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Gota dÁgua Camp Portugal

Rua Vasco da Gama à São João da Caparica, Nº20, Costa da Caparica, Lisbon - Lisbon, Portugal
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Gota dÁgua Camp Portugal
Reviews (8)
5 out of 5

Gota dÁgua Surf Camp features free WiFi access, a barbecue and a terrace, a perfect place to relax and enjoy your holidays. There is a fully equipped shared kitchen at the property and guests have access to a spacious living and room.

The Surfcamp can accommodate in total 27 guests, so you will meet people from all over the world and share unforgettable memories. Gota dÁgua Surf Camp offers different type of rooms, 2 private rooms (double and family rooms) and 1 dorm with 4 , 2 dorms with 6 beds, reading lights, and lockers. There are 3 shared bathrooms.

Location

The property is well to located, at only 8 minutes` walk from the white sandy beaches and 15 minutes by car from Europe’s most beautiful city, Lisbon!

The Surfcamp is located 15 km away from Lisbon City Center, in the south side of the City. Is surrounded by: a coffee and a restaurant, São João Beach (8 min walk), Miradouro dos Capuchos (10 min by car), Cristo Rei (10 min drive), Supermarket (10 min walk), a Tenis Court(10 min walk), Golf (15 min drive), Natural Park Arrábida (30 min drive).

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8 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Scott
Scott
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

So I loved the accommodation, nothing special but everything was clean. Nice chill area outside and in. Maybe lacking an extra bathroom but it caused no problems when I was there.
The area was residential but we always drove like 10 minutes on the evening to a restraunt or bar with everyone there and have a good evening.
The beach is about 10mins walk and the surf shop is and extra 10 but we normally hopped in the van they own every morning to get there which makes life easy.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons where really good and they show you all you need to know and have good tips for all level learners.
Beech had a good surf every day, and varied in size with both good wash breaks for first time and green waves for more advanced surfers.
Weekends are a busy time, so just be a bit more observative of catching waves with others and people riding hard boards.

Review from Molly
Molly
Seattle, United States of America
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We stayed in a dorm style room with bunk beds. Our roommates were so nice and we had no problems. Everyone who worked at the hostel was also very friendly and really wanted everyone to be included in activies. There was things to do every day including surf lessons, bbqs and trips to a beautiful beach. We’re staying at other hostels and miss the vibe of this place. This was our first hostel experience and we were very pleased.

There are just a few restaurants around and a grocery store about 10 min walk away. Beach 20 min.

How were the surf lessons?

     

I’ve surfed before but am still a beginner. I’ve taken a couple lessons and still learned more from these instructors. I really liked one instructor but can’t remember his name. But they all were helpful. It’s summer and the waves were not too big but decent. Morning time sucked but the afternoon brought some heat. Had a really good time.

Review from Lukas
Lukas
Linz, Austria
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accomodation was clean and the basic equipment was available. The Kitchen was usable for everyone.
It was a very quit area around the accommodation, which was sometimes for us a problem, if we stayed up late.
The town was good reachable, with public transport or taxi. Everything you wanted to visit, like Grocery Stores, Dinners, restaurants and the beach was within a 30min foot walk.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons looked really professional to me. You got your wetsuit and suited board, for your technical experience.
We started with a warm up, for every lesson, which really worked for all ares you needed. The instructions for the Stand up technic, were teached well.
The instructors also supported you for training of timing and sometimes pushed you, so that it wa easier to catch the wave.
The beaches were really wonderful. For me as a beginner the waves hight were perfect. The only bad thing was the changing of the beachs characteristics changed through the high and low tide very much.

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Review from Laura
Laura
Germany
January 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Surfcamp was very nice, clean and comfortable. The staff was amazing and always available to help any time. Near by, exists 2 restaurants, supermarket and some shops in walking distance. I love this camp so I m going there next year !!

How were the surf lessons?

     

I took surf lessons while I stayed and was top. The teachers were top. They explain very good and have a lot of patient to help everybody. Our lesson was in São João da Caparica, a beach break on front of the camp. The view is beautiful.

Review from John
John
England
January 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Portugal is a super amazing country, however, this experience wouldn't never be so special without this guys ! Thank you all ;) Pedro, Miguel, Ricardo, Gonçalo and Diogo :)

How were the surf lessons?

     

Super helpful instructors. They will not let you leave water without a big smile in your face.

Review from Kate
Kate
Toronto
January 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I am glad that I passed some days at Gota dÁgua Surfcamp. The best experience of my European Trip.

Review from Darth Owl
Darth Owl
Finland
January 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This place is amazing!
Ricardo and the rest of the team rock, they do everything to make you feel relaxed, welcome and like a friend or a part of the family, and not just some tourist. If you need help with getting somewhere or some advice, you get it on the spot.

We stayed for 6 nights, and every day there was some new activity to try (BBQ, yoga, trips), so it's awesome if you're not sure of what you want to do during your stay.
The location is convenient (close to some eating places, shop, etc.) but it's also very quiet, so you can really sleep well. It's very close to the ocean/beach, too, so you can hear the waves. :)

You will definitely want to come back if you stay here once, so try it. :)

Stayed August 2016, traveled as a couple

Review from Jan
Jan
Munique
January 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Ricardo, Gonzalo and the rest of the staff are amazing. They make you feel like family and provide services accordingly. Pickups, dropoffs or an amazing bbq: it will al be taken care off by this amazing friendly staff. They really do all they can to make your Costa Caparica trip a real holiday. Me and my friend stayed for 7 nights and we experienced a real surfing vibe. Relaxed, free and good conversations. The surfschool is also really good. On the last day Ricardo even brought us to the lookout over the bay and Lisbon to have a beer there. Great stuff :)

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surfschool is also really good.

