6 Days Surf Camp in Algarve, Portugal

  • Good Feeling Surf Hostel & Guesthouse, Sitio Eiras De Cima, 8650-282 Raposeira, Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Portugal

Portugal Surf Camp

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!

Highlights

  • 5 days surf lessons
  • Qualified instructors
  • Use of surf boards and wetsuits
  • Natural park surroundings
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

6 bed dorm

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.

Double room

Linen and towels included, free WI-Fi, and double bed with orthopedic mattresses. You will also get your own key to lock the room.

Sunset private 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.

Private studio 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.

Surf lessons vs teaching yourself

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.

Five benefits of surf lessons

Safety first

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.

Support and encouragement

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 as part of a group

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.

Individual analysis

Practice makes perfect. Practice with observation, feedback, error correction, and helpful tips makes perfect easier to believe in.

Surf etiquette.

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!

Five reasons to DIY

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!

Surrounding

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!

Raposeira

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".

Activities
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
General
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental

The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook for yourself. Breakfast and dinner are available upon request.

Blo kart (wind karting)

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.

Bike rental

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)

Fishing, dolphin watching, and boat tours

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)

Horseback riding

Program 1

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)

Jeep tours

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

Nature walks

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

Paragliding

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.

Scuba Diving

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).

SUP trip

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

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.

  • 5 days surf lessons
  • 5 nights accommodation of your choice
  • Natural park surroundings
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • Use of surf boards and wetsuits
  • Qualified instructors
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra activities
  • Meals

Driving directions from Faro Airport (FAO)

Follow the highway direction Portimao or Lagos and then follow the instructions above from Lagos.

Driving directions from Lagos

  • Take the 125 national road in Sagres direction
  • After 20 kilometers you will be in the village of Raposeira
  • Cross the traffic light
  • After 50 meters, you'll find the Good Feeling Hostel on your right hand side

Driving directions from Lisbon

  • Follow the highway to the south (A2)
  • Turn onto the A22 direction Sagres and follow the directions written from Lagos
  • If you are coming from the beautiful land route along the coast (N120 or N268), turn to ViIla do Bispo onto the main road direction Lagos
  • You'll find the Raposeira as the next town 1 kilometer away
  • You will see the Good Feeling Hostel soon after you enter Raposeira on the left side

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

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

For information about the booking conditions, please send Good Feeling Hostel & Guesthouse an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Toni Napoli
    9 out of 10

    "Amazing place, comfort accommodations, honest price, with very good food. Staff professionally prepared and always there to help you, professional surfers always around giving you the tips about the best places to surf or chill. The location could not be better, 5 minutes from the west coast and 5 minutes from the south coast. They offer an overwhelming SUP tour experience, some good surf lessons for begginers, intermediate, and advanced surfers with surf equipment for rent. The place to be, I love it and I am definetely coming back next year."

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  • Review by Narinder Dhillon
    9 out of 10

    "What a pity to leave this hostel after two weeks ... The time was really amazing. The staff is very nice, helpful, and funny. The atmosphere is really relaxed, what make you feel at home. Also the surrounding is beautiful and the weather is good. I recommend this place for sure, and I can say that is doesn't matter how long you stay. Even after two weeks it is amazing!"

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  • Review by Traveler
    8 out of 10

    "Good Feeling is a real paradise! The place is amazingly beautiful and I really liked the atmosphere. Everybody can find his place there. So many beautiful beaches near the hostel with a transfer every morning to bring you there to surf or lay on the beach. The staff is kind and helpful; they make you feel like home! I met good friends for life and will go back for sure! Definitely the best place to be!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    8 out of 10

    "We stayed just one night at the Good Feeling hostel while hiking the Via Algarviana. The place and staff are very welcoming and great hosts. In general, the place is well-maintained and offers all the basics you'd need for a short stay. I'd say that the place is most suited for adventurous travelers ot backpackers seeking a cool and unassuming atmosphere."

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  • Review by Paul Sweeney
    9 out of 10

    "Recently stayed here and really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Also very good food. I have Celiac disease so cannot eat gluten. I ate at the backpackers a number of times and was absolutely fine which was great! I dislocated my shoulder whilst I was there. The backpackers were great in helping out with this too. I plan to be back and can't wait!"

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  • Review by Gabriel D. from Vienna, Austria
    9 out of 10

    "The Good Feeling is the best feeling. Clean and nice dorms and rooms for affordable prices. Staff working there always nice and ready to help (Thanks Rob, Hugo, and Laura). Carlos makes the best food in Portugal. Enjoy the delicious saturday barbecue after surfing all day. Thanks everybody, I loved it!"

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  • Review by Alexander T
    9 out of 10

    "I stayed here for 11 nights on a surf trip. Central location is ideal if you're driving about checking the surf on the different coastlines. Evening meals were amazing, big portions and hearty food, great after a big day of surfing - thanks Carlos! Friendly staff and a welcoming environment, good feelings all round. Cheers!"

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  • Review by Jessica N. from Dublin, Ireland
    9 out of 10

    "The studio room we rented was reasonably priced, very clean, and came with hammocks to relax in. Altogether the place had a great laid back vibe and had a bar with 1 EUR beers. What more could you ask! They also cook a dinner every night at 7 EUR a head, worth every penny! It was delicious. The only draw back for others is that you would need a car."

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  • Review by Dominik S. from London, United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "We stayed in the studio but there also are private rooms and hostel facilities available. Very friendly owners and staff, great location for trips to many nearby surfing beaches and attractions alike. I really liked the vibe of the place. Very nice, spacious facilities to use and socialize, both in and outside. Had a great holiday and would definitely go back to this place."

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Sagres, Portugal

The Good Feeling is a hostel and guesthouse in Sagres that offer a homely, friendly hostel where you can meet new friends, learn to surf, do lot's of other great activities, and have a great time.

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6 days / 5 nights

Low season

 

  • January – May

 

Mid season

 

  • June - September

 

High season

 

  • October –  December

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