The Magnet Projects (Costa da Caparica, Portugal)

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Costa da Caparica, Almada, Lisbon Area, , Portugal
Tel: +34 828 668 899,
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Summary

To focus on the two elements nature and culture comes from a deeper lying wish or awareness. It represents the things we love in life. For us nature represents surfing and enjoying a simple, healthy outdoor life and with it the responsibility to take care of this beautiful planet we have the honor to live on. Culture covers for us all the great and beautiful things we human beings are capable of creating. From art to music, fashion, design and food.

We strongly feel that our vibe attracts our tribe. Living with intention, consciously deciding our own path in contemporary society and to live everyday to the fullest. Through the different projects of The Magnet we aim to put these concepts into practice. To combine the things we love most in life and share them with others who also wish to step away from the rat race and seek to surround themselves with the good things in life, even if it is only for a little while.

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


CAMP CHARACTER
To focus on the two elements nature and culture comes from a deeper lying wish or awareness. It represents the things we love in life. For us nature represents surfing and enjoying a simple, healthy outdoor life and with it the responsibility to take care of this beautiful planet we have the honor to live on. Culture covers for us all the great and beautiful things we human beings are capable of creating. From art to music, fashion, design and food.

We strongly feel that our vibe attracts our tribe. Living with intention, consciously deciding our own path in contemporary society and to live everyday to the fullest. Through the different projects of The Magnet we aim to put these concepts into practice. To combine the things we love most in life and share them with others who also wish to step away from the rat race and seek to surround themselves with the good things in life, even if it is only for a little while.


CAMP OPERATOR
We are Zoltán and Eva, a Hungarian/Dutch couple who met while surfing, travelling and working at the ocean. Our journey continued together taking us to amazing places around the world and along the shores of southwest Europe. Everywhere we went we discovered interesting places and met great people who shared our love for life at the ocean. All these encounters inspired us time after time to create a beautiful place at the ocean for ourselves where we can have nature and culture meet and where we will be able to share our way of living and attract, like a magnet, other like-minded people.

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING


ACCOMMODATION TYPES
The Magnet Surfhouse is located in Costa de Caparica, the closest surf town to the Portuguese Capital, Lisbon. The neighbourhood of Santo Antonio da Caparica serves as home for our guests where they escape the tourist crowds of the center of Caparica, but it is still only a 10 minute walk to the ocean.
We offer accommodation up to 12 guests in private, double and shared rooms (max 4 p). Bed linen and a bath towel available upon arrival. There is one shared bathroom, two toilets, and a common living room. Breakfast will be served in the large and cosy Kitchen, which is also available for guest use. Ample parking space within close vicinity. Free and unlimited wifi available throughout the entire apartment.
One of the permanent guest in the house is our 3 year old dog Rusty who loves to cuddle. There are a few great possibilities to drink a coffee and try the delicious and world famous pastel de nata in one of the Padarias close by. Our neighbourhood, as well as the surrounding area, offers a wide range of tasty and affordable Portuguese and international restaurants.
CATERING
The breakfast is included in all packages.

SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS
We offer surf lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. No matter what your level is, with the help of our experienced instructors you will be able to learn from scratch or simply improve on your skills and technique. Our coaches speak English, German, Hungarian, Dutch, French and Spanish and Portuguese.

We teach on the safe sandy beaches of Costa da Caparica, but according to your level, the swell size and the conditions we also go to other surf spots. All courses include unlimited use of surf equipement (wetsuit, surfboard, leash and wax), during and outside the lessons. For beginners we use softtop boards from the local Portuguese brand Deeply. These boards are the best and safest way to learn to surf. The groups have a maximum of 8 students per teacher. In addition, the surf course includes a theory lesson in which you will learn everything you need to know about the dangers, currents, tides, wind and wave forecast as well as the rules that apply in the water. For the intermediates and advance surfers a video-analysis is included in the course. A 5-day intensive surf course of 10 hours is €150 . Extra lessons can be booked upon arrival.

For more experienced surfers we offer surf guiding (minimum 2 people) to the more secluded spots around Costa da Caparica and Carcavelos. At times our team also organizes day trips to Ericeira or Peniche. Please contact us for more information and pricing details.


SURF MATERIALS
The Surf Materials are included in all of the packages.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
- Surf Stretching
- Yoga
- Massage
- Shaper Visit

MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


 SURF CONDITIONS
Seasonal conditions
We’re open from Mid April to Mid November, wintertime we’re closed.
Low Season -> from 1st Januar to 31st May & 1st October to 31st December
High Season-> from 1st June to 30th September

