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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We loved staying at TSE! It has a relaxxed and great atmosphere and on top of that it is super well organized! from the airport transfers to the surflessons. The food was a-mazing, the surf instructors are great and friendly, yoga was nice and the group dynamics were good. Definitly a surf camp I would recommend!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My friend Chris and I took about 10 days in Lagos, and about 6 days staying and surfing with the Surf Experience team. The atmosphere is really relaxed but the group are also well organised. Waking up, driving to the beach, and surfing every morning surprisingly clears your head after a night out in Lagos. The surf instructors are a...

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Well organised surf camp, pick up from Luz, lessons and drop off went smoothly. The atmosphere is really good and the surf instructors are helpful and friendly! We were climbing also, you should definatly try it while you're there!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Surf Experience at Vila Catarina is an astonishing place combining nature, sport, comfort and great people! Both surf and yoga instructors are brilliant, encouraging you and giving you personalised instructions. The homemade meals are delicious! Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This was one of the more memorable holiday experiences I've ever had. The value you get for €100/day is off the charts. Rooms - clean and spacious, bathrooms are also quite large Surf - I had never surfed before this trip. This is the perfect venue for true beginners. The TSE staff is patient and encouraging. Food - daily rate...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had a really good week surfing and relaxing here. The surf instructors are good, the atmosphere is relaxed, the facilities at the villa are nice, the food is good and a nice mix of nationalities and ages among the other guests.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Myself and two friends came here and just fell in love with the place. Super friendly staff. Always very helpful and willing to help with any questions or queries. A great program is laid on for you to enjoy with a combination of surfing, chilling out, amazing food and night on the town. A very comfortable place to be. I...

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

I am an intermediate long boarder (ie catch a green wave without difficulty, can turn, ride and cross step) so this review comes from an intermediate's perspective. The novice surfers seemed very well looked after and I was there when Matt, a senior coach took them through video feedback. If you go as an intermediate or better you will need...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We stayed in one of the family apartments in Luz and had a wonderful time there. The apartment was big enough, a great pool (with a fence so that kids cannot go alone to it) a Bbq place, a super host ( thank you Toto) close to the small village and beach (5 to 10 min walk) and of course...

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed a week at Vila Caterina and enjoyed very much the hospitality of Urs, Iris and the entire surf experience team: dedicated and encouraging surf instructors, delicious food in a good atmosphere with nice company; perfect ambiente; wonderful garden with pool for relaxing aftet surf; our double-room was comfortable with a very clean and new bathroom; great people and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As one of the first surf camps in Europe, TSE provides active tourists and surfers from all levels the best travel experience in the Algarve. The luxurious accommodations, experienced surf guides and coaches as well as the excellent kitchen team is setting new standards in the business and makes it one of the most atmospheric camps in the world.TSE offers two different venues of high-class accommodations: all-inclusive Vila Catarina Surfcamp and the self-catering Vila Bela Luz. Vila Catarina is surrounded by a beautiful idyllic garden with pool, sauna and BBQ area. This villa is about 10 minutes drive from Lagos and the South coast. Vila Bela Luz, in the neighbourdhood of Luz, impresses with a roof terrace, sea view, pool and generous chill-out area. Guests of our Vila Bela Luz can use the shared kitchen, while the all-inclusive guests of Vila Catarina can look forward to daily fresh prepared meals. For families we have our beautifully renovated Apartments Rustico in an old family farm in Luz. If you would like to combine your family-holiday with surfing, we offer Kids Surf School for the younger ones between 6 – 11 years. ... more   less 

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Address: Vila Catarina | Funchal, Lagos 8600-310, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Price Range: $35 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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