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4 Days Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Aldeia da Pedralva, Rua de Baixo, Casa da Pedralva 8650-401, Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Portugal Surf Camp

Located on Praia do Amado, Amado Surf School is one of the most prestigious surf school in Algarvae and employs only instructors certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Enjoy the life of a villager and have a great holiday in contact with the field, the sea, and the energy of this village.

Highlights

  • 3 days surf lessons
  • Qualified instructors
  • Use of surf boards and wetsuits
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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The village has various types of holiday homes for your accommodation. All of them still maintain their original features and each with its own unique details.

One bedroom cottage

Recovered according to the original design and decorated with objects recovered from some of the old ruins, it is composed of one bedroom, bathroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen with fridge, electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, utensils, and cookwares for total self sufficiency, and heating for radiant stone for total comfort.

These houses do not have outdoor patio, but all guests can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square. There is a sofa bed in the living room which can be prepared to accommodate up to two children.

Two bedroom cottage

There are three cottages with two bedroom in Aldeia da Pedralva, ideal for your holiday with your family. They have one double room and one room with bunk beds (with the exception of only one room with twin beds in the second bedroom), bathroom with shower, and a living room.

It has a fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, utensils, and cookware for total self-sufficiency and heating radiant stone installation in the living room and bedrooms for total comfort. This house do not have outdoor patio, but all the villagers can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square.

Three bedroom cottage

This house is located in the village center. It consists of two double bedroom, one twin bedroom, one bathroom, and living room. It comes with fully equipped kitchen with fridge, electric stove, electric oven, microwave, mixer, toaster, espresso machine, and kitchen utensils for total self-sufficiency and heating radiant stone for a total comfort.

This house does not have an outdoor patio, but all the villagers can enjoy a common area with grills, wood oven, and picnic tables in the village square. There is a sofa bed in the living room of which can be prepared to accommodate up to two children.

The village of Pedralva, a rural village of Vila do Bispo, which was once inhabited by over 100 people, entered a painful process of desertification in the last 25 years. In 2006, when Aldeia da Pedralva discovered this village, it had only nine of its original inhabitants left and a set of about 50 houses in an advanced state of disrepair. Only nine of these homes met the minimum conditions of habitability.

Because of this and the decision to give new life and dignity to this village, they initiated the first phase of this complex process of urban recovery. For a year and a half, they searched Portugal and Europe for over 200 owners or heirs in order to negotiate and buy a group of 31 houses. Having overcome this, Aldeia da Pedralva started the process of urban rehabilitation, trying to reproduce faithfully the rural environment through the use of restored furniture in all the houses, as well as the use of building materials faithful to the traditional old buildings.

In 2010, the village of Pedralva is ready for a new challenge: live again. For this purpose and to support the touristic village of Pedralva and its 24 houses already in operation, Aldeia da Pedralva opened the Gourmet Grocery which operated in the area of the former village store, the reception area of the touristic village which also runs the snack-bar, a summer store called Pedralva Outlet, and two restaurants already famous on the Costa Vicentina, Pizza Pazza Pizzeria and Sitio da Pedralva.

The village of Pedralva aims to become an active touristic village and has promoted various sporting events of which they can highlight, the sponsorship of the WQS (World Surf Algarve) for the last four years and the MTB National Marathon Cup. Because the village of Pedralva should have its own life and given the enormous human wealth of artisans existing in this region, they intend to activate a cultural life in this village related to the arts and artisans. Here, they will emphasize the four crafts fairs in the streets of the village.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding

Daly breakfast is included in the package. Lunch buffet is available for 8 EUR per person and 5 EUR for children up to 12 years old.

Sitio da Pedralva

Sitio da Pedralva is becoming a gastronomic must stop in Costa Vicentina. Open all year round, Sitio da Pedralva have two specialties, Codfish in bread “Pedralva style”, or lamb chops with sweet mashed potatoes. Relax and enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel at home.

Boat trips and dolphin watching

With their partner Cape Cruiser, you can enjoy dolphin watching in the area. Share a moment with your family by going fishing or visiting the St. Vincent lighthouse from a different perspective.

Diving courses

Want to explore the wonderful underwater world without having to go through an intense and prolonged training? Cape Divers offer the possibility to try scuba diving, with all the security of a certified diver. Under the supervision of a qualified instructor, you learn the basic rules in order to explore the underwater world in a relaxed and fun way.

For your comfort and safety, this experience is held at the beach with pool conditions but with a vast underwater wildlife so you can make the most of this adventure. The courses run in Sagres, Baleeira harbor with Divers Cape.

