The Algarve is the perfect place to retreat from big city life and reconnect to nature. With the year round beautiful weather, sublime coast line and endless waves, it is THE place to go on a break and (re)treat yourself to salty surf adventures. You deserve it!
To help you decide and choose the perfect luxury surf (camp-ish) get-away in the Algarve, I've listed my favorite ones for you.
To the Sea Retreat
Barefoot luxury: surf & yoga on the ocean
Of course we love our own To the Sea Retreat more than anything, we designed it ourselves! Also, Elle Magazine just appointed us number 3 of the best retreats in Europe!
Our retreats are all about your comfort. Make new connections and revive your soul in a luxurious and peaceful environment, with only good vibes. Practice yoga with an ocean view, nourish your body with beautiful fresh food, enjoy the beach, make new friends and enjoy your first surf lesson!
Highlights of To the Sea retreat
Beautiful traditional villa on the ocean
A small boutique size family style retreat
Unstrained: want to namastay in bed? Do it! Want to enjoy a wine by the ocean? Do it! It's your holiday.
Surfing with the best (eco) surf school around. Perfect for your first try!
Uniquely styled rooms and comfortable beds
High quality vegan and vegetarian food by an in-house chef
Shared accommodation in oceanfront villa
Morning fruits, tea and coffee
Home cooked dinner
Tea, coffee, water
2x daily yoga sessions
Sunrise cliff top yoga session
Sunset silent meditation walk
1 yoga dance party
Ocean cliff hike
1x private adjustment session
Beginner (no experience with indigently riding green waves)
Tiny Whale Surf Lodge
Surf, surf, surf in a comfortable and luxury environment
I love everything boutique and to get away from large crowds. This surf lodge offers just that. They're a small luxury surf camp, however not so much of a camp - there is one luxury Safari tent or you can stay in their beautiful comfortable villa.
What I also really like about this place is their offer in surf packages. They don't just offer a surfing holiday for all levels - you can actually choose a surf holiday that fits your level. It's so much more fun to try your first class with like minded other beginners. The same counts for when you're more experienced, and like to get more advanced guiding to enhance your performance, they cater for this in their advanced weeks.
Highlights of Tiny Whale Surf Lodge
Carefully structured surfing days
Daily video coaching, surf and ocean theory
Transport to the best beaches each day and all the surf equipment you'll need
Healthy breakfasts, beach picnics, and delicious three-course dinners
Pool technique lessons and surf-skate sessions
Surf-inspired yoga session
Beautiful villa or very cool tipi tent
All levels depending on the package you choose
Wavy surf camp
Surf adventure and glamping awaits you!
A high-end and adventurous surf camp experience. If you like going on a surf camp but also prefer a calm environment, comfortable beds, healthy food and options for yoga, this is where you'll want to be. Wavy Surf Camp is surf focussed but also offers several other activities like a skate ramps, surf skates, volleyball, ping pong and yoga. Wake up from your high quality and spacious bell tent and smell the pine trees and ocean. A pure rejuvenating experience!
Highlights of Wavy Surf Camps
Daily surf lessons
High quality bell tents
Unique location in nature
Liability and sports accident insurance
7 nights' accommodation
Transfer to surf spots
Surf and yoga in Memmo Baleira
Treat yourself to oceanfront luxury and high quality waves in Sagres
A stunning yoga shlla, the Algarves best waves and a luxury ocean front location in Sagres. I'm saying yes to this!
This slightly bigger boutique style hotel is located right on the beach in one of my favorite surf towns of the Algarve, Sagres. A small town where beautiful beaches and world class waves meet. This contemporary design hotel offers everything you you dream of for an adventurous yet luxurious surf holiday. Enjoy the Algarve best waves and end your day with a yoga or meditation sessions and stunning views across the ocean.
Highlights of Surf & Yoga Memmo Baleira
7 days of activities
1 - 2 yoga classes per day
Breathwork and meditation sessions
Qigong, mindfulness, and singing bowls sessions
Optional surf or SUP lessons with FreeRide Surf school
Nature walks with Nicolau da Costa
6 nights accommodation
Quinta Alma Ecological Retreat Farm
True bliss in a magical retreat in the middle of nature
As soon as I found this place I fell in love with it. Quinta Alma is a magical place to retreat in the wild West coast nature of the Algarve. Quinta Alma is located close to the town of Aljezur and only 20 minutes from one of the Algarves most stunning surfing beaches, Praia do Arrifana. The perfect place to take your first lessons, hang out at the beach and retreat at your stunning bell tent at Quinta Alma.
A little different from my previous choices in this list because this place is not surf focussed but just a place I had to show you with a convenient location towards one of the best and most beautiful surfing beaches around.
Quinta Alma is an ecological farm and complete of grid! With even purely functioning mobile signal you'll make sure you'll have a break from home. Try surfing, explore the mountains of Monchique, practice yoga, go stargazing and hug donkeys!! Yes, donkeys!
Highlights Quinta Alma
Stunning in the middle of nature
Wide range of activities like trekking, stargazing, donkey hugging yoga and of course surfing.
Off grid living.
High-end comfortable and stylish tents.
Want to go on the perfect get-away in the Algarve in nature with the ocean nearby? Make sure to book your surf holiday and rejuvenate!
Have you found the ultimate surf holiday in the Algarve to add to this list? Make sure to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.