Families

The best surf spot in lisbon for families

Costa da caparica the best beach break for all the family

Come and stay with all the family in the coastal town of Costa da Caparica, located just 15 minutes away from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Here you will find the perfect balance between a relaxing beach holiday and a wonderful city of culture. Choose to stay in the main Gota Dagua surf camp where all the action is or choose Gota Dagua surf suites just next door to enjoy a much more quiet & relaxed surf holiday. We combine a range of activities to offer you much more than just surfing, for the entire family to enjoy.

About our family packages

Packages designed to suit your needs

Our packages are designed to ensure that you make the most out of your family surf holiday in Portugal. From daily surfing and activities while situated in the beautiful nature surrounding Costa Da Caparica, there will be no shortage of fun and relaxation for all the family to enjoy. Depending on your family’s needs we can customise our packages to ensure that all the family has a trip of a lifetime.

Our accommodation

Gota dagua surf camp, surf suites & apartments

All our accommodation is located within walking distance of each other in the beautiful and calm neighborhood of São João da Caparica. You will find traditional cobblestone streets and cafes where you will be able to meet and greet the Portuguese locals. Ideally located just 8 minutes walk from the beach.

Our apartments offer a more private and exclusive experience for families who wish to enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the main surf houses. Our surf suites are also available for families that wish to be fully immersed in the surf camp experience.

Time for parents?

Daily activities for kids and babysitting service

When you want to enjoy some quality time alone together, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. During the day we will keep the kids busy with surf lessons and other outdoor activities.

We also offer babysitting services which can be arranged at any time, just speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic meal or a sunset walk on the beach we will make sure your kids are looked after.

Food

Our surf camp and surf suites

Our surf houses are located just 20 meters from each other in the beautiful and calm neighborhood of São João da Caparica. You will find traditional cobblestone streets and cafes where you will be able to meet and greet the Portuguese locals. Both houses are located just an 8 minute walk from the beach.

Our main surf camp is where all the action happens. It is where our bar and chill out areas are located as well as the games room and slackline. Here we host our family dinners, BBQ nights, live music nights, quiz nights and more. Breakfast is also served in the surf camp daily.

Private apartments

Just a 3 min walk from our main surf camp

Our private apartments are perfect for families that wish to enjoy the surf camp atmosphere but prefer to have the privacy offered by having private accommodation. We have three cozy apartments, located just a 3 minute walk from our main camp.

OUR APARTMENTS

Gota dagua surf suites

Located just 20 metres from our main surf camp

Our surf suites offer a more private and exclusive experience for families who wish to enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the main surf camp. Here you will be able to join all the surf camp activities, yet have quietness and relaxation of a separate house. Our surf suites are located in a three storey, bohemian style house which has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge room with TV and family dining area. The perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

Surf Suites Rooms

Amenities

Extra benefits

Our location

Costa da Caparica - the best surf spot in lisbon

Just a 15 minute drive away from Lisbon city centre, across the Tagus river, you will find the authentic and charming fishing village of Costa da Caparica. This beach break is one of the most consistent surf spots in all of Portugal, offering the perfect waves for surfers of all levels.

Costa da Caparica and the surrounding area boasts many stunning white sand beaches and untouched nature, surrounded by the breathtaking cliffs. The woodland that you will find here is dominated by stone pines and mastic-trees and is part of the Arriba Fossil botanical reserve. There are lots of pleasant walks to be found here which are outlined with trail signs.

Caparica is the perfect playground for all surfers. Due to its unique location we are blessed by great swells all year around. Most of the local beaches are divided by piers which help you grab the best waves and provide shelter on the windier days. You will find people surfing, skating, biking, jogging and doing workouts at the free outdoor gym located right next to our surf school. Take one of our bikes or a skateboard along the promenade and explore the amazing view!

