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6 Days Surf and Yoga Holiday in Praia Areia Branca, Portugal

Avenida do Golfinho, 12530-213 Lourinhã, Portugal

Surf and Yoga Holiday Portugal

Since 2003, Ripar brings yoga to the surfing community in Areia Branca. The ancient knowledge of yoga and its benefits on surfing are now subject of great interest and plenty of top surfers nowadays include surfing in their training routines. Stretch and relax your body, recharge your mind, and get prepared for a more exciting life to come!

Meet the instructors

Inês, Xico, & Pipas
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Highlights

  • 1 daily surf lesson
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Praia da Areia Branca, a perfect place for surfers
  • Discounts Backdoor Surf Shop
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Homemade breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Portuguese
The maximum participants in the group is 17
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$78 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • ATM / banking
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

During this retreat, you will stay at Neptune Surf House. It is a Portuguese holiday house by the beach and perfect for you who are looking for a nice, friendly, and homey place to spend a vacation. Whether you are looking for an adventurous surfing or a relaxing beach holiday alone, with friends, or family, your Portuguese host, João Paulo, will make you feel at home at once.

Neptune Surf House is a house with 6 rooms. Top terrace with a sunset view. The house provides dorm up to 5, double and triple rooms. Perfect to chill and have outside yoga classes. You will get a free Wi-Fi inside the house.

Common areas

  • Big rooftop terrace
  • 2 balconies
  • Solarium main room (living/meals)
  • 2 kitchens (1 staff and 1 guest)
  • 5 bathrooms (3 common and 2 suites)
  • 2 outdoor showers

Extra (free) facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Surf "Cinema"
  • Surf books/magazines
  • Skateboards and bikes (when available)

Activities / partners and friends

  • Sport (surf and SUP)
  • Zen and relax (yoga, massage, spa)
  • Cultural (tours, adventures, and transfers)

Rooms

  • 2 suites: big double beds (200 x 150 cm / 200 x 140 cm), 2 bathrooms
  • 1 double: 2 single beds (200 x 80 cm) or 1 big double bed (200 x 160 cm) options
  • 1 double and 1: 2 single beds (200 x 90 cm / 1.95 x 100 cm), extra single bed option (190 x 90 cm)
  • 2 dorm rooms: 2 bunk beds (190 x 90 cm) / 4 single XL beds (200 x 90 cm)

Program

It is a well known now, that yoga is a great surfing enhancer as you work strength, balance, flexibility, and focus during yoga practices and that affects directly your efficiency in the water, your recovery time in between surf sessions, the likely to have lesions and your connection to nature.

With the early morning yoga sessions, you can slowly connect to your inner self, wake up with the ocean's breeze energy and prepare your body's muscles for paddling, standing up, riding waves and to avoid injuries.

Through conscious breathing exercises you can enhance your endurance in the water, with a sharp, focused mind you can make better wave choices, follow more precisely their experienced surf teacher's advice and, later on in the afternoon and close to the sunset, you can stretch and relax your body, recharge your mind, and get prepared for a more exciting life to come. Surf lessons schedules can change due to tides and ocean conditions, but the regular schedule works like this.

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Yoga class
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Break
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Surf lesson
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Break
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga class

Instructors

Inês Oliveira

Xico

Pipas

Retreat location

Praia da Areia Branca is located 65 kilometers distance from Lisbon. Near the best Portuguese surf spots, Praia da Areia Branca is the perfect place for surfers, nature lovers, families, friends, and couples. It has something magical that is difficult to describe by words. You can easily fall in love for this small paradise.

Praia da Areia Branca, in Portugal, is a small seashore village that has not yet been massively occupied by tourism and in where you can have contact with the local population in a calm and safe environment. At Praia da Areia Branca, you have at your disposal several restaurants, bars, and cafe's for different tastes, a minigolf course, a futsal field, and tennis courts.

With beautiful beaches all along the coast, you can say that the beaches nearby have a mystic aura, filled with a great amount of biodiversity and geodiversity, all of them have hidden treasures to be found. The biggest of all is, with no doubts, the perfect sunset that happens over and over again, once per day, and each of them so differently. You can walk everywhere!

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Surfing

General

  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Free healthy surfer breakfast (yogurt, cereals, superfood seeds, local fruits and bread, croissant, butter, jam, ham and cheese, nectar juices, coffee, milk, and tea).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Ripar Surf School offers a special massage therapy which helps alleviate physical exhaustion, tensions and other minor conditions that the surf students may experience after an intensive surf session. The objective of the therapy is to restore the flexibility of the joints by loosening minor muscle contractions and correcting mechanical imbalances caused by the unusual exercise.

The shiatsu massage is based on the principles of Chinese traditional medicine. It consists of applying pressure to the acupoints, in which the therapist uses fingers, palms, feet, and his/ her own weight, without using any oils or creams.

The most important benefits are stimulation of the self-regulatory system of the organism, deep relaxation of body and mind and the release of energetic tensions and blockages. It will also support the natural and free flow of vital energy (Qi) and the contact with the body and inner self. You can also enjoy surf and yoga, or just relax on the beach, bars, cafes, and restaurants.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Linen and towels
  • 10 hours of surf lessons (5 days / 2 hours each)
  • 15 hours of yoga classes (5 days / 2 sessions a day / 1.30 hours each)
  • Sports insurance
  • Certified surf instructors
  • Transfer from the surf base to other surf spots (if necessary)
  • Board and wetsuit (on classes)
  • Yoga mat

What's not included

  • Other meals

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Arriving at Praia Areia Branca from Lisbon Airport (LIS) is very easy. You just need to get metro at the airport to Jardim Zoologico Metro Station (Sete Rios) and there get a bus to Praia Areia Branca. All schedules as prices here www.rede-expressos.pt.

Ripar Surf School can also pick up guest at Lisbon Airport (LIS) and drive them to their accommodation. The prices are 1 - 3 person (70 EUR) and 4 - 7 persons (120 EUR).

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$78 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 on arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • March
  • April
  • November

 

Mid season

 

  • May
  • June
  • October

 

High season

 

  • July
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