Crowd factor and local people
From May to end of September it is more crowdy


 SURROUNDINGS / REGION
Characterization of surroundings/region
Lisbon’s closest beach town is located on the southern shore of the Rio Tejo. Costa da Caparica is a lively, modern and upcoming town that is adored by the Portuguese but virtually unknown by foreign tourists. The Costa da Caparica coastline is simply stunning, and is famed for its powerful seas with consistent waves, vast sandy beaches, wonderful natural scenery, and lots of sunshine all of which is less than a 30-minute drive from central Lisbon.
During the summer the Portuguese flock here, drawn by the beaches and the buzzing atmosphere. By day colourful fishing boats are hulled onto the beaches to sell their fresh catches while by night these same beaches play host to the best beach parties. The town center of Costa da Caparica doesn’t have the historic charm of other beach towns along Portugal’s coastline, but it has a decent selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. Especially in the more residential neighbourhoods around Caparica Centre, such as Santo Antonio da Caparica, where The Magnet Surfhouse is located. These restaurants and cafes are designed for Portuguese so offer exceptional value for money especially when the meal is based around the freshly caught fish. There is a pleasant coastal promenade which makes for an enjoyable walk to check out some surfing action. Amazing sunsets from the cliff above Caparica from Mirador do Capuchos, beautiful evening views of Lisbon from the neighbouring tiny fishing village of Trafaria or from the Cristo Rei on the hills of Almada are but a few of the undiscovered beauties on the northern end of Caparica’s Coastline.

This exceptional beach is Europe’s longest continuous sandy shoreline and, as facing the powerful Atlantic Ocean, is a paradise for surfers. The waves are suitable for all levels, sheltered and shaped by the 9 jetties of Caparica. Heading just a bit south you can still find deserted beaches around Fonte da Telha, where perfect waves can be found when all is closing-out on the more exposed beaches to the North.

Activities and facilities
About 45 minutes drive from Caparica you can discover the Unesco World Heritage town of Sintra with its surreal mixture of history and fantasy. Its fairytale palaces, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections make it a destination you should make the effort to see.

To the north are some fine beaches, the unspoiled Praia da Adraga, the wide Praia Grande, and lively Praia das Macas. Nearby is Azenhas do Mar, an attractive fishing village with splendid views, a natural rock seashore swimming pool, and white houses tumbling down the cliffs that drop to the sea.

About 35 kilometres northwest of Lisbon lays Ericeira. This seaside fishing town is regarded by some as being Europe’s Surf Mecca, due to the exceptional coastline. In 2011 Ericeira was chosen to be one of the eight World Surfing Reserves, the only one in Europe.

For those tourists with their own transportation should explore the southern coastline to discover empty and pristine beaches, forests of Fonte da Telha and the Arriba Fóssil da Costa nature reserve. Especially for those nature lovers who are looking for hiking or biking.


 JOURNEY
Ways to get to the camp The Magnet Surfhouse is only about 30 min drive away from the Lisbon International Airport. You can book airport transfers with us.

Costs one way:
1 person: €30
2 persons: €20/ person

If you are arriving by public transportation we can pick you up from the center of Costa da Caparica or the Trafaria ferry terminal free of charge.

You can buy a Taxi Voucher from Lisbon to Costa da Caparica at the Tourism desk in Lisbon airport or jump in a taxi at the airport and pay directly to the driver. This trip takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the traffic.

You will need to take an AeroBus (line 1) to Cais do Sodré (final stop of the line), then take a Ferry to Cacilhas and finally bus 135 or 124 to Costa da Caparica. This trip takes between 90 and 120 minutes.
Note: Cais do Sodré can also be reached from the airport by subway.

Take bus 783 or 744 to Estação Entrecampos, then a train of Fertagus company to Pragal station and finally bus 124 to Costa da Caparica. The trip takes between 90 and 120 minutes.   

You can take bus 705 to Roma/Areeiro Station, then bus 161 to Costa da Caparica. This trip takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

A very useful website and app to find your way from A to B is Rome2Ri

PACKAGES & PRICES


Surf Package - from 459€ (Low Season) 499€ (High Season) per Week / Person
This package includes:
Our surf package includes 7 nights accommodation in a spacious room, every morning a healthy breakfast, high speed wireless internet 5 x 2 hours of surf teaching, in depth theory lesson and unlimited use of all surf material. On the spot you can of course book additional surf lessons & guiding as well as yoga, massage, city tours, and airport transfer. You can choose to stay in our cosy 4p. dorm or in one of the comfy and light private or double rooms. It is also possible to book the whole house for a group of max. 12 people. The surf package is from Sunday to Sunday. You are welcome to book more weeks in case you would like to stay longer. If you wish to arrive and/or depart on a different day then Sunday, please contact us for availability.
We’re open from Mid April to Mid November, wintertime we’re closed.
Basic Package
This package includes:
The basic Bed & Breakfast package for 7 nights includes a bed in a spacious room, healthy breakfast with fruits, juices, cereals, fresh bread, high speed wireless internet and lots more.
You can choose to stay in our cosy 4p. dorm or in one of the comfy and light private or double rooms. It is also possible to book the whole house for a group of max. 8 people.
On the spot you can of course book surf lessons, board & wetsuit rental, yoga, massage and airport transfers in addition to your B&B.
We’re open from Mid April to Mid November, wintertime we’re closed.
Short Stays

This package includes:
Only staying a few days in Costa? No problem. You can also book with us per night.
Our daily prices include a bed in a spacious room with healthy breakfast in the morning and high speed wireless internet. You can choose to stay in our cosy 4 person dorm or in one of the comfy and light private or double rooms.
In addition to your stay you can of course book extra surf lessons, board & wetsuit rental, yoga, massage and airport transfers on the spot.

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