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The Algarve is a great place to surf. Best waves are in winter, but also in summer you can find some nice waves! All these beaches are super beautiful and also for non-surfers, really enjoyable! Good Feeling are experienced surfers and will show you the best spots around here. They will bring you to the spots which will be working and the best for your surf-level. They are looking forward to take you around!
The Good Feeling is a great place to stay if you are traveling alone or with friends and want to meet other people, but also as a couple or a group as they also have private rooms.There is a big kitchen where you can cook for yourself, and a huge living room with tables to eat and talk, as well as a comfy relax-corner with couchballs, a big TV, and lot's of DVDs. Around the house there is a terrace with hammocks, a barbecue area, and places to relax. They are constantly improving their place for you to make it even better!
Staying in the Good Feeling surf hostel is like staying with an extended family (only the good bits!). Sometimes they will cook you up some Portuguese specialities, and due to the good vibe of the owners, some nights we may even go out to the bars of Sagres and join you for a drink! It’s the ideal type of accommodation for backpackers, travelers, groups, surf trips, surfing packages.
Mixed six bed dorm room. Linen and towel included wit free Wi-Fi. Each bed has a reading light and wood bunkers with orthopedic mattresses. A big locker for each bed available. If you want to book the whole room for you and your friends, contact Good Feeling.
Linen and towels included, free WI-Fi, and double bed with orthopedic mattresses. You will also get your own key to lock the room.
Linen and towel included, Free Wi-Fi. Each bed has a reading light. Twin or double bed with orthopedic mattresses. You get a key to lock the room.
Linen and towels included. Each bed has a reading light. Individual beds with orthopedic mattresses with private bathroom and private porch with hammock. You get a key to lock your room. Free Wi-Fi inside the main house. The studio is in a separate house, so you feel like in your own apartment with your own bathroom as well as your own small terrace with hammocks. For cooking, you can use the kitchen in the main house, as well as the living-room with TV satellite and other facilities.
Learning to surf – Is it better to learn as quickly as you can and have fun while you learn? Or is there something more satisfying about learning the hard way? When you see people go solo and teach themselves to surf, you notice their progress is usually slower and they don’t seem to get as big a stoke as people who learn with an instructor. There’s also a greater risk of accidents and injuries.
The sea can be dangerous; people have actually been known to drown in it. Being well-informed about the dangers of rips, equipment, and other surfers is a really good start when you’re learning to surf, and being looked after by a certified instructor with life-saving qualifications helps you feel more confident, which aids the learning process.
The support you receive from an experienced instructor is priceless. Instructors are qualified to teach you the right way, and better still, they do it because they love it, so they really want you to have the best experience possible.
Learning to surf with others means you’ll still get individual attention from your instructor, and you’ll also get a great vibe from sharing the experience with others, supporting each other with whoops, cheers, high-fives, and a nice cold post-surf beer together later.
Practice makes perfect. Practice with observation, feedback, error correction, and helpful tips makes perfect easier to believe in.
Knowing the ‘rules’ of surfing will make your introduction to the joys of wave-riding so much more pleasant. If you know what-to-do and what-not-to-do, it’s going to make the whole experience way more fun, and reduce the chance of you getting in the way of others. You’ve got enough to think about just paddling, catching waves, standing up, getting your balance, and staying there, so let someone else worry about where you are and what you’re doing, then you can relax and enjoy yourself!
Learning the hard way - it might be better for you to teach yourself to surf, if you:
Really hate being taught or instructed, even by an instructor who’s super friendly and makes it fun.
Honestly don’t have the money to pay for lessons or prefer to spend it on other things, like caipirinhas.
Are an extremely confident swimmer with incredible knowledge about the sea, currents, rips and tides, and have amazing balance, strength, stamina, years of free-diving experience, a pair of tights, and a cape, and can fly.
Honestly, Good Feeling can’t think of another two reasons. Please let them know if you can!
Good Feeling have been watching people learn to surf for many years and one thing they are sure of is this; most people learn to surf more quickly (and more safely) if they have lessons. So that’s what they recommend. Make sure your 'good feeling' is as good as it can get - ask them for help if you need it, get in touch if you want information about surf lessons in the area, they look forward to seeing you soon!
Good Feeling are located in the beautiful south west of the Algarve, Portugal. From down here to all the way up to Sines is the National Park "Costa Vicentinal", so they are surrounded by a beautiful, pure nature! It's a great area to go for walks, hiking, birds watching, and other animals, to hang out on the amazing beaches, to go surf in the famous waves, and to just spend a great holiday!
The hostel is located in south west point of the beautiful Algarve, in a small, homely town called Raposeira, the perfect spot to reach all surf spots around easily. In the town of Raposeira there are two local restaurants, a pizzaria to go to, as well as a supermarket.
In Vila do Bispo you'll also find a local fruit, vegetable, and fish market as well as a supermarket "Lidl".
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The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook for yourself. Breakfast and dinner are available upon request.
A great activity full of action, fun, and adrenaline! The blo kart track is close by and you will have a great time! It's easy to learn, fun, fast, and super exciting! You can rent a single car for one person for 25 EUR or a double car for two persons for 35 EUR. Price includes 30 minutes track time, gear and safety gear, instruction and demonstration, and insurance.
