A remote place, in a beautiful setting on the north coast of Madeira Island, 2 minutes walk from the beach. The surf is an extra.
Madeira Surf Camp is a guesthouse in the heart of the village and historic area of Porto da Cruz, Madeira. We completely renovated the property in 2020 in order to accommodate those who visit us in comfort and safety, in a centenary house.
Here you can have your privacy and, if you want, hang out with us and the other guests.
The rehabilitation of the terrace has made this space the ex-libris of the property. With a sunbathing solarium, a shower to refresh yourself, and a barbecue for outdoor meals. This in an exotic setting in the northeast of Madeira Island, with 360º views over the sea and mountains surrounding the village.
On the lower floor, there is a fully equipped kitchen and living room in a single room where you can have your meals or relax on the sofa. There is also a complete bathroom on this floor, and the kitchen and living room are shared with all guests.
Madeira Surf Camp was founded by local surfers André Rodrigues and Hélder Vieira who wanted to offer to other surfers, the local waves, nature, gastronomy and culture of the island.
Double-bed room. Oriented to the East, you can enjoy the sea view that the room has. Completely renovated in 2020, you'll find the comfort you're looking for your rest. The room has storage for your belongings and bathroom with shower.
The village of Porto da Cruz is located on the northern coast of Madeira Island, between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches of Porto da Cruz are especially suitable for beginner surfers as they are the only ones with volcanic black sand with surfable waves.
Porto da Cruz still preserves its traditions, with a relaxed lifestyle and a very hospitable local culture. In the area, there are several restaurants where you can taste the regional gastronomy, such as fresh fish, seafood and other traditional Madeiran dishes, as well as wines and spirits.
The village does not have a very busy nightlife like other surfing destinations in Portugal. However if you are looking for a closer contact with nature and a relaxed lifestyle, then this is your surf camp.
Madeira Surf Camp is surrounded by banana plantations, vineyards, and it is only 15 km from the International Airport and 30 km from the centre of Funchal. The beach and all the necessary services are just a few meters from the Surf Camp.
Being located in a rural area, there are several outdoor activities that you can do, such as canyoning, track running, mountain biking, paragliding, fishing, karting, among others.
The village is surrounded by volcanic black sandy beaches, ideal for those who want to take surfing lessons and learn to surf in Madeira Island. In Madeira Island there are almost no crowds, in fact not many local surfers. The north coast has the highest consistency and exposure to the North Atlantic swells and the widest range of waves and various levels of surfing.
The island offers a vast array of waves just minutes away, from long and soft waves suitable for beginners to extreme surfing conditions for "big wave surfers". For beginner surfers, the most popular spots in Porto da Cruz are all black sand:
Alagoa - A small bay, just two minutes walk from the surf field and the surf school. Ideal for learning and surfing lessons as it is protected from the big waves.
Maiata - It is about ten minutes away from the surf camp. It is the largest and most beautiful sandy beach in Madeira, it can withstand waves of up to 2 metres.
Contact us to make a special price for accommodation + surf lessons one week pack.
Once in Madeira, leave the airport on the motorway towards Santana, just follow the signs to Porto da Cruz. Madeira Surf Camp is located right in the middle of the village of Porto da Cruz.
When you reach the exit to Porto da Cruz, take the right (2nd exit) at the roundabout. Go directly to the centre of Porto da Cruz village, on the regional road for about 3 minutes. Arriving at the village, take the 2nd exit where you will find the blue house.
You can also reach Porto da Cruz using public transport, the bus company is called SAM and leaves from Avenida do Mar in Funchal or the airport terminal. The bus numbers are 53, 78 and 208.
The best option to reach the property is the transfer. Ask us to book one with our local partners. It is cheaper than the taxis you find at the airport. If you rent a car, any navigation application will easily find the address.
ACCESS TO PROPERTY
You have access to all common areas of the property and your room.
We are always available to help or answer questions. We do our best to reply to all requests. We also have an app for guests with all the important information about the property and other useful information for your stay.
- Check-in hour must be scheduled in advance. If it is not scheduled within a maximum of 48 hours before, guests will be subject to the availability of our team.
- Bookings made on the day of check-in are subject to confirmation of check-in time. In this case, you should contact us before finalising your booking.
- According to Portuguese law, all guests are required to present a valid ID. (passport or identity card).
We want you to feel at home. We do not ask for more than respect for neighbours and care for the property, in addition to not smoking inside the house or the room.
- Accommodates: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Property Type: Private room in a house
- Check-in: 16:00
- Check-out: 12:00
- Accessible car park
- Beach view
- Bird watching
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Cleaning products
- Coffee Maker
- First Aid Kit
- Free Cleaning
- Full Equipped Kitchen
- Handheld shower head
- Hand sanitizer
- Hot water
- Kids Friendly
- Laptop Friendly Workspace
- Linen Towels
- Locked bedroom(s)
- Long Term Rentals Available
- Mountain biking
- Mountain climbing
- Near ocean
- Professionally cleaned
- Renewable energy system
- Satellite Or Cable
- Sea View
- Self Check-in
- Shared Car Park
- Staff wear protective equipment
- Towels changed upon request
- Washing Machine
- Wine glasses
- Edda H.
Location, Room and Common kitchen were very nice. Beautiful view from the rooftopJuly 2023
An Island Apart - July 2023
Hello Edda, Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad that it was a pleasant stay. You will always be welcome at our properties and we are looking forward to see you soon 🙂
- Sofía H. (Spain)
Pasamos tres dias increíbles. Cómodo limpio y súper amigableJune 2023
An Island Apart - July 2023
Hello Sofía, Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad that it was a pleasant stay. You will always be welcome at our properties and we are looking forward to see you soon 🙂
- Jens-Peter H. (Germany)
Place to be for active Madeira holiday
If you like surfing, hiking, paragliding, etc.. - this your place to do it all from. Nice house, nice village, nice beach, nice surf. I had a great time!February 2023
An Island Apart - April 2023
Hello Jens, Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad that it was a pleasant stay. You will always be welcome at our properties and we are looking forward to see you soon :)
- Dominik G. (Germany)
Fantastic view with wonderful roof terrace!
Fantastic view from the room, very quiet area, neat common kitchen/living room and a gorgeous roof terrace. This is a great place to stay. You have your own room with bathroom, but you come in contact with the other guests of the surf camp. Very nice! The contact to the hosts was very nice and friendly, they always helped us with any questions. In addition, the possibility to book surf lessons directly through the surf camp.December 2022
- Michael F. (Germany)
nice relaxed stay
for relaxing days is the stay perfectOctober 2022
- Lorenz B. (Germany)
Best Surfcamp ever
Very comfortable Rooms. We loved the simple but modern style. You always meet new friends in the shared kitchen & living room as well the outdoor kitchen. You have some restaurants, supermarkets and bakery near the camp. Helder helps you with everything you need. It was my second time staying at the camp. Everytime its a powerfull trip.July 2022
- Jakob G. (Germany)
Wonderful stay and excellent surf lessons
We really enjoyed our stay at the Surf Camp! The house and the rooms are very newly renovated and everything is super clean, tidy and well-equipped. The terrace also offered relaxing places for sunbathing, doing Yoga or having a nap after the surf lessons. There was always a very positive atmosphere among the guests. The surf lessons were great! We both learned so much with the help of very accurate and individual feedback from Hélder and Cecilio.May 2022
- Yann M. (Switzerland)
Un bon moment
Le lieu est sympa, l'ambiance est cool mais la chambre n'a pas beaucoup de rangement et est assez mal insonorisée.September 2021