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Da Silva

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.

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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!