combined exercises.

Prana Casa has developed a program in which they marry these two lifestyles. Your host and instructor meet you every morning on the beach for energizing yoga practice, after which you enjoy a healthy power breakfast, and prepare for a day of surf and fun on the beach.

Two nights, Prana Casa will come and cook for you at your house a fresh vegetarian dinner while the other nights you can use the kitchen or enjoy one of the beach restaurants.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • 17:00 (or later) check-in
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 23:00 Silence

Day 2

  • Early morning Yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • Full surf day
  • 23:00 Silence

Day 3

  • Early morning yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • Full surf day
  • 23.00 Silence

Day 4

  • Early morning yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • Full surf day
  • 23:00 Silence

Day 5

  • Early morning yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • Morning and afternoon surfing classes possible
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 23:00 Silence

Day 6

  • Early morning yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • Extra surfing classes possible
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 23:00 Silence

Day 7

  • Early morning yoga and pranayama
  • Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check out


Times might change due to surf conditions or weather if you wish the surf classes can start already on another day. The classes are suitable for beginners and advanced since many asanas have different variations, and visitors can follow the classes on their own level, and at their own pace. Non-surfers are welcome too.



Retreat location

The beach of Praia do Monte Clérigo is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach is near the village of Aljezur and is totally unspoiled by the ravages of tourism. The beach is of fine golden sand and is very clean.

The southern end of the beach has unusual and extensive rock formations, amongst which visitors can observe a diverse marine life in the pools and gullies between the rocks. There is an abundance of starfish, crabs, Shrimps, and Barnacles.

Within the rock crevices at the tide line Octopus can be seen and in the deeper rock pools, there are shoals of juvenile fish such as Sea Bream. The sea, when conditions are right, is a popular spot for surfing and bodyboarding, other nearby (surf) beaches are:

  • Arrifana Beach - 7 minutes drive
  • Amoreira Beach - 3 minutes drive
  • Amado beach in Carrapateira - 25 min drive


  • Faro Airport - 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Lisbon - 3 hours drive
  • Seville - 4 hours

Unique features


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace


  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking


Your food is prepared by your yoga instructor and is healthy yet simple so you could be inspired to take some recipes home and integrate healthy lifestyle in a simple way to your busy lifestyle. Every day there is a healthy breakfast buffet and on arrival day and the last night, there will be a home-cooked vegetarian (or vegan) dinners.

You can use the kitchen to prepare your own lunch and dinner or rather than cooking yourself you can pre-order a 5 EUR packed lunch deal which you can keep or bring along with you and enjoy wherever you like. If you have a specific dietary intolerance/allergies, please let Prana Casa know before the retreat starts. There is a possibility to use the kitchen and cook your own meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

Free activity from your doorstep

Hiking the Rota Vicentina, the fisherman's trail

Tracking right next to the coastline, the Rota Vicentina follows the trails used by locals to reach the beaches and hot fishing spots. It is a single track along the cliffs with plenty of sand, which can only be explored by foot. Since the accommodation is nestled in the Costa Vicentina natural park, Prana Casa recommends you discover some parts of the famous Rota Vicentina.

Visiting Aljezur and surroundings by car or even local bus

The closest town from the accommodation is Aljezur, a beautiful representation of the untouched Algarve. Enjoy beautiful natural landscapes, where donkeys work the land, cowbells tinkle on the plains and some of the best beaches in Portugal await you.

Situated in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the large natural park that extends along the western coast of the Algarve, Aljezur is a small agricultural town lying on the fertile plains that border the Aljezur river. The hilltop ruins of a 10th Century Moorish castle dominate the historic town center

Other beautiful nearby villages are Carrepateira, Bordeira, Odeceixe or the mountains on Monchique. Let the team of Prana Casa advice you.


Treat yourself with a massage at Prana Casa, share your wishes and we will find you the right offer.

Horse carriage riding (max five persons):

There really is just one word to describe a carriage ride: relaxing! The calm horse pulling the elegant wooden carriage through our beautiful village.

Surf classes

The classes include transfer, material, instruction from a local surf school who believes quality is more important than quantity! Everyone gets to stand up on the board!

Horseback riding (on the beach!)

Set your spirit free and learn to trust the beautiful nature of a horse.

MTB rental

The southwest has a wide network of mainly unmapped dirt tracks that are great fun to explore on a (mountain) bike, with trips customized for all levels of ability.

Dolphin watching tour

Enjoy a dolphin seeing the tour in Lagos. To get there, you will need to use public transport or a rental car.


Available at extra costs: Reiki, massage, sound healing, and more.

What's included

  • Breakfasts and two dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 fully equipped surf days
  • Yoga and pranayama classes

What's not included

  • Lunches and three dinners

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

There are various airports to fly into, the closest one being Faro Airport. From here, a 1 hour and 15 minute trip by car takes you to the west coast. You may also take a train or bus to Lagos, and then a taxi to the location.

Prana Casa can happily arrange either a taxi and rental car for you. There are also cheap flights flying to Lisbon (3 hours drive) and Seville (Spain), and there is good public transportation from there to Lagos which takes around four hours.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$106 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Value for money
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7 days / 6 nights
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High season
  • July, August, and September


Mid season
  • January - June
  • October - December
Thursday September 30, 2021
(7 days / 6 nights)

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