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Surf the best waves, eat healthy & delicious food, spend nights in designer accommodation, and know you are making an Eco-friendly holiday decision.
Eco Surf Lodge along the Costa da Caparica near Lisbon combines environmentally friendly design, with great waves & healthy meals. The trips are mediated by Pure Surf Camps, the execution of the holidays is undertaken by Wonder Seasons.
A trip to Portugal will be relaxing, and adventurous at the same time, you get to spend evenings in total comfort, surrounded my like minded travellers while appreciating the hand crafted furniture and art that fills the lodge.
Every morning you awake to an amazing breakfast that makes use of the fresh produce available in the region, and is delicious to boot. Once breakfast is done with its usually time to hit the surf with the surf crew. The waves are fun and extremely close to the lodge, the equipment is new and modern, the staff is experienced and qualified, and the surf lesson are designed to get you up and surfing in no time at all. Then you get to go back to spend the remainder of your day either surfing some more, exploring the sights of the area, taking a trip to Lisbon, or just sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun.
Then, once the days come to a close and the sunsets behind the cool blue of the Atlantic Ocean, you get to enjoy more amazing, healthy food and spend evenings either with the guests and crew enjoying the peaceful surroundings of the camp, or heading to one of the nearby bars or nightclubs for late nights of dancing & partying.
Costa da Caparica
Costa da Caparica is essentially a long strip of beach that starts when you drive across the Tejo River from Lisbon on the iconic Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Once you arrive on the southern bank of the river you are in Caparica. The coast of Caparica (Costa da Caparica) stretches for roughly 13 kilometres south, eventually ending once it reaches the national park and the beach of Praia do Meco. This stretch of coast has countless waves to surf, with hundreds of peaks formed by ever changing sand bars, breakwaters and small rock outcrops. There are also countless bars & restaurants all the way along the coast with exponentially more as you cross the bridge back into Lisbon.
The area directly neighbouring the camp is peaceful & quiet. You don’t have to travel far however to do anything, the beach is less than 5 minutes’ walk away, and the nearest bar is about the same.
Leblon Beach Bar
São João is a beach near the river mouth of the Tejo and only a few minutes away from the camp, as well as being near where the daily surf lessons take place. Along the waterfront are a few great little bars and cafés to enjoy an after-surf snack or drink. One of your favourites is the Leblon Beach Bar, here you can get a great meal, a cold drink, always accompanied by great music, sunshine and surf vibes. In the evenings the dance floor fills up, the music gets a little louder, and the DJ ups the tempo.
The weekly Flea Market along the beachfront is a local experience you can’t pass up. You can find everything from pearls to 80’s fashion classics. The market is perfect for finding yourself a piece of individual memorabilia, or perfect souvenirs for friends back home.
Bike Tour to Bélem
The lodge has its own bikes available for guests and a nice way to spend the afternoon is to ride to the ferry terminal in Trafaira and jump on the ferry to the district of Bélem in Lisbon. There’s plenty to see and do once you get off the ferry including checking out the Church, Santa Maria de Belém or Bélem Tower. There is even a local delicacy to this part of Lisbon known as a Pasteis de Bélem, which you’ll find at any good bakery in the area.
Decio is a local to the coast north of Lisbon and has had a surfboard under his feet since he was a child. For the last 3 and a bit years he’s been managing the Eco Surf Lodge, but still finds time to come out in the water and take the odd surf lesson, or take those more experienced surfers to the best spots on the coast. AS he comes from Lisbon he is full of vital information not only about the surf, but also about the city itself.
Petra moved to the Costa da Caparica almost 3 years ago and fell in love. She not only learnt to surf, but also learnt a lot about not only the ocean, but also all the hotspots along the coast. If you want to plan trip away from the lodge to eat, party, shop or sightsee, ask Petra and she can give you some amazing insight into what’s available.
The double rooms at Eco Surf Lodge Caparica are spacious and inviting, and the perfect place to call home when visiting the Costa da Caparica. The rooms are furnished with locally made designer furniture that incorporates recycled materials, giving each room an individual style.
All the double rooms are fitted with a new king size bed, all of which have been brand new mattresses. Some rooms come with a private bathroom, if not, one bathroom is shared between two double rooms.
All the bathrooms have been freshly renovated, and include modern amenities like rain showers. The rooms also have large windows which let in plenty of fresh air and light in the warm summer months, and some have a romantic fireplace for the colder winter months.
There are 2 dorm rooms available at the Eco Surf Lodge in Caparica. Each room comfortably sleeps 4 people and is spread over 2 rooms, with a combination of double and single beds. One of the rooms has its own private bathroom, whereas the other shares a bathroom with a double room.
These dorm rooms are not only great for solo travellers who don’t mind sharing a room, but also for small families as they can be booked privately for 3 people with only a small added fee. Fresh towels and linen are included for every guest, regardless of what room they are staying in.
When you choose to visit Portugal in the warm summer months you will spend the majority of your time outside in the wonderful garden area where you have a large pool, outdoor shower and terrace, all perfect to soak up the afternoon sun while enjoying the delicious food and a cold drink.
