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.

Travel in this new world will look different, and we have adjusted accordingly. All of us, who have been cooped up in city homes under lockdown are looking forward to the opportunity to travel somewhere for some open space and fresh air, in a safe way. We are providing space for a relaxed holiday, away from crowds. We have adopted the enhanced cleaning guidelines to ensure a holiday experience as safe as possible. Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking extra care to clean & disinfect the houses between reservations and the common areas with frequently touched surfaces.

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&Families: All of our villas are available as private rentals. Especially 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.
We understand the new situation also for smaller groups, who rather prefer a private house for themselves. Since our villas are usually set up to cater for larger groups of 10+ people, we have changed the setup to meet the demand of smaller groups up to 7 people by simply closing part of the bedrooms and offering the villas for a reduced price.


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.

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 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. Group sizes are small and if possible we will practice outside or in our well-vented shala ensuring safety for 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.

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




Suite - 2-3 people*

(Private Bathroom)
price per room




Double Room - 2 people

(Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom)
price per room




Twin Room - 2 people

(Terrace, View, Shared Bathroom)
price per room




Attic Room - 2-3 people*

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




Shared Triple Room - 2-3 people

(3 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom)
price per person




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

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

Prices include...

Breakfast, Bed Linen, Bathroom Towels, Wi-Fi Internet, and the use of all commodities available at the Maverick. Minimum stay is 3 nights. Breakfast not included in low season November-March and for private villa rentals.


Breakfast is included in the room price (April-October). Guests can use the kitchen, bbq and pizza oven to prepare their own meals.


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


A car is definitely recommended. There is a local car rental company also offering scooters and pickups from Lisbon airport. Free parking is available at the Maverick.
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 "Full" €250 (€200 low, €220 mid)

includes 5 days surf course (5x 2 sessions per day), free quality equipment during the lesson (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots.

1 Week Surf Course "Light" €175 (€120 low, €150 mid)

includes 5 days surf course (5x 1 session per day), free quality equipment during the lesson (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spots.

1 Week Surf & Yoga €205 (€150 low, €180 mid)

includes Surf Course "Light" & 3 yoga classes (60 minutes).

Single Surf Lesson €40 (€30 low, €35 mid)

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 from €50/session | 2 persons from €90/session | 3 persons from €130/session
includes 2 hours private theoretical and practical lesson, free equipment (board and wetsuit), transfer to surf spot. Prices are given for low season.


Single 60 Minute Class €12/person, min 2 people | 5-Class-Pack €50 |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.

Massages €45

1 Hour Blissfully Relaxing Shiatsu / Ayurvedic Massage

Horse Riding

1hr Riding Lesson / Trail Ride €39/person

Surfer's Office @ the Maverick

Co-working and Co-living space by the Ocean

The Maverick is your spot in the world to co-live, co-work and surf

You can work from home? Why not set up your home office by the ocean this winter and escape the grey and cold. The Maverick combines comfortable accommodation with fast stable internet, close to the best surf spots in Europe. Surrounded by the ocean breeze and calm valleys your surf office is ready to welcome you.


  •   Caffeine flatrate
  •   Co-Working space
  •   5% on the entire Surf & Yoga Offer

    2 WEEKS:

  •   14 Nights in private room
  •   from 450€ one person, €530 2 persons sharing

    1 MONTH:

  •   30 Nights in private room
  •   from 650€ one person, €800 2 persons sharing

    Prices given for standard rooms 01 November 2022 - 15 December 2022. Upgrades to Suites available. For more infos and availability, please contact us!

    Yoga Retreats @ the Maverick

    Allow yourself to let go.


    If you are a teacher or leader of some modality across yoga, health, fitness, meditation, ayahuasca, and more, the Maverick’s facilities, accommodation, and food offerings are designed to offer you and your students an ideal setting for teaching and learning. We have many years of experience in hosting retreats and offer a professional approach with dedicated facilities to support you to host your group.

    We provide:

  •   a dedicated yoga space
  •   a support structure through diet and relaxation
  •   a peaceful setting with purpose-built infrastructure and practice spaces that includes a dedicated shala, an outdoor gym, various chill areas

    We support you:

  •  The Maverick Experience – Experience the natural beauty of the Portuguese West Coast, along with Portuguese culture.
  •  Location – We are located in the countryside, close to scenic beaches, to guarantee a relaxing experience. Easy to access, about an hour from Lisbon airport.
  •  Cost – Flexible packages, take control of the costs choosing all-inclusive services, bringing your own chef, self-catering, etc.
  •  Beautiful Setting – Countryside location with saltwater pool, the Maverick provides peace, quiet and nature.
  •  Delicious Food – Our chef and team prepare the food to your requirements. It’s fresh, tasty and prepared daily with care and love.
  •  Excursions – Take your guests to excursings including a boat trip to nearby Berlengas Islands, visit medieval Òbidos, or experience a wine tasting on a traditional Portuguese Quinta.
  •  Wellness Services – Massages available for your guests.
  •  Fitness Facilities – An outdoor gym area, personal training sessions available.
  •  Marketing Support – You'll receive high quality pictures for your own Marketing purposes. Your program is listed on our website as a Guest Retreat Program, and shared on our social media channels.

    For more infos and availability, please contact us!

    Nectarflows - 27 May - 2 June 2022

    Join Amy Baxter and Laura Rosario at The Maverick Surf Villas, for the ultimate escape where picturesque countryside meets the ocean. Envisage a week of vinyasa yoga, aerial yoga, workshops, nourishing food, endless sunshine and catching waves, all in the best company! Wake up with a morning practice, surf, Hike or relax by day and embrace play with an afternoon of Aeiral Yoga or even wind down into the evening with some Yin yoga. This will be a cultural immersion to re-connect with nature leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Amy and Laura love yoga, travel, having a good time, and creating magic that happens only on a retreat!

    The Sanctuary - 10-17 June 2022

    Join us on a trip to our second home – Portugal! The Maverick is the perfect spot to enjoy beautiful beaches, amazing surf sports and spend your time in a reaxed atmosphere. The area around the Villa invites you to go on amazing day trips to explore the Portuguese culture, or- if you prefer the more relaxed version, you can hang out at the pool or get a massage.
    Enjoy one week full of Yoga, Beach walks and surfing in a wonderful community.
    The retreat will be held in german language.




    If you wish to send a custom or group booking enquiry, please use our contact form at the bottom of the page.


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    What our Guests say about us...


    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


    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


    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


    We are doing everything we can to offer a safe environment for our guests. We have adopted enhanced cleaning guidelines for changing in between reservations as well as desinfecting heavily touched surfaces regularly. Luckily, at the Maverick we have a lot of space to make it easier for our guest to keep a safe distance.
    We had to make several adjustments to our usual service and setup at the Maverick. For our hostel guests, breakfast will be served instead of offered as an open breakfast buffet. All guests are required to have a car or scooter or use our bikes as we can't offer a shuttle this season. Please contact us if you need help to organise this for you. Group sizes for yoga and surfing will be limited to a small number. "Social distancing" and "Dorms" don't go together, unfortunately this room type will not be available this season.
    Check our Rooms, Prices and Activity Packages above. Then please use our booking form to check availability and make a booking. If you need assistance, please send us your request via our contact form.
    During the 2020 season due to the Corona virus, we will not be offering shared rooms at the Maverick. As a single traveler, you can select one of the private rooms.
    The Maverick is ideal for groups of friends as well as single travellers.
    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 (70€ One-Way for 1 person, 90€ for two persons, €15 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

    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:

    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.