Why go surfing in Portugal?

15 March 2018 | Europe

More and more of you are coming to Portugal for a surftrip and we understand why! Whether it's for the beauty of the landscapes, for its gastronomy or for its numerous surf spots, there is always a reason to go to this country. Today, we tell you why you should come and surf there.

Visiting Portugal is synonymous with sunshine most of the year, varied gastronomy, friendly and welcoming locals, rich culture, numerous spots for all levels and breathtaking landscapes.

A surfing destination with excellent access

Served by several low-coast airlines (Ryanair, Easy-Jet...) or national airlines (Air France...) at very low prices, you can't miss Portugal. "It's a trip not far from home at unbeatable prices."

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A surfing destination par excellence

Without going as far as imitating Justine Dupont and surfing the biggest wave in the world at Praia Do Norte Nazaré, you will find very good spots all along the Portuguese coast. From Espinho in the north to Sagres in the south and the legendary spot of Peniche, there is something for everyone, all year round. If you have never surfed in your life, now is the time to start!

However, if surfing doesn't appeal to you, you can always sunbathe on the many beaches along the coast, take a boat trip to see the dolphins and discover the splendid underwater world.

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A surfing destination renowned for its gastronomy

"In Portugal we eat often, we eat a lot and we can eat well for cheap." The Portuguese gastronomy is very rich and in general quite cheap compared to France. You can't miss the famous bacalhau (cod) or its grilled fish. Enter the typical "marisqueira", sit down and enjoy. For meat lovers, you will also find good meat dishes such as bife à portuguesa, carne de porco à alentejana... Also known for its wine, stop in the Minho and Douro region for a Vinho Verde. Fancy a dijo? Try the Ginjinha experience, a cherry liqueur often served in a chocolate cup.

A surfing destination known for its landscapes

Put aside your surfboard for a couple of minutes and head out to explore the many breathtaking landscapes. From the lookouts of Lisbon to the horizons of the Portuguese coast to the magnificent palaces of Sintra, there is plenty to do. You can admire Portugal from the top of its cliffs, its castles or its mountains. It is a wonderful country to discover urgently. And if you are lost at a street corner, you should not hesitate to ask for help from the locals. Available, simple and warm, they will be there to answer you!

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A little culture in this surfing destination

Between two surf sessions you can always discover the cultural richness of this country. With eight centuries of history and 14 UNESCO world heritage sites, you will have plenty to discover with its castles, palaces, monasteries and cathedrals. You can also end your day with local music or one of the many festivals in the country.

In short, a surftrip in Portugal is surfing all year round for all levels, it's a good atmosphere at the line-up as well as in town, varied and wonderful landscapes, grilled fish accompanied by a good little wine, a cheap trip for memorable souvenirs. So we say YES to Portugal! You join us for a surf camp in Portugal ?

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