In the cooler months you may spend a little more of your time inside, watching films in the communal lounge, playing guitar next to the fireplace, or relaxing in your room and reading a book with a glass of amazing local wine.
During the Portuguese summer, from the start of April to the end of October you’ll find perfect waves directly out from of the camp. The team can get you to the peaks that re perfect for your ability, and as the weather gets cooler, you move a little further up the coast to find more sheltered spots to learn on.
Price for Surf Course:
10-Hour 150 € / 15-Hour 200 €
At the Eco Surf Lodge you get to take part in either a 10 or 15-Hour surf course which runs from Monday to Friday. The first surf session hits the water after breakfast unless the conditions are better later in the afternoon. The qualified surf coaches will always make sure you go out in the best possible waves, every day.
The course is targeted at those of you with no, or a minimal, amount of experience in the ocean. The goal is to get you feeling comfortable paddling, catching waves, and of course standing up. During the course you will also learn about the ocean, tides, surf conditions and the equipment.
The team taking surf courses will take you to more advanced surf spots including reef & point breaks once your skills improve, especially if taking part in the 15-Hour course. When you arrive at new surf spots the team will run through the details of the wave and any safety warnings, then you head out and work on turns, tricks, catching bigger waves and building confidence. The coaches will be out with you and continue to give you advice through the duration of each session, as well as pushing you onto the best waves.
With over 20 years of surfing experience among the local surf coaches you are guaranteed to progress quickly, catch the best waves and have a ton of fun. Safety & fun are the most important aspect to any surf lesson. This means the team will make sure the sessions aren’t too overwhelming, in surf that isn’t too big and powerful, but still making sure you’re going out in waves where your surfing will progress.
Surfboard & wetsuit are included in any course you decide to do, and if you are not ready to commit to a 10-hour course, you can take a single day, 2-hour class, for 30€ that also includes gear.
Rita was born and raised near Lisbon and has been surfing along the Costa da Caparica for the last 10 years. Oddly enough her first experience surfing was in Holland, along the North Sea, but that started the bug and it hasn’t stopped since. Ritas’ philosophy is to split the groups down into smaller chunks, so everybody is surrounded by surfers of the exact same skill level, all pushing each other and progressing onto bigger waves quickly.
Paulinho is a real surfer. He was born on the coast, and started surfing when he could start walking. He’s funny, relaxed and a true professional when it comes to teaching you to surf. He will get you up and riding your first waves in no time, as well as always getting you to have a smile on your face. When he’s not teaching you can catch him ripping huge waves too shreds all along the Portuguese coast.
At Eco surf Lodge Caparica you can rent a surfboard and wetsuit, then go surfing on your own accord. The crew have a large selection of boards ranging from longboards, high performance shortboards as well as a few retro fish boards.
The cost for a surfboard is 20€ per day, or 70€ for the week. You can also do a package deal with surfboard and wetsuit for 25€ per day, or 100€ per week.
Directly in front of Eco Surf lodge you have the beach of Paraíso, where you will be greeted by consistent surf, golden sand, and a variety of peaks to suit all skill levels. CDS is another wave near the lodge, and again is a consistent beach break with numerous breakwaters that provide long rides both left and right.
There is a 13 km stretch of beach that stretches from the southern bank of the Tejo River in Lisbon past the camp towards Ericeira where you have hundreds of waves to surf. If you have a car at your disposal you can north and discover even more waves towards Peniche and Ericeira.
The water temperature in the Atlantic Ocean nearby the Eco Surf Lodge sits around 20°C in summer meaning a 3/2mm full wetsuit, or spring suit is required. In winter, water temperature drops to around 17°C so 4/3mm full suit is required.
Daily breakfast is included
We’ve mentioned it before, but the team at Eco Surf Lodge Caparica pride themselves in offering the freshest local food to make sure you have the energy to get through your day while staying healthy.
The kitchen crew find locally grown, organic produce which not only tastes better, but is also more nutritious and healthy to prepare each of their meals. Breakfast is served every morning before the first surf classes hit the water and incorporates things like fruit, muesli, freshly baked bread, and everything else you expect from a continental breakfast. Every morning you’ll also awake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, but tea, juice & water are also available.
Dinner can be added to your booking
Eco Surf Lodge Caparica offer a dinner package which includes 4 evening meals for 59 €. Each of the 4 meals, just like the breakfasts, make use of the ample local produce available through local organic farmers. The menu is constantly changing as the seasonal fruits and vegetable selection changes, but one thing is guaranteed. The food is always amazing.
The camp has a BBQ area, so twice a week the food will be prepared and eaten outside to make use of the extremely pleasant summer conditions. With the lodges' proximity to the ocean you also have the freshest seafood available to enjoy either on the BBQ, or in local dishes. Dinner always includes a glass of local wine produced in the vineyards that surround the capital, as well as water. This is by far the easiest option when staying at Eco Surf Lodge Caparica, as it takes the stress out of finding a restaurant every evening, gives you chance to get to know the other guests and crew, and still gives you plenty of time to check out local restaurants.
