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7 Days Hiking, Yoga, and Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Memmo Baleeira Hotel, Sítio da Baleeira, 8650-357 Sagres, Portugal


Portugal Surf Camp

Take time to cultivate contentment, peace, and real happiness. In this course, you will learn the techniques to develop a healthy, content, and truly rich life. During your stay, you will dedicate your time to deeply reconnect and rediscover your mind and body. Discover the beautiful nature of the wild south west Portugal and enjoy surfing and hiking along the coastline with two yoga sessions per day, meditation, Qi Gong, mindfulness classes, and of course - delicious food.


  • 3 surf classes
  • 11 yoga classes
  • Use of surf equipments
  • 2 nature hikes with guides
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily healthy meals
  • Beach transfers
  • Insurance

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The Pure Flow Motions Retreats will be taking place in one of the most beautiful hotels in Portugal, the Memmo Baleeira Hotel in Sagres. This beautiful four star design hotel is located right in front of the Baleeira Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, with a beach at the bottom of the gardens' hotel and has many other beaches in its vicinity. The hotel has spa facilities which are free for use for participants of the retreat. So after a surf, have a nice spa or Turkish steam bath. Located in the most southwest point of Europe, Sagres is surrounded by ocean and beautiful wilderness. A perfect location to reconnect mind and body with nature. There are five ocean-view suites with large sliding glass doors for direct access to the beach and garden, three others are land view. A suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, and a living room with kitchen.

Shared suite room

The shared suite room can sleep three to five people. Two people will stay in single bedrooms and one will stay in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed. This option the suite will be shared by three people. The third person to book gets the sofa bed. There is also suite with two bedrooms, so the fifth person to book gets the sofa bed. The bathroom and the kitchen are shared.

Double suite room

In the ocean view suite option, only two persons will stay in the whole suite and the bedroom is for two people, either in a twin, or a double room. if it's requested, one can sleep in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed.


Sagres stands at the extreme south-west of Europe, a town forever faithful to its origins. Within the south-western Alentejo Nature Park, Sagres is a traditional fishing town built on magnificent cliffs that have been sculpted by Nature and time. Sagres is steeped in history; it was from here that, in the 15th century, Prince Henry the Navigator planned and organized Portugal's journey of discovery to the new world. With a visionary spirit, the Prince's achievements were unique.

The discovery of the Atlantic islands of Madeira and the Azores was followed by the passage around Cape Bojador by Portuguese navigator Gil Eanes in 1434, opening up the coast of Africa. This led Portugal to acquire the knowledge and talent that would bring Europe to the unknown world, to Brazil, the sea passage to India and to the Far East. The legendry charisma of this age and its navigators still lives in the spirit of Sagres and its people.

Memmo Baleeira Hotel

Finding a place like the west coast of the Algarve in Portugal is like finding a secret paradise or an Oasis in the middle of a wide desert. The surf yoga retreat is held in the beautiful, pure and wild southwest of Europe in the Algarve, Portugal, in the mythical town of Sagres. You are going to be sleeping in a wonderful four star hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A perfect place for this retreat to relax and enjoy the local outdoor activities and to experience nature to the full, starting with the sunrise which you can watch from your room.

It rises just in front of the bay window behind the protected islands of Martinhal. If you are more of a sunset person, you can either bike or drive towards the famous Cape Saint Vincent and watch from there the most amazing sunset of the western world. Almost like an island, the south west coast of the Algarve in Portugal Europe, is a narrow peninsula surrounded by the ocean from west to south.

Nearby places

  • Beliche beach, 4 kilometers
  • Barranco beach, 5 kilometers
  • Barriga beach, 22 kilometers
  • Castelejo beach, 14 kilometers
  • Cordoama beach, 16 kilometers
  • Faro Airport (FAO), 120 kilometers
  • Ingrina beach, 16 kilometers
  • Mareta beach - 10 minutes
  • Martinal beach - 10 minutes
  • Murração beach, 19 kilometers
  • Parque da Floresta (golf course) - 17 kilometers
  • Palmares (golf course) - 40 kilometers
  • Tonel beach, 1 kilometer
  • Quinta da Boavista (golf course) - 25 kilometers
  • Zavial beach, 17 kilometers
  • 2 hiking tours and nature walks with local nature guide
  • 3 daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • 3 surf lessons with qualified instructors
  • 6 nights accommodation in a four star hotel
  • 11 yoga and mind and motion classes
  • Beach transfers
  • Insurance
  • Use of surf boards and wetsuits

The Pure Flow Motions surf yoga retreats are designed for people that are looking for an insight on their life in a harmonious way, treating both body and mind to become more awake and aware of their lives. In a natural environment, your senses can become awaken and your body feels more free to experience some new challenges. With the help of Pure Flow Motions' specialized crew, you are led through the natural elements in Portugal, as water and land; an experience which has something to offer to each one of you.


