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Jho'la Surf Camp

Beco do Leste A, 55, Luz - Lagos, Portugal
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Jho'la Surf Camp
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

The surf camp is located in Vila da Luz right next to the city of Lagos in the Algarve.
Everything is within walking distance, 2 minutes to the beach, 2 minutes to the nearest bars and restaurants and 5 minutes to the supermarket and pharmacy.

The villa has two floors and allows a maximum occupation of 8 people. Downstairs there are three bedrooms, two of them with a bunkbed, and two bathrooms. There is also a toilet upstairs.

There is free wi to fi in all the house and cable to tv in the spacious living room.

Outside there are several balconies with hammocks and puffs where you can relax after a surfing day, or just chill out with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine.

Location

Praia da Luz (or simply Luz) is a charming and peaceful old fisherman's village that makes for a great holiday destination for those visitors wanting a relaxing stay in a low key and traditional place. Luz is situated on the western side of the Algarve, close to the historic city of Lagos, and is blessed with both a beautiful beach and glorious climate. Luz is pretty, unassuming and has a wonderful beach. The town has a homely and welcoming ambience; where visitors and long to term residents can spend the hot summer days in the beachside cafes and restaurants chatting and socialising or go hiking in the cliffs near by. Luz can be an alternative base from which to explore the western Algarve region, there are good public transport links to the historic city of Lagos, while there are sufficient buses to explore the west, towards Sagres.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Ved
Ved
United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Nothing but good things to say. If you are looking for wave riders, here you must come. If you are looking to meet wonderful people, here you must be. If you are a sun-chaser, land at Jho'la.
Perfect ambiences and great host.


How were the surf lessons?

     

They were attentive, knew the tides and helped as much as possible. Beginners will be amazed by the amount of help.

Review from Vítek
Vítek
Czech Republic
July 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was a great experience! Francisco is really good cook and he really loves it. So this wasn't only a surf camp but also unexpected gastronomical experience. We were living in a vila like locals in really beautiful village of Luz. Francisco was very friendly and his place was suited for a lot of activities e.g. playing instruments, relaxing in hamaks, balancing on balancing board skateboarding, longboarding etc. We felt more like visiting our longterm friend than just beeing paying some service in a hotel. This vacation was really exciting for us!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lesson are provided by Francisco's friend in Future Surf School. Every morning They came to his place with a small van to pick-up us. Then we usually took a ride thaht takes less than a hour before we get to the beach. Most of the time we spent with the coach Pedro and he was trully funny guy with really good attitude! After we have arrived to the beach there was a little warm-up, maybe some repetition of the techniques and then we hit the water. For a group of 12 people there have been approx. 2-3 instructors in the water so everyone could get their help or advises.

Review from Eva
Eva
London, United Kingdom
July 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very much. It's cozy. It's family-like. Nice big living room and great balcony. Sea view. Very personal.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were amazing. Surf instructors at future surf school are amazing. All amazing teachers, looked after us well, taught us a lot, had an eye for individual needs and improvement, are super fun!!

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Review from eanna
eanna
dublin, Ireland
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accomodation was nicely situated with easy access to the beach. Very relaxed enviornment and good proximity to restaurants etc. The mountain/hill overlooking the town is something which i went up regurarly and would definitely recommend if looking for something active to do in the evening!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were spectacular, instructors were very helpful and duration was ideal

Review from James
James
Brentwood, United Kingdom
October 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation is clean and tidy and food is good.
The town is ok, a few good restaurants and is positioned half way between the west coast & Portimao. 30 mins in both directions. Not much surf at the nearest beach to the hostel.
A good place to stay.


How were the surf lessons?

     

As a beginner the lessons were good.

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Number of people: 8
Bath Towels
DVD
TV
WIFI (free)
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Diving
Golf course
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Windsurfing
Yoga
Twin room (Red room)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Room with 2 beds that can join together to form a double bed.
From the bedroom you can access the hammock and sundeck area.
Nightly base rate includes breakfast.

Triple room (Blue room)
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

Room with a bunkbed and a single bed.
From the bedroom you can access the hammock and sundeck area.
Nightly base rate includes breakfast.

Triple room (Yellow room)
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

Room with a bunkbed and a single bed.
The window opens to the back garden.
Nightly base rate includes breakfast.

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 provide Airport Transfers from and to Faro and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €250
  • Price for more than 4: €250
  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 80
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45 min
  • - 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

Eduardo Lima

Gonçalo Esteves

Josué Nunes

Being very close to the south corner of Europe (Sagres) we have one the best geographic location because there are always waves somewhere, either in the West coast or the South coast depending on the sea conditions.

Main Surf Beach: Amado

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our surf lessons include wetsuit, surfboard, leash and pick-up. The instructor will pick you up at the surf camp and take you to the beach, were you will have two sessions, for approximately 1h30min each where you'll be taught the basics of surfing. You will always be at waist deep water and there will always be one instructor for a maximum of 8 people.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

The surf van will pick you up at the surf camp and take you to the beach with the best conditions. Each day includes 3h of surfing possibly divided by 2 sessions of 1h30min each. All the surf equipment is included (wetsuit, surfboard and leach).
You will learn about the weather, how waves are formed and all the necessary technics to get you on green wave.

Private Surf Lessons

During the private lesson, you will have a instructor all for yourself. The surfboard, wetsuit and leash are included and is lasts about 1h30min.


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27°

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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

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  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • 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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