5 Days Beginner's Surf and Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • Casa Azul Sagres, Rua Dom Sebastião, 8650 - 341 Sagres, Portugal


Beginner's Surf and Yoga Holidays Portugal

  • 4 days with instruction
  • Experience an amazing yoga and surf holiday in the sunny south of Algarve. Wavesensations believes in living a healthy life in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea, so depending on the wave conditions, every day you will have the chance to know the area and surf different type of surf breaks. Go on a surf adventure after the sunrise yoga session.


    • 3 yoga sessions
    • 2 daily surf lessons
    • 2 surf trips and a sunset tour at St. Vicente Cape
    • Full stay usage of equipment, sports insurance, and beach transfer
    • Tuition with certified and experienced yoga and surf instructors
    • 4 buffet breakfasts and two lunch boxes
    • 4 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 8.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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    A lovely bed & breakfast, Casa Azul Sagres it is located close to the center of Sagres and near several beaches. The house has private rooms and self-catering apartments. There is free Wi-Fi all over the building.

    Sensations being the main concept, an awakening of sensations is what you will find when entering a room at Casa Azul Sagres. There is a wide range of types of accommodation, suitable for all budgets. Choose between rooms or self-catering apartments. Why not have a breakfast on the buffet and start your days with the maximum strength.

    Double or twin room

    The room has 16 square meters, one double bed (2.00 x 2.1 meters) or two single beds (1.00 x 2.1 meters); duvets and linen are included.

    Group room

    This room is suitable for three to six persons, it has 22 square meters, one double bed (2.00 x 2.1 meters) or six single beds (1.00 x 2.1 meters); duvets and linen are included.

    All the rooms have the following amenities: satellite LCD TV, desk support, air-conditioning, mini fridge, private bathroom with hairdryer, balcony with a support table.

    Please contact Wavesensations - Algarve Surf & Yoga if you are interested in booking a single occupancy room.

    Start the day with a yoga session on the beach. Return refreshed and ready for a day of surfing, with a great breakfast in the breakfast room, around 09:00. As soon as possible, the team will prepare the plan for the day and indicate the surfing destination of that day. You will leave around 10:00 to the beach with the best conditions, where you will start with a short introduction and warm up.

    After one and a half to two hours in the water, it's lunchtime. After that pause, the second class of the day will begin. At the end of the day, you will be tired and your level of endorphin will be very high, so it's time to go back from the beach and have a nice bath.

    Usually the team organizes night walks to the typical restaurants of Sagres, where everyone is welcome. At the dinner you have several choices, from a big barbecue, to a dinner with the whole team in the several fresh fish restaurants in Sagres. Everyone is invited to join in, even if you are traveling alone, you will always have the company of everyone from day one.

    After an excellent dinner, depending on your energy, it's time for a drink at the bars in the center or rest for the next day's surf! Halfway through your stay, try a pause in surfing and explore Sagres, book one extra activity or simply enjoy relaxing.

    Every Thursday, Wavesensations team gathers the group and they go to the most southwestern point of Europe (Cabo de São Vicente) to see sunset, the unique moment they want to share with everyone. On the last day of the course, usually Fridays, it's time to review the whole week and share all the emotions with the other participants, so you gather for a barbecue, where everyone is welcome.

    Please note that this retreat is for beginners only. All customers must provide all normal details and special details, like medical restrictions when booking.

    You have included in the price two days of surf trips and an excursion to Cabo de São Vicente to see the sunset in Europe's most southwestern point.

    Sagres is on the south of Portugal, in Algarve region, and has a long tradition of fishing. This is evident when you visit one of the many restaurants, where they have everything from seafood to fish. They all come fresh from the sea and are carefully prepared and served with traditional sides. Sagres has had a good night life for many years. Ask for a Sagres beer with perceves!

