Arrifana Surf Lodge Algarve Portugal
  • Preparing to Surf
    Preparing to Surf
  • Good Surf
    Good Surf
  • Out Back
    Out Back
  • Catching Green Waves
    Catching Green Waves
  • Family Fun
    Family Fun
  • Ruby - Our Boxer :)
    Ruby - Our Boxer :)
  • Plunge Pool
    Plunge Pool
  • Surf Lessons
    Surf Lessons
  • Enjoy the Surf
    Enjoy the Surf
  • Arrifana Surf Lodge
    Arrifana Surf Lodge
  • Preparing to Surf
    Preparing to Surf
  • Shared Accomodation
    Shared Accomodation
  • Surf & Yoga
    Surf & Yoga
  • Arrifana Harbour
    Arrifana Harbour
  • Fun Waves
    Fun Waves
  • Qualified Surf Instruction
    Qualified Surf Instruction
  • Arrifana Beach Portugal
    Arrifana Beach Portugal
  • Private Rooms
    Private Rooms
  • Surfs Up
    Surfs Up
  • The Lounge
    The Lounge
  • Friendly Professional Instruction
    Friendly Professional Instruction
  • Surfing Arrifana Portugal
    Surfing Arrifana Portugal
  • First time standing!
    First time standing!
  • Arrifana Surf Lodge
    Arrifana Surf Lodge
  • Beautiful Location
    Beautiful Location

Arrifana Surf Lodge Customer Comments

Customer Comments Arrifana Surf Lodge Portugal

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Daniel Weise
May 2019
My first experience with Aldo and the crew was in 2015. I stayed in with friends in Albufeira and we wanted to get to know the basics of surfing. So me and three friends booked only the beginner five day course. After that five days I was addicted to waves and getting one with this part of our nature. Aldo and the other guides (Braulio, Antonio) made us feel very comfortable from the beginning. We had the feeling that we have met some old friends. The atmosphere was very familiar. And you have to see this beach in Arrifana, it was a mystic feeling every morning we arrived. When talking to the other participants of the course we heard more about the lodge itself, the hilarious food and the fridge collecting beer :)
So we decided to visit the lodge in June 2016 staying one week. What should I say, I never (NEVER NEVER) felt so much relaxed and comfortable in my life before and again! It was amazing from the beginning until the end. I was very sad leaving some new friends (Greetings to Ben from UK) and I promised Sarah and the guys and also myself to come back. Unfortunately there was less possibilty for me last three years BUT October this year I will visit this amazing place again. Can't wait for it!
June 2018
I am writing this after my third trip to surf with the crew from Arrifana surf lodge, and having just booked my next trip in October this year. The surfing instructors are awesome, huge thanks to Aldo, Antonio and Braulio for their endless patience and enthusiasm when dealing with a talentless 47 yr old new to surfing. They are also fantastic with my (much more talented) 11 yr old son.
The lodge provides the perfect holiday accommodation which feels very much like a home from home but without any of the chores, awesome job Sarah and her team. And the food at the lodge was amazing, despite all the surfing I put on some weight!
I haven't had a holiday anywhere that has made me feel so relaxed and happy to be alive, I will keep going back, and back, and back...
April 2018
I am writing this after my second visit to the surf lodge and like the first time I just had an amazing time again.
This lodge provides everything from amazing food (home cocked 3 course meals nearly every evening), the perfect equipment for your level of surfing, surf training depending on your level of skills (rapidly improving thanks to Braulio and Antonio), hosts that treat you more like family (Thanks Aldo and Sarah) and changing support that is always motivated and helpful with preping food and keep the place super tidy.

If you are looking for a place with awesome surf conditions nearly every day and a chilled atmosphere to forget your everyday live back home - this is the place regardless if you are advanced and just look for some tips where to improve further or if you are toying with the idea to pick up surfing but have never seen a board up close.

The only sad thing for me is that I can not spend more time at this awesome lodge as like most of us I have only limited days of holiday, but be sure I might see you on my next visit. Let's go and catch some waves!
Joe and Lindsay
September 2017
Arrifana Surf Lodge delivers on all fronts. Aldo is a delight, has great and motivating energy, and is an absolute pro on the beach. We took private lessons (my wife and I) and Aldo was super accommodating. A must for anyone staying in Aljezur!
May 2017
Aldo+Sarah´s Surf Lodge in Arrifana: Simply the best! Great atmosphere, great food, great team. Could have never wished me better 10 days of vacation...
Simina Jonker
November 2016
After staying at the Arrifana Surf Lodge in July of this year, I was hooked! So I knew I could not wait a year of even longer to be back and decided to come again for not one but two weeks in November! And again time flew by way too fast. Sarah, Aldo, Braulio, Antonio, Pedro & the rest of the team are the best! Arrifana Surf Lodge truly lives up to their tagline “your home away from home”. Everything was just perfect, food, accommodation, people, yoga, massage and surfing lessons ! They made a surf girl out of me, I’ll be definitely coming back next year for at least one week. Don’t look any further, go to Arrifana Surf Lodge, enjoy one of the best things Portugal has to offer and I’ll guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time! Oh and you must book a massage by Sonia, best one ever!
Vera, Birgit and Miry
November 2016
Dear Aldo and Sarah,
thank you for the wonderful week in the Surf Lodge! We're still dreaming about the relaxed atmosphere, funny evenings playing at cards, excellent food and the waves of course. Thanks also Antonio and Braulio for great surfing lessons and yoga on the beach. We will definitely come back!
Wolfgang and Kids
October 2016
Lieber Aldo and Braulio (name correct?)!
Thank you very much for your instructions! They were perfectly adapted to our needs. As a beginner, we were very curious and unsure, whether waveriden is the right thing for us. Is it! The first steps are done, the waveriden is not as difficult as we thought.
Next year we will definitely be back.
Wolfgang, Anna Lena und Charlotte
Paul, Carl. Kerstin&Patrick
April 2016
Dear Aldo, Mandala and Braulio,

thanks to you guys we had a wonderful stay at Arrifana beach. The warm hearted way you handle people is outstandíng! And thank you for a fitting pair of wet suits for two skinny boys who had a great time learning how to surf. Next time we are looking forward to staying at the Lodge.
Mandala thank you for a great evening dancing to your tunes!
April 2016
Dear Aldo and Sarah,

Many thanks for the lovely week I spent at Arrifana Surf Lodge. I still miss it being back at work. I had such as amazing time. I learnt great basics of surfing which I am looking forward to develop further! I am really grateful for your great hospitality with delicous food and great services and passionate teaching! Many thanks again and I am definitely looking forward to come back!
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