About The Maverick

Active Holidays in Comfort

The Maverick is a Surf & Yoga Resort in Lourinhã / Portugal, one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche. The 5 luxurious and comfortable adjacent villas are located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views, a huge garden with scenic swimming pool, slack line, wood-fired pizza oven & BBQ, sand volley ball field, hammock and various chill-areas.
The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafés, bars and restaurants. Close to scenic beaches, surf spots and places of cultural interest, the houses are the perfect getaway for your holiday away from the crowds.

Your stay is an entire experience consisting of everything we love: surf, yoga, sun, sea, salt, food, friends, laughter and good vibes. Your holiday is just that easy at the Maverick.

The creative food deserves special mention, with wholesome breakfast and delicious dinners provided by our chef and team.

The Maverick Surfvillas are the perfect choice for active people (surfers and no-surfers) who like fun, beach, nature, sea, and most of all, a good and socializing atmosphere. The houses have a lively, warm and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all: solo travelers, couples and groups. -
The villas share one large beautiful garden, the perfect playground for young and grown-ups alike. Spend your days enjoying the infinity swimming pool, beach volleyball, yoga shala, slack-line, boules, basketball and our chillout wintergarden.

Groups: Our 2 villas with private pool and garden are perfect for groups - bigger families or friends that are looking for bit more privacy in their own villa whilst enjoying the services provided by the Maverick - or external yoga retreats and companies, that want to create an intimate atmosphere amongst their group.

Activities

Breaks for those that like to stay active on holiday - including surfing, yoga and fitness

Portugal has year-round good weather for the outdoors; this leaves you with many options of things to do and places to go... Whatever activities you choose there's a comfortable home waiting for you afterwards, even in winter.

Surfing, of course...

The Maverick is located close to Portugal's best surf spots for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. There are many beaches within 10-15 min driving distance to choose from whether you are surfing, beach walking or sunbathing. Simply come surfing with the Maverick team or we are happy to recommend the best spots of the area to you as well.

Book your surf course with us! While the standard group size at surf schools is usually 8+ students per instructor, at the Maverick we believe in a low student-to-instructor ratio (5/1) to ensure you receive the attention you need and improve your surfing quickly.
Our licensed surf instructors are passionate about what we are doing. We want you have the best surf experience possible. It’s all about fun but safety will be top priority!

YOGA - we will have you feeling blissed out in no time.

Yoga in our beautiful yoga shala is a truly special experience. Practicing with the peaceful views to the countryside, is the perfect way to reconnect with the mind and body. Whether you're a curious beginner, just discovered yoga or an experienced practitioner, each class is designed to be accessible to all.
YOGA & SURFING: Yoga helps to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice, such as arms, legs, back and wrists. It minimises the risk of injuries and improves the recovery time after a surf session, which makes Yoga so beneficial for your surf skills.

Vinyasa / Hatha Yoga : Dynamic Yang sequencing that brings deeper movement and stronger mind-body connection.
Yin Yoga: Deeping practice to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues and joints.
Aerial Yoga: Defy gravity in this fun and liberating yoga practice.
Meditation / Yoga Nidra: Discover ways to deeply relax and focus.
RETREATS: Check out the special Retreats @ the Maverick.

... and Fitness.

The Maverick outside gym is perfect for any gym enthusiasts or guests who want to maintain their fitness during their stay. The available fitness workouts range from full body workouts to surf specific exercises and stretches, morning running clubs, personal trainer sessions also available. Combine Fitness with Surf and Yoga: Break a sweat and then stretch out those sore muscles with a highly beneficial yoga and fitness holiday. Complement your days of fun and challenging fitness activities with some well-deserved downtime, as you practice varied styles of yoga.

These complementary activities will diminish stress, boost your strength, and leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. Soothe those sore muscles with a well-deserved full-body massage to end your day.

