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8 Days Surf Camp in Algarve, Portugal

  • Da Silva, Rogil, Odeceixe, Algarve, Portugal

8 Days Surf Camp in Algarve, Portugal

  • Da Silva, Rogil, Odeceixe, Algarve, Portugal

Surf Camp Portugal

Enjoy holiday like life was in the good old days; working hard on the land, enjoying good quality food with your family, and sleeping well; medicine for a long and healthy life. Except that Da Silva don’t want you to go reap the potatoes on the land, they want you to go surfiing! The surf course with Odeceixe Surf School will render you relaxed and happy because In the waves, you loose your preoccupations and you will be busy keeping yourself on your board.


  • 5 days surf course
  • Certified surfing instructors
  • Perfect wave conditions for beginners
  • Use of surfing equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Welcome basket
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Traditional Portuguese family surf accommodation is ideal for couples or families who want to stay in a private accommodation, but do like to have an activity during the day time. It has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, garden, terrace, TV, and a washing machine. The towels are changed every three days and the bed linens are changed every week.

On your arrival day, Da Silva will welcome you with a basket full of sunripe organic vegetables from the region. All ingredients for a healthy meal! You will stay in one of the houses of Sra. Maria or Sra. Bertilia in Maria Vinagre. Maria Vinagre is a small, quiet village five kilometers away from Odeceixe. It’s in between many beautiful beaches (Aljezur: Amoreira, Monte Clerigo to Rogil: Vale dos Homens, praia de Carriagem and Odeceixe: praia de Odeceixe)

During the five days surf course, you need to be on the beach of Odeceixe before 11:00. Your equipment will be provided and taken care off. In the afternoon, you have another session at 16:00. Both lessons take one and a half hour. Odeceixe beach has good toilet facilities and some nice bars and restaurants to have a lunch with sea view.

The southwest coast of Portugal is a surfer’s paradise. The unbroken waves rolling in from the Atlantic are perfect for training surfing skills. The school is located on Odeceixe beach where classes are held. On the sand, you find a small beach hut where the class starts and where equipment can be rented.

Lessons are two times a day. The morning session starts at 11:00 and the afternoon lesson is at 16:00. These are indication times as the instructors sometimes wait until the tide is in a better condition to go surfing. The instructors are local surfers certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, all of whom have lifeguard licenses and a huge knowledge of the region's beaches and its conditions.

The classes are made with a maximum of eight to 10 students per instructor. Instructions are given in English or Portuguese. Conditions are perfect for beginners because the sandbanks and the small waves in the white water will make you feel safe and comfortable. After a few lessons, you will be able stand up and you’ll be confident enough to go outside (surf in the ‘green’ water further into the sea) with your instructor.


Portugal is one of the oldest European cultures. Its proud history is reflected in numerous castles, mansions, old churches, and monasteries. You can find influence of Roman and Arabic culture everywhere. The wonderful town of Obidos is surrounded by huge city walls and within them you can feel as if moved centuries back in time. It is nothing but small alleys and lanes that give insight into the rich tradition of Portuguese culture. You can often find such delightful places all over Portugal.

Sunshine and astonishing geographical diversity makes Portugal a worthwhile travel destination. The Portuguese coast is a paradise for all those who enjoy bathing in the sea. There are plenty opportunities of doing water sports. Beautiful waves form in long sandy beaches where you have good conditions to go surfing. That is why surf courses are highly recommendable. There are also a lot of small bays in Portugal where the surf is weak and where you can peacefully enjoy swimming, bathing, or snorkeling. At low tide, innumerable rocks emerge from under the water surface and you can catch shellfish, urchins, starfish, and crabs.


A lot of people automatically associate holidays in Portugal with the idea of going to Algarve. It is not without a reason that the southern part of the Portuguese coast has become a magnet for tourists. The region meets all necessary requirements for a happy seaside holiday. Enjoy this part of the coast with its fantastic golden sandy beaches hidden between rocks and deep red steep cliffs that wind and water have turned into bizarre shapes.

