Learn to Surf Alentejo - Beginner Surf Camp

Get a feel for the authentic Portuguese lifestyle, while surfing great waves with new and old friends.

A typical day

    • Take a dip in the pool and enjoy the sunrise, or go straight to the breakfast buffet. We’ll do a run-through of the day while the coffee is kicking in before going to the surf spot. The instructors will give a briefing and warm up before the lesson. We finish with a summary and personal feedback. Once the adrenaline starts levelling out, it’s time for lunch. The afternoon is yours to design, maybe go for another surf, chill in the sun or join an activity – THIS is your surfing holiday.

Who is Level 1 for?

      • This course is for you that have never surfed before, or that haven’t surfed in a while and want to go through the basics one more time. We’ll give you a fun and inspiring introduction to surfing, and share the stoke when you catch your very first waves. In groups of 6 surfers per instructor, we’ll make sure that you comfortably develop your skills and that you’ll catch as many waves as possible. This course is all about having fun in the water.


1 week

          • 7 nights accommodation

            7 breakfasts

            7 days with surf equipment

            Level 1 Beginner Surf Course 5 x 2 hours

            Surf theory

            Walk or transport (depending on surf location) to surf lessons

            1 yoga class

2 weeks

            • 14 nights accommodation

              14 breakfasts

              14 days with surf equipment

              Level 1 Beginner Surf Course 10 x 2 hours

              Surf theory

              Walk or transport (depending on surf location) to surf lessons

              2 yoga classes

3 weeks

          • 21 nights accommodation

            21 breakfasts

            21 days with surf equipment

            Level 1 Beginner Surf Course 15 x 2 hours

            Surf theory

            Walk or transport (depending on surf location) to surf lessons

            3 yoga classes

Level 1 - I got up on the board on the first lesson



The villa in Alentejo is a newly renovated rustic house, perfectly balancing between traditional Portuguese architecture and up to date standard with excellent facilities.

Villa Tranquilo

A unique local flavour and the smell of holiday in the air make this a true Portuguese getaway."

Season: March - October
Suits: Level 1, 2, 3
Age: From 18 years



Villa Tranquilo is a rustic house, surrounded by views of open fields immediately providing calmness and peace you deserve. This is a place where you’ll get the real Portuguese feel, immersed in the countryside with few distractions. All rooms have a spacious layout and easy access to the backyard gardens. Enjoy the pool while watching the sunset on the horizon or go for a walk on the beaches nearby – this location is sure to get you into a state of relaxation and appreciation.


Sharing a room is a great way to meet new people. Villa Tranquilo has 3 dorms that can accommodate four and six people each with private toilet in each room. This is the perfect option for those who are travelling alone, with a group of friends or with the family.


Double room

Villa Tranquilo has 1 double room.


Monte Novo da Zambujeira do Incenso, Fonte de Mouro, 7520-429 Porto Côvo;


37.827883, -8.755436

Service and facilities

Bed sheets

Daily cleaning


Swimming pool


What do I need?

Towel for the beach

The day of arrival is Sunday. There are no surf lessons on the day of arrival, and the day will be spent settling in and getting to feel at home at the camp. Surfing begins on the second day.

There are many different flight-options to get here. We recommend www.momondo.com for finding your trip.

We organize pick-up and drop-off at the airport in Lisbon for € 50 (one way), which can be pre-booked or paid (in cash) at the camp. This is only on Sundays.  


Departure time Lisbon airport: 12:00 & 18:00.

Arrival time Lisbon airport  04:30 & 15:00.

Transport time from the airport to the camp is about 2.5 hours depending on the traffic.


We can adjust the schedule if it’s a lot of people arriving at the same time, please contact us and we will try to help you out.



From Lisbon airport it cost approximately 170 EUR to our camp in Alentejo and it takes about 2 hours.  


From Faro airport it costs approximately 150 EUR to our camp in Alentejo and it takes about 2 hours.  



Catch a taxi (about 10 EUR) or take the subway to SETE RIOS bus terminal in Lisbon and then catch the EXPRESSO Bus to VILA NOVA MILFONTES (around 16€/person/one way and 29€/person/round trip). The trip takes about 3.5 hours and stops right in Milfontes, where we will arrange a taxi to pick you up; From Vila Nova de Milfontes to camp (20€). From Porto Covo to camp (10€).



A breakfast buffet is included and served each morning, and we arrange dinner together every night. Dinner consists of everything from a large BBQ at the camp to eating with the staff at a restaurant in town. Everyone’s welcome to join, so you’ll have dinner companions all days even if you’re travelling alone.


Are flights included in the listed package prices?
No, you’ll need to make your own way there, but we can pick you up at the airport ✌🏻
Are there any stand-by spots or unlisted beds available?
You are always welcome in our home, but if there are no spots available on the website it means we are completely full that week.
Can my start-date be flexible?
An important part of what makes a stay with us so special is the way our guests connect through the week. The start dates listed are therefore the only start dates available.
I want a room to myself, how do I do that please?
The best – and only – way to get a single room is to book a double room with 1 pax. (Yes, this means you will have to pay for the entire double room)
How do we book different surf levels for each guest in the same booking?
Please book the stay you want with all the surfers at the same level and send us an email at info@lapointcamps.com with the booking reference and the names for each level. We’ll sort you out, no problem!
I want to shred hard all week. What happens if the ocean does not deliver during my stay?
Please refer to our terms & conditions for details on refund and compensation.
What are the surf conditions likely to be during my stay?
Please refer to Magicseaweed’s ‘seasonal’ data for estimates on conditions and swell history.
Can I reserve a spot to think about it for a few days?
Yes, of course! Please see our OPEN PURCHASE POLICY in the FAQ section for details.

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