5 Days Budget Yoga Retreat in Colares, Portugal

  • Star Pine Lodge, Estrada do Rodizio 145, 2705-341 Colares, Portugal

5 Days Budget Yoga Retreat in Colares, Portugal

  • Star Pine Lodge, Estrada do Rodizio 145, 2705-341 Colares, Portugal

Budget Yoga Retreat Portugal

Have you been dreaming of going on a yoga retreat in a natural environment, practicing yoga, and waking up to the sound of the waves breaking on the shores? Then this yoga holiday is simply perfect for you. Star Pine Lodge was created by outdoor sports enthusiasts who found the perfect set up to follow their passions in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais. Perfectly situated just above Praia Grande beach and surrounded by the hilly forests of Sintra, you can enjoy your days practicing yoga, surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding, among others. The cozy and friendly atmosphere of Star Pine Lodge makes it easy to meet like-minded travelers and settle in from the first moment. Star Pine Lodge is also a good base to enjoy the stunning nature of this region, visit the UNESCO world heritage town of Sintra, or take a day trip to Cascais or Lisbon.

Highlights

  • Morning yoga sessions for three days
  • Daily evening yoga sessions for three days
  • Plenty of free time to explore or take part in various activities
  • Free use of pool, yoga & fitness area, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
  • Daily breakfast buffet and lunch pack
  • Fresh fruits and tea all day
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • German, English
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The main idea behind Star Pine Lodge was to create a happy place where everyone can feel home. We think that an inspiring surrounding helps you to just be yourself and that is what the Star Pine Lodge is. Built by a team of travelers from all over the globe we managed to create a great mix of art and nature, color and forms, materials and styles which go side by side in harmony and make you feel welcome.

Single room with shared bathroom

These rooms come with 140 cm beds and nice views. Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily.

Double room with shared bathroom

These rooms come with a big double or two single beds and nice views. Shared bathrooms are cleaned daily.

Single room with private bathroom

These rooms come with 140 cm beds and are facing the garden area. Please send an inquiry to Star Pine Lodge for a quote.

Double room with private bathroom

These rooms come with a big double or two single beds and are facing the garden area. Please send an inquiry to Star Pine Lodge for a quote.

General equipment

In the individual decoration and harmonious furnishing of the rooms, recycled wood was used to keep the environmental impact at a minimum. For a good night of sleep, all beds are equipped with anti allergy mattresses from Molaflex.

Swimming pool

Go for a nice splash in our pool, hang out under the waterfall or just relax in the sun and listen to the murmur of the water. There is always on sheltered space waiting for you somewhere around the pool.

Yoga area

We love our Pavilion and all of us would like to live in it. Built only of recycled wood and windows we managed to create a gorgeous 70 m² space with ocean view that can be opened or closed according to weather conditions. Twice a day we welcome you to join our yoga classes or just stretch or train in that peaceful environment. You will find various training equipment waiting for you.

Garden

Our 1200m² garden is there for relaxing; find yourself a hammock and chill under one of the 20m high Star pines in the shade, or just find your own little space. Our garden is completely surrounded by 2-3m high reed and gives you the privacy you need.

Common kitchen

As some of us don´t want to eat out every day and would rather spend the money on other stuff, we prepared a fully equipped kitchen for you. Here you will find everything you need to prepare your food the way you want it.

BBQ area

With a daily fish market and several butchers around, feel free to light up a fire and enjoy a BBQ any time.

Chill-out lounge

A cozy lounge area with comfortable sofas, TV and a fireplace. Here you can have your breakfast, hang out in front of the fireplace or just meet some other guests. Free tea and fruit are always waiting here for you.

Morning yoga

The morning yoga session is one hour and 30 minutes of Vinyasa yoga. Asanas with emphasis on balance, stretching, and strength will be the focus of this lesson. The experienced yoga teacher, Ines, will guide you through the various positions for more body awareness and flexibility, and prepare your mind for the day.

Evening yoga

The evening yoga classes will be held before dinner. This one-hour yoga session focuses on how to restore your energy by relaxing your muscles and calming your mind after an action-packed day.

The Star Pine Lodge is surrounded by the green hills and the mystic forests of the natural park of Sintra & Cascais to the east and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean to the west. The surrounding is so diverse that we would have to write a book about all the things you can see, experience and discover here. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, then you won’t find it anywhere. That we can promise.

Beaches

The extensive Praia Grande and its little sister the scenic Praia Pequena with its steep cliffs are only a short walk from Star Pine Lodge. Great beaches for surfing. Here, you find little restaurants, snack bars as well as a surf shop. Take a short bike ride or a 20-minute walk and you get into Praia das Macas, a nice little beach with a little village that offers restaurantes, little grocery stores, bakeries and cafes.

Besides these, more wellknown beaches the area also has some more hidden bays on offer, where even on a summer sunday you will hardly find any people, if you don't mind a little hike down the cliffs. In a radius of 30 kilometers to the south / east (Cascais / Lisbon) and north (Ericeira), you find dozens of more beaches, bays and reefs offering perfect conditions for all kinds of water sports.

Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

The Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, spreading out from the mountains of Sintra to the beaches of Cascais, represents a unique diversity of landscape and without doubt the most breathtaking region in Portugal. It includes sand dunes, rugged coastline with high cliffs and sandy bays, dense forests and calm lakes, with the majestic Serra de Sintra overlooking it all. The centuries old symbiosis of manmade Sintra and the surrounding nature has gained the whole area the status of UNESCO cultural heritage.

It is in its approximately 145 square kilometers where most of your activities take place, and where you never stop to marvel at the countless historical and natural wonders.

