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8 Days Yoga, Kite Surfing, and SUP Camp in Portugal

  • Jah Shaka Surf, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal


Portugal Surf Camp

Jah Shaka Surf Camp is an ideal escape. Ideally positioned by Portugal's world class surf, they have something to suit every surfer and non surfer too. The great value, laid back atmosphere, and location just 10 minutes outside Lagos center, means you can really unwind and relax whilst still being close to the vibrant nightlife that Lagos has to offer.


  • 5 yoga sessions
  • SUP lesson and tour
  • 7 hours kite surfing lesson
  • Use of surf equipment and surf camp facilities
  • Unique step by step program
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Tiny whale surf lodge

A brilliant selection of private rooms, shared rooms and luxury teepees at Jah Shaka Surf's brand new surf lodge. Just five minutes from Lagos, hidden in the beautiful countryside.

Luxury teepees

The luxury teepees are a truly unique place to stay! Enjoy all the great facilities at Jah Shaka Surf Lodge or tiny whale. Both set in their beautiful gardens.


Daily sunrise and sunset yoga sessions are lead in Jah Shaka's tranquil yoga garden. Miri, their yoga Instructor leads a dynamic class, with focus on balance, strength building, and relaxation. Perfect for relieving sore muscles from kitesurfing and excellent for all levels!

Kite surfing

Learning to kite surf is easier than you think. With its fast progression from beginner to intermediate, Jah Shaka will have you up and riding by the end of your course. The lessons are held at Alvor Lagoon, one of the top kitesurfing spots in Europe. Spanning over two kilometers with knee to waist high water, it’s the perfect place to learn how to kite surf. It’s a safe and sheltered environment that will help you build confidence with the added bonus of calm flat water to make riding easy!

Jah Shaka Surf's dedicated and friendly team of instructors have years of teaching experience and their fast track course will get most out of your time on the water. Seven hours of kite surfing is a great introduction to the sport. With the hours spread over the week, you’ll have the best possible learning conditions for your holiday.


Discover the incredible south coast line of the Algarve whilst stand-up paddle boarding. You will head out on the water to catch the sunrise, following the dramatic cliff coastlines and rock formations. Exploring caves, underwater grottos, and beaches only accessible via the water.


Bursting with sunshine and known for it's laid back lifestyle, the western Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation. Whether you achieve this by exploring the fantastic culture and un-spoilt countryside, chilling out, and catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches, or want to find adventure taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.

Well away from the main stream eastern Algarve international tour operators, the west has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains it's natural charm. Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in past.

You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh produce from local producers, and artisan craftsmen all selling their wares. Don't miss out on the local cuisine of this area either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbecued sardines, and a pastilla de nata for dessert.


Resting in the laid back traditional portuguese fishing village of Luz, the Jah Shaka accommodation is perfect for holiday makers who want to keep their options open. On the one hand, Luz is the ideal place to sit and unwind over a beer watching the sunset into the sea at one of the many beach bars or ocean fronted terraces. And on the other hand, we're only a stones throw from the bustling vibrant town of Lagos with it's lively bars, marina and tourist attractions.

Jah Shaka think that they have the perfect mix of both worlds, with a taxi ride to all the nightlife, bars, clubs, and party atmosphere that Lagos has to offer. Both feature all the amenities you'd expect close at hand like supermarkets, medical facilities, spa's, and a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars, and cafe's for every budget.

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Garden
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental

A delicious daily breakfast is included in all stays at the Lodge. All the apartments are self catering. A healthy lunch is included in surf lessons and guiding, please let Jah Shaka Surf know if you have any dietary requirements. Jah Shaka surf have a fantastic in-house chef from an experienced background in five star boutique resorts. His evening meals and weekly barbecue are a real highlight for the guests. They can provide four evening meals during your stay.

Jah Shaka's food pack is 55 EUR for four evening meals, or 15 EUR per person for a two course dinner with local wines, and their 20 EUR luxury barbecue. During food service the kitchen will be closed from 18:00 to 20:00. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen outside of these times.

Bom dia trip

Have a relax day on the sailing boat sunbathing, snorkeling, and exploring the caves and grottos of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos.

Booze cruise

Party with other ship mates from all over the world aboard a private boat and enjoy all the beer and sangria you can drink!


