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With more sunny days that California, jaw-droppingly beautiful coastlines, and stunning beaches, the Algarve is the perfect backdrop for a stand up paddle boarding holiday. With a combination of flat water riding and an opportunity to SUP surf, Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge's dedicated stand up paddle boarding package is great for all levels of paddle-boarders with their qualified instructors who will tailor the week around your ability.
Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge has the 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.
Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge also offers other accommodation options with prices varying depending on which month you choose to book. Fully run and managed by the Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge 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 Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge 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 the 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.
Winding along the Algarve countryside and farmland though their stunning national park, Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge's river tours is the perfect introduction and place to learn to flat water paddle board. Following your morning of gentle paddling downstream, you’ll have a lesson in paddle surfing. The small group sizes and expert tuition will have you riding waves in no time. Sticking to the white water or heading out for your first green wave, the instructors' expert tuition will ensure you get the most out of your day on the waves.
Having found your sea legs, you’ll take on the open water, touring the stunning coastline of the Algarve, exploring hidden caves and grottos only accessible via SUP or kayak. If there’s a gentle swell, there’s even an opportunity to practice your paddle board surfing on a scheduled beach before heading back to Lagos following the cliff line with the chances of spotting the bald eagles of the area.
As the sun sets, you’ll venture to Barragem Lake. Escaping the lights of the local towns, allowing for perfect stargazing opportunities. Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge's innovate underwater lighting system attaches to the paddle board will light the water below as you glide along. The package also allows for rest days, perfect for relaxing in their great lodge, exploring local Portuguese fishing towns, or even trying one of their many great activities.
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.
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Daily breakfast is included in this package. Tiny Whale Surf and Kite Lodge 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.
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