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Enjoy kitesurfing in Guincho. A tranquil refuge surrounded by national park and stunning Portuguese beaches with world-class surf. The area of Guincho is suitable for all kinds of riders and levels. The spot is well known for its great wave conditions but also kite beginner will find a save place.
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spot: Flat, Small waves, Big waves, Choppy
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Gear storage
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance

The area around Guincho offers a variety of different conditions. If you are looking to learn kitesurfing we offer beginner courses. For lessons, we take you to the safe and wide beaches of Fonte da Telha or Lagoa de Albufeira in Costa da Caparica. The wind here is constant and side onshore, excellent conditions to make progress in a safe and fun environment to get you up and riding as soon as possible. Costa da Caparica beaches are located just 20 minutes from Lisbon and we provide all of the transportation, equipment, insurance and IKO certified instructors. The more advanced riders will appreciate the rough conditions at Guincho Beach with world class waves especially when the wind is above 25 knt. make sure to bring your waveboard and some skills and you will have some epic sessions with stunning views and lots of fun. Guincho is one of the windiest places in Portugal but it can be crowded during summer, especially during the weekends.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Rua do Passo Mau 33, Cascais, Portugal
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group
Ambience: Relaxed
Experience Type: Collective
Food: Breakfast
Available Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Special diets

The Destination

Our school is located on the northside of beautiful Guincho beach surrounded by national park and close to Cascais. Guincho is one of Portugal’s premier destinations for water sports. Guincho Wayra House is just 16 minutes walk or 3-minute drive from the beach. The historic city of Cascais is also only a 5-minute drive away and offers many restaurant and nightlife options. From Cascais, you can catch a direct train into Lisboa city centre (35 minutes). We are situated just 20 minutes drive from the Lisbon International Airport and can arrange a shuttle service for an extra fee.

The Experience

Guincho Wayra House is set in a picturesque valley, overlooking the breathtaking Guincho beach and the magical Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The hostel offers a perfect balance between relaxation, tranquility and energy. We like to combine water and outdoor activities like kitesurfing, surfing, SUP paddleboarding and rock climbing with yoga sessions at our own charming shala. We offer packages to include all the activities you wish to enjoy while you stay with us.

Guincho is famed for its strong winds and waves and attracts more advanced kitesurfers but we still use our local beach to teach the first part of our kitesurfing course on the sand. Once you are able to handle and control the kite you will be ready to enter the water. For the next lessons we will be based at Fonte da Telha beach where you can enjoy your own kitesurfing paradise in an easier setting.

How to get in Wayra House

Let us know your flight details and we will send our driver to pick you up at the airport for an additional fee of €30.

From the Airport of Lisbon by car or taxi: -Take the highway A5 to Cascais 25KM including a toll (Km17). -After Estoril exit, start paying attention to the signs and take the exit 12 on your right (Malveira - Aldeia de Juzo- Cabo da Roca). -Follow the road 1km and after 3 round-abouts take a left by the sign (Charneca). -Follow the street 400m until the end and take a right after a small supermarket on your left. -Drive up the street 10m until the end and will see our hostel (a yellow house with a big white satellite dish on a little road leading downhill). The hostel has a big sign on the door saying ‘Guincho Wayra House’. -You can park your car down on the street, but please not beside our hostel neighbor nor the wall beside the bus stop as the bus needs that space for maneuvering around. -Walk down the little road and knock at the main door.

From Cais do Sodre, Lisboa (train station) by train: -Take the train from Lisbon to Cascais (departing every 20 minutes) and then bus 414 or 402 from Cascais bus station. -Get off the bus in Charneca village where the bus turns around next to the fountain. -The Hostel is a few seconds walk from the bus stop.

Optional Service Package "Intro mini course to Kitesurfing 6 hrs"

2 day - experience the kitesurf 6 hours.

Learn how to read the wind and check conditions. Get an introduction to the equipment and see how to set up the kite with safety measures and basic techniques. Get initial contact with the kitesurf and fly in the safety zone, hooked into a harness. You will also get a safety rescue lesson before going into the water. Fly the kite while dragging your body on the water, with both and one hand. Practice how to re-launch the kite from the water and board recovery.

Live guide: Spanish, English, Italian, french and Portuguese What's included:

  • All equipment (kites, boards, harness, helmet, wetsuit etc.)
  • Insurance

Not included:

  • Transport

Additional Information

  • Participants must know how to swim
Optional Service Package "Advanced Kitesurf course 8 hours"

3 days experience

“Learn about the wind”, how to check conditions, equipment, set up, safety measures and initial techniques. Fly the kite in the safety zone, hooked into a harness and safety rescue. Now we go into the water! Fly the kite while dragging your body in the water, with both and one hand. Practice how to re-launch the kite and board recovery. Now, you are ready to practice the water start! Put the board on your feet and ride!

  • Live guide: Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.


  • Learn how to kitesurf in just 3 days.
  • Get expert tuition from certified instructors.
  • Learn on one of most beautiful beaches in Lisbon.
  • Receive an IKO certificate recognized all over the world.

What's included:

  • All equipment (kites, boards, harness, helmet, wetsuit)
  • Insurance

Not Included: . Transport

Additional Information

  • Participants must know how to swim
Optional Service Package "SUP Experience + Trip in Cascais Bay"

1:30 hrs experience Minimum participants: 2

Explore the beautiful coastline of Cascais in this half-day paddle boarding course catering to all skill levels. Everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced paddle boarders. In the Level 1 class, learn how to row your paddleboard, and before long you’ll be standing up and paddling around with the right techniques.

Live guide: Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese

What's included:

  • All the equipment + insurance + wetsuit


The House enjoys a privileged location and views. It has two dorm rooms (4 or 6 beds) as well as double rooms with large balconies. The hostel has central heating and there is a laundry service available. The living room has an equipmed library with amazing books in many languages, bluetooth music speaker, cable TV and Wi-Fi connection for the exclusive use of our guests in the whole house. From the living area you can enjoy the most stunning sunsets over the ocean. A healthy and energizing breakfast is included as part of your stay, setting you up to make the most of your day! At lunchtime guests can prepare their own meals in our fully equipped modern kitchen. We then offer themed dinners which are advertised early each morning. Our common areas are comfortable and surrounded by nature to include our own Yoga-Shala!


Hero Package
THAYA shared 6 bed dorm
  • All Standard included services
  • Full kitesurfing group course 10h (3-4 days)
  • Transport to the beach
  • Shuttle service from and to the Airport
From $597.63 / 7 nights
Rider Package
NINA shared 4 bed dorm
  • All Standard included services
  • Advanced kitesurfing semi privat course 8h (2-3 days)
  • Transport to the beach
  • Shuttle service from and to the Airport
From $709.26 / 7 nights
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Your Host: Laura

Member since March 2018

Laura is your host for this accommodation and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.

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