NEW IN 2019!
We have created a new specialist week which will allow you to tick off some the “must do’s” during a short visit to Lagos and the Algarve. We have combined our most popular activities so you can be active, cultural, relax and enjoy a drink.
From the thrill of learning to surf, to a relaxed sightseeing tour on a bike, this is the option if you want to make the most of your stay.
All of it topped off with our fresh morning pancakes and social evening dinners, a holiday like no other!
Come alone, or come with friends, you’ll fit right in!
- Delicious daily breakfast
- Evening meal on 3 nights of your 6 night stay
- Bike Lagos tour
- Surf trip, with a lesson from a fully qualified instructor, picnic lunch, transportation, wetsuit and board
- Stand up paddleboard lesson and tour with instructor around the astounding Algarve coast* conditions dependent - alternative arranged when necessary
- Wine tasting
- 6 nights on shared dorm accommodation
(private rooms are available for a supplement)
We are located in the beautiful town of Lagos in the Portuguese Algarve. This is a small, historic town on the south coast, surrounded by beaches, cliffs and grottos which offers a wide variety of activities and also has a lively nightlife.
We still consider Lagos one of Europe’s best kept secrets!
Fly to Faro airport, and we can arrange shared airport transfers for you (€30 return - they take around 2 hours) or a private transfer.
You can also fly to Lisbon or Seville and catch the bus to Lagos.
On this tour you will get to see the most important sights and learn about the rich history of this small town, once one of Portugal’s most important trading ports. You will also enjoy the spectacular views from the cliffs that surround the town, all this while brushing off the cobwebs on a leisurely bike ride, to get you ready for the more strenuous activities to come.
You’ll head out to one of the local beaches for the surf course, with morning and afternoon surf lessons - each lasting around 2 hours.
All levels, including complete beginners are welcome, as the groups are divided so everyone receives the level of coaching required. The surf vans pick up around 8.30am to spend the day at the beach which offers the best swell for that day, and you’ll be dropped back to Bura at around 5pm.
Explore the rugged coastline that lines Lagos with its historic caves and grottos on a paddleboard. No experience necessary as we’ll give you a short lesson beforehand.. If the conditions are a little wild, we’ll head inland to a Portuguese lake so you can explore the Algarvian countryside. We have the option to wakeboard at our cable park here in Lagos if conditions are not optimum for paddleboarding.
Our guides will take you on a brisk coastal walk from Vale Centianes Beach to Marinha Beach, to the east of Lagos, taking in the Seven Hanging Valleys and also including a swim into the famous Benagil caves. To top off the afternoon you will have a picnic dinner on the beach to take in the stunning Algarve sunset.
On the final day we’ll head out into the Portuguese countryside to an organic vineyard for an afternoon of wine tasting. You’ll be shown how the wine is produced, and then get to settle in for an afternoon sampling different varieties accompanied by various petiscos to pair up the wines.
Delicious daily breakfast including fresh fruit, breads, cereals, juices, jams, tea, coffee and freshly made pancakes. Home cooked dinner for 4 of your 6 night stay - we focus on freshly prepared, balanced meals - perfect to fill you up after a day in the outdoors.
Dinners are included in the price, except for a couple of nights which will give you the chance to explore some local Portuguese restaurants, or just tuck into a burger in town - we’ve got some great recommendations depending on your taste.
*Please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements so we can cater for your needs.
There’s so many things that you can do while you´re staying at Bura, here are some suggestions of the ones we think would pair best with your itinerary for the week.
If you wish to add any of the following to your itinerary please let us know in advance.
You will be taken out to an isolated spot on the South coast of the Algarve to test your limits in this adventure involving swimming, rock climbing, and cliff jumping. Equally exciting for experienced adventurers, or for those with a fear of heights looking to push themselves beyond their comfort zone!
Our yoga sessions are held on our rooftop, and any level of yoga experience is welcome. Our instructor will work to the groups abilities and set the routines to energise you in the morning to start your day, and relax you in the evenings to stretch out your muscles.
Comfortable/loose clothing for yoga
Swimwear for surfing (wetsuit is included)
Small backpack for water/towel
Gym/active clothes for personal training sessions
Towels are included
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