    The unique location allows you to have an easy access to the best surf spots. This region is considered the place with the largest swell window direction and the place with more regular offshore winds. Two distinct types of coast can be chosen - West and South, searching the best surf spot.

    Nearby places

    • Beaches - 10 minutes walking
    • Faro Airport (FAO), 100 kilometers
    • Stand up paddle boarding
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Balcony
    • Bar nearby
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Beach nearby
    • Café nearby
    • Convenience / grocery store nearby
    • Restaurant nearby
    • Terrace
    • Board rental
    • Free bicycle
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Hair dryer
    • Room cleaning

    Included in the price you have four breakfasts and two box lunches. The breakfast buffet is served each and each surfing day you will get a lunching box with a sandwich, bottle of water, fruit, and cereal bar.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Bike around the area
    • Do stand-up-paddle surfing
    • Explore the town of Sagres
    • Go sunbathing at the beach
    • Surf the waves
    • Swim at the beach
    • 2 days surf trips
    • 2 lunch boxes
    • 2 surf lessons of two hours each per day
    • 3 yoga lessons
    • 4 buffet breakfasts
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Beach transfer
    • Full stay usage of equipment
    • Group activities
    • Sports insurance
    • Sunset tour at St. Vicente Cape
    • Tuition with certified and experienced yoga and surf instructors
    • Barbecue night
    • Faro Airport (FAO) transfers - 35 EUR one way
    • Flight tickets
    • Photo session

    Driving directions from Lisbon

    • Take the A2 towards the Algarve.
    • At the end of the A2 take the Via do Infante (A22): direction Portimo.
    • Exit the second exit to Lagos direction Vila do Bispo.
    • At the second roundabout then right towards Sagres.
    • In Sagres, turn left at the roundabout of the Fortress (3rd Exit) Skip Ancora Roundabout, take the Avenida Comandante Matso, turn left on Rua Patro Antnio Faustino (Rua Dom Sebastio). Wavesensations is at the big blue house.

    Driving directions from Faro

    • Take the Via do Infante (A22) towards Portimo.
    • Exit the second exit to Lagos direction Vila do Bispo.
    • At the second roundabout then right towards Sagres.
    • In Sagres, turn left at the roundabout of the Fortress (third exit) Skip Ancora Roundabout, take the Avenida Comandante Matso, turn left on Rua Patro Antnio Faustino (Rua Dom Sebastio). Wavesensations is at the big blue house.

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flights to Faro Airport (FAO), Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), or Seville Airport (SVQ). From Faro Airport you can get to the surf house by taking a shuttle, or asking Wavesensations to arrange the transfer for you for 35 EUR one way.

    Arrival by bus

    Pick up a bus to Lagos and Wavesensations offers the transfers to Sagres; you only need to let them know about your arrival time and they will be there to pick you up

    Arrival by train

    You can get to Sagres from Seville or Lisbon by train. Pick up a train to Lagos and Wavesensations offers the transfers to Sagres; you only need to let them know about your arrival time and they will be there to pick you up.


    • 3700'33.9"N
    • 856'06.2"W
    • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Mart and Mere from Amsterdam, Netherlands

      "The yoga and surf trip was great fun. We both absolutely loved it. All was well organized. The hotel is very nice with modern rooms and great location. "

      "We enjoyed both the yoga every morning as the instructor was great! Surf was great also. Good team of people and all materials were very helpful. Thanks a lot again!"

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    • Review by Ric from Cambridge, UK

      "So I've been to Sagres a couple of times now, and I'd say that this was my favourite. I'm not really into all this online reviewing as you might see from my profile, so I'll keep it to the point. 1) For me, Carlos and Olly were brilliant instructors, unrelenting in their enthusiasm and just damn nice guys. They made this trip for me. 2) The hotel/hostel is really nice, it does exactly what it says on the tin. The rooms are nice and the staff are pleasant. I was near the stairs so it was a bit noisy sometimes.. But I manned up and got on with it! 3) Because Sagres is such a small place, you end up socialising with the other schools so to be honest, it didn't make any difference to me which surf school I chose. 4) You should just go to Sagres. Full stop. 5) I'll shut up now..."

