Laura Quiroga is an IKO-2 senior certified instructor as well as a professor in physical education. With over 15 years of experience in Brazil, Tarifa, Spain, and in Portugal, she has taught over 5,000 hours of kitesurf classes, sharing her passion for kitesurf with countless people from many nationalities.
from Germany, August 2018
"we had a pleasant week"
It was such a nice place at Guincho Wayra House. Laura is an incredible host and helped with everything. The house is clean an comfy and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The kite lessons with Laura, Pipo and Davide were a lot of fun and we learned a lot. We will definitely come back!
from Ireland, September 2018
I stayed at Laura’s place 6 days and would highly recommend to anybody this experience.
She’s an excellent host, always taking care of their guests and making sure everybody is enjoying their time. She’s funny, outgoing and her attitude is highly contagious, creating a familiar atmosphere in the house. Special mention also to Jamin, great collaborator with a beautiful soul :)
The house is clean, cozy and has a beautiful terrace with the view on the beach.Having an healthy breakfast there with yogurts, fresh fruits, etc will kick off your day in the perfect way.
The surf and yoga lesson are effective, with highly qualified teachers and the intense training is ensured.
Thanks so much Laura! hope to come back soon
from Austria, August 2018
The hostel and the location are really cool! Chilled atmosphere, no party place and nice people met at the hostel. Jamin is great! Chilled and very nice and available host, Australian chap with quite some travelling background! Always nice conversations! Laura is a very energetic woman, travelled a lot, speaks several languages and cares a lot about her business! Always speak clear details about activities you want to arrange (the are a lot to chose from) as duration of the classes varies based on the activities!
from Germany, August 2018
Laura and everyone there were really nice with positive energy everywhere and it feels more like home! Had such a wonderful time!
from France, August 2018
Breakfast very good
quality and tidied house
the welcome and help of Laura
Changing between visits and surfing lessons
from Netherlands, July 2018
Really nice, modern property with a view on the green mountains and the sea.
Caiscais is actually a decent size city that has everything you need - and even Ubers are plenty available- so a rental car is not needed to get around.
You can do lots of activities - so there is always something to do.
If you go for lessons, they will take you with their VW busses to the beach.
Also the average age of people there was around 30-35 when I got there. Which is nice when you share a room with them ;)
The bunkbeds were or decent quality. If you stay here, you have to pay Sintra a visit!
from United States, July 2018
"First Time Solo Travel Experience"
I was very nervous at first, my first time travelling solo, not knowing any Portuguese, what I was going to be doing, who I was going to be around. I worried so much for no reason. They really make you feel comfortable when you arrive, give you ideas of places to go to and how to get there. Jamin makes some very good breakfast every morning before everyone starts their day by either surfing or sight seeing. Everyone was very nice and I really enjoyed my stay there.
from France, July 2018
"Best first surf camp experience !"
I just couldn't expect more for a first time. I was so very well welcome by Laura and Jamin !
Very warm and flexible, always available for me.
Especially since I was traveling alone!
I immediately felt comfortable and the relations with the other occupants were excellent! (so many beautiful encounters!)
It was just like been at home !
Thank you so much for everything, I will be back as soon as possible!
from Slovenia, July 2018
"Beautiful and peaceful place to be"
Beautiful house and rooms. It is such a quiet and peaceful atmosphere there. It is very clean and the terrace for having breakfast f.ex. a dream!
from Austria, July 2018
"Awesome time with lovely people"
The best about our trip were the people there - so lovely, open-minded, humorous and enthusiastic about surfing.
David and Hans, our instructors for the kite lessons were very patient and motivated to share this addicting sport with us. Laura, the owner is an energetic, loving woman who is very interested in making your holiday special.
When you go wave surfing you gonna have teachers of a local surf school, which are also very nice, helpful and attentive.
The house is very clean and nicely furnitured - better than a typical hostel how I am used to it. You'll have an awesome view to the ocean, sitting on a terrace while having breakfast consisting of cereal stuff, fruits, bread, jam, honey, coffee of course and some cake - so also very satisfying.
This all is not located directly in Cascais - Charneca is about 20 km from Cascais. Which means, that the beach close by is not very filled with tourists - Guincho is a good surf spot, so surfers is what you gonna see mainly there.
To that beach you have a very nice 10-Min-walk through pine trees.
