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Where to go for a relaxed surfy type holiday

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Where to go for a relaxed surfy type holiday

Hi I am looking to go on a weeks holiday in Southern Portugal with my boyfriend. We are both looking for a chilled surfy type holiday with somewhere with nice restuarants and a bit of nightlife but not the full on touristy places like Albeifera ( I think thats the touristy bit??). Any suggestions?? I have been looking at Lago but maybe just outside of there?

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1. Re: Where to go for a relaxed surfy type holiday

The best surfing is, apparently, on the west coast around Carrapateira and Bordeira. But it is a very isolated area.

At this time of year the waves along the south coast including Lagos are usually miniscule.

Sagres might be the answer, a bit further out west sticking out into the ocean. Car almost essential there, definitely essential in the remainder of that region.

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2. Re: Where to go for a relaxed surfy type holiday

I go along with Cubsur. If you Google surfing in the Algarve or West Coast Algarve, you will come up with various websites and more info very specifically about this.

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3. Re: Where to go for a relaxed surfy type holiday

Carrapateira does have lot's of surfer's, and it is really chilled out, but as Cubsur said, it could be too chilled out, only about four restaurants and a few bar's, and you would need transport.

Sagres would probably be your best option, you can get there by bus from Lagos, I think around six buses per day. It is also popular with surfer's as it has a couple of west facing beaches, therefore much bigger waves, also not bad for nightlife, quite a few bar's and restaurant's, normally quite a few of the younger generation hanging around there.

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