Shark’s Lodge

Situated between beaches, Shark's Lodge provides waves for everyone; from gentle beginner beach breaks; to the famed Supertubos for the ambitious.

Surf Camps (2)

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Instructors (3)

Paulo Barbosa

Paulo is the director and co-owner of the company. He is Portuguese in over 25 years' experience in the outdoors, professional / vocational training, and expeditions. He was a technical director in the first rafting company in Portugal, director of the three first 500 kilometers 'adventure races, national team member in the Eco-Challenge, coordinator for Outward Bound, and owns two adventure companies in different countries.

Carlos Castelo

Carlos is the head coach for surfing. He is Portuguese with over 30 years' experience of surfing. Started together with Paulo, he lived in the same street since childhood, went to the same school, owned a bar together, and after some years both work together again in Sharks.

Mónica Sousa

Mónica is the technical director. She is Portuguese. MSc in Sports Education, she is responsible for the daily running of all the structures and sports staff.

Reviews (17)

Craig Gibbons

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Even better than expected! "

Sharks Lodge has the best, most welcoming and friendly staff out of anywhere I have ever stayed before. Everyone who works at Sharks Lodge, including the owners, work as a team to provide the best experience possible for all their guests; and it is definitely an experience they are achieving which is what I believe differentiates Sharks Lodge! I visited Sharks Lodge as a solo traveller and one of the owners at the Lodge made sure to personally introduce me to other solo travellers which definitely made the difference to my trip. The accommodation is not five star, but that is not what is important. It is the experience and fun which is important at Sharks Lodge! What is five star however is the food. Delicious and great value! The surf tuition is also excellent and the Lodge is a very short walk from the beach which is why I like the location so much. I couldn’t recommend it more and I will definitely be back. Thank you guys!!


from Germany, August 2018

"Erholsame Zeit"

Es war eine sehr erholsame, schöne Zeit mit vielen netten Begegnungen, danke an das ganze Team, das das ermöglicht hat.

Katie Rellis

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Fantastic facilities, beatuiful location and brilliant staff"

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Shark's Lodge! Carlos and Paulo are excellent surf instructors and make sure get the most out of each lesson. They have loads of experience and I learnt loads.

I stayed at Shark's Lodge during low season and all the staff made an extra special effort to make sure I had a great time despite staying on my own. They certainly went above and beyond! Paulo, Carlos, Severine and Ophelie (and Sally the dog) were fabulously welcoming and helpful.

Also, make sure you give the restaurant a try. The staff are super friendly and the food is delicious! Lovely open terrace for lunch after a mornings surf.

I'll definitely be going back when I get a chance.

Jens Bushrod-Roose

from Belgium, October 2017

Superb surf instructor.


from Switzerland, September 2017

Beautifull place, very well located for surfing and really good surf instructors :-)

Amparo Lopez

from Spain, September 2017

"Surf holidays on a perfect beach."

I really liked the situation, the staff was perfect, very kind and helpful.

The room was really clean.

Anna Korchagina

from Czechia, August 2017

"Super Surf camp! "


Arturo Manrique Carrera

from Sweden, November 2017

"A place to come back"

The hospitality and good vibs, the patience with the students and help with the kids....


from Germany, August 2017

"Very fun Surfing Trip with excellent value for money"

The Surfing and Yoga lessons were very good and fun! The whole sharks lodge team is just lovely and I would definitely recommend staying there. Me and my friend had an awesome time!


from Switzerland, August 2017

Crossfit combination with Surf /

Good instructors

Anton Sergeev

from Russia, July 2017

everything, coaches

Lorena Rodriguez

from France, July 2017

"Great place and a lot of good chilling time"

Shark lodge team are very welcoming and full of good vibes. The room and the hotel was very clean and I loved the flexibility in the schedules.

Margarita Moragues Tur

from Spain, August 2017

"Muy recomendable"

La gente que trabaja allí es muy agradable y mis profesores de yoga y surf fueron muy profesionales y simpáticos. El alojamiento es cómodo y limpio.

Testimonials (5)

Marcello Mezzabirra Pinna

Shark's Lodge's Facebook page

woowwwww !!!! ... it's just .... WONDERFUL !!!! My best compliments !!!! :)

Gustavo Dias

Shark's Lodge's Facebook page

The world is a small place... here you always find a friend.

João Carlos Paulo

Shark's Lodge's Facebook page

Nice place to stay and surf.

Channah Florence

Shark's Lodge's Facebook page

Great hostel, friendly staff and best surf teacher (Mario)!!

Jo White

Shark's Lodge's Facebook page

You must come so helpful, friendly, great equipment, amazing surf and nothing too much trouble!

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