And there are a lot of other things to do in the area around. (Sintra, Hiking, Cascais, Climbing, Yoga...)
from Sweden, July 2018
Beautiful surroundings and beaches
from Italy, April 2018
The hostel is situated 15 minutes from Cascais by car (6-8 euros with uber) in a place surrounded by green and nature. Very relaxing after surf lessons. The hostel is very cozy, from the decor to the people it makes you feel welcome: you can relax outside with a beautiful view, read a book, take a joga session or meet the others guests. Actually it's more similar to a house than a hostel. I would reccommend this place to solo travellers as well as to groups of friends who love nature and water sports, but it's not the better place for people more interested in nightlife and fun.
from Slovenia, October 2017
In our week we had perfect weather for wave surfing. Instructors were very professional, they know what they are doing all being experienced surfers. Despite the end of the season, they were still enthusiastic and very motivational for us, beginners. We got wet-suits, which could be more fit, but they did the job keeping us warm in the ocean.
from Italy, August 2017
"A wonderful experience in a very special place"
The position, the staff, the service
from United States, July 2017
This Hostel was wonderful! The location and view was absolutely breath taking. I was very lucky to have met such amazing people from all over the UK. This was my first experience in a hostel and it was incredible. I would definitely book again through bookyogaretreats.
from France, August 2018
"Amazing place, amazing peopke"
I just had an amazing time at Laura’s house. I met incredible people, and just enjoyed practicing yoga and going to surf everyday day.
It’s not a real yoga retreat and people who come for that will be maybe disappointed. But yoga was amazing for me because it really helps me to stretch after surfing !
I really want to come back next year, just to rest and improve my yoga and surf skills.
I can only recommend you this place !
from Netherlands, July 2018
"Prachtige, rustige locatie"
Het strand was binnen loopafstand
Leuk stadje Cascais dichtbij
Goed om alleen te reizen
from France, March 2018
"Great place for yoga and surf"
Definitely, it is the place to be in Cascais for the relaxation and some activities such as Yoga, Kite surf, climbing… I spent 1 week in the Guincho Hostel during the low season (February). It was very quiet and I had the opportunity to get private lessons for yoga and surf. I really enjoyed the daily yoga classes to feel peaceful in my mind and in my body at the end.
Laura the owner of the hostel is amazing. She will give you a warm welcome and she is very involved to make her guess feel comfortable. She pays a particular attention to her guests and to their wishes. She really helps her guests to improve their level in such activities. She is very strict with the choice of her partnerships in terms of surf schools or teachers collaborating with her. She is demanding with the quality provided making the comfort of her guest her priority.
It is very relaxing place, beautifully designed with comfortable rooms. We feel at home there! The hostel is clean with bright rooms, a nice kitchen and the gorgeous terrace offers a great view for the sunset on the Guincho beach. Moreover, the healthy breakfasts are delicious (tea, coffee, fruits, cereals, yogurts,…) I definitely recommend it and can’t wait to be back.
from France, June 2017
"Amazing time at Laura's place"
I had an amazing time in the hostel. I took a weekly package of yoga + kitesurf in a 6-people bedroom.
THe house itself is great, very cozy and proper. Laura serves breakfast for her guests and we often had dinner althogether either in the hostel or outside.
If you want to do yoga, whether as a beginner or an advanced yogi, it's also a great place. There is a spacious yoga room and the profs doing classes are very atentive and accessible. Again, you can do it whatever is your level.
Kitesurf, Paddle, Surf - you can choose according to your preferences or whether conditions. I did 2 days of kitesurf and 3 days of SUP as there was no more wind. The team of instructors are professional and attentive & they also care about you having a great time.
I went on my own and I met really great people in there, including Laura and her team, who receive all the guests like a family.
I'll come back with no hesitation !
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Big thanks to my instructor Laura for everything. Very professional and friendly service. We wish to have more wind next time and we will have, I think. Once again big big thanks
a traveler Belgium
It was a really fun activity and I had a lot of fun. It was a great experience. Why "jump of joy?" I fell in the sea but it was really fun! I want to do this again when I'm in Portugal. I also loved the view of the sea, it was really big and I was super relaxed! I was standing on the sea! ;-) Lots of love!
Cynthia L. Portugal
Very professional and excellent service! We had such a great time with Laura! She is a fantastic kite and SUP teacher!
I always wanted to try stand up paddle boarding and did so with a couple of friends. We booked a lesson with Kitesurf Adventures and had a great time. After a quick theory on the beach, we set off to the water in the beautiful Bay of Cascais. Laura was a great instructor, very professional, and always ready for a laugh. Paddling, chatting, and laughing, we enjoyed it so much. Kitesurf Adventures is highly recommended!
Always wanted to try SUP and did so with a couple of friends. We booked a lesson with Kitesurf Adventure and had a great time! After a quick theory on the beach we set off to the water in the beautiful Bay of Cascais. Laura is a great instructor, very professional and always ready for a laugh :-) Paddling, chatting, laughing...we enjoyed it so much that we now take a weekly lesson together. Highly recommended!