For sure this area is famous for its awesome surf spots along the coast.

Peniche and Baleal on the other hand are surfer magnets, and you should not miss famous world-cup beach “Supertubos”.

Ready for some bigger waves? In autumn and winter 15 - 20 m waves arrive at the beach in Nazaré.

Both being among the world’s top surfing spots!

Since no one is born a master, but many have fallen off their boards, our partner Uprise Surf School offers advice, lessons and special hire rates. Just want to try it out with one-lesson or improve your skills in a one week course.
Check their facebook page.


In the market for blissful wellbeing? Our massage therapists are happy to work their magic in the privacy of your own room – or outside in our 11,000 m2 natural garden. Aromatherapy, hot stone or just a back massage, make your choice to relax.
Booking required.


We mustn’t forget to mention our brilliant yoga teacher Carla whose heavenly one-to-one Hatha yoga lessons take place in our garden (additional charge and booking required). Salute the sun with her... literally!


Unpack your kite and get on your board in the Lagoa de óbidos - just 45 min drive away. This Lagune offers best condition during the whole year.
Or - depending on the wind direction - the crescent-shaped beaches around Peniche are another perfect option for catching some waves. Contact us for kite-surfing lessons.

Personal Training

How about fitness training in the #emcasa garden or on the beach, a round of trail running or guided biking? Nuno and Henrique from OTS, both certified fitness coaches, are at your disposal (for a fee and by appointment) and will ensure that your training is even more intensive and varied.


If you like the idea of teeing off with views of sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll love the Praia d'el Rey Golf Course (par 73) which is regularly voted one of Europe’s ten most beautiful courses. And it’s only 20 minutes away!

There are several other beautiful courses to tee off at in our area. We will be happy to help you plan your round of golf.

Horse-back riding

At the Quinta do Mosteiro, 20 minutes away, you have the chance to try riding for the first time or to improve your skills with riding lessons. For the connoisseurs among you, there are also great trails into nature for beginners and advanced riders. Either a short ride through the eucalyptus forests or the longer trail that takes you to one of the surrounding beaches. A great experience!