Here at SaltyWay in Portugal near Lisbon we are passionate about surfing and climbing, and want to share our knowledge, stoke and enthusiasm with you in this enchanting corner of Portugal, Sintra.
SaltyWay is a professional yet fun filled adult surf and climbing camp. Our aim is that by the end of your stay you’ve not only had a memorable holiday and subsequently addicted to adventure sports but you’ve acquired the knowledge, ability and confidence to pursue these sports independently of an instructor in the future. Learning is active, the lodging relaxed, and all goes down with a small group of fun loving likeminded people. We belive that it is never to late to dare something and to learn a new sport. If you have children, you can bring them along and let them share the fun too!
In addition to these sports you’ll have the opportunity to relax and recover with our weekly yoga sessions and soak up Portugal’s bohemian culture and fascinating history in nearby Sintra and Lisbon.
Within 5 days, it is our aim show you the secrets of surfing and bring the waves closer to you. Whether a complete beginner or confident surfer we have a package to suit everyone and every age! In our Step-Up surf package we will have you reading and riding real waves independently of an instructor.
Becoming a climber, the journey starts here! We offer an intensive 5 days of climbing led by our highly qualified and contagiously enthusiastic guides committed to your enjoyment and progression. Independent of your level we will take your climbing to the next level, at a variety of beautiful spots in the Serra or by the Ocean.
The SaltyWay house is strategically located equal distance from the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic ocean. You’ll be right in the heart of nature and the action whether you’re here to surf or climb. The house is comfortable, clean and cosy with a chilled out communal vibe. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, eat together and trade stories after the day’s adventures.
The Saltyway house, a typical Portuguese ‘Moradia’, is perfectly located between the waves and the mountains. Whether you’re here to surf or climb you will be right in the heart of the action.
The house is beautifully situated off the beaten track, right in the heart of nature in Colares near Lisbon. We enjoy the tranquility of the Serra 24/7, a silent nights’ sleep and early surf wake ups with the birds. We light up a fire in the living room at night and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of this big room with the big windows. The kitchen offer all you need to make a good meal. What’s more, we are just a short walk (12 minutes) and a breathtaking descent down to Praia Grande, via a set of steps famed for its prehistoric dinosaur footprints. The house is also situated between Almocageme and Praia das Maças. Both are small picturesque Portuguese villages with a range of restaurants, bars, small shops and cheap local markets (a great place to buy your week’s supply of fresh fruit and vegetables).
This corner of Portugal is littered with a variety of breaks suitable for riders of all abilities. From super fun beachies to endless point breaks and rippable reef breaks, you can find every type of wave here.
Praia Grande & Praia Pequena, Sintra
Or ‘big beach’ and ‘little beach’ as they translate in English, are swell magnets and some of Portugal’s most consistent beach breaks. Fortunately for us the Surf House is set back in the hills overlooking these impressive beaches. Praia Grande is a 1km long sandy beach that produces super fun lefts and rights all along the beach, a perfect surf spot for beginners and super fun fot advanced surfers in the summer. Praia Grande boasts a number of great cafes and restaurants to kick back and relax in with a coffee whilst watching the action unfold in the water.
In contrast, Praia Pequena has a completely different set up and mellower vibe. It is a small cove with restricted access and a crowd that rarely exceeds ten guys. This beach is known for it’s playful wedgy right and left hand peaks. It’s a great place to escape to when Praia Grande is busy.
Guincho, a stunning 800m beach located at the foot of the Sintra mountains and surrounded by rolling sand dunes and the turquoise blue of the Atlantic. It’s a pleasure just being there let alone surfing there. Fortunately for you it’s one of the most consistent spots in the area so there’s a good chance you will get to appreciate its beauty and ride the super fun waves. The waves predominantly break to the left at the Southern end of the beach, while in the middle of the bay produces bowly rights and lefts. On the Northern end you will find more relaxed rights.
Regarded by most as the birthplace of Portuguese surfing and famed for it’s iconic 16th century military fort that proudly sits at the Sourthern end of the beach. This 1km sandy beach produces excellent peaky, punchy and barreling waves through all tides. It is a good option when the wind is Northerly and the West coast is too big. When this place is good, it is so much fun to surf whatever your level.
Bedrooms: 3 Max number of guests: 10