Manawa Camp is located in Charneca da Caparica, only 15 minutes south of Lisbon. Costa da Caparica is a beautiful place and offers some of Europe’s best conditions all year around for practising water sports. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, there’s definitely something here for you. If you haven’t Surfed, Kite or paddle surf before you will be instructed by some of the best instructors.
If you’re experienced you’ll have the possibility to explore the area and its world conditions within walking distance of the camp. We have different accommodation alternatives, so whether you are a couple, a family or a group we have something that will suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask if there is something we can help, let us know.
The area receives consistent Atlantic swells and provides great opportunity all year round for both beginners and more experienced levels either for Kitesurf, Paddle board or Surf. Costa da Caparica is a long stretch of uninterrupted sandy beach border by dunes and an extensive pine grove.
There are numerous beach breaks along these miles of long beach, fully exposed to the western swell and regularly shifting with the sandbars. No other place in Europe allows regularly surfing great waves in the morning and Kiting with steady winds in the afternoon. Both the air and water temperatures are nice and consistent year round. In the summer (May to September) you can expect air temperatures around 30 degrees and for the winter, no less than 15 degrees.
If you have any energy left after a great day of water sports or sightseeing, the town has lot to offer. You can enjoy anything from quiet bars and cafés to the most amazing sunsets and explore fantastic local restaurants offering a vast choice of great Portuguese gastronomy. There are a few bars in the area and there is always the possibility to catch the transfer to Lisbon for some party!
How to get to Manawa Camp
The Costa da Caparica Bus service is operated by Transportes Sul do Tejo (TST) and there are two direct services from Lisbon: Service 161 and 153. Bus 161 is the best option with a more regular service and a departure every 30 minutes between 8:00 and 18:00. Costa da Caparica bus 161 departs from Praça do Areeiro in Lisbon and this departure is close to the Areeiro Metro Station and is on the green metro line. Service 153 departs from Praça de Espanha, which is served by the blue metro line and the Praça de Espanha Metro Station. Neither of the departure locations are from regular bus stations, but more a conglomeration of many bus stops.
This makes identify where the bus will depart from a little tricky especially at Praça do Areeiro, which is a large junction of Lisbon with many streets. Costa da Caparica bus station is east of the main town center and is within walking distance of the beach. Then you stop at Pragal, where you catch a taxi to “Manama Camp – Rua de António Flores nº 211C – Charneca da Caparica” For the return journey both services (153 and 161) are equally as convenient.
A different option to travel to Costa da Caparica is by a combined ferry and bus journey. The ferry departs from Cais do Sodré ferry, train and metro station (last stop on the green line) and takes 15 minutes to reach Cacilhas ferry terminal where you can catch a taxi to “Manama Camp – Rua de António Flores nº 211C – Charneca da Caparica”. This ferry journey provides fantastic views of historic Lisbon and the suspension bridge. From the Cacilhas ferry terminal.
Our private transfers to Costa da Caparica have fixed rates and represent a much faster, affordable and hassle free alternative transport to Manawa Camp. A friendly driver will meet and greet you at Lisbon Airport arrivals hall. He will assist you with all the luggage and guide you to your assigned transfer vehicle. In approximately 25 minutes you will be relaxing at Manawa Camp.