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Join Shark’s Lodge for a whole new way to experience surfing taught by professional instructors. Portugal is an amazing place to provide your holidays with a privileged location and facilities located in such an exclusive and best surfing spot in Europe.
Shark's Lodge has a varied accommodation offer that includes three shared rooms (for male, female, or mix) with four bunk beds in each room. All of the bright dormitory rooms feature natural light through large windows, and the rooms are decorated in a surfing theme. They include lockers for storage of personal items and shared bathrooms. This can be the perfect choice for those who look forward to meeting new people from around the world. Private rooms for 4 or 6 pax and double room. Here, you can find a place that fits your needs and your budget.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate surfer looking for some tips to improve your surfing, Shark's Lodge provide personal and professional surf lessons adapted to each individual. Each student will have enough attention and optimal learning experience.
Classes are taught by certified surf instructors (ISA) who teach surfing in a safe and responsible manner while ensuring that you have the best time of your life catching waves.
Each surf lesson takes two hours. On the first lesson, the surf instructor implements a short briefing, giving you a proper introduction to the sport and the science behind it, including a detailed explanation of safety measures that have to be followed. You will receive the appropriate equipment that fits your needs and level of surfing.
Shark's Lodge's surf teachers have been introducing beginner surfers to the sport of surfing for close to 20 years. Through its long experience, they have refined their teachings and offer the best beginner courses available anywhere. The multi-day beginner courses are available for everyone.
Peniche is known as the wave capital in Europe, due to its exclusive geography, providing the best surfing conditions for more than 300 days per year. This made Peniche widely known for its unique waves as it gave the name to the beach "Supertubos", Lagide and Baleal. These facts and more led ASP in 2009 to establish one of the World Tour of Surfing stage's here and it's also the proscenium to the Rip Curl Pro Peniche.
During the holiday, you will be provided with daily delicious breakfast included in the package, except during the low season. Shark's Lodge also has a restaurant so you are in for a treat.
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. It is a marine reserve and has been classified by the Council of Europe as a "Biosphere Reserve". The archipelago consists of a large island, Berlenga Grande, and some small granite islands and rocks (Estelas and Farilhões), which are situated some 7 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 Forte de São João Baptista, a Manueline military fortress built in 1502. The island’s tiny beaches with their clear blue sea 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, and bike rental that you can try during your free time. They also organize barbecue nights.
Lisbon Airport (LIS) - 45 minutes by car
Please arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). The best way is to get a taxi or shuttle bus from the airport to the central station with the address Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado - Rua das Laranjeiras and then get an “Expresso” bus to Peniche. Once you know what time your bus will arrive at Peniche, please call Shark's Lodge as they will organize your transfer from Peniche bus terminal to the retreat location.
Please arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Shark's Lodge offers airport private service to pick you up at the Lisbon Airport (LIS) on your arrival. The transport fee will be 100 EUR. The pick-up service is also available for those who use the bus to go from Lisbon.