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Family Surfcamp Quinta Formosinho

Quinta Formosinho,Rua do Ramalhete, , Luz - Lagos, Portugal
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Family Surfcamp Quinta Formosinho
Reviews (3)
4.5 out of 5

Our apartments are part of an traditional to portuguese renovated farmhouse to the Quinta Formosinho. Authentic Algarve feeling to just 7 minutes from the ocean to with green surroundings within the Luz valley, big pool & garden, private children’s playground & table tennis. For hungry nights there is the BBQ, for privacy you have your own terrace. For the cosy winter time we provide wood for our inlay oven.

There are 4 apartments, all self to catering. Two of them are 1 bedroom apartments (T1's) for max. 4 persons, the other two are 2 bedroom apartments (T2's) for max. 6 Persons. So the apartments are ideal for guests that want to combine beach holidays with surfing, climbing and other activities.

Upon request we offer surf lessons for all ages and levels. We especially focus on active families. So we have special packages, combining accommodation with our Kids & Family Surf School, suitable for 6 +, to learn a new sport in a fun and safe way. For more fun & action we also offer yoga & pilates as well as climbing for beginners, right by the sea and beaches or inland.

Location

Praia da Luz is a small beach town with a stunning and perfectly accessible om our apartments it is just a 7 minute walk to the sea as well as downtown to supermarkets, cafés and restaurants. Luz is only 10 km away from vibrating Lagos and in the middle of the Algarve with a huge number of different surf spots to there is something for every swell condition.

From our Quinta Formosinho you have a great view over Luz valley with many possibilities of hikes nearby. If you just want to stay in the apartment complex wander through the big garden through orange, lemon, medronho & fig trees or visit the chickens and pigs. If you do feel more like relaxing, splash in the big pool or lay down in the shade underneath an umbrella or a big pine tree.

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3 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Benedikt
Benedikt
Cologne
July 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Super Unterkunft inklusive Pool und Outdoor Küche
-Wlan am Pool wäre nett gewesen!
+Sehr sympathischer Verwalter, ruhig, super Ausstattung, Pool, Lage, Preis

Review from Mandi
Mandi
Potsdam
January 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Perfect place. Very nice atmosphere. Clean rooms. Close to the ocean. Good surf trips. Everything was just perfect! Thanks for the host and anyway, everything!!!! See you in september! :)

Review from Max
Max
Angresse
October 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Oktober - Herbstferien.

Tolle Lage - Luz zu Fuss erreichbar, Bâcker etc. alles in der Nähe. Waren mit 2.5 und 4.5 Jahre alten Kindern dort. Pool ist eingezäunt und sicher, ansonsten Areal gut einsehbar. Kinder können toben und verstecken spielen.

Strände sind in der Nähe. Je nach Windrichtung (wenn da) muss man etwas fahren aber es gibt immer einen Strand der geschützt ist.

Surf und Kletterkruse sind zu empfehelen, das Personal vor Ort weiss immer wo etwas zu holen ist.

Gerne wieder!

Number of people: 36
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Cot / high chair
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Pilates
Ping-pong
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

3 € for one laundry in the washing maschine

Extras:

Baby Highchair 2 € / Night
Baby Bed 5 € / Night
T2.1 Apartment "Meia Praia" with private balcony + great valley view low season
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

If you want to live in a typical portuguese style rustic farmhouse apartment with the typical 'azulejos', Algarvian style couches, a mixture of antique furniture and fresh art to you are right in our Quinta Formosinho.