An unforgettable off-road buggies safari through the tracks, trails, hills, and riverbeds of the Algarve. Breathtaking scenery, panoramic views, and wildlife.


The Algarve boast some of the best rock climbing in Europe, from sport climbing, to deep water soloing, bouldering, and adventure.


Explore the coastline of the natural park of Costa Vicentina, find the hidden beaches, and jump from the cliffs.


Dive trips for beginner or experienced divers with a PADI certified diving centre and course directors.

Dolphin safari

One of Portugal's best boat trips, dolphin watching is a unique and unforgettable Algarve coastal safari experience.

Drone flight introduction

Thinking of getting a new toy? Learn to fly a professional drone and take pictures and videos of the stunning Algarve coast line.


A great fishing day aboard a fully equipped sport fishing boat, either deep sea fishing, shark fishing, or big game fishing.

Fly boarding

Get up to 30 feet in the air above the water and then dive in like a dolphin.

Grotto tours

Grotto Tours is one of best boat trips in Algarve. View the stunning coastline of Lagos and go inside the remarkable grottos.

Horse riding

Ride through the valley, rivers, and hills exploring Portuguese countryside landscape with a great selection of trees in Algarve.


Fun for the whole family to try different inflatables on the Meia Praia beach in Lagos.

Jet skiing

A high adrenaline low physical exertion water sport. A fun and exhilarating way to explore the Algarve's stunning coastline.


Kayak trips exploring some of Portugal's most beautiful coastline.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in the Algarve with its extinct volcanoes, vast natural parks, and endless dirt roads and single track surrounding Lagos.

Papagio power kite

Learn the basics skills of kiting without getting your feet wet. Power kiting can be practiced by everyone, from young to old!


Paintballing is the ultimate adrenaline rush and super fun to play in a team when you are on holiday in Lagos!

Quad bike

A fabulous activity for on Algarve the off-roads, along the fascinating old villages, plunging valleys, and un-spoilt terrain in the south of Portugal.


Learn to sail on the Atlantic ocean in Portugal. Get the necessary knowledge of equipment and control of the sailing boat


One of the best places in Europe to try skydiving due to the fantastic landscape and year round warm weather.

Vagabundo tours

Explore the spectacular Algarve south and west coast beaches and feel the thrill of standing at the end of the world.

Wake boarding and water skiing

Experience the amazing thrill of wake boarding or water skiing in the Portuguese sunshine, suitable for individuals, groups, and hen or stag parties.

West coast adventures

One-of-a-kind Algarve wild west coast adventure. Hike, climb, and scramble your way along sea cliffs, through plunging ravines and inside secret caves.

Wind surfing

No matter what your level, they have a course designed for you at one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe.

Wine tasting

Experience organic wine tasting at Monte da Cateleja - a typical Portuguese farm just outside Lagos.

  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 7 hours kite surfing lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • SUP lesson and tour
  • Use of surfing equipment and surf camp facilities
  • Unique step by step program
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch and dinner

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to Faro Airport (FAO) is available upon request for 46 EUR both ways.

Arrival by bus

Lagos bus station delivers passengers from a variety of operators from all over Portugal. Buses are frequent, well maintained and are good value.

Arrival by train

Good value rail links from east and north bring passengers through to Lagos station.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Jah Shaka Surf an inquiry.
  • Review by a surfer

    "Spent a week in Sept 2016 surfing with Jah Shaka at their Tiny Whale lodge. The whole trip was great from start to finish, the staff were friendly, surf was great, food was top and the instructing was attentive. No complaints. I was slightly apprehensive prior to going as this was a first time travelling solo, if there's anyone in a similar position there's nothing to worry about. There's many solo travelers there and the staff are very welcoming."

