Relax and unwind from the stress of daily life at Eco Surf Lodge Caparica. Catch great waves in a great location while staying at an amazing lodge.
Delicious breakfast using fresh, local, and organic ingredients
fRooms with locally designed, individual furniture
Perfect location with an abundance of surf spots nearby
Right next to Lisbon: reachable in just 20 minutes by car
Comfortably furnished, pure relaxation
Optional activities include yoga, day or evening trips away or bike rides
Surf courses with experienced coaches or board rental
The concept behind Eco Surf Lodge Caparica is simple: To provide a relaxed holiday atmosphere and great surf. The day to day running of the camp is undertaken by Wonder Seasons who are based out of Portugal. They know artists and designers in the area and decided to do a little collaboration, which would mean they get stunning custom furniture made for their camp. The artists decided to utilise recycled wood from the surrounding area for the main pieces such as beds and tables but also incorporated other artistic elements such as table lamps made out of driftwood, and surf art photography and paintings. Another main focus of the camp and their staff is to provide delicious and fresh food. Eco Surf lodge not only has a lot to offer inside, but also out. They have a giant pool and amazing garden with outdoor patio area and all is located just 2 minutes away from the local beach of Paraíso. There are yoga classes available.
The amazing beaches of Costa da Caprica
Costa da Caparica Around the camp you have 13km of sandy beaches with what seems like an uncountable number of surf breaks. Costa da Caparica is on the other side of the Tejo River and is connected to Lisbon via the iconic Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. The area is essentially the home break for Lisbon. Getting to Lisbon is a breeze; you just catch a short bus to the ferry, which then takes you directly across to the city centre, the trip in total takes around 30 minutes.
The lodge itself is in a quiet neighbourhood so chilling in the pool, garden, or even your room, can be just as relaxing as doing the same on the beach. Along the coast you can find amazing, traditional restaurants and bars with everything being easily accessible by foot or bike. There are also supermarkets and shops in the area.
After surf stroll to Leblon Beach Bar
Leblon Beach Bar Leblon on São João beach is the perfect spot to refresh after your time spent out in the waves. You can order a snack and drinks while enjoying chilled lounge music, a relaxed atmosphere and an amazing view. Every Sunday in the peak season there is an event called Sunset Sessions where a DJ comes to play, and great cocktails are served.
Flea Market Here you can find everything from souvenirs to vintage pearls. Every Sunday starting at 9 you’ll find locals selling almost everything along the beach. If you’re lucky you might even find some pirate treasure.
Bike Tour to Bélem If you decide to rent a beach cruiser from the lodge, you can ride them all the way to Trafaria. There you can jump on a ferry and you will be right in the heart of the Bélem district of Lisbon. There is a local delicacy called Pasteis de Bélem which is well worth trying and if you want to do some sightseeing, you can check out the Church, Santa Maria de Belém or Bélem Tower which protected the Lisbon harbours northern side from invading ships.
Decio Decio has been the manager of Eco Surf Lodge Caparica for the last 3 years. He still takes the surf lessons and as he is a local, will be able to give you some insider info about secret surf spots and the conditions to get you to the best waves. Back at the camp he’ll also be more than happy to help with any question you might have about Lisbon, or the surrounding area.
Petra Petra has been at the camp for the last 2 years and has learned a lot about Costa da Caparica, Fonte da Telha and Lisbon, including where the best cafes, restaurants and bars are located. She is always willing to help and answer any questions that might come up. If she has time she’ll also join you out in the surf.
Linen and bath towels included for all our guests
4 Person Shared Rooms
For small groups of friends or people traveling alone our dorm rooms offer the perfect sleeping arrangement for any guest. In each room you'll find new, individually designed upcycled furniture created by a local artist giving the rooms an eco-friendly flair. At the Eco Surf Lodge in Caparica you have the option of booking shared rooms that both sleep 4 people. One of these rooms has its own bathroom and the other shares a bathroom with a double room across the hall. Each of the rooms has 2 single & one double bed which also makes it a great option for families planning a surf trip to Lisbon this summer. Take a look at the Prices The rooms are also available for groups of 3 who are looking for a private room, with a small surcharge. We also never book two strangers into the double beds
Comfortable, artistic with surf flair
There are a variety of Double Rooms at the Eco Surf Lodge that either have one Double, or 2 Single Matresses. Some Double Rooms have an Ensuite bath, some do share the bathroom with other rooms. Here are the Prices The mattresses are comfortable, and the beds themselves are made by a local artist using locally sourced, recycled wood. The bathrooms have luxurious features like baths rain showers. All our guests are also supplied with linen and bath towels.
