The south west point of the Algarve is the ideal surfing destination in Europe: two coastlines, more than twenty beaches within a 30km radius, reefs, point breaks, beach breaks. No limits. Every day sun (almost), beautiful beaches and cliff tops, good food, cozy villages. The Algarve and Aljezur are the ideal holiday destination. The surroundings of Aljezur have many hills, mountains and unpaved roads, good for hiking, downhill mountain biking and enduro. Culture day? Then try the vineyards in Lagoa or the fortresses of Lagos and Silves.
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. Go for a stroll on the unspoiled deserted beaches, the stunning cliffs or the surrounding forests. nature, cliff walks, Hiking, fresh fishing, surfing, mountain biking in world class waves and you name it.
Come see us in Aljezur and join our Surflife family!
The south west point of the Algarve is the ideal surfing destination in Europe: two coastlines, more than twenty beaches within a 30km radius, reefs, point breaks, beach breaks. No limits. Every day sun (almost), beautiful beaches and cliff tops, good food, cozy villages. The Algarve and Aljezur are the ideal holiday destination.
Come see us in Aljezur and join our surfing family!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEST-ALGARVE
BEACHES IN THE WEST-ALGARVE
DESTINATIONS IN THE ALGARVE
Surfing the Algarve
For intermediate of advanced surfers we offer special Surf Coaching with special focuses on manoeuvres along the wave and we will go over different techniques.
ATLANTIC RIDERS SURFSCHOOL
With a wide range of different types of waves, Portugal has become the hotspot of Europe in the surf field. Aljezur has 3 main beaches, Praia da Arrifana, Praia de Monte Clerigo and Praia da Amoreira where you can find our beach rental and surf school. You can find excellent waves for surf lessons up to fast barrels for short boarders.
LOCAL SURF SPOTS
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. Situated right in the middle of the town of Aljezur at the town square with scenic views over the town Aljezur which is located in the famous National Park, Costa Vicentina.
Our Surflife Family Camp Portugal is located in Aljezur on Camping do Serrão. A lovely campsite where we have our very own space for our little surfcamp. The campsite has a swimming pool, a playground and sports fields.. If you are looking for a relaxed family holiday, come to Surflife Family Portugal!
Choose from all sorts of surfboards, from shortboards (from 6 foot), and mini-malibus (7,6 to 8 foot) to longboards (9 to 10 foot). These surfboards are of good quality and made by well known brands like NSP, Southpoint, BIC, Surftech and Victory. You can also choose from soft-top surfboards of different sizes which are perfect for surf lessons and starting surfers.
A wetsuit protects you during surfing from the “colder” water in the Algarve, bright sun and board rash. At Surflife Atantic riders you can rent wetsuits of top quality. During surf lessons a wetsuit is mandatory and included in surf package B and C. Yoy can also justl rent a wetsuit for only € 25,- a week (pay on site). We’ve got different wetsuits for men and women in all sizes.
Things to do in the Algarve
Yoga is a good way to stretch your muscles and be ready for the next surf session. We offer 2 yoga sessions a week included, if you stay with us. Off course it is up to you to arrange even more lessons, for the real yoga fanatics.
Ride in the beautiful surroundings of the national park Costa Vincenta. You can pick trips of one hour up to a full day and choose to bring lunch or stop at a nice restaurant on the way. There is even a possibility to make a tour of a couple of days and truly enjoy the nature in this special way.
FRIDAY HAPPINESS PIZZA NIGHT
Every friday throughout the year you can visit the Fridayhappiness pizza night. This will be a night to remember full of hippie vibes and tasty home made pizza’s. There are DJ’s till 4 am in the morning, so you can dance all night!
Whether you want to make a quite trip trough the forests or go off-track on the hills in the nature reserve, everything is possible in this beautiful surroundings! Daily /weekly rentals and guided tour available.
The wide bay in Lagos offers great opportunities for Wake Boarding, this bay has the perfect conditions. It is suitable from a beginners to advanced wake boarders.
Sagres is the south-westerly tip of continental Europe. After seeing the lighthouse at the end of the world, the town Sagres is definitely worth a visit. It has a nice boulevard with some great restaurants and coffee. Don’t forget the beautiful beaches of Mareta and Beliche or the historical fort.
In the area you can find three amazing waterparks within an hour off Aljezur. We can offer you a discount card for the waterpark.
MASSAGE AT THE BEACH
Thai, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage at Praia da Amoreira with Kaja Marek. A perfect setting for a relaxing massage
Olga | Guest Surflife Atlantic Riders
It was my first surf lesson and I had a looot of fun! Instructor was very helpful, paying attention to our mistakes and success 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! (Bron: Facebook)
Michel | Guest Surflife Atlantic Riders
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 (Source: Google).
Kausylaite | Guest Surflife Atlantic Riders
Perfect place to stay in Aljezur! We stayed there for 5 nights in double room with private bathroom and balcony on second floor. Great place with rooftop terrace, nice breakfast every morning with a view to Aljezur! Price/quality matches perfectly!! (Source: Google).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ALGARVE
The weather in this area is ideal for about 10 months a year. As the dry plains inland heat in the sun, hot air rises, pulling cooler air from the sea to replace it. This sea breeze is fresh, cool, and free of allergens.
Generally the west coast is 8-12 degrees cooler than the south coast on hot summer days.Inland, it gets hot; very hot in midsummer, in the 40’s, like the south coast. Those high temperatures can be nice when you’re on holiday, but when you’re living somewhere you like to get out of your chair and move around. Even in midsummer, the temperature rarely moves above 25C. in the microclimate area.
Drinking & nightlife
Cafes and bars around the main square provide some evening diversion. But don’t expect big parties!
Closest airport is Faro (80min) but also Lisbon (3hours) is an option.
If you’re driving, there’s a free car park next to the turismo. Eva buses run between Lagos and Aljezur (€3.85, four on weekdays, one on Saturday). One bus runs on weekdays to/from Carrapateira (30 minutes). Rede Expressos buses run north to Lisbon (€18, two daily) and south to Lagos (€8, two daily) and Portimão (€9, one daily). No buses run to/from Praia da Arrifana.
Portugal has a high-quality healthcare system, with pharmacies and doctors readily available countrywide.
Citizens of the EU are eligible for free emergency medical treatment if they have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which replaces the no-longer-valid E111 certificate. In the UK, you can apply for this card online (http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad) or pick up an application at a post office. It will not cover you for nonemergencies or emergency repatriation.
Cafe-bars overlook the main square around Igreja Nova. In Praia da Arrifana there’s a string of seafood restaurants (packed with Portuguese at weekends) on the road above the beach, where you can expect to pay around €10 for grilled fish.
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