Mountain biking

Located in the center of the Village of Pedralva, Aldeia da Pedralva's mountain biking center has several options for those who want to know the area, family outings, or even prepare a mountain bike training.

Trekking

Discover the other side of Algarve from the village of Pedralva. Given its location in the heart of Algarve south west natural park, Pedralva Village is your starting point to discover the best landscapes and places that only walks can reveal. Visit the village of Pedralva and check out their trekking and hiking family programs, guided or self-guided with GPS.

  • 3 days surf lessons (two classes per day)
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • Use of surf boards and wetsuits
  • Qualified instructors
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch and dinner

Driving directions from Faro Airport via highway

  • Drive the A2 motorway (Via do Infante) to the end in the direction of Portimão or Lagos.
  • Exit the second sign for Lagos.
  • Find the first roundabout and go straight.
  • At the second roundabout, take the first right towards Vila do Bispo or Sagres (N125).
  • Arriving in Vila do Bispo, exit right (have the indication for Pedralva and Aljezur N268).
  • After about eight kilometers, turn right to Pedralva.

Driving directions from Faro Airport via coast

  • At A2 motorway, take the fast track to Sines.
  • Before reaching Sines, turn to the Algarve.
  • When passing the refinery, turn to the beach of São Torpes and always go for the Coast to Porto Covo.
  • In Porto Covo, follow signs to VN Milfontes.
  • After reaching Milfontes and several roundabouts, turn after petrol pump towards Zambuleira Sea or cable Sardão.
  • Follow the signs to Lagos.
  • When you reach San Teotonio, follow the signs to Aljezur or Lagos.
  • After Aljezur, turn to Sagres, Bordeira, or Carrickfergus.
  • After reaching Carrickfergus, turn left at the sign for Pedralva.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Poland

    "Absolutely fabulous, place is so peaceful and quite. I felt there like on different planet. The greatest place for those who need some rest from big cities and rushing. "

    "Wonderful people make this place special as well. Romantic, rustically and very Portuguese. Thanks for hosting us I wish I could return. Obrigada:)"

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  • Review by Sharon V. from Belgium
    8 out of 10

    "We stayed in a large house with the two of us, so had a lovely outside terrace with magnificent view and lots of space inside, but its especially the extremely friendly staff and delicious food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that we remember the most and that really charmed us."

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  • Review by Rose V. from Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "To get a flavor of life in a small old Portuguese village, stay in Pedralva, a very relaxing place. Basic houses, but they have everything you need and they have a small kitchen should you wish to cook. There is also a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is a pizzeria, which is open a couple of days a week. The village is pretty remote so you do need a car (free parking) but this area is a lot more quiet than Algarve and more beautiful! I really should not write this review as Pedralva is supposed not to lose it's rural and relaxing character."

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  • Review by Filipe G. from Portugal
    9 out of 10

    "If you are looking for a place to stay in this coast, you should consider this hotel or village. Very traditional, close to the coast yet very calm and relaxing place. Here, you should disconnect. This is the place for that!"

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  • Review by Anthony P. from Great Britain
    9 out of 10

    "We stayed here for a week in August 2015 with our two children aged 19 and 22. It was perfect. The village has a nice bar area for a late evening drink and a great restaurant for lunch and evening. It also has a busy and good pizza restaurant. I would thoroughly recommend renting their mountain bikes for the day and taking the path they suggested through the national park area to the coast and back. We're not mountain bike experts but we really enjoyed the scenery and the day. We also took surf lessons one day at Praia do Amado which was great and a number of the other local beaches also rent surf boards and give lessons. We also went sea kayaking through the caves at Lagos which was beautiful but a little too busy with tourist boats getting in the way. But the best thing about Aldeia da Pedralva was the friendliness of the staff. They really did make the holiday special. Their recommendations to restaurants out of the way meant we had some of the best, freshest (and cheapest) fish meals I've ever tasted and recommendations to some superb beaches meant we had miles of beautiful beaches to ourselves. A huge thank you to Sonia and all the staff. In summary, if you want to taste the real Portugal with stunning quiet beaches, great food. and lovely countryside come here. If you want nightclubs, shopping, and busy cocktail bars - go the parts of the Algarve the other tourist brochures will recommend."

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  • Review by Morag M. from Great Britain
    9 out of 10

    "I did not stay here, but visited the village twice during my holiday for lunch. The restaurant was excellent, beautiful food, very relaxing and lovely surroundings. This is a vey quaint and quirky village that is well worth a visit."

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Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Aldeia da Pedralva is an active touristic village that offers accommodations and water sport activities in the rural village of Vila do Bispo.

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