Surf and yoga retreat specialist Soul & Surf  has confirmed the opening date for its first permanent European base in Portugal as the 5th April 2019.

The opening of Soul & Surf Portugal, which will be located in the Algarve on the south-west Peninsula, means guests will no longer have to travel as far as Sri Lanka or India for a dose of the brand’s signature surf, yoga and community. The price for a semi-inclusive week starts from €790 per person or €410 per person for a weekend break.

This permanent venture follows years of successful ‘pop-up’ retreats in the Algarve (on the outskirts of Lagos,  just a 40-minute drive from Faro), where the west and south coasts are littered with beach breaks, point breaks and the occasional reefs, all within a 45-minute drive from the villa base, a typical Iberian farmhouse.

This new venture into Europe brings Soul & Surf closer to home for founders Ed and Sofie Templeton, the British duo who opened their first surf and yoga hotel in Kerala almost ten years ago. This followed a venture which saw them cross the Arabian Sea to open a second base on Sri Lanka’s south coast a couple of years ago.

The ‘All Week Long’ retreat will offer expert surf tuition and chilled-out yoga sessions from the boutique villa accommodation, as well as nourishing food and meditation classes. For those short on time Soul & Surf Portugal will offer more flexibility with the option to book a 3 night ‘Weekend Warrior’ trip or a 4 night ‘Week Day Escape’ break priced from €410 per person.

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