Yoga Roots Odeceixe
The shala is located in the middle of the Odeceixe village on R. Estr. Nacional 1, 8670-320
Odeceixe, Portugal. You cannot miss it (Google maps)
Surroundings: Odeceixe-Praia de Odeceixe, Portugal
Odeceixe is a seaside town in Portugal’s Costa Vicentina region in the northern part of the municipality of Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve. This relatively undiscovered destination is a haven for surfers and nature lovers. It’s perhaps best known as a stop along the Rota Vicentina, a network of hiking trails offering sweeping coastal views and pastoral scenery through the Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal.
The beach of Praia de Odeceixe is a favorite of both surfers and families. The Rio de Seixe meets the sea here, looping around to form a horseshoe-shaped beach and calm lagoon.
This lagoon is perfect for swimming and paddleboarding, while the strong waves of the main beach draw a crowd of surfers and sun-worshippers.
The beach is located 3 kilometers from the village of Odeceixe. You can park your car on the southern cliffs. If there is no space, you can park your car on the side of the road.
The area is unspoiled and the landscape surrounding the beach is stunning. On the northern side of the beach there are steep cliffs. On the west side of these cliffs is a big rock that looks like the fin of a shark. This rock is a landmark which makes it easy to recognize Praia de Odeceixe.
The closest towns on both sides of Odeceixe are Rogil (9km), Aljezur (15km) and Lagos (48km) on the South side and S. Teotónio (12km), Odemira (27km) and Vila Nova de Milfontes (42km) on the North side. Here you will find everything you need like bigger supermarkets, cafés & restaurants, bakeries, organic shops and a charming local farmers markets in the weekends.
How To get there?
Faro airport is 125 km from Odeceixe and Lisbon airport 225 km. The easies way is to rent a small and inexpensive car from the Faro or Lisbon airport and drive to the Odeceixe village. Then you can explore easily the closest beaches, nature and villages.
There is a bus from Sete Rios, Lisbon (https://www.busbud.com/en) for about 4 hours and 19€ to Odeceixe (bus stop on the main road by the village where you will have few minutes walk to the Yoga Shala and Odeceixe village). We’ve been taking a taxi (4km) to Sete Rios bus station from the front of the Lisbon airport. The trip cost about 15€. The bus ticket is better to buy from the company’s web site, as the ticket office at the bus station can have a long line. You can buy the ticket on line also just before your bus trip, if you are not sure which time you will make it to the bus station.
Ordered taxi from the Lisbon airport to Odeceixe will cost about 250€. Check www.gettransfer.com for the lowest taxi rates.
From Faro airport there is a public transport to Odeceixe, but it is complicated and will take probably longer than the bus trip from Lisbon.
Ordered taxi from the Faro airport (which we have been using) cost about 130€ (with https://taxipinheiro.com) (or check the rates from www.gettransfer.com) and can be paid by credit card, which is not too bad rate if you are traveling with company. There are many other taxi companies to book a taxi online.
Local taxis in Odeceixe area:
Edgar Bicho +351 964 631 418
Luis Marrero +351 917 574 630
Lucas & Lucas +351 967 910 227
Silvia +351 939 780 396, +351 937 333 274
As there are not too many taxis around, it is good to book the taxi many days before your planned trip.