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Portugal Kitesurf Camp

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Free Spirit offers you 365 days a year of sunshine! Relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy! Free Spirit House in Cascais' retreats are high-end, clean, chilled, and in a perfectly located house within just minutes of the best and most beautiful surfing spots in Europe, historic sites, beach towns, and nightlife. Ideal to relax, spend your holidays by the pool, listen to music, sip on a drink at the bar, play games with new friends, and chill in the relaxed atmosphere, Free Spirit provides for both co-working and digital nomads.

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  • 5 kite surfing sessions
  • Each session lasts for two hours
  • Stay located within minutes of the most stunning surfing spots in Europe
  • Enjoy a beautiful, chilled hostel with a pool
  • Learn from IKO-certified instructors
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction
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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

You can choose to stay in bunk beds or private bedrooms with private toilets. Free Spirit House, 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 of 26 people. There is one premium shared room for six people on the ground floor and one private room for two people in bunk beds and a shared toilet.

On the first floor, there is one private room for two people with a private toilet and a balcony (single beds), one premium shared room for eight females, and one premium shared room for eight males. 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 yes, they have a surfboard and kite storage room.

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


Free Spirit House offers you surf and yoga every day of the year. Normally, yoga is at 8 a.m. and surf is at 10 but it depends on the location you'll go to and the tides and swell. For some retreats, they also offer yoga in the evening, however, Free Spirit House is flexible, and if you prefer to do yoga at different times and the other guests and the instructor agrees, this can be changed. Don’t be surprised to do yoga at the beach or in the hills of Sintra, Free Spirit often likes to move out!

Sample daily schedule

  • 10:30 Kitesurf with picnic
  • 17:00 Back home

Learn to kitesurf in Portugal

Free Spirit offers you lessons in Obidos Lagoon, one of the best beginner spots for kitesurfing in Portugal. The Obidos Lagoon is the perfect spot to learn how to kitesurf due to its consistent wind and flat shallow waters. Learning in calm waters reduces the learning time, as it’s a lot easier, you don’t have to fight against heavy waves or strong currents.

Learning kitesurfing in Portugal with professionals is the best and safest way to get into the sport! So, don’t wait! Feel the wind and experience the thrill on the water. Learn to master the art of kiteboarding with the assistance of your own IKO-certified instructor. International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) is the world’s largest kitesurfing community providing support for instructors and students all around the world.

IKO programs are both practical and theoretical; designed to assist your learning in a safe environment while walking you through all the kiteboarding skill levels in order for you to achieve your desired outcome. Kite Control’s instructors have earned their IKO certification through a commitment to quality and safety, ensuring yours as well.


Rita Queiros

Romain French

Filipa Louceiro

Toby English

Allison Danish

Ladis Argentinian

Diana German

Mariel Swiss


The house is only five minutes away from the Cascais center and five minutes from Guincho Beach and 25 minutes from Lisbon. The house has a premium location! The hostel is in Cascais but besides being very close to the city center, Free Spirit still offers you the possibility of a shuttle that takes you to the center once a day and transport you to the beach if you do a surf or kite surf lesson (transport or shuttle fees are not included in the price).

  • There are two buses five minutes from the house, number 409 and 417 thattakes 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 per day.


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

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Lisbon District

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Things to do (optional)

Beyond yoga and surf

Apart from surf and yoga, Free Spirit House offers many other indoor and outdoor activities. Free Spirit also offers standup paddling in Cascais, hiking trips, or rock climbing classes. You can discover the area by horse when you book a horse riding trip. At the house, they have bikes that you can rent for a small fee and they recommend you to book a Sintra tour, you really don’t want to miss out on this magical place! After a day out in nature, you can book a massage and relax and unwind fully!


Besides all the amazing outdoor activities, Free Spirit House is also perfectly located to explore Cascais and Lisbon. Go on a day trip to Lisbon or spend the day in beautiful Cascais.

There are tons of things to offer you

  • Massage
  • Horse riding
  • Surf
  • Kayak
  • And many others

Go on a day trip to Sintra - Day trips from Cascais/Lisbon area

From Cascais you can use public transport to reach the atmospheric city of Sintra, then spend the day exploring Quinta da Regaleira, and Sintra’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Driving to Sintra is not recommended due to a lack of parking spaces and the narrow streets. It is best to start the day trip to Sintra early to beat the tourist groups that explore Sintra from Lisbon.

There are two buses running in Sintra that connect most of the must-see attractions in Sintra (434 and 435). The 434 bus runs in a one-way loop and stops at:

  • Sintra train station
  • The historic centre of Sintra (Sintra Vila)
  • Castelo dos Mouros
  • Palácio Nacional da Pena
  • The historic centre of Sintra (Sintra Vila)
  • Sintra train station

The 435 bus is another option in Sintra. This route connects Sintra to the Palácio de Monserrate via the Quinta de Regaleira. Discover romantic grottoes and colorful architecture. The area offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast from the Serra de Sintra. Explore Sintra’s historic center, Quinta da Regaleira, and admire the coastal views at Cabo da Roca. A day trip to Sintra can also be combined with some hiking in the hills around Sintra or at Cabo da Roca.

Surf lessons in Cascais for all levels

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 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 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 at around three to four hours. The price of 35 EUR includes the wetsuit, the surfboard, and the lesson but it excludes the transport which is an extra 5 EUR.

Free Spirit 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 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 surf rail to rail easily, and you use various boards for different types of waves.

  • Price

35 EUR per lesson which includes a wet suit and board plus 5 EUR for transport to and from the beach. Surf lessons take place at Carcavelos or Guincho Beach but if the swell is not good, you'll be taken to a different beach.

What's included

  • 5 2-hour kite surfing lessons (instruction, material, wetsuit)
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional lessons
  • Extra activities
  • Yoga
  • Meals
  • Transport to the kite beaches

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). From this airport, you can then take a taxi, Uber, or train to Cascais and Uber from the Cascais train station to the house (cheapest solution). Check-ins are after 3 p.m.; there is a possibility of storage before, the last check-in is at 9 p.m. and after that, there is a 20 EUR extra fee. Check-out is until 11 a.m. and there is a possibility of storage after.

Once you are checked in, you will have a code to enter so no worries with the time you arrive but be mindful not to make noise when you enter.

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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