Room Prices

The Maverick Surfvillas

Room Type Low Season Mid Season High Season

Deluxe Suite - 2-4 people*

(Terrace, Private Bathroom)
price per room

€55

€77

€99

Suite - 2-3 people*

(Private Bathroom)
price per room

€49

€69

€89

Double Room - 2 people

(Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom)
price per room

€40

€55

€69

Twin Room - 2 people

(Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom)
price per room

€40

€55

€69

Attic Room - 2-3 people*

(Large Double Bed, Single Bed, Shared Bathroom)
price per room

€40

€55

€69

Shared Triple Room - 2-3 people

(3 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom)
price per person

€20

€29

€35

*3rd & 4th person charged €25 per person.

LOW SEASON: 1st April to 31th May | MID SEASON: 1st June to 30th June & 1st September to 31st October | HIGH SEASON: 1st July to 31th August

We are closed this winter from November'19 until March'20, opening for groups and the New Year Retreat, only.

Prices include...

Breakfast, Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Wi-Fi Internet, and the use of all commodities available at the Maverick. Minimum stay is 2 nights.

Meals

Guests can use the kitchen, bbq and pizza oven to prepare their own meals. We usually also arrange joint activities as bbq’s or pizza nights, visits of village festivals, dinners in our favorite restaurants etc.

Facilities

Infinity Swimming Pool, Sand Volleyball Court, Slack Line, Yoga Shala, various Hammock and Chill Areas, Free Bike Rental

Transport

FREE beach shuttle to the nearest beach, twice a day.
FREE supermarket shuttle.
FREE pick-up from bus terminal in Lourinhã.
Airport transfers are available as well.
Please note, we can't take children under 17 years on any Maverick transfers.

Surf & Yoga Packages and more...

Come surfing with us. Small groups. Quality Equipment. Certified Instructors.

1 Week Surf Course €240

includes 5 days surf course (4 hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), video analysis session, visit to surf board factory, free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots, free pictures & videos from your surf course.

1 Week Surf Course Light €150

includes 5 days surf course (2(!) hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots. Video analysis session and pictures & videos from your surf course are available as an extra.

1 Week Surf & Yoga €180

includes 5 days surf course (2 hours per day, theoretical and practical lessons), free quality equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots, and 3 yoga classes (60 minutes).

Single Surf Lesson €35

2 hours theoretical and practical lesson, free equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots

Equipment Hire

Surfboard €20/day | Wetsuit €15/day | Board+Suit €30/day
15% discount after 5th rental day, softboards €5 extra per day

Private Lessons

1 person €60/session | 2 persons €100/session | 3 persons €140/session
includes 2 hours private theoretical and practical lesson, free equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spot.

Yoga

Single 60 Minute Class €12/person, min 2 people | 5-Class-Pack €50 | Meditation / Yoga Nidra €6/person |For local resident passes please contact us.
We offer daily yoga classes during mid and high season. This gives you the freedom to mix and match activities, create your own schedule, just drop in to one of the classes or plan your own yoga bliss holiday with us.
Check our yoga schedule and sign up for a class!

1 Week Fitness €100

includes 5 specific small group workouts @ the Maverick Gym, plus different cardio options as well as input about nutrition & lifestyle over the course of the week depending on preference.

Single Fitness Sessions

Group Surf Fitness Session €12/person | Personal Training €25 | Introductory Fitness Session (mandatory to use the Maverick Gym for free the rest of your stay) €10

Massages €45

1 Hour Blissfully Relaxing Shiatsu / Ayurvedic Massage

Horse Riding

1hr Riding Lesson / Trail Ride €39/person

Yoga Retreats @ the Maverick

Allow yourself to let go.

New Year Yoga Retreat - 28 December 2019 - 2 January 2020

Fully booked!