Yoga (mainly Hatha yoga, Sivananda style) exercises are the essential elements to connect with your mind, body, and nature. Starting the day with yoga exercises will get you ready to ride the waves during the day, get more aware of your body, achieve more flexibility, and go beyond your limits. Doing a yoga session in the afternoon gives you the necessary relaxation and inner peace just before a great vegetarian meal and a restorative sleep. This surf yoga retreat is mainly for beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners. The yoga session or classes are for all yoga levels.


Meditation is extremely helpful for a conscious and free mind. Training it in a positive way makes you more ready for your daily challenges and your look into life will be broader and connected to the life.


Surfing is a full experience with nature as well as a therapy. For Pure Flow Motions, surfing is the sport that is more connected with one of their favorite elements, water and the ocean. Feeling the energy of the waves and understanding that you can use this to have fun and to enjoy this ride with the help of a board is a unique feeling of freedom.This area is perfect for a surf yoga retreat in Portugal. Ideal for surfing, whether you just started to surf, or have been surfing for a long time already. The retreat is for both beginners and advanced surfers. For surfing, beginners get classes, and more advanced surfers get surf guidance and improvement lessons deepening their surfing skills by training balance, flexibility, and strength. Surfing is not obligatory, as some guests sometimes prefer to relax on the beach.

Nature walks

The best way to really experience the natural park in which this retreat takes place, is hiking through it at a gentle rhythm. This surf yoga retreat in the south west tip of Europe will get you fully connected with nature in the most pure form, hiking along the cliffs, valleys, and hills. Pure Flow Motions choose amazing trails to reveal some of the Algarve's most secret places. You'll get the joy from walking on these breathtaking paths guided by a local nature guide that provides you with valuable information about its unique flora and fauna, geology, and local culture of southwest Portugal in the southwest point of Europe.


Day 1

  • Start of the retreat at around 16:30
  • Arrival and welcome
  • Visit to Cape Saint Vincent
  • Yoga class
  • Dinner
  • Sleep

Day 2

  • Wake up
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Surf lessons
  • Lunch on the beach
  • More surf classes (if weather and tides permit)
  • Yoga class
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Wake up
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Nature walk along coastline
  • Lunch on location
  • Hiking
  • Relax in hotel
  • Yoga session, mind and motion class
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Wake up
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Surf classes
  • Lunch on the beach
  • More surf classes (if weather and tides permit)
  • Yoga class
  • Dinner
  • Relax and meditation practice in your own room

Day 5

  • Retreat detox day, healthy fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas, and a light dinner.
  • Wake up
  • Mind and motion or yoga class
  • Delicious fruit and vegetables breakfast, mindfulness session.
  • Short nature hiking
  • Healthy lunch
  • Sauna relaxing time or optional Surfing (extra fee)
  • No dinner included this day, you are free to explore the wonderful flavors of restaurants in Sagres
  • Meditation in your own room
  • Relax and leep

Day 6

  • Wake up
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Surf lessons on beach
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Nature walk on the cliffs
  • Yoga, mind and motion class
  • Surprise dinner
  • Relax and sleep

Day 7

  • Wake up
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Last meeting
  • Check-out and goodbye

Driving directions from Faro Airport (FAO) via Vincentine's coast

  • Follow through the highway A22 - Algarve.
  • Exit on Beja-Ferreira.
  • After the tool, go through the national road N 262 via Algarve - Ourique.
  • Turn right on the exit Alvalade or Cercal and continue forward.
  • Enter the village Cercal and continue forward.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit to the national road N 390 via Lagos or Milfontes.
  • Entering the village of Brunheiras, at the roundabout, exit on the 2nd exit via Milfontes or Odemira.
  • At the next roundabout, take again the second exit via Milfontes or Odemira and continue forward until the next roundabout.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit to the national road N 393 via Odemira.
  • At the next roundabout, take the exit to Odemira and continue forward.
  • Turn right at the exit to Cabo Sardão or Zambujeira.
  • Make a soft turn right to the national road N 120 via Lagos.
  • Pass the village Estribeira and continue forward.
  • At the crossroad, take the first exit via Lagos.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit (continue forward) via Lagos.
  • Arrive in Aljezur, at the rotunda, and take the first exit on the right, towards the national road N 120 Lagos or Bordeira and continue forward.
  • Take the exit to Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Carrapateira, or Bordeira.
  • Arriving at Vila do Bispo, continue until the roundabount and take the exit to Sagres.
  • Arriving at Sagres, continue forward, and at the roundabaout, follow the exits to Baleeira and Hotel.
  • At the last roundabout, continue forward and find the hotel at the end of the street.

