8 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in Sargacal, Lagos, Portugal

  • Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, Estrada do Paúl, 8600 Sargacal, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

8 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in Sargacal, Lagos, Portugal

  • Tiny Whale Surf Lodge, Estrada do Paúl, 8600 Sargacal, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve, Portugal

Refreshing Surf Camp Portugal

Combine surf and yoga for your perfect holiday! There is nothing better than nourishing and balancing the body and mind through a daily diet of vitalizing yoga, serene surf, and wholesome food in a tranquil environment. The friendly and highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you to surf in perfect waves, and create the flawless holiday. Improve your fitness and well-being with Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge!


  • 10 surf lessons
  • 5 1-hour yoga sessions
  • Surf and yoga equipment
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Professional instructors
  • Breakfasts & lunches
  • Beach transfers
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this surf camp, you will be accommodated at Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge that provides shared room, single snug room, private room shared bathroom, private en-suite room, and luxury bell tent.


  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Large swimming pool
  • Orange groves and apple orchards
  • Plenty of hammocks and sun loungers
  • Alfresco dining areas
  • Cactus pool side bar
  • Hidden garden yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

This surf camp package is suitable for surfers who are interested in yoga, yogis who want to learn to surf, or those who are beginners or experienced in both. You will have five full-day of surfing and yoga practice with the professional instructors.

The qualified surf coach will give you 10 surf lessons during this surf camp. The in-house yoga instructor, Miri, will also lead yoga sessions every morning and evening in the garden of the Tiny Whale Surf Lodge. She does a unique blend of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and Yin yoga inspired classes, with focus on realignment, strength building, and flexibility while stilling the mind and releasing stress through meditation and relaxation techniques.

Yoga and surfing

The disciplines of yoga and surfing go hand in hand, as both benefit from the physical and mental enhancements as a result of one another. The physical benefits of practicing yoga as a surfer include improved balance and flexibility, as well as the addition of core and physical strength.

The mental benefits of yoga for surfers include an increased sense of focus and awareness to the human form and body. Concentration on your body and how it is reacting often brings calmness to the mind and to the breath. As a surfer, awareness of your breath and how you breathe bring the natural rhythm and flow of the body into consciousness. This more rhythmic body focuses your surfing on the core skills of balance and internal rhythm.

  • Miri

    Miri is Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge's highly experienced and well-loved yoga instructor.

This surf camp will take place at the Tiny Whale Surf Lodge in Lagos, Algarve, which is situated in a unique peaceful countryside near Lagos Town, Portugal. The Algarve is slowly being recognized as one of the world's top five SUP destinations. Boasting two unbeatable coastlines, plus a variety of lakes, rivers, and lagoons, there's something to please everyone. Jaw dropping flatwater paddling locations, perfect teaching conditions, and world class surf make this an unforgettable trip.

Bursting with the sunshine and known for it's laid back lifestyle, the Western Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation. Whether you achieve this by exploring the fantastic culture and unspoiled countryside, chilling out and catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches, or want to find adventure taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.

Well away from the mainstream Eastern Algarve international tour operators, the West has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains its natural charm. Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in past. You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh produce from local producers and artisan craftsmen all selling their wares. Don't miss out on the local cuisine of this area either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbecued sardines, and a Pastilla de nata for desert (at additional cost).

Nearby places

  • Lagos Town - 5 minutes
  • Wakepark Salinas - 10 minutes

During this surf camp, you will be served with seven delicious buffet breakfasts and five healthy packed lunches.

  • Bom Dia trip
  • Buggies
  • Coasteering
  • Diving
  • Dolphin safari
  • Fishing
  • Flyboarding
  • Grotto tours
  • Horse riding
  • Inflatables
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Papagio powerkiting
  • Paintballing
  • Quad biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skydiving
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water skiing
  • West Coast adventures
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • 5 1-hour yoga sessions
  • 5 days of healthy packed lunches
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 days of delicious breakfasts
  • 10 surf lessons
  • 10% discount at Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge surf shop
  • A professional surf coach
  • Beach transfers
  • Surf equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • G
    Review by Gali Blay from Netherlands

