The Algarve of Portugal seems to be made of breathtaking surf spots, beautiful seaside villas, plenty of sun, delicious Portuguese food, and plenty of breathtaking surf spots! Jaw dropping beaches laced up Algarve’s coastline. With something always cooking in the ocean, Algarve is a favourite among surfers—especially beginners and intermediate. The Algarve is blessed with great weather and manageable waves which is ideal for anyone who just start learning to surf. The intoxicating chilled atmosphere in its town and scenic coastal villages make it just perfect for surf holiday. Staying at Algarve surf camp is an obvious choice if you come for the surf. So pick up your board and head to Algarve to have some of the best surf for life. Here are some essentials you might need to know before going to Algarve.
Booking your Algarve surf camp
There are lots of ways to book a surf camp there. You could always go straight to Algarve first and find a suitable surfing camp after that. That means you need to stay at least one night in a regular hotel before going directly to the surf camps’ offices and see the packages. This allow you to ask question directly with the representatives or making a deal. You can see with your own eyes the real condition of the surf camp before actually booking. While this option gives more “trustability “, honestly it’s not the most convenient. Especially if you live on the country (or other side of the earth). You might want to consider looking up online. There are lots of trustable websites offering the best of surf camp—and sometimes on best price, too. We really recommend Nomad Surfers to book your Algarve surf camp. They have complete informations of the surf camp, price, packages, facilities, to a glimpse of rooms and life at the surf camps through galleries of photos.
How to get to Algarve
If you come from the overseas, travelling by plane will be the best option. The closet airport to Algarve is in Faro, the capital. If you can’t find a direct plane to Faro, you can get to Lisboa and get a connecting flight to Faro. You can also fly to Seville and just drive to Algarve if the connecting flight is too expensive for you.
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How to move around Algarve
If you book at surf camp in Algarve, you will pretty much live 90% of your holiday on it. Some of the surf camps would even offer a guided tour to the city or dropping you off to famous landmarks. However, you can still do your little independent exploration outside the surf camp if you want to. The easiest way is hiring a rental car or hailing a taxi though the latter could be a bit expensive. You could also get around by train—which is cheap and fun. You get plenty of scenic landscape along the journey. However, not all beaches or point of interest in Algarve are not reachable by train. You might to rent a bike or ride uber to get to the destination. Bus is another option you can take to get around major towns in Algarve. It’s affordable, though the network is quite limited.