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Astonishing Surfcamp Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

Activity Surf Camp & Hostel invites you to join them for an exciting surf camp in Ericeira. You will have two hours of surf course per day in a fantastic place to learn how to surf. On this holiday, you will also get access to the hostel facilities such as a big living room with a great balcony (sea view). Your accommodation is really close to the center of Ericeira. You will go home feeling awesome and refreshed!

Highlights

  • 2 two-hour surf courses
  • Transport to the surfing spot
  • Use of surfing equipment for 2 days
  • Use of the house facilities
  • 2 nights of lodging
  • 2 breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, Portuguese, English
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Accommodation

During your holiday, you will stay for two nights at Activity Surf Camp & Hostel. It is located just two minutes (walking distance) from the center and five minutes walking to the beach, with restaurants and surf shops all around. The surf house has four rooms. They have two rooms with two bunk beds and one room with one bunk bed and shared bathroom. The other room is a double / twin room also with a shared bathroom. All the dorm rooms have storage units and individual lockers. The surf house facilities provide a lounge area with cable TV, surf movies, books, board games, free Wi-Fi, and kitchen equipped with basic utilities to prepare your own meal. You can also enjoy a barbecue outside.

Location

This retreat is located in Ericeira, Portugal. Ericeira is a small seaside village known back in the 40s and 50s for the strong fishing community. Nowadays, within walking distance, you can find a wide variety of entertaining activities. Just 40 minutes of driving from Lisbon / Cascais or Sintra, Ericeira has a great historical, cultural, and social offer that will keep you busy throughout your holiday. This place will make you fall in love with Portugal.

In 2011, Ericeira was chosen by the WSR to be one of the World Surfing Reserves, together with Malibu and Santa Cruz in California, Manly Beach in Australia, and Huanchaco in Peru. As the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe, Ericeira stretches four kilometers (two and a half miles) and consists of seven separate surf spots including popular breaks such as Ribeira d’Ilhas and Coxos. Ericeira was recognized for its high density of surf breaks, wave quality, and unique environment.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 5 minutes on foot
  • Ericeira center - 2 minutes on foot
  • Lisbon - 40 minutes by car
  • Restaurants - 5 minutes on foot
  • Surf spots - 5 minutes on foot

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Patio

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

Food

The Activity Surf Camp & Hostel offers you special / typical dinner at the hostel facilities or at selected partner restaurants. Prices start at 15 EUR per person and a minimum number of persons is needed. Kitchen facilities are provided so you can prepare your own meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A visit to pubs / night club
  • A visit to Sintra
  • A visit to typical restaurants
  • Boat trips
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Sport fishing
  • Stand up paddle-Ocean
  • Stand up paddle-River
  • Stand up paddle-Yoga
  • Visit National Palace, Mafra
  • Walking around Ericeira
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 2 two-hour surf courses (level 1 beginner)
  • 2 days with surf equipment
  • Walk or transport to surf lessons (depending on surf location)
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Lunches
  • Dinners

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A8 motorway and then the A21 will take you to Ericeira.
  • Leave the airport at Avenida Berlin and turn left at Avenida Porto.
  • Follow the signs to road E1 North A1 / A8 West / A12 South.
  • Take the exit 14 at IC17 / CRIL towards A8 West.
  • Take the exit towards A8 Leiria / Loures and follow this road for 16 kilometers.
  • Take the exit 5 towards N8 / Mafra / Malveira and follow the A21 motorway to the end.
  • The toll has a cost of 2.90 EUR if you have not seen green.
  • Make sure you get a valid ticket on the automatic machine.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can book your transfer soon after booking the room.

Arrival by bus

A cheap and convenient way to get from Lisbon to Ericeira is to use the public bus. Leaving the Campo Grande in Lisbon, there is a direct connection to the center of Ericeira. The first bus leaves at 6.27 a.m. and the last at 11.40 p.m. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes. Coming from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to Ericeira, just take the Metro to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande, catch a bus from Mafrense to Ericeira.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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