Yoga and surfing go together like bread and butter, with both requiring intense focus, energy channelling, and breath awareness. Moreover, yoga and surf retreats offer the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. You can take the lessons you learn on your yoga mat to your surfboard and then stretch out your sore muscles afterward.
So, if a surf and yoga vacation is calling you, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find incredible yoga and surf retreats worldwide. Here are ten of the best surf and yoga retreats worth taking a second look at.
Best Yoga and Surf Retreats Worldwide
These handpicked retreats offer a diverse selection of enticing yoga and surf retreats around the world. So whether you prefer the tropics or Mediterranean, you’ll find your ideal surf and yoga vacation on this list.
Starting from: $596
Portugal is one of Europe’s top surf destinations. At the Fluidity yoga and surf camp, you’ll take to the waves daily at one of the country’s secret surf spots, just 30km south of Porto. This week-long retreat includes eight yoga classes and six surf lessons, and the program is tailored to your level.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, you’ll drastically improve both your surf skills and yoga practice. There are no early starts, too, as you’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast buffet before heading to the beach to surf. Then, every evening you can relieve those sore muscles with 90 minutes of relaxing Yin yoga.
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Starting from: $1,697
The subtropical climate and all-year-round sunshine of the Canary Islands make for one of the most blissful surf and yoga holidays. This 8-day retreat takes place on the small, peaceful island of Fuerteventura, away from the tourist crowds in neighbouring Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
The package includes nine surf lessons and 10 yin and yin/yang yoga classes with meditation and pranayama. You’ll stay in a bright and breezy Spanish-style villa with a large garden and heated pool overlooking the volcanic mountains. For food, you’ll enjoy a tasty vegan breakfast and dinner every day.
Starting from: $635
Do you prefer a cool, refreshing breeze over hot and humid temperatures? If so, we recommend this beginner 4-day yoga and surf camp in Scotland, UK. Situated on a beach on the north coast, experienced champion surf coaches will teach you the basics and have you catching waves in no time.
Aside from daily surf lessons, you also have daily Hatha yoga classes with a beach view suitable for all levels. You will stay at the chic beachside Melvich Hotel where you’ll eat breakfast and enjoy wood-fired pizza and seafood barbecue dinners. You’ll also have use of the hotel’s hot tub and sauna to soothe your mind and body in the evenings.
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Starting from: $1,229
Agadir is a vibrant and friendly part of Morocco where you can find the next yoga and surfing holiday. You’ll spend two weeks surfing in a traditional Moroccan coastal town with a group that is split between beginner and intermediate lessons, so you receive the level of guidance you need. Plus, the area has around 20 local surf spots, so you’ll explore a new beach every day!
You’ll stay in the air-conditioned surf house where you will enjoy fun and social evenings getting to know your new friends. Every morning you will practice Hatha, Vinyasa, or Ashtanga yoga. Moreover, you’ll feast on delicious, flavourful Moroccan-style buffets day and night and enjoy sweet sips of the country’s famous mint tea.
Starting from: $990
This 8-day fairtrade wellness retreat in Sri Lanka is one of the most affordable and holistic yoga and surf retreats worldwide. Aside from daily yoga and surf lessons, you’ll practice guided meditation, receive an Ayurvedic massage, and enjoy a variety of ‘Wildcrafted’ workshops.
Island Spirit collaborates with the community of Hiriketiya, where locals share their knowledge and unique skills through craft and wellness workshops. Therefore, this retreat is ideal for anyone who loves to learn about the country’s culture and try out the local crafts and activities.
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Starting from: $1,030
Not only is the Algarve a world-famous surf destination, but it’s also a tranquil region full of untouched beauty. Therefore, it’s an idyllic spot to recharge your body, mind, and soul on a yoga retreat with the added thrill of learning to surf the waves. This 7-day retreat focuses on Iyengar yoga, with twice-daily classes. In the afternoons, you can join the beginner-level surf lessons where you will connect to the elements.
You’ll be in a small group of no more than 7 to 9 others, so this retreat gives an intimate atmosphere, allowing you to form close bonds over the week. However, you’ll also have the privacy of your own ensuite room with a private patio for when you want to embrace the peacefulness of the nature surrounding you.
Starting from: $330
This 7-day retreat in the beautiful Leon Area of Nicaragua is one of the best surf and yoga retreats for anyone new to both practices. You’ll learn the basics of yoga and surfing at a relaxed pace with other newbies, leaving you plenty of free time to enjoy one of the safest countries in South and Central America.
Nicaragua is incredibly peaceful, and you’ll love the tranquil atmosphere on the lesser-known El Transito beach. You’ll stay at the homely Free Spirit hostel, which has an enjoyable and social vibe. You will love this retreat if you are travelling solo and looking to make friends.
Starting from: $720
If you’re after a peaceful and rejuvenating yoga and surf camp in South America, look no further than this 7-day retreat in Punta Farallon, Peru. It takes place in a secluded, safe, and quiet beach area. Here you will surf every morning, relax in the afternoons, then practice yoga in the evenings (3 times a week).
This retreat is more focused on surfing than yoga, so it is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing yet fun beach vacation. You’ll be staying at the Surf Racer House, where the in-house chef will prepare fresh and high-quality meals three times a day.
Starting from: $590
This 8-day getaway in the Basque Country of Spain is one of the most fun yoga and surf retreats in Europe. You’ll be staying at the Stoke Surf House in a stunning national park and will enjoy daily surfing and yoga with experienced instructors.
The organizers of this retreat are super laid back, allowing you to participate in the activities as much or as little as you want. For example, you can skip the morning yoga for a nature hike or a lay-in! The evenings are always entertaining, too. You’ll go on pintxos tours, visit traditional Basque cider houses, and sometimes party the night away.
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Starting from: $351
Bali is a tropical surf and yoga paradise; however, the main island has become pretty touristy in recent years. Nusa Lembongan is Bali’s neighbour and is a peaceful island that is an ideal spot for reconnecting with yourself.
This 4-day retreat includes 3 Hatha yoga and meditation classes, 2 surf lessons, a snorkelling session, and a tasty vegetarian breakfast every day. You’ll stay at the Santika Guest House and will have plenty of free time to try other activities like scuba diving or SUP, or just relax on the beach.
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