Located in the European surf capital Peniche, Shark’s Lodge combines excellent accommodation with a great variety of activities to choose from. Whether you want to learn how to surf, improve your skills, have cross training or yoga on Shark’s Lodge beautiful outside deck and enjoy a massage after a surf session at one of their many world class surf breaks - Shark’s Lodge offers all of that and much more. Between your activities, the restaurant, outside swimming pool and toddler pool, pool-bar and outdoor terrace are waiting for you!
Shark's Lodge has a variety of rooms, from single, to double or twin, with the possibility of adding a crib or an extra bed. Check out the photos to see a selection of the rooms.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate surfer looking for some tips to improve your surfing, Shark's Lodge provides personal and professional surf lessons adapted to each individual. Each student will have enough attention and an optimal learning experience. Classes are taught by certified surf instructors (ISA) who, thanks to 20 years of experience, are able to teach surfing in a safe and responsible manner so you can enjoy the experience of catching waves.
Each surf lesson takes about two hours. During the first lesson, the surf instructor implements a short safety briefing, giving you a proper introduction to the sport. You will receive the appropriate equipment that fits your needs and level of surfing.
Depending on your level, you will learn to dominate one or more of the following objectives:
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 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 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.
Peniche is known as the wave capital of Europe. Due to its exclusive geography, it is able to provide great surfing conditions more than 300 days a year. The cluster of beaches surrounding Peniche, provide surfers the opportunity to choose their favorite break and whatever the swell and weather conditions, find a peak that works perfectly. These facts and more led the ASP in 2009 to choose Peniche, "Supertubos" as one of the World Surf League stops, known as the MEO Rip Curl Pro Peniche.
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During your stay, you will be provided with a daily continental breakfast which is included in the package. Shark's Lodge also has a restaurant and bar, where you can find quick snacks, daily dishes and a la carte meals, so you can restore your energy and be off to find some more waves. Also make sure to try out their barbecue and moqueca nights where people eat and drink Portuguese style.
Discover the transparent and amazing underwater world of Berlengas, a small archipelago located about 10 kilometers west of Peniche which is classified as a Nature Reserve since September 3, 1981. Its marine reserve is classified as a "Biosphere Reserve" by the Council of Europe since 2011 and "World Biosphere Reserve" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Berlenga Nature Reserve is a unique place due to its transparent sea and underwater treasures. The archipelago consists of a large island, Berlenga Grande, and some small granite islands and rocks (Estelas and Farilhões), which are situated some seven miles off the headland of Cabo Carvoeiro to the northwest of Peniche.
The island of Berlenga Grande can be seen from the mainland when there is no sea mist. Here, you will find endemic species of flora, as well as one of the preferred nesting sites for seabirds. Built on a rock adjacent to the Berlenga Island and connected to it by a small bridge, there stands the Fort de São João Baptista, a military fortress built in 1502. The island’s tiny beaches with their clear blue water are very beautiful and ideal for swimming and diving.
Access to the island is by boat, with departures from Peniche harbor. It takes roughly 30 minutes to reach Berlenga Grande. There is also a restaurant on the island.
Shark’s Lodge offers unique activities like massage, swimming, tennis, pole dance, cross training, climbing canoeing and biking which you can try during your free time.
You may also extend your base pack with the following activities:
Please take notice the price are per person.
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional US$114 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Airport (LIS). Shark's Lodge offers a privet airport transfer service to pick you up at Lisbon Airport (LIS) on your arrival. The transport fee will be 100 EUR.
To get from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to the bus station Sete Rios (address: Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, Rua das Laranjeiras) you can take a taxi, go by metro or shuttle bus. There you can catch the “Rede Expresso” bus to Peniche. Once you know what time your bus will arrive at Peniche, please call Shark's Lodge if you opt for a transfer from Peniche bus terminal to the retreat location.
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