Laneez Ericeira Surf House
Per night from USD $55
The jewel in the crown of Portuguese surf, Ericeira is often compared to Mexico’s Baja California and Australia’s Gold Coast. Laneez Ericeira Surf House boasts breathtaking ocean views over Praia do Sul, 7 freshly decorated bedrooms, a homelike atmosphereand unrivalled access to surfing a multitude of waves at Europe’s only World Surfing Reserve. From an amazing balcony over the ocean to a cozy fireplace behind a panoramic window, you will find an incredible lounge with more than 80m², totally prepared for your breakfast, chill out hours, reading time or sunset sessions. Mingle with other guests, enjoy a cold Portuguese beer, or go up to the quietness of the covered balcony and find yourself floating over the ocean, reading a book or just working on your tan.
One of Europe’s best pointbreaks located near Ericeira. With a low tide and a northwesterly swell, this powerful and hollow right-hand reef break is just flawless. No wonder it’s been dubbed Portugal’s best wave and also one of the best right-handers on the planet!
The only lefthander of the 4 best spots in Ericeira, has a super shallow (and tight, given the local bodyboarding crew) take-off zone, but if you make it you’ll be rewarded with a wide barrel. Reef can’t handle a big swell but does deliver amazing barrels from 3 to 6ft.
Ribeira de Ilhas
Is very forgiving. Halfway between Coxos and Pedra Branca, Ribeira D’Ilhas is Ericeira’s most accessible reef and one of the most consistent surf spots in Europe. Most of the time, it is a fairly easy wave and can be tackled by beginners and intermediate surfers.
A swell magnet. This is the most consistent wave in Ericeira and offers a little something for all levels. This exposed beach break has multiple peaks, both lefts and rights, and works with any swell direction and tide.
The most northerly surf spot in Ericeira. This reef break can hold up to 6m (18ft) of powerful and hollow surf. With a big northwesterly swell, it becomes one of Portugal’s biggest and heaviest waves.
Is the heaviest wave in Ericeira, famous for its spitting tubes. It starts in deep water and progresses over a shallow reef, breaking in front of a rock. It delivers some of the best spitting tubes in Portugal, and also some of the worst wipeouts. John John Florence got injured here in 2012; that’s how unforgiving it is.
Pricing & Packages
7 nights from USD $385
Sky Room is a Twin/Double room on the top floor, equipped with 2 x 200×90 bed. It has access to a magnificent panoramic view conservatory. Shared bathroom. Breakfast included. Price is for the room up to 2 guests.
7 nights from USD $525
Jersey is a 12m² Sea view Twin or Double room with an incredible view over de bay of Praia do Sul. Shared 6.5m² see view bathroom. Breakfast included. Price is for the room up to 2 guests.
7 nights from USD $525
Laneez is a 12m² Sea view Twin or Double room, with an incredible view over de bay of Praia do Sul. Shared 6.5m² see view bathroom. Breakfast included. Price is for the room up to 2 guests.
7 nights from USD $630
Sintra is a 13.5m² Twin or Double room with balcony and private bathroom. 4.5m² private bathroom. Breakfast included. Price is for the room up to 2 guests.
São Pedro Suite
7 nights from USD $805
São Pedro Suite is a sea view Double/Twin + 1 with an incredible balcony over the ocean, private bathroom and lots of extra space to store and chill out in the privacy of your bedroom. The room can be set as a double or twin, and in both cases includes an extra bed comfortable single bed. One extra bed for children can be added. 4.5m² walk in wardrobe. 5.5m² private bathroom. Breakfast included. Price is for the room up to 2 guests.
Right on the cliff overlooking the awesome “Praia do Sul”, and just a few steps away from the center of the amazing Village of Ericeira, Laneez Ericeira Surf House is just about the perfect place for your surfing holidays. With breathtaking ocean view, incredibly comfortable rooms and a homelike atmosphere, you will have an unforgettable experience at Europe’s only World Surfing Reserve. Right on the cliff over the Ocean, and short walking distance from the center of the village, the house offers a total of 7 freshly decorated bedrooms.
In 2011, Ericeira was declared a World Surfing Reserve by the Save the Waves Coalition, a surfer-based ocean conservation organization that fights to preserve the planet’s coastlines and surf culture. Ericeira was chosen to become Europe’s first World Surfing Reserve thanks to its high density of waves and its established surf culture. In Ericeira you’ll find anything from beach breaks to reefs and points, spitting tubes and mellow peaks, fast and slow, rights and lefts. The majority of the waves in Ericeira are more suited for intermediate and advanced surfers, but that doesn’t mean that first-timers and beginners won’t find something to suit their level too. In fact, Ericeira is a great place to learn to surf with plenty of surf schools available for lessons and guiding.
Head on out on any one of the guided tours around the area and explore everything from the old harbour to the bustling inner center of Ericeira and of course, the many restaurants. Visit Sintra and its historic castles, the Mafra National Palace where the Portuguese Royal family often stayed, hike nearby areas to view dramatic landscapes and forests and of course, museums and art galleries to explore. Make sure you take a day off from surfing to visit Lisbon, the “City of the Seven Hills” and Europe’s very own San Francisco. Go to Mafra (10-minute drive from Ericeira) and visit the Convent of Mafra, which inspired Nobel Prizewinner for Literature José Saramago. At night, Discoteca Ouriço is where you need to be. This is one of the oldest discos in the country, which started to pump up the jam back in the 1960s. Other unmissable nightlife venues are Adega Bar 1987, which has live folk music from all around the world, and Tubo.