Surf Travel Company

Costa da Caparica Kitesurf, SUP & Surf Hostel - Almada, Lisbon. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

Costa da Caparica Kitesurf, SUP & Surf Hostel - Almada, Lisbon Guests overall rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ 0 based on 0 reviews
5 0

No ratings!

The hotel stands in the midst of a bunch of stone pine trees, a large natural lawn, swimming pool, tennis court and a lounge space. It is an attractive and unique accommodation unit and you’ll see that it will be unforgettable, as well!

 

The decoration concept was designed to give a warm atmosphere, young and functional, a sun and sea fusion, an alliance between adventure and leisure. There was also a major concern with the materials used so they could follow the recycling and reuse logic.

 

The reception and welcome procedures are very diligent and attentive to each guest needs, as well as very reliable. The lodging price (with breakfast included) is also another reason to choose this accommodation unit, where you can find 95 beds and 25 rooms (double, multiple and family rooms). Access to the pool and the use of individual lockers are included too. Wi-Fi connection available.

 

For those who’re not satisfied with relax indoors, on the grass or São João sandy beach, we too have to offer you accommodation packages of surf, bodyboard, stand up paddle, kitesurf, windsurf and yoga lessons.

 

And so … if it is a matter of waking up to the sound of birds, sunbathing on the grass, take a dip in the pool, learn tennis, surfing in the Atlantic, having a birthday party, a sports training or just dance until your feet hurt… the important is to come and renew some energies, catch perfect waves and reach the coast.

THE ACCOMMODATION

SINGLE ROOMS

If your option is to choose an accommodation without sharing the space with others, there is only one room with those specifications and a collective bathroom.

DOUBLE ROOMS

To enjoy the energy and vitality by the sea, the hotel offers eleven double rooms with a fully renovated, more cheerful and orderly decor. We know that small details make all the difference.

 

Three of the bedrooms are suites featuring toilets with private showers, TV and daily cleaning. They are located on the entrance floor in an exclusive area.

 

Also nice and cosy are the eight rooms that are located on the 1st floor. These rooms require the use of shared bathrooms with individual shower cubicles.

MULTIPLE ROOMS

A good option for groups who want to organize a party with friends, a sports training, any other thematic gathering or provide a different weekend to employees of an institution or a company.

There are rooms with 4, 5, 8 and 9 bunk beds, with a collective toilet and shower.

Coolness is the motto of this accommodation, where no one will feel alone ever.

FAMILY ROOMS

You can have two family rooms with a double bed and a bunk bed. The bathrooms and showers are shared.

Perfect for couples with children who value greater privacy atmosphere.

Come and enjoy unforgettable moments with your family.

FACILITIES

  • Reception 24h/day
  • Vending Machine
  • Fax and photocopier
  • Lockers with free access (padlock not included)
  • Swimming Pool: Free use for guests
  • Tennis court free use or with lessons: fee payment at the reception desk.
  • Bar: from 3pm to 11pm with music, lessons and dance workshops to lighten up late afternoons and evenings.
  • Karaoke on Saturdays.
  • Meals – Catering service available.
  • Hostel Kitchen: from 9am to 11pm, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, electric hob, ironing board and iron.
  • Lounge Area:cable TV, Wi-Fi, ping-pong table (free use), table football and a special corner for children.
  • Training Room: fully equipped with capacity for 20 people.

THE ACTIVITIES

SURF

For targeted learning, fast and safe, the Surf School structure their classes and their training according to the practitioner level and the progression of their students. Thus, it is organized into three learning groups: Initiation; Progression; Advanced.

 

The classes:

  • They take place at different beaches and in accordance with the practitioner’s level.
  • They have an average duration of 2 hours.
  • They include all the material necessary to practice the sport.
  • Some of the classes are video taped and documented in photography for correction of failures of each student.
  • Each level has structured very specific, where the student passes only level when comply with all stages of learning.

 

 

SURF INITIATION

Has no age limit, are classes where anyone can sign up and start your activity in the surf.