In Caparica town centre you’ll find plenty of local surf shops and markets to buy all your surf holiday essentials. After surfing you can chill in one of the beach bars or try a local Portuguese dish in one of the nearby restaurants.

How to find us

By public transport:

Take the No.123 bus from Areeiro station direct to Costa Da Caparica and then grab an Uber for the short ride to Gota Dagua Surf Camp (Approx. €6 in total) From Cais do Sodré, take the short ferry across to Cacilhas and then grab an Uber from there directly to our surf camp (Approx. €10 in total)

By Uber

An Uber directly from Lisbon city centre will cost around €12 - €15

Local amenities

Supermarket, pharmacy, ATM etc.

Within walking distance of our surf houses you will find all the local amenities you need during your stay including a supermarket, pharmacy, surf shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is also an outdoor gym, kids playground, a park and the beautiful beach of São João da Caparica. Don’t forget, we offer free use of our bikes and skateboards to get you everywhere you need to go.

Places to visit nearby

Some tips from the locals

Here are some of our top tips on how to make the most of your experience in portugal

– Make it your mission once you leave the airport to find a local Portuguese coffee shop and try out our famous custard tart, the renowned “Pastel de Nata”.

– We have over 100 different dishes made using cod fish, so you should definitely sample some of the most famous while you’re here. Bacalhau com natas, Bacalhau à brás, Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá and Bacalhau á Minhota.

– Here in Portugal we have two famous beers, Super Bock and Sagres. You will find them everywhere you go, make sure to try both and let us know which is your favourite.

– Greet the locals and practice your Portuguese. Good morning – Bom dia / Thank you – Obrigado/Obrigada

– Our most famous meat dish is the Bitoque which is a must try. It consists of beef steak served with fried potatoes, rice and a fried egg. Don’t worry we know where you can find the best one in town.

Things to do

Weekly activities

A fun packed schedule all week long

Although our main focus will always be on delivering the best quality surf lessons throughout your stay with us, we still want to ensure you have a range of other great activities and experiences to take part in during your free time. During your stay we will have lots of free activities to choose from as well as paid activities which can be added onto your package. From magical sunsets on the Arriba Fossil cliffs and exploring hidden beaches to BBQ nights and discovering Lisbon, it’s sure to be a surf holiday like no other.

Free activities

Add on activities for Kids

Outdoor activities and babysitting services

During your stay you will have lots of activities for you and your family. We will make sure that you can spend some good quality time. You can choose between surf courses for families, surf courses for adults, surf courses for kids or even a full week of surf and outdoor activities for your kids. Thinking also of parents that want to explore the city or have some relaxation time on the beach we offer a babysitting service for you to have time for yourself.

Add on activities

What is included in your family package

One of this options is included in your package

Upgrade your package with surf

Choose whatever suits you better

Faqs

Family

We will ensure that you get to experience the local Portuguese cuisine including a variety of meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options. Don’t worry, no matter what your requirements we will do our best to accommodate.

Breakfast is the most important meal at a surf camp, therefore you’ll find a big selection of food in the mornings. A typical breakfast buffet includes coffee, tea, different juices, milk, oats, cornflakes, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, ham, butter, sweet spreads and bread. We also offer daily homemade specials and pastries.

Our chef cooks local and international meals throughout the week, like Mexican wraps, Italian pasta, Indian curry or a Portuguese BBQ. If your children prefer plain food, just let our kitchen staff know and they will be happy to accommodate.

For lunch you can sign up for our home-made lunch packages including sandwiches, fruit and a drink of your choice. If you prefer to cook yourself, you can use our fully equipped kitchen. If you want to try the Portuguese cuisine, you can visit the restaurant nearby and enjoy a great value meal there.

We are always flexible and will do our best to always accommodate even last minute bookings. However we do advise to book early if you plan to travel during peak season as we get booked up quickly in the summer months!

Of course – with so many activities and places to visit in the local area we welcome

everyone not just for surfing.

