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Surflife Atlantic Riders / Atlantic Lodge

Largo 1º de Maio, 8670-130 Aljezur, Vale da Telha - Sagres & Vicentina Coast, Portugal
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Surflife Atlantic Riders / Atlantic Lodge
Reviews (6)
5 out of 5

Since we established our surf camp in Aljezur in the South western corner of the Algarve in 2001 we have stolen many surfers’ hearts. Once you get infected with our true surfing spirit you’ll never want to leave Aljezur and go back home again.

Surflife Atlantic Riders has the right vibe for your surfing holiday. The Atlantic Lodge at the town square is your new home this Summer. After a healthy breakfast on the roof top terrace you leave with the surf coaches for the beach, feeling the dreamy vibe of the village, taking in the scent of the flowers and the trees, the sea breeze surrounding you.

The Atlantic Lodge in Aljezur is a modern retro decorated feel good lodge and is a perfect place to stay if you are exploring the West Algarve. The place is beautifully situated right in the middle of the town of Aljezur. The Atlantic Lodge at the sunny town square has scenic views over the entire town and knows some lovely cafes and restaurants in walking distance. You will love the sunrises and sunsets with 360 view on our amazing roof terrace.

The Atlantic Lodge is an accommodation for all travelers who enjoy luxury at a fair price and want to experience to a full extend what Aljezur and it’s surroundings.

Location

The Aljezur region knows 300+ sunny days a year. Praia de Amoreira is close by and we have our own surf school on this stunning beach: Surlife Atlantic Riders (since 2001). But also the popular white sand beaches of Arrifana and Monte Clerigo are at a 15 minute drive. Book your beach transfer to Praia da Amoreira for a small fee at the lodge reception. We have our own transfer service to these beaches which are not included in the price.

We also offer activities such as yoga, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and surf lessons.

At the end of the day just pop down on our nice lounge sofas and enjoy the setting sun on our panoramic roof terrace.

Off course you can also explore the beautiful town of Aljezur where you will find wonderful restaurants and bars with the best coffee, the famous Castle in the old town, night clubs, supermarkets, a fresh market and a ton of authentic Portuguese culture. Our host has full details on opening hours and reservations.

Aljezur is located in the famous South West Coast National Park, Costa Vicenta. Think Go for a stroll on the unspoiled deserted beaches, the stunning cliffs or the surrounding forests. nature, cliff walks, Hiking, fresh fishing, surfing, mountainbiking in world class waves and you name it.

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6 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Tom Cat
Tom Cat
Edingburgh
October 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The best about a great place is all about the people who create it everyday. I stayed a short time but it won't be my last time!
I will think back on you Julia , who was the most sympathetic camp organizer , i ever met, .. Pim, who has the strongest sense for simply get loose and have fun with each step in daily life- thank you for sharing jokes, Chris who is enormously natural and kind and welcomed me, though i did not expected to be picked up for real. Kisses and Hugs!

Review from Hélène Boulloche-Sabine
Hélène Boulloche-Sabine
Paris
September 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Nous avons réservé un cours de surf sur une journée avec Atlantic lodge et avons passé une journée incroyable ! David et Manuel étaient de supers instructeurs qui assurent la sécurité , nous donnent des feedbacks et nous encouragent . On a tous vraiment beaucoup progressé et en plus passé une super journée . Les échauffements de manu sont complets avec même une session de yoga , de détente . On y retrouve vraiment la philosophie du surf , fun , relax et océan . On a adoré et on a hâte de refaire ! Je conseil vivement !!!

Review from Michel Vermaire
Michel Vermaire
Vlissingen NL
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great lodgings with an especially nice breakfast. Well organized, high quality surfing lessons and an amazing location. I really enjoyed my stay here and will certainly be back.

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Review from Olga Bartnikowska
Olga Bartnikowska
Russia
August 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

It was my first surf lesson and I had a looot of fun! Instructor was very helpful,paying attention to our mistakes and success :D all the team at the school has a big smile on face, I couldn't have more luck with choosing school for first classes! Thank u guys and hope to surf with you again!

Review from Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
Toronto, Canada
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The lodge was great - clean, charming and homey, and what you would expect for a surf hostel :) . I stayed in the female shared room (6 beds): the beds were very comfortable although some of the furniture is a bit worn. In addition they did not have lockers while I was there but had ordered them and they arrived on my last day. The bathroom was fine, pretty typical for a hostel, however it was en-suite and cleaned everyday! Very nice to have our own balcony as well!!

The town is very small but amazing if you want to get away from it all. There is really not much around and you will need to drive or get a lift in order to get to the beach as it’s not in walking distance. However this remoteness really makes you feel at home and comfortable. I didn’t spend much time exploring the town on the other side of the river, but it looked like there were more shops and restaurants over there. The best part of staying at the lodge is the staff - everyone is so friendly and helpful!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons with Surflife Atlantic Riders were AMAZING. I’ve taken lessons in other places and these sessions were way more informative and helpful than my previous experiences. I decided to sign up for beginner since I am quite novice and wanted to learn about the water conditions there as well.

Sessions take you through theory, from how to read the water to why the board moves the way it does, as well as practice so you really understand more about surfing.

The instructors were so amazing too. Friendly, funny and really encouraging. They kept us all happy and excited about surfing. Amoreira was a great beach for beginners because of the sand bar and we only had one day where conditions weren’t entirely favorable. I am already planning my return for more lessons.