    compassionate and very proffesional

    2017-Sep-12 11:32:40

  • D
    Review by Daniela Valero from Germany

    2017-Sep-11 06:34:00

  • V
    Review by Vanessa Corsie from Great Britain

    2017-Sep-03 06:07:39

  • C
    Review by Caitlin Prosser from Great Britain


    2017-Aug-29 11:16:01

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    Review by Anonymous

    Okay wer es sehr einfach mag und nicht viel erwartet

    CONS Cons: Das Frühstück war okay, es gab zwar eine gewisse Auswahl aber die Qualität der Lebensmittel war nicht überragend. Die Sauberkeit ist auf jeden Fall ausbaufähig so wie das Angebot an Speisen allgemein. Mir war nicht klar dass ich das Dinner extra bezahlen muss und ich vor Ort keine Möglichkeit habe etwas zu essen zu kaufen. Auch dass die Surfkurse fast den ganzen Tag in Anspruch nehmen. Der 'Gesunde' Surferlunch bestand aus Chips, Pappigen Brötchen, Schinken, Käse, Ketchup, Majo und zwei Salaten und natürlich Wasser.Trotzdem waren alle Mitarbeiter stets bemüht den Anforderungen gerecht zu werden.

    PROS Pros: Im yogakurs sehr gute Führung auch für Anfänger. Sie hat es geschafft eine entspannte Atmosphäre zu schaffen. Sehr freundlich und professionell. Als ich die Surfkurse absagte wurden mir sofort zwei Alternativen angeboten.

    2017-Aug-28 06:23:35

  • V
    Review by Anonymous

    Great holiday

    CONS Cons: Payments only in cash

    PROS Pros: Great atmosphere, good food, 100% relaxing

    2017-Aug-27 07:18:16

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    Review by Isabel Mohammar from Sweden

    Great retreat in wonderful countryside

    CONS Cons: Very hot dorm room at night, could have used proper air conditioning instead of fans that only propelled the air around. Too large surf groups, hard to get room in the water.

    PROS Pros: The tipis you could stay in, the awesome food, the tiki bar, the bonfire at night, the great vibe.

    2017-Aug-14 08:44:01

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    Review by Arta Zuta from Switzerland

    PROS Pros: I'd book it again! Had a great time.

    Organizer response: Thank you Arta! We hope to see you again soon at Tiny Whale Lodge. Keep on surfing!

    2017-Jul-24 17:51:12

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    Review by Marissa Alves from Great Britain

    Stay at Tiny Whale

    PROS Pros: I arrived late (approx 10:30pm) on a Thursday evening to check in. Unfortunately there has been a mistake with my booking and there was no staff available to check me in. I phoned the emergency number provided on the Tiny Whale website and left a voice message. Within half an hour, Natalie from Tiny Whale, phoned me back and came to the accommodation. Natalie was very efficient, she arranged my stay at a hotel for two nights and taxi transfer to the hotel. Tiny Whale covered the cost for the hotel and taxi. I returned to Tiny Whale & stayed for 5 nights in a private en-suite. The facilities are clean & staff are friendly. The is a great social atmosphere in the evenings. I booked a paddle boarding package with David. He is a fantastic instructor and makes the experience most enjoyable! I would recommend that everyone who stays at Tiny Whale should do the early morning paddle board, its epic! I am definitely returning to Lagos to do a longer paddle board tour :)

    2017-Sep-04 22:20:25

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    Review by Anonymous

    Lovely experience

    CONS Cons: -SUP package was good and varied (morning, full day, evening) but could have done one more session to match the Surf package in length. -There was no shop nearby so it would be great if they could sell snacks for customers arriving before dinnertime.

    PROS Pros: Loved the atmosphere at Tiny Whale! +relaxed, superfriendly vibe, nice staff and instructors. +Clean and comfy dorm +Great dinners at the lodge +morning/evening Yoga was amazing +enjoyed the pool area

    2017-Jul-18 05:22:59

  • V
    Review by Valentine Degert from Switzerland

    2017-Jul-02 06:18:34

  • N
    Review by Natalia Rabel from Germany

    Perfect Week of Standup paddling

    CONS Cons: I'm glad I took the private room, next time i would might also take the private bathroom.

    PROS Pros: Great instructor, good food, nice place and met so many likeminded people!

    2017-May-14 09:23:54


  • Review by Elise Van Veen
    10 out of 10

    "Good vibes, relax atmosphere, good food, happy people, and amazing yoga!"

    Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Rebecca Cottington
    10 out of 10

    "The lodge is beautiful and the instructors are both awesome and encouraging. Every day you get to go to beautiful beaches and of course, the yoga teacher, Miri, takes you through yoga poses in an orange grove. Best week, I just want to still be there."

    Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Sarah Abela
    10 out of 10

    "It is a beautiful lodge with loads of hangout areas, creating a home feel atmosphere in the heart of nature, whether you are in a room or a Tipi. The staff is excellent and whether you are a solo traveler or not, you will feel at home. Food is great too, and they have catered for my vegan lifestyle, providing meals with the fresh produce of Portugal. The surfing instructors are very professional and they truly love teaching it. It was my first experience with surfing and I have learned so much that I am tempted to give up everything and embrace this awesome lifestyle after this experience! Last but not least, I highly recommend taking a morning or afternoon yoga class every day as it is so good for your body and soul. Namaste! Well done for the Jah Shaka Team."

    Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge Facebook page, edited

  • Review by a surfer
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week in September 2016 surfing with Jah Shaka at their Tiny Whale lodge. The whole trip was great from start to finish, the staff were friendly, the surf was great, the food was top, and the instructing was attentive. No complaints. I was slightly apprehensive prior to going as this was a first time traveling solo if there's anyone in a similar position there's nothing to worry about. There are many solo travelers there and the staff are very welcoming."

    Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Cape Town
    10 out of 10

    "The place we stayed is called Tiny Whale not Jah Shaka as advertised, not sure why. Overall it is a lovely backpackers and surf camp. I did not like the fact that is 15-minute out of town, but it was nice coming home to a peaceful garden setting and big pool. We stayed in the tipis, very cool, comfortable beds and cool in evening. Shared outside bathroom not that great, most of the time dirty. We had the delicious barbecue on Friday nights. I think if the cool surfer staff working at the lodge worked a bit more and looked better after the place. it would def be a 5-star. Owners, on the other hand, is great and were super nice hosts. Thanks, Neil and Marta, all the best!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "I borrowed a stand-up paddleboard from this shop for ten days in July. I had emailed them prior to my trip and Richard was very accommodating about my request. The price of the rental was even discounted. When I got to the shop, the crew were very helpful and friendly. Since I had rented a paddleboard from them, I was able to explore the coastlines and coves of Praia do Porto de Mos, Praia do Camilo, and Ponta da Piedade on my own over several days, first thing in the morning, before the kayaking tours descended on these places. Thank you very much, Jah Shaka for enabling my SUP adventures!"

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  • Review by Patrick from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week glamping with Jah Shaka Surf Lodge in Lux Portugal and I was impressed with the friendliness and quality of their offering. The accommodations were excellent and the food was nothing short of delicious, Thai food was probably the best I have ever tasted. Yoga was run in-house, Wi-Fi, and pool. The staff and instructors were delightful and could not be more helpful. If you want to surf or just chill, I could not recommend them more."

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  • Review by Nicki
    10 out of 10

    "I have never met a group of instructors so utterly enthused to be out in Portugal living and sharing their dream. We did not stay at the lodge, but the surf teaching was superb. I would definitely recommend this place."

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  • Review by Steph
    10 out of 10

    "I used the equipment from this store in town and they were very friendly and helpful. I rented a paddle board for 20 EUR and a bike for 15 EUR. Good prices for making the most of your stay to explore and have your own adventures. They also offer many tour and adventure, as well as a surf camp, which I am sure would also be fully worth it!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I just got back from a week and it was an absolute thumper of a week. I booked a shared room but ended up getting a double room to myself. The green wave rider instructors were Jan and Henry. Both of them are absolute gents and excellent teachers. From a surfing perspective, I learned a lot over the course of the week and my skills definitely improve. By the end of the week, I was consistently riding down the line of the wave, something that I have been struggling with for ages (years actually). The week really puts the fun back into surfing and I am already planning my next surf trip. The food at the lodge was extremely tasty and there was plenty of it. It was well worth eating there in the evenings too. On top of all this, there was plenty of time to cut loose and bust out some serious shapes, whether at the lodge or on the streets of Lagos. Not a week I will forget soon, the Friday night was epic! My expectations were more than exceeded. Big up to dangerous Dave, Jacob the bar wizard, and everyone else at the lodge."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This company was very helpful when trying to book a kayaking trip. Unfortunately, the sea was too rough to kayak and we were reassured that the trip was canceled (despite other companies prepared to take customers out to sea). The trip was re-scheduled, but we were unable to go a second time due to the weather. We were given a full refund. All the staff we spoke to were friendly and attentive. This place is highly recommended."

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  • Review by Tejal from Maryland
    10 out of 10

    "This place was great! The staff was super helpful and friendly and they had everything we needed. They kept our stuff for us in a back room, while we went stand up paddle-boarding and showed us a nice route to take. They were very easy going and made it easy to rent. Prices are very reasonable, as well!"

