I returned from Portugal few weeks ago where I had an great stay at the Karma Surf Retreat. Due to an injury I was not able to surf but still enjoyed the trips to the beach every day and was able to try body boarding for the first time (it seems to be a huge thing in Portugal.) I was also very pleased with the twice-a-day yoga lessons, half of which were in the Iyengar style and the other half vinyasa flow. There is also a ton of other stuff to do in addition to yoga and surf.
The accommodation is nice, clean and spacious with a huge garden and a great view to the sea - really a place to chill out after your surf lessons and before/after yoga. Food is great too and vast majority of it was vegetarian which I was happy about.
The best thing however were the people: Time, Jens and Alina run the place in a well organised, yet very relaxed, manner and I felt really well taken care of from start to end. I definitely see myself going back, especially now knowing how accessible Cascais is from the Lisbon airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer exclusive surf and yoga holidays in a villa with pool and sea view in Portugal.The Karma Surf Retreat is situated close to Lisbon in a small picturesque mountain village, Malveira da Serra, in the Serra de Sintra, a nature reserve. The Lisbon region and the Ocean offer many recreational activities (mountain biking, hiking, golf, water sports, culture, sightseeing, etc.). Yoga and surfing lessons are included. For families, we also offer child care. ... more less