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Tarifa Natural Surf Club is inviting you to a yoga and surfing retreat in Spain! Throughout the program, you will get to learn the basic about surfing, safety, risks, the correct paddling skill, stand up on the board, and turning over your first waves. Besides surfing, there will be several yoga classes available for you to choose at the time of the day you prefer. Do not miss this exciting retreat!
During this retreat, you will be staying at the Tarifa Natural Surf House, a big country villa located just a five-minute walk from the beach of Los Lances Norte. The surf house has a circular architecture and is furnished in Moroccan style. There is also a stone fountain and glass cupola.
There is a total of six rooms in the surf house, three rooms come with private toilet and the other three come with shared toilet. All the rooms are on a shared basis and there are 16 cabinets with key at the internal patio for you to keep any valuable items. There are towels, sheets, blankets, hand soap, and toilet paper provided. Moreover, the entire surf house is covered with high speed Wi-Fi.
The living room in the surf house is a comfortable meeting point to relax; it has a big sofa, an arm-chair, a handmade sofa, a huge television, and an X-Box 360 console that is available for you to enjoy. There is also a fireplace in the living room to keep yourself warm during winter season.
In addition, members of the surf club can have free access to the kitchen to cook; it is big enough for four people to cook at the same time. You are allowed to use the pots and pans to cook, as well as storing food in the pantry. The kitchen has a big refrigerator, an electric stove, electric oven, microwave, grill toaster, coffee maker, and everything that you need to cook your favourites dishes.
At the accommodation site, there are a beautiful garden and a swimming pool for you to enjoy. The place is comfortable and furnished with three big sofas, along with handmade tables that are assembled with recycled materials and some soft pouffe. Furthermore, there is also a lovely surf bar on site for you to relax and enjoy a drink.
There is also a pretty garden lied along the surf house, from which you can enjoy sunbathing on a comfortable folding chair. One of the most impressive thing you can find in the garden is the clean and warm swimming pool that is available during spring, summer, and autumn. Moreover, you can try the impossible challenge which is crossing the funny slack line.
Right next to the swimming pool, there is an equipment cleaning area for you to wash your wet suits, surfboards, kite equipment, along with other stuff that you use at the beach. Also, there is an outdoor shower and toilet nearby as well.
In this yoga surfing retreat, daily breakfast will be served from 9:30 to 11:30. The first yoga lesson will start in the morning at 8 a.m. and the last class starts at 7 p.m. You can choose at which time of the day you want to attend the yoga classes. The yoga timetable changes every week and you will be informed about the yoga lessons available during the week. The yoga practice will be Hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, and other different yoga styles.
In addition, you will get to enjoy a free yoga lesson after becoming members of the Surf Club. There are yoga equipment provided by the Surf Club such as yoga mats, belts, and yoga blocks. The purpose of having yoga is to help restoring the energies in your body after an intense surfing lesson, yoga is for everyone despite of your age or yoga experience.
The yoga center operates everyday, there will be different types of practice during different moments of the day. During sunrise and sunset, the yoga lesson will be held either on the roof terrace, on the beaches, or the mountains of Tarifa. During winter season, yoga lessons will be held indoor at the Central Andalusian, it is a patio situated in the surf house that can fit up to ten people.
As for the surfing classes, they will be held in the morning and afternoon, depending on the tides and weather conditions. During your surf and yoga retreat, you will be learning the basic about surfing, safety, risks, paddling skills, stand up on board, and turning over your first waves. Moreover, transfer to the surf spots of the Costa de la Luz are included as well, for instance, to Tarifa, El palmar, Caños de meca, la Yerbabuena, Getares, and Sotogrande.
Samuele is your yoga and meditation instructor during this retreat.
This surfing and yoga retreat will be held at Tarifa Natural Surf Club in Spain, it is located in a sweet country villa. The surf club is only a five-minute walk from Los Lances Norte Beach, one of the beautiful beaches in Andalusia. Moreover, from the green hills and the mountains on the north of the city are the gates of the natural park of Los Arcornocales.
Furthermore, the city of Tarifa is just three kilometers away from the surf club. Tarifa is a small town in the Province of Cadiz, Andalusia, located on the southernmost coast of Spain. The town is located in the Costa de la Luz and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing the Moroccan coast. Tarifa is well known as the Europe Capital of Wind.
During the retreat, you will be served with delicious vegetarian breakfast daily from 9:30 to 11:30. There is a surf bar located at the retreat site. The bar serves fresh food such as burgers, salads, pasta, and desserts. If you are vegan or vegetarian, more than two thirds of the dishes available in the menu are vegan or vegetarian. In addition, the surf bar operates everyday during the summer season, except on Monday from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
During the retreat, you can indulge yourself in the facilities that are available at the retreat site. For example, swimming at the pool, enjoy sunbathing at the beautiful garden, and kitesurfing. Also, you can take just a few hours to visit the old town area that is surrounded by medieval walls, while walking through tiny streets of the historical center will bring you back to medieval times.
Moreover, the Castle of Guzman el Bueno is open for everyone to visit, it is close to the main square La plaza del Alameda where you can find a typical local market that sells delicious fresh fish, bio vegetables, and typical products. Also, you can try one best fish in Tarifa called the red tuna. In the smart and small restaurants of the town, you can also get a taste of the real Andalucian’s special dishes.
During the night, most of the bars stay operates until three in the morning and the clubs until sunrise. Moreover, the small surf style bars are famous for their sweet and elaborate cocktails, and the Mojito is also one of the best. Tarifa is very happening almost every night, you can find a bar where there are people or groups playing music, to enjoy the Tarifa’s vibration.
If you still have plenty of free time during the retreat, you go for an extra surfing lesson with additional cost of 45 EUR per person, it is also available for private surf lesson as well. Also, there are extra yoga lesson options available as well, for instance, 5 EUR for one class, 22 EUR for five classes, and 40 EUR for ten classes.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP) if you are flying from abroad. There are another three close airports to arrive at Tarifa as well, for instance, Seville Airport (SVQ), Jerez Airport (XRY), and Gibraltar International Airport (GIB).
From the airport, you can register yourself on the BlaBlaCar website to carpool with another traveler. The drivers will announce their trips on the BlaBlaCar website, this transfer service is usually cheap, fast, and fun.
The closest train station is in the city of Algeciras, there are frequent buses from the train station you can take to arrive at Tarifa in more or less than 30 minutes.
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