Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Portugal.
The Maverick offers modern and quality accommodations for your holiday getaway, located in the countryside, close to scenic beaches and great surf spots, the perfect environment for your surf and yoga retreat. You can choose the days freely during your stay, which gives you the option to take a day of rest, visit Lisbon or enjoy one of the other activities available at the Maverick. Yoga can improve the strength, flexibility, and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills.The yoga instructor will be offering either yoga classes in the morning or after the surf courses in the evening which are suitable for beginners as well as more practiced yogis.
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$71 per person)
The 3 luxurious and comfortable adjacent villas are located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views, a huge garden with scenic swimming pool, slack line, boulder climbing wall, wood-fired pizza oven and barbeque, sand volley ball field, hammock and various chill-areas.
The Maverick villas offer 14 luxurious private suites and rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms for up to 39 guests. Either for summer or winter, comfort is guaranteed. It has central floor heating and a fireplace, amongst other features. The houses offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests. On the various terraces and balconies you will surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening.
The Maverick is the perfect choice for active people (surfers and no-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. The houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all: solo travelers, couples and groups. The rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people are available with private or shared bathroom. The houses can be booked by whole groups as well.
The surf classes will take place at the in-house surf school.
The surf instructor will take you to the class at the beach. While the standard group size at surf schools is usually more than eight students per instructor, at the Maverick, there is a low student-to-instructor ratio, five to one, to ensure that you will receive the attention you need to improve your surfing quickly. The licensed surf instructors are passionate about what they are doing and their goal is to offer you the best surf experience possible. It’s all about fun, however, safety will be top priority!
Through yoga, you will be feeling blissed out in no time.
The Maverick believes that yoga can improve the strength, flexibility, and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills.
Their yoga instructor will be offering either yoga classes in the morning or after the surf courses in the evening.
Yoga helps to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice, such as arms, legs, back, and wrists. It minimizes the risk of injuries and improves the recovery time after a surf session, which makes Yoga so beneficial for your surf skills. Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial and Yin: Energizing and re-vitalising Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga to strengthen and tone your body structure and -posture / Deepening Yin Yoga to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues, and joints / Fun Aerial Yoga to defy gravity and allowing you to perform various yoga poses that may be difficult to do on the ground, but easier in mid-air.
The lessons incorporate strengthening and releasing poses, working specific areas of the body that are required for surfing. You will also work on breathing awareness and relaxation techniques. Yoga is a great tool to bring with you out in the water, as it will improve your ability to catch waves and find the balance out there once you get the wave.
The yoga classes are suitable for beginners as well as more practiced yogis.
The yoga lessons are 60 minutes and will be held in our yoga shala with beautiful views of the countryside.
The Maverick is a surf and guest house in Lourinh / Portugal, one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche. The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafs, bars and restaurants, close to scenic beaches, surf spots and places of cultural interest.
The Maverick is located close to Portugal's best surf spots for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. There are many beaches within 10-15 minutes driving distance to choose from whether you are surfing, beach walking or sunbathing. The Mavericks surf team of locals who have been surfing in the area for more than 30 years are happy to point you to the best spots.
You will receive a wholesome breakfast that will leave you full of energy for your day. Every week you will have a barbeque, pizza night or other meal prepared lovingly by the Maverick team. For those who want to cook their own meals, the villa kitchens, barbeque and pizza oven are free to use for everyone. There are several good restaurants in the area that you will love.
Exclusions lunch and dinner. The Maverick offers dinner up to 2-3 times per week like BBQs, pizza nights among others.
Surfing and yoga are the prime activity in the region due to the great conditions. However, the area boasts options for all kinds of activities like paddling, scuba diving, sailing, canoeing, wind and kite surfing, water and jet skiing, fishing, boat trips, golf, tennis, mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, and picturesque walks.
Arrive to Lisbon International Airport (LIS).
Take a taxi / Uber to Campo Grande main bus station (the taxi fare will cost around 10 EUR and it will take around 15 minutes). From Campo Grande, take the Tejo Rapida Azul with the direction Peniche (7.4 EUR) and get off in Lourinha. Alternatively, you can take the Rede Express from Sete Rios bus station. Both bus stations can also be reached by Metro.
The Maverick offers transfer from and to Lisbon International Airport (LIS). Airport pick-up is 60 EUR one-way per person and 20 EUR for each additional person, up to 8 people per van.