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Marias Hostel & Surf offers surf lessons and only works with certified surf instructors to teach you in a fun and safe way.
from Portugal, May 2022
Everyone was very easy going and nice, always ready to help with what you need with a big smile, the surf lessons were enhancing, perfect for all levels, the accommodations were cozy and very well cleaned!
from Netherlands, April 2022
"Had such a fun week! "
Really enjoyed my stay at Marias! Bruno is a kind and clear instructor and location of the hostel is super! Would definitely recommend!
from United Kingdom, December 2021
"i am soo happy this was my first surfing experience"
Bruno was an excellent instructor that created a chill environment, was super kind and positive, and got me standing on the first day, by the end I was catching green waves.
It is excellent value for money and I will be recommending it to anyone who surfs or wants to learn.
from Netherlands, October 2021
"Very Splendid Surf Trip!"
It's my first time in Portugal and the people, the surf, the scenery exceeded my expectations. Bruno, the instructor is such a helpful, genuine and down-to-earth person. Also, the hostel is clean and tidy. The best thing about the hostel is that the beach is literally there when you walk out. The surfing lessons themselves were amazing, the instructor gives great tips during the lessons. The little town is perfect, you can find anything you need around the area, within 5 min walk - supermarkets, shops, restaurants. I would recommend this hostel and surf lessons to everyone! the combination is perfect.
from Germany, September 2021
Das Hostel ist klein und sehr gepflegt. Es haben maximal 10 Menschen Platz. Die Zimm sind liebevoll und stilvoll eingerichtet und man fühlt sich sofort wohl. Außerdem ist die Lage wirklich überwältigend.
Auch der Surfkurs war für als absolute Anfänger sehr angenehm. Unser Surflehrer gab uns gerade zu Beginn wertvolle Tipps und Unterstützung, sodass wir sehr schnell Fortschritte machen konnten. Außerdem war die Stimmung während der Surfstunden stets locker und sehr positiv.
Wunderschön waren auch die beiden Surf-lessons am Abend, wobei der Sonnenuntergang in seiner ganzen Pracht neben dem Surfen bewundert werden konnte.
from United Kingdom, May 2022
"10/10 would recommend!"
Very friendly and accommodating host and surfing instructor, very clean facilities, casual and friendly vibe. Convenient location with easy access via public transport. Perfect surf camp for a first timer in surfing!
from Portugal, April 2022
"Perfect for beginners as a solo traveler or together"
Extremely clean hostel, cleaned every day by an amazing lady. Close to the beach and they were very helpful with tips on which wetsuit fits, surf tips and they have incredible fast communication. However, no lockers but everyone is usually out the same time anyway.
from United Kingdom, April 2022
"The perfect break"
Marios hostel and surf is in a beautiful friendly town with heaps of tasty places to eat and right on incredible beaches. I loved being able to walk from the hostel to surf but also the day spent going a bit further to another insane beach.
Bruno was a great teacher who was very supportive. Equipment was sound and was grateful for the extra hat as was a bit cold but we had the beaches to ourselves!
Hostel was clean, good cooking facilities and sunny hammock spot.
Thanks so much to the Marios team, I will be back!!
from Italy, March 2022
"The perfect travel"
from Portugal, September 2021
"Amazing place to relax and learn how to surf "
Great hostel with beautiful interior, very clean and only 50 meters to the ocean. The owner is really nice and helpful and provides a relaxed atmosphere. Qualified surf lessons in small groups and after the surf lesson, boards, wetsuits and longboards can also be used free of charge on your own. Unfortunately, I only stayed four nights but had a perfect time there!
from Hungary, September 2021
"Amazing experience - superb location and great instructors"
Having the chance to surf in a small group on a very spacious beach is so special and it helped me a lot with improving my skills in this amazing sport.
I stayed at Marias Hostel & Surf to improve my surf skills and to make new friends, and it was the perfect place to do both! The Hostel is very close to Praia Furadouro, a long stretch of sandy beach with waves for different surf levels, close to nature. There are restaurants, bars and shops within 2 minutes walk. Furadouro is a part of Ovar, a nearby city which has lovely architecture and a characteristic Portuguese feel to it.
The Hostel itself has a great layout for having privacy but also to be able to socialise with others - some days we cooked and ate together, some days I did yoga in the living room or just chilled in the hammock on the balcony. There are also big tables both indoors and on the patio which allowed me to work from my computer without distractions. The place is stylishly decorated. The daily breakfast is substantial, we had sweet and savoury food as well as fruits and coffee.
The surf instructors and hosts, Bruno and Henrique were amazing. They are very knowledgeable but laid back at the same time, which grants you to have a great experience and accomplishment in the ocean. They paid attention to the guests' requests and individual levels and made sure to teach every one of us something new. I'll be back at the earliest opportunity - this time it will feel like returning to friends :)
from Spain, August 2021
"I had such a great time!! "
Loved the camp and the hostel!! Shout out to Bruno and Enrique; my friends and I had such a great time thanks to them, such a welcoming and friendly environment <3 gonna miss it and looking forwards to coming back next year!!!
from Spain, August 2021
"My stay at the Hostle"
I had an amazing experience at the hostel, all the staff and people around the place were super friendly and made me feel like I was at home. I would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone who is looking to enjoy their time.
from Spain, August 2021
"Unforgettable stay with beautiful people :)"
Our last minute planned trip with two friends turned out to be absolutely amazing! Thanks to the Marias Hostel and Surf and all the great staff there, we spent a wonderful week leaving us with loads of happy memories and new surfing skills!! A special appreciation for Bruno who always made sure we were happy and comfortable as much at the hostel as out in the ocean. We definitely recommend this place and hope to return in the future!
from Italy, June 2021
"An amazing experience"
I was at Maria hostel and surf for a surf camp, and it's been awesome. The hostel is very clean and cosy, and very near to the beach. Bruno is a passionate and prepared instructor, and his insights helped us progress quickly. He's also very dedicated in choosing the best surf spots for every day in the sea.
from Italy, June 2021
"Fun and intensive surf camp"
Me and my brother had a great time in a one week surf camp with Bruno.
The classes and the choice of the spot were focused on the skills we had to improve. We went to 4 different spot in 6 days and Bruno managed to always find the best conditions to surf.
He gave us tips about how to improve the take off, paddling correctly, choosing the best waves and he corrected our posture on the board.
I strongly recommend this camp for beginners and intermediate surfers.
The accommodation was comfortable, clean and tidy, we were 2 people in a 4 bed shared room. Breakfast also had bakery products and different fresh fruit every day.
In Furadouro there are plenty of restaurants and cervejarias (O Tasco and Cantinha do Valente are the best ones imho)
from Switzerland, September 2020
"The perfect Surfcamp"
I decided to go on a trip to Portugal very spontaneously. I didn't know how to surf before and wanted to stay in a calm place. Maria's hostel & surf was the best decision I could have taken for this week. I had so many fun moments, all the people there were very kind, the hostel was always clean and the breakfast amazing. Bruno helped me a lot with surfing and at the end of the week I even was able to catch a few clear waves by myself. (I didn't even think about that to happen before) I can recommend this Surfcamp for everybody :-)