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The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat

Rua de Madrid 6, Estoril, Cascais 2765-424 Portugal
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Pool & Beach (75)
Dining (29)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Estoril
Travelers' Choice
Life is better at the beach.... Here at The Salty Pelican is a place to be happy... A place to feel like your own... a place to feel like home... We all about relaxing, sharing, surfing, eating, drinking, having fun and chilling-out with some mighty good tunes out on our BBQ patio daily. So kick-up your feet... grab a cold beer and really enjoy the spectacular sunsets here. Life is just that easy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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86Good for walkers
Grade: 86 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Chloe Marsden wrote a review Aug 2
16 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights and we wish we had more time! All staff and other travellers were extremely welcoming and friendly. There is opportunity to relax, restore or delve deep into the activities. As a yoga teacher this was perfect for me to spend some time out for myself by joining the yoga classes every morning and as a lover of exploring I spent the afternoons either exploring Cascais or booking a surfing lesson. The energy people bring to the Salty Pelican is great and I highly recommend getting involved with the BBQ nights and other activities. I will be back for sure :)
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Date of stay: July 2021
Taline Bo wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
We were three friends coming for the yoga and surf retreat during one week. The guests and staff were super friendly, we hung out together all the time, surfing, eating, drinking, visiting and having the best vibes! We will come back and visit for sure
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Freya S wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
So I was traveling solo and a bit nervous about feeling alone, but with all the activities we do together you become friends so fast! Tapas nights, yoga twice a day, surf, paddle boarding, hikes and so much more, you where on the go and socializing most of the day and I really met some great friends there. The staff is amazing, helpful and soo sweet! I was really sad to leave, so I have to come back again…
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Simon Archer wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions6 helpful votes
I was looking for a small get-away for a week where I can relax and enjoy the Portugal sun and enjoy in some yoga and surf activities. This was my first "hostel" experience and didn't know what to expect, but what I got was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. The team at the Salty Pelican are just some of the nicest and warmest people I have met, and the guests that stay there are just as amazing. I got everything I wanted from the trip and more, and I even changed my return flights so I could stay even longer as I wasn't ready to leave! I can't say enough positive things about the experience, but I will say that its a magical place with a magical vibe, and I can't wait to visit again. :) Highly, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Elizabeth D wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
I can only say such positive things about this retreat. the overall experience, the people, the yoga and surf lessons, and the location are unbeatable. The Salty Pelican is a one of a kind retreat with a magical homey atmosphere in a sunny villa, dreamy yoga on the beach, and the vibes of a close knit likeminded community. I have been multiple times and this retreat has always exceeded my expectations. I have visited with a significant other, with friends, and solo - and had an amazing experience each time! I just finished a month long stay at The Salty Pelican with a daily routine of yoga, surf, beach, repeat! I am leaving the retreat now feeling my absolute best, proud of my yoga and surf progress, with tons of new friends... and already planning my next trip back!! Thank you to this retreat and the wonderful team leading it for the memories, positive vibes, and amazing friendships!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$39 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictCascaisEstoril
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Museu da Musica Portuguesa - Casa Verdades de Faria (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tertulia do monte, Alegria Vadia, and Monte's Bistro.
Does The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Estoril.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz (3.0 miles), Quinto Patino (1.1 miles), and Citadel Of Cascais (1.0 miles).
Does The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.