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5 Days Urban Beginner Surf Retreat in Lisbon, Portugal

Vibrant Surf Retreat in Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Join City Guesthouse Alfama for a vibrant urban surf retreat for beginners! In this retreat, you will have a great time of a surf adventure and enjoy the waves of the amazing surf spots. You can explore the heart of the Lisbon city during the walking tour and create lifetime memories. You will enjoy the beach, the city, and the food with City Guesthouse Alfama, a happy place with a friendly, peaceful, and relaxed atmosphere!

Meet the instructors

Ruben & Ricardo


  • 3 surf lessons
  • Lisbon walking tour
  • Equipment and insurance
  • Transport to and from the beach
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi

Skill level

  • Beginner


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$23 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

You will feel at home during your stay in the friendly, relaxed, and peaceful atmosphere of City Hostel Lisbon. It has an advantage of being in a quiet and calm street, where you will be able to have a good night sleep. It is the perfect hostel to discover the wonders of Lisbon during the day and rest at night.

Included excursions

You will have a walking tour to explore and appreciate the city of Lisbon and know about the history of the "City of Seven Hills".


Located in the center of Lisbon, City Hostel Lisbon is perfect to combine surf with a city break. You can quickly reach any part of the city from the hostel either by metro, bus, or walking. A bus stop is just around the corner and nearby metro stations for three different lines.

Nearby places

  • Cais do Sodré, 4.82 miles
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - 20 minutes on foot
  • Campo Pequeno - 20 minutes on foot
  • Eduardo VII Park - 12 minutes on foot
  • Jerónimos Monastery, 4.16 miles
  • José Alvalade Stadium, 2.48 miles
  • Marquis de Pombal Square - 12 minutes on foot
  • Miradouro da Graça, 1.2 miles
  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo, 1.47 miles
  • Oceanário de Lisboa, 3.47 miles
  • Parque das Nações, 3.64 miles
  • Senhora do Monte Viewpoint - 20 minutes on foot

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Lisbon District

Monthly wave size

Best months for beginner surfers


Best months for intermediate surfers


Best months for advanced surfers


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  • Shopping
  • Surfing


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Terrace


  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Library


You will be served with daily breakfast during this retreat. Coffee and tea are always available and even Sangria during the hot days.

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)

Join a day trip to Sintra and Cabo da Roca to see the Quinta da Regaleira and Palace of Pena. You can try the famous traditional Travesseiro de Sintra. Stop at Cabo da Roca to explore the westernmost point of Continental Europe and enjoy a delicious drink at Guincho Beach.

What's included

  • 3 surf lessons
  • Lisbon walking tour
  • Surf equipment
  • Transport to and from the beach
  • Insurance
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Day trips
  • Lunch and dinner
  • 1 EUR city tax per person per night

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by metro

You can take the metro from the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) metro station to Saldanha Station (both in the same line) and then walk just 500 meters to the hostel. Each metro ride costs 1.45 EUR.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$23 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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