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  • Review by a surfer from Cape Town

    "The place we stayed is called Tiny Wale not Jah Shaka as advertised, not sure why. Overall its a lovely backpackers/surf camp. Dint like the fact that is 15 min out of town but it was nice coming home to a peaceful garden setting and big pool. We stayed in the tipis, very cool, comfortable beds and cool in evening. Shared outside bathroom not that great, most of the time dirty ☹️delicious bbq on friday nights. I think if the "cool" surfer staff working at the lodge worked a bit more and looked better after the place it would def be a 5 stars. Owners on the other hand is great and were super nice hosts. Thanks Neil & Marta, all the best!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Cape Town

    "The place we stayed is called Tiny Wale not Jah Shaka as advertised, not sure why. Overall it is a lovely backpackers and surf camp. Didn't like the fact that is 15-minute out of town, but it was nice coming home to a peaceful garden setting and big pool. We stayed in the tipis, very cool, comfortable beds and cool in evening. Shared outside bathroom not that great, most of the time dirty. We had delicious BBQ on Friday nights. I think if the cool surfer staff working at the lodge worked a bit more and looked better after the place. it would def be a 5-star. Owners, on the other hand is great and were super nice hosts. Thanks Neil and Marta, all the best!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Singapore

    "I borrowed a stand-up paddleboard from this shop for ten days in July. I had emailed them prior to my trip and Richard was very accommodating about my request. The price of the rental was even discounted. When I got to the shop, the crew were very helpful and friendly. Since I had rented a paddleboard from them, I was able to explore the coastlines and coves of Praia do Porto de Mos, Praia do Camilo, and Ponta da Piedade on my own over several days, first thing in the morning, before the kayaking tours descended on these places. Thank you very much, Jah Shaka for enabling my SUP adventures!"

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  • Review by Patrick from Gorey, Ireland

    "I spent a week glamping with Jah Shaka Surf Lodge in Lux Portugal and I was impressed with the friendliness and quality of their offering. Accommodations were excellent and the food was nothing short of delicious - Thai food one night was probably the best I have ever tasted. Yoga was run in-house, Wi-Fi, and pool. The staff and instructors were delightful and could not be more helpful. If you want to surf or just chill, I could not recommend them more."

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  • Review by Nicki

    "I have never met a group of instructors so utterly enthused to be out in Portugal living and sharing their dream. We didn't stay at the lodge, but the surf teaching was superb. Would definitely recommend."

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  • Review by Steph

    "I used the equipment from this store in town and they were very friendly and helpful. Rented a paddleboard for 20 EUR and a bike for 15 EUR! Good prices for making the most of your stay to explore and have your own adventures! They also offer many tour and adventure, as well as a surf camp, which I am sure would also be fully worth it!"

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  • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

    "I just got back from a week and it was an absolute thumper of a week. I booked a shared room, but ended up getting a double room to myself. The green wave rider instructors were Jan and Henry. Both of them are absolute gents and excellent teachers. From a surfing perspective, I learnt a lot over the course of the week and my skills definitely improve. By the end of the week, I was consistently riding down the line of the wave, something that I have been struggling with for ages (years actually). The week really put the fun back into surfing and I am already planning my next surf trip."

    "The food at the lodge was extremely tasty and there was plenty of it. It was well worth eating there in the evenings too. On top of all this, there was plenty of time to cut loose and bust out some serious shapes, whether at the lodge or on the streets of Lagos. Not a week I will forgot soon, the Friday night was epic! My expectations were more than exceeded. Big up to dangerous Dave, Jacob the bar wizard, and everyone else at the lodge."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "This company was very helpful when trying to book a kayaking trip. Unfortunately, the sea was too rough to kayak and we were reassured that the trip was cancelled (despite other companies prepared to take customers out to sea). The trip was re-scheduled, but we were unable to go a second time due to the weather. We were given a full refund. All the staff we spoke to were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend."

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  • Review by Tejal from Gaithersburg, Maryland

    "This place was great! The staff was super helpful and friendly and they had everything we needed. They kept our stuff for us in a back room, while we went stand up paddle-boarding and showed us a nice route to take. They were very easy going and made it easy to rent. Prices are very reasonable, as well!"

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  • Review by Mark from Cape Canaveral, Florida

    "I had a shared room and surf lessons for a quick weekend trip. From the first second on entering the place, I felt like home with family and friends around. Surf conditions were not the best when I was there, but the weather was great and the instructors are very good. Amazing weekend trip!"

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  • Review by Joshna from Zürich, Switzerland

    "I had the chance to stay at Jah Shaka once again and this time, I took my friend with me. She was very satisfied and we both had a great time. Even though the weather wasn't perfect, they did the best out of it! Good food, great wine, and definitely, the best hosts. A very special thank you to the whole staff for arranging everything so perfect! Great place to be!"