The apartment offers the following rooms and installations:

• 2 Bedrooms (4 beds, one bedroom on the ground floor and one in the first floor; bed linen (included))
• 2 Bathroom (one with bathtub, bathroom towels included)
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living & dining room (additional sleeping 2 persons)
• 1 Private terrace or balcony
• Sat to TV
• Fireplace (for the winter)

The kitchen is fully equipped:

• Fridge & freezer
• Coffee machine
• Electric kettle
• Microwave
• Toaster

The Apartment is perfect for families with kids. We have kids safety fencing in front of the stairs, plastic dishes on demand, high chars and kids beds.
Options for our smallest guests:
• High chair (2€ / Night)
• Kids bed (5 € / Night)

Some additional useful things that make holidays easier:
• WIFI in the common area
• Washing maschine (inc. washing powder = 3€) & Drying Area
• Free parking spot
• Pick to up for surfing, kids surf school, climbing from the Apartment

As we live on the property as your neighbor, we are happy to help you out with any questions and requests to let it be for activities in the area, the apartment or suggestions for restaurants etc. Sharing is caring ; )

T2.2 Apartment "Porto do Mós"with private balcony and pool view
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

If you want to live in a typical portuguese style rustic farmhouse apartment with the typical 'azulejos', Algarvian style couches, a mixture of antique furniture and fresh art to you are right in our Quinta Formosinho.

The apartment offers the following rooms and installations:

• 2 Bedrooms (4 beds, one bedroom on the ground floor and one in the first floor; bed linen (included))
• 2 Bathroom (one with bathtub, bathroom towels included)
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living & dining room (additional sleeping 2 persons)
• 1 Private terrace or balcony
• Sat to TV
• Fireplace (for the winter)

The kitchen is fully equipped:

• Fridge & freezer
• Coffee machine
• Electric kettle
• Microwave
• Toaster

The Apartment is perfect for families with kids. We have kids safety fencing in front of the stairs, plastic dishes on demand, high chars and kids beds.
Options for our smallest guests:
• High chair (2€ / Night)
• Kids bed (5 € / Night)

Some additional useful things that make holidays easier:
• WIFI in the common area
• Washing maschine (inc. washing powder = 3€) & Drying Area
• Free parking spot
• Pick to up for surfing, kids surf school, climbing from the Apartment

As we live on the property as your neighbor, we are happy to help you out with any questions and requests to let it be for activities in the area, the apartment or suggestions for restaurants etc. Sharing is caring ; )

T1 Apartment "Mareta" with private terrace
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

If you want to live in a typical portuguese style rustic farmhouse apartment with the typical 'azulejos', Algarvian style couches, a mixture of antique furniture and fresh art to you are right in our Quinta Formosinho.

The Apartment is perfect for families with small kids or couples. Our apartment offers the following rooms and installations:
• 1 Bedroom (2 beds, bed linen (included))
• 1 Bathroom with bathtub (bathroom towels included)
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living & dining room (additional sleeping 1 person)
• 1 Private terrace or balcony
• Sat to TV
• Fireplace (for the winter)

The kitchen is fully equipped:

• Fridge & freezer
• Coffee machine
• Electric kettle
• Microwave
• Toaster

The Apartment is perfect for couples and families with small kids. We have kids safety fencing in front of the stairs, plastic dishes on demand, high chars and kids beds.
Options for our smallest guests:
• High chair (2€ / Night)
• Kids bed (5 € / Night)

Some additional useful things that make holidays easier:
• WIFI in the common area
• Washing maschine (inc. washing powder = 3€) & Drying
• Free parking spot
• Pick to up for surfing, kids surf school, climbing from the Apartment

As we live on the property as your neighbor, we are happy to help you out with any questions and requests to let it be for activities in the area, the apartment or suggestions for restaurants etc. Sharing is caring ; )

T1. Apartment "Castelejo" with private terrace
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

If you want to live in a typical portuguese style rustic farmhouse apartment with the typical 'azulejos', Algarvian style couches, a mixture of antique furniture and fresh art to you are right in our Quinta Formosinho.

