During your free time there are many activities to do. You may visit the fishing town of Peniche and its beautiful fortress, stroll by the magic Island of Baleal, take boat trip and travel to the natural attraction of Berlenga Island, sunbath and bathe yourself on the many beaches in the area.
You can go by car to the historic village of Óbidos and visit it's medieval castle.
Don't forget the amazing local cuisine that can be enkoyed in the many restaurants in the area and, finally, finishing the night in one of the many bars in the area.
Lisbon, the country capital, is located on hour away by car and one and half hours away by bus.
The quaint fishing port of Peniche lies in the shelter of a great headland on Portugal 's rugged Atlantic coast. As late as the mid-16th century, the town was part of an 8-kilometre-wide island, although an accumulation of sand gradually joined it to the mainland to form the present peninsula.
A small area of 74.6 Km2, Peniche combines a large modern fishing harbour with a 17th century military complex that symbolizes its ancient strategic value.
Today the town is most famous for its lace-making and fishing, and of course the abundance of gorgeous beaches and surf spots. With it numerous fish restaurants, which during the summer serve up some of the tastiest sardines in Portugal.
Baleal is the name of an island that is connected to Peniche through the accumulation of sand sediments that creates a path that connects the mainland to the Island of Baleal.
“Baleia” means whale in Portuguese. The name is due to its past, a place for fishing whales that used to pass by during their migration to other seas.
Nowadays it is a place where people spend their holidays and has excellent conditions for the practise of water sports. Because of its natural geography the peninsula is much sought for the practise of Surf and Bodyboard and also for fishing and diving.
About 12 Km from Cape Carvoeiro there is a small group of islands called the Berlengas.
The Berlenga island is filled with mystery and beauty. It is a natural reserve for the nesting of various species of birds and the preservation of various reptiles and other animals. You will also find there typical plants and flowers unique to Portugal. Laced with grottoes and coves, the Berlenga Islands are an hour's journey by boat from Peniche. It also has a 17th-century fort that you can visit.
The natural conditions of Peniche offer a large range of beautiful beaches like Consolação, Super Tubos, Molho Leste, Praia da Baía (which has a length of 2.5 km), Baleal and the beaches of Béltico. All attract thousands of tourists every year, particularly in summer. However, as there is so much extension of beach, you can always find a corner to relax.
Here you can walk by the sea, practise some exercise, play beach volleyball and football, beach tennis or simply sunbath and listen to the waves.
The Óbidos village is about 15 minutes drive from the Peniche Surf Camp.
Óbidos is a famous Portuguese village that has a medieval castle as its main attraction.
Classified as a National Monument, was installed in 1951, the Pousada de Óbidos, which occupies the Manueline-style palace built in the early XVI century, and was recovered. In 2007, the castle won the title of one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.
Holidays are synonym of fun, good food and drinks. In Peniche and Portugal in general these conditions are guaranteed.
If you like to go out of at night you have several discos and clubs as well a lot of pubs and bars for different ages and budgets that can provide you many opportunities for an excellent night. A short distance from the surf camp you have Bar da Praia, the Cocktail Bar, the Danau and the Bruno`s Bar that guarantee you a lot of entertainment. Sometimes the parties last until morning but be careful, because surf is not compatible with parties!!!
Lisbon is 1 hour distance by car and 1h 35m by bus to the city of Peniche.
Besides being the capital of the country, Lisbon is also the largest city of Portugal.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was founded more than three thousand years ago. Together with Setúbal, Alcácer do Sal and some cities in the Algarve, Lisbon is the oldest in Portugal and also the second oldest capital of the European Union, after Athens, older than Rome by four centuries.