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Number of people: 27
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Kids club
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Bicycle rental
Kitesurfing
Ping-pong
SUP
Surf school
Yoga
Double Room - São João da Caparica
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A room with 2 single beds or a double bed, comfortable mattress reading lights, mirror, hangers and a balcony.

Double Room - Fonte da Telha
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

A room with 2 single beds or a double bed, comfortable mattress reading lights, mirror, hangers and a balcony.

Cova Vapor Shared Room 6p
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

The dorms are with private sleeping cabins with a curtain, electricity plugs, lockers and a reading light.

Praia da Torre - Shared Room 6p
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

The dorms are with private sleeping cabins with a curtain, electricity plugs, lockers and a reading light.

Praia Nova - Shared Room 6p
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

The dorms are with private sleeping cabins with a curtain, electricity plugs, lockers and a reading light.

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 Lisbon Portela Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €50
  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 24 kms
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 27 min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no 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

Gonçalo Pereira

Miguel Pereira

Pedro Paiva

Costa da Caparica has more than 50 km of Atlantic Ocean’s cost line with excellent waves all year round. In summer they reach from 0,5 m to 1,5 m and in winter as big as 2,5 m. Portuguese weather conditions allows you to surf all year long, because even in winter water temperature does not fall below 16 C. This is why surfers from around the world enjoy surfing in Portugal.

Main Surf Beach: Costa da Caparica

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Gota D'Água Surf School offers activities specifically for children, which can be either for one-day or for a whole week. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable surf experience to every single student or a week full of activities, such as surf, bodyboard, climbing, tree climbing, pool, slackline and outdoor inflatables. All the activities are professionally and safely given.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Gota D'Água Surf School is located at three different beaches in Costa da Caparica (Praia do Tarquinio, Praia Nova and Praia de São João). There are private and group lessons for all surfing levels with all the equipment, transfer and insurance included.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Gota D'Água Surf School is located at three different beaches in Costa da Caparica (Praia do Tarquinio, Praia Nova and Praia de São João). There are private and group lessons for all surfing levels with all the equipment, transfer and insurance included.

Private Surf Lessons

Gota D'Água Surf School is located at three different beaches in Costa da Caparica (Praia do Tarquinio, Praia Nova and Praia de São João). There are private and group lessons for all surfing levels with all the equipment, transfer and insurance included.

Yoga

We offer yoga lessons 3 times a week for all our guests

SUP Lessons

There are individual and group SUP experiences; rental services of boards, wetsuits and SUP equipment.


Praia de São João da Caparica

Level: All Levels

Located north of Costa de Caparica and to the south of Cova do Vapor, the beach of São João da Caparica is largely sought out because of all kinds of conditions it has to offer. From world to class waves to amazing facilities to enjoy a perfect day at the beach, this beach has everything to please each of your desires. This is the beach where we have our Surfschool.

Praia da fonte da telha

Level: All Levels

It is a beach break 15 minute south of costa da Caparica.With big swells it may provide epic sessions. It´s very popular with surfers in the surrounding region. Since it´s not very known it´s not very crowded.

Praia de Carcavelos

Level: All Levels

Carcavelos is one of the best beach breaks of Lisbon. It is an urban beach heavily crowded. Winter time is when surf is more consistent and tubular. However it has excellent conditions for surf lessons. During summer time is flat most of the times

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16°

Downtown Lisbon city itself does not have a beach and walking around siteseeing you may be oblivious to the fact that dozens of beautiful white sandy surf beaches are only a 5 minute car drive away (Or 4 train stops!)

The surrounding beaches pick up all the swells the Atlantic have to offer making it one of the most consistent surf destinations in the World.

The area has a good selection for all standards. Closest to the city would be Caxias & Santo Amaro de Oeiras. Caxias is a beautiful beach that on its day can produce perfect lefthander barrels. Oeiras is more of a winter wave and is one of the best waves in Portugal.

Next stop is Carcavelos, probably Portugal's most famous wave. Its one of the best beach breaks in Europe and regularly hosts National competitions. It suits all standards, a perfect place to learn and a great place to score some fast beach barrels with multiple peaks along the 1km stretch of beach.

There are many other spots along the coastline that runs from Lisbon out to Estoril & Cascais. Long boarders will love Sao Pedro and short boarders will thrive on spots like Poca and Sao Joao. Then on the other side of Cascais there is the stunning long white sandy Guincho beach, one of Portugal's most consistent surf spots, usually best in the morning as it can be exposed to afternoon onshore winds.

Across the river Tejo in Setubal, a 20 minute drive away, is the less crowded Costa de Caparica. Perfect for beginner/intermediates as the man made jetties create nice consistent waves. The beach stretches for 30kms and all of it is surfable!

Lisbon is also a great base to explore other regions. The surf mecca of Ericeira is only 35 minutes drive away and 1 hour north is Peniche, host of the WSL World Tour every October.

Come Surf Lisbon with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 15 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 15 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

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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 cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling and you will be refunded the balance.

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