4 of the Best Destinations for a Surfing Holiday

If you’re looking for a new way to boost your fitness levels and tone up, hit the waves and learn to surf in destinations from Morocco to Costa Rica. A fun-filled way to lose weight; burn as many as 400 calories in an hour on the water, whilst simultaneously improving your balance, co-ordination and body strength for a fitness holiday with a difference.

Whether you’re a budding beginner or an expert on the water, get the most out of the waves with the help of qualified instructors who will teach you everything you need to know. After a day spent riding the waves, keep active with a variety of sorts and fitness classes or stop off at the spa and indulge in a luxury treatment for an all-encompassing wellness holiday experience.

So dig out the board shorts and ready the sun cream, with our 4 best destinations for a surfing holiday.

Portugal: The Oitavos Surfing

The Oitavos surfing

Hit the waves at The Oitavos

Escape the repetitive routine of everyday life and learn to ride the waves on a surfing holiday in Portugal. Make a splash in the water under the guidance of professional surfer Ruben Gonzalez and experience an adrenaline rush as you surf the Atlantic. Enjoy complimentary wetsuit and surfboard hire during the day, before unwinding on this healthy break in the luxury spa with treatments from detoxifying herbal baths to sun, sea & wind facials. For an all-round activity holiday experience, head to dry land for a round of golf or game of tennis and adventure further afield with hiking and biking.

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Morocco: Paradis Plage Surfing

Paradis Plage surfing

Learn to surf with Paradis Plage

Fly to Southern Morocco for an action-packed surfing break suitable for all levels and ideal for a solo traveller’s singles holiday. With separate programmes for beginners and more advanced surfers, everyone has the chance to progress on this luxurious healthy holiday. A dream destination for a yoga and beach holiday, shake things up by combining surfing with yoga as you make the most of your surroundings with sunrise and sunset yoga classes. With a variety of complimentary fitness classes, from beach running to body combat and body pump to Pilates; you’ll soon realise that this is so much more than your standard beach holiday.

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Costa Rica: Florblanca Surfing

Florblanca surfing

Explore the Costa Rican coastline at Florblanca

Discover Costa Rica’s fantastic Nicoya Peninsula beach on a surfing holiday where anyone can ride the tropical waves and enhance their well-being. Enjoy six private surfing lessons with expert local instructors, or go it alone if you’re more confident in the water. Discover a variety of ways to keep active and enjoy the wide range of other activities on offer, from snorkelling to zip lining and horse riding to cycling. For a balanced spa and sport holiday, after an action-packed day enhance your well-being at this wellness retreat by indulging in a holistic treatment at the luxury spa, including scrubs, massages, wraps and facials.

More information: View Florblanca Surfing

Portugal: Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort

Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort surfing

Take in the views at Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort

One of our best destinations for an action packed water sports holiday, admire stunning views of Martinhal beach as you soak up the sunshine at our wellness retreat in Portugal. For an action packed surfing holiday, grab your board and hit the water or make the most of a range of other water sports, including scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. After a busy day in the water, head to the Finisiterra Spa for a spot of pampering and revitalise your body in a Pilates or yoga class, for healthy holiday benefits that will long outlast your tan.

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Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect surfing holiday.

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