Algarve

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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
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A surfing adventure ready to be explored in the Algarve

More than just glossy yachts and golf this southern region of Portugal has an abundance of surfing spots along its south and west coasts with waves to put a smile on your face whatever your level. Not far off the coast of Morroco, the Algarve region is a true crowd pleaser with plenty of cultural gems, golden beaches, natural beauty, buzzing nightlife and plethora of surfing options available wherever you look. One thing is for certain, Portgual’s best-kept secret is a must-go surfing destination for everyone who wants to visit the European continent and its waves.

Why Book with us

The best thing about booking with us is that we are unbiased. We don’t have exclusive contracts with selected resorts but rather have them all to make sure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of. No compromises, no sad faces - as we offer the widest collection of surf trips in Portugal.

The Algarve has always been a favourite LUEX surf destination. Our highly trained staff has spent extensive time living, traveling and surfing across Portugal’s southernmost region. It’s safe to say that we know the area and its surf conditions like the back of our hands. With us, it’s always personal. We cater to your needs and come up with the best alternatives to provide you with a surf vacation you always dreamed of.

We offer best price guarantee - always and forever! We figured out all the cost traps in Portugal, so you don’t have to. There are many, but through our extensive network and long lasting relationships we know how to avoid them, and save some hard-earned cash on surf passes, services, surf packages and more, all at the same time.

We offer safe, fast and reliable payment and booking options, but what makes LUEX stand out is that you are talking to real people! Our dedicated sales agent not only work you through the process step by step but will assist you with everything else you need along the way. Jetting off to your dream destination has never been easier!

At LUEX, you get to talk to real people with real input! All of our sales agents have been to the Algarve and know the area and its many waves inside and out. No scripted messages, no robot typing - but real-time assistance with that ever so valuable human touch.

Be Aware

The Algarve is one of the last surfing secrets in Portugal and many of its waves are only waiting to be named. No crowds, adventurous, off-the-beaten-track excursions and rugged terrain are a desirable feature when you go on a surf trip but it also makes it notoriously difficult to get around. Local knowledge is key in South Portugal and there’s nothing worse than having world-class waves nearby but no knowing how to get to them. Leave the hassle up to us, we have you covered from any issues you may otherwise encounter. Also, be aware that knowledge of the local communities and shoreline is important to get the most out of your adventure. Stress less about these costly and time-consuming issues and stress more about the next barrel you are going to ride.

Meet your expert

Our Italian bundle of energy has been part of the LUEX family since 2017. Giulia studied Law in Torino but figured out pretty soon that courtrooms and suits aren't really her style. She is working her magic on people interested in trips to the Maldives, Portugal, and Philippines. If she's not dominating at Nias - her favorite wave ever, she is helping people from all over the world to find the best trip that suits their style, ability, and preference. Want to make her smile? Book a trip to one of her favorite destinations and her face lights up!

What our customers say

"We just returned from our trip to Portugal. Loved the atmosphere, crew, location, our comfortable room and the very delicious food… we met a lot of very nice people and therefore had a great time in the Vila Catarina. ..."

Mareike
(Vila Catarina)

"Me and my friend spent one week at the Tiny Whale Surf Lodge and we absolutely loved it. The camp is just a few minutes outside Lagos and very nice. There is a swimming pool, hammocks and a slack line, a bar and a very nice chill out area...."

Johanna
(Tiny Whale Surf Lodge)

"I stayed at dreamsea Portugal for two weeks. I would recommend it to everyone who wants a fun holiday with a lot of surfing and avtivities, no matter if you're travelling alone or in a group. You get to meet a lot of nice people from all over the world an especially the staff is just amazing. ..."

Svea
(Dreamsea Surf Camp Portugal)

"The hotel was perfect - the staff so friendly (and with humor) The surfing was fun... but more difficult than expected :-) and the instructors at the surfclub super...."

Vibke
(Memmo Baleeira Surf Resort)

There are good reasons for surfing the Algarve

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Uncrowded world class waves

What if we tell you that there are many world-class waves still waiting to be named? Sounds too good to be true, we know but it’s an inevitable reality in the Algarves. Notoriously famous for not having to share the lineup with 20+heads, the Portgual’s southernmost region is perfect for everyone who is sick of sloppy, average waves packed with people.

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The Algarve is a true postcard address

The Algarve is the land of plenty: lush undulating landscapes leading into long sandy beaches and everywhere you look the blue, blue sea. This southernmost region of Portugal is popular in the summer months with roughly 200k of coastline stretching south and west. Team this with favourable winds, a wide swell window, throw some reefs into the mix and you’ve got yourself one sweet slice of surfing indulgence!

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No one goes home disappointed

The Algarve is like one big candy shop with something to suit everyone’s taste-buds. Pic’n’mix between raucous party towns, quaint whitewashed villages, enchanting forested hills and dramatic sepia tone cliffs. The same goes for the surf. Whatever time of the year you arrive there are waves upon waves just waiting to be buttered by you and your board! Travelers can take their pick of a wide choice of lodging options with laid back surf camps, party houses, friendly hostels and sea-view apartments.

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Surf your brains out 365 days of the year

Thanks to the geography and favorable winds there is always surf to be found. Conditions are all time in spring and autumn seasons with the sun keeping things balmy and warm. During summer the waves can simmer down but then the parties onshore come to full boil so you’re never far from a good time. Regardless of wind and swell there’s surf to be found all year round, beginners are able to ease into the surfing scene on smaller waves whilst the pros can throw down tricks all day on the quality west coast point and reef breaks.

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Plenty of fun things to do when the surf is flat

When you’re not surfing you can refuel in the oceanfront restaurants serving great local cuisine; share your tales from the high seas in the buzzing bars of Sagres and Lagos, treat yourself to a spot of shopping and later on be sure to bust some moves on the dance floor. If you fancy a break from the carnival there are plenty of peaceful hideaways where you can relax and recharge. Take a trip along the coast to discover historical castle towns, cobblestone streets in charming villages, rugged undeveloped coastline and inviting beaches.

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