FAQ || PORTUGAL RETREAT
Activewear, trainers (if you like to HIIT in trainers &/or you'd like a walk in the hills.). Slip on sandals, hat, sunblock, swimming togs, book, sunglasses, blanket/shawl for cooler meditation mornings, journal & pen, toiletries, sarong/kaftan. Maybe a little frock situation for dinner, if you fancy. Yoga mats, props & towels are provided.
Are there hairdryers?
This one makes us lol, but some of you birds just love a hairdryer! Yes the retreat has hairdryers to fluff your feathers.
Can I come on my own?
Yes! It is not uncommon for people to come on retreats on their own. If your preference is a twin share, we will pair you up with a fellow retreat guest. In our experience, very special and unique connections are made on retreat so you needn't worry!
What are the suggested flights to & from Lisbon Airport?
This retreat we are not suggesting exact flights. But we do recommend joining our pre-arranged airport shuttle, see below.
Getting there & around?
Included in your retreat cost is a return airport shuttle to & from Lisbon Airport. If you wish to join this shuttle service please ensure you get flights surrounding these times: The shuttle will depart LIS Wednesday 12th at 1pm. The return shuttle is booked to depart the retreat 12pm Sunday 12th.
Otherwise Buddha Retreats is a 45min car journey from LIS. If you are going to arrive outside of these times & require a shuttle let us know & we will help you arrange. If you require shuttles outside of our free airport shuttle please bring cash to pay.
Let's hang ten!
Daily surf lessons are booked in advance, prior to arriving at the retreat. A 2hr surf lesson, including the 20min return shuttle trip is £25pp payable in cash to the instructor each day. If you wish to join the morning beach vibes but not the surfing we will make sure you can get salty with us! All wetsuits & equipment provided.
Massage, wine tasting & horse riding
Massage: 60min massage treatments for €60 (Ayurvedic, Sports or Relaxing) payable in cash to the massage therapist.
Wine Tasting: Portugal is spoilt for incredible wine! We will offer a winery tour & tasting experience. Approx €35pp.
Horse-riding: 60min ride through the forest €70pp, experienced riders only, with opportunities to canter/gallop. (to be paid in cash directly to stable). 20min drive away. Transport can be arranged.
Is there alcohol?
Yes! We are all about with balance birds, you are welcome to enjoy wine or beer with your meals, to be paid for in cash.
Is it vegetarian?
The retreat food is all vegetarian & home cooked, a lot of which comes from their own land! Please let us know upon booking any allergies or dietary requirements.
Do I need YOGA experience?
Yoga (fitness levels or surfing experience for that matter) experience is not necessary.We will ensure every moment is playful, welcoming & challenging.
Do I need to participate in everything?
You can choose to be as active or as restful as you like, this is your time birds.
Is there WIFI?
Yes there is wifi, we are rural Portugal though so connections can be slow. An even better excuse to switch off!
In the unfortunate & unlikely event Fitbirds have to cancel the retreat any payments will be refunded.
In the event you are unable to attend the retreat we highly recommend you pass your space on to a birds in need. We will also do our best to fill your space. If your space is filled we will give you a full refund. However if we are unable to fill your space we will refund any payments although the deposit will be non-refundable.