 

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student
  • Providing fun sessions in order to foster a taste for activity

 

Specific objectives:

  • Familiarization with the material
  • Adaptation to the aquatic environment
  • Knowledge of safety rules
  • Perform take off
  • position base
  • Catching waves unassisted coach
  • Cutting waves in the foam to the left and to the right
  • When the sea permits, catch waves before they kicking and cut to the left and to the right.

 

General notes:

Available 1 Certified Trainer for each 6/8 students

All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase

Packs of surfing initiation classes can be divided up to 4 people

 

 

SURF PROGRESSION

In this class, belong to surfers already know that cutting the wave and are beginning their maneuvers learning process.

 

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student

 

Specific objectives:

  • Improve posture and surf base position
  • Improving reading sea and placement into water
  • Perform curved “S”
  • Perform top turn, botom turn and cut back

 

General notes:

  • Available 1 Certified Trainer for each 6/8 students
  • All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase
  • Packs Progression and Advanced Surf are non-transferable

 

 

SURF ADVANCED

This class are part of surfers who are already autonomous in the sea and already know to perform some curves on the wall of the wave.

 

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student

 

Specific objectives:

  • Depending on the athlete to athlete, the main objective is the development level of each and the correction of errors, such as posture, body spins and wave reading by viewing videos of the training sessions.
  • At the end of each training, the coach sent every training session videos and attached to this video, it is made an analysis of each wave of surfers, so this way, it is easier for the surfer realize exactly where your the is and where error should work, to enhance its performance in water.

 

General notes:

  • Available 1 Certified Trainer for each 6/8 students
  • All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase
  • Packs Progression and Advanced Surf are non-transferable

SURF ADAPTED SURF

Surf Adapted is an area of Surf mode. This takes advantage of the beach as a natural environment and Surf, sea and waves as intervention tools, promoting the capacities of individuals, inclusion and equal opportunities. 

 

There is enormous potential in this activity, including the development of certain skills that properly encouraged and supported may transfer to the daily lives of participants. Because it is an activity in which there is no standard adjustment, the participants themselves should be the active agent in the adaptation of activity meet their specific needs. 

 

Classes last for two hours and include: 

  • Reserved parking by the beach
  • surfboard adapted soft materials
  • Life jacket
  • Tiralô
  • Accredited surf teacher
  • Specialized surf monitor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Technical Event body Surf for All
  • 2 to 3 elements for each participant

SURF KIDS

Classes for children from 4 years old!

 

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student
  • Providing fun sessions in order to foster a taste for activity

 

Specific objectives:

  • Familiarization with the material
  • Adaptation to the aquatic environment
  • Knowledge of safety rules
  • Perform take off
  • Position base
  • Catching waves unassisted coach
  • Cutting waves in the foam to the left and to the right
  • When the sea permits, catch waves before they kicking and cut to the left and to the right.

 

General notes:

  • Available 1 Certified Trainer for each 6/8 students
  • All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase
  • Packs of surfing initiation classes can be divided up to 4 people

SUP SCHOOL

CLASSES / RIDES AND STAND UP PADDLE TOURS

Costa de Caparica | Sesimbra | Arrábida | Alcácer do Sal | Óbidos | Lakes and Rivers of Portugal

 

For targeted learning, fast and safe, The School, structure their classes and their training according to the practitioner level and the progression of their students. Thus,it is organized into three learning groups:

 

Initiation Costa da Caparica – Level 1 and Level 2 Arrábida – Level 1

Progression Costa da Caparica – Level 1 and Level 2

Advanced Costa da Caparica – Level 3

 

The classes:

  • The 20 lessons pack, does not apply to Arrábida.
  • They take place in separate reservoirs and beaches and in accordance with the practitioner’s level.
  • They have an average duration of 2 hours.
  • They include all the material necessary to practice the sport.
  • Each level has structured very specific, where the student passes only level when comply with all stages of learning.

