Discover the best top things to do in Carrapateira, Portugal including Amado Surfcamp, Bordeira Beach, Amado Beach, Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons, Holistic Being with Horses, Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira, Ponta do Castelo.
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5 based on 196 reviews
Recommended by a new friend that I have accidentally got to know on a flight to Dubai back in May, I have decided to spend our next holiday in Portugal Surfing at Amado Beach. No idea what to expect, simply intrigued by the idea itself, I made my family sign up to this adventure. I was not disappointed the slightest bit. All was perfect and my family wants to return for 2 weeks next year. Special thanks to Kiko, Lihi, Luis & the whole team at the camp, you made our visit unforgettable.
Keep on shredding & the fine work!
5 based on 236 reviews
This is one of the most stunning Beaches your will see in Portugal. You can walk for a couple of miles if the tide is out. It is wonderfully peaceful. There is a beach bar for a coffee,fresh juice, ice lolly or beer. The beach is very popular with Surfing schools. Off the beach, take time to walk along the coastal paths and boardwalks. It is about an hours drive from Falesia beach area.
4.5 based on 251 reviews
Sandy, level beach walking out to a lot of single, straight and strong waves. Crowded with surfers. Rent a board and wetsuit and get away from the surf school crowds. Driving distance from Sagres 20-30 minutes. Get there in the morning, or the parking become difficult. If you use the Amado Surf Camp, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE IN YOUR BAG/PACK ON THEIR SHELVES. They say there I no problem. They really don`t care. They`ll say anything. AGAIN, DON`T LEAVE ANYYHIBG VALUEBLE On THEIR SHELVES WHICH AT OUT IN TH OPEN WIYH NO ONE WATCHING THEM. There are other surfactants at the Sam beach. Maybe they offer small class sizes. Check around. I would, if I was go I by again.
4.5 based on 71 reviews
Since 1996 we've grown into what we hope is the best Surf School in the Algarve, with the top hostels in both Sagres & Lagos, and Surf Shop with a wide range of products. The Surf School still remains at the heart of the company. Learning to surf is the most exciting part about Surfing, we've all been beginners at some point & we want to make this experience the best one in the world for you!
It is our second year coming to the same Surf School. Last year my children had Tomas as a surf teacher. This year they had Paul, Tomas and Peter. All were so good, so patient, so nice, so professionals. We highly recommend this Surf School,...MoreThank you David, we all hope to see you guys soon! Best regards Alex
5 based on 59 reviews
Situated in the beautiful south-west Algarve attached to Monte Velho Eco Retreat Center near beautiful Beaches and embedded in untouched nature we offer equine facilitated coaching (leadership-, relationship- and self confidence training, consciousnes development, body language as communication), responsible horse treatment and special offers for kids. Our focus lays on the relationship one can build with a horse that is based on trust, understanding and real connection.
If you have always wanted to learn to ride with greater connection, ease and harmony, Holistic Riding is the place for you.
Andreas is a rare and gifted teacher. His background as a former professional rider means that he understands the traditional approach that most of us have been taught, but he is then able to guide you skillfully into experiencing a new sense of yourself both on and off the horse, one that is immediately richer, more effective and infinitely more logical than anything that we’d encountered before.
My husband and I decided to spend a week with Andreas, and to be honest, we didn’t really know what to expect. However, taking an attitude of being open to whatever was going to happen, we met this charming and enthusiastic man who first took the time to understand us as people before deciding upon the path we were going to take. This was new already – a teacher who understood the need to connect with us, and create a relationship of trust as a foundation for what would unfold.
Andreas has a true teacher’s heart and motivation. He is remarkably astute in his observations, and thinks deeply about how to best facilitate your process. He first warms you up with a series of exercises designed to settle and focus the mind, increase your body awareness and open up physical connections which you will use later in your riding. As you progress, your realise that this part of the process really helps you to identify tensions that you hold when riding, which in turn enables you to release them to find new possibilities.
To connect as a rider, first you have to connect with the horse itself, so our initial work was around this experience. This was valuable time to connect with ourselves as well – the horses will quickly let you know what baggage you are bringing! Andreas’ horses are sensitive and clear teachers themselves, and Andreas gives you the time to learn the lessons they have to offer. It was invaluable to me to be given the space to do very simple work on a pad instead of a saddle, having to work out what my lovely mare Aroa was telling me as we would come to a sudden stop or veer off line. She was right every time – with her help I was able to find habits I didn't know I had, and when I corrected myself, she would let me know immediately. This was very different to my previous experiences with riding lessons, which would have focused on more leg, more outside rein (and the ensuing increased tension!)etc etc, when really the issue was my own balance point, posture and ability to separate joint motion effectively. Its subtlty is what is so satisfying – this is what I’d always wanted to learn.
My husband and I had different issues to work on and we have very different personalities, and Andreas would adapt his approach accordingly to effectively address our needs. I was so impressed with his insight and commitment, and the quality and depth of the information he could impart to us. We both finished the week feeling much more confident and very satisfied with our progress, as well as far more relaxed and connected to ourselves.
No matter what level of rider you are, I think you will benefit from time with Andreas and his lovely horses. You can learn a lot about yourself as much as you can about your riding, and you can do it in an atmosphere of peace and beauty in the Western Algarve.
4 based on 6 reviews
A great option for a rainy day, or any day that you are looking to understand the area a little better. The museum exhibition is themed around life where sea meets land, and the unique way of life that has evolved, living off both the sea and the land.
4 based on 5 reviews
Easy to miss, we walked onto the boardwalk here after stopping at the nearby restaurant (Sitio do Forno) for coffee and lunch. We went for the view (which is spectacular) and got a history lesson to boot. This is the site of the earliest fishing site form the Islamic period, XII Century. Not fully documented with just a single interpretive sign.
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