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If you want to compliment your surfing holiday with some new or different activities, Jah Shaka Surf's multi activity holidays are perfect for you. Ideal for the adventurous, open minded, and those who like variety, the multi-activity packages include surf coaching and the option to fill your further two activity days with any of the other offered activities including sea-kayaking, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), kite-surfing, or even sky diving!
Teaming up with Tiny Whale Surf Lodge in the Algarve, just a stone's throw from Lagos, has given Jah Shaka Surf a fantastic opportunity to offer much more than just a normal surf camp. The venue hosts not only surfers, but a wide selection of people from all over the world that share a common passion for getting active outside and trying something new. You never know who you're going to meet and which new passion you might fall in love with.
They are set in the beautiful countryside offering a tranquil escape in nature. The best bit? They are still just five minutes' drive away from Lagos, voted as the world's best holiday destination in 2014. With fantastic restaurants and a great range of bars and lively nightlife, staying at Tiny Whales Surf Lodge truly gives you the best of both worlds!
The lodge has a beautiful pool and garden, vast orange groves, in-house bar, plenty of hammocks and communal spaces, free Wi-Fi, and a beautiful garden yoga studio. The Tiny Whale Lodge is ideal for couples, families, groups of friends, and solo travelers looking for a little more space, but wanting to enjoy the type of social atmosphere of a surf camp venue with better quality service and accommodation.
Jah Shaka Surf also offers other accommodation options with prices varying depending on which month you choose to book. Fully run and managed by the Jah Shaka team, you’ll enjoy the great social atmosphere they are famous for and have a choice of private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, private rooms with shared bathrooms, single snug room, and double snug room providing something for every budget. If you are interested in these room options, please feel free to send Jah Shaka Surf an inquiry.
A truly unique accommodation option at the Tiny Whale Lodge, the luxury bell tents are the most popular place to stay. Tucked away in their secluded orange orchard in the Portuguese countryside, it's the perfect place for couples, friends, and families looking for something different.
Each bell tent is fully furnished with comfortable full sized mattresses, homemade wooden beds, mood lighting, hand woven local rugs from Sagres, and are hooked up to mains electric. Each teepee can be set up as a double, twin, and can sleep up to a total of four people.
You'll have full access for the Tiny Whale Lodge, including the indoor and outdoor bathrooms with hot showers and all the facilities you would expect. Enjoy their huge garden, pool, bar, fire pit, games room, free Wi-Fi, delicious daily breakfasts, and some fantastic advice from the staff on what's on offer in and around the area. The rustic historical town of Lagos and the surrounding beaches are still only a short five minute drive away.
Jah Shaka Surf pride themselves in being able to offer a wide range of surf lessons options, both through their own highly qualified staff and the best surf school operators in Lagos and Algarve region. You will learn the introduction to surfing and to stand up on the board, and the next step - learn to surf green unbroken waves.
You will be picked up at the lodge at 9:15 a.m. to start your lesson at the best surf spot for the day. Each day consists of two surf lessons that last one and a half to two hours each. The lessons are structured program designed by qualified surf instructors to maximize your surfing skills. You will be dropped off at the lodge at 5:00 p.m..
The surf lessons are located among some of Europe's most beautiful and cleanest beaches and being in the Algarve, having two coastlines so close together to choose from, sets them apart from any other surfing destination in Europe. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, Jah Shaka Surf offers access to some of the best and most consistent waves in Portugal virtually all year round.
This area is known for always having a wave to surf somewhere due to the vast selection of beaches. Jah Shaka Surf can't always guarantee perfect surf, but 365 days a year they're so sure they'll find something to surf while you're there that they offer your full money back for the day if they have not managed to get you surfing at least once. When other European destinations go flat, this area of Portugal always has waves!
Bursting with sunshine and known for its laid back lifestyle, the western Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation. Whether you achieve this by exploring the fantastic culture and un-spoilt countryside, chilling out, and catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches, or want to find adventure taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.
Well away from the main stream eastern Algarve international tour operators, the west has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains its natural charm. Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in past.
You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh produce from local producers, and artisan craftsmen all selling their wares. Don't miss out on the local cuisine of this area either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbecued sardines, and a pastilla de nata for dessert.
Daily breakfast and three healthy packed lunches are included in this package. Jah Shaka Surf have a fantastic in-house chef from an experienced background in five star boutique resorts. His evening meals and weekly barbecue are a real highlight for the guests. He can provide four evening meals during your stay.
Have a relax day on the sailing boat sunbathing, snorkeling, and exploring the caves and grottos of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos.
Party with other ship mates from all over the world aboard a private boat and enjoy all the beer and sangria you can drink!
An unforgettable off-road buggies safari through the tracks, trails, hills, and riverbeds of the Algarve. Breathtaking scenery, panoramic views, and wildlife.
The Algarve boast some of the best rock climbing in Europe, from sport climbing, to deep water soloing, bouldering, and adventure.
Explore the coastline of the natural park of Costa Vicentina, find the hidden beaches, and jump from the cliffs.
Dive trips for beginner or experienced divers with a PADI certified diving center and course directors.
One of Portugal's best boat trips, dolphin watching is a unique and unforgettable Algarve coastal safari experience.
Thinking of getting a new toy? Learn to fly a professional drone and take pictures and videos of the stunning Algarve coast line.
A great fishing day aboard a fully equipped sport fishing boat, either deep sea fishing, shark fishing, or big game fishing.
Get up to 30 feet in the air above the water and then dive in like a dolphin.
Grotto tours is one of best boat trips in Algarve. View the stunning coastline of Lagos and go inside the remarkable grottos.
Ride through the valley, rivers, and hills exploring Portuguese countryside landscape with a great selection of trees in Algarve.
Fun for the whole family to try different inflatables on the Meia Praia beach in Lagos.
A high adrenaline low physical exertion water sport. A fun and exhilarating way to explore the Algarve's stunning coastline.
Kayak trips exploring some of Portugal's most beautiful coastline.
Mountain biking in the Algarve with its extinct volcanoes, vast natural parks, and endless dirt roads and single track surrounding Lagos.
Learn the basics skills of kiting without getting your feet wet. Power kiting can be practiced by everyone, from young to old!
Paintballing is the ultimate adrenaline rush and super fun to play in a team when you are on holiday in Lagos!
A fabulous activity for on Algarve the off-roads, along the fascinating old villages, plunging valleys, and un-spoilt terrain in the south of Portugal.
Learn to sail on the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal. Get the necessary knowledge of equipment and control of the sailing boat
One of the best places in Europe to try skydiving due to the fantastic landscape and year round warm weather.
Explore the spectacular Algarve south and west coast beaches and feel the thrill of standing at the end of the world.
Experience the amazing thrill of wake boarding or water skiing in the Portuguese sunshine, suitable for individuals, groups, and hen or stag parties.
One-of-a-kind Algarve wild west coast adventure. Hike, climb, and scramble your way along sea cliffs, through plunging ravines, and inside secret caves.
No matter what your level, they have a course designed for you at one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe.
Experience organic wine tasting at Monte da Cateleja - a typical Portuguese farm just outside Lagos.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to Faro Airport (FAO) is available upon request for 46 EUR both ways.
Lagos bus station delivers passengers from a variety of operators from all over Portugal. Buses are frequent, well maintained, and are of good value.
Good value rail links from east and north bring passengers through to Lagos station.