Shared spaces at the Eco Lodge
During your stay you will get plenty of time to relax if you wish, and for that, we have the perfect spaces for you. At the Lodge you have a large central pool area, perfect for relaxing, listening to music, reading a book or enjoying a cold drink. Inside you also have the dining area and living room, witha large comfortable couch and large TV if you feel like some Netflix & Chill is in order during your stay.
Get your first rides along the face of the wave in Portugal
The surf course takes place on the São João beach in front of Eco surf Lodge during the Portuguese summer months. Here you’ll be greeted by amazing, empty waves that are perfect for both learning and advancing your surfing.
2 Surf Course options - 10 & 16 Hour with 5 or 8 surf sessions
A little theory and safety briefing before you head into the surf
Eco Surf Lodge gives you the chance to experience the real feeling of surfing.
The 10 & 16 hour surf courses run from Monday to Friday, and you head to the water after breakfast. If the conditions are better later the coaches will shift the time to make use of the best waves for you and your skill level.
The courses are aimed at getting you up and standing on your first waves, as well as getting you feeling comfortable in the water. You will also learn some things about the ocean, tides, surf conditions and the equipment.
During this course you’ll develop your skills and move on to explore more advanced surf spots, such as reef and point breaks, while working on your turns and positioning. The coaches will be out with you to give you pointers on your surfing and insider info about the best take of zones and the waves in general.
The local surf coaches have over 20 years of surfing experience and know the ins and outs of the Caparica coast. This local knowledge will mean you get to go to the best breaks for your level and develop your surfing skills quickly. Safety and fun are always paramount to any surf lesson, and the crew want to push your surfing, so the aim is not to make the classes too easy and boring, but also not too push to much to a point where you feel overwhelmed.
Surfboard and wetsuit are included in whatever course you decide to do, and if you are not ready to commit to a 10-hour or 15-hour course, you can take a single day, 2-hour class, for 30 € that also includes gear.
Rita The Portuguese Rita actually stood up on her first wave in Holland, but has been surfing the Atlantic for the last 10 years and has learned the ins and outs of the coast. Rita splits the class up making sure everyone gets the help they need and progresses quickly while having a lot of fun.
Paulinho Paulinho is a born and raised local of Costa da Caparica and life is surfing. His relaxed and funny attitude means you’ll be feeling ultra relaxed in the water, or laughing hysterically. He’s been surfing the coast for more than 20 years so he’ll mould you into a real surfer in no time!
your coaches will explain you the correct foot position, core and shoulders
To give you an even more specific surf lesson we added something new - general photo- / video analysis! No Pro Surfer out there does train without it. You'll get filmed or photo shooted once a week during your course. The footage will get reviewed in a relaxed environment in the evening while having a drink. In the moment of surfing there are to many things that are new and it needs some time to process. Therefore it does help a lot to talk about the waves, seen on film or photo, afterwards without saltwater in your eyes and ears but a sweet drink in your hand. We work on core moments to show exactly where to improve. We won't go through all photos and videos but those that show best where and how to do better.
Every participant will be able to work with these tips as the common mistakes are pretty similar. You can surely get those photos / videos afterwards to check them again or to impress your family and friends back home.
Surf check 2 minutes from the lodge
The beach in front of Eco Surf Lodge & the Surf House is called Paraíso and provides consistent surf, with a variety of peaks that offer waves to suit anyone from the first timer to the experienced soul surfer. CDS is also nearby which is a consistent beach break with numerous breakwaters that provide long rides both left and right as well as A-frame peaks along the beach.
Along the 13 km stretch of beach from Lisbon to the edges of Caparica you have an abundance of places to surf including point and beach breaks for all levels. And if you have a car you can drive further north and explore spots around Peniche and Ericeira for even more variation.
The water temperature in the Atlantic Ocean hovers just over 20°C in summer so a 3/2mm wetsuit or even spring suit is best. In winter water temperature drops to around 17°C so 4/3mm full suit is required.
Get fuelled up for your day of surfing
Daily breakfast buffet included At Eco Surf Lodge & the Surf House in Caparica you’ll be spoiled with the delicious daily breakfast organised by the crew that takes place in the larger dining area at the Surf House, so every morning both houses eat together.
The team pride themselves in getting your day started right by finding a large variety of the freshest organic ingredients that are locally produced. Daily you’ll be greeted with fresh fruit, muesli, fresh bread, cold cuts and cheese as well as freshly brewed coffee or tea. There is also juice and water available in the mornings. You can enjoy breakfast either inside in the dining area or out on the patio by the pool in the morning sun.
