Solo travel / camps
During your surf holiday you could become a real surfing pro, the Algarve is known for the presence of great and clean waves, a pleasant climate and fantastic surroundings.
In the evening hours this is the place to be for a party!
Surf safaris will be organized for advanced surfers. Search in Lagos for the perfect waves! A surfing experience you'll remember. Of course you do not have to be able to surf and beginners are welcome as well. The surfing program teaches you how to surf in a fast, safe and progressive way. You will soon understand our passion for surfing.
Would you like to improve your surfing skills? Join the Yoga-classes!
Sun, beach, no obligations and the ocean nearby. You could hear the waves, have long surf sessions, surf safaris, great parties or just be the 'Beachbum' ... - p.s. the meals are also arranged for you, so you don't have have to do anything!
Portugal has a Mediterranean climate and is one of the warmest countries in Europe.
The Algarve has very good and consistent surf spots such as: Arrifana, Amado, Castelejo, Beliche, Tonel, Zavial, Carrapateira (known by many surfers) and Sagres (a unique location if there is too big a swell).
During the Surf safaris you will be taken to the best spot(s) of that day. The instructors with their rich local knowledge know where you need to be!
Would you like to learn how to surf with little experience? The instructors know the right surf spots for you as well.
Transport and lunch are arranged for you during the lessons and surf safaris. You only have to worry about paddling!
The 'small' and charming Lagos is a port city on the Algarve coast (southern Portugal) and with its historic center, palm trees on the boulevard, vibrant nightlife and excellent restaurants worth a visit.
The accommodation can be described as very comfortable. A large garden, swimming pool and sauna are available. Although there is a vibrant nightlife in Lagos, the villa is located in a quiet neighbourhood. Having enough rest won't be a problem.
The villa has a homely atmosphere where everyone is equal and can get along well with each other. Our villa is a good place to meet new people, learn to surf or to improve your skills. After your arrival, we will do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible and to give you a holiday that you won't forget.
The cooking skills of the staff are fantastic! Vegetarian, vegan, allergies? No problem, they will prepare another nice meal! Two nights a week the participants will be dropped off from the surf camp to the centre where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants. Usually everyone stays for the nightlife!
From April to October you could join the Surfcamp. The low season is from April to June.
Get to know new people during our surf camp, the participants come from different places. Before you know it, you will have new friends all over Europe!
The following (general) facilities are at your disposal:
During your surf vacation you will stay in Villa Catarina. The villa has several rooms and the surf camp is located just 5 to 10 minutes from Lagos in a quiet neighborhood. Whether you come for your rest or for the nightlife, you are in the right place. The villa is very comfortable with a private pool, large garden and sauna (for the cooler months). With the presence of a slack-line, indoboards or yoga sessions you do not have to get bored.
In the common and meeting room you will find a TV, DVD player, music installation and pool table. Ideal after a 'tough' day at the beach.
In the villa you will find 4 double bedrooms, one is special for couples a sort of 'honeymoon suite'. Also there are two triple rooms and two separate double apartments. They are all equipped with their own bathroom (except for one).
Price overview season 2020.
You could join the surfcamp from April till October. The low season is from April till June.
|Room||Pers.||Shared||Description||Season||€ / Night||€ / Week|
|Surflessons||Based on a stay of one week: 6 days surf lesson. All materials and transfers to the surf spots are included||€ 240,-|
|Surfguiding||Based on a stay of one week: 6 days of surf safari to the best surf spots. Transfers are included, excluding renting a surfboard||€ 150,-|
|Yoga package||Based on a stay of one week: 5 days participation in yoga. A lesson lasts about an hour||€ 60,-|
|Surfboard rental||Rent a surfboard. Only possibly necessary i.c.m. surf safari. Rental period: 6 days||€ 80,-|
|Airport Transfer Faro (1-3 Pax)||Transfer from or to Faro airport (one way). The transfer is a collaboration with a transport organization and you pay on arrival. Max. three persons||€ 75,-|
|Airport Transfer Faro (4-8 Pax)||Transfer from or to Faro airport (one way). The transfer is a collaboration with a transport organization and you pay on arrival. Max. eight persons||€ 95,-|
You could join the surfcamp from April till October 2019. The low season is from April till June.
For beginners, the entire period is ideal. If you are a more advanced surfer and would like to participate in the Surf safaris, the months July and August are less suitable.
A few facts:
Arrival and departure is preferred on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Other days are possible on request. There is a minimum stay of 4 nights.
Every day between 8:00 and 22:00
The Algarve has good surf spots. Depending on your level and the chosen package (Surf safari or surf lessons) the instructors choose the best spot for the day.
Transport to and from these locations is included. On some beaches there are no facilities, you have to pack some tasty snacks for yourself. Water will be provided.
Next to transport, all materials (wetsuit, surfboard, leash) will be arranged for you. You are divided into groups based on age and level.
You need to be at least 18 years to make a reservation. Furthermore, we do not set a lower or upper limit for participation. The average age is somewhere between 25 and 40.
For participation it is important that you can swim and that you are healthy.
Many participants come alone or with a friend.
Next to a daily schedule, there is sufficient time for own initiatives. Around the villa you could have fun with a slackline, in the pool, with indo boards or ping-pong. Do you still know the game 'around the table'?
Surf lessons usually start around 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Around 15:30 you are back at the Villa.
Fly to Faro (FAO). From here you could travel by train or bus to Lagos.
Would you like some more comfort? It is possible to book an airport transfer. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
The instructors speak Portuguese, German and English. Sometimes there are also Dutch instructors present. Participants of the surf camp are international of nature. Most of them come from Western Europe.
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