5.0 Star rating on TripAdvisor
The surf coaches are well trained, very helpful and energetic. They will stay with you at your pace or level of skills if necessary, to open up the magic world of surfing. Follow their instructions and trust yourself and you will have fun in the waves. Happy days are not only a motto for the crew. As a guest I felt welcome and looked after if needed. There are many helping hands in the background that keep the place organized, clean and jolly. The house is beautifully decorated, spacious and well maintained in any way.. Also Yoga in the courtyard. Ericeira itself is a wonderful spot to hang out in town or at the beach.
Heike Auinger – Austria
My second visit to Magikvanilla, learning to surf with my sons was even better than the first visit. This place is truly magical! Steve and Suzie are amazing hosts and the surf instructors, Andre, Miguel, Giorgio and Steve's care and enthusiasm made every day in the waves a joy. The BBQ on Wednesday felt like being part of a wonderful family, with talented guests and staff singing and playing guitars. The yoga was the perfect way to relax after surfing. The rooms are clean and stylish, not too fancy, but with a nice surfer vibe. This place will forever be my go-to place when I need to relax, chill out and get back into the water. Go, you will not be disappointed.
Scotch and Tonic – Switzerland
Steve, and the other instructorse are patient and attentive and they really put safety first - closely followed by fun. Steve truly is the most encouraging and enthusiastic person ever! Haha. It is clear that their main priority is that everyone enjoys themselves and they do their best to make sure everyone feels at ease and safe, even in difficult conditions and they try their hardest to make sure even the most incompetent beginners (like myself) catch at least one good wave every surf! The time you're in the water flies by but 4 lessons a week is probably enough although they do offer an extra lesson for a reasonable amount. I highly recommend the massage and yoga - absolute heaven! Really great way to ease up tired muscles after a week of surfing and feel fresh as.
Jessica F – Switzerland