Water Sports, Golf and Other Activities including Wine and Port Tasting

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Popular leisure activities in the area include water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, kite boarding, water/splash parks, surfing/body boarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, diving, golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding, boat trips, picturesque walks and numerous fantastic day trips such as wine tasting.

Sailing (catamaran and optimist)/waterskiing/canoeing/windsurfing/kite surfing

Escola de Vela da Lagoa (Sailing Club at the bottom of the hill from our villa, Casa da Luisa) www.escoladeveladalagoa.com info@escoladeveladalagoa Tel +351 262 978 592 and for lagoon activities http://www.escoladeveladelagoa.com/

Surfing/Body boarding/Banana Boat

Just before you reach the walls of Peniche town centre, on the right hand side along the main road following signs for ‘Centro’ there are wooden steps up to the boardwalk and over the sand dunes to get to the beach. There is a beach bar that gives lessons on surfing, Peniche Kite Surf Centre – Lessons: Surf/Body board/Kite surf and Rent: Surfboards/Wetsuits/Kayaks. The staff at Praia d’El Rey (English resort) take the children here at Peniche and also to Baleal to teach them to body board or surf. There are many water activities at Baleal including a banana boat – not for the faint hearted!

For more information on surfing/body boarding, please see the below mentioned websites:

Baleal Surf Camp is great value for surfing lessons and hire - a board and wetsuit for a week is 110.00 euros. Call Bruno on +351 969 050 546 - he speaks good English!

Peniche Surf Camp is the place to go for professional surf lessons. A week course of two 2-hour sessions a day will cost around €175.00, surf material included. Call Fernando Mendes on +351 96 233 62 95 - he also peaks good English!



Near Peniche is held ‘Supertubos’ the famous World Surfing Championships.


For scuba diving first timers or experienced PADI divers see below for great facilities and very helpful and qualified staff:



Dive, Dive, Dive....Pedro Oliveira and José Alberto run Haliotis, a diving company based at the Praia Norte Hotel near Peniche. They are both PADI qualified instructors and they started the business in 2004 so all the equipment and the superb twin outboard dive boat are in excellent condition. Pedro and José use the large indoor and outdoor pools at the Hotel Praia Norte for training and instruction. Dives at sea take place in the clear Atlantic waters off Berlenga Island.


There are many boat trips to choose from at the ports of Peniche and Lisbon ranging from trips to the Berlenga Islands and the Azores. It is a 40 minute boat ride to the island of Berlengas, a National Nature Reserve.

For more information on boat trips to the Berlenga Islands from Peniche please see the below mentioned website:


Water/splash parks

Amarante Waterpark, Lagoa, Aqualand (AquaPark), Peniche,
Norpark, North Of Nazare Setubul,
Costa De Caprica which is south of Lisbon.


There are golf courses at Praia d’El Rey, Botado, Golden Eagle, Vimeiro and of course Campo Real. Praia d’El Rey For golfers, there are many super 18 hole courses nearby. Golf at Praia d’El Rey is approximately 30 minutes away from Foz de Arelho together with Rio Maior, Golden Eagle (Quinta do Brinçal), Vimerior, Campo Real and a number of other smaller courses.

Praia d’El Rey

Detailed information on these and many other courses available upon request or visit the below mentioned websites:

http://www.3dgolf.com/ http://www.portugalvirtual.pt/_golf/costadelisboa/index.html http://www.golfeurope.com/course-reviews/portugal/portugal-golf-3.htm http://www.portugalgolf.pt/ingles/ing_estoril_gethere.htm http://www.autointell.com/Golf/portugal/penha-longa-sintra-05/penha-longa-05.htm http://www.worldgolf.com/courses/portgcs.html

Beauty/Health Treatments and Gym/Health & Fitness 

Hotel, Praia d’El Rey http://www.praia-del-rey.com/healthclub.html



Horse riding

If the thought of riding bareback into the sunset seems like a fantastic opportunity then the Campus Hípico is a riding centre for all ages in Peniche.

Quinta Da Foz is a rustic riding centre in Foz do Arelho, both provide a wonderful service and are only minutes away.


Tel: +351 262 905 015 tennis@praia-del-rey.com


Tel: + 351 262 905 015 or http://www.praia-del-rey.com/tennis.html

Lagoon activities www.escoladeveladelagoa.com

Wine tasting/Vineyards/Port

We are less than 30 minutes from the main wine caves and vineyards in the region.

Other wine tasting ideas:

  The Alentejo wine country - visit to the top estate in the region.
•   Wine Tasting at the Port Institute, Lisbon.
•  Wine Tasting in Loja do Vinho, Sintra.
•  Wine tasting at the Loja do Vinho - a special visit to the Solar do Vinho do Porto is a must.

Lisbon's classy, 18th-century Wine Bar.   This is one of Lisbon's favorite wine bars, located in a historic mansion where you can taste hundreds of ports by the glass (Optional).

For more information on tours, please visit:


Porto - Port Lodges/Tours etc.

Head to Museu do Vinho do Porto, Rua do Monchique 45-52 (entry £1.35) which provides history of port and how it has affected the region's history.  Then visit Vinologia, Rua de Sao Joao 46, a sort of wine/port bar where the staff are informative and can offer advice. 

Then cross the double-decker Dom Luis 1 bridge into Vila Nova de Gaia, which is the port-lodge capital.  There are more than 60 lodges/warehouses and 20 of them offer tours and tasting. 

There is a minibus that runs free from the riverfront to the hilltop port lodge of Graham's Port.  There are fantastic views and free tasting.


Then walk down the hill back to the river and vist the Real Companhia Velha http://www.realcompanhiavelha.pt/ with cellars that part-occupy a four mile railway tunnel, the family-owned Barros Lodge and Calem Lodge.  The Sandeman tours are led by suitably cape-twirling black-hatted students.

For information on tours at the port houses/lodges in Porto see:

www.cellartours.com/portugal/portuguese-wineries/fonseca-guimaraens-port-winery.html - http://www.cellartours.com/portugal/portuguese-wineries/taylors-port-winery.html http://www.cellartours.com/portugal/portuguese-wineries/dow-port-winery.html

For the port houses of Offley, Ferreira and Sandeman see:


Just to make you aware, the majority of port houses are closed on Saturdays.  Lunch at Taylors Port Lodge at the top of the hill with fantastic views is an event you will always remember.

Other activities

For information on other activities see the below mentioned web site: http://www.visitportugal.com/

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