Surf and Yoga Retreat in Galicia, Spain

Surrounded by a mountain range, which provides a unique view of the Atlantic coast, together with its beautiful and comfortable interior, the surf house is the ideal place for an unforgettable vacation. Practice yoga and learn how to surf in a friendly atmosphere in this retreat in Galicia, Spain.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga classes and practices
  • Surf classes, which includes surfing equipment
  • Opportunity to explore the area and enjoy activities
  • Enjoy the free access to outdoor pool
  • Daily breakfast buffet and dinner
  • 7 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer available:
Santiago de Compostela Airport (US$93 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

The Surf House As Furnas was opened in the year 2012. Surrounded by a mountain range, which provides a unique view of the Atlantic coast, together with its beautiful and comfortable interior, the Surf House is the ideal place for an unforgettable vacation.

It offers five rooms with a double bed and one room with two single beds, each room with a private bathroom. On the ground floor, there is an exclusively furnished community kitchen, a laundry room, a comfortable dining room and a cozy living room with TV and DVD, having a direct access to one of the two spacious sun terraces.

The entire house has wireless internet access, as well as, DVDs, books, games and detailed tourist information about the various activities and excursions in the area. The extensive garden with lots of green space and its own little forest has plenty of space to practice yoga, play a football game or just relax in one of the hammocks. In the accompanying garden house, you will find bicycles for lending, as well as, volleyball net, badminton rackets, paddles, beach toys, air mattresses, etc. Since 2017 the Surf House also offers a pool to relax and cool off while you are having a refreshing drink after the surf session.

Surfhouse As Furnas Surf and Yoga Retreat in Spain Program

Have a vacation in one of the most beautiful surf regions on the north coast of Spain - Surfhouse As Furnas is offering you this retreat where you can enjoy your days with yoga, surf and other activities to create and embrace new unforgettable memories.

Surfing

Galicia is undoubtedly the place with the highest probability of waves in mainland Europe.

The remaining, untouched by mass tourism region in the immediate vicinity of the surf house, together with its miles of sandy beaches and coves, offers ideal conditions for surfing. Whether beginner or advanced, for each level and for almost every forecast, you can find the appropriate conditions. Overcrowded lineups do not exist here!

Surf lessons

The surf courses are exclusively in small groups (maximum 7 people). This allows the instructors to respond individually to the participants and thus, a faster learning in a friendly atmosphere is guaranteed. The provided surfing equipment is in perfect condition and complies with the latest safety standards.

All beaches are about a 1 to 15 minutes drive from each other. Some of the best spots are: Vilar, Ladeira, Corrubedo, Las Furnas and Rio Sieira. The water temperature during the summer months amounts to about 20 degrees, which usually persists until late October. For water sports such as surfing and kite surfing, a 3/2mm wetsuit is recommended during the summer months and a 4/3mm wetsuit for the rest of the year.

Surf lessons topic

  • Detailed theoretical and practical lessons
  • Information about each surf spots
  • The right surfboard and wetsuit, matching both your surf level and your body proportions
  • Professional surf lessons with qualified surf instructors (licensed by the International Surfing Association ISA or the Galician Surf federation)

Yoga

In recent years, more and more surfers have discovered yoga for themselves. For surfing, you need strength, endurance and balance and coordination properties that are trained in yoga practice. More flexibility and better body voltage can significantly improve your surfing. In addition, muscles and tendons are stretched and relaxed during yoga and you are therefore automatically protected against injuries.

The yoga classes are always designed to complement surf lessons. In good weather, the classes are given either in the garden at the surf house or at the beach of As Furnas, while in bad weather they take place in the cultural center of Xuo. Surfhouse As Furnas only works with experienced and qualified yoga teachers who know exactly what constitutes the right combination of stretching, breathing and concentration and relaxation.

Retreat location

The Surf House As Furnas is located in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, in the small village of Xuo, on the western Atlantic coast. The Atlantic climate and fertile soil create a green Spain with lush meadows and forests and the coastline is known for its miles of sandy beaches and secluded coves. The good Galician cuisine is one of its tourist pillars. The excellent quality and variety of local products serve as a basis for diverse delicacies and dishes. The people are friendly and the area around the Surf House is completely untouched by mass tourism.