The clean and moderately warm waters of the Atlantic not only encourage you to bathe but also to try different water sports. There are numerous holiday resorts with golf and tennis courts, as well as many other tourist attractions, such as pools, water slides, yacht ports, and casinos. Unfortunately, this does not have much to do with the true essence of Portugal and its unique culture.

Lagos, the main city of West Algarve, is located in the mouth of the river Rio Alvos. Although Lagos has been completely taken over by tourists, it has managed to remain a nice town where you can feel comfortable. This is mainly because of the old town center with streets full of nooks and crannies, low houses, and exceptionally beautiful beaches below the impressive cliffs of Ponta da Piedade.

During the high season those who wish to get away from tourist crowds can reach the west coast in only 20 minutes and find miles of deserted beaches. In the East Algarve, close to the Spanish border, the beautiful and romantic small town of Tavira is located. The town boasts its impressive architecture and pretty fishing boats at the banks of the river Gilão, which flows right through the middle of the town. The broad sandy beach of Manta Rota and the beautiful bathing island near Tavira stand in contrast with the otherwise typical rocky coast of the Algarve region.

North of the coast, in the countryside surrounded by mountains, the region is green and fruitful. Fig trees, orange trees, and blooming almond trees animate the landscape and give it an attractive array of colors even in the winter months. And still you can find typical villages that have retained their centuries old traditions. The small town of Monchique, which is located high amidst the untouched nature of the mountains Serra de Monchique, is particularly worth a visit.

On the west coast of Algarve, the district town Aljezur is located in a fertile valley approximately eight kilometers from the sea. The small river Ribeira da Cerca flows through the heart of the town. A beautiful medieval castle that was recaptured from the Moors in 1249 belongs to the old town located up on a hill. The ascent alone is a worthwhile trip as you have an impressive view on the countryside. As opposed to the Algarve south coast, there is not much tourism in this area.


Uniquely beautifully located under a cliff, there is a clear, exceptionally broad sandy beach that drags into the valley. The stairs lead you down to the beach. The second sandy strip of the coast spreads out on the north bank of the river, where some years ago, the Mecca of wild campers, a spot famous among hippies and freaks, was located. In the meantime, this scene has turned itself into a settlement, where you can meet individualists from all over the world. The place was at that time cleared by the police. By now, restaurants, cafés, and a public toilet belong to the main beach.

The third smaller beach in the south, Praia das Adegas, is accessible via a cliff path. This is also a nudist area. The beaches are especially charming at low tide because when the sea goes up there is not much space left. There is a big annual fair on the first Sunday of September.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 4 kilometers
  • Faro Airport, 120 kilometers
  • Odeceixe, 5 kilometers
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilites
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental nearby
  • Car rental

Meals are not included in this package. There are some nice bars and restaurants at the beach with sea view.

Mountain biking

There are perfect conditions in Portugal both for relaxing family bike trips and sporty challenging bike tours. MegaSport has a big number of bikes with different classes and models to provide you pleasant walks or radical bike tours with your family. Make more of your holidays!

  • 5 days surf courses
  • 7 nights house accommodation
  • Certified surf instructors
  • Perfect wave conditions for beginners
  • Welcome basket with organic regional products
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Beach transfers
  • Meals

Driving directions from Sao Teotónio

  • From Sao Teotónio (coming from the south) after 10 kilometers, you cross over a bridge.
  • Turn in the direction of Odeceixe.
  • If you wish to get to the beach, drive through the village past the village square, the meeting point of both tourists and local people.
  • The road follows about four kilometers down the valley of the Seixe River and ends with the sea.

Arrival by airplane

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


  • Review by Travelers
    9 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Marlis from Finland
    9 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Traveler
    9 out of 10

    "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!"


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  • Review by Steve J. from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Jenni M. from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Genevieve H. from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "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!!!"

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  • Review by Andrea K. from Germany
    9 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Tony N. from New Zealand
    9 out of 10

    "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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