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Portugal Cowork and Surf Camp

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Free Spirit Surf Camp in Cascais is a beautiful, chilled house with a pool, located within minutes of the most stunning surfing spots in Europe. Historic sites, beach towns, and nightlife are all around and easy to reach. The surf camp is ideal to learn to surf in a safe and fun way, to relax, to spend your holidays by the pool, listening to music, sipping on a drink at the bar, play games with new friends, and chill in the relaxed atmosphere provided. The house attracts like-minded people that are here to enjoy nature, make new friends, and experience surf and yoga.


  • 10 hours of surfing
  • Unlimited use of high-speed free Wi-Fi
  • There's a possibility to cook in the kitchen and barbecue area
  • You can use the storage in the fridge and kitchen cupboards
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Tea will be provided

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Free Spirit Surf Camp, the beautiful house in Cascais, has a swimming pool and a beautiful garden, a bar, and a chilled area where people have meals. You can use the house’s fully equipped kitchen to store and cook your meals or just order the previous day from the healthy food suppliers (please ask for the menus at reception).

Free Spirit House has a capacity for 26 people. On the ground floor, there is one premium shared room for six people and one private room for two people in a bunk bed and shared toilet. On the first floor, there is one private room for two people with private a toilet and balcony (single beds), one premium shared room for eight people (female), and one premium shared room for eight people (male).

Each bed has a blackout curtain for increased privacy, a plug for your mobile phone, a box to place it, and a light to read. Additionally, each guest has a closed place to store their belongings, and YESSSS, they have surfboards and kites storage room.

Please note that the latest possible check-in at 9PM.

Services the house provides

  • Accommodation
  • Surf lessons
  • Yoga lessons
  • Hikes (upon request)
  • Climbing (upon request)
  • Kite Surf (upon request)
  • Visit Sintra (upon request)
  • Surf video analysis (upon request)
  • Dinner - Barbecues once or twice a week
  • They have lots of space outside to enjoy the sun and read a book
  • Some fun toys are available like skateboards, darts, slacklines, drones, etc.
  • Enjoy the bar and barbecue and amazing chilling area
  • They have FREE storage for boards
  • You can do your laundry for 5 EUR
  • Free yoga mats and props
  • Free Wi-Fi access


You can borrow one towel for your stay for 3 EUR/stay.

Security codes

Upon payment, guests will receive two key codes for access to the property.

Personal property

It remains the guest's responsibility to ensure that their personal belongings are secure at all times. Please note that they don’t have lockers.

Age restriction

Bookings usually cannot be accepted by people under the age of 16. However, under special request, they may be able to accommodate children depending on the season and property capacity. They accept only children older than six years old. Nevertheless, you have to ask before you book if your child can come and stay, sometimes, they host meditation retreats, and during this period, they don’t allow children. Free Spirit reserves the right to refuse any booking if you arrive with young children with no prior consent.

Guest behavior

The comfort and security of guests are of great importance. Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of the staff, compromise the comfort or security of other guests will be requested to leave the house and will only be offered a refund at Free Spirit's discretion. Guests are expected to be respectful of others and of the house

When Free Spirit hosts groups if there is a misconduct of one member of the group it will result in the expulsion of the whole group and loss of deposits.


Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the house, bedrooms, or dormitories. If any guest is smoking within the building, they will need to leave without a refund.


All bookings are subject to availability and Free Spirit House has the right to decline or cancel any booking.


Surf in Portugal - Cascais

Portugal is a great place for surfing, along with France, England, and Spain, it is one of the top European countries for surfing. There are plenty of surf spots in the wider Lisbon area, and it’s where a lot of locals like to surf. Especially on the weekends! Several well-known spots include Carcavelos, Guincho (a popular spot for kite surfing and windsurfing as well), Bolina, and Monte Estoril.

These spots are extremely enjoyable when there’s a powerful swell from the southwest and wind blowing from the northeast. If you book surf lessons in Cascais, you will be surprised by the beauty and variety of the beaches.

