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“Relaxing environment with lovely people and great surf”
Review of Baleal Surf Camp

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Baleal Surf Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2014

General overview

If you are casual traveler, just looking for a vacation destination or planning a summer holiday for your kids—Baleal Surf Camp is truly a memorable experience.

Friendly staff, beautiful nature and local bars will definitely recharge your batteries.


Accommodation

Baleal Hostel II is located 5 minute walk form the School and beach.

It provides free WiFi access in the living room area, average but clean rooms, lockers for important stuff, fully equipped kitchen and private terrace... supermarket is in neighborhood and ATM inside of it.

Also, there is a Brazilian restaurant with really affordable but quality steaks and wine—don't get disappointed with simplicity of the interior, food is quite good.


Surf

Surf school is located next to a clean, sandy beach.

As a beginner I was happy with Quiksilver wetsuit and different kind of surfboards that you can use from the school.

Instructors are true gold of this Baleal surf camp :)
I was impressed how professional, patient and relaxed at the same time they are. If you are looking for a memorable summer adventure for your kids--just ask for Felippe and his great colleagues Adelaide and Slater.

During video correction sessions, we discussed some interesting facts and tricks, don’t miss it.
If you are surf noob, you will learn some basics and definitely get hooked onto surfing, although if you’re advanced surfer - you'll find experienced surf-geeks to chat with.

Aside from surf lessons, we had a chance to visit another surf spot in Peniche, had a great tour through Peniche area and went to Supertubos, Fatum factory, Obidos medieval festival... If you are in doubt, don't be—go all in!

Obrigado Baleals :)

Room Tip: Rooms oriented towards a terrace are getting more noise
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was there with my son in mid July, 2014.
Great people, great waves, good food and comfortable accommodation.
A little crowded on the weekends but tolerable.
hope they will warm up the water a bit ;)
Highly recommended
Hope to go back there sometime.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank Erez K
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We felt taken care of during our whole stay. Everything was organised smoothly and people where all really nice. Special whishes where treated quickly and easily.

The house we stayed in was cosy, very clean and even better equiped as last year.
The beach is realy beautifull and not too crowded for this time of the year.

We felt very welcome and will surely be back as soon as possible.

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Thank Regula S
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We took 4 lessons at the surf camp over 4 days, myself as a complete beginner. The instructors were friendly and genuinely enthusiastic, they spoke good english and we felt safe. We had such a fantastic time and really hope we can visit again, 100% recommended :)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank zoelovesholidays
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I took 10 surfinglessons with Baleal Surfing Camp and I really liked it. The instructors were nice and friendly. I want to come back in the future...best place ever! =) I did not stay at the hotel...full! :/
/Alex

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Whatever you look for this place is really an incredible way to find it. Amazing instructors, plenty of energy and smile, good mood. Nice location, really good material and good support !

Keep paddling Baleal !

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Just got back from a week at Baleal Surf Camp and I wish I could have stayed for 2.
The location is perfect, hostel right across the road from the most beautiful beach, the surf camp and Brunos! The hostel itself was clean, bright and had all you need. All of the people, from the reception staff to the instructors, made you feel welcome and are really friendly. The instructors are brilliant! It was my first time surfing (let's just say I wasn't a natural!) and my instructors,Tiago and João, couldn't have been more patient and encouraging. You can tell all of the staff love what they do by the smiles on their faces.
I travelled alone but at Baleal Surfcamp you're part of the gang straight away. If you are thinking about going surfing anywhere, you won't find a better place than Baleal Surfcamp.

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Additional Information about Baleal Surf Camp

Address: Rua Amigos do Baleal 2 | Peniche, Baleal, Peniche 2520-052, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Leiria District > Peniche > Baleal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Baleal
Price Range: £22 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baleal Surf Camp is a family run local business in Peniche Portugal, based on prime location in Europe’s most consistent and flexible surf spot. It was the first surf camp established in Portugal in 1993. By focusing on quality service and the environment it has grown to become one of the best known and loved surf schools on Europe's Atlantic coast. Teaching people how to surf here in Peniche and making sure they have the best possible surfing holidays is our main goal and what we thrive on. The surfcamp has a laid-back vibe and accommodation for all tastes and budgets. We welcome everyone from singles to families, experts to novices, a great surfing vacation is waiting for you here in Baleal beach, Peniche-Portugal. ... more   less 
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