Start the New Year feeling your best self. Come join us in Portugal and enjoy these 6 days of fun-filled and relaxing time away from the New Year's hype.
The days will start with an energising Vinyasa Flow Yoga class and end with more mellow styles of yoga: Yin yoga, guided Meditation or Yoga Nidra practices lead by Julia, the resident 500hrs certified yoga teacher at the Maverick. As part of the retreat, we will visit the stunning Buddha Eden Gardens and enjoy some hang-time in a Aerial Yoga class. We will also snuggle around the fire place and enjoy a glass of wine or two.
There will be enough peaceful time to enjoy the beautiful property at "The Maverick Surfvillas", go surfing, book a massage or take a walk by the beach. Our chef will nurture us with the most exquisite vegan cuisine!
It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.
What's included: 5 nights accommodation, all-vegan meals: pre-yoga snack, brunch, afternoon snack & dinner. Activities: Evening Yoga on arrival day, daily morning YinYasa & evening Yin Yoga, morning Yoga on departure day. Daily Pranayama, Meditation / Yoga Nidra. Aerial Yoga workshop. Group Airport transfer on arrival day (11am & 3pm) and departure day (11am).
What's not included: Surfing. Fitness. Massages. - Can be added flexibly. See the prices further up on the page. Private transfers from €60 one-way.
For more infos and availability, please contact us!

Booking

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What our Guests say about us...

Superb!

The view at night is beautiful, it is quiet from the crowd of tourists and feels so peaceful at night. The breakfast is so good. Always good to have a nap on the infinity swimming pool near the volley ball game. I miss these guys and also Milu. Julia, we will be back, one of the best and friendliest places I have been in this area.

Charlotte from Australia

Thank You!

A beautiful hostel, with friendly staff who would do anything to help!

Alice from UK

Amazing House

Only to be recommended! The hosts are happy to consider individual requests and are always up for fun :). The stay was just amazing.

Nik from Germany

Thank you!

Loved the place, the friendliness, peace ... I found it all beautiful and very very nice. The pool is quiet, the house is tastefully decorated and cleanliness is one of the priorities. I would go back and hope to return without a doubt.

Marina from Portugal

Best!

Had a great stay at the Maverick, was a great introduction to the area and the surrounding surf spots, awesome hospitality, was well looked after by Julia and the crew, will definetly be back to chase some winter swells one day

Jack from Australia

Yeah!

My stay at the Maverick was just great! The house is amazing - absolutely more than hostel standard, the hosts incredibly warm and engaging and the location with beautiful views of the Portuguese countryside! The Maverick is just absolutely recommended!

Tina Helen from Germany

FAQ

Booking
Check our Rooms, Prices and Surf Course Packages above. Then please use our booking form and send us your request.
You can either book a private room at the Maverick 1 all for yourself, or make a reservation for a bed in our rooms at the Maverick 2.
The Maverick is ideal for groups of friends as well as single travellers.
Directions
The closest airport is Lisbon International Airport. Several low cost airlines fly to Lisbon for example RyanAir, Easyjet, Germanwings.
You have several options:
  • We offer airport pick ups (60€ One-Way per person, 20€ for each additional person, up to 8 people per van).
  • Take a taxi to Campo Grande main bus station (approx. 8€ max. 15 min), from Campo Grande take the Tejo Rapida Azul in direction Peniche (7,40 Euros, click here for timetable ) and get off in Lourinha. Alternatively, you can take the Rede Express from Sete Rios bus station (click here for timetable ) to Lourinha. Both bus stations can also be reached by Metro
  • We can recommend a local car rental to you (rent a week and they will pick you up for free at the airport)

At the time of booking please indicate whether you prefer Airport Pick up or Car rental and provide us with your arrival date and time as soon as possible. Once you entered the bus or know which bus you are taking just give us a call so we can pick you up at Lourinha bus station for free.

If coming by car, have a look at our video with directions to the Maverick:

Surfing
We welcome all surfers from beginners to more advanced surfers. However, if you are a complete beginner we definitely recommend you take part in our surf course.
We are lucky to have a number of surf spots within easy reach of the Maverick, providing good conditions for all levels all year round. Our team of local surfers (30 years of experience) is happy to point you to the best breaks of the day. As a general rule the winter months usually mean stronger waves.

October is the time of the ASP World Tour, held in Peniche, only 15min from the Maverick. From October to March is also the Big Wave Season, when when you can watch the biggest surfable waves of the world in Nazaré.
Included in the surf lessons are a surfboard and wetsuit. We have competitive prices for surf gear hire only as well, if you prefer to go surfing by yourself. Please contact us to be sure if we have equipment for you in stock. Of course you are free to bring your own stuff, we will store it safely for you.

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