Driving directions from Faro Airport (FAO) via highway

  • Follow the highway A2 - towards Algarve.
  • Take the last exit to Portimão or Lagos.
  • Continue via A22- Via do Infante, second exit to Lagos - via Sagres or Vila do Bispo.
  • Arriving at Sagres, continue forward, and at the roundabouts, take the exit to Baleeira and Hotel.
  • At the last roundabout, move forward and find the hotel at the end of the street.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

Arrival by bus

Take a bus to the town of Lagos (30 kilometers from Sagres, where the retreat is held). Pure Flow Motions can pick you up at Lagos Train Station for 15 EUR and drive you to the hotel.

Arrival by train

Catch a train to the town of Lagos. Pure Flow Motions can pick you up at Lagos train station for 15 EUR and drive you to the hotel.

Seasonal information

Algarve is the sunniest place in Europe, however sometimes it can rain and it can get a bit cold, especially in the afternoon and at night time.

Dressing information

Wear warm clothes and a waterproof jacket and trousers as well as suitable footwear for walking in nature (use of trainers are also okay).

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga
  • Good vibes and an open heart and mind.
  • Swimsuits for the surfing and swimming pool

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to Pure Flow Motions who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

Hiking experience

Walks unfold in a sequence of landscapes combining a variety of sceneries and atmospheres such as gentle hills and pine groves rolling into valleys and gorges along narrow footpaths leading to vast wild beaches and breathtaking cliffs.

  • Michael Bijker

    From the Netherlands, Michael has been traveling around the world encountering more knowledge for his passion for body and mind work, especially mediation, yoga, Qi Gong, Tai-chi, surfing and other techniques. A certified 800-hours YogaAlliance teacher with a yoga therapy certification from Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research, Indore. He teaches yoga in the styles of Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa and mindfulness to really be able to deepen your practice, whether you are practicing for years already or a complete beginner.

  • Nicolau da Costa

    Half Portuguese, half English, having travelled around the world, Nicolau's passion drew him back to this part of the world in Europe where he was brought up in order to dedicate himself to activities that are more directly linked to nature. He has experienced a wide range of activities connected with the ocean and the land, as sailing, diving, professional fishing, surfing, natural bee keeping and organic agriculture, landscape architecture, and nature guiding. His best skill is his deep connection with nature.

  • Marta Mealha

    Originally from the centre of the Algarve, she has been coming to surf to this area since a very young age. Eleven years ago, she decided to move indefinitively to the Natural Park of Vicentina Coast (Southwest Algarve Portugal) and set up a surf school so she could live within the ocean surroundings, live among unspoiled nature, and of course, to surf. So she has been a surf teacher for the last 10 years as well as a local surf guide.

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Three healthy vegetarian daily meals with mostly locally grown products with fresh fruits, tea, snacks, and drinks are included in this package (this will be a non-alcoholic week). Thursday there won't be dinner served, you are free to explore the flavors of Sagres. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room along with other hotel guests; lunch takes place in several beautiful locations (everyday, Pure Flow Motions provide a delicious picnic lunch to be eaten where your activities take place). Dinner is served in the hotel's restaurant.

This camp is about well-being for your body and mind. In the hotel, there is a space especially for your health and relaxation, with a range of offers from a simple massage to specific treatments by specialists. There is a Turkish bath, a sauna, and a heated indoor pool. The participants of the Pure Flow Motions yoga weeks can make free use of the spa facilities of the hotel like Turkish steam bath, sauna, indoor swimming pool, and others. Massages are also available upon request.

Boat trips

At Baleeira harbor you can find all you need to explore the magnificent seas around Sagres. You can discover all the local marine life on fast and safe boats. The deep blues of the ocean and the aroma of the sea captivate our imagination. This is a trip not to be missed, as the impressive cliffs and seas around Sagres will remain forever etched in your memory. Should you prefer something more traditional, you can also take a family fishing trip on an original wooden fishing boat designed for group tours.


