Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz

Best For teen travel

Let’s be honest; holidays with teenagers need a little extra oomph. Hotels and resorts like these are jam-packed with boredom-busting activities that will have your teen raving to their mates about “the best holiday ever.”

the Low Down

Making waves on the coast of Santa Cruz is Noah’s Surfhouse. This ultra-modern, architecturally sleek boutique hotel is more than just your average surf school. With 13 private bungalows and 8 rooms all decorated with eclectic, upcycled furnishings to give it that boho edge. Noah’s is the perfect spot for an active holiday whether it be solo, with friends or family. It is a place for people to explore life outdoors and to create pure, wholesome and lasting memories with loved ones or new friends. Designed to celebrate the planet without leaving a mark, Noah’s will bring people together from all corners of the world who have a shared passion for sun, sea and surf!

the Peaks Promise

Each booking will receive a complimentary welcome kit as well as cocktails for the adults and a juice from their garden for the kids.

The Best Room For You

The Kit

The hotel has cots available as well as high chairs and child-size bicycles. Children under three stay for free.

Babysitting Cost

Babysitting services cost varies as they will be hired by the hotel privately but can be booked for any time, any age of child and must be reserved the day before

Top Facilities

The hotel has surfing, skating and other activities, best for guests aged eight-and-up.

  • Noah’s Surfhouse is the perfect, unique beach front stay where you can socialise while having an organic, active experience enjoying the sun, sea and sand.
  • The raw and unspoilt location of Noah’s Surfhouse is reason alone to visit. It’s a great opportunity for families, couples or solo travellers to enjoy a pure and memorable experience.
  • At Noahs, they believe in sustainable living and this is true in everything they do from the solar powered water heating to the architecture of the buildings. They are made from natural resources and help to create an innovative space that blends into the landscape.
  • Noah’s Surfhouse is a magnetic spot for surfers, the famous waves bring people from all around to try out the hypnotic surf.
  • Along with surfing they offer Yoga, SUP, Liquid Balance, Skateboarding, Functional Training classes, trekking and biking. There is an activity for everyone to get involved in and build lasting memories.
  • The range of activities at the Surfhouse mean there are more than enough options to keep you entertained, however if you do feel like venturing out to explore there are many places to visit nearby. You can take a day trip to the country’s capital, Lisbon, to see the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • In Santa Cruz you can visit Guincho’s rock, an imposing rock formation which makes a great spot to watch the sun go down. There is also a Poets tour where you can see the monuments dedicated to the Poets who have sought inspiration from the dramatic cliffs and Atlantic Ocean.
The Surfhouse consists of 8 rooms and 13 bungalows, each living space has been designed to reflect their connection with the outdoors. With huge floor to ceiling windows, the outside merges beautifully into the inside which is decorated in a rustic yet minimalist style. The sound of the waves and Atlantic breeze will awaken your senses each morning and prepare you for an adventurous day in the great outdoors. As the day draws to a close you may choose to watch the sunset by cosying up to the fireplace whether that be in the privacy of your room or by the convivial firepit.
• Location:
Perched on the edge of Fisica beach, Noah’s Surfhouse is in the perfect location for a seaside escape. With just a 2-minute walk to the sandy shores, you will find yourself alone with the waves and the sea breeze. Noah’s main focus is celebrating and enjoying the natural surroundings by creating a sustainable way of life and a creating a ‘home by the sea’ for everyone.
• Getting there:
Noah’s Surfhouse is just a 50-minute drive from Lisbon airport making it very easy and accessible to get to.
• What to pack:
Noah’s advocates an outdoor lifestyle and being at one with nature. They offer activities from surfing to hiking to biking. Bring your most comfortable gear as you will want to feel your best so you can have as much fun as possible! Noah’s surfhouse adopt a very relaxed atmosphere and way of life, this reflects in their dress code, they would love for you to wear what you will feel most at home in at their restaurants.
• Restaurants:
Noah’s has two restaurants to choose from, the Surfhouse and the Beach house. Both have a very laid-back atmosphere and are focused on guests relaxing and enjoying themselves. The Surfhouse restaurant menu boasts flavours from all around the globe and all ingredients where possible are sourced locally. The vegetables are hand-picked from Noah’s organic Garden and fresh fish dishes are from the Portuguese shores. Noah’s Beach house and bar are right on the beach front with uninterrupted ocean views. Along with deliciously indulgent options like the ovenbaked chocolate mousse, the beach house also offer a Health & Soul Menu for the surfers, yogis and joggers who wish to recharge through tasty, wholesome food options.
• Signature Activities:
One of main activities you can do at Noah’s is surfing the famous Santa Cruz waves which is also where the World Surfing Championships take place, making it one of the best places in Portugal to catch the surf. Lessons are available for singles and family groups.
SUP and SUP tours are a great way to get active and explore Portugal form a different viewpoint, you’ll also experience the SUP lifestyle.
Noah’s have many different mind and body programmes to help you to enjoy your stay by becoming the happiest version of yourself. If you’re a yogi you’ll be able to dive right into the Liquid balance (yoga on SUP) in the outdoor pool or head to the studio to immerse yourself in the Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions. They also offer a class for mini yogis which is proven to help their learning process and development.
If you’re not a fan of yoga they also offer Pilates and stretching classes.
Trekking is a great way to appreciate the Portuguese landscape by walking along the rugged cliffs and coastline.
Skateboarding and Longboarding is also a very popular activity at Noah’s, especially when the oceans waves are a bit rough you can take to the wooden board instead.
The Surfhouse studios offer various fitness classes including functional training, core and HIIT. If you’re an avid surfer it’s important to prepare your body for the waves outside of the water first or if you just want to improve your fitness then this is the spot for you.
Guests can also make a trip to see the talented local shapers workshop and watch and learn how they design, and tailor make each surfboard to every surfers needs.
  • The rooms and bungalows do not have air conditioning, as at Noah’s they value clean, ocean air and breeze! Their sustainability policy favours a unique air conditioning system, they also use aerothermal energy to heat the floor.
  • Additional guest is an extra €45 per night.
  • Accommodation free of charge for children under 3 years. Baby cot will be provided.
  • Payment is required for surf & SUP group sessions and tours, surf family, surfboard and wetsuits rentals, visits to the shaper’s workshop, as well as for any private session

