The PORTO BEACH LODGE is the perfect location for everyone seeking sun, beach and waves while exploring one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
Between lush green forests, dunes and beaches
The lodge is located about 25 kilometers north of the center of Porto in a small pine forest of the coastal village of Árvore. With a distance of only 400 meters to the sea, you can reach our "home beach" in a few minutes foot walk. The several kilometers stretched sandy beach is largely protected and part of the natural dune landscape of the nature reserve of Mindelo. The beach side is one of the most beautiful the region offers and is equally popular with surfers and beach lovers due to its fine white sand and wave quality.
At the northern end of the beach, at the mouth of the river Aves, lies Praia da Azurara, one of the best surf spots in North Portugal, especially known for its consistent conditions as well as for its relaxed atmosphere. During the summer months you can take a boat from here steering to the other side of the river where the small historic seaport, Vila do Conde, attracts you with its Mediterranean flair – the original Portuguese ambiance of the old town is best enjoyed in one of its many traditional cafés and restaurants situated right at the sea side or hidden in its narrow alleys.
Enjoy the historical flair and the authentic atmosphere
Formerly owned by one of the wealthiest wine-growing families in the region, today, THE PORTO BEACH LODGE is part of the PORTO SURF COMPANY (PSC) and thus supplementing a group of projects all around surfing in Porto. With only a few hundred meters to the beautiful beach, Praia da Árvore, and surrounded by a little forest of pine trees, the property does not only convince with its location, but attracts with historical flair and authentic atmosphere. The main house and the adjoining house together offer single, double and 3-bed rooms as well as two suites for 4 persons and two dorms. Except for the dorms, all rooms and suites have a private bathroom and TV. The large living room in the main house brings all guests together, offering a cozy sitting area, a fireplace and TV as well as a spacious dining room. The houses are framed by a beautiful Mediterranean natural garden with large green areas inviting for walks and sporting activities. A nearby sports field offers you even more possibilities to exercise outside the water.
Start the morning with a rich breakfast and experience the local cuisine
An extensive breakfast buffet with carefully selected products awaits you every morning. The breakfast includes a wide variety of healthy fruits and vegetables as well as sweet and savory dishes to strengthen you for a whole day of surfing: various types of bread, croissants, cakes, butter/cream cheese, sausage, cheese and jam as well as muesli in various variations, yogurt, fruit salad and eggs. You can chose beverages like tea, water and orange juice. The preparation of lunch and dinner is in your hands – a communal kitchen will offer you everything you need. But if you don't want to cook by yourself, you should test the typical Portuguese cuisine offered by many authentic restaurants near by. We highly recommend you to visit the neighbor village, Vila do Conde, and - of course - Porto, which is just about half an hour´s drive from Árvore, not only for its great culinary variety and traditional cuisine but to get an even closer idea of the unspoiled Portuguese culture.
Only 20 minutes from Porto airport
Arrival and departure are done by yourself. The destination airport is Porto (OPO). From Northern and Central Europe you will find numerous airlines flying to Porto regularly. These include EasyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Ryanair, TAP, Transavia, Vueling and Wizz. From the airport it is about 20km, which you can comfortably drive with a taxi (25 - 30 EUR) or with Uber (20 - 25 EUR). If you want to be more flexible, we always recommend to take a rental car which can be picked up all times at the airport. Especially in the low season you can find some really favorable offers. If you have more time, you can also take the metro which within Porto links the districts pretty well. Coming from Lisbon by bus or train, your destination station is Campanhã. From there it is another 45 minutes by metro.
Accommodation 400m from the sea
Private bath and Smart TV (except dorms)
Daily room cleaning
Shared living room with terrace
Garden & sports field
Support with holiday planning
Free transfer to the nearest metro station
Surf course and SUP tours
Prices for 1-6 nights (from 7 nights)
|low season||mid season||high season|
|single room||53 (49) EUR||63 (59) EUR||68 (64) EUR|
|double room||60 (56) EUR||76 (72) EUR||86 (82) EUR|
|superior double room||65 (60) EUR||80 (75) EUR||90 (85) EUR|
|3 bedroom||75 (70) EUR||100 (95) EUR||115 (110) EUR|
|3 bed suite||90 (80) EUR||114 (104) EUR||129 (119) EUR|
|4 bed suite||100 (90) EUR||132 (122) EUR||152 (142) EUR|
|dorm (price p.p.)||30 (27) EUR||38 (35) EUR||43 (40) EUR|
Low season (Nov. - Mar.), mid season (Apr. - Jun. & Sep. - Oct.), main season (Jul. & Aug.)
PORTO BEACH LODGE
NATURE - SPORTS - CITY