Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha


Tocha, Portugal

4.9 / 5 - 9 reviews Open Gallery

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging in surf camp
Solo travellers, friends
Average age guest: 23 - 38 years old
Surf lessons included, all levels

All meals are included
Airport transfers available
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Yoga and activities optional

Highlights

  • Old fisherman's village: The surf camp is located just next to the fisherman village of Praia da Tocha, with restaurants, markets and bars. Just a few minutes from the surf camp its located the beach, one of the best-kept secrets of Portugal, an outstanding large beach with yellow sand and amazing surfing breaks.
  • Delicious Food: Surfing-life requires a balanced and nutritive diet, surfing is a very demanding sport, and the food is the fuel of your body. Our menu specially designed by our food experts mix the local Portuguese cuisine with international elements, always using fresh and local products.
  • Beautiful Beach: Praia da Tocha is undoubted one of the most scenic beaches in Portugal, a wild yellow sandy beach that acts as the perfect link between the Atlantic Ocean and it waves and the village and its typical building “Os Palheiros”. At Praia da Tocha you will be able to enjoy some of the most picturesque sunsets in Europe.

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A Message from your host

Vinny, Host

Yeeww, welcome at our amazing surf camp in Praia da Tocha, one of Portugal's most beautiful beaches! Have the time of your life, we are here to do anything to make that happen!
We love that we have a nice mix of guests who like to get to know each other, but at the same time also value their privacy and space. The camps looking amazing again this year so we are more than thrilled to welcome you.

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Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 23 and 38 years old. The minimum age is 18.
  • We aim to create a nice mixed vibe for people that are seeking some more tranquility but also catering the guests that are looking for that surf-ambiance with social contact
  • This accommodation is suitable for Solo travellers, friends, couples, families.
  • This accommodation is family friendly. Every now and then, one or more families join us. But if you book, you might be the only family.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf camp:

Shared Bell Tent

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared tent with single bed(s). Suitable for 3 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: If you are three guests, you can have the tent privately, otherwise you will be sharing with other guests of the same gender

Private Bell tent

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private tent with twin bed(s) or double bed(s). Suitable for 3 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: These tents come with 2 single beds or a double bed and it's possible to add a single mattress for a 3th guest

Surf Levels

Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:
  • Beginners: The Basics, get the feeling of ride small rolling and breaking waves on easy to follow steps
    • Best months: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.
  • Intermediate: Get excited, challenge yourself, understand the waves and how it works, timing & take off and perform front & back side turns.
    • Best months: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.
  • Advanced: Join the line-up and surf other waves. It takes courage, it’s exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. An adrenaline shot.
    • Best months: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.

Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this surf camp:

BASIC SURFING COURSE

  • BASIC SURFING COURSE: Joining the Basic Surfing Course you will have 10 hours of Surfing lessons in the water + 1 hour of surfing theory. Enough time to learn the basic, stand up in the board and have a lot of fun. You will have 5 lessons, spread over 5 days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

INTENSIVE SURFING COURSE

  • INTENSIVE SURFING COURSE: If you really want to make the most of your week and give a boost to your surfing skills, this is your course, 15 hours of practical surfing lessons and 1 hour of theory. You will have 6 lessons, spread over 5 days, of 2.5 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

When and Where?

  • The surf lessons will be planned according to the weather and wave conditions, so it's impossible to communicate the hours of your lessons prior to your arrival.
  • The surf lessons take place at Praia da Tocha.
  • There won't be any surf lessons on the day of your arrival.

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, making use of a surfboard and a wetsuit is included for all guests throughout their stay.

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: It is possible to store your own surf equipment in our storage.

