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If you choose this program that means you want a chance to assist to one spectacular nature phenomenons: the giant waves. Portugal’s Nazaré Canyon is responsible for an unusual combination of environmental factors conspire to create the world’s biggest waves.The big waves are not always there, they depend on the storms on the high seas that bring the big swells.
People who likes nature and oceans activities.
Nazaré is considered the oldest fishing village, generally accepted as the country’s most typical beach. Located in the western part of the country, one hour north from Lisbon, the town is known for its giant waves ( Official Guinness World Records title for the Largest wave surfed ) as well as for its gastronomy. Not only does its waves attract Portuguese from all over Portugal, but also students and tourists from all over the world, who come to visit Nazaré as one of the most popular big wave surf breaks on the planet.
This program provides a perfect opportunity to practice and expand Portuguese language skills. Living in CASA MATÉR with a local family provides not only language practice, but a true immersion into portuguese lifestyle. Additionally, you can expect many of traditional meals to be joint prepared.
Check In : Between 4PM to 11PM
Check Out : at 11:30AM
Landing at the Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisbon, Portugal we head North, one hour distance, to Nazareth one of most beautiful beaches in western Portugal.
Upon the arrival we settle in at CASA MATÉR where you will be lodge for the entire program. In the following days we will be having orienting sessions to the progression of the program and learning about safety issues. We also take time to get to know each other and the community around us.
You can have the opportunity to watch the biggest waves in the world, in Praia do Norte, the giant wave season is usually between November and March.
Taste the fish dishes, enjoy some traditional activities, together with the local community.
Visit historical monuments such as the Monastery of Batalha, Alcobaça and the convent of Tomar.