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.

Should we book activities in advance?

If you wish to participate in activity as a group, we would suggest to book activities in advance. Depending of availability solo adventurers will be able to book activities last minute as well.

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.

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