Frequently Asked Questions
about Cascais Surf Camp
How to get to the Hostel & Surf Camp from Lisbon Airport?
There are 2 ways to get to us from Lisbon Airport:
– We provide transfers from/to the Lisbon airport. It’s €45 one way. To book we require the flight number, arrival hour in Lisbon airport and a phone number to contact you in case of delays. Please request your transfer with at least 48 hours in advance.
– By Public transportation: Take the Metro (Red line) on the Airport and go until Alameda. In Alameda you have to change from the Red line to the Green Line and go until the last stop Cais do Sodré.
In Cais do Sodré take the train all the way until the last stop that is Cascais. This ride will take 1:30h.
From the train station to the hostel is 10 min walking.
Check in and Check Out
The check in hour is from 2PM forward only. Feel Free to stop by at the hostel before and drop your luggage.
The check out hour is any time before 12PM.
Do you provide bed linen and towels?
All the beds have clean sheets and a blanket. Only private rooms have towels included in the price. We hire towels (shower and beach towels). The price is €2 per towel for the entire stay.
When will my surf lessons start?
The surf lessons are always programmed to start the day after your arrival.
What do I need for the surf lessons?
We provide the equipment (surfboard and wetsuit). You only need a beach towel, swimwear, sunscreen and we recommend to keep a bottle of water with you.
Do you provide any meal besides the breakfast?
Only the breakfast is included in the price. However we have a full equipped kitchen where you can prepare your meals. Also we have a fridge where you can keep your food.
Is it possible to save a place to park my car?
We don’t have private car parking, however it’s possible to park your car in the street behind our hostel. On GPS you can put directions to Avenida Vasco da Gama and park your car there. It’s a paid park (maximum €3 per day, from 9AM to 8PM).
Can I keep the equipment after the surf lesson?
The equipment is included only during the time of the lesson. If you want to practice more after the lesson, we have equipment to rent for €15/ 3 hours.
Is the lessons only for beginners?
In our classes we have people who have never surfed before and also intermediate surfers. The students are divided in groups by their level, so each instructor works with a specific group.
My friends are not attending the lessons, but can you take them to the beach too?
The transfers to the beach and to come back are for those who are attending the surf lessons. If there is extra space for them, they can take a ride for €5 a person. We will know if we can give them a ride at the time of the lesson. (It can’t be booked in advance.)
Do you offer lessons everyday? What time will my lesson start?
We have daily lessons- 2 surf sessions during high season and 1 lesson during low and middle season.
We programmed our lessons every week according to the tide and conditions. We have the weekly schedule available every Sunday.
Is there a specific day to start the course?
We try to have everyone started from Saturday to Saturday. Like this you will be with the same group during the lessons. However if you can’t arrive on a Saturday, it won’t be a problem.
Are there restaurants close to the hostel?
There are restaurants and 2 mini markets 1 minute away from the hostel. Also the city center is only 3 minutes walking.