Family Surfcamp Quinta Formosinho Lagos, PortugalNearest Wave 1km
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7 nights accommodation, 3 two-hour surf lessons for 2 people, transfer to the beach on the days of surf lessons, free use of surfboard, wetsuit and changing poncho during the lessons, nanny service during the surf lessons, free use of appliances and amenities in the apartment
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Praia da Luz is a small beach town with a stunning and perfectly accessible om our apartments it is just a 7 minute walk to the sea as well as downtown to supermarkets, cafés and restaurants. Luz is only 10 km away from vibrating Lagos and in the middle of the Algarve with a huge number of different surf spots to there is something for every swell condition.
From our Quinta Formosinho you have a great view over Luz valley with many possibilities of hikes nearby. If you just want to stay in the apartment complex wander through the big garden through orange, lemon, medronho & fig trees or visit the chickens and pigs. If you do feel more like relaxing, splash in the big pool or lay down in the shade underneath an umbrella or a big pine tree.
Our apartments are part of an traditional-portuguese renovated farmhouse - the Quinta Formosinho. Authentic Algarve feeling - just 7 minutes from the ocean -with green surroundings within the Luz valley, big pool & garden, private children’s playground & table tennis. For hungry nights there is the BBQ, for privacy you have your own terrace. For the cosy winter time we provide wood for our inlay oven.
There are 4 apartments, all self-catering. Two of them are 1 bedroom apartments (T1's) for max. 4 persons, the other two are 2 bedroom apartments (T2's) for max. 6 Persons. So the apartments are ideal for guests that want to combine beach holidays with surfing, climbing and other activities.
Upon request we offer surf lessons for all ages and levels. We especially focus on active families. So we have special packages, combining accommodation with our Kids & Family Surf School, suitable for 6 +, to learn a new sport in a fun and safe way. For more fun & action we also offer yoga & pilates as well as climbing for beginners, right by the sea and beaches or inland.
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We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers
Main Surf Beach: Burgau
Kids Surf Lessons
You want your children to try surfing?
Our Kids Surf School is the right place for all Kids ages 6 and up. We make sure to bring your little ones into contact with this exciting sport in a safe and fun environment.
Kids under the age of 12 need a little more supervision. To be able to provide this important individual attention we operate in small groups with 1 surf instructor to 4 Kids.
Beginner Surf Lessons
We offer Half and Full Day Surf Courses to +12 . According to your needs and your time, we will be happy to introduce you to this awesome sport. Our qualified & friendly instructors are happy to teach you in a 1:8 ratio step by step. Wetsuits & Softboards are included.
Intermediate Surf Lessons
We offer Half and Full Day Surf Courses to +18 Surfers. According to your needs and your time, we will be happy to improve your surfing. You can use your own boards or our rental equipment which includes: Wetsuits + Softboards. See you soon in the water !
Private Surf Lessons
The dictionary defines learning as the act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill or in psychology the modification of behaviour through practice, training, or experience.
We work together with highly qualified surf coaches that could upgrade your surfing skills and knowledge. But as we like reality, we don’t promise anything because surfing is about the symbioses of the nature & you.
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.
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."
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