For majority of tourists, the Algarve of Portugal remains as a hidden gem of the country. Small, quiet, yet overflowing with the warmth of the locals and pristine beaches behind rocky coastal landscape. But for surf enthusiasts, the Algarve is just a perfect destination to have the best of the waves for the rest of your surfing holiday. Surf camp is one of the most popular place to stay at Algarve if you are into surfing—even when you just starting. The region is brimming with lots of surfing camps and choosing one would be quite a task! If you want to choose good quality surf camp in Algarve, here’s the quality you need to notice.
Location of the Algarve Surf Camp
Some people coming for surfing wish for minimal distraction. In fact, some of the best surf camp in Algarve located near the the Alentejo Natural Park; boasting proud view of cliff formation, golden beaches, and vast Atlantic ocean. Surf camps nestled on these area won’t only give you easy access to the beaches (only 5 minutes ride!), but also the tranquility and sense of connectedness to the nature to calm your soul.
The Eco-Friendliness of The Surf Camp
Eco friendly accommodation is not just a trend. Any surf camp who hold a sense of sustainability, minimal waste, and eco friendliness deserve one big plus point. It’s time for surf camps and any other accommodation to be aware of their waste and impact to the environment. We come across to this awesome surf camp in Algarve that firmly restrict plastic bags, plastic cutlery, plastic paste, and any form of disposable plastic utensils. They also use only vegan sunscreen (lots of regular sunscreen are harming our reefs) and bio-degradable wax. As surfers, we are taking lost of fun and advantages from the nature. It’s time to do something in return to protect our precious earth.
All Inclusive Three Time Healthy Meals
Now, most surfing camps typically serves one meal for the day—it’s either breakfast or dinner. So if you find a surf camp Algarve that serves all inclusive three time meals a day, you know you’ve find a good one.
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If you are travelling with your furry companion, you will be delighted to know that some surf camp in this region do accept animals. You need to take full responsibility of them, though! The staffs are not responsible for babysitting and cleaning up after your pets. Many surfers bring their dogs with them and these canine fur-ball are just as excited as their owners for some fun beach play!
Facilities to Look On Algarve Surf Camp
Finally, we come to one of the most essential part of a surf camp—the facility. On choosing your surf camp Algarve, look for at least;
- Ample surf boards in various size and types for rent
- Complete surf gears and accessories (fins, wax, leash, wetsuit, rash guards, etc) for rent
- Wifi connection and Satellite/ Cable TV
- Chill out area
- Excellent to have, but not necessary:
- Other sports and games equipments; skate board, balance boards, Ping Pong table, mini football table, bikes, swimming pool, etc.
- BBQ Area
- Massage therapist/ spa