See Europe? Great! Now slide your eyes down to the south and the west until you find Portugal, at the very edge. Ericeira is right on the coast, about 35km of Lisbon. It has 8km of beaches offering the continent’s best surf conditions for all levels.
Everything, really. From the narrow cobbled streets overlooking the Atlantic to the 8km of protected coast on the south-west edge of Europe. This ancient village was made the first World Surf Reserve in Europe in 2011, second in the world. Here you have the most incredible blend of tradition and excitement; the most delicious food and stunning ocean sunsets every day.
Portugal is under the Euro, and that is the only currency we accept at Magikvanilla. (We take hugs too, if you’re a regular :) Here’s a currency converter, if you need.
Unless you are visiting other places before or after your stay, it is not necessary. You can use our airport and beach transfers, and everything in town is within walking distance. We also offer tours to Lisboa, Óbidos, Sintra and other cool places if you want to explore a little further. If you still can’t satisfy the Indiana Jones in you, you can either rent a car at the Lisbon Airport or right here in the town centre.
You can park your car at the camp for free. If you bring a caravan, or if we run out of space outside, there is free parking across the street with plenty room for all.
Yes, the camp is entirely covered with Wi-Fi that you can access anytime, for free.
Yes, all rooms have one locker per guest, and you will receive your padlock at check-in.
Sure! We have a barbecue and a spacious open kitchen with fridges and individual storage units where you can keep your groceries. You know what else is cool? You only need to cross the road to go shopping ;)
Oh yes! Our guests love to mingle on our Bubbly Wednesdays BBQs with plenty of meat and veggie options. Just get your name on the list, so we have enough ‘sangria’ for everyone ;)
Heaps. The closest one is about just steps down the road, and within a couple of minutes you can pop downtown and find a great variety of restaurants, bistros, cafes and terraces.
The times depend on the sea conditions, which vary daily. So, every day we check the forecasts to choose the best timings. Throughout the week, you may have from early sessions to sunset surf. All lessons are two hours long at the beach and include gear, insurances and transfers.
Unless you’ve signed up for intermediate or advanced classes, you won’t need any experience. Just to be able to swim comfortably in the ocean, be eager to learn and keep a positive attitude. We have a lot of experience with beginners, and we’re stoked to share the first wave with you. Please read our Terms & Conditions before your first surf.
Unless you’re dying to get your gear out, you won’t need anything. Your lessons include everything from board & wetsuit to Personal & Public liability insurances. Off lessons, you can also rent gear to use all day.
Sure! If you’re ready for it, we couldn’t be more excited. Our Surf instructors are prepared to train champs and athletes. You can either book lessons during your week, or book a Green Waves pack – that includes one-on-one coaching, surf theory, technique and video analysis.