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Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

1. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Lisbon: Guided Surfing Tour & Lessons

2. Lisbon: Guided Surfing Tour & Lessons

Start your surfing adventure in convenience with a pick-up from the pre arranged meeting point in Lisbon. From here you will take a short, scenic drive to either Carcavelos or Caparica, whichever has the best surf conditions on the day! Once you arrive at your destination, have a short meet and greet with your surfing instructors. Your professional instructors will give you a 2-hour surfing lesson - perfect for anyone just starting out! You will be given all the appropriate equipment you need to enjoy your surfing experience. Lessons will be tailored for all levels of surfing experience from complete new comer to experienced surfer. Enjoy the benefit of small groups meaning you will have plenty of time to spend with your instructor to learn everything you need.  In Summer you will be able to cross the "golden gate" bridge to go to the golden sandy beaches of Caparica (Praia do Infante) and in Winter time you will surf at Carcavelos, famous for hosting surfing events. Both beaches are only 10 to 20-minutes away from the city centre and your meeting point. After you've had plenty of time in the surf and put your lessons into practice you will be transferred back to your original meeting point, allowing you to end your day of fun in the sun in complete convenience. 

Lisbon: Half-Day Group Surf Lesson

3. Lisbon: Half-Day Group Surf Lesson

Learn the sport of the moment with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a true surf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you a stunning experience no matter your age or surfing level. If you really want to learn or improve your surf skills, the surf school will offer you lessons for all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. Everything you may need for your perfect surf vacation will be included such as the surfing equipment and amazing surf conditions to improve and develop your skills.  These 2-hour based surf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica, always looking to the best and safest conditions for you. You will have the first session in the morning, followed by lunch and then another 2-hour lesson to finish the day.

Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Full-Day Tour

4. Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Full-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of legendary surfers, like Garrett McNamara, Sebastian Steudtner, Carlos Burle, Rodrigo Koxa, and many others, on a full-day private tour dedicated to the big waves of Nazaré. Following a pick-up from your hotel at 8:30 AM, transfer along the coast by air-conditioned vehicle. The early start ensures enough time to enjoy the program without rushing, and the program can always be changed to best suit your preferences. Admire the views on the 1.5-hour drive to Nazaré. After a quick tour of the traditional fishing village, go to the wave watching site where the waves can be enjoyed for as long as you wish. Take a break from watching the surfers, and go to Forte S. Miguel Arcanjo, the closest fort to the sea that you can get to without having to suit up and swim. Pause for lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants, preferably one where McNamara himself always eats. Savor some of the best fish and seafood in the world. After lunch, and depending on the tides, there may be some more time to watch the waves before your return transfer to Lisbon. Alternatively, if there is still time, you can visit one of the neighboring places like Alcobaça or Obidos before the drop-off at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. Please note that waves or surfers in Nazaré cannot be guaranteed. The most probable time for waves to happen is between October and March but the local partner can only predict them a few days in advance. If there are no waves or the time you wish to spend seeing them is shorter than allocated, the local partner will always find alternatives in the nearby area to show you the best of Portugal's West Coast.

Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

5. Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

Head to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River flows into the sea. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are listed as a Protected Landscape. Book this 5-hour program and treat your body and mind to a special day on the Portuguese coast. Your day begins with a one-hour yoga workshop with a certified instructor who will guide in order to experience deep relaxation through simple movements and repetitions. After stretching and relaxing the body and mind, receive a two-hour surf lesson with all the equipment provided along with video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed. This active tour offers the perfect opportunity to see a beautiful part of Portugal while learning or practicing two healthy and fun activities.

Lisbon: Full-Day Group Lesson

6. Lisbon: Full-Day Group Lesson

Learn the sport of the moment with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a true surf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you with a stunning experience no matter your age or surfing level. If you really want to learn or improve your surf skills, this surf school will offer you lessons for all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. With friendly, highly qualified and certified surf teachers, you will learn how to surf the right way, in a safe and fun learning environment. Everything you may need for your perfect surf vacation will be included such as surf equipment and amazing surf conditions to improve and develop your surf skills.  These 4-hour based surf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica, always looking to the best and safest conditions for you. You will have the first session in the morning, followed by lunch and then another 2-hour lesson to finish the day.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha, & Nazaré Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha, & Nazaré Private Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your friendly guide for the morning pick-up at your hotel or previously designated location. Head first to Fátima, approximately one hour away from Lisbon. The religious capital of Portugal became famous after sightings of the Virgin Mary appeared here. Pay visits to both the old and new sanctuaries and the Sanctuary Square, the location of the shrine.  Next, head to the Monastery of Batalha, elected one of the Seven wonders of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage It’s one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in the country. Then continue to Nazaré, host to some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. You will have a break for lunch and you will have the opportunity to choose from one of the many tasty seafood restaurants. (At your own expense).   After lunch, continue the journey along the coast towards the historic village of Óbidos. This village of singular beauty is situated inside ancient medieval fortress walls dating back to the XII century. Its narrow streets, tiles, white-painted houses and ramparts should not to be missed! You will also get to enjoy a sample of “Ginginha”, a famous cherry liquor drunk from a chocolate cup.  To finish your tour, sit back and enjoy the picturesque coastline views offering a spectacular end to an adventurous day!