Good Feeling have some bikes for you to rent! It's a beautiful area to explore with bikes. You can even reach the closest beaches easily. (10 EUR per day, 42 EUR per week)
Under the Mediterranean influence and in the Atlantic Ocean the coast of Sagres, is a privileged area for the observation of marine life. Come with Good Feeling on a great tour to find out more about the sea world, to go fishing, or to have an incredible view of the Coast of Vicentina from the water! You can go dolphin watching for 30 EUR, go on a trip to Cape St. Vicente for 20 EUR, take your family out for a fishing trip for 30 EUR, or go on a boat trip and barbecue for 35 EUR (July to August)
Contact with the horse: cleaning and tacking up, Introduction to equestrian practice and arena riding (beginners), ride trail (approximately 6 kilometers), arrival and untacking. (40 EUR, two hours)
Program 2 (May include beach visit)
Contact with the horse: cleaning and tacking up, Introduction to equestrian practice and arena riding (beginners), ride Trail (approximately 12 kilometers), arrival and untacking. (70 EUR, three hours)
Program 3 (May include beach visit)
Contact with the horse: cleaning and tacking up, ride trail (approximately 20 kilometers), arrival and untacking. (100 EUR, four hours)
Discover the beautiful Vicentina coast by 4x4 vehicles. Visit and explore great landscapes, secret places, and beaches of extreme beauty. 60% of the tours are done by foot as these walking tours periods are made in the natural park where it's not allowed to use any kind of vehicle. You can even drive the 4x4 by yourself! (minimum two persons and maximum 18 persons)
Tour 1: Sagres to Torre de Aspa
One to two persons - 45 EUR per person, three to four persons - 40 EUR per person, more than five persons -35 EUR per person.
Tour timetable: 10.00 to 16.00 or 16.00 to 19.30
Tour 2: Sagres to Carrapateira
One to two persons - 60 EUR per person, three to four persons - 50 EUR per person, more than five persons- 45 EUR per person.
Children between four and 12 years old are given 50% discount.
Tour timetable: 10.00 to 18.00
Tour 3: Bravery triangle to Monchique to Aljezur (Touristic Tour)
one to two persons - 70 EUR per person, three to four persons - 65 EUR per person, more than five persons - 50 EUR per person.
Children between four and 12 years are given 50% discount.
Tour timetable: 10.00 to 18.00
provided between March until November
Walkson the wild west coast of the Algarve. More than a simple walk - an experience! Because a walk can be much more than putting one foot in front of the other. Atalaia's vision is to tell the story of the natural landscape which is going to be discovered. The guide thus turns into a story teller. He tells the secrets of the green and the blue and the brown that will be encountered all along the way. These walks take part in the Saint Vincent Natural Park which is a nature reserve.
Hiking experience: trail of Atalaia, trail of the villages, trail of the smugglers, trail of the fishermen
Themed experience: Wild mushroom picking walk, bee observation walk, shellfish walk, kitchen-garden walk, or the meditation walk
You want to see the beautiful Algarve from the top? Let's go paragliding! You never did it, don't worry, get hooked up with a trainer and fly together. Price for flying (for experienced folks) or Baptism (together with a trainer) is 50 EUR. Included is a trainer, the equipment, and transfer.
One scuba dive includes theory class, training in confined water, one scuba diving in the sea, transfer, equipment, and a trainer (70 EUR).
Two scuba dives includes theory class, training in confined water, two scuba divings in the sea, transfer, equipment, and a trainer(120 EUR).
Course of four or five days includes four scuba divings in open water, five series in confined water (practical classes), five theoretical sessions, international certificate, OWD Kit (manual and scuba diving card), scuba diving equipment, transfer, DAN (Divers Alert Network), and the trainer (335 EUR).
Experience the beautiful coastline of the Coast of Vicentina, it's rough cliffs, it's caves, birds, and fishes from another pint of view - the water. Good feeling will take you for an exciting three and a half hours SUP trip from a wonderful beach close to our hostel. You will visit caves, by SUP or swimming, you can jump from a cliff and enjoy the wonderful nature. The tour is very easy and really beautiful! SUP is a sport for everybody - from young to old, you don't have to be particularly sportive or in shape, don't be afraid, join them for a tour! The price is 50 EUR per person including equipments, transfers, photos, and guides.
Yoga and surfing go together like sand and saltwater. Both disciplines tap into a natural flow. Yoga gets you in touch with the rhythm of your breath and body, while surfing gets you in sync with the wave patterns and ocean tides. In yoga, you learn not to force any pose, but to find the depth of the pose in the moment. In surfing, you learn that you can’t force a wave or a set. Instead, you practice being fully in the moment and in tune with the current so you can catch a wave. Allow yourself to experience a class, allow yourself the good feeling! The price will be 30 EUR for a one hour private class or 10 EUR per person (minimal 3 persons).
You can enjoy a relaxing 60 minutes full body massage for 40 EUR, or a 30 minutes after-surf massage for 25 EUR. You can also experience a 45 minutes osteopathy treatment for 30 EUR and a 60 minutes recovery acupuncture and sacro-craneal treatment for 40 EUR.
Follow the highway direction Portimao or Lagos and then follow the instructions above from Lagos.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
The busses from Faro or Lisbon all end up in Lagos. So if you are coming from Lagos, go to the main bus station and get the bus with the line "Lagos - Sagres". Buy a ticket to Raposeira. Get off there, walk 50 meters in direction of Sagres, and to the right you'll find the Good Feeling Hostel