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The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat

Tv. Dos Moinhos 10, Ericeira, Mafra 2655-319 Portugal
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 06/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#6 of 108 in Ericeira
Travelers' Choice
Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea breeze and panoramic coastal views for days… practicing yoga at sunrise right by the pool or seaside… hearing nothing but the sounds of crashing waves and catching your first waves at Europe's first World Surfing Reserve area. Here at The Salty Pelican is a place to be happy... A place to feel like your own... a place to feel like home...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Street parking
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese
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Laura wrote a review Jun 18
Worcester, United Kingdom4 contributions
This was my first holiday post-COVID and I knew I'd made a great choice as soon as I arrived. The team are super friendly and keen for you to feel at home. It's the most sociable yoga holiday I've ever been on with a great mix of people. The beds are comfy and there was loads of space to store clothes, cases etc. I will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Christina I wrote a review Jun 13
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Everything at Salty Pelican was top notch from the amenities, activities, food, staff, cleanliness etc... I honestly would compare it more to staying at a hotel rather than a hostel for the quality of the stay! Been to a lot of hostels and by far it was the nicest one I've ever stayed at. Shoutout to Lindsey the manager for going above and beyond.. she even gave me a lift to catch my bus I was going to miss! The same sense of hospitality goes through to all the staff. I hope to come back or visit one of the other properties they have!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Gensenss wrote a review Jun 7
Groningen, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay! Great friendly and helpful staff that will make you feel welcome and at home. Loved the morning and evening yoga classes by Lindsay; they are really relaxing, inspiring and fun! Enjoyed the great surf classes at the Matadouro beach a lot! The hostel has a great view of ocean, a really nice pool & delicious food! Everything is perfectly clean and taken care of. Can’t wait to come back for the third time!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Julia wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions
The Salty Pelican in Ericeira was the perfect place for me to stay traveling by myself. The room, terrace and bathroom was clean, a lot of space to hang out and relax. The staff is amazing!! Everybody is friendly, helpful and the whole place is very well organized. Breakfast is awesome aswell. And there is space to store your luggage in case you want to hangout before leaving for your flight. My highlight were the yoga classes, Lindsay is a great yoga teacher, I loved every single class during my stay. All activities are well thought through and well planned. Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Kalisa_ecstatic wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions
I've been in Salty Pelican Sri Lanka few times, it's an awesome place with nice atmosphere, super friendly staff family and very clear and positive energy! Once Salty family invited me to play an Ecstatic dance party there, such an amazing experience of freedom and celebrating the life we had that night! Location is a perfect spot for dancing and any kind of body & spiritual practice, their shala is great! Looking forward to repeat it again! With all the best, Dj @Kalisa_ecstatic 🌈💃🔥
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
QBW wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom376 contributions156 helpful votes
This yoga retreat was just what I needed. I was stressed and working way too much so booked myself in for a week in October. Ericeira is a beautiful little down, very relaxing, seems to be eternally sunny, wonderful restaurants, lots of beaches. The retreat was great. Everyone was lovely and friendly, I intended to have a lot of solo time but the other people were just so like minded I couldn’t help but make friends. Nearly all solo travellers, lots of people of a similar age (I’m 32), the yoga classes were lovely, the place was lovely, really enjoyed myself. Area for improvement - there felt like a constant queue for the showers / toilets, if you could find a way to add a few more that would be ideal! I would most definitely recommend and return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: It’s a steep place to get to and about a 15 minute walk if you arrived via bus. Just be mentally...
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Philipp S wrote a review Dec 2021
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My stay at the Salty Pelican in Ericeira span over 10 days. The time I spent there was really high quality, when I left it even had a little family vibe. I really enjoyed the benefits of the Yoga and Surf package. Two times yoga a day and seven surf lessons over the course of my stay was all I could wish for my getaway. The nearby old town/city center of Ericeira invites to stroll and take a coffee or 3, charms with a lot of cute little places, gives the laidback surf vibe and allows lovely beach walks. The food at the Salty Pelican itself was made with lots of love and fresh everyday. The staff went beyond for the BBQ and tapas events. I felt really welcome all of the time I spent there, specially since I was there in December during low season and it was quite quiet for some times. So, to conclude my review: I learned a lot about myself, surfing, and found back to my love of practicing yoga. Had a great time with the people I met there (also a lot of solo travelers). Over all I can really recommend the place and the experience I made. Thanks for having me!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: The dorms were fun, for more privacy there are rooms for 2 to share
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Lianne Mc wrote a review Nov 2021
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I dont even know where to start!!!! Travelling solo for the first time can be daunting... but not when you stay in a place like the Salty Pelican in Ericeira. I wish I could have stayed longer!!! I booked the short surf and yoga retreat with them & I can honestly say if i could have stayed on longer I definitely, definitely would have. The staff are so welcoming, acommodating & helpful. It is like a home away from home! The people that were staying there as well also made it a trip to remember - everyone at the time was solo travelling so it was great getting to know everyone. The yoga classes were an absolute dream. Especially the Yin Yoga - I think I could have quite possibly fallen asleep for a few minutes in one class.... it was THAT relaxing!! You can really feel the instructors/staff have a passion for what they do - their energy feeds into their guests. It's no wonder people want to extend their stays. The surf lessons are also great - and good fun! Nothing beats been out on the ocean in the morning - you, the board & the water. A good combination of beginners & intermediate lessons so they really do acommodate for everyone. The food - breakfast is included in the price & it is well worth it. Delicious start to each & every day. We also had a BBQ night & a tapas night while i was there - i know I've said it already but the staff really do go above & beyond. Great evening both evenings & a really great way to get to know everyone. AN ABSOLUTE GEM & AN ABSOLUTE MUST STAY if ever visiting Ericeira. Thanks a million. There's no doubt I'll be returning!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
helene heilbron wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent the last week of my solo trip in Portugal at the Salty Pelican in Ericeira, and it was the best idea. The place is beautiful and very well decorated. The pool was great especially during the warm days, to cool down and relax. Yoga teachers were amazing and you could feel their passion when you were practicing. The staff was great and always available to help with anything. Ericeira is a beautiful little town, so if you do not like big cities and big crowds this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Meg wrote a review Sep 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in the salty pelican in Ericiera for 10 days and was so sad when my trip was over. It was my first solo trip but I never felt alone there. The people who were there during my stay were so friendly and open we all become one big friend group. Most people I met were solo travelers also. It was the most beautiful hostel I’ve stayed in with both great indoor and outdoor places to relax, a beautiful pool and great doorm rooms! They food and drinks are great with beautiful breakfast included which they got in gluten free breakfast. The fruit in particular was so tastey! The sunset is visible from the hostel which is an added bonus! The yoga classes were incredible- the sunrise yoga to the sound of the waves on the pier and the yin on the sun terrace could not have been more dreamy! It reignited by yoga passion- the teachers were excellent! The surfing was so great also- the teachers were very attentive and created groups of different levels as there was no official intermediate class during my stay, but the splitting into abilities meant I improved and learnt lots even as an intermediate! The staff were so kind, friendly and helpful and did everything in their power to give us a wonderful stay! I cannot wait to go back again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictMafraEriceira
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Praia dos Pescadores (0.2 miles), Praia do Norte (0.2 miles), and Tiro Taco Pool & Sports Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mar das Latas Wine & Food, Mar d'Areia, and Sunset Bamboo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Ericeira.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.