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  • Review by Josh Herron from Cornwall, U.K.

    " Amazing place and amazing company. Surf was good too."

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  • Review by Dan from Channel Islands, United Kingdom

    "As a new surfer, I wanted to progress, so booked last minute to go to Jah Shaka for 7 nights and surf everyday there. Rorii and Fabby were great in looking after me from arrival to departure and were really helpful and friendly. The surf lessons were great, all good surf instructors, friendly and fun all the time, and your safety is clearly paramount. Had a number of different instructors for the surfing days I spent there as they swap round groups and work rotas daily and can say that I learned different things from all the instructors, didn't have a bad or unfriendly instructor at any time."

    "Special mention to Charlie, George, and Seb, who are superb instructors. Honestly ignore any bad review on here on this place, you get people who just like to moan in all walks of life. Would recommend Jah Shaka to anyone, superb staff, nice vibe, and great value. Will definitely be going back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Largos, Portugal

    "The staff and the place itself both ooze relaxed times. Very welcoming and helpful as a place to stay and loads of activities to boot. The location is a bit out of town, so a car is handy, but they do transfers too."

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  • Review by Katrina Turner from U.K.

    "What an amazing week I have had at Jah Shaka Surf, just what the doctor ordered! Fab place to stay, very well looked after, and everyone from guests to instructors to hosts made it an experience to remember. I will most definitely be back, no question, most likely with a mate or two in tow! Thanks so much to all guys and gals there."

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  • Review by Katrina from Belfast, United Kingdom

    "I visited Jah Shaka in October, in fact am only leaving today, which I am frankly gutted about! As I was traveling solo, I was a tad anxious, but from the moment I arrived, I was made to feel extremely welcome and at ease. The hostess gave me a tour, explained how my surfing lessons would be arranged, and introduced me to everyone, including most of the instructors and guests who couldn't have been nicer. There is such a warm and chilled out atmosphere and I have felt extremely comfortable from the start."

    "I had booked into a shared dorm, which was clean with comfortable beds and an en-suite bathroom. The breakfast provided each morning outside was brill, with everything you could want to set you up the for the day. Again, the hosts always made sure we had enough of everything and we are always on hand and more than happy to help with any requests. The pool area and large living room are great for chilling out in and the Wi-Fi is brill."

    "As for the surfing, it was amazing! All of the instructors are fab, making sure you get the most out of the lessons and always there to help and provide tips and advice while you are in the water. Also, just a great bunch of guys who were fun to hang with. I can't believe how far I have come in just 5 days of learning! So basically, if you want a surfing holiday, I would recommend Jah Shaka without hesitation. I have had an amazing time, met really great people, and learned how to surf, what could be better! Thanks to all the guys there and I will most definitely be back as soon as I can for some more good times!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Brighton, United Kingdom

    "I visited Jah Shaka quite recently and had the best time, I couldn’t have asked for a more chilled and smooth holiday, just what you need when you have been working in an office for too long time! The people, surf, and yoga were amazing and the weather just topped it off! I never usually read or leave reviews, but from reading the negative ones I was shocked. The staff and surf instructors couldn’t have been more friendly, they let you play your own music in the vans on the way to the beach, which gets everyone in a great mood for the rest of the day! The staff were always there to ask questions and very helpful, they even did my dirty clothes washing!"

    "For surfing you get put into groups of experience, I had never surfed before and by the end of the week, I could just about stand, that was an achievement for me, but I couldn’t have done it without my instructors help! Thanks! Being at Jah Shaka was like being at home, people around all the time. I have met some great people here from all different places. Some were couples, friends, people travelling solo, and the Jah Shaka spirit just brings everyone together! Everything was made clear from emails and photos, it was just what I expected and more. Thanks again for a super fun holiday!"

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  • Review by Christian from Denmark

    "The 10-hour course was great value and I can say we are both now proper kite surfers. Can't wait to get home and try it at my local spot!"

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Algarve, Portugal

Jah Shaka Surf are the leaders in Portugal and operates within the Algarve, running a range of surfing and activity holiday packages.

from US$470

8 days / 7 nights

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