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Topic: All New To Me!

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Sam Vincent

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All New To Me!

« on: October 24 2006 07:10:00 »

Hi Guys! My parents are moving to Graca and I plan to visit them in the easter break. My cheapest flight will take me to Lisbon. As part of my trip, before going to Graca, I would like to spend a few days surfing and chilling out by the coast. As this is the first time I will have ever done anything like this I would really appreciate some advice on where to stay (as I would say Im still a novice surfer) and how to get around (as I am only 22 and so cannot hire a car).

Searching on the interent has only really drawn up lists of 4/5* hotels and id much rather just stay in a B&B or Hostel.

Any advice would be gratefully received!



RE: All New To Me!

« Reply #1 on: October 24 2006 07:10:00 »

Check out hostelworld  dot com



RE: All New To Me!

« Reply #2 on: October 24 2006 08:10:00 »

in this epoch, the best place you have left is Cascais, here you have several hostels,

In this website you can find something (Catalazete oeiras is good) and the sea is ideal for beginners.

If you want more information, write to me, that I help you with great pleasure

take care



Sam Vincent

RE: All New To Me!

« Reply #3 on: October 24 2006 09:10:00 »

Cascais is definetly one of the places I would like to visit!

Can anybody tell me the easiest way to travel from Lisbon to Cascais?



RE: All New To Me!

« Reply #4 on: October 24 2006 12:10:00 »

Hey Sam
Its really easy to travel from Lisbon to Cascais as there is a really good train service. Starts in LIsbon ( Cais do Sodre ) going thought a few good surfing beaches such as SCarcavelos, Sao Pedro and then the last stop is Cascais. It takes around 30min.
Hope this helps, let me know if you need more details.
Take care, see you soon



RE: All New To Me!

« Reply #5 on: October 30 2006 04:10:00 »

There are a whole host of surf spots around Lisbon. Go to and have a look. I thought the best spot was Praia Granda as it takes a northly wind but the wave can be quite harsh, if you are looking for something a litlle more gentle then check out the areas closer to lisborn, but these get crowded. You wont have any problem getting accomodation, you want to book in a 'pension', they cost about 15E a night, have a look in the rough guide and you'll find loads.

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