Check-in is from 3pm to 9pm and check-out is before 11am. However, we are flexible just let us know prior to arrival.

Within walking distance of the camp you will find a supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, a laundrette, ATM’s and a pharmacy. Everything else you can find in Caparica town centre nearby to our surf school.

We have free parking right outside our surf camp.

Beginners: May to October

Advanced: All year

However, even as a beginner if you decide to visit during winter or spring we will always find a nice spot for you to catch some waves.

The surf groups for adults have a maximum capacity of 6 students per instructor. We’ll divide the groups according to your experience level. The kids are taught in groups of 3/4 kids per instructor, usually divided by level and age.

You can use the surf equipment (wetsuits and surfboard) throughout your whole stay during and before/after lessons. You can also change your equipment depending on the wave conditions.

Normally we close our houses during the months of December and January. However the surf school stays open all year.

Flights are not included.

The cancellation will be valid from the day we receive it.

– We will refund you 100% of the total paid amount when the cancellation is made more than two months before arrival

– We will refund 75% of the total amount paid when the cancellation is made within one and two months of the arrival date

– We will refund 50% of the total amount paid (if applicable) when cancellations are made less than one month and up until two weeks before arrival

– No refunds are applicable when cancelled less than two weeks before arrival. In this case we recommend contacting your travel insurance provider.

The initial reservation to secure your booking along with the first installment of 25% (or payment in full) should be made online. The remaining 75% should be paid no less than 60 days prior to the arrival date with credit card or online payment. Bookings made within 60 days of the date of arrival are paid in full at the time of booking.

In our family camp the kids won’t get bored easily! They have access to board games, use of the slackline, indo boards, skate boards and lots of other fun activities.

Our surf lessons usually take place in English, but our surf instructors also speak French, Spanish and Portuguese. If you don’t feel confident in English, please let us know while booking so we can accomodate with the right instructor. We will try to group together those with the same language.

Apart from the surf lessons there are many different activities to choose from. We offer yoga classes, massages and a lot of activities. You can relax in a hammock, use our slack lines and Indo boards, take a long walk on the quiet beach or play a round of beach volleyball with other active guests. You can always talk with us and organize one of our tours.

The beach is a 5 minute walk from the camp. We’ll take the surf boards to the beach so you can enjoy the nice scenery and arrive at the beach ready to start your surf lesson.

If you are obliged to cancel your booking you should write to us immediately. Free cancellation is applicable within 24 hours after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Bookings within 45 days before the arrival date can not be canceled and require 100% compensation.

Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:

  • From 60 days or more to arrival; 75% (you will be charged 25 % of the total amount)
  • 60 days or less to arrival: 50% (you will be charged 50 % of the total amount)
  • Under 45 days to arrival: 0% (you will be charged 100 % of the total amount)

The initial reservation to secure your booking along with the first installment of 25% (or payment in full) should be made online. The remaining 75% should be paid no less than 60 days prior to the arrival date with credit card or online payment. Bookings made within 60 days of the date of arrival are paid in full at the time of booking.

We are offering free cancellations and rebooking opportunities for all bookings with travel dates 2021. Free cancellation is applicable within 7 days after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Rebooking needs to be done 14 days prior to the arrival date. Customers can rebook with an arrival date within 12 months of the change date.  

In all cases we advise you to always follow these steps:

  1. Contact your private insurance company for any refund requests
  2. Contact your flight company for issues regarding your tickets 

Send us a written cancellation with the number of your Booking Confirmation and your account number included, and we will refund the amount within 2 weeks from the cancellation date.

The date on which we receive the cancellation will be crucial for the amount of the refund / the Traveler’s payment responsibilities.

Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:

  • From 61 days or more to arrival; 75% (you will be charged 25 % of the total amount)
  • 60 days or less to arrival: 50% (you will be charged 50 % of the total amount)
  • Under 45 days to arrival: 0% (you will be charged 100 % of the total amount)