All diets are catered to in Caparica
Dinner can be booked additionally
You can also book a rich dinner package. For 49 € / week you get 2 x delicious, traditional BBQ. A delicious menu is served twice a week. In total, you will be supplied for 4 evenings of your surf camp week.
Stretch those areas that got a work out while surfing
The Surf House offers Yoga in a brand new yoga room with a panoramic ocean view, and professional yoga instructors.
Yoga is the perfect activity to improve your surfing skills. Yoga works your core, improves flexibility, it develops your sense of balance, gives you control over your breathing and relaxes the mind, all of which are vital to becoming a great surfer. Yoga will also loosen those muscles that have been vigorously worked during the days paddling and get you prepared for tomorrow. The classes are held on the beach or in our beautiful garden. Most likely we do Yoga in the morning or evening. During the day it can be to hot and it's better to spend this time in the ocean.
The class with a qualified yoga teacher costs 10 € and requires a minimum of 3 participants.
We include 3 Yoga sessions during your weekly stay Every extra session will cost: 10 € per Person Yoga is on offer between the 24th of March and 13th of October and must be booked and paid for in Portugal.
Take a peek at Lisbon life!
Lisbon The team can arrange a and organised trip to Lisbon every week, which is included for all the guests, so you and your new surf buddies can go party, eat, shop, in the Portuguese capital. The city has some of the best restaurants, nightclubs & bars in the world, but is also rich in history and has an abundance of historical sights to explore.
Sintra If you have a rental car, the UNESCO city of Sintra is around 60 minutes away. It's a picturesque city that is very rich in history and culture. Sintra is known for it's Romantacist architecture. Villas, gardens, a lot of castles and royal palaces form the scenery and the vibe.
Wine Country If you're a wine lover then you should definitely check out the local wineries around Lisbon. From red to white or a Portuguese Vino Verde (green wine) there is a wide range of wines to discover.
SUP tour along the Caparica coastline
Bike Rental In Caparica you can rent bikes for 3 € an hour or 6 € a day. With the super comfortable beach cruisers or Mountain Bikes available to our guests. You can ride around the town of Caparica, or explore the 13km stretch of coast heading towards Lisbon with or without your surfboard. We’ll give you a lock so if you find that perfect wave along the way you can stop. You also have the option to explore some of the many dirt tracks along the coast on our new Cube Mountain Bikes.
Surf Trips If you, or a group of you, don’t have a car but want to check out some surf spots further up the coast at places like Peniche or Ericeira, feel free to ask the team.
SUP & Surfboards Not only can you rent surfboards from the lodge, but also bodyboards and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) If there is interest the team can even take you on a guided tour around the coast on the SUP’s to check out some secret beaches and jump of some cliffs into the Atlantic.
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Detailed price overview through: Low & Peak Season
Low Season (February - June & October)
Peak Season (July - September)
1 week including breakfast from 279 €!
7 nights accommodation
Daily Breakfast including Coffee and Tea
Towels, linen & room cleaning
Use of pool and garden
Local tips for surrounding surf spots
3 yoga sessions included
New waterbottle + refill station in the Camp
Outdoor gym for free usage
general photo- / video analysis
Price per Person per WeekArrival and departure possible any day during the Low Season.
We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro! Best option is to fly directly to Lisbon (LIS) and then book an airport transfer.
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir
Cheap Airlines from the UK: RyanAir and Easyjet provide cheap and easy ways to get to Lisbon, Portugal from most airports in and around all major centres in the UK.
An airport shuttle can be organised to pick you up from Lisbon Airport, and take you directly to Eco Surf Lodge for 35 € per trip, the cost is split evenly between the number of passengers. Max passengers 4, so 8.75 € per person.
From Lisbon Airport (LIS) you can hop on the Red Metro line until you get to Alameda. Once there change onto the Green Metro and take that until Praça Areeiro. There, you get on the Bus number 161 headed to Costa da Caparica (Mercado) . Then you can walk the last 10 minutes to Eco Surf Lodge Caparica.
Or you take the Aerobus from Lisbon Airport to Cais do Sodré. From here you cross the Tejos on the Ferry in 7 Min. to rech Cacilhas. Here you get on Bus 135 to Costa da Caparica and get out at Mercado. From here its 7 minutes walk to the Eco surf Lodge.
We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline or nearby Lisbon.It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot and be first in the water.