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    • Review by Paula B from Helston, UK

      "Hi, we initially booked with Wave Sensations as the surf school at our hotel insisted a nine year old was too young to have all day lessons...boy were they wrong ! Jake took to it from the off, mostly down to Carlos, his instructor, whose enthusiasm and fantastic sense of humor were priceless. Over the first two days, Jake's confidence grew and grew. This then continued when Ollie took over on day three for the next three days. Nothing was too much trouble for either instructor, whether it was driving around to find the best waves, identifying the best board for Jake, or pulling him out to the green waves on days where it was difficult for him to get out himself. Both Ollie and Carlos were very patient and genuinely nice guys to be around...they certainly made our holiday, and we will be booking with Wave Sensations again. Thank you so much. "

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    • Review by Cara Y

      "Just got back from a trip with Wavesensations, so was visiting in the low season. I had three days worth of lessons which were brilliant, Carlos is gorgeous! Brilliant instructor, doesn't try to baby you too much like I noticed some of the other surf schools doing with their groups constantly pulling them out the water and having very structured time schedules, Wavesensations was much more laid back but still attentive which was perfect for me who just likes to get on with it and get help when you need/take breaks when you want. It is worth mentioning that the accommodation you are given is Casa Azul (so look at reviews there too), which is a lovely lovely place, but more of a hotel than a hostel/camp which is fine is you are with people but I was traveling alone with the hope of meeting/socialising with other travelers and found this difficult as this place has no socialising area, reception area or bar or anything like that, you are just given a (very lovely) room, ..but that's it, so i actually ended up paying to stay at a different hostel designed more for travelers rather than holidayers - where I could meet people, but continued doing the surfing with Wavesensations. In high season the surfing lessons may provide an opportunity to meet other solo travelers doing the surfing packages too, but for when I went there was mainly couples that were doing their own thing. So it may be worth bearing this in mind, other than that I had an amazing time :) "

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    • Review by a traveler from London, UK

      "We had a few mix ups with our booking, pick up and lunch. But aside from that Ollie, our instructor was great. He was friendly, knowledgeable and allowed us to work at our pace and what we were comfortable with. Lunch pack was average."

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    • Review by a traveler

      "Friendly, responsible and attentive to everyone. Didn't force us out but was really helpful when we were ready to try again. Will definitely go again on my next trip to Sagres."

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    • Review by Richard

      "What a fantastic few days learning to surf (mostly falling off) Carlos, our instructor, was the nicest guy you could meet. On the beach there was a very genuine community feel, with other surfers and surf schools."

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    • Review by Maguelone B

      "Went there for a two-day-first-experience of surfing with my brother. The staff was really kind and friendly. They gave us really good advice. Everything was very well organised."

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    • Review by Kate from Sheffield, UK

      "Had a fun week with Wave Sensations! Carlos our surf instructor was super helpful, considerate and an amazing guy to have around. He was a brilliant teacher and really easy-going. On the morning that we couldn't surf due to the weather, he took us on a mini road trip to some cool spots and shared all his knowledge on the area with us. I'd booked onto the Surf Yoga package for the week, and had yoga each morning with Rose. She was equally as fantastic, a huge asset to the company. Rose took us to the beach for yoga when weather permitted, and gave us the best start to the day. Her energy and approach to yoga was perfect."

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    • Review by a traveler from Vienna, Austria

      "Carlos-our trainer was really great, very patient, and understanding. He was super easy going and managed to teach us to do some surfing tricks quite fast. In windy days he took us around the area and told us interesting facts and stories. It made a real difference that we could connect on a personal level and make the whole surfing experience even more enjoyable!"

