From the Lisbon Airport to Peniche you can go by bus or by car.
You should leave Lisbon in the direction of the A8 Leiria motorway, and take the A8 for approximately 30-40 minutes, then you will need to go to Peniche (Peniche IP6). After that, drive straight for another 25 km and you are there.
From the airport to the bus station there is a bus route No. 3, the duration of the trip is 15 minutes, the intervals between buses are about 30 minutes, the cost is 3.50 euros. Your stop is the Sete Rios bus station at the Jardim Zoológico metro station. From there (Lisbon bus station) to Peniche, Rede Expressos shuttle buses run.
The cost of the trip is about 9 euros, travel time is 1.5 hours. Buses leave Lisbon every hour from 7:00 to 19:30. The exact bus schedule from Sete Rios can be found here.
If you arrive later than 19 hours, you can reach the Campo Grande bus station. A taxi from the airport will cost 4-5EUR (Uber works well there, or take a taxi directly from the airport, but make sure that the meter is turned on). Buses run from Campo Grande to Peniche until 22:30. Bus schedules from Campo Grande can be found here. You need the FINAL station, Peniche bus station.
TAXI from Peniche to the school (Hotel Gabana Baleal Beach) will cost about 8EUR, 7 minutes drive. Taxi phones:
+351 91 925 03 59
+351 96 777 00 50
Walking along a flat footpath for 40-50 minutes. On a bike – 15-20 minutes.
You can book a transfer from Lisbon Airport in comfortable car or bus. Our representative will meet you with a sign at the exit of the arrivals area. The transfer fee is 100EUR. To arrange a transfer, we will need your flight number and time of arrival at the Lisbon airport, as well as a contact phone that works upon arrival (with a military team or other messenger) – required.
Just in case, download the free MAPS ME application to your phone and install the map of Portugal in it. It works without the internet.
We recommend taking a bit of cash (always in euros), credit cards in Portugal are accepted and there are ATMs almost everywhere, so a lot of cash will not be needed. In everyday life, as a rule, small banknotes and coins. Large banknotes (200, 500 EUR) are not always able to exchange or give change.
Going to local authentic restaurants and coffee houses is the best way to get into the local flavor. Lunch of fresh fish on the grill with a side dish and the first will cost around 10-15 Euros.
In supermarkets located nearby, you can always buy fresh fruits, wine, groceries and everything you need.
We can offer a list of excursions by our partners to the most memorable historical places in Portugal.
Our instructors, guides and just friends who have been living in Portugal for a long time will be happy to advise you to visit local fish restaurants, cafes, views, cliffs, and other attractions that only residents can know about.
In addition, in the vicinity of Baleal and Peniche there are more than enough various cafes and restaurants suitable for both an economical snack between surfing and a quick lunch, and for a delicious unhurried dinner with a large assortment of seafood and wine.
Closer to midnight, surfers of all ages and nationalities usually gather in local bars, where fun and dancing, especially on weekends, can continue until the morning.
Almost all year in Portugal, the weather is fine and sunny, except for the winter (December, January, February) months. But even in these months, the sun often shines, and the weather is conducive to visiting this country for tourist purposes. However, in order to teach surfing, it is better to plan a trip in the seasonal months – from May until the end of November. It is during these months in Portugal that warmer weather sets in, the waves are more suitable for learning, and the ocean becomes warmer.
We work from May to October inclusively every day from 9am to 7pm.
We also make lessons in the winter – day and time of lessons should be discussed with instructor.
We accept children from 7 to 14 years old to study and strictly individual one-on-one instruction with an instructor is provided for them. The minimum requirement is that the child must be able to swim well. Children over the age of 14 are taught in general groups along with everyone.
5% discount for prepayment (upon prepayment of the selected course of study 20 days before arrival)
5% discount for a return visit (provided to our regular students and from our other schools (Bali, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica)
5% discount per group (more than 4 people).
These discounts are cumulative – so max. discount is 15%.
These discounts are not cumulative with other special offers and discounts of the school.
If you have questions – ask them, we will try to answer them as quickly as possible.