The perfect


… for those who love nature, surfing and authentic Portuguese culture. Surf, chill and soak up the sun! Cliff Surf Hostel is a cozy and pure surf camp offering private and shared rooms as well as delicious food to live the surf lifestyle in Portugal.
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Pretty Surfcamp with plants and sun


surf villa in portugal

A lifestyle, not a sport. A home, not a hotel.

It`s always been about guests, who became friends, about sharing surf sessions, sunsets or food around a big table. Together, we are a family dedicated to living a relaxed life in the sunshine, close the ocean.
Cliff Surf House is a place to create memories, share a passion for surfing, have fun, and build long-lasting friendships.
Surf House in Portugal
Welcome to our sun terrace with the comfortable chillout area, the hotspot to hang out.
Handsome guy serving drinks at the bar
We also have a great bar with a fine selection of drinks, beers and cocktails, perfectly served by our bar chef Vitor.
Band playing live in Surf House in Portugal
There’s no better way to enjoy a beautiful summer than jamming to live music outside. If you have a talent, here is your stage.


Are you looking the perfect Surfhouse in Portugal for your surfing holiday?
Cliff Surf House has got you covered! Cliff Surf Hostel is a cozy, pure surf camp offering private and shared rooms, delicious food to live the surf lifestyle in Santa Cruz. Take a look at all of our rooms – from classic dorm rooms with wooden bunkbeds to comfort double rooms, all with a separate bathroom – you decide where you will stay and what accommodation suits your budget and vibe.


Cozy room in surfstyle with bunkbeds
Santa Cruz Portugal
Our capacity: usually we have space for 28 guests, in 8 double rooms and 2 shared rooms with 6 bunkbeds – all with a private bathroom. Due to Covid-19 safety measures we currently are only selling single-, double- and triple rooms to ensure the Corona requirements. Unfortunately there are no shared rooms available at the moment.
All of our rooms are super clean and well maintained. All bedding and bath towels are provided. We want you to feel like home while staying with us! We are not one of those mass-tourist places – at our camp everyone will know your name and you will be part of the Cliff family in no time. Cliff is the perfect Surfhouse in Portugal.
We believe that a good rest is important to be full of energy for the next surf lessons.
No matter if you sleep in a dorm or double room, you will sleep and dream well. Cliff: the perfect Surfhouse in Portugal!
Double room “Pisão”
Shared room “Mirante”
Double room “Mexilhoeira”
Shared room “Azul”
Double room “Fisica”
Double room “Max”
Double room “Navio”
Double room “Quarenta”
Shared room “Santa Rita”
Double room “Vigia”


We believe it’s not only surfing and fascinating nature that counts, but also other travelers to share the extraordinary moments with. Cliff Surf House is designed to make it easy to make new friends you can share your experiences with. Every week we have people traveling alone, but also friends or couples, which are just waiting to get to know you. The average age is 22-35 years. Our guests have an international background, mostly from Europe.
five friends sitting in the line up surfing
2 girls sitting in the back of a surf van
We have hosted birthday and bachelor parties, company retreats, yoga retreats, even a wedding! Just ask us, if you plan something special.


Image of Sustainability free air
Surfing’s connection to nature is imbedded in the very origins of the sport. We are totally gifted to live in this pretty paradise called Santa Cruz.
We want to protect our nature by trying to make as little impact on the environment as possible. We try to have less stuff, but with more meaning. We repair broken things, before throwing them away. We respect nature.
farmer field
„REuse – REduce – REcycle – REpeat” is our credo. We kindly ask you to support our vision, which helps us to become a sustainable Surfhouse in Portugal.
water bottle swimming in the ocean
Here a few actions we take, to live a little greener: We get most of our energy from out solar panels, we organize beach cleans, we are part of „take 3 for the sea“ initiative, which basically means we always bring 3 pieces of plastic items from the beach.
local food market fruits
Our food is essentially sourced locally, bought from farmers from our region. Our staff comes mostly from our area, which supports the local economy. With booking Cliff Surf House you do everything right: For yourself, for the locals and for our beloved planet.


We know eating is one of the biggest pleasures. Our homemade food is cooked with love and contains the best quality with a large range of variety.
Buying our veggies, fruits and fish locally and directly from the markets means it’s fresher than you’ll ever imagine. There is also always a vegetarian option, prepared freshly every day.
Cliff surf camp sushi plate
tasteful breakfast with juice and coffee
We serve up a nice breakfast with eggs, fruits, bread, juices, coffee and tea and some other goodies – there is something for everyone. Due to Corona restrictions we will serve the meals directly from the kitchen (no buffets possible).
BBQ grill with fish and veggies
The highlight of the week: CLIFF SURF BBQ. We turn on the barbecue and put on the tasteful meat and a lot of nice veggies. Can you smell the fire already?
Avocado open from top
Food allergies are no problem here. We can cater for your dietary requirements, upon booking. Please mention your allergy or special requirements.
Sushi plate
Within Japanese cuisine, sushi has captured the hearts of gourmets from all over the world. Our world-class sushi chef Fernando and his team are coming once a week to our Surf House to offer amazing rolls, sashimi and appetizers using only the freshest ingredients. If you are looking for a really special taste experience, you are very welcome to book this extra.
sushi rolls inside out

In a nutshell

Portuguese surf coaches 100%
Guests from Europe 89%
Local food 100%
Surf beginners 88%
Female guests 64%
Own produced energy 65%
The perfect Surfhouse in Portugal 100%