Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal

Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal

Planning on booking a surf and yoga retreat? As travel becomes more accessible we’re all starting to search for the next adventure. When it comes to choosing a surf and yoga retreat there’s a few things to consider. In this quick tips guide we’re going to cover a few key comparison points to help you weigh up booking a surf retreat in Sri Lanka vs Portugal.

Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal – The Weather

Sri Lanka’s a year around destination for surfers as it sits close to the equator in the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka’s South Coast has year round surf in select locations but the main season runs from late October to April

Sri Lanka’s East Coast’s main surf season runs from April to October

Portugal’s surf season runs from December to April where waves range from 2-4 m and from May to October you’ll find calmer summer waves ranging from 1-2 m.

Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal – The Culture

Sri Lanka’s a country that’s recently come onto the map after going through a civil war for the best part of the last two decades. People who surfed Bali back in the ’90s and early 2000s constantly claim that Sri Lanka has that buzz of a country that’s still got that back in time feeling. If you don’t visit soon, that classic adventure feeling will be lost forever as the country modernises .

Portugal is packed with culture and you’ll get to experience friendly European culture at it’s best. Portugal has epic road trips, great surf locations and fantastic food and wine. We’re not knocking Portugal but it’s going to be there next year and won’t be that different.

Sri Lanka’s got to be on the top of your Surf and yoga retreat destinations for 2019 and 2020. By 2021 it will be a very different place.

Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal – Learning to surf

Learning to Surf in Sri Lanka

Like so many of our guests, part of the surf and yoga retreat experience is learning to surf. Some of our guests have surfed before and many will be complete newbies. The great thing about learning to surf in Sri Lanka is that we can pretty much take you out to learn to surf all year round from our luxury retreat in Ahangama. Sri Lanka’s South West coast has some of the best surf breaks for learners in the world and we know the best locations and times to take groups and individuals out for surf lessons.

As your surf holiday goes on during the week and you get more experience and confident we can take you to different locations and breaks to develop your surf skills.

Learning to Surf in Portugal

Learning to surf in Portugal is great for beginners during late spring and summer where the waves are a little more tame. There’s a number of great surf and yoga retreats to choose from and like Sri Lanka, you can also just cruise down to the beach, hire a board and take a surf lesson from one of the many surf instructors and schools on the

Surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka vs Portugal – Yoga

Yoga and wellness in Sri Lanka

Portugal is extremely popular with new surf and yoga retreats popping up all the time but it doesn’t have as long a history in the practice of yoga.

Book an all-inclusive surf and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka at Nirbana

At Nirbana we offer year round surf and yoga retreats and we’re the only retreat to have a full stock of Stand Up Paddleboards and world class, international instructors.

Take a look at our all inclusive surf and yoga retreat itinerary

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