Laneez Ericeira Cottage
Per night from USD $330
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 Cottage is the perfect place for your surfing holidays.With breathtaking ocean view, incredibly comfortable rooms and a homelike atmosphere, you will have an unforgettable experience surfing a multitude of waves at Europe’s only World Surfing Reserve. The jewel in the crown of Portuguese surf, Ericeira is often compared to Mexico’s Baja California and Australia’s Gold Coast.
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
Entire 4 Bedroom Cottage
7 nights from USD $2300
The house fits 8 people and it features 4 bedrooms, Lounge with fireplace (and sofa bed), kitchen, 2 bathrooms and garden. The ground floor has one room with 2 single beds (bunk bed) + 2 double rooms one of them with Ocean view and option for Queen size bed or 2 x single beds. Upstairs you'll find another double room with Ocean view and option for Queen size bed or 2 x single beds.
Laneez Ericeira Surf House is slightly elevated and therefore offers dramatic views of the ocean, yet only a small walk to the beach. Located on the south side of Ericeira Village, this vintage style architecture cottage with an ocean view stands is only a few minutes walk from the beach, public transport, nightlife and all other family-friendly activities Ericeira have to offer.
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.
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.