Free Spirit House is located five minutes from Guincho beach and 15 minutes from Carcavelos and these are the main spots they will take you every day. A surfer van will come to pick you up at the house for your surf lessons in Cascais and drop you back at the house again. The lesson takes approximately two hours but with the trip, you can count around three to four hours. The price of lessons includes the wetsuit, the surfboard, and the lesson but it excludes the transport, which is an extra 5 EUR.

Sample schedule of activities

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Surf lessons in Obidos Lagoon

Free Spirit House Cascais teaches all levels of surfers, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

When are you considered a beginner as a surfer?

Someone who has never surfed before, or only once or twice, is considered to be a beginner. So up to and including the level that allows you on a good day to glide along with the white water of a broken wave and stay on your board. You'll surf on a larger surfboard, ranging from mini Malibu to a soft top.

Intermediates can surf down-the-line, duck dive, and make at least a few turns in succession. To be considered advanced, you can easily go for any type of wave. You'll surf rail to rail easily and you'll use various boards for different types of waves.


The house has a premium location! The surf camp is in Cascais but besides being very close to the city center, they still offer you the possibility of a shuttle that takes you to the center once a day and transports you to the beach if you do a surf or kite surf lesson. If you want to be independent the key references are the following:

  • Train station - 8 minutes by car - 30 minutes walking - 16 minutes by bus.- 16 minutes bicycle, 2.6 kilometers
  • Guincho beach - 9 minutes by car - 30 minutes bicycle, 4.7 kilometers

There are two buses five minutes from the house, number 409 and 417, that take 10 minutes to the center.

If you want to rent a car, there is plenty of parking space outside and you should rent at the airport with Europcar that has the lowest rates on average, 10 EUR/day.

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Lisbon District

Monthly wave size

Best months for beginner surfers


Best months for intermediate surfers


Best months for advanced surfers


Monthly water temperature

Monthly recommended wetsuit



Daily tea is included in the package price. There is a possibility to cook in the kitchen and barbecue area with storage in the fridge and kitchen cupboards.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

What else? Other great activities

If you are wondering about what to do while you are spending time in Cascais, Free Spirit has a couple of ideas for you. Free Spirit House recommends you to check out their blog which will give you more ideas around what else to do in Cascais and the area surrounding Lisbon.

  • Climbing

The coastline near Cascais offers a lot of beautiful coastal climbing cliffs and they organize climbing from the house. You will be amazed by the combination of colors, the blue of the ocean, the green of the fields, and the ocher of the cliffs.

  • Kitesurf

They can arrange for you to kitesurf if the wind has good conditions. They normally organize for you to go to Obidos lagoon where all levels

can ride. In the summer, Praia do Guincho is great for advanced kite surfers.

  • Surf clinics for kids

The surf school also teaches children between 10 to 14 years old in their school break. Free Spirit loves the little ones and to teach them how to surf in a safe and fun manner.

  • Visiting Sintra

You can easily visit Sintra by car or public transport from the house. You can stop by Cabo da Roca, Pinanha, and Sintra’s Palace de Pena! It’s a magic day trip into the beauty and history of Portugal.

  • Cascais and Lisbon

And of course, you can also spend a day or two in Lisbon or the small town of Cascais, there are some art galleries, museums, fruit markets, and historic buildings waiting for you!

  • Bicycles

Available for rent at 10 EUR per day.

What's included

  • 10 hours of surfing in total
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Highspeed Wi-Fi
  • Use of the kitchen and barbecue area with storage in fridge and kitchen cupboards
  • Tea

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Yoga lessons (yoga mats and equipment included in the classes)
  • Bicycles
  • Climbing
  • Kayak
  • Sintra tours
  • Tourism tax (The city tourism tax is 2 EUR per guest per day up until seven nights total. This amount will be charged at the property if not paid yet.)
  • VAT (VAT for tourism is 6% and this amount is charged at the property if not charged before.)

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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