Da Silva

Berlin, Germany

Da Silva offers individual family holidays in private holiday homes, apartments, pool villas, hotels, guest houses, and holiday facilities in the resorts in the Algarve region.

Testimonials 8

  • Travelers

    TripAdvisor website

    We booked a wooden cabin at the Da Siva Surf Camp and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly and warm welcome we got. Daniel and Ana as well as Liza and Torsten were helpful and made us feel home really quickly. We were invited to a barbecue and watch the football game with them. We would definitely come back to this place!

  • Marlis Finland

    Trip Advisor website

    We booked a wooden cabin at the Da Siva Surf Camp and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly and warm welcome we got. Daniel and Ana as well as Liza and Torsten were helpful and made us feel home really quickly. We were invited to a barbecue and watch the football game with them. We would definitely come back to this place!

  • Traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    I just spent a week at the Da Silva Surfcamp and I loved every second. I arrived road weary having driven with my dog across France and Spain, and I couldn't have received a warmer welcome from the owner Dan and all the staff. After a cold beer and chilled conversation i was shown to my private room which was way nicer than I imagined. It reminded me of staying with friends straightaway.

    The cottage type property is really inspiring, it's the perfect mix of laid back surf vibes and Portuguese tradition. Mosaic tables, heavy wood furniture, art on the walls. It doesn't feel like the type of place where anyone watches you like a hawk, many places say 'make yourself at home', but this really felt like it. My dog was also made to feel at home and she quickly made firm friends with the two awesome dogs who live there. Starting the day with hot coffee and a good breakfast was also perfect!

    It's so nice being in the heart of the countryside, so close to world class surf, and with Lisbon about an hour away. I would spend the days surfing and then come back to the house and join in the barbecue dinners, or when I wanted something else just hit the kitchen and whip myself up something simple.There is also a store close by which is handy for picking up bits and pieces you need. Afterwards we would sit around the fire in the garden clinking beers and talking, someone would usually pull out a guitar and there would be a spirited singalong. I don't think I went to bed once without a massive goofy smile on my face.

    One day I drove to Nazare which is also very close but the waves were a little too big for me there, I prefer a softer beach break and to play about in the white water.

    I've been to several surf camps in my life but what I noticed about Da Silva is how you can totally go at your own place. Many surf camps can be run in almost military fashion but this one i felt free from the get go. You can surf as much or as little as you like, there are amazing instructors who help you feel totally at ease in the water, or you can just go hit the ocean alone or with your new surf buddies.

    On days when I was too achy from the surf I was super happy to just chill by the pool with a book, snooze in the hammock, and one day I even took out one of the bicycles on offer at the camp.

    As a solo female traveler it's always important to feel safe, secure and supported wherever you choose to stay. I couldn't have been made to feel more like family and I really appreciate this. Nothing was too much trouble and I left feeling stronger as a surfer, relaxed as a traveler, and as though I had stumbled upon an experience that I will carry with me. Thanks guys, see you next time!

  • Steve J. United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor

    What a nice location! I came for one week and had a great holiday. Top surf, calm camp, and very nice people. Next time I have to stay longer. I really can recommend this place. See you soon!

  • Jenni M. United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor

    Totally amazing trip! Perfectly located just outside the town and set in gorgeous countryside, our room was clean and had plenty of room for all of us, the breakfast always had loads of choice and there was always enough for everyone to eat as much as they wanted (pretty good when you're spending the whole day surfing), and the whole atmosphere of the camp was very chilled out and laid back. Ana, Daniel, and all the staff at Da Silva were all very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them; the evening entertainment and all the extras they provided (trips out to local bars or restaurants, surprise candlelit dinner, a visit to the local surfboard factory) were totally awesome! Ripar Surf School who provided the surf lessons were also unbelievably brilliant! Their instructors were very knowledgable and so patient and there was always someone with you or watching you, giving advice on how to improve or cheering you on. They were also very sociable, joining us, the Da Silva staff, and some of the locals for barbecues and drinking in the Barraca bar! Everyone we met was super friendly, including the local dog Franky Joe, who not only partied with us most nights but who also guided us through some interesting shortcuts down to town. Absolutely awesome trip, cannot recommend this place highly enough. We will definitely be back!

  • Genevieve H. United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor

    An amazing place to stay - lovely bright clean rooms and kitchen, with a great breakfast every morning. awesome evening entertainment - including singing round fires (very loudly), barbecue with very yummy food, trips around the local area and even a surprise candlelit dinner (which was fantastic) The location is perfect, with beautiful views over the local countryside - perfect after a day of surfing, but still close to the town and beaches. There is also a great bar at the surf camp, providing a constant supply of beer and cider. Ana, Daniel, and the rest of Da Silva were extremely welcoming and good fun (even joining in with our drunken wine songs on the guitar) and couldn't do enough for us - thank you! It was also lovely that everyone worked together and we often enjoyed evenings with Da Silva, Ripar, and all the very friendly locals that we had met! We love Franky Joe - the local dog (also known to us as Stevie Wonder) who would regularly walk us into town and help us back after a night at Barraca bar. Ripar Surf school were totally brilliant! The lessons were excellent with some amazing instructors. They always took the time to find the right beach to suit your ability, provided you with great wetsuits, and even managed to get us to stand up! We all had the best holiday ever - We will be back!!!

  • Andrea K. Germany

    TripAdvisor

    Best camp in town with lovely portuguese owners who love surfing, people, and their job. The house and the rooms are very nice and comfy with a sun terrace and a garden place. You will have a very relaxed stay. We will come back for sure!

  • Tony N. New Zealand

    TripAdvisor

    Top! Excellente! lovely host. Very friendly. I felt very welcomed. More than I expected. Very clean, very relaxing, and it was nice to meet a lot of the lovely locals that came for a visit. They work very well together with the surf school (who are also first class). Beautiful location.

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