About The Maverick

Active Holidays in Comfort

The Maverick is a Surf & Guest House 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.

Our guests receive a wholesome breakfast that will leave you full of energy for your day. Every week we have a bbq, pizza night or other joint dinners, where everybody is invited to join us. The villa kitchens, BBQ and Pizza Oven are free to use for everyone to prepare your own meals. There are several good restaurants in the area that we are happy to recommend to you.

The Maverick I is our main villa built in 2013. The 6 luxurious private suites and rooms with ensuite or shared bathrooms offer accommodation for up to 15 guests.
The Maverick II and III are our two smaller villas. Each villa has 4 bedrooms for 2, 3 or 4 people that are available with private or shared bathroom for a maximum of 12 guests.
And finally, our villas IV and V are perfect for groups with their own private pool, garden, 5 double bedrooms all with private bathroom for 10 guests. Comfort at its best!

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, and our chillout wintergarden.

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 can be booked by whole groups as well. Please contact us!

See you in Portugal!


Breaks for those that like to stay active on holiday - including surfing, climbing, diving, sports and adventure

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! Our surf package includes 20 hours of coaching for all levels on 5 days. You can choose the days freely during your stay, which gives you the option to take a day of rest, visit Lisbon or enjoy one of the other activities available at the Maverick. We encourage our guests to include a rest day after the first two days´. For example - a 5 day course is 2 days surfing, 1 days rest and 3 days surfing. 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.
We include a video analysis session during the week (full course) which can make a massive and positive difference to your surfing skills learning curve. While it's fun to see yourself surf, it's also very motivating and a great coaching tool. The video footage and all pictures are available for free at the end of the course.
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 is a great way to start and/or end your holi- or surfday --- by warming up your body and creating the energy by focusing on yourself before a session or by stretching and relaxing physically and mentally after a nice surf- or holiday. By learning to know and accept your body, you´ll improve your surf skills and bring your body feeling to another level.
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.

Yinyasa Yoga : Blend of Yin asana and dynamic Yang sequencing that brings deeper movement and stronger mind-body connection.
Foundational Vinyasa Flow A foundational class for people who have active lifestyles. This program is for people who want to learn how to practice vinyasa yoga safely, strongly and effectively, but want to do a relatively active program. In other words-- while the moves are foundational, expect challenging work, both mentally and physically.
Slow Flow: Don’t rush, flow. Ideal for intermediate yogis, the slow and controlled approach of this evening class will help you find challenge in stillness and structure. You will build dynamic flexibility and functional strength by exploring transitions and sequences designed to challenge traditional movement patterns.
Hatha: Find your center in this Hatha class designed to help you consciously focus your energy in specific areas of the body and gain a greater understanding of the mechanics of your muscles. You will be guided through a series of poses, utilizing longer holds to give you time and space to recruit the correct muscles, find a calm steady breath, and enter a meditative state.
Yin Yoga: Deeping practice to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues and joints.
New this season: 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.

Lessons are held in our new yoga shala in the garden with beautiful views to the countryside.

Check our Class Schedule and sign up for your next class!

... and more.

Surfing is the prime activity in the region due to the great conditions. But the area boasts options for all kinds of activities:

The Silver Coast (Costa da Prata) is rich in history and nature and famous for its wines, gastronomy, beaches, golf and thermal tourism. And of course, the beautiful and culture-rich city of Lisbon is a perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend at the end of your holiday.

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 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.


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.


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


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.

Surf Guiding with Stephan

1 person €80/day | 2 persons €140/day | each additional person €50/day
includes 8 hours surf trip and spot guiding, optional test board, transfer to surf spots, lunch pack.
Includes a video of your ultimate surf experience from€50. See what you get.


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

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.

The following room options are available:
 Shared Double Suite with private bathroom, 1 person, €579.
 Private Suite with private bathroom, 1 person, €689.
 Private Double Suite with private bathroom, 2 persons, €1159.
 Private Double Room with shared bathroom, 1 person, €639.
 Shared Triple Room with shared bathroom, 1 person, €549.
 Accommodation, Food & Transfer only, shared Double Suite, €399. - For non-yogi partners & friends
 Early Bird -10%, for confirmed bookings until 15 October 2019

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. Massages. See the prices further up on the page. Private transfers from €60 one-way.
For more infos and availability, please contact us!



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


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.
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:

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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