Memmo Baleeira has bicycles for rent so you can enjoy the best of Sagres and what their beautiful coast has to offer. The price is 8 EUR for two hours and 12 EUR for a whole day.


A different Algarve will uncover before your eyes. Wild and magical, it will fill you with an incredible energy along the Vicentina Coast Natural Park. The region's spectacular beauty promises great dive sites, considered some of the most magnificent on mainland Portugal. In summer, the prevailing wind is from the north, ensuring a calm sea, and favorable diving conditions.

Divers will be amazed by the variety of local species, both fauna and flora. From shoals of fish to sub-aquatic plants, there is a lot for divers to see. Local fish such as bodiões and judias, black and white sea bream, moray eels, and octopus swim in and out of the many crags and hollows that are typical of this region, but there is much more to explore here than simply crags and caves; there are also plenty of shipwrecks at depths of between 10 and 30 meters, with many located in fairly shallow waters and thus ideal for beginners. The temperature of the water varies between 13ºC and 22ºC.

Located in the Southwestern Portugal, this region is the perfect refuge for a variety of marine life and land-dwelling birds that depend on the sea as a source of nutrition. It is the sea which helps to make the coastal vegetation so unique. Mountains, cliffs, and the ocean that embraces the secrets of the Portuguese discoveries of the 15th and the 16th centuries. Explore all this through fabulous pedestrian and biking trails or diving spots with professional guidance and different difficulty levels, and enjoy your accommodation at Memmo Baleeira Hotel in Sagres.


Golfers can enjoy three unique and high quality golf courses within a 40 kilometers radius. Located 17 kilometers from the hotel, Parque da Floresta has a course length of 5.670 meters and 18 Par (SSS): 72(72), with design by Pepe Gancedo, Spanish amateur champion. This course has been integrated into the hillside where many of its natural features are still present. Unlike most golf courses, Parque da Floresta features a wide variety of holes, each with its individual characteristics. A combination of long drives and short putts are required to achieve a good score. All these challenges make golfers want to return to this course to perfect their technique in the most difficult holes.

Quinta da Boavista is 25 kilometers away from the hotel with a course length of 6.053 meters and 18 Par (SSS): 71(71), and designed by Howard Swan. Enjoying views of the Atlantic Ocean, historic town of Lagos, and the hills of Serra do Monchique, Quinta da Boavista offers a unique setting for golfers. Its design and location combined with a variety of holes make this a very enjoyable experience.

located 40 kilometers from hotel, Palmares has a course length of 5.961 meters with 18 Par (SSS): 71(72). Designed by architect Frank Pennink, this course is internationally known for its stunning views. The sequence of holes between the railway line and the beach cliffs are reminiscent of the famous British courses. The, "Almond Blossom" championship held every year in February attracts golfers from all over Europe.


Sagres is known for its inspiring landscapes and bright light. In addition to being a great place for surfing, hiking, and cycling, it is also perfect for running. Memmo Baleeira has the perfect location for those Guests that wish to have a healthy and active pristine getaway with a close contact with a pure and lively nature. Memmo Baleeira has designed three different itineraries for running with a distance of four and a half and 13 kilometers from an easy to medium level of difficulty. All you need is to bring your running shoes, ask for the running map at the reception, and enjoy yourself trying all three different paths.


South coast at Martinhal beach (next to hotel) - the predominately north winds during the summer months and crystal clear water make this beach one of the favourite spots for European windsurfers. In summer the beach is the perfect place for slalom, free ride, and freestyle with strong winds and calm waters. In winter, this spot is more suited to wave riding.

West coast at Tonel beach (five minutes from hotel) - July and August are the best months for windsurfing on this beach. During this time, the north winds blow offshore at Martinhal beach. If you are in the mood for wave riding, try out Tonel beach since the winds here are pretty good and the waves break regularly. But be careful, the small size of the beach area and the existence of rock outcrops make this place suitable only for experienced windsurfers.

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
For information about the booking conditions, please send Pure Flow Motions an inquiry.
  • Review by Gill Bristol from United Kingdom

    "It iwas a perfect combination of inspiring yoga and meditation, gentle walking in a beautiful setting with great company and learning to surf with no pressure and patient tuition. Michael, Marta and Nicholau are wonderful hosts. The food is absolutely delicious and the hotel is modern, comfortable and perfectly located overlooking the sea. I left feeling relaxed and re-energised. I will definitely be back. Thank you all." website, edited

  • Review by Marlene from Norway

    "I had a wonderful time. Amazing teachers, delicious food, great location, it was a perfect week. I will definitely come back again! "

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  • Review by John & Sarah

    "We had a really invigorating week. Loved the yoga with the sunrise and sunset and left very clean with all the vegetarian food. Michael is a great yoga teacher and Marta was really helpful with the surfing. We had a lovely week and enjoyed the programme very much. We left feeling newly calm and restored."

