Where to Stand up paddle in Portugal

Sup Portugal

Important Note: All locations near the ocean, for safety reasons, should be avoided for the practice of Stand Up Paddle in Portugal (SUP Portugal) when there are offshore winds, as you may be pushed into the open sea.

We also do not recommend that you practice this sport in situations with rough seas and waves. Your safety comes first!

Ponta da Piedade (SUP Algarve)

This is a must for you to spend your holidays and enjoy a nice Stand-up paddle in the Algarve (Portugal).

The natural landscapes and the ease of learning at this location, make it an impressive and enjoyable Sup in Algarve (Lagos) experience.

If you are interested in experiencing this unique beauty of nature, you can try our Sup Algarve (Lagos) service. We recommend the morning hours, at sunrise, between 6h30 am and 8 am, to avoid large crowds.

Tip: During the SUP Algarve (Lagos) trip, visit, mainly, Praia da batata, Praia dos estudantes, Praia do Camilo, Praia da D. Ana, and Ponta da Piedade.

Benagil (SUP Algarve)

If you are on holiday in Portugal, this is one of the best known and most beautiful places to do stand up paddle in the Algarve (Portugal).

The main reason for its popularity is due to the great ease of learning and the safety that this place provides to the curious or SUP lovers.

This SUP tour in Algarve (Benagil) has several routes for those who want to know the Algarve coast in a unique way and interact with the natural beauty of this place.

Tip: For those making this Sup Algarve tour, visit the various hidden beaches near the famous Benagil cave, such as: Praia da Estaquinha, Praia do Salgueiro, Praia do Barraquinho, Praia da Malhada do Baraçon, Praia da Marinha and Praia da Mesquita, which allow you to be away from the crowds and enjoy your tour to the fullest.
This trip should be done first thing in the morning, as early as possible, to take advantage of the first rays of the sun and, once again, avoid the big crowds.

Albufeira (SUP Algarve)

Certainly, it is a place you can’t miss if you are on holiday in Portugal and if you have a stand-up paddle in the Algarve (Portugal) in mind.

It is a place recognized for its incredible formation of caves and rocks, its extraordinary beaches and its unique coastal

This Sup in Algarve (Albufeira) tour has a considerable distance. However, the level of difficulty is accessible, being a great advantage for those with little experience or for those who have never practised this water sport.

Tip: If you are interested in doing this SUP Algarve tour, you should start the trip at Coelha Beach. Another thing you have to worry about is the weather conditions. Choose a day with ideal weather conditions to have an exceptional trip.

Ria Formosa (SUP Algarve)

This is a Stand-up paddle tour in the Algarve (Portugal), different from the previous ones, as this tour takes place in the largest natural park on the Algarve coast.

It stands out, not only for its natural beauty but also for the possibility of seeing several species of animals along the way.

This trip from Sup in Algarve (Ria Formosa, Faro), is great for lovers of this water sport. The calm, crystalline and protected waters of the Ria Formosa, allow this trip to be a peaceful and unforgettable experience.

Tip: As it is a long trip, about 60km long, you should make several stops if you want to do the whole trip so that you can enjoy this tour at your own pace. Near the Ria Formosa, there are several places we advise you to visit such as Olhão (Ilha da Armona and Fuseta) and Tavira (Santa luzia beach).

Odeceixe (SUP Algarve)

If you are looking for a fun outdoor activity, surely a Stand-up paddle in the Algarve (Portugal), will be an option to keep in mind.

The starting point of this Sup in Algarve (Aljezur), is in Odeceixe beach. It is a calm place, with plenty of sandy coastline and with a ria that is an extension of the beach. The waters are calm and usually warm, and this is a very positive point to learn SUP Algarve.

It is located on the border between Algarve and Alentejo, which allows you to visit several places, such as beaches or hills. It is the ideal place to get to know the most varied landscapes of Portugal.

Tip: If you are interested in knowing this place, also go to the famous Arrifana Beach, which is very reputable for water sports lovers.

Óbidos Lagoon (SUP Portugal)

A place that promotes Stands up paddle initiatives in Portugal for adapted people, due to being a place with very calm waters and easy access.

It’s a great place to try SUP in Portugal with the family, as well as being surrounded by a wonderful and welcoming environment.

Tip: If you want to get away from the crowds and visit a quieter place, this is definitely the place for you. Besides you can get to know the surroundings of Lisbon and practice SUP Portugal.

Douro River ( SUP Portugal)

Situated in the Porto area, it is a river that runs for hundreds of kilometres and allows you to get to know small villages and wine slopes. It is an opportunity, recommended by many people, to practice SUP Portugal.

With enchanting landscapes and in direct contact with one of the rivers with more history in Portugal, travel with a SUP board in Portugal, will be an experience to remember later.

Tip: The route is long, for this reason, it is necessary to make several stops. This way, you can always get to know the port area better and try the local gastronomy which is quite good.