Sintra

15 minutes inland from Star Pine Lodge lies Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic town has been a summer residence for the Portuguese Royal families from the 14th to the 20th century and thus there are several impressive royal buildings to visit. Dominating the city's center, you find the Palacio Nacional, with its two famous conic chimneys. On top of the Monte de Pena, you can see the fantastic 19th century Palacio da Pena from as far away as Lisbon. Surrounded by a beautiful and exotic garden, this combination of Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic and Neo-Renaissance architecture is a must-see and the view of the surrounding area will blow you away.

The remains of the Castelo dos Mouros, the Castle of the Moors, date back to the 8th century, the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula. Nowadays, the ruins of the castle invite the visitor to get lost in time and enjoy the majestic view from its ancient walls. Brightly illuminated at night it still seems to protect the city of Sintra.

Further sites not to be missed include the Palacio da Regaleira estate, a romantic palace and chapel surrounded by four hectares of park, featuring fountains, lakes, grottoes and wells and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the Palacio de Monserrate with its laid back park, where you find one of the richest botanical gardens in Portugal.

Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca, as part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, marks the western most point of mainland Europe. Its impressive cliffs reach up to 140 meters above sea level and the stunning view over the Atlantic ocean gives a real end-of-the-world feeling. 16th century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes honored Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins".

Some hidden beaches and amazing tracks around the cliffs allow for your own little discoveries.

Cascais / Estoril

The coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril are culturally and naturally rich and offer innumerous sight-seeing attractions. Great shopping, beaming nightlife and the Casino of Estoril, Europe's largest casino, add to the attractions of these twin cities in the Greater Lisbon subregion.

Colares

Colares is a little traditional village a short bike ride from the camp. A nice place to have a coffee and enjoy its quiet charms. In Star Pine Lodge Portugals opinion, it is one of the nicest small towns in the area where Portugal is still Portugal.

Lisbon

The Portuguese capital is one of the oldest cities in the world and less than a 40-minutes drive from Star Pine Lodge. Rich in architecture and culture, it is also a very vibrant city and a must-see for everybody coming to Portugal. It can be easily reached from the camp for a daytrip. Highlights include the view from the Castelo Sao Jorge on the top of the oldest district Alfama, a stroll through the shopping districts of Baixa and Chiado, a tram ride with the traditional Nr. 28, taking you up and down steep, narrow streets or the modern architecture of the Parque das Nacoes, with the Ocenarium, one of Europe's largest aquariums. And don't miss out on a night in Bairro Alto, a quiet neighbourhood during the day but turning into the center of nightlife after the sun has gone down.

Between Lisbon and Cascais, Star Pine Lodge suggests a stop at Belem, where you can visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a huge monastery giving impressive proof of Portugal's former wealth and importance during the Age of Discoveries. Built in the 16th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Close by at the river shore, you find the Torre de Belem, a 16th century watch tower guarding the entrance of the river Tagus. UNESCO World Heritage as well, the Tower of Belem is one of Lisbon's famous landmarks. Once in Belem, don't forget to taste the world famous Pasteis de Belem! Finally, a visit to the top of Cristo Rei, the 80-meter tall Jesus statue on the hills on the south shore of the river, allows for a breathtaking view over Lisbon.

Nearby places:

  • ATM - 7 minute walk
  • Azenhas do Mar Beach, 3.5km
  • Cascais - 25 minutes by car
  • Colares Village (supermarket, butcher, pharmacy etc.), 3 km
  • Lisbon Airport - 35 minutes by car
  • Lisbon Center - 45 minutes by car
  • Praia Grande Beach - 7 minute walk
  • Praia Pequena Beach - 6 minute walk
  • Praia das Maçãs Beach - 15 minute walk
  • Sintra - 15 minutes by bus
  • Praia das Macas (supermarket, fish market, pharmacy, etc.), 1.5 km

Daily breakfast buffet and lunch package are include in the price.

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. You´ll find yourself struggling to decide at our rich breakfast buffet. Choose between various kinds of fresh bread and rolls, cereals, jams, honey, different kinds of ham and cheese, vegetables, fruit, eggs, yoghurt, milk, soy milk, coffee, tea, water, juices and more. Don´t they say it´s the most important meal of the day?

Lunch pack

Pack yourself a lunch at our breakfast buffet, including a self made sandwich, a 0.5 L drink, a fruit and a cereal bar. Ready for an exciting day!

BBQ

Enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer while waiting for fresh fish, tasty meat and fresh vegetables gaining that special BBQ flavor. BBQs connect people.

Dinner

We can arranged 3 course dinners for groups of min. 8 persons. This service is not always available and need to be booked in advance.

  • Boule
  • Climbing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse-back riding
  • Kite surf
  • Mountain bike
  • Rock climbing
  • Skate boarding
  • SUP
  • Surfing
  • Windsurf

Massage

You can book various styles of massage at our reception. Please be aware that they have to be booked in advance.

  • 3 morning yoga sessions
  • 3 evening yoga sessions, one hour per session
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch package
  • Free use of yoga mats and accessories
  • Free use of pool, yoga & fitness area, garden, chill-out-lounge, common kitchen
  • Unlimited fresh fruits and tea daily
  • WiFi
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage treatment
  • Other sports activities
  • Beach towels
  • Sports rental

Arrival by plane

The nearest airport is Lisbon Airport. From there, Star Pine Lodge can arrange an airport transfer at an extra cost.

Colares, Portugal

Star Pine Lodge offers accommodation and a range of activities, including surfing, climbing, mountain bike, and yoga.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, except from November 30 - March 1. Please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • November 1-30

 

Mid season
  • March 1-31
  • April 1-30
  • May 1-31
  • June 1-30
  • October 1-31

 

High season
  • July 1-31
  • August 1-31
  • September 1-30

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