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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I book AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge?

To put it simply - we care about you! At AltaVista, you can do as much or as little as you wish. Want to book surf lessons, go kayaking, maybe a skydive? Sure, we can do that. Prefer to sit by the pool with a cocktail and some good music? We got that covered too. There is no pressure to do anything and our lovely team will ensure you leave with a smile and some great memories.

Is AltaVista Surf Lodge in a good location?

It’s great! Praia da Luz is located between Lagos (7km) and Sagres (25km) in the western Algarve. This makes a great base to explore the less touristic and more beautiful side of the region. All the amenities of Praia da Luz are a 15-20 minute walk away

Is Praia da Luz nice?

We love Praia da Luz.  It has everything that you could need.  Bars, shops, restaurants, banks, pharmacies and a glorious sandy beach around 1000m long.  There are excellent hiking trails to Burgau and Porto do Mos providing wonderful coastal views.

Is AltaVista suitable for solo travellers?

Definitely. We pride ourselves on our fun and sociable atmosphere. You will make friends for life.

Is breakfast included in the room price?

Yes.  A delicious, healthy continental breakfast is complimentary.

Is the Algarve a good place to be a digital nomad?

Absolutely.  With over 300 days of sunshine and a plethora of beautiful beaches, the Algarve is a fabulous, budget-friendly place to work remotely and stay for an extended period.

Can I work remotely at AltaVista Surf Lodge?

AltaVista has the perfect setting to be a digital nomad.  The lodge has 5000m² of gardens and orchards so you will be spoilt for choice on where to position your office.  Additionally, we have FIBRE-OPTIC broadband so you need not worry about internet speeds.

Do I need to hire a car if I stay at AltaVista Surf Lodge?

No.  You can walk into Praia da Luz very easily.  Additionally, many of our activities (surf camp, kitesurfing, climbing, horse riding) will pick you up from the lodge.  We can also pre-book transfers from Faro airport (1 hour).  if you do wish to explore the Algarve at your own pace we can offer car rental at our lodge at very attractive prices.

Are the surf lessons suitable for beginners?

Don’t worry!  Many AltaVista guests are trying surfing for the first time.  Our experienced and friendly team will take you on a step-by-step journey to build your confidence in the waves.  The wetsuit, surfboard, beach transfers and picnic lunch are included in the package.

I am an experienced surfer.  Do you offer more advanced classes?

We offer surf lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.  Alternatively, if you wish to surf without a class, we recommend that you hire a car with a roof rack.  If you don’t wish to bring your own board, we can arrange the hire of equipment for you.

Can I use the kitchen to cook my own food?

Yes!  You can store food in the cupboards or in the fridge in your room.  We have three supermarkets in the village.  We also offer a delicious weekly BBQ which all of our guests love.

Do you have double or twin beds in the private rooms?

We have both.  Advise us in advance and we will make up the beds as required.

Is it easy to social distance at AltaVista?

Yes it is.  Each room has its own private bathroom and terrace with external access.  The public areas are spacious and we have enormous gardens for you to relax in.  We have prepared AltaVista to be both enjoyable and safe.  We are following the Turismo de Portugal ‘Safe and Clean’ protocol.3

Are children allowed at AltaVista?

No.  AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge is for adults only (18+).  Our usual age range is from 20-45.  And speaking of cute little animals, we do not accept pets.

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