Stand up paddle boarding is not only a great full body workout for all fitness levels, it is also a great way to explore nature from a unique perspective. The SUP lessons and tours take you on a hike along the picturesque coastline of Lagos and the Algarve – only that this hike takes place on the water. No matter what’s your age, no matter what’s your fitness level: these tours will be one of the first things you’ll remember about your vacation in the beautiful Algarve!
Your accommodation is The Ocean Spirits Lodge in Burgau. A place where watersports enthusiasts of all kinds meet, a place where you can relax and feel home as soon as you step foot on the doorstep. At the Ocean Spirits Lodge, they will take care of everything and plan your activities for you so you can focus on meeting new friends, experiencing your favorite or learning a new watersport and relax in the hammock with nothing to distract your mind.
This peaceful accommodation is located in Burgau, a small and calm little village just outside of the main tourism spots with a nice little beach and plenty of amazing restaurants. No matter if you are looking for authentic Portuguese cuisine, tapas, or pizza. In Burgau, you find the right meal for everyone without feeling like one of a thousand tourists.
As you will be picked up for all your activities you do not need your own car unless you feel like exploring the beautiful Algarve on your own or driving up to one of the amazing beaches of the west coast. For all shorter travels, you can rent one of the bicycles from the lodge for free. If you feel like shaking your hips and go for a night out in Lagos it is only ten minutes away with a taxi. Come and join us in Burgau and become a part of The Ocean Spirits family!
The lodge has a luxury dorm with weight bunkbeds which is perfect for budget and solo travelers that like to mingle with like-minded ones, two suites with upcycled palette wood interior and queen-sized beds for royal naps. If you are seeking for a little bit more luxury you also have the possibility to book one of the three suites with balcony, so you have your own private outside area.
You can extend your stay for an additional price. The extension price for the shared suite with veranda is 22.50 USD during low season, 27.50 USD during mid season, 38 USD during high season, and 49.50 USD during peak season. The extension price for the shared suite is 20 USD during low season, 25 USD during mid season, 34.50 USD during high season, and 44.50 USD during peak season. The extension price for the dorm is 20 USD during low season, 25 USD during mid season, 28 USD during high season, and 30 USD during peak season. The extension price for the private suite with veranda is 45 USD during low season, 55 USD during mid season, 76 USD during high season, and 99 USD during peak season. And the extension price for the private suite is 40 USD during low season, 50 USD during mid season, 69 USD during high season, and 89 USD during peak season.
All of the different tours are accompanied by a qualified instructor that knows every single stone in the at the cliffs and in the water. Every tour includes a lesson and transportation to and from each spot.
The yoga lessons take place in our very own peaceful yoga garden just behind the house. A place surrounded by nature to really get some distance from all electronic devices and the distractions of our everyday life. Some days the yoga instructors can even take you guys to the beach so you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sea breeze while practicing yoga. There is no better start in the day.
Arguably the single most impressive SUP tour you can do in Portugal. While all the mainstream tourists go to the Benagil caves the true connoisseurs come to discover our secret grottoes in Lagos. The dramatic cliffs, pinnacles, hidden beaches, and grotto caves around Lagos are as scenic as it gets. The hosts have an early bird approach: the golden light just after sunrise is magic, and there are minimal crowds. On demand, they can also offer a sunset tour, but only if there’s not too much wind in the afternoon.
Barragem de Bravura is the name of the beautiful lake where you will do this unique SUP tour at. The calm and clear freshwater lake is the perfect spot for stand-up-paddle beginners, families with kids, and people that do not feel comfortable in the open sea. Once you feel confident with your paddling skills you will realize the stunning nature around you. This tour lets you explore the green heart of the Algarve while getting a good workout for your whole body. Bring some empty water bottles to fill up in the lake. The water is the cleanest freshwater in the area!
On this tour, you will head to the beautiful Rio de Aljesur where you will start in the green and flourishing nature. Paddling along that river is a great way to start with stand-up-paddleboarding as there are no waves at all and the water is nice and clear. If you are lucky and the conditions allow, you can even try our skills in tiny waves close to the shore at the river mouth or you have the possibility to play around a bit trying some SUP-yoga or just jumping into the refreshing water.
Combining Yoga and SUP is an interesting variation of a normal yoga lesson. The unsteady surface of the SUP will add an extra challenge to your normal yoga exercises. The location of this class will be depending on the weather conditions as you want a calmer water surface. The experienced SUP and yoga instructor will guide you through this lesson and make sure you will enjoy all parts of this experience to the fullest.
Why drive away when you have a beautiful spot right in front of your doorstep. Burgau is a nice little village just 10 minutes west of Lagos. Your accommodation, The Ocean Spirits Lodge, is located here, and it is just a five-minute walk from the Lodge. If the conditions allow, you can go on a little tour here as well, maybe even to enjoy the sunset, and grab a nice drink at the beach bar afterward.
Please note that all these spots are options that they have, and they try to cover a good variety of them for your SUP week. It is, however, a sport depending on nature and it is possible that one or the other spot is not possible for you to explore due to your own safety.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Miri is a certified RYT yoga teacher with six-year experience teaching in the UK, France, and Portugal and at retreats, surf camps, hotels, and local classes. Miri has been practicing yoga and meditation for 15 years. With a passion for knowledge, Miri regularly attends continued training attending meditation training and teacher training workshops. Her unique blend of Hatha, Vinyasa flow, and Yin yoga-inspired classes focus on realignment, building strength, and flexibility while stilling the mind and releasing stress through meditation and relaxation techniques through the regular practice.
The surf camp will take place in Algarve, Portugal. It is close enough to the buzzing tourist hotspot Lagos, but far enough to enjoy the relaxed vibe of nature. It has an excellent kitesurfing, surfing, and SUP spots in all directions.
The Southwest Algarve is a very special place for all kinds of water sports and tours. Located on the tip of land between the South-facing and West-facing coast around Sagres and Lagos, there is always different wind and swell directions just around the corner. No matter what activity you want to do, kitesurfing lessons, surfing, or SUP in Lagos, the perfect conditions are usually just a short drive away.
The rough scenery and unspoiled nature are breathtaking. This region has one of the biggest and best-preserved coastlines in Europe. Some of the most beautiful places are only accessible by water, which makes it extremely exciting to explore this region on top of a SUP board or under a kite. Sandy beaches, crystalline lagoons, flat waters, and the fun waves make it the perfect location for your surfing holiday.
The place is located just in the middle of buzzing Lagos and secluded nature places. The nearest beach is only 700 meters away from the accommodation. Supermarket, ATM, restaurants, and several bars are just around the corner.
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Included in the price is a healthy and energizing breakfast with fresh fruits, bread, hummus, cereals and pancakes. Treat yourself before the action and fuel up before for the water!
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