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  • Review by Phil Barbury
    10 out of 10

    "Tiny Whale lodge was an awesome place to stay, the food and staff are great. It was the first surf holiday. I got some good coaching, and I will definitely be back."

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  • Review by Mark from Florida
    10 out of 10

    "I had a shared room and surf lessons for a quick weekend trip. From the first and second time entering the place, I felt like home with family and friends around. Surf conditions were not the best when I was there, but the weather was great and the instructors are very good. It was an amazing weekend trip!"

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  • Review by Joshna from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I had the chance to stay at Jah Shaka once again and this time, I took my friend with me. She was very satisfied and we both had a great time. Even though the weather was not perfect, they did the best out of it! Good food, great wine, and definitely, the best hosts. A very special thank you to the whole staff for arranging everything so perfect. It is a great place to be!"

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  • Review by Josh Herron from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    " It was an amazing place and amazing company. The surf was good too."

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  • Review by Dan from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "As a new surfer, I wanted to progress, so I booked last minute to go to Jah Shaka for 7 nights and surf every day there. Rorii and Fabby were great in looking after me from arrival to departure and were really helpful and friendly. The surf lessons were great, all good surf instructors, friendly and fun all the time and your safety are clearly paramount. I had a number of different instructors for the surfing days I spent there as they swap round groups and work rotas daily and can say that I learned different things from all the instructors, didn't have a bad or unfriendly instructor at any time. Special mention to Charlie, George, and Seb, who are superb instructors. Honestly, ignore any bad review on here on this place, you get people who just like to moan in all walks of life. Would recommend Jah Shaka to anyone, superb staff, nice vibe, and great value. I will definitely back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "The staff and the place itself both ooze relaxed times. Very welcoming and helpful as a place to stay and loads of activities to boot. The location is a bit out of town, so a car is handy, but they do transfers too."

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  • Review by Katrina Turner from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing week I have had at Jah Shaka Surf, just what the doctor ordered! Fab place to stay, very well looked after, and everyone from guests to instructors to hosts made it an experience to remember. I will most definitely be back, no question, most likely with a mate or two in tow! Thanks so much to all guys and gals there."

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  • Review by Katrina from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I visited Jah Shaka in October. In fact, I am leaving today, which I am frankly gutted about! As I was traveling solo, I was a tad anxious, but from the moment I arrived, I was made to feel extremely welcome and at ease. The hostess gave me a tour, explained how my surfing lessons would be arranged, and introduced me to everyone, including most of the instructors and guests who couldn't have been nicer. There is such a warm and chilled out atmosphere and I have felt extremely comfortable from the start. I had booked into a shared dorm, which was clean with comfortable beds and an en-suite bathroom. The breakfast provided each morning outside was brill, with everything you could want to set you up the for the day. Again, the hosts always made sure we had enough of everything and we are always on hand and more than happy to help with any requests. The pool area and large living room are great for chilling out in and the Wi-Fi is brill. As for the surfing, it was amazing! All of the instructors are fab, making sure you get the most out of the lessons and always there to help and provide tips and advice while you are in the water. Also, just a great bunch of guys who were fun to hang with. I can't believe how far I have come in just 5 days of learning! So basically, if you want a surfing holiday, I would recommend Jah Shaka without hesitation. I have had an amazing time, met really great people, and learned how to surf, what could be better! Thanks to all the guys there and I will most definitely be back as soon as I can for some more good times!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I visited Jah Shaka quite recently and had the best time, I could not have asked for a more chilled and smooth holiday, just what you need when you have been working in an office for too long time! The people, surf, and yoga were amazing and the weather just topped it off! I never usually read or leave reviews, but from reading the negative ones I was shocked. The staff and surf instructors could not have been more friendly, they let you play your own music in the vans on the way to the beach, which gets everyone in a great mood for the rest of the day! The staff were always there to ask questions and very helpful, they even did my dirty clothes washing. For surfing you get put into groups of experience, I had never surfed before and by the end of the week, I could just about stand, that was an achievement for me, but I could not have done it without my instructors help. Thanks! Being at Jah Shaka was like being at home, people around all the time. I have met some great people here from all different places. Some were couples, friends, people traveling solo, and the Jah Shaka spirit just brings everyone together! Everything was made clear from emails and photos, it was just what I expected and more. Thanks again for a super fun holiday!"

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  • Review by Christian from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The 10-hour course was a great value and I can say we are both now proper kite surfers. I cannot wait to get home and try it at my local spot!"

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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1QJ, United Kingdom

Tiny Whale offers a wide range of surf camps in various accommodation. They operate surfing camps within the beautiful Algarve, Portugal.

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