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TSE Surf Camp

Vila Catarina, Funchal, Lagos, Algarve, Lagos, Portugal
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TSE Surf Camp
Reviews (6)
5 out of 5

The all inclusive villa is just outside of Lagos in a quiet and nice neighborhood. It is surrounded by lush gardens featuring a swimming pool, slackline and a sauna. This is our all inclusive villa where we make sure the breakfast tabel is set, lunch is there for you to take and a tasty and healthy dinner is made with love. The villa contains different bedrooms in the house and bungalows in the garden (single, double, triple bedrooms) and can accommodate up to 17 guests.

All the rooms have a private bathroom. The luxurious villa features a large living room with a TV, DVD player, stereo, and pool table to ensure a relaxing environment after an amazing day at the beach!
In this amazing villa you have all you need on your holiday, Surflessons or surf guiding, delicious food and a great place to hang out with other surfers. Equipment is either a part of the package already or available on site.

Location

Our surfcamp Vila Catarina is only a 5 to 10 minute drive outside of Lagos. In Lagos you find great restaurants, that Portuguese feeling and bars where you dance untill the sun comes up. You get to the beach fast as the surfspots on the south coast are only a 15 minute drive away, and we reach the surf spots on the West coast within 30 to 45 minutes.

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6 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Bettine
Bettine

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We loved staying at TSE! It has a relaxxed and great atmosphere. The food was a-mazing, the surf instructors are great and friendly, yoga was nice and the group dynamics were good. Definitly a surf camp I would recommend!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surflessons are so much fun and it is super well organized!

Review from Martin
Martin

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was our third time here and it was great, as always. The staff is absolutely friendly and the rooms are good. The beautiful garden with swimingpool is always a joy after surfing, or on a day 'off' just to chill out. The large living room just invites you to chill out. It is also amazing that everytime we meet so many cool people.

Review from Kathi
Kathi

How were the surf lessons?

     

Well organised surf camp, pick up from Luz, lessons and drop off went smoothly. The atmosphere is really good and the surf instructors are helpful and friendly! We were climbing also, you should definatly try it while you're there!

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Review from Noèmia
Noèmia

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Surf Experience at Vila Catarina is an astonishing place combining nature, sport, comfort and great people! The homemade meals are delicious! Highly recommended!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Both surf and yoga instructors are brilliant, encouraging you and giving you personalised instructions.

Review from Radigue
Radigue
Paris, France
May 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very Nice villa. Wifi in the room would be nice.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Yes good sessions. One thing I did not liked is that we have to pay for board rental even if we already payed the full packaged.

In many camps we are free to use it if you booked lessons.

Review from Mbrune
Mbrune

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I can only recommend this surfcamp! I travelled alone and fellt really welcome and at home because of the cozy atmosphere. The surflessons and group events in the evening only enhanced this feeling.

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Number of people: 17
24-Hour reception
Bath Towels
DVD
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sauna
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (included)
Honesty Bar
Lunch included
Restaurant
Vending machine
Ping-pong
Pool table
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Feel free to use our Indo balance boards, try out the slackline, or get a group together for a game of table football.
Double/Twin room with pool and garden view
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double/Twin bedroom with private bathroom. This room can be a single room on request.

Twin room with pool and garden view
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

Twin bedroom with private bathroom. This room can be a single room on request.

Double room - Honeymoon suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Luxurious double bedroom with private bathroom. This room can be a single room on request. Of course this room is ideal for couples, but the room is also available as a single room.

Quadruple garden room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Quadruple room with private bathroom and own entrance and own seating area.

Triple garden room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

Triple bedroom with private bathroom and own entrance.

Twin bungalow
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 2

Twin bungalow in the middle of our beautiful garden, with private bathroom and own entrance. This room can be a single room on request.

Double bed Bungalow
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double bed bungalow in the middle of our beautiful garden, with private bathroom and own entrance. Of course this room is ideal for couples, but the room is also available as a single room.

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.

  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms:
  • - 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

Pedro

Andreia

The waves just roll in all year long, and the sun always shines!

Main Surf Beach: Amado

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

If you want to learn without pressure or fear of failure, then join our surf school – safe learning with a focus on FUN! We will teach you the basics in practice and theory. Max 8 surfers per instructor, 2 lessons per surfing day (each approximately 1,5h), material and lunch, pick ups from accommodation in Lagos, Luz, Burgau.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Got the basic surf skills covered? Then join our intermediate lessons, max 8 surfers per instructor, groups based on surf level. All material is included and we can pick you up from Lagos, Luz and Burgau. Per surf day we have 2 lessons of approximately 1,5 hours, lunch included.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We always divide the groups based on the levels of the surfers, max 8 surfers per instructor. If you are an experienced surfer you can still join our lessons. Material and lunch included, we pick you up from Lagos, Luz and Burgau. If you dont need lessons our guiding is the right choice for you, or check our our special advanced surf weeks.

Private Surf Lessons

If you wish to have private lessons, or are with a group of maximum 6 surfers who are the same level. Our instructor is at your service with your own car, full or half day possible. Board, wetsuit and lunch not included but can be added.

SUP Lessons

How amazing to start the day with a SUP sunrise tour! The tour starts just before sunrise, included 2/3 hours of paddle time, equipment and transport. Maximum of 8 paddlers per instructor.


Porto do Mos

Level: All Levels

An easy going beach break which is just around the corner.

Cordoama

Level: All Levels

Great beach brake for all levels, has a cafe.

Amado

Level: All Levels

Beach break which has something to offer to surfers of all levels, cafe at the top.

Surf conditions in Lagos:

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Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

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MAY/JUN

27°

JUL/AUG

30°

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27°

NOV/DEC

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.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • 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.
  • The following amounts of the total holiday price will be charged if you cancel your Surf Experience: 20% of the total holiday price if you cancel more than 60 days before departure, 60% of the total holiday price if you cancel 30 to 59 days before departure, 80% of the total holiday price if you cancel 29 days or less before departure.

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