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Riactiva - Windsurf and Kitesurf School

Avenida Jose Estevao - Extremo Sul | Praia da Costa Nova - Gafanha da Encarnacao, Ilhavo 3830-453, Portugal
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Great place to rent surf equipment

Great place to rent surf equipment. Both the laguna and the open sea makes this spot a great place... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
ronaldhoogeweg
via mobile
Terrible experience here. Staff was rude.

The place had everything to be perfect, as the spot is beautiful. But the staff was terrible and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
joanoca
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Porto District, Portugal
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Riactiva is a active watersports school in Aveiro just 45 min south of the city of Porto. Main sports are: windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, kayak /canoeing, Stand Up Paddle and Surfing. We also have a versatile bicycle hire / rental offer since 2017. We offer lessons, courses and rentals. Our center is just 50 meters away from the lagoon (Ria de Aveiro), with sandy, shallow and warm waters.Great place to learn the basics of any of theses watersports. Walking distance from the main beach and the main hotels. Our location has a panoramic view over the Lagoon, making it a very nice place for having an event, just chilling out or going to the water and enjoying some holiday activity. In front of the surf center passes a bike eco-way that goes alonside the lagoon for more than 15 km, making it a nice tour to do too. All in all Costa Nova is a place to relax and enjoy the originality and still pureness of local peoples , nature and habits. Visit us!
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  • Very good22%
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  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
20 Oct 2016
“Great place to rent surf equipment ”
22 Aug 2016
“Terrible experience here. Staff was rude.”
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Avenida Jose Estevao - Extremo Sul | Praia da Costa Nova - Gafanha da Encarnacao, Ilhavo 3830-453, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to rent surf equipment. Both the laguna and the open sea makes this spot a great place for starters and advanced surfers. Aveiro, the nearby city, is also worth visiting.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place had everything to be perfect, as the spot is beautiful. But the staff was terrible and our experience was really bad: - we were four people and booked a SUP class with days in advanced and when we got there the guy told...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This place is a trap !!! No conditions to go there , the equipment is very old and in very poor conditions , no motor boat to rescue. I booked a class for my kid and the instructor didn't show up . If you go...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

I basicaly spent almost the entire last summer at Riactiva. I had lessons of Catamaran, paddle surf and surf. They have a great team, very knowledgeable, ready to teach not only this sports, but also windsurf, kitesurf and kayake. The school environment is full of...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Riactiva's location is perfect to practice all kind of water sports, from catamaran sailing to kite/wind-surfing and sup, and if the ria is not enough for you, the ocean's just a few steps away. It's the best of two worlds. Jaime is the man behind...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I booked a series of windsurf lessons with Riactiva on recommendation from a friend. I don't really had any practice in watersports, apart from swimming :) so I was a little nervous. But the instruction was excellent, and despite being absolutely rubbish to begin with,...More

Thank Pedro C
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I had lessons of catamaran,with great teacher, very confident and trustful. I love the place of Riactiva, near by ria, with beatifull view. Is a nice way to pass a day with friends.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Spectacular spot for practicing l several nautica modalities, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayak, etc., always in the best company. Fantastic night partys with beautiful and tanned people. Recommend without a doubt. Jaime the owner, is a single person. Do not miss the opportunity to visit...More

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Thank Rui L
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