Yoga works in perfect harmony to improve your surfing by relaxing your muscles, developing flexibility, building strength and calming your mind. Yoga has become more popular throughout the surfing community not only for these reasons, but also because of yogas’ focus on breath control, which is vital to surfers especially when you go out in bigger waves. The yoga sessions are also the perfect way to rejuvenate after successful days out surfing. The classes either take place on the beach or in the garden in the morning or evening when the sun, and temperature, is lower.
The class with a qualified yoga teacher costs 10 € and requires 3 participants.
Lisbon Nightlife Tour
To finish every week with a bang, the team offer an evening trip to Lisbon to where after the 30-minute trip to the city centre you head out for dinner at Barrio Alto. Afterwards the party starts at a few local bars, then starts heading towards the rooftop bar, where you can dance with a cocktail in hand all while gazing over the skyline of Lisbon. The tour costs 15€ and includes transfers, club entry and a shot.
Through the team at Eco Surf Lodge Caparica you can also partake in a trip to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra. This city is rich in history and culture and once there, you will see amazing castles, forts, secret gardens and palaces. The town is also set amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. A tour costs 25€ and can be organised spontaneously while you are there.
Beach Train Trip
Discover the beautiful coastline of Costa da Caparica on the small beach train called Transpraia. The train goes all the way from the southern bank of the Tejo, along the 13 km of sand beaches to Fonte de Telha. During the journey you can find empty beaches, perfect waves, spots to play chess, beach volleyball & countless amazing bars and restaurants.
The crew is more than happy to organise surf trips further north or south along the coast for those guests who don’t have a car. If your surfing has improved and you want to try some new spots, let the team onsite know and they can organise a road trip to places like Supertubos or Ericeira.
Eco Surf Lodge has bikes available for 3€ an hour, or 6€ a day. You can ride around Caparica, south along the Costa da Caparica coast, or ride to the ferry, then ride through the streets of Lisbon. The bikes are well maintained and comfortable beach cruisers. Perfect for a relaxed pace.
SUP & Surfboards
If you want to rent an SUP and paddle along the coast, ask the onsite staff and they can organise that for you, there is even the possibility of taking part in a guided SUP Tour. Otherwise the team can also help you rent Bodyboards, Longboards and even Kayaks or Catamarans, anything you want to enjoy the beach even more.
Navigate via the tabs to find the prices for different accommodation options, and various optional extras. Here you will see an example:
Detailed price overview through: Low - and Peak Season
Arrival and departure possible any day during the Low Season.
|PERIOD FROM||PERIOD TILL||4 BED DORM||4 BED DORM WITH BATHROOM||DOUBLE ROOM||DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM|
|01.10.2017||28.10.2017||269 €||289 €||349 €||369 €|
|03.03.2018||28.04.2018||229 €||249 €||309 €||329 €|
|28.04.2018||30.06.2018||269 €||289 €||349 €||369 €|
|29.09.2018||27.10.2018||269 €||289 €||349 €||369 €|
|3 People in 4 Person Dorm||+40 €|
During Peak Season arrival and departure only on Saturday.
|PERIOD FROM||PERIOD TILL||4 PERSON DORM||4 PERSON DORM WITH BATHROOM||DOUBLE ROOM||DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM|
|30.06.2018||29.09.2018||329 €||349 €||409 €||429 €|
|Triple occupancy||+40 €|
|Surf Course (10h)||150 €|
|Surf Course (15h)||200 €|
|6 Days Surfboard & Wetsuit hire||100 €|
|1 Days Surfboard & Wetsuit hire||25 €|
|6 Days Surfboard OR Wetsuit hire||70 €|
|1 Day Surfboard||20 €|
|4 x Dinner including BBQ||59 €|
|Yoga Session||10 €|
|Trip to Lisbon||15 €|
|Trip to Sintra||25 €|
|Transfer to/from Lisbon Airport (LIS)||35 € / per car trip ( If 2 People go, 17,50 € each)*|
|*Send flight details directly to the camp manager after booking. Contact details are on your receipt.|
We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro! Best option is to fly directly to Lisbon (LIS) and then book an airport transfer.
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir
An airport shuttle can be organised to pick you up from Lisbon Airport, and take you directly to Eco Surf Lodge for 35€ per trip, the cost is split evenly between the number of passengers. Max passengers 4, so 8.75€ per person.
From Lisbon Airport (LIS) you can hop on the Red Metro line until you get to Alameda. Once there change onto the Green Metro and take that until Praça Areeiro. There, you get on the Bus number 161 headed to Costa da Caparica (Mercado) . Then you can walk the last 10 minutes to Eco Surf Lodge Caparica.
Or you take the Aerobus from Lisbon Airport to Cais do Sodré. From here you cross the Tejos on the Ferry in 7 Min. to rech Cacilhas. Here you get on Bus 135 to Costa da Caparica and get out at Mercado. From here its 7 minutes walk to the Eco surf Lodge.
We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline or nearby Lisbon.It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot and be first in the water.
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