Surf Trips Portugal Ericeira

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Lapoint Surf Camp Ericeira

An historic surfing mecca awaits you in Ericeira

Steeped in history and royal lore, Portugal’s Ericeira has gone from being known as the playground of kings and queens to the Mecca of Surf. Aside from stunning world-class surf along the 8 kilometers of pristine coastline, it is also a celebrated World Surfing Reserve. A mere 30 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, Ericeira has retained all of its historic charm with its labyrinth of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses set high on the cliffs above the azure blue Atlantic. Hurry up and contact a LUEX expert now to experience this historic surf spot.

Can you surf during Coronavirus?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Spain

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Spain - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    All good here. No quarantine required at either end.

Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Germany - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    All good here, no need to quarantine on either end.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    UK - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    Unvaccinated passengers will need to quarantine for 14 days when entering Portugal.

    Vaccinated passengers will not need to quarantine when entering Portugal.

    Unvaccinated passengers returning home will have to quarantine at home for 10 days.

    Vaccinated passengers do not need to quarantine.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    USA - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    No quarantine required on your return to the US. You might be subject to health screening on arrival.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Australia - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as best as we can with the latest information and changes.

  • Brazil

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Brazil - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    Flights to and from Brazil are currently suspended. We’ll keep you posted on any changes.

  • Mexico

    Entry Restrictions in Portugal

    • All passengers are required to complete an Electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLCe). You might be asked to show a confirmation registration at Check-In.

    This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    • Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have:

    • a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test is taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or

    • an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)

    • Special rules apply if you’re traveling to the Azores or to Madeira.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to the Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who are 12 years or younger;

    • Passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival;

    • Passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to the Azores must:

    Complete a ""Health Form upon arrival at the Azores" and a "Draft statement for inter-island travel" upon arrival; or

    Submit a "Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection" before departure.

    Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years;

    • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 90 days before arrival;

    • An EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC).

    Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Mexico - Portugal Trip Specific Restrictions

    Tourism in Portugal is currently limited. At this stage, people traveling from Mexico are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to residents and citizens of Portugal.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
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We all surf and understand YOUR Needs. Combined with our intimate knowledge of each location we will find and tailor YOUR perfect Surf Holiday.

Be Aware

Despite being a world-class destination, to the uneducated Ericeira can be a maze of roads and streets which can feel daunting without the proper guidance. Thankfully, our highly trained and knowledgeable surf partners have got your back when it comes to the logistics. As we are well versed and trained in all things concerning Ericeira, we will ensure that getting around and finding the perfect spot, be it in the water or out and about is stress-free.

What our customers say

"...I spent a week at Chill In, and had perfect surfing and holiday experience, though got injured (my own fault), but the guys took such a good care of me and encouraged me to surf after, gave all support and help I needed. Actually staying at that place made me start thinking about possibly moving to Ericeira for a longer term :) Surf lessons were also one of the best I ever had!

Highly recommended!"

Elena
(Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse)

"I chose Portugal because it isn't too far away from Germany, and I don't like flying that much. My friend actually recommended Surfriders because he was there last year and loved it. And I can't say something different. I loved it. Surfing, Weather, People, Accomodation, just everything. I am definitely coming back."

Pierre
(Surfriders Ericeira)

"Wooooow…with Lapoint you really get a lot - new surf skills, new friends, good food and so much more. I definitely surfed the best waves and had a time of my life! Unforgettable!"

Felix
(Lapoint Surf Camp Ericeira Lizandro)

"I just got back from my 7 day surfing trip in Ericeira, Portugal - My friend and I had the most amazing time!

The weather was great, not a single rainy day even though it was October, so we were out surfing every day.

The hostel was a home away from home- the bright colours, the staff and the guests (experienced and beginner surfers) - we couldn't have been happier.

The surfing instruction was very professional (Miguel!!!) and the instructors made us feel comfortable to go after the big waves (we traveled to 4 different beaches)...."

Elisheva
(Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse)

5 Reasons For you to spend your next surf holiday in Ericeira

01

You can't beat the Iconic breaks in Ericeira

Without a doubt, the treasure of Ericeria lies in the perfect barrels you can find all along the 8km stretch of impeccable coastline. World-renowned breaks like Ribeira d’Ilhas, Foz do Lizandro and Coxos wait to be ridden.

02

Accommodation for all

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back surf shack or a spacious villa with sea views, surf searchers can expect to be greeted by a wide variety of choices. Rest easy after a life-defining surf in one of the many places you will call home during your visit. New friends, whispered sunsets and the air of a different world will fill your lungs with every break as you relax under the Portuguese skies.

03

Find freedom in a World Surfing Reserve

Eight kilometers of perfect coastline make up what is considered by the American organisation Save the Waves Coalition as the first surfing reserve in Europe and the second in the world. It’s more than a surfer’s paradise, it is a pinned point in the consciousness of the world’s surfing community, where beaches such as Ribeira de Ilhas, the Baía dos Dois Irmãos (known locally as Coxos), Empa beach in front of the village, and São Lourenço beach are spoken with heavenly appreciation world over.

04

Find adventure on land in Ericeria's surrounding nature

When you decide to return from the ocean to explore the land which the ocean so dearly hugs, you can find many incredible places nearby to visit. Spend time at The Aldeia Típica de José Franco, a miniature village in clay in the town of Sobreiro, and the Convent of Mafra (the inspiration for Nobel Prize winner for Literature, José Saramago). It’s located in the National Tapada of Mafra, built by King D. João V after the construction of the convent in the 18th century and is nowadays a relaxing place in which you can see fallow deer, wild boar and other species of wildlife living in the wild.

05

Ericeira easy on the pocket

Ericeira offers exceptional value for money, especially for food and drink and this is because the town is geared for surfers and Portuguese tourists. Eat delicious meals at one of the dozens of seafood restaurants that specialise in freshly caught fish with flavour rarely tasted anywhere else in the world.

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