My name is Anna and I am the owner of this little enterprise Karuna. For many years I led a quiet "normal" office life, but something was buzzing inside. A longing for travel and learning how to surf. Get to know myself better through yoga. Through learning how to surf. Cliché? Maybe, but hey, that's the way it goes. 

In May of 2015 I travelled from my home in Sweden to Portugal for the first time and instantly fell in love with the coast of Caparica. The surf, the sunsets, the crowd, the rough edges around this beautiful coastline.

I kept thinking to myself that I really would like to share this magic with my friends and with anyone who was curious about surfing, yoga and hanging out in this quiet yet vibrant place. But how would I do that? Could I just "jump"? I decided to go for it.

Starting in the spring of 2016, I began to set up simple and small scale surf and yoga weeks together with local friends I got to know along the way. Just for the love of the ocean and surf, and yoga. And hanging out, enjoying the small and simple things in life.

The mix of yoga, surf, and easy going days turned out to make our guests happy to be here, and me and my friends decided to take the concept into 2017. Small scale and personal. Just sharing the magic. As simple as that.


2018 was our third season and became a bit different. Due to a car hitting my mom we could only do a few surf weeks since I had to care for her during recovery. But bones heal and the weeks we actually did were magic! Amazing guests and Caparica showed us once again how friendly and magic this place can be. The weeks during 2019 then turned out to be some of the most fun so far and now 2020 is already coming up. Year five people! Five!

So, I hope to welcome you to Caparica, and to show you all the hidden treasures. Let's meet up on the yoga mat, share some waves, and enjoy Portugal together. Below you can read some of what our guests have to say. Enjoy!

Hope to see you for the 2020 season!


PS! I have a background and training within mental training and coaching, and a lot of experience of working with people in different life situations. Since a couple of years I also teach yoga and you'll meet me on the mat when you join our surf and yoga weeks here.



Whoever you are and wherever you come from this is the place to call home. The best retreat out there with lovely people around to take great care of you. This was my second visit and I've already got the next one booked. Thanks a ton for everything Anna, see you soon!



Thank you for a great experience.  
You'r view of life is amazing. 
Thanks for the surprise breakfast. And all the generosity and kindness. 



Would like to say great thanks for amazing organization. This trip is completely life changing experience which opens new feelings, new horizons, brings absolutely amazing people to your life and allows to completely relax your mind and feel the momentum. Highly recommended to everybody with one remark - it makes you addicted to surf&yoga life style. Happy to be addicted!!



Fantastiskt ställe! Vi samlade ihop familj, lite släkt och vänner och bokade hela anläggningen. Surf och yoga bokades av de som ville och anpassades till våra behov. Både barn, ungdomar och vuxna har haft en härlig semester. Utmärkt service!



Thank you so much for a relaxing and challenging week! To start the day doing yoga with Anna and then to have breakfast before entering the sea and starting the surfing lessons with Pedro, was a great setup for me. 
Costa de Caparica is a lovely, peaceful town with nice people, which was so relaxing. I highly recommend Karuna and Costa da Caparica in all ways!



Karuna is not just a service of providing bed and lessons, it is a style of life, happy, sincere, healthy, full of sport, amazing views, good food and balancing atmosphere. 
I’d like to say hugeee thanks to our instructors: people you are doing amazing thing!
One week with this team in perfect nature condition let me realized how easily happy I can be.
Strongly recommended!!!



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+351 96 36 46 700

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