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  • Review by Andrea from Germany

    "After my second retreat in three years I can confess; it makes your body fit and your mind calm! At one of the most stunning and beautiful places at the ocean in Europe in an outstanding hotel. Meeting wonderful people from all over the world and having delicious food. A heartfelt thank you! "

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  • Review by John B from London, United Kingdom

    "Deeply restorative and relaxing. The perfect antidote to everyday stressful life. Wonderful Zen yoga, stunning hikes and invigorating surfing"


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  • Review by Sarah S from London, United Kingdom

    "Pure Flow Motions was completely faultless. Incredible teachers, delicious food, lovely hotel. It was a great week all around, it left me feelings so relaxed and really healthy! I was so impressed with the yoga classes and guidance, it was really good to have the variety in the classes. I would recommend this to everyone. "

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  • Review by Elisabeth from Norway

    "Inspiring and amazing! I will definitely be back again. We will miss you! "

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  • Review by Heather Connor from United Kingdom

    "You offer a truly balanced and unique activity holiday! Wouth your open, friendly and warm personalities you can´t help but join in, feel inspired and really challenge yourself. Thank you . "

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  • Review by Maryse from The Netherlands

    "I absolutely loved it. I am definitely leaving with more energy then I came with. Great people awesome instructors and dinner was amazing every day."

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  • Review by Camilla from Norway

    "Although I was here for a week, I feel I have had a months rest! I have learned so much and I will be forever grateful for the tools, techniques, laughter and memories. Thank you all so much and I´ll be back one day! "

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  • Review by Joanna M from United Kingdom

    "This was an amazing experience. My friend recommended this retreat to me last year and now I will also recommend it to everyone! Thank you for such a wonderful week."


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  • Review by Elisa and Rob from United Kingdom

    "An amazing holiday. The combination between yoga & surfing & hiking fits very well. The food was also excellent ( I am even thinking of going vegeterian ;) . Really inspiring week overall that has given me motivation to start making changes in my life to make it better and be happier! " "

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  • Review by Karen Manion

    "This retreat gave me much more then expected! I really got to understand the meditative part of yoga. The surf, yoha , hike and great food is a splendid combination. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Tavira, Portugal

    "By visiting Sagres,the Memmo hotel has a tremendous view over local fish harbor. You will be quite surprised over this fantastic hotel.We went here for birthday and 23rd wedding day celebration.Fantastic staff.They even found out by their own that my wife had birthday and showed up with nice small cakes ad champagne in our room.We wold love to visit this hotel in the future."

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  • Review by Kylie from Barcelona, Spain

    "Pure Flow Motions is a week of fun, activity and relaxation in a beautiful setting. The hotel has a wonderful location, the rooms are spacious and well appointed and the breakfast has a good selection for all tastes. Michael, Nicolau and Marta are all inspiring people and instructors, I learned many things from all of them. The yoga sessions were suitable for all levels and were well suited to our other activities. The surf lessons were fun, lots of laughter and everyone felt they achieved something. The hikes across the bluffs were made very informative, the scenery was made more beautiful by knowing about the plants and rock formations. Everyday we were served a warm vegetarian lunch at the beach or on the trail and the evening meals were enjoyable back at the hotel after the second yoga session. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough, it was well run and we felt the instructors were having as much fun as we were. After a week I felt very relaxed and much more flexible, I hope to keep up my yoga practice until I have a chance to go back for another stay with Pure Flow Motions. Thank you to everyone involved.", edited

  • Review by Katherine Swingler

    "Thank you all for a fantastic week. The whole experience exceeded my expectations by far and although I don't think I'll ever be a champion surfer, it was great fun trying!! I would definitely recommend the retreat to anyone who wants and needs a complete break as I've come back home feeling refreshed with a new perspective on the every day things. Looking forward to visiting again sometime x"

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  • Review by Nathalie Sanchez from Paris, France

    "Thank you Michael, Marta, and Nicolau! This retreat was more than what I expected. A perfect mix of good energies, mindfulness and sport. A full program with some moments of freedom and relax. The hotel was super comfortable, very beautiful, quiet and contemporary. The view was amazing and the yoga lessons every morning and evening were real moment of pleasure.I keep practicing in Paris every morning (for surfing and hiking in the city it's more difficult !) I hope you will continue this retreat every year. Enjoy your winter! ", edited

  • Review by Carole Bender from London, UK

    "This was exactly as a retreat should be. plenty to do if you wished. But plenty of time and great places for solitude if you wished. All the staff were friendly, helpful, patient, tolerant and compassionate allowing for people of all different levels and abilities."

