tipivalley is the ideal place to reaffirm that life can be simple and magical. put yourself in a beautiful valley near the coast in a rustic and bohemian gem and let yourself be taken care of by Cecilia and the rest of the team. You'll meet some wonderful people who, if you are lucky as I was, will be diverse but share common good karma and creative energy. We had yoga with Fotini who is not only an excellent teacher but incredibly kind and warm, delicious, varied and creative food from Cecilia (and the elusive marta) and surfing lessons from a team led by David, with Ben being particularly good.
The area around is great, and for a beginner the surf is just challenging enough without being too much.
tips - on arrival take the train (not the bus) to lagos and from there one of many busses to aljezur. the TV team will collect you from there if you pre book. Definitely take insect repellent. there are quite a lot of mozzies in the valley and when we were there a fair few wasps around dinner. it can also be a bit cold at times in the valley - we had mist a few days, although that may have been unusual. other than that, relax, you are in good hands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SURFING AND YOGA – THE IDEAL COMBINATIONThe Algarve Surf & Yoga Retreat is located in the beautiful Costa Vicentina Natural Park in Portugal's western Algarve. "A unique yoga and eco retreat ", "a great place to surf, practice yoga and relax ! "Imagine… A unique surf experience.Surf uncrowded waves on the unspoiled West Coast of Portugal.Imagine… Practice yoga in the morning and evening, whilst enjoying the ocean air. Breathe in the essential life force that surrounds and sustains us all. Relax, refresh and revitalise the body, mind and spirit.Imagine… Peace, quiet and tranquility all flowing with nature.Algarve Surf & Yoga Camp - A retreat in the true sense of the word !Surfing and Yoga - The ideal combinationAt Algarve Surf & Yoga Retreat we combine yoga and surfing. These two disciplines compliment each other in both beauty and purpose. By harnessing the energy within ourselves and nature, we find our surfing improves, our outlook on life is elevated, our sense of the here and now is heightened and our mind, body and spirit are in perfect harmony. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tipi Valley Algarve Eco Surf & Yoga Retreat Aljezur, Portugal