Alpino Atlantico, Madeira
Below is a guide to our upcoming trip in Spain, please take a look through and if you have any questions you can always give us a call to chat on 0203 235 0122.
For this retreat you will need to fly in to Funchal airport which is around 20 minutes drive to the hotel.
If booking our recommend flights or any that coincide you can join our subsidised group transfer for £19 each way. Alternatively we can organise a private taxi for 21 euro each way payable to the hotel. Once you’ve booked the trip we will ask you to complete a short ‘yoga profile form’ where you can let us know what transfer options you would like.
13-20 August flights
13 August Gatwick Flight EZY8135 departing 07.40, arriving Madeira 11.40
20 August Madeira Flight EZY8136 departing 12.10, arriving Gatwick 15.50
The driver will be waiting at the exit of the arrivals hall holding a sign with destination yoga/ Alpino Atlantico displayed. If you have any problems finding your driver, please call the hotel directly on +351 291 930 930.
If you’re your flight is considerably delayed and you miss the transfer, you will need to get a taxi to the hotel. In this case we will refund any transfer fee you have paid to us.
Our chosen venue, Alpino Atlantico sits in a quiet part of the Galo resort. As an Ayurveda hotel, guests can expect a calm and restorative environment, sea views and a wonderful yoga studio. You can reach the nearest town of Funchal which offers lots of restaurants and a well known harbour.
The address is:
Address: Estrada da Ponta Oliveira, 9125-031 Caniço, Portugal
Phone: +351 291 930 930
What to bring
For the day you should bring:
– Plenty of loose comfortable clothing for yoga
– Trainers and work-out gear (should you wish to use the gym or book any of the other sports activities)
– Hat (large brimmed hat or cap)
– A suitable sun block cream
For the evenings:
– Comfortable clothing – evenings are very relaxed and casual
– A warm top/jumper as temperatures are lower in the mornings and evenings as the weather in November does vary somewhat!
– Mosquito repellent
All rooms have hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. A laundry service is available for an extra charge.
Telephones and internet
There is mobile phone coverage at Alpino Atlantico although this can be limited depending on your provider. You can also connect to the hotel wifi in the bedrooms.
In advance of your trip, you can get a better idea of the weather by clicking here
Passport and visa requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for EU passport holders travelling to Spain intending to stay for less than 90 days. Holders of US or Canadian passports can enter France for up to 90 days without a visa. We would strongly advise all other passport holders to check visa requirements well in advance of your intended dates of travel.
The local currency is the Euro. All of our scheduled programme activities are included in the cost, and so you will only need money for additional 1:1 sessions, spa treatments, shopping, laundry, local venue tips, private/taxi transfers etc. The hotel does accept card payment.
Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your trip. It is also essential that you provide us with the name of your insurance company and a 24 hour emergency insurance contact number.
We also recommend that you get a European Health Insurance Card which allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Areas (EEA) countries at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Applying for the card is free (and only takes 2 minutes) and it is valid for up to 5 years. Presenting the card entitles you to any treatment that may become necessary during your holiday. This card is NOT an alternative to travel insurance, however – it is important to have both a European Health Insurance Card and a valid travel insurance policy. To apply for your free card, please click here.
Emergency contact details
During office hours 9am- 6pm UK time you can reach us on 0203 235 0122. 7 days before your retreat we will contact you with our emergency contact numbers that you can use whilst you’re away.
We look forward to welcoming you in Madeira.
The destination yoga team
tel 0208 968 0501