 

 

SUP INITIATION

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student
  • Providing fun sessions in order to foster a taste for activity

 

Specific objectives:

  • Learning to paddle on your knees on the board
  • Learning how to turn on your knees Learning to paddle and turn in a standing position

 

General notes:

  • All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase
  • Packs of initiation and progression of Sup classes can be divided up to 4 people

 

 

SUP PROGRESSION

General objectives:

  • Safety
  • Good Relationship Coach / student
  • Providing fun sessions in order to foster a taste for activity

 

Specific objectives:

  • Learning to paddle on your knees on the board
  • Learning how to turn on your knees
  • Learning to paddle and turn in a standing position

 

General notes:

  • All classes packs are valid for 6 months from the time of purchase
  • Packs of initiation and progression of Sup classes can be divided up to 4 people

SUP & SURF GUIDING

4 Hours Tours:

  • Costa da Caparica
  • Carcavelos
  • Guincho / Sintra

 

6/8 hours Tours:

  • Ericeira / Peniche
  • Alentejo
  • Algarve

KITE SURF

We do what we love! Kitesurf is our passion! We work for the fun, evolution and success of the student. Teaching since 2001, we have more than 5500 hours teaching.

We are 100 % specialized and dedicated to teaching kitesurfing. All equipment is provided by the school. Max two students per kite and 2 kites per instructor. 100% mobile Kitesurf School meaning that we teach in the best kite spot around Lisbon according to the best wind conditions found.

 

Easy learning with the most safe and secure equipment. We make photos and videos of the day for the student to see the daily progress. We have Insurance included: Third party and self risk. Duarte Coelho has a large experience in water and wind sports. We are one of the few recognize and certified Kite schools in the country.

 

DISCOVERY (BEGINNER) – Level 1 (2 hours)

  • Site Selection
  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Know the use of safety systems
  • Carry and handle the kite properly
  • Basic Piloting
  • Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
  •  Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
  • Know the wind window
  • Control Systems
  • Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
  • Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
  • In flight check of equipment and settings
  • Pull quick release and activate leash
  • Understand and use the international communication signals
  • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de power kite)
  • Power Control
  • Control the kite hooked into the harness
  • Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
  • Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
  • Show full control of de-power systems in flight
  • Self Landing
  • Recover the bar and kite

 

INTERMEDIATE- Level 2 (4 hours)

  • Downwind Body Drag
  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water
  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

 

INDEPENDENT – Level 3 (4 hours)

  • Steady Pull
  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety ules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

 

ADVANCED – Level 4 (4 hours)

  • Edging
  • Control the riding speed by edging
  • Consistent riding in both directions
  • Upwind Riding
  • Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
  • Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules
  • Turns
  • Change of direction without stopping
  • Make a toe side turn
  • Whatever you want to do in the water!

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

If you are one of those who loves to open your room window and inspire the ocean fragrance, you ought to plan your holidays or a short break here.

 

Located in Costa da Caparica, in the county of Almada, the Hotel offers several accommodation options for couples, groups, families or even those who might fancy a more solitary alternative. Cool beach days are always a guarantee and there are about 13 km of a long sandy seaside.

 

Tranquillity is also guaranteed by pure relaxation, calm and pleasure given by the warmth of the surrounding stunning nature.

 

Beach, bakery, restaurants and supermarket a walking distance.

 

Getting Here

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS

From Cacilhas boat station, Almada

Get TST Bus 135 to Costa da Caparica (via rápida)

Go to the end of the line

Get Bus 129 to Trafaria

Step off at bus stop: Rua Miguel Torga

 

From Trafaria boat station, Almada

Get TST Bus 129 to Costa da Caparica

Step off at bus stop: Rua Miguel Torga

 

From Pragal train station, Almada – Comboios de Portugal

Get TST Bus 125 to Trafaria

Go to the end of the line

Get Bus 129 to Costa da Caparica

Step off at bus stop: Rua Miguel Torga

 

From Lisboa airport (by Trafaria)