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    • Review by Paul

      "Great fun for kids and grown ups and we got up on the boards! Good value, beaches were lovely and great sights. Trainer was very good with kids."

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    • Review by a traveler from Berlin, Germany

      "My daughter (11) and I had a great time with Wavesensations. We were absolute beginners and learned very much during one week. Carlos and Alec took care of the kids. They took us to nice places where we were able to learn. We will come back"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I had a wonderful week with Alec and Carlos. The area is great with beautiful beaches and good surf. And if the surf was not as good they took us on nice sightseeing tours!"

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    • Review by a traveler

      "I was having so much fun learning to surf and hanging out with the Wavesensations crew in Sagres I decided to stay for three weeks. The rooms were clean, had comfortable beds and were cleaned everyday plus the breakfast was a buffet style so you can eat as much as you like to give you enough stamina for a days."

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    • Review by a traveler from St. Petersburg, Russia

      "The crew is friendly and knowledgeable, equipment is in order and all in all it was a very pleasant experience to learn surfing there. I stood up on a green wave on my second day with no prior experience on any boarding sports."

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    • Review by Pawel from Brussels, Belgium

      "We had a great time with Wavesensations last January. Luis, our coach, did his best to teach us into surfing and demonstrated both professionalism and dedication as well as passion and joy of surfing. Accommodation was great and all equipment available and in good shape. Totally recommended for surf experience!"

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    • Review by Rogier from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

      "This week we booked a private surf lesson with our two families with young children. We had a great time with our instructors Alec and Carlos (who looked after the kids). As location Beliche beach was chosen; a good choice, conditions were ideal for us (beginners). The place was also very beautiful. We enjoyed it big time, thanks again Alec and Carlos."

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    • Review by Klara from Holte, Denmark

      "Great surf school; we were no more than 2 - 7 students all 5 days, while the other schools we met brought a lot of students. "

      "The surf instructors Alec and Carlos were very engaged and patient with us and took us sightseeing and out at night. Carlos seemed to know almost everyone in town and were a great help and so much fun.Both instructers gave us some good advices and we both improved a lot during the week. Thanks for a great holiday - we would definitely recommend Wavesensations to all beginners! We cannot wait to go surf again!"

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    • Review by Simon from Chester, UK

      "My wife and two boys aged 14 & 16 used Wavesensations during our stay at the Martinhal resort. They collected & dropped us off, were punctual, friendly and more importantly they went out of their way to make sure we had a great time even after surf lessons had finished. They took us snorkeling & paddle boarding and nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail was brilliant and our instructors Alec and Carlos gave clear instruction (Carlos speaks fluent English) and made every attempt to find the best waves. The best part is that we were in small groups with other families, other surf schools often had 20 people in them and you don't learn very much in groups that size. If you are thinking of using a surf school in Sagres, look no further, these guys are brilliant."

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    • Review by Karen from Antwerp, Belgium

      "Wavesensations made my holiday in Sagres an unforgettable one. The instructors were great: professional, helpful and so much fun. They had endless patience with us beginners and thanks to the fact that we were practicing in a small group, they could pay a lot of attention to every single one of us, giving us personal instructions to improve our skills. In the evenings the instructors showed us the nice places in Sagres. Thanks to Wavesensations & their staff we had so much fun. We went home with a countless amount of wonderful memories and a newfound love for surfing. Thank you so much Wavesensations! PS: Don't forget to put tons of sunscreen on your feet and hands to avoid socks and gloves."

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    Algarve, Portugal

    Surf retreats on Algarve with Wavesensations. Come and discover the Natural Park in Southwest of Portugal. Try the packages and reconnect your mind in Sagres.

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    This vacation is available from April to October, please select an arrival date below.


    Low season
    • April 1 – May 31
    • October 1 – 31


    Mid season
    • June 1 – June 30
    • September 17 – 30


    High season
    • July 1 – 13
    • September 1 – 16


    Peak season
    • July 14 – August 31

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