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  • Review by Erin M from Denmark

    "This retreat has the best of everything. From delicious food, beautiful accommodation and being pampered. This week was action packed yet still relaxing. It was a great balance of yoga and meditation and enjoying the outdoors surfing and hiking. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Sonia G from United Kingdom

    "My mind has been opened, stresses released. I can now feel who I am and I am beautiful."

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  • Review by Joydeep from USA

    "With wonderful energy I leave completely revived, renewed and connected with the world! I can´t wait to come back again."

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  • Review by Yana from Spain

    "After completing an amazing week with Pure Flow Motions and it´s unique and lovely team, I feel truly recharged and just grateful to have been a part of it all! Come here with an open heart and mind and you are in for a special treat in the beautiful Algarve."

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  • Review by Claire E from United Kingdom

    "It outdid all of my expectations. A full week of surfing, hiking and yoga, with very special teachers. The hotel and food were both excellent and great to meet new people and share experiences. The Pure Flow Motions team all went the extra mile and made everyone relaxed , included and at one with nature and themselves no matter if you are alone, with friends, young or old, fit or unfit. You will leave relaxed, refreshed, invigorated both mentally and physically. I highly recommend it !"

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  • Review by Hana

    "You guys are amazing! Such great vibes here and being with you. Loved every minute! Keep up the good work."

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  • Review by Ami from UK

    "Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. You are wonderful hosts and companions. Thank you for all your passion and commitment to make everyone feel good and to have a great time!Thank you for great conversations and this experience will surely stay with me for a long time to come!"

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  • Review by Fieke M.

    "Whether you are beginner in yoga or surfing or a pro, all is good. The surf lessons are practical and safe, the yoga classes wonderful for body and mind. Perfect. I had a great week with Pure Flow Motions."

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  • Review by Peter from Germany

    "Thank you for teaching me in a way to make my heart smile."

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  • Review by Patty H. from Netherlands

    "It was a wonderful week which put my mind and body at ease. I felt like a child again enjoying the waves, trying to surf them and wandering on the cliffs was breathtaking. Excellent!"

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  • Review by Denelle from USA

    "Thanking I selected this retreat after reviewing many others because of the variety of activities and not only was I impressed with all of them, but everything else from the home cooked meal to the laid back atmosphere that made me feel at home. The teachers are all amazing humans, not only in what they say or what they teach, but also in how they live. It was inspiring just being in their presence. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Sonia

    "Thank you so much for changing how I feel about life. I feel more positive and relaxed. I love you all!"

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  • Review by Nicole

    "Starting everyday with a smile! Never knew a full program could be so relaxing. Thanks it was an inspiring week. Good vibes!"

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  • Review by Jenny Prokop from Birmingham, UK

    "I didn’t know what to expect but it couldn’t have been a greater experience! So much heart in everything! Thank you for everything Marta, Michael, Nicolau and of course Anina!"

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  • Review by Catherine from UK

    "Dear Michael, Marta and Nicolau, just a quick note to say thank you. It was a really special experience to be so welcomed by you all and to share everything with you - yoga, surfing, beaches, cliffs, beauty, peacefulness and your home last night - we were all really touched by your genuine openness and generosity. After a week where every day was an unexpected treat that you had put so much thought into, the meal last night was a perfect end - the colors and flavors and the time and care that went into making it just right will stay with me.. and I hope your spirit of giving will also remain a part of me. lots of love."

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  • Review by Claire Silva Morreira from Belgium

    "You have all three managed to convey your passion and now I feel very happy. Many many thanks!!! The meditation in the forest was a very good experience for me. Thanks, brigado, gracias, merci, danke..."

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  • Review by Charlotte Rawlings from UK

    "This is a well balanced retreat with an excellent mix of mindful and fun activities. As a result of the healthy eating and mind & body workouts, I feel fully rejuvenated. Thank you to the team, such a wonderful mixture of complementing personalities."

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  • Review by Robert from UK

    "I enjoyed a fantastic week. Plenty of variation, great food and a great company. Feeling much healthier and with a slightly changed attitude to life. Awesome, thanks!"

