- April, 17 - 23
- May, 22 - 28
- July, 3 - 9.
This all-inclusive deal is like having two holidays rolled into one great price. We've combined yoga and surfing with accommodation in an exclusive hilltop villa and a menu of excellent vegetarian cuisine. An ideal holiday choice for couples with mixed interests and a great way to discover a new hobby. Two yoga classes each day and five surf lessons from experienced professionals in the guaranteed sunshine of the Algarve endless summer.
Extend your yoga practice into another exciting activity. Yoga and surfing is a natural combination that will give you a new sense of balance both on land and in water. Start your day surfing the waves of your breath on the yoga mat and continue on your board dancing on the waves of the ocean.
Discover the California of Europe, the south-western Algarve, a surfing destination unrivaled anywhere in Europe. The wave size and quality are consistent and range from average to epic, with an assortment of reef and beach breaks. The beauty of surfing in the Algarve is the variety of its waves, which will suit everyone's standards. The surf itself is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with steep ocher cliffs, wide sandy beaches and no real estate developments or seaside resorts in sight.
The whole area is protected and forms part of a natural park. Small groups are tailored to meet the requirements of all ability levels. The professional surf instruction and vinyasa yoga offered are perfect for the pure beginner or the advanced student, both on a surfboard and a yoga mat!
Monte da Bravura is a unique escape from hectic modern living. It is a place where you will hear the sound of silence, and a venue which provides a real therapy for the senses. The well appointed suites provide all the comforts required to rest up after long days at the beach. Each suite is has it's own themed decor and furnished with Portuguese antiques which have been collected by the owners over the past 30 years. All bedrooms are en-suite.
The bathrooms all have power showers, fluffy towels and snow white bath robes. All suites have air con, indoor sitting rooms and private sun terraces. Monte da Bravura also houses a small antiques museum, a games room, a communal pool and two sun terraces both with fantastic views of the Algarve countryside. The tastefully decorated, restaurant also looks out onto the surrounding hills and is the setting for communal evening meals.
The Food. We understand the importance of good, quality food while on holidays. This is why we take such care in developing delicious menus for you to enjoy while with us. All of our food is vegetarian and organic where possible. Sourcing produce from local farmer's markets, we tend to cook seasonally, showcasing a particular vegetable that is in season and building a cast of supporting pulses, vegetables and grains around it.
The food is healthy but not diet-food; scrumptious and delectable, but not overindulgent. Olive oil, fresh greens, seasonal vegetables, and fresh herbs with modest amounts of butter and cream tantalize the taste buds and delight the appetite. All served with carefully selected wines from all regions of Portugal.
The Yoga. The morning vinyasa yoga class prepares you for your day of riding the waves. We offer a specifically designed yoga program to help build the balance, flexibility and co-ordination, qualities you will need to master the waves. We also teach breathing techniques to increase stamina, and endurance. The meditation techniques we offer greatly help you focus and increase awareness when on your mat and board. In the evening, a second yoga class stretches out the kinks and relaxes the muscles after a day of hard work in the water.
The Surfing. Your surf lessons are structured so you will receive all the personal attention you need to develop your skills, no matter what level you are. Our experienced instructors will teach you about technique, equipment, safety, surf etiquette and how to read the waves. All our instructors have been surfing for many years and through this love it is why they are now instructors, all wanting to share this experience with you. So whether it's about standing on the board for the first time or executing a perfect 180, our instructors will be with you all the way.
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