The place Xuo, with its nearly 1,000 inhabitants, is located midway between the Atlantic and the mountain range of Barbanza, just a 5 minutes walk to the two beaches As Furnas and Rio Sieira. The Surf House is located in the hills at the foot of the mountain A Curota, which offers a variety of routes for both cycling and hiking. The view from the top is unique, ranging from the islands of Cies up to Finisterre, also known as the end of the world.

For taking a walk along the sea, the 4 kilometers long wooden walkway starting in Xuo offers a perfect opportunity. It runs from the beaches of Rio Sieira and As Furnas up to two lagoons, which are separated by a narrow belt of dunes.

Distances:

  • Alvedro Airport, 134 kilometers - 90 minutes
  • O Porto / Portugal Airport, 235 kilometers - 140 minutes
  • Peinador Airport, 99 kilometers - 75 minutes
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport, 79 kilometers - 55 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Room cleaning

Food

Extensive breakfast buffet is included in the p rice. Optional dinner with two dishes and a dessert. Fresh products from the region are used as well as all kinds of produce. Be it seafood, meat, vegetarian or gluten free,they focus on good quality.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
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)

In addition to the ideal conditions for surfing, the area around the Surf House also offers a wide range of activities and excursions. Whether you choose beach volleyball, fishing, snorkeling, rock climbing, horse riding, scuba diving or sailing with a partner in the area, youll definitely find something to suit your taste. But if sports alone are not enough for you, there are a number of interesting destinations, ranging from the impressive Celtic settlement in the neighborhood of Castro de Baroa, the Galician capital Santiago de Compostela, to fishing villages and their charming ports such as Rianxo and Pobra do Caramial.

Language course

The course should be fun in the first place. Within a week, youll not become an expert neither you shall be able to write poetry in Spanish. But, the language course should serve you as some basis on which you can build later. The aim is to implement what you have learned and apply it in everyday situations as well. In the language course, all aspects of general language training are taken into account. However, the communicative aspect stands in the foreground. Surf Houses language teacher has years of experience in teaching languages, as well as, a Spanish Language Diploma (DELE).

Course syllabus

Course materials (dictionary, copies, vocabulary lists, grammar exercises, etc.)

Role playing, dialogue exercises

Practice exercises (supermarket shopping, ordering in a bar / restaurant)

Information about culture, society and gastronomy

Spa treatments

Sport massage

Relax massage

Champi - Indian head massage

Thai massage

What's included

  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfast buffet and 7 dinners with fresh products from the region
  • 5 surf days (a total of 4 hours of class a day, divided into 2 units)
  • 4 yoga classes
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free use of Surfhouse As Furnas facilities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Possible destinations are Santiago de Compostela and O Porto (Portugal). There are also two other airports; in A Coruña and in Vigo. From the airport in Santiago, shuttle buses run to the bus station every 30 minutes. From there you have two options.

Option 1: You can take the public transport to Noia. The buses to Noia depart approximately every 2 hours and take an hour. From there we will gladly pick you up. The costs for this are 30 EUR and are shared by the passengers (max 4 persons).

Option 2: Or you can take the public transport to Pobra do Caramiñal. The buses to Pobra do Caramiñal depart approximately every hour and a half and take a good hour. From there we will gladly pick you up. The costs for this are 15€ and are shared by the passengers (maximum 4 persons). An airport transfer from Santiago directly to the Surfhouse is possible by arrangement. The costs are 80 EUR and are also shared by the passengers (max 4 persons). An airport transfer from Vigo to the Surfhouse is also possible by arrangement. The cost is 100 EUR per tour. They are divided by the passengers (maximum 4 persons).

Airport: Santiago de Compostela Airport Airport transfer available: Santiago de Compostela Airport (US$93 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available from March to September, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • May 14 - June 30
  • October 1 - 14
 
High season
  • July 1 - September 30
 
Special discount

Get the last minute discount of 25% on the total package price. This offer is only available until July 21, 2018. Please inquire for more information. 

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