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  • Review by Marian from UK

    "I thought the yoga and meditation was exceptional. For the last three years I have had ill health , but going on the PureFlowMotions retreat was the best medicine for body and mind. It has given me a new way of life and made me more grateful for the simple moments in life and how to live in the moment. Marta, Nicolau and Michael have created a week long programme, but the lessons and experiences will stay the rest of my life.", edited

  • Review by Sarah from UK

    "An ideal setting for a memorable week of mind and body connection. Michael, Marta and Nicolau are warm, welcoming and talented teachers. A great combination of relaxation and excitement. The whole of me feels alive, energized and blessed. Thank you for creating this wonderful experience!", edited

  • Review by Carol from Ireland

    "This was exactly how a retreat should be. Plenty to do if you want, but also plenty of time and great places for moments of soltitude of you wish. All the staff were friendly, helpful, patient, tolerant and compassionete, allowing for people of all different levels and abilities. ", edited

  • Review by George from USA

    "Pure Flow Motions was for me a chance to reconnect with myself and nature. Everyday was a learning and fun experience. The PFM crew really made it their priority for you to have the perfect retreat. Michael is one of the best yoga teachers I have had, he knows to explain everything in a very understandable way.", edited

  • Review by Antje from Germany

    "Everything was fine with Pure Flow Motions. It was a very nice holiday with very warm, attentive and competent people who did everything to make us participants feel welcome.", edited

  • Review by Jan Puttevils from Belgium

    "You guys are wonderful, complementary dream team! I came here with no expectations for the yoga and surfing and you opened up a whole new world for me. We walked through ourselves during yoga and meditation and we walked through nature with an open mind. You made us come more in contact with ourselves and with nature and the ocean. I was amazed by the thrill of surfing. I hope I can come back soon to ride the waves of our mind and the ocean with you guys again! Keep the good work! Love you!"

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  • Review by Charlotte Sexton from London, UK

    "I arrived in Portugal feeling mentally and physically tired. After a week of yoga, meditation, walking, surfing and healthy food my mind and body feels reinvigorated. I feel like I am going back to London a lot lighter and more equipped to face negative situations. Marta, Michael and Nicolau were warm and welcoming people who do everything they can to make sure everyone enjoys and gets something out of the retreat. I would recommend Pure Floe Motions to anyone who needs a break and has an open mind."

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  • Review by Sarah Davis from Australia

    "This week has been fantastic- The retreat offered the perfect balance of relaxation, activity, energy and fun. The team was supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring. I would and will definitely come back!"

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  • Review by Rosetta from Swansea, UK

    "I thoroughly enjoyed my week with Pure flow motions and would certainly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a good active, relaxing and healthy holiday. The hotel was excellent in every way. Martha, Michael and Nicolau were the best guides and teachers anyone could ask for. The food was fantastic. Many thanks to Anina also. The week has certainly delivered what it promised, and more – it exceeded my expectations :) Namaste!"

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  • Review by Andrew from UK

    "I actually hadn't realised how disconnected from the present moment I had become until this week. I have had a very gentle but nonetheless dramatic shift in focus. Marta, Michael and Nicolau really care and put so much effort into the experience. It's authentic and lovely and a genuine retreat.", edited

  • Review by Hathi from UK

    "It was a totally relaxed vacation which was just filled with many nice and enjoyable activities. Everybody was extremely nice and welcoming and I had a wonderful vacation!", edited

  • Review by Class from Wunderlich, Germany

    "A great experience with lovely people. Lots of laughs and an authentic taste of the laid back way of life at the end of Europe.", edited

  • Review by Lisa from Austria

    "I really have been expecting a lot because of the reviews and pictures on the home page, but still this week was giving me so much more. I am totally hooked up with surfing now! Thank you so much!", edited

  • Review by Bunsi from UK

    "This retreat has provided the perfect mix of peace and energy for both the mind and body. I enjoyed every activity and they complemented each other so well. I feel totally relaxed but also energised. I have learned a lot about how to just be. I intend on taking back and putting into practice each day. Thank you so much to all of you, providing me with experiences of yoga, meditation, surf, hiking and a great food every day.", edited

  • Review by Charlotte from UK

    "This is a well balanced retreat with an excellent mix of mindful and fun activities. As a result of the healthy eating and mind & body workouts, I feel fully rejuvenated. Thank you to the team, such a wonderful mixture of complementing personalities.", edited

  • Review by Georgia from UK

    "The week exceeded all my expectations with the perfect balance of activity, healthy living and new experiences. I could not have hoped for a better week and I know I will approach the real life more calmly and better equipped to face its challenges.", edited

  • Review by Bunsi Sha from UK

    "This retreat has provided the perfect mix of peace and energy for both the mind and body. I enjoyed every activity and they complemented each other so well. I feel totally relaxed but also energized. I have learned a lot about how to just be . I intend on taking back and putting into practice each day. Thank you so much to all of you, providing me with experiences of yoga, meditation, surf, walking and a great lunch every day!"

