Ride the waves on Portugal's pristine Alentejana coast

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Nestled on the picturesque Carvalhal Beach, in the Freguesía de Portua along the unspoiled Alentejo coast of the Setúbal district, Carvalhal Surf School offers a gateway to Portugal's pristine coastline. Just an hour's drive from the vibrant capital city of Lisbon, this idyllic stretch of coastline beckons travelers seeking an authentic slice of coastal paradise.

Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and untrammeled natural beauty, the Alentejo coast is a haven for discerning travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. At Carvalhal Surf School, surfers of all ages and skill levels can immerse themselves in the art of wave riding, guided by experienced local instructors certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation.

For beginners, the surf school offers comprehensive lessons that begin with on-land theory sessions before transitioning to the water under the expert guidance of instructors. Intermediate and advanced surfers can refine their techniques and enhance their skills with personalized coaching tailored to their individual needs.

All necessary equipment is provided, ensuring a hassle-free surfing experience from start to finish. After a day of catching waves, guests can unwind and relax at María Mar Surf & Guest House, located in the charming town of Melides along the Alentejo coast. Offering both private and shared accommodations, a communal kitchen, and a tranquil garden, María Mar Surf & Guest House provides the perfect retreat just 20 minutes by car from Carvalhal Beach.

To further explore the scenic beauty of the Alentejo coast, guests are invited to explore the surrounding area by bicycle, provided free of charge—a delightful way to discover the hidden gems of this meticulously curated coastal haven.


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  • Bicycles