Review from Lorenz Steininger
Lorenz Steininger
Berlin
April 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a very tidy room, with it's own bathroom. They provided us each two clean towels.
The rooftop, where we had a beautiful free yoga lession during our stay, offered a stunning view over Aljezur.
We had great breakfast with all the visitors from all over europe. It consisted of fresh fruits, selfmade bread and muffins and all kinds of spreads.
The very amiable Team socialized with us in the evening and they gave us a lot of information about the area, for examle where we could surf and suggested us very good restaurants nearby.

+ More Reviews
Number of people: 44
Bath Towels
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Cot / high chair
Pets allowed
Roof top terrace
Surfboard hire
Wetsuit hire
Breakfast (additional)
Dinner (additional)
Honesty Bar
Packed lunches
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mountain biking
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Breakfast € 5,- per day
Shared Room Mixed (101)
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

Our shared rooms have 6 beds and share their bathroom. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and/or bathtub and double washbasin. With balcony overlooking the square!

Twin Room with Balcony (102)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our twin bedroom has a private bathroom and two single beds. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Single Room (103
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Our single bedroom has a private bathroom and good size closet. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Double Room Deluxe (104)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom Deluxe has a private bathroom and balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin. Possible to add baby cot.

Double Room (105)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom has a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Double Room (106)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom has a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Family Room (107)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Our family bedroom have double bed and a bunkbed with a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Family Room (108)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Our family bedroom have double bed and single bed with a private bathroom and space for a baby cot. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Double Room (201)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom has a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Double Room Deluxe (202)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom Deluxe has a private bathroom and balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin. Possible to add baby cot.

Double Room (203)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom has a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Double Room (204)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our double bedroom has a private bathroom and nice balcony. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

Shared Room (Female) (205)
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 6

Our shared rooms have 6 beds and share their bathroom. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and/or bathtub and double washbasin. With large balcony!

Shared Room (206)
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

Our shared rooms have 6 beds and share their bathroom. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and/or bathtub and double washbasin. With large balcony!

Twin Room (207)
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our twin bedroom has a private bathroom and two single beds. Bedlinen and towels are provided. All bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower and a bathtub and washbasin.

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: €112
  • Price for more than 4: €137
  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 108
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 73min
  • - There is a 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

Vitor Gomes

Rosa Buijs

Sam Aisthorpe

Algarve's West-Coast is like the California of Europe, but with even more and better surfing spots than California itself!

Main Surf Beach: Praia da Amoreira

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer lessons for kids aged 6-12. Each lesson is up to 2 hours per day and include Surfboard & Wetsuit rental. We ask that parents are close by. We have the possibility to pick up from our Atlantic Lodge and take you to the beach. Safety and fun are our main priorities.

Beginner Surf Lessons

We'lll pick you up every morning from the Atlantic Lodge and take you to our Surf School at the beach. Each day includes 3 hours surf per day, divided into 2x 1h 30min. Student ration is max. 1:8. The beginner's lessons are taught in in the foam. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch a 'green' (unbroken) waves.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up every morning from the Atlantic Lodge and take you to our Surf School at the beach. Each day includes 3 hours surf per day, divided into 2x 1h 30min. Student ration is max. 1:8. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions creatie the surf and be given the step by step guidance that will have you up and riding the waves on your first day.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up every morning from the Atlantic Lodge and take you to our Surf School at the beach. Each day includes 3 hours surf per day, divided into 2x 1h 30min. Student ration is max. 1:8. We'll take you out the the best conditions available.

Private Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up every morning from the Atlantic Lodge and take you to our Surf School at the beach. Each day includes 3 hours surf per day, divided into 2x 1h 30min. We'll take you out the the best conditions available.

Yoga

Yoga is the ideal way to calm and strengthen your body and mind. Do you prefer a lesson in the morning before breakfast or rather in the evening after a day on the beach? On the roof terrace, or rather in the dunes? Our yoga teacher organizes it daily.


Praia da Amoreira

Praia da Amoreira

Level: All Levels

Praia da Amoreira is a natural and as yet unspoilt sandy beach about 7kms from the little town of Aljezur in the Western Algarve. It’s popular with surfers and those who just want to escape from the rat race of mass tourism and concrete highrise.

Surf conditions in Sagres & Vicentina Coast:

Beginners:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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18°

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…

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 28 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 28 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

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  • 1.In the event of cancellation the contracting party shall pay a fee to the entrepreneur. This amounts to: -In the event of cancellation more than 2 months prior to the activity or activities, the contracting party is bound to pay the entrepreneur at least 15% of the value of the reservation. -In the event of cancellation more than 1 month prior to the activity or activities, the contracting party is bound to pay the entrepreneur 35% of the value of the reservation. -In the event of cancellation more than 14 days prior to the activity or activities, the contracting party is bound to pay the entrepreneur 60% of the value of the reservation. -In the event of cancellation more than 7 days prior to the activity or activities, the contracting party is bound to pay the entrepreneur 85% of the value of the reservation. -In the event of cancellation 7 days or less prior to the activity or activities, the contracting party is bound to pay the entrepreneur 100% of the value of the reservation. 2.The fee shall be refunded on a proportional basis following deduction of administration costs, if the same activity is reserved by a third party for the same period of time on the recommendation of the contracting party and with the written consent of the entrepreneur

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