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 3 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. Summer or winter, comfort is guaranteed – the Maverick I has central floor heating and a fireplace, amongst other features. The house offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests. On the various terraces and balconies you’ll will surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening.

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.

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, boulder climbing wall, 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.
Hatha and Yin: Energizing and re-vitalising Hatha Yoga to strengthen and tone your bodystructure and -posture / Deepening Yin Yoga to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues and joints.
RETREATS: Check out our special Maverick Retreats.

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

... 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 November to 31st May | MID SEASON: Easter: 8th April to 22nd April / 1st June to 30th June & 1st October to 31st October / Christmas: 20 December to 7 January | 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 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, Boulder Climbing Wall, Yoga Area, various Hammock and Chill Areas, Free Bike Rental


FREE beach shuttle to the nearest beach, usually twice a day.
Our vans are available for FREE for your own use in the evenings to go out to the restaurants / bars in the area, when the vans are not needed for surf / beach transfers or joint activities.
FREE pick-up from bus terminal in Lourinhã.
Airport transfers are available as well.

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 (Mid/Low Season)€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

Private Lessons/Guiding

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

Equipment Hire

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

Let's Go Surfing Trial (minimum 10 persons)

If you are a group looking for a holiday activity that is a little different, yet loads of fun for everyone, then our 'Let's Go Surfing Trial' is the way to go. Sharing the experience of catching your first wave with a group and learning something new together is a unique holiday memory. Our Trial is suitable for all age groups, fitness levels and genders making it the perfect adventure activity for your group or family.
We will pick you up from the villas, talk about surfing, do a beach surfing demo, and surf as many waves as possible.
Rates vary according to numbers so contact us for details/prices.

Yoga - Mid/Low Season Prices

Single 60 Minute Class €12/person, minimum 2 people | Package of 5x 60 Minute Classes €50|

Massages €39

1 Hour Blissfully Relaxing Shiatsu / Ayurvedic Massage

Yoga Retreats @ the Maverick

Allow yourself to let go.

Special Maverick Yoga Retreats

At the Maverick, we also offer Yoga Retreats, either our own or hosted for guest yoga instructors. The retreats offer opportunity to take a complete timeout and escape your daily routine. Recharge your batteries with relaxing and energising daily Yoga and Meditation Classes, together with the fun and exhilaration of surf classes, healthy and detoxing food and enough time to explore the nearby cities (like Lisbon, Sintra or Óbidos). Go on adventures like wine tastings and boat trips or just let your body and soul relax with an ayurvedic massage or a pool day. Our Retreats give chance to leave the stress behind and experience the joys of Yoga & Surf and the marvelous landscape around the Maverick.

In line with the Maverick philosophy, we will keep groups small with a maximum of 12 guests for a more intimate atmosphere, and more attention for each of you during yoga classes.
Our resident yoga instructor will guide you through Hatha Morning Yoga to
- strengthen and tone the body
- relax the mind and release tension in the body
- tone and strengthen the spine and correct the posture
- improve flexibility and muscle joint mobility
- help with craving

The evening gentle, deep practice of Yin and Nidra Yoga helps to get grounded and nourish your body. It's calming and balancing to the mind and body. It regulates energy and increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips.

Your mind and body benefit from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but sinking into deep relaxation will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you!
Pranayama and Yoga breathing exercises help purify the blood and the respiratory system. The deeper breathing enriches the blood with oxygen.

Daily Schedule

A typical day starts with Pranayama and Meditaion, followed by the 90 minute morning Hatha Yoga session. After breakfast, you have time to go surfing, enjoy a massage, just chill by the pool or head to the beach. Around 5pm you'll have another yoga session, this time Yin or Nidra yoga for deep tissue and relaxation. After that everyone gets together for a delish vegetarian dinner. Sounds good?

The Food

Every morning we´ll serve you a healthy breakfast with daily specials like smoothie bowls, home made granola musli, porridge, chia puddings, waffles, etc. together with a choice of ingredients for a rich lunch pack. At dinner, we serve a lovingly prepared three course vegetarian buffet with locally grown ingredients. A healthy and balanced as well as tasty diet, which gives you strength for your yoga and surfing sessions, is our number one priority.

Make friends with like-minded people. Relax, recharge your batteries and come back home with a huge smile!

Anti-Stress Easter Retreat - 14-17 April 2017

includes 3 nights accommodation as booked, 6 yoga and 2 meditation sessions, healthy breakfast, rich lunchpacks, 3-course vegetarian dinner buffets.

Surf&Yoga Retreat - 20-27 May 2017

includes 7 nights accommodation as booked, 11 yoga and 4 meditation sessions, 5 surf lessons all levels, healthy breakfast, rich lunchpacks.

To the sea retreat - 10-16 July & 17-23 July 2017

A well balanced surf and yoga escape, where Anna and Jodie from To The Sea Retreat perfectly combine ocean and outdoor fun with socializing and down time. The week includes accommodation, breakfast, yoga and surf sessions and/or surf equipment, refreshments, a welcome barbecue and more. They are a small, service orientated and flexible retreat. Feel free to switch a surf lesson for an extra yoga session, sleep in or enjoy a sunset with a good glass of wine. It's your holiday and your happiness is their priority.
For prices check their website: To the Sea Retreat.

Summersalt - The Girls Yoga&Surf retreat - 2-9 September 2017

This is a special retreat run by the girls from Summersalt Yoga. The Yoga teacher at the retreat is Vanessa Fleming. Their retreat brings challenge in both mental and physical senses, all while providing connection between the mind, body, soul, and the ocean. A typical day includes daily meditation; morning Vinyasa centered around preparation for surf; nutritious breakfast, surf lessons, free surf, afternoon free time / philosophy (massages, other activities), evening Yin / Restorative Yoga, healthy, vegetarian dinner, reflection time.
For prices head over to their website: Summersalt Yoga.

Energising Autumn Retreat - 3-10 October 2017

Our Maverick own Yoga Retreat run by our resident yoga instructor Lisa. Enjoy the beauty and warmth of October in Portugal.
includes 7 nights accommodation as booked, 11 yoga and 2 meditation sessions, healthy breakfast, rich lunchpacks, 3-course vegetarian dinner buffets, topped with a blissful one-hour full body massage.
Shared Room with shared or private bathroom from €725/person |
Double Room with shared bathroom (2 persons) from €745/person |
Suite with private bathroom (2-3 persons) from €775/person |
Deluxe Suite with private bathroom (2-4 persons) from €775/person

Prices are based on full occupancy of the rooms, e.g. 2 persons sharing the double room, 3 people sharing the triple suite. If you would like a quote, e.g. for single occupancy for any of the rooms, please contact us!

New Year's Yoga Retreat - 27 December 2017-2 January 2018

Start 2018 feeling AMAZING! Michelle from The Ochre Hideaway is running her third retreat with us. Yoga classes are suitable for everyone. Michelle is an engaged and attentive teacher so you will receive lots of attention to get the most out of your practice and the retreat.
Included are: 6 nights accommodation of your choice, 6 x 2-hour morning Dynamic Yoga classes, 4 x early evening workshops/classes, daily meditation, daily beach trips to Areia Branca, excursion to Buddha Eden, group transfers from and to Lisbon airport, 3 delicious meals a day and brunch on Tuesday before departure, herbal tea and fruit available throughout the day, everything you need for yoga and meditation
For prices see Michelle's website: The Ochre Hideaway.



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 up (50€ 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 Sebastian Steudtner and Tom Butler set up training camp at the Maverick and prepare for the big days 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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