Enjoy your surf holidays with an all-inclusive Beach Lodge Package: accommodation, breakfast, drinks, surf lesson, surfboards and bikes, Yoga lesson, Porto city tour, free metro transfer and much more. This Package is the perfect offer for everyone seeking sun, beach and good waves while exploring one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
The perfect location for surf and urban experiences
The lodge is located about 25 kilometers north of the center of Porto (35 minutes by metro) in a small pine forest of the coastal village of Árvore. With a distance of only 400 meters to the sea, you can reach the closest beach with 3 surf spots in a few minutes foot walk. The several kilometers stretched sandy beach is largely protected and part of the natural dune landscape of the Nature Reserve of Mindelo. The beach side is one of the most beautiful the region offers and is equally popular with surfers and beach lovers due to its fine white sand and wave quality.
At the northern end of the beach, at the mouth of the river Ave, lies Praia da Azurara, one of the best surf spots in the North of Portugal, especially known for its consistent conditions as well as for its relaxed atmosphere. During the summer months, you can take a boat from here steering to the other side of the river, where the small historic seaport, Vila do Conde, attracts you with its Mediterranean flair – the original Portuguese ambiance of the old town is best enjoyed in one of its many traditional cafés and restaurants situated right at the sea side or hidden in its narrow alleys.
The Beach Lodge
Formerly owned by one of Portugal’s earliest wine-growing families, the lodge is located in the middle of green pine trees within a stone’s throw of the natural beach. A relaxed atmosphere with a touch of historical flair is waiting for you.
The main house and the adjoining house together offer single, double and 3-bed rooms as well as two suites for 4 persons and two dorms. Except for the dorms, all rooms and suites have a private bathroom and smart TV, a web-enabled TV that offers a variety of multimedia applications, as well as USB ports and wireless charging stations for smartphones. The large living room in the main house brings all guests together, offering a cozy sitting area, a fireplace and TV as well as a spacious dining room and a sun terrace.
The houses are framed by a beautiful Mediterranean natural garden with large green areas inviting for walks and rest in the shades of the trees. The attendant sports field, a bike rental and a yoga-deck invite for active sports as well as for more relaxed Yoga sessions.
Start the day with a rich breakfast and experience the local cuisine
An extensive breakfast buffet with carefully selected products awaits you every morning. The breakfast includes a wide variety of healthy fruits and vegetables as well as sweet and savory dishes to strengthen you for a whole day: various types of bread, cakes, butter/cream cheese, sausage, cheese and jam as well as muesli in various variations, yogurt and fruit salad. Hot beverages like coffee and tea, as well as cold ones like water, milk and fresh orange juice are served too.
For additional meals and self-catering a fully equipped, shared kitchen is available any time. Five days a week you can join a communal dinner or BBQ for 12-15 EUR per meal (incl. drink). Some typical Portuguese cafés and restaurants can be found in the immediate vicinity and many more options are waiting for you in the nearby village of Vila do Conde. If you spend the evening in Porto, the culinary variety and the offer of restaurants are even larger, of course.
Free coffee, tea, water, and fruits are available all day long.
The Surf Lessons
The surf courses for all levels and ages are offered 5 days a week. Under the instructions of experienced and licensed surf instructors of the PORTO SURF SCHOOL, you will learn how to catch your first waves or improve the skills you already have.
Depending on the given wave conditions and tides there are either two surf sessions of 1.5 hours or one long session of approx. 3 hours per day. Regarding the tides and conditions, you start every morning between 9.30 and 10.30 am. At best, the courses takes place directly at the home beach – Praia da Árvore. If the waves next door do not meet the requirements, you will take be taken to other surf spots where beginners as well as intermediates and advanced surfers will get the best conditions the area offers. The lessons are given in English.
Always the best material to learn
Only high quality material is provided in all the surf courses.
Soft boards in sizes 7’0 to 9’0 feet for absolute beginners and hard boards between 6’4 and 7’6 feet for surfers with previous experience. Even if the Atlantic Ocean is famous for its chilly temperatures, you are not going to freeze since every participant will get his own thick 4/3mm wetsuit.
Surfboards and wetsuits are available for you to practice independently even outside the course hours.
The airport is around 20 km away from the Beach Lodge. You have different opportunities to get there: The easiest way is the airport shuttle which can be booked with us in advance. The price for one way (including 1-4 persons) is 30€.
The Lodge Packages include:
> Accommodation 400m from the next surf spot
> Private bathroom and TV (except dorms)
> Daily room cleaning
> WiFi, USB ports, wireless charger
> Lounge with books, TV and panorama window
> Breakfast buffet
> Lunch box (days of surf lesson)
> Shared kitchen and dining area
> Full day tea, coffee, water and fruits
> Dinner or BBQ (extra)
> Garden, sports ground and Yoga deck
> 3h surf lesson a day, 5 times a week
> Surfboard, wetsuit and bikes 24/7 free usage
> 5 Yoga session per week (just from May till October)
> Free guided Porto city tour
> Free shuttle to the metro
> Airport transfer (extra)
Prices per person/per week
The duration of the stay can be arranged freely, but a minimum of 5 nights is required. You can also request a custom offer in the form below in the ‘remarks’ box.