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The addons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Tiki Bar: It´s time for holidays, after an exhausting day down the sun, full of surfing and other activities and sports, it´s time for chilling and a nice cold reward. We have for you a nice selection of local beers and wines, or some cocktails too if you fancy.
  • Chill-Out: Because at Dreamsea there is time for everything, our beautiful chill-out area is the perfect place for reading a book, having a nap or just rest a bit before another surfing session or some night party.
  • Mini-Ramp: Are you a skater? enjoy our mini-ramp to practice your tricks. Do you want to learn some skate? just ask some of our staff for some help.
  • Swimming Pool: If you are too lazy for walking to the beach, or just tired of sand and salt, just have a quick bath in the swimming pool.

Activities to add-on

  • Yoga: Find the perfect equilibrium for your body and soul complementing the practice of surf with yoga lessons. Yoga improves important skills for surfing such as balance, focus and breathing. Our morning lessons are meant to energize your body and mind and the evening lessons are good for stretching your muscles and relaxing after the intense day of sport and adventure.
  • Excursions: Visit the beautiful cities of Coimbra or Porto. It happens often that we organize daytrips to these fabulous destinations with rich cultures, an amazing cuisine and many sights to see.

Food & Drinks

Surfing Life requires a balanced and nutritive diet, surfing is a very demanding sport, and the food is the fuel of your body. Our menu specially designed by our food experts mix the local Portuguese cuisine with international elements, always using fresh and local products.

What to expect?

This is an overview of what you can expect in terms of food & drinks. When selecting your prefered package during the booking process, you will know exactly on how many meals you can count.
  • Breakfast: Included on a daily basis.
  • Lunch: Included on a daily basis.
  • Dinner: Included on a daily basis.

Drinks

  • Drinks can be purchased at our bar.

Cooking facilities

  • We do not have a kitchen for our guests.

Dietary requirements

  • In case you have any particular dietary requirements, please inform us.
  • We cater diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Facilities

Below you will find the facilities that are available for most of the season. A EUR sign (€) refers to a paid addon.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Lockers
  • Wash machine
  • Pet friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Coffee / tea
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Pool
  • Table tennis
  • Skate ramp
  • Skateboards
  • Animation
  • Bar
  • Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Day care
  • Made beds
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Location

Transfer

  • From Coimbra Train Station:
    • Price single trip per person: € 15,-
    • Price return trip per person: € 30,-
    • Please note: Please send us an indication of your arrival at Coimbra Station well in time! We will group people on the same transfer, so sometimes you or other guests would have to wait a little for the pick-up.
    • Pick up information: You will be contacted before your arrival to make sure we communicate you the pick-up time.
  • From Porto Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 150,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 300,-
    • Please note: Get picked-up from Porto Airport with a straight transfer to our camp. In case this option is too pricey, alternatively you can book a train to Coimbra. Please make sure to do this in time, as these trains can get pretty full during high season.
    • Pick up information: When booking the transfer, the driver will contact you for an exact spot to meet.

Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

Address

  • Rua dos pescadores, Rua Nossa Senhora Da Tocha, 3060-391 Tocha, Portugal

Practical information

  • Check-in: check-in is on Saturday from 15:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is on Saturday from 11:00.
  • Check-in / check-out extra information: All arrivals are on Saturdays. In case you arrive early or leave late, it's no problem to leave your luggage at the reception and enjoy the beaches and great food options Praia da Tocha has to offer.
  • Payment options: 1

Reviews

4.9 / 5 - 9 reviews

is rated with a 4.9 /5 on Google, based on 9 reviews. Below are a maximum of 5 reviews:

Guille Vega 5 / 5

Fabian Schnüriger 5 / 5

Beautiful. Amazing. Love it.

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Joelle Schiltz 5 / 5

Great experience. Super delicious food. Friendly staff. Good surf teachers. Everything was just perfect.

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Johan De Bruin 5 / 5

Awesome people, good food, lots of fun and I learnt how to surf!

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Nikola Šumerová 5 / 5

Loved our holiday here. The Dreamsea camp is about 5mins from the beach but it´s very chill & cozy, has amazing food and friendly people. We stayed at the Glamping tent which

I highly recommend for more privacy and space.

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