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  • Review by George T from London, UK

    "Fantastic – a truly wonderful retreat! If you don’t want to spend all of your time just doing yoga, throw in some surfing lessons and a bit of walking, then this will be the perfect retreat for you. The accommodation is excellent and the teachers are even better!"

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  • Review by Femia Smit from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    "I didn't know what to expect this week, but it exceeded all of my expectations. It was such a relaxing week. The combination of yoga, surfing, walking, and the food was perfect.The yoga classes were very good. Michael talks you through all the exercises and corrected you in a very gentle way. It was not just some lessons as he started a kind of project and showed us how to practice the exercises and meditation, so that we could take it home and continue the project and stay connected with body and mind.The surf lessons were given by Marta with a lot of patience and joy. She teaches us step-by-step what to do and that worked wonderful. The walks by Nicolau were really great. It was such a beautiful scenery and the walks were very interesting and mindful.Thank you so much of all your kindness and love.", edited

  • Review by Sharlin from London, UK

    "It's an absolutely fabulous retreat - Micheal, Marta, and Nicolau are absolutely fantastic, very considerate, and caring people. They have put together a very enriching and rewarding experience - I would go again.", edited

  • Review by Josephine from Virginia, USA

    "This yoga surf hike retreat was my ultimate dream retreat! I was able to clear my head and just be in a very calm and relaxed state of mind. The yoga instructor is the best I have had. I am a beginner and I like he softly talked thru each movement, corrected my postures and helping me doing it right. You just naturally follow his voice into a very comfortable self.And there is activities too. The nature hike was guided by a knowledgeable guide. Seeing the fantastic views of the coasts, makes you connect. The surfing was fun. My first time, was nervous at first but it was so easy to enjoy soon. The lunches are great! Made by a lady who really know how to cook yummy flavorful vegetarian food.The organizers are pure nature and yoga lovers, not business people so you have to make more efforts in communication and booking. They may forget to tell you what to bring or wear before heading out to an outdoor activity so make sure you ask ahead.All in all, this is a great retreat I would recommend to everyone!", edited

  • Review by Samira

    "Everything went very well. I would say that I was welcomed with open arms and got treated very good by Martha, Michael and Nicholau! Dont have any negative feedback about them at all!", edited

  • Review by Anna Sharp from London, UK

    "I have never felt so utterly satisfied, grateful and happy with a holiday! It was a wonderful balance of activities. Also it was great that people can opt in / out activities if they felt like a quiet time. All of you guys are warm, kind, friendly and fantastic at what you do. Thank you, I have never felt so utterly satisfied, grateful and happy with a holiday. It was a wonderful balance of activities. Also it was great that people can opt in/out activities if they felt like a quiet time. All of you guys are warm, kind, friendly and fantastic at what you do. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Ana Vandenberk from Belgium

    "A week to never forget! A week to find myself in the moment again. A week to reflect, where my life is going. A week to set priorities right. A week to find my Zen attitude again. A week to taste the niceness of surfing the waves. A week to discover the wonderful nature of Sagres. But most of all a week to meet wonderful and inspiring people. I just loved getting to know the retreat buddies and the wonderful positive retreat crew. Michael, Marta and Nicolau you are just great people. Thanks for the nice experiences, and food, and nice talks. I just loved the retreat. Just what I needed! I hope to see you guys again!"

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  • Review by Mana Constantinescu from Romania

    "You are amazing, wonderful and very warm and generous peoples. It was a real pleasure to be here with you. You are doing a lot of efforts to satisfy our needs. We have a lot of comprehension and patience from you. I am really grateful for this week, and the new things that I discovered. A huge thank you."

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Sagres 8650-367, Portugal

Pure Flow Motions offer yoga and surf retreats in Algarve, Portugal. A week to develop a deep connection through yoga, surf, meditation course, and wonderful hikes in natural park.

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from US$685

7 days / 6 nights


This vacation is available from March to June and September to November with arrival on Sunday, departure on Saturday.


Low season
  • November - March


High seasons
  • April - October

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