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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.
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.
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Meals are not included in this package. There are some nice bars and restaurants at the beach with sea view.
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!
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).