Portugal is a kiter’s paradise

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Portugal is a kiter’s paradise

Portugal is beginning to open for travellers. Located really close to home, Portugal is a going to be a great destination for a last-minute escape this summer. If you simply can’t wait to travel, then start thinking about Portugal for your next kitesurfing holiday.

As you start to plan your kitesurfing holiday to Portugal, here are our four favourite hotels to get you started in planning your holiday.

Esposende Luxury Boutique


New for 2020, Planet Travel are excited to be the exclusive UK agent for this stunning new luxury boutique hotel. Ofir has long been a top spot for local kitesurfers in Northern Portugal, famous for is butter flat water lagoon, as well as some super waves on the ocean side of the small Ofir peninsula. Until now, the range of accommodation has been very simple, but with the opening of this hotel that has all changed. Esposende Luxury Boutique is located just 30 minutes from Porto airport. If you are looking for a small luxury hotel, aways from mass tourism, in a natural and stunning setting, this is for you. 



Wake up by the seaside, just a few steps away from the water and feel the morning breeze from the ocean. The Hotel FeelViana is dedicated to active tourism and well-being. The FeelViana Sports Center makes the most out of the exceptional natural resources of Viana do Castelo (sea, river and mountain) and invites guests to practice nautical and inland sports activities. There is a variety of choices that are ideal both for experienced athletes and for beginners with stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, a skate and wake park and two fantastic restaurants including a beach bistro right on the spot! The area of Cabedelo beach is slowly rising through the ranks as one of the best places in the world to learn to kitesurf. Here large breakwaters protect the entrance to the port of Viana do Castelo, providing flat water, while good waves can be found further down the bay. This is also one of the best places in the world for kite foiling!

Vila Gale


Lagos is a picturesque coastal town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south of Portugal and it is here where you will find Villa Gale. Lagos has not been overdeveloped and still retains some of its original character. The Vila Gale Lagos is located right on the Lagos seafront, approximately one hour away from the Faro International Airport. This stunning four-star property is located within easy reach of the Meia Praia beach and the kitesurf lagoon. The clear blue lagoon is the best beginner and improver kite spot in the Algarve, with perfectly flat and shallow water, absolutely ideal for teaching. Many kite schools bring students here, though our partner kite centre is the only one licensed to do so. Only kitesurfers are allowed on the lagoon, ensuring minimal water traffic. After the initial land lessons flying a kite, students are often brought to Meia Praia beach – a 2km long sandy beach with no rocks or waves.

Lagos Avenida Hotel


The Lagos Avenida Hotel is a small hotel located right on the marina within the Lagos city centre. This adults-only hotel offers just 46 rooms with amazing views of the marina, the town and the sea. The trendy venue features an original facade and facilities include a stunning rooftop bar with infinity pool and a panoramic restaurant. Lagos Avenida Hotel is located just a seven-minute walk from the popular Meia Praia beach. With its consistent Nortada Portugese north wind Meia Praia beach is one of the best places in the country for kitesurfing. Lagos may be the hub of many of our activities on offer but the unspoilt natural park which follows the south coast to Sagres (the end of the world) all the way up along the dramatic west coast, hosts a multitude of scenic dirt tracks, quaint villages, secluded beaches and inspiring cliffs, all worth a visit.

Ready to travel to Portugal for your next kitesurfing holiday? Contact us now to make a booking at one of these three hotels or chat to our team of Portugal experts to construct a tour of the country visiting all three of these amazing spots!