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The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat

Rua de Madrid 6, Estoril, Cascais 2765-424 Portugal
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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
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Free internet
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Shared lounge / TV area
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 86 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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There are two types of people I met there: One was at the salty pelican before and visited a second time - the other type was there, because a friend recommended it to them. I think this already says a lot about the place. after being there for five minutes it already felt like home. The yoga is amazing and the people you'll meet there are amazing. Also: I was there for a week, but I also think it's perfect for a shorter stay as well.
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I had a wonderful time at Salty Pelicans. The hostel is super cosy, clean and chill. I definitely felt at home as soon as I arrived. The staff and the travelers I met there were super friendly and welcoming. Surf and yoga classes were well organized and a lot of fun. You can freely choose which one to join as you like. Same with additional activities like hiking or barbecue at the hostel. (I recommend! :) ) The location of the hostel is in a really nice neighborhood and you can reach the beach and the city of Cascais by foot within minutes. In conclusion everything about my vacation was perfect and I felt really inspired and relaxed after the stay. Recommend and would absolutely stay again! Thanks to the Salty family <3
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I had a great week staying at the Salty Pelican. I shared the dorm with 5 other people and the rooms were good. Enough space and comfy beds. Every day I woke up around 6.30 am to get ready for the morning yoga. Waking up was hard sometimes but I managed to wake up every morning. As the weather was perfect we had our yoga sessions at the beach. This was so peaceful and relaxed, couldn't ask for a better spot to wake up to and do yoga. After the yoga we walked back to the retreat, this is a 15 minute walk. When I reached the retreat I went for breakfast, it was really good. Every morning they offer fresh fruits, toast, eggs, cereal, yoghurt, cheese, veggies and the most important one: Pastel the Nata! After the delicious breakfast I got ready for surf. Around 11am Moana Surf School picked us up with their van to go to Praia do Guincho. The surf was awesome and very good instructors. When finished, mostly around 2pm, they dropped us back at the retreat. The afternoon was always a good time to relax and chill either at the resort in their comfy beanbags or at the beach which was a 15 minute walk. At 5pm there was afternoon yoga, this is more relaxing than the morning yoga, which is great after a full day of exercise! Some evenings they organized bbq or tapas nighs, the food is fresh and really good. Some nights we went to Cascais to have dinner there, they have a lot of restaurants and you can walk to the city which takes 20 minutes. I would definitely recommend this retreat!
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I had the most relaxing yet energising week at the Salty Pelican. I booked the balance and restore package which included an incredible massage, a breathtaking meditation hike, an inspiring semi-private meditation class, great yoga practices both in the morning and afternoon, tasty Tapas and BBQ nights, yummy breakfast buffets and one surf lesson. Both the morning at the seaside and afternoon yoga practices in the park were just beautiful. The yoga instructors were just wonderful and so knowledgeable. They assured you get the most out of your own practice, assisted you when you needed it and helped improve yourself every day. The staff is super helpful, chilled and always up for a chat! They do so much right that other hostels/ retreats get wrong! As I arrived quite early and left late on the check-out day, I was super glad they weren't complicated concerning arrival/ leaving time. Which meant, I was able to leave my luggage with them before officially checking-in and after checking-out. Therefore, I was able to enjoy every last second of my stay! So if you are reading this and are looking for a house filled with likeminded people sharing the love for yoga and surfing, super friendly staff, amazing yoga practices, great surf lessons and a lot of other fun activities – look no further this is the place to be! I left the Salty Pelican with new energy, an increased love for yoga (if this is possible) and a new love for surfing, a couple of extraordinary new friends and generally happiness and gratitude in my heart. Thank you Monika and all the other staff for this amazing experience! Hopefully I’ll see you again soon Salty Pelican :)
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I have never laughed so much in my life. Solo traveler. Was in an all female room and then a mixed room. Meet truly amazing travelers and cannot remember being as relaxed as I was there. July 2019 Staff---beyond great! I will go back!
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$46 - $220 (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 and a lounge 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 Tapas do Monte, Monte's Bistro, and Restaurante Cozinha do Mar.
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 there any historical sites close to The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz (3.0 miles) and Quinto Patino (1.1 miles).
Does The Salty Pelican Beach Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.