Cliff Surf House in Santa Cruz, Portugal

A Home, not a Hotel. Come as a guest and leave as a friend.

Cliff Surf House is the perfect place for those who love nature, surfing and authentic Portuguese culture. Our Surfcamp was born of the desire to share the passion for surfing, the ocean and the amazing country of Portugal with every open-minded person.

Important notice
Given the current situation with Covid-19 we took special measures to ensure the wellbeing of our guests. This season we will have some restrictions in our service and activities, and we'll operate with reduced capacity of our house. For further information please get in touch.

The House

The new surf house for those who love nature, surfing and authentic Portuguese culture. Surf, chill and soak up the sun! Cliff Surf House is a high quility surf camp offering private and shared rooms as well as delicious food to live the surf lifestyle in Portugal.


Our capacity: We have space for 27 guests per week, in 7 double rooms and 2 shared rooms with bunk beds – all with a private and new renovated bathroom.
All of our rooms are kept in a unique and stylish surf atmosphere. Most of our furniture is handmade by our team. All bedding and bath towels are provided. We want you to feel at home while staying with us! We are not one of those mass-tourist places – at our house, everyone will know your name and you will be part of the Cliff family in no time. Cliff is the perfect Surfhouse in Portugal.


We love surfing, and our goal is to share this love with you, our guest! Whether it's your first rendezvous with the magic surf lifestyle, or you're already a "hooked" one, our team cannot wait to greet you on board!
You will enjoy a daily surf session of about 2 hours with a small snack (or nap) break. The class' schedules vary from day to day as they depend on ocean tides and weather conditions, but our team will always keep you updated.
In CLIFF, every surf lesson is composed in a way that enables joyful, step-by-step and easy-to-follow learning process. Even though each surf session is unique when it comes to feeling and content, there are core principles that form a solid basis for our surf teaching philosophy.

At sunrise and sunset, at fast pace and in meditation-like mode, first on sand, then on water, you will practice all kind of exercises and techniques to master the art of surf, gradually and joyfully. You will learn how to:

  • prepare your body for surf session with a proper warm-up
  • enter the water in right place and right time
  • choose waves
  • paddle efficiently and manage breath
  • stand up on board
  • hold balance and turn and many more things (we just don´t like listing!) Each surf session is, therefore, a balanced mix of theory, practice and rest.

Surf Packages

7 nights with daily breakfast buffet
1 Welcome Dinner
5 Surf lessons
And more


We know eating is one of the biggest pleasures. Our homemade food is cooked with love and contains a large range of variety.
Getting most of our veggies and fruits straight from our own farm, means best food quality. We buy our fish and meat locally so it’s fresher than you’ll ever imagine. There is also always a vegetarian option, prepared freshly every day.

We serve up a nice breakfast with eggs, fruits, bread, juices, coffee and tea and some other goodies – there is something for everyone. Due to Corona restrictions we will serve the meals directly from the kitchen (no buffets possible).


Surf Board Shaper - SPO Surfboards
Local Winery with wine tasting

Other Activities

Longboard dancing
sunset walk over the cliffs
Surf skate
Slack line

Come, be our guest!

Low Season . November to March
Mid Season . April, May, October
High Season . June to September

Cliff Surf House

Request an individual quote directly from the camp owner.

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Single room, Double room, Multi room
Spoken Languages:
German, English, Portuguese
Breakfast, Halfboard
Max group size:
Max course size:
Open From/To:
Jan 01 - Dec 31
  • Yoga available
  • Free
  • Shuttle service
  • Group offers
  • Organized trips
  • Adult camp
  • Arrival by bus
  • Nightlife
  • Restaurants


Rua Barbosa do Bocage 14
2560-051 - A-dos-Cunhados Santa Cruz

Winter XXL Surf Package

Available from November to March
For all levels, limited availability, arrival and departure on Saturdays, with a minimum stay of 7 nights. The minimum age is 18 years. Get ready – You will spend more than 25 hours per week around surfing!


7 nights accommodation in the chosen room category
7 Daily breakfast – Various, healthy food (Vegetarian and vegan options available)
1 Welcome Dinner – On Mondays we surprise you with a delicious dish
5 XXL Surf lessons – approx. 3 hours per day
5 XXL Surf Trainings – approx. 2 hours per day (Indoor surf fitness, theory lessons, pool training, video analysis, surf technic training)
Surf equipment – high quality surfboard and wetsuit are included, matching your surf level
Beach shuttles – We bring you to the best surf spots
1 Surf factory visit – to see how boards are made

Low season . November to March

Prices stated below are per person per week

Low season 650€/ in double room 750€/ in single room 550€/ in dorm

Summer Surf Package

Available from April to October

For all levels, arrival and departure on Saturdays, with a minimum stay of 7 nights. The minimum age is 18 years.

7 nights accommodation – in cozy rooms with surf flair
Daily breakfast – various, healthy food
Welcome dinner – group feeling guaranteed 
Surf lessons – 5 days per week, 2 hours with a break at the beach
Surfboard and wetsuit – quality equipment for the best surf experience
Surf theory class – weekly for beginners and intermediates
Video analysis – once a week to improve your skills
Surf Skate lesson at sunset – to improve your balance 
Stretching lesson – once a week to help your body recovering
Free Wi-Fi – even though you will not need your phone

Mid Season . April, May, October
High Season . June to September

Prices stated below are per person per week

High Season 699 EUR/ in double room 899 EUR/ in single room 579 EUR/ in dorm
Mid Season 583 EUR/ in double room 749 EUR/ in single room 483 EUR/ in dorm


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