Climbing up through the Sintra mountain side, with the smell of pine and ocean breeze filling your car, winding round to perhaps the most spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean; you have arrived at the Karma Surf Retreat. An experience more than just a ‘holiday’ you will leave with a new perspective. It is the finely balanced mixture of soulful Portuguese cuisine, friendly, unassuming hospitality and the opportunity to encounter people whom, given other circumstances, you may have missed the chance to meet; that make this place so special.
Each morning you begin your day with yoga; awakening your spirit with the sunrise, barefoot, on the wooden veranda overlooking the Atlantic. This view, ever changing dependent on the time of day is something you will never tire of during your stay. The surf experience is one which will leave you exhausted and determined as you try to become one with the waves; you’ll watch children negotiate the currents with flair and tenacity, whilst you spend your first few days swallowing most of the Atlantic. But don’t despair, you’ll end the day with the best night’s sleep you have had in months.
Ultimately, to describe this experience in words or to try and capture it in photographs is a futile endeavour. You have to go there and experience it yourself- you won’t be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Karma Surf Retreat Portugal/Estremadura
- 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