Perfect family activity holiday

A great week of inclusive fun with a 19 YO son & 16YO daughter. I am 50 plus mum, not very fit and none of us had surfed before.
Due to my messing up GCSE finish dates we managed to move the week out by 1 week. All communication to arrange was easy & effortless.
Things to note – you need very few clothes. The vice is very relaxed and we could have bought half our luggage! Well maybe not my 16YO daughter!
We stayed in the surfers nest which is about a 10 min walk but we had hired a car from Lisbon airport – and given we always leave last minute – this was needed for us.

Date of stay 2023


We booked a family package in April 2023 (2 x adults and 2 x children – 12 & 14). Everything was so easy with booking, great communication from Marta initially and then the wonderful Maria following booking. We stayed in one of the apartments which had everything we needed; quiet location but just 5 minute walk from base camp on the beachfront. As we were arriving late at night we had booked a private transfer from the airport to Baleal which didn’t turn up (nothing to do with the surf camp)…Maria was super helpful and advised us how to get a transfer to Baleal and stayed out of hours to do our check-in, she even brought some snacks for us as our welcome meeting was first thing the following morning. Our surf instructors were Dorian and Junior who really looked after us and were fantastic with the children. Bruno and his entire team are so wonderful and really welcomed us…

Date of stay: Apr 2023


“Great surf tuition and a lovely spot on the beach”

We loved our stay at Baleal – and felt that the surf tuition and surf facilities were really high quality. We were in an intermediate group and had 2 instructors in the water with us, giving advice and the occasional push which is more tuition than I have had at any other surf camp. One thing that really stood out was how inclusive the surf instructors were -they really treated everyone well and made sure that everyone was looked after and that everyone was having a good time. . The camp has vans and minibuses so they moved us around to different beaches to get the best waves – and they bring the volleyball nets and sun umbrellas!. The boards and wetsuits were good quality and the whole operation is super well organised. They arrange activities if the waves aren’t working. The rest of the team were really helpful with transfers from the bus station and dealing with queries. We stayed in an apartment which was clean and well equipped for a weeks self catering. All in all it was great! Thanks to everyone at Baleal and hopefully we will be back!

Date of stay: August 2022

Feadie, London

“Excellent instructors – an amazing family surf week!”

We are an English family who hadn’t really surfed before, with two boys aged 12 and 8. By the end of the week we were all standing up surfing and the children especially absolutely loved it. The instructors were great – so patient, kind and so much fun!! We are already planning when we can go back. Our apartment was really close to the beach, clean and bright with a little balcony. The beach café was lovely with fantastic food and friendly staff. It was a great holiday and I would highly recommend Baleal Surf Camp. Thank you.


Date of stay: July 2022