Please note that the surf camp is NOT available at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are operating only as individual apartments.


Click here to read more about the current situation.



We don't do big dorms, so each room sleeps a maximum of 2-3 people - and the Surf Camp has a maximum of 15 people.

We have a range of packages to suit everyone, whether you simply want to stay with us and free surf around Sagres, take your first ever Surf Lessons, or stay the whole week (or more) with one of our in depth Surf Courses. Whichever you choose, we'll aim to give you the best possible base to create your own surf adventure, and here's some of the things that are included:


We want to provide the most wholesome, healthy breakfasts that we can, whilst trying to remove plastic from the breakfast table - and offer fresh and local produce wherever possible. We have fresh baked bread delivered each day, locally made cheese, and shop daily at the local market for the best seasonal fruit and veg. There's plenty to fuel you up for the days surf, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan friendly options too!


We've spent a lot of time renovating and improving the camp. From new artwork and board storage areas, to our showcase corridor and handmade wall decorations - whether it's your first visit, or you've been coming for years, there's plenty of new things to see and be inspired by.


The little town at the end of the world has way more to offer than just it's beautiful coastline. Steeped in history and culture, this small fishing village is well worth exploring. The camp sits just a few minutes walk from the nearest beaches, the historic Fortaleza and the local harbour - and a stones throw away from a unique collection of bars and restaurants. 

The camp is open most of the year, with lessons running regularly from March-October (the winter can get a little wild, but if conditions allow we're more than happy to teach!)

We're trying to create a home from home, where you can relax, chill out, and surf with like minded people. The camp has plenty of space to hang out with the other guests, or find your own little corner to read a book.

 To check out our price list, click here.


Amazing hostel. I've travelled all over the world and this is definitely the best hostel I have stayed at. Mel is lovely and works super hard to keep the place spotless and well organised. The breakfast provided was lush as were the kitchen facilities. It was quiet, friendly and low key. Jessica tirelessly helped us book our airport transfer -thank you. The location is perfect, 5 mins walk to both Tonel and Mareta beaches and to the supermarket. 



Check in at the camp is from 3pm and check out is at 10am. If you're arriving late, leaving early, or have any special requirements for your stay - just let us know and we can always help to organise whatever it is you might need. 

There's always room for improvemant and we're always working to make your stay even better! We love your feedback, your artwork and most of all your company. See you soon!

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    Surfing is much more than just standing on the board. You´ll need not only the balance, but also control. And that you can only achieve with strong basic technique skills. At International Surf School we don't just help you stand up on a board - we teach you how to surf. Whether its a group lesson, private lesson, or in depth surf course, we can help you progress.

  • We offer a variety of options for you to make the most out of your stay with us. If you simply want a comfy bed, a tasty breakfast and some sweet places to lounge after a full day surf, then we've got you covered. Never surfed but always wanted to? Or looking to continue your surfing journey with us? We have lesson packages to get you out on the waves. If you really want to push yourself to the next level, our Surf Courses will help you get there with small ratio groups and video analysis. 

  • The International Surf School team has seen a few changes since 2001 - and we continue to strive to offer the best tuition, experience, and accommodation that we can. Today, we're proud to have the team that we do and hope you're as excited about meeting them as we are to have them on board. They all live and breathe the ocean and love to share their passion for the waves and the local area with you. Check out The Team page to find out a little bit more about everybody.