I grew up in the Center of Portugal and have been surfing for the past 20 years. Surfing is my biggest passion so being able to share my passion and helping others enjoy the ocean in a safe way is truly inspiring for me. I am a professional Surf/SUP instructor, surf judge certified by FPS (Portuguese Surf Federation), sports teacher and personal trainer oriented to Surf
from Belgium, April 2018
"Perfect place for rest and surf"
This was first time for me to surf and everything was perfect. Sympa atmosphere, clean and cozy room with modern decoration, comfortable drawing room for everyone. The food for every meal was nothing less, more than parfait. The most important part, every staff: they really welcomed me, helped me in every aspect and let me feel like at my own home. I could take a rest without any difficulty. For surfing? It was awesome thanks to the adroit coach who helped me so much. You can enjoy surfing, pedal tennis, biking, everything. I will visit the place again definitely with a car so that I can visit Coimbra and Porto, not far from the site as well. But just staying at the hotel itself is a perfect choice. Thanks for everyone again.
from Netherlands, September 2017
"The perfect week to detach from the everyday life"
* Very modern, new, surf hotel/lodge
* Good facilities (Pool, Surf and Poolbar, paddle tennis court, restaurant and relax areas)
* Delicious food (definetly recomment the Açaí)
* Very friendly and helpfull personal
* Well equipped surf shop
* All in all a very cozy place to learn surfing. I will definitely come again.
At the end special thanks to Guto and Libânia for this amazing surf holidays.
from Netherlands, September 2017
"A surf holiday that exceeded my expectations"
This is the first time I ever tried to surf and I must say that this vacation really exceeded my expectations. The hotels' location was outside the city limits but was close enough to the city (15 min) to be visited by taxi. At the hotel itself, there were enough activities to do, so one wouldn't get bored. Next to surfing one could go biking, relax next to the swimming pool, play Paddle and more. The surf lessons would start at an appropriate time so that you had enough time for breakfast before leaving.
The hotel had its own restaurant so ordering anything during the afternoon or at night was no problem. Plus the price value relationship was perfect. At dinner time they had enough choices in my opinion so going outside the hotel for dinner was not necessary.
About the surf lessons, I can say that the lessons were well taken care of. The instructors were knowledgeable about the subject and really help you to succeed and to get better.
I would really recommend this hotel to any one and I will definitely go next year to continue my lessons in order to be able to surf much better.
from Austria, August 2017
"Good Breakfast and familiar people"
Everyone from the hotel stuff and surfing lessons was such friendly, we really enjoyed our stay there. It was very familiar and everything is new and clean. Also Billiard, Paddle (Tennis) and loan of bicycles was included, so you can explore Figueira da Foz (e.g. the Blue Lagoon).
I would recommend it to erverybody.
from Israel, August 2017
"Thank you from all of us, it's been great!!"
The Quinta, food and surfing.
from Great Britain, August 2017
from Switzerland, July 2017
Great hotel with friendly staff and good atmosphere, you feel at home in the moment you arrive. Professional and personal surf lessons let you improve and enjoy surfing.
from Canada, June 2017
"Awesome staff and place"
Gotu ( surf coach ) and Rui ( owner) really there for you help you and show you around . The rest of the staff amazing and the hotel really nice .
from Estonia, June 2017
The hotel is great - rooms are perfectly clean, food is delicious, there are lots of activities onsite that can be used for people who likes sports: padel, bikes, pool, and the main one - surfing!!! :) our surfing teacher was excellent - he is professional instructor that will inspire you and give this feeling of confidence and safety on the water, if you are a beginner :) ..
The staff attitude towards the guests is something I can't describe in words, they treat you very well paying attention to small details and trying to meet your preferences and expectation during your stay, they go extra mile for making the guest feeling like at home. Me and my boyfriend have purchased a surfing package for 6 days which was an unforgettable experience for us accompanied by the great staff attitude, professionalism of the surfing instructor and great hotel amenities.
I have to highlight Mica - our photographer who was doing an amazing job taking pictures during the surf classes, for us as a beginners pictures on top of the waves are worthwhile:))
There are lots lots of small details that have surprised me in a very good way, such as disposable razors in the hotel bathroom , which I never seen in other hotels.
When we went on a bike tour to Figuera De Foz (beautiful city nearby) on the bikes fitted with GPS, staff member Samuel was taking care of us providing us with extra batteries for GPS device just in case and asking for our telephone numbers in case we get lost. Basically these people really take care of you as you are someone special to them, not just as a client who pays them and they have to.
Hotel management is making sure the guest expectations are met by fulfilling the guest's needs and creating a very friendly relaxing atmosphere. Basically, 10 out of 10 for every single aspect! Would definitely recommend it to my friends and hope one day I will be back to enjoy it one more time :)
from Switzerland, April 2017
"ideal place to relax and do surfing"
I'm not young any more, because of that I found this place ideal to try surfing: relaxed, friendly atmosphere of the hotel, competent surf-teacher, the lessons accordingly to my skills and needs, I felt more among friends than a simple costumer.
from France, February 2018
L'accueil , la disponibilité et la gentillesse de l'équipe.
Le professionalisme de Guto pour le surf et Léonor pour le yoga , mais surtout leur patience et leur gentillesse .
Superbe expérience .
À refaire ..... j'espère !!!
It was a very modern hotel in a good way. the room was clean and had a very good bed. It was a nice place to stay for a couple for the nights. The distance from centrum was not a problem for us who were coming with a car. The breakfast was excellent and the pool bar in the evening was cozy. It was a superb place!
Hanley United Kingdom
We had a great time with a clean room, good foods, and good services. We did find the area a bit expensive in comparison to other places but the views made up for it. It was totally recommended.
I was with my husband during this summer and I have to say that I really felt like at home. The owners were very friendly. The hotel opened its door in July and everything was really nice. I recommend to surf, an activity which the owners offered us. It was such a great experience! We´ll be back soon!
a traveler Netherlands
Beautiful place and nice people. Our daughters went 2 days to the sea for surfing lessons. We surely can recommend this place. The facilities are completely new, like the swimming pool, bar, and a very good billiard.
a traveler Spain
Wonderful place with a very nice staff. We had a big room and the kid was delighted with the swimming pool. They prepare delicious limonades and, although they do not cook, they order for you whatever you want and they serve it at the hotel. They give very good treatment to their clients.