Learn to surf with a Lisbon city break on our new surf holiday in Portugal

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Learn to surf with a Lisbon city break on our new surf holiday in Portugal

You wanted it. We got it. A surf hostel that runs ALL year round and is also super affordable.

Presenting our brand new surf hostel in Portugal just minutes from Lisbon. This surfing holiday gives you the best of both worlds – although you’re staying a 5 minute walk from the beach, it’s only a 20 minute train ride to Lisbon city centre and its great nightlife.

If you’re torn between beach and city life, this is the holiday for you.

The five Ws

What? Learn to surf

Who? Fantastic team of Portuguese Surf Federation certified instructors

Where? Carcavelos beach near Lisbon

When? Year round

Why? Just a stone’s throw from the beach but still only 20 minutes from vibrant Lisbon

Learn to surf in Portugal

Surfers sitting by the pool at hostel on holiday in Portugal

Start your day on Carcavelos beach, learning to surf with your fellow surfers and instructor. When you’re warmed up, hit the ocean and you’ll be riding the waves in no time. Carcavelos is right on the oceanfront and known for its perfect waves suited to all surfing levels from beginners to more experienced surfers year round

And with its amazing location close to Lisbon, this means you can get in some culture or check out the local bar scene after your day catching some waves. Whatever type of traveller you are, this surf holiday can be moulded to suit you and your style.

For those who like to plan, look into getting a Lisbon City Card for all transportation and free access to over 20 museums. For those who like to relax, head out for some seafood and drinks on the beach and watch the sunset. You can also rent a bicycle for the day as an alternative day out.

Click here to find out for yourselves why the Lisbon locals all head to Carcavelos on the weekends.


We update our site regularly with amazing new trips from local hosts around the world. These hosts devote their lives to sharing their passions with travellers who want local, immersive experiences and are always up for meeting people & trying something new.

If that sounds like something you’d like to try, get in touch or visit our website.

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