From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

8. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

Explore 4 cities on a private tour from Lisbon. Depart Lisbon and head toward Fatima to visit Cova de Iria, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima's place of prayers and monuments. The Chapel of the Apparitions, considered the heart of the Sanctuary, was built in 1919, in the exact location where the Apparitions took place. In addition to the Chapel of Apparitions, enjoy a visit of the complete Sanctuary. Head then to Batalha. Classified in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery of Batalha results in one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the beach of Nazare from 'Sitio,' the highest point of the village. Nazare is a traditional fisherman's village in Portugal, now a busy summer destination, which has kept its maritime traditions. Conclude your tour in the fortified village of Obidos, one of the ex-libris of Portuguese heritage. Prepare to be surprised by this medieval village surrounded by the walls of the Castle of Obidos. Taste the traditional sour cherry liqueur called Ginjinha in a chocolate cup.

Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

9. Lisbon: Surf or Bodyboard and Wine Tasting

Travel from the Lisbon Zoo, taking in views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. You will be provided with surf equipment and meet your instructor before beginning your surf experience.  After surfing take a break and visit a sunny fisherman village. Here, you will be given the opportunity to taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Marvel at the views of the spectacular protected landscapes and historical monuments in Arrábida Natural Park. After, enjoy a wine tasting in a historic cellar in one of the richest wine regions in Portugal, Setúbal.

From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Private Tour

10. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Private Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Lisbon and then being driven directly to the Sanctuary of Fatima. See the Chapel of the Apparitions, which stands at the center of the sanctuary. The Chapel was originally constructed by local villagers shortly after the 3 shepherd children first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Admire the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, a gorgeous Neo-Baroque structure built in 1928 that houses the tombs of the children including Sister Lucia. Enter the modern and stark Basilica of Santissima Trindade. Designed by Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis, this impressive Basilica is over 40,000 square meters and can seat 8,000 people. Visit the Batalha Monastery, a stunning masterpiece of Gothic architecture with splashes of the Manueline style. Look up at the monastery's many exquisite stained glass windows. Witness the kaleidoscopic effect of the colored light reflecting upon the church’s columns. Pause at the resting place of some of Portugal’s most famous nobility. Stand among the unfinished buttresses of the Imperfect Chapel. Stroll through the beautiful fishing village of Nazaré, a scenic seaside town dotted with pictureque churches and traditional homes. Nazaré was made famous in recent years when in 2013 American surfer Garret McNamara broke the record for surfing the highest wave. See the unique traditional fashion’s of the women of Nazaré, known as “the seven skirts.” Take a journey back in time and explore the Medieval Village of Obidos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down Obidos’ narrow cobblestone streets full of traditional shops and painted white houses. If you're feeling adventurous, climb atop the ramparts that surround the town. Afterward, drive back to your hotel in Lisbon.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 169 reviews

My son and I had an amazing day with this surf course! A big thank you and praise to our surf instructor Francisco, who was very keen that we weren't just being processed, but that we were taking something special out of the two hours, learning and having fun! We definitely had that and couldn't have been better! If my muscles hadn't been so sore the next day, I would have booked the course again straight away. That was certainly not the last time on the surfboard! Organizationally, everything was wonderful. We were called the day before and picked up punctually at the agreed time and place! Gladly again and only to be recommended!

It was a really nice to surf in Portugal! We hope to come back again to do more surf! Even if you are a beginner you can take this class. I highly recommend!

We highly recommend these surfing lessons especially for us beginners. The instructor was excellent. He was patient, clear, and made it really fun for us.

A great experience! It was a lot of fun, the teachers were super nice and funny and the beach was beautiful!

It was perfect, loved it, Ricardo was an awesome teacher.