Does the retreat include the accommodation? Yes, the retreat includes accommodation in either a shared dorm room or a private room.
Are the prices in the double/twin per person or per room? The prices mentioned in the price table are per person and our private rooms are for 2 people coming together. Can I get a private room just for myself? Yes, you can get a twin or double room just for yourself. To know the price of this option, please fill in the enquiry form asking for a single use private room on your desired dates.
How many beds has the shared dorm got? The shared dorms allocated to our retreats can have either 6 or 8 beds depending on the amount of people booking on a specific date. However, the dorm might not be full during the retreat if less than 6 people book the shared dorm option.
Is this retreat suitable for solo travellers? Yes, our retreats are perfect for solo travellers. Bura Surfhouse has a really friendly and inclusive atmosphere so you will make friends right away.
What is NOT included in the retreat? Flights, airport transfers, 2 dinners and 2 lunches are not included in the retreat.
Are towels and bed linen included? Yes, shower towels, beach towels and bed linen are included.
What is the closest airport? Faro Airport (FAO) is our closest airport and the one we recommend, but you can also fly to Lisbon or Seville airports if Faro is not an option.
How do I get from the airport to the surfhouse? You can find detailed instructions about this on our Get Here page.
What time should I arrive? And departure? Check in time is from 2pm and check out time is at 11am. We will be holding a welcome dinner on the arrival day served at 8pm, so anytime before that would be good. If you arrive earlier than 2pm or need to leave after 11am, be welcome to store your bags with us and make use of our common facilities in the meantime.
Can I arrive a day earlier or leave a day later? Yes, you can add extra nights to your retreat with us if you like. All the accommodation options and prices can be found here burasurfhouse.bookworldhostels.com Keep in mind that you might have to move rooms for the week of the retreat, if you’d like to stay in the same room for the whole of your stay, please send us an enquiry and we’ll try to make it work :)
Can I add an extra surf day? Yes, you can add an extra surf day on the rest day (Tuesday) for 45€ extra. However, if you have never surf before we won’t recommend it, surfing is a very demanding sport and the body needs time to rest.
Can I add any other activity on the rest day? Yes, you can book an activity for your rest day such as kayaking, paddle boarding or a massage. Check them all out here. If the activity takes place in the morning, it can also be done on the wine tasting day. This is not included in the retreat and the costs will be added to your balance as an extra.
Can I do this retreat on a different date than the ones specified on the website, like July or August? No, our retreats are held on specific dates only. However, you can make a normal reservation at any time of the year and add a 3 days (or more) surf course to it using this link. burasurfhouse.bookworldhostels.com We have backpackers and surfers staying with us throughout the whole year so you will be in good company. This type of reservations don’t include evening meals, yoga lessons or the wine trip but they can be added as extras when available.
I am intolerant to gluten, can you cater for my needs? Yes, we have gluten free options for all our meals. However, we can’t avoid cross contamination as we don’t count with a professional kitchen, so it would depend how severely you react to it.
I am allergic to certain foods, can you cater for my needs? Yes, as long as your allergy is not airborne. However, make sure you ask us before booking to make sure :)
What happens with my deposit if I have to cancel my trip? If you need to cancel your trip for unforeseen circumstances, let us know as much in advance as you can. When possible, we will transfer your deposit to another date of your choice within the same year of your booking. However, if you cancel the retreat less than 30 days from the arrival date, it will result in the complete loss of your deposit.
Bura Surfhouse Rua Da Pedra Alcada Lote 15 Lagos, Portugal