Maria Mar - Surf & Guest House is located in the picturesque village of Melides, in Alentejo coast (120 km from Lisbon Airport). The region have 45 km of the most beautiful sand beaches of our country, were you can surf in a heavenly scenery.
The property offers other facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, rental bikes, birdwatching tours, yoga, a shared lounge and a shared kitchen. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. June, July, August and September are the best months to beginners. The rest of the year are good for intermediate/ advanced surfers.
Free bikes with the package of 7 nights + surf lessons.
LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS
Maria Mar - Surf & Guest House is located a 10 minutes’ walk from the center of Melides where you can make your purchases in a traditional market, 5 minutes’ drive from her beaches and 20 minutes’ drive from the area of Carvalhal-Comporta, were you will surf with the gorgeous background of Serra da Arrábida.
Melides, Carvalhal and Comporta are sandy beachs. Came and appreciate our crystal waters, surrounded by dunes, pine trees and gorgeous rice fields,
Visit the beautiful Nature Reserve of Estuário do Sado, Melides Lagoon, Nature Reserve of Lagoa da Sancha…. Here you have gorgeous landscape and authenticity.
Maria Mar have a family-like atmosphere. We are a couple of surfers that live also in property of the Guest House.
We receive only 10 people to give you a personal care.
We are a couple of surfers, with 30-year-old who opened his surf school in 2008. Besides the surf, we love nature and we like to make walkingtours and see the wildlife. We have a daughter with nine months, and our Guest House has her name ... Maria (the most typical Portuguese name) Mar (means Sea). The Guest House is our latest project, having opened in 2015. Feel at home...
1 double room (king size bed)
1 shared room with 1 bunk bed (2 single beds)
1 shared room with 3 bunk beds (6 single beds)
1 lounge room with fireplace, television with cable tv, computer with internet + reading area + dining room (open space)
1 kitchen with tableware, stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine and dishwasher machine
2 shared bathrooms
1 large garden with fruit tree
Wi-fi (all rooms and shared areas)
View to the Melides beach and rice fields.
Our guest house is a 3 minutes walk of the Várzea de Melides, incredible spot to make birdwatching and hiking. Take a swim also in the beautiful riverside.
Breakfast is included with the room, which includes Melides bread, made in wood oven, cheese, ham, homemade jam, butter, milk, coffee, fruit, cereals and yogurt (if you are vegetarian please inform us and you will have an alternative).
You have also a shared kitchen, restaurants nearby (price per person +/- €6) and local market.
SURF COURSE DETAILS
Our surf lesson is about 1h30, include all the necessary material, insurance and teachers certified by Portuguese Surf Federation.
Lessons are given in portuguese, english, french or spanish.
Lesson is given according to the tide.
On request you can also have yoga at the beach.
We have all the necessary material to surf, like wetsuites, leash, wax, softboards and fiberglass boards.
We live in a enchatend area. During the summer guests can enjoy the beach parties, festivals (music/ gastronomic), local parties and others local events. Guests can visit local markets, visit our patrimony, appreciate the nature (walking/bicycle/ birdwatching) etc. Portuguese cuisine is divine and portuguese people are very welcoming.
Praia do Carvalhal – Comporta (were usually we give the lessons): beach break – 20 minutes
Praia de Melides: beach break – 5 minutes
Praia da Aberta Nova – Melides: beach break – 7 minutes
Praia da Galé – Melides: beach break – 7 minutes
São Torpes – Sines: point and beach break – 30 minutes
The climate is Mediterranean, but with a strong maritime influence because this region is facing tothe Atlantic. Temperatures are usually pleasant throughout the year, except in some periods of winds.
The monthly temperature averages are around 20-23 degrees. In the winter (December to February) 11/13 degrees with annual peaks can vary between -4 ° (inside in January) and 40 degrees in July.
The sea water is very rich in biodiversity and a little fresh, with temperature ranging between 14/15 in February and 20/21 in July, August, September and October.
Crowd factor and local people
Carvalhal beach and Melides beaches are quiet beaches, they are beaches of small villages so we have few surfers. São Torpes beach is bigger and is more know, so have much more surfers and surf schools.
SURROUNDINGS / REGION
Characterization of surroundings/region
Melides and Carvalhal – Comporta are small and cousy villages near to the sea… The nature, the food and the people are really treasures. During the summer you have local parties in the villages or parties at the beach restaurants.
Ways to get to the camp
You have train/ bus to Melides, but is not direct, so we advice you to rent a car at the airport of Lisbon.
PACKAGE A - Free Spirit - from 140 € per Week / Person
This package includes:
- 7 nights in shared rooms (6 beds)
- minimum stay 2 nights
- accomodation in shared bedroom with 2 beds (from 161€ per week) and double room (from 350€ per week) is possible
PACKAGE B - Soul Surfer - from 255 € per Week / Person
This package includes:
- 7 night in shared bedroom (6 beds)
- transport to the beach
- 5 surf lessons
- free bikes
- accomodation in shared bedroom with 2 beds (from 276€ per week) and double room (from 580€ per week) is possible
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