The Apartment is perfect for families with small kids or couples. Our apartment offers the following rooms and installations:
• 1 Bedroom (2 beds, bed linen (included))
• 1 Bathroom with bathtub (bathroom towels included)
• 1 Kitchen
• 1 Living & dining room (additional sleeping 1 person)
• 1 Private terrace or balcony
• Sat to TV
• Fireplace (for the winter)

The kitchen is fully equipped:

• Fridge & freezer
• Coffee machine
• Electric kettle
• Microwave
• Toaster

The Apartment is perfect for couples and families with small kids. We have kids safety fencing in front of the stairs, plastic dishes on demand, high chars and kids beds.
Options for our smallest guests:
• High chair (2€ / Night)
• Kids bed (5 € / Night)

Some additional useful things that make holidays easier:
• WIFI in the common area
• Washing maschine (inc. washing powder = 3€) & Drying
• Free parking spot
• Pick to up for surfing, kids surf school, climbing from the Apartment

As we live on the property as your neighbor, we are happy to help you out with any questions and requests to let it be for activities in the area, the apartment or suggestions for restaurants etc. Sharing is caring ; )

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 107
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is a train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Toto

The Algarve gets waves the whole year! As our base is Praia da Luz, we can always choose between the best spots at the South & West coast. Since they are facing different directions, there always is a surfable beach for every swell & wind direction. Thanks to the Gulf Stream the water doesn't get really cold in winter and you can surf the whole year.

Main Surf Beach: Burgau

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

You want your children to try surfing?
Our Kids Surf School is the right place for all Kids ages 6 and up. We make sure to bring your little ones into contact with this exciting sport in a safe and fun environment.
Kids under the age of 12 need a little more supervision. To be able to provide this important individual attention we operate in small groups with 1 surf instructor to 4 Kids.

Beginner Surf Lessons

We offer Half and Full Day Surf Courses to +12 . According to your needs and your time, we will be happy to introduce you to this awesome sport. Our qualified & friendly instructors are happy to teach you in a 1:8 ratio step by step. Wetsuits & Softboards are included.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We offer Half and Full Day Surf Courses to +18 Surfers. According to your needs and your time, we will be happy to improve your surfing. You can use your own boards or our rental equipment which includes: Wetsuits + Softboards. See you soon in the water !

Private Surf Lessons

The dictionary defines learning as the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill or in psychology the modification of behaviour through practice, training, or experience.
We work together with highly qualified surf coaches that could upgrade your surfing skills and knowledge. But as we like reality, we don’t promise anything because surfing is about the symbioses of the nature & you.


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22°

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30°

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27°

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18°

Surf Lessons often occur at the areas best and most reliable surf beaches, Praia do Amado and Praia do Amoreira, 20-30 minutes from Lagos. Depending on conditions you may surf at any number of surf beaches nearby such as Maia Praia, Castalejo, Arrifana, Zavial, Cabanas and Porto de Mos. Either way the surf schools will pick you up and take you to the best beaches on the day.

Don't worry if you have no experience whatsoever. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water riding the white water only. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green' (unbroken) waves. If you are already experienced the instructors will take you further out and help you develop your technique on bigger waves.

Lagos is a year round surf destination thanks to its position at the corner of the Algarve. It is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and offers waves for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. It also has the warmest water in Portugal and the winter temperature is warm enough for t-shirts. In the summer the temperature is in the late 20s and stay bright until 10pm.

Within Lagos is the town's long golden sandy beach that seems to go on forever, Meia Praia, a very safe beginners surf beach, but not always reliable.

Further Afield

Head further West and after 20 minutes you arrive at a crossroad, take the turn South West and after a few minutes you reach the laid back surf town of Sagres where you will find breaks such as Tonel, Mareta, Beliche and Zavial. Again different standards are catered for in these beaches that wrap around Cape St.Vincent

Alternatively take the right turn and after 10 minutes you will reach a great beginners /intermediate surf beach Praia do Amado. Close by is one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches Praia da Bordeira. Further North is the world class surf break in Arrifana and beginners beach Amoreira. The UK's Independent newspaper sums it up best: "Here is one of Europe's undiscovered treasures - thankfully protected by a 120km-long Parque Natural, which helps ensure that "tourist development" mostly means a café in a shack on a beach. It all seems like a fabulous secret, shared only by the intrepid few who make it this far. Their reward? Having miles and miles of these dramatic beaches (almost) to themselves."

Come Surf Lagos with us…

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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