Arrifana Surf Lodge
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Shared & Private room options
5 out of 5
A typical Portuguese summer house converted into a surf lodge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The house can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 splendid private rooms and 1 large shared room, all sharing three comfortable bathrooms.
We offer shared lounge and kitchen facilities and in the winter we even have a roaring fire to keep you warm and cosy!
The lodge has a large yoga terrace with a plunge pool where you can practice yoga with Lauren in the morning or simply chill on a bean bag and enjoy the view.
Surf lessons & equipment are all included in all our packages.
We always offer a 3 course menu 2 nights a week and 2 evening meals out at fabulous local restaurants. Sunday night is our welcome dinner at the lodge and on Thursday night we offer our famous 3 course BBQ (Braai)! We offer a night out at a typical Portuguese restaurant and 1 night at a local restaurant within walking distance to the lodge. We know how hungry surfers can get after a full day of sun & surf!!
Great features include:
Private king bedded rooms
Two huge terraces with sea views and Plunge Pool
yoga terrace & extended sun terrace with fire pit
sun loungers & outdoor bean bags
Arrifana Surf lodge is nestled in the quite village of Vale Da Telha in the Costa Vincenta National Park located less than 5 minutes drive from Arrifana Beach.
We are less than 6 kilometers away from the charming white to washed hillside town of Aljezur. Located on the southwest coast of Portugal, the area receives a consistent year round Atlantic swell, making it one of the best places in the world for surfing. There are lots of lovely white sandy beaches, perfect for beginners, as well as challenging point breaks and reef breaks for the more experienced surfing crowd to be explored.
- Room types
- Getting there
- Surf Lessons
How did you like the accommodation?
Arrifana Surf Lodge was like a home away from home, I could not have wished for a better experience!
Sarah, Aldo and their team could not have been more welcoming, and make it clear from the start that you should make yourself comfortable and enjoy the space the house has to offer.
Always clean, with well stocked provisions, drinks and snacks. Dinner is huge and fuels everyone well following the days surfing, and setting everyone up for the next session. All the food is home made and delicious, there is huge care taken to ensure anyone with dietary requirements or allergies are well catered for.
The lodge is situated very close to the beach (5 minute drive/25 minute walk), but far enough away that you can appreciate the peace and quiet and is ideally suited fro both couples and small groups or solo travellers. Communal dinners mean everyone quickly gets to know each other and the group just gets closer as the week goes along.
How were the surf lessons?
The two beaches that we used were perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers.
Aldo and his team of instructors have very different personalities and ways of explaining/coaching the techniques of surfing. This is excellent as some people take on information in different ways, so to have these different approaches mean that there will always be an instructor that will be able to work well with each guest.
They are positive and helpful, excellent at inspiring confidence and gain as much satisfaction from new surfers standing up and making progress as the guests do themselves.
Additional Fees:3 Evening meals are not included. Guests can opt to eat locally at one of several restaurants located directly next to the lodge or use the kitchen facilities.
Alcoholic beverages are not included.
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Our bunk room consists of 6 custom built bunks with individual reading lamps and storage spaces. The room has its own bathroom with shower and a balcony overlooking our yoga terrace and plunge pool
Room Type: Private
Private triple room with built in wardrobe space and ceiling fan. Very quiet room.
Room Type: Private
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: 100
- - Time from Airport in a car: 75min
- - 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.
Main Surf Beach: Arrifana & Amoreira
Surf Lessons we offer:
Kids Surf Lessons
Beginner Surf Lessons
We will ensure that you have a great time but also a safe time!! We will teach you the basic skills to get you up and riding and get you comfortable in the water so you can go home knowing you can surf comfortably on your own!!
Learn to ride the white water to moving onto unbroken, green waves. Also learn
Intermediate Surf Lessons
This course is designed to allow surfers to get more reward and enjoyment out of your time in the water.
What you will gain from this course:
Beach Safety;Finding the right equipment for you;Assessing surf conditions;Psychology of surfing ( Surfing with the right frame of mind);Surf PredictionPaddling into the line up (duck-diving and/or turtle rolling);Making the drop into an unbroken wave
Advanced Surf Lessons
Perfect for those experienced surfers who would like to fine tune there surfing ability.
What you will gain from this course:
Finding the right equipment for you
Assessing surf conditions
Psychology of surfing ( Surfing with the right frame of mind)
Advanced surf maneuvers (cut backs, snaps, floaters, & aerials)
Riding bigger waves
Private Surf Lessons
A great way to learn to surf!!! One on one surf tuition with our instructor. Private lessons are available any day of the week and run for a duration of two hours. We will arrange with the student to meet our instructor on the beach a 30 minutes before the private lesson begins.Our private surf course includes the following:Private surf tuition (apx 2 hrs) + Use of surfboard, wetsuit & leash
After a full day of exploring the Algarve you know that when you come home to us there will be a warm meal served and a comfortable bed to sleep in!! We even provide great surf movies and plenty of surfing banter!!
Yoga is available from Monday - Friday on our yoga terrace from 08:00 - 09:00. Private classes are also available upon request. Yoga is with Rose Hill from New Zealand
RYA 200 hours, Diploma in Yoga Therapy.
Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Morning Flow, Yoga for surfers, Pranayama and Meditation.
Surf conditions in Sagres & Vicentina Coast:
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This area of Portugal is a year round surf destination and has the warmest sea water in the country. In the summer months you can surf in just shorts or a shortie and it doesn't get dark until 10pm so you can surf all day long! The coastline is part of the protected natural park with 50 kilometres of protected beaches with no large towns or high rise tourist accommodations. Instead you will discover beautiful pristine beaches and small traditional towns a far cry from the main overrun Algarve tourist spots.
Amado beach is the areas best beginner/intermediate surf beach and a great starting point. Amado is surrounded by many other great surf breaks with options for all standards. Praia da Cordoama is one of the most picturesque beaches in Portugal, a long stretch of sand protected by cliffs, a great intermediate spot. Praia do Castelejo beside it is even more consistent.
There's a dozen beaches further north all worth exploring including Arrifana & Amoreira, two very consistent beginner/intermediate beach breaks.
Furthest south is the laid back surf town of Sagres. The beaches East of Sagres such as Zavial & Martinhal are usually calm and require a big swell to work, they are a great alternative if the surf on the beaches on the West coast are too big. There are many hidden spots around Sagres some of which will require an SUV to get too but are well worth it especially for the more experienced.
Come Surf Sagres with us…
- 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.
- You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.
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