Children activities:

  • The children are welcome to visit the organic vegetable garden where they are encouraged to get hands on by helping plant new saplings and collect the chicken eggs.
  • The children can become little chefs for the day by baking chocolate muffins with the help from the onsite chefs.
  • Get the little one’s creative juices flowing through an artistic expression workshop with each session having a different theme.
  • For the days where the sun may not come out to play, the children can head indoors and watch films in the Dynamic Lab. There is also various board games, table soccer and ping pong to keep them entertained.
  • Noah Challenges and Grafitti
  • Breakfast is included in the stay: Consisting of delicious, local produce also from Noah’s Garden. Natural juices, fresh fruits, various types of bread and cereals, vegetables, cakes, yogurts and homemade jams.

  • Guests can have free of charge access to 2 group sessions per day of: Yoga, Yoga Kids, Stretching, Liquid Balance, Skate, Functional Training and Trekking, as well as bikes and skate gear.

  • Beach huts (during the beach season)

  • Rooftop, outdoor jacuzzi (out of service due to covid-19), sunset deck with fire pit and solar deck.

  • Infinity swimming pool heated by solar panels from April to September. Pool water temperature cannot be guaranteed due it being dependant on the solar energy available at the time.

  • Shared kitchen (out of service due to covid-19)

  • Dynamic Lab – cinema, meeting and leisure room

  • Skate Park – wood wave & skate bowl

  • Noah Sport Centre

  • Functional Training and Yoga Studios

  • Noah Ocean Store

  • Organic vegetable garden

  • Wi-fi

  • Concierge

  • Electric vehicles charger (1 min. away)

  • During the stay, all guests have free access to: Noah’s Welcome Kit (aluminium bottle, poncho and towel).

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Rates based on 2 people sharing Mar room with breakfast and taxes included in price.

Visa Cost

The cost of a Schengen visa fee is €80 per adult . For more information click here.

Top Tip

Use a GPS - Portugal is home to stunning countryside that is worth exploring. Highways are toll-heavy, so maybe use the backroads to avoid spending the extra money.

Local Currency

The local currency is the euro

peak season

Low season is from November – February and high season is June – September. Inbetween is Springtime, slightly cooler but less busy.


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