Want to try surfing? Or SUP? Or maybe kitesurfing? Let AltaVista make your dream a reality


The Algarve has fast become the most popular destination for activity holidays. With fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, world-class surf sports and national parks such as the Costa Vicentina, it’s the perfect place to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. We have got so many activities to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice! AltaVista activities can be pre-booked with your accommodation. If you are not staying with us, we can still arrange our activities with local pickups! If you’re coming in summer, we recommend pre-booking activities to avoid disappointment.


We surf pretty much 365 days a year in The Algarve. On the west coast we have the Atlantic rollers and on the south coast we have the more sheltered Algarve. Enjoy lessons of the best surf school in Europe as you take in the breathtaking beauty of Portugal. Best to Book in Advance

• Lessons for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
• Transfers to the beach included
• Wetsuits and Boards all Included

Off Peak €
Apr May Jun
Peak €
Jul Aug Sep Oct
1 day6070
3 days165195
5 days250300


The Algarve is perfect for kitesurfing with brilliant wind conditions. In summer we get the northerly ‘Nortada’ winds, picking up in early afternoon and creating fabulous conditions for learning to Kite on a shallow lagoon sheltered from the tides and currents. Book in Advance.

• 3 Hour Course – Introduction to the basics of flying a kite
• 7 Hour Course – Gets you on the board and moving
• 10 Hour Course- Gets you to a level to practise on your own.

KitesurfingPrice €
Fundamentals3 hour course120
On board and moving7 hour course220
Get to Kite on your own10 hour course300
Advanced tricks/jumps 15 hour course415


SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) is the fastest growing watersport ever!  It’s easy to learn, great exercise for all fitness levels and perfect for soaking up the Portuguese sun. Explore amazing secret beaches, caves and grottoes along the beautiful Algarve coast. Leaving the Lodge every morning at 7:45am

• All boards are large and perfect for beginners
• Learning is easy and will include safety and basic techniques
• Within a short time you will be exploring the coast

Sunrise Grottos
Lake tour
2.5 hrs50
All Day River Tour7 hrs65
Wave SUP Intro3 -4 hrs110


With it’s stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, tranquil waters and sheltered south coast, the Algarve is the perfect place to kayak and snorkel.  Our expert guides will take you to secret coves, grottoes and beaches that are only accessible from the sea. 

• Kayak through grottoes, secluded beaches and caves
• Guided tours with our expert guide
• Opportunity to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters

KayakingBeachDurationPrice €
Kayaking + Snorkelling Luz3 hrs55
Grotto Tour + guideLagos Batata2hr 30m35


Unwind, refresh and restore balance in the body with the healing powers of Yoga and Massage! You will walk away feeling more rejuvenated in the mind, body and spirit and the knowledge to maintain this daily.

• Experienced yoga and massage hosts.
• Tranquil yoga garden and purpose built covered yoga studio
• Morning yoga lessons on ocean front gardens (15 mins walk)

Yoga and MassageDurationPrice €
Yoga1 hour12
Full Body Massage1 hour60
Back Massage30 min30


Try coasteering, climb along the edge of the stunning Algarve coastline and jump and swim into the Atlantic Ocean. Our team can show you the best spots to jump in from, places to slide down or caves to swim through. The Algarve coast is your playground. Book on Arrival.

• Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
• All equipment included
• Explore hidden beaches, amazing cliffs and rock formations.

CoasteeringDurationPrice €
Cliff jumping
Rock climbing
Swimming through caves
Free transport3 hours55


Experience the thrill of wakeboarding towed by a powerful speedboat.  Our experienced instructors will skilfully get beginners up and gliding on the water and test the most advanced by creating a wake for jumps. Praia da Luz is just a few minutes walk from AltaVista. Book on Arrival.

• Powerful speedboat and experienced instructors
• Beginners to advanced
• Calmest waters are usually in the morning

Power BoatPrice
Waterskiing15 mins25
Wakeboarding15 mins25
Lessons15 mins50

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