When looking for a holiday to do on my own, with something fun and exciting to experience, I came across the Casa Offshore Surf & Kitesurf Lodge!! "SUPping Algarve" in Google was my search and they were the first to pop up :-) I read loads of reviews and also looked at some other places, but then decided to ask if they still had a little space for me and if they actually do SUPping coarses with wave lessons !!! Denise came up with an idea how to spend my 3 days SUPping, so I booked and went....I came a day early so I could be part of the BBQ I read so much about!! Everything was awesome...the hosts are great!! Thanks Sebastian, Mikaela and Denise and Sebastians' mom who prepared most of the food and did a wonderful job!! The Casa is a very chilled, easy going surf house. If you are looking for fancy 5star hotel treatment and room service...go look somewhere else ;-) this is a family place where you can feel right at home!!
My first day of surfing was the SUP basic on the beach with some paddling on the still ocean across to caves and grottos and another little beach- lovely!! Involuntarily taking a few dives.. the second day we were a group of cool people taking a trip down the river toward the ocean. It was about 4 hours with Seb as our teacher and guide!! The third day I hit the waves, solo with Sebastian teaching me how to do it..hard work for me I must admit, but so much fun and finally even managing standing up SUPping on a tiny wave ;-) Thank you, thank you, it was fantastic!!
So if you are looking for a bit of a difference and not your basic surf camp week vacation ( for various reasons - I was a bit scared of that one), do this, you will get rewards immediately!!
I hope to be back and improve my skills :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Offshore is Extreme Algarve's very own Surf & Kite Lodge, right in the heart of Lagos. Located less than 10 minutes walk to the town centre and local beaches, there are also bars, restaurants and supermarket facilities right on the doorstep! Set back from the road, the property offers you security and privacy during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to prepare a light snack or cook up a storm! After your surf or kitesurf session take a refreshing dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub, have an outdoor massage, practice some yoga or just chill in the garden with your fellow travellers . Lagos' famous cliffs and grottos are only minutes away and can best be enjoyed on your day off via mountain bike, SUP tour or kayak. Or simply take a stroll to see the sun set on another magical day. At Casa Offshore you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and the weekly BBQs and Paellas are said to be the best this side of the Algarve - come see for yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Offshore Surf And Kitesurf Lodge
- Casa Offshore Surf & Kitesurf Hotel Lagos