The PORTO BEACH LODGE is the perfect location for everyone seeking sun, beach and waves while exploring one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
Surf and the City
The lodge is located about 25 kilometers north of the center of Porto (35 minutes by metro) in a small pine forest of the coastal village of Árvore. With a distance of only 400 meters to the sea, you can reach our "home beach" with 3 surf spots in a few minutes foot walk. The several kilometers stretched sandy beach is largely protected and part of the natural dune landscape of the Nature Reserve of Mindelo. The beach side is one of the most beautiful the region offers and is equally popular with surfers and beach lovers due to its fine white sand and wave quality.
At the northern end of the beach, at the mouth of the river Ave, lies Praia da Azurara, one of the best surf spots in the North of Portugal, especially known for its consistent conditions as well as for its relaxed atmosphere. During the summer months, you can take a boat from here steering to the other side of the river, where the small historic seaport, Vila do Conde, attracts you with its Mediterranean flair – the original Portuguese ambiance of the old town is best enjoyed in one of its many traditional cafés and restaurants situated right at the sea side or hidden in its narrow alleys.
Enjoy the historical flair and the authentic atmosphere
Formerly owned by one of the wealthiest wine-growing families in the region, today, the beach lodge is part of the PORTO SURF COMPANY (PSC) and thus supplementing a group of projects all around surfing in Porto. With only a few hundred meters to the beautiful beach Praia da Árvore, and surrounded by a little forest of pine trees, the property does not only convince with its location, but attracts with historical flair and authentic atmosphere. The main house and the adjoining house together offer single, double and 3-bed rooms as well as two suites for 4 persons and 2 dorms for 2 and 3 people. Except for the dorms, all rooms and suites have a private bathroom and TV. The large living room in the main house brings all guests together, offering a cozy sitting area, a fireplace and TV as well as a spacious dining room. The houses are framed by a beautiful Mediterranean natural garden with large green areas inviting for walks and sporting activities. A nearby sports field offers you even more possibilities to exercise outside the water.
Start the morning with a good breakfast and experience the Portuguese cuisine
Every morning, the PORTO BEACH LODGE welcomes you with an extensive breakfast buffet of carefully selected products. The breakfast includes a wide variety of healthy fruits and vegetables as well as sweet and savory dishes to strengthen you for a whole day of surfing: various types of bread, croissants, cakes, butter/cream cheese, sausage, cheese and jam as well as muesli in various variations, yogurt, fruit salad and eggs. You can chose beverages like coffee, tea, water and orange juice. The preparation of lunch and dinner is in your hands – a communal kitchen offers you everything you need. But don´t worry, if you don't want to cook yourself, you can enjoy the typical Portuguese cuisine in many authentic restaurants nearby. We highly recommend visiting the neighbor village, Vila do Conde, and the city of Porto – which is just half an hour´s drive from Árvore – not only because of its great culinary variety and traditional cuisine but to get an even closer idea of the unspoiled Portuguese culture.
accommodation 400m from the next surf spot
private bathroom and TV (except dorms)
communal living room with terrace
garden & sporting area
lodge crew service and advice
free shuttle to the metro station
surf lesson (optional)
surf rental (optional)
|low season||mid season||high season|
|single room||343 EUR||413 EUR||448 EUR|
|double room||392 EUR||504 EUR||574 EUR|
|4 bed suite||630 EUR||854 EUR||994 EUR|
|dorm (price p.p.)||189 EUR||245 EUR||280 EUR|
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low season (Nov. - Mar.), mid season (Apr. - Jun. & Sep. - Oct.), high season (Jul. & Aug.)
For all levels and ages
Our surf courses for all levels and ages are offered 7 days a week. Under the instructions of experienced and licensed surf instructors of the PORTO SURF SCHOOL, you will learn how to catch your first waves or improve the skills you already have. Depending on the given wave conditions and tides there are either two surf sessions of 1.5 hours or one long session of approx. 3 hours per day. Regarding the tides and conditions, we start every morning between 9.30 and 10.30 am. At best, the courses takes place directly at our home beach – Praia da Árvore. If the waves next door do not meet our requirements, we will take you to other surf spots where beginners as well as intermediates and advanced surfers will get the best conditions the area offers. The lessons are given in English.
Always the best material to learn
To ensure your well-being and safety in the water, we particularly focus on quality. Therefore, we only provide high quality material in all our surf courses. We offer soft boards in sizes 7'0 to 9'0 feet for absolute beginners and hard boards between 6'4 and 7'6 feet for surfers with previous experience. Even if the Atlantic Ocean is famous for its chilly temperatures, you are not going to freeze since every participant will get his own thick 4/3mm wetsuit.
You want to enjoy every day of surfing without taking part in a surf course? Of course we rent out boards, wetsuits and everything else you need to surf and explore the coast by yourself. Our nice staff will provide you with all information about the area and the individual surf spots.
Just 20 min. from the airport