Get the Metro to Cais do Sodré (change in Alameda to the green line)

Get the Train and step off at Belém station

Get the Ferry to Trafaria

Get Bus 129 to Costa da Caparica

Step off at bus stop: Rua Miguel Torga

 

From Lisboa airport (by Cacilhas)

Get the Metro to Cais do Sodré (change in Alameda to the green line)

Get the Ferry to Cacilhas

Get TST Bus 135 to Costa da Caparica (via rápida)

Go to the end of the line

Get Bus 129 to Trafaria

Step off at bus stop: Rua Miguel Torga

BY BICYCLE

There’s a 2.5 km cycle lane between Trafaria river terminal and the Hotel

BY CAR

Direction North-South, Lisboa

From Eixo Norte-Sul go toward south and cross the bridge 25 de Abril.

Take the first exit toward Costa da Caparica (IC20) and go straight ahead.

At the end of the IC20, turn right toward Trafaria.

Pass on two roundabouts and go straight ahead.

On the third roundabout, turn right onto Rua Miguel Torga.

 

Direction South-North, Almada

From A2 motorway, before reaching the bridge 25 de Abril, take exit toward Costa da Caparica (IC20).

At the end of the IC20, turn right toward Trafaria.

Pass on two roundabouts and go straight ahead.

On the third roundabout, turn right onto Rua Miguel Torga.

BY FERRY

Get the ferry at Belém to Trafaria.

Follow toward Costa da Caparica

Pass on two roundabouts and go straight ahead

On the third roundabout, take the third exit onto Rua Miguel Torga

PRICES & PACKAGES

ACCOMMODATION ONLY

  LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
Double room/ private bathroom 38 € 45 €
Double room/ shared bathroom 32 € 37 €
Single room/ Shared bathroom 18 € 22 €
A bed in a Shared room 15 € 17,50 €

 

LOW SEASON: 16/09 to 14/06

HIGH SEASON: 15/06 to 15/09

SURF PROMOTIONS 2 for 1

September is the month of the return to all…September is also back to the surfing school! Promotion of classes packs: Initiation + Progression, in any purchase of Classes pack – Offer Pack 1 similar (valid from 8th to 22th September 2016).

 

1. Promotion valid for any pack purchase, initiation classes or progression

2. Validity of packs is 6 months

3. Campaign valid for purchases made only in the next 15 days (from September 8 to September 22)

 

PACKAGES AVAILABLE:

Included: Surf board, wetsuit, leash, personal accident insurance, liability insurance, lycra.

  • Surf Initiation 3+3 (6 lessons) 75
  • Surf Initiation or Progression 5+5 (10 lessons) 100
  • Surf Initiation or Progression 10+10 (20 lessons) 160
  • Surf Initiation or Progression 20+20 (40 lessons) 220

SURF OR SUP INITIATION

Included: Surf board, wetsuit, leash, personal accident insurance, liability insurance, lycra.

  • 3 lessons = 75
  • 5 lessons = 100
  • 10 lessons = 160
  • 20 lessons = 220

SURF OR SUP PROGRESSION

Included: Surf board, wetsuit, leash, personal accident insurance, liability insurance, lycra.

  • 5 lessons = 100
  • 10 lessons = 160
  • 20 lessons = 220

SURF OR SUP ADVANCED

Included: Surf board, wetsuit, leash, personal accident insurance, liability insurance, lycra.

  • 5 lessons = 80
  • 10 lessons = 140
  • 20 lessons = 180

SURF OR SUP GUIDING

Included: Personal accident insurance, liability insurance.

  • 4 hours tour €35
  • Optional Transportation 15
  • Equipment rent €35

KITE SURFING

  • Per hour € 35
  • Baptism Kite 35 €  1 hour 
  • Normal Full Course 3 Levels € 290 per 10 hours
  • Advance Full Course 4 levels €390 per 14 hours
  • Advanced (jumps, turnings, tricks € 120 pack 4 hours

RELATED SURF CAMPS Portugal