Making unforgettable experiences!


Return from a full day of surfing or diving, and  relax in a hammock in our chilled out terrace at Praia da Luz. 

Right in the center of Luz village, just 2 minutes from the white sandy beach, bars and restaurants. A perfect place to learn and taste typical Portuguese gastronomy, to enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow surfers and divers, or just meet interesting people from all over the World.
A place where you can have fun, enjoy, rest and sleep – not a party hostel.
Free Parking

Dinners at Jho'La Surf Camp

Discover new  experiences

Shaping surfboards


See in first hand all the little projects we do to become more environmentally friendly and decrease our footprint.


Come and see all the steps of shaping your best friend on waves, your own custom built surfboard. All of our surfboards are handmade, making each one unique.


There are many other things to do around here besides surfing. From hikking to grotto trips, from parasailling to horse ridding, you have it all.

Best Packages

Choose the package that suits you and
experience thrill, emotion and adventure in
the wild West Coast of Algarve

Learn how to surf in one of the best places in Europe, with the most beautiful  beaches and waves. Go with one of the most experienced and professional school in the Algarve area to where the best waves are, and experience all the thrill and  emotion that the Portuguese coast can offer.

Get into the plenitude and calm of surfing and yoga, relax and enjoy nature.
For a complete body and mind experience, check out our  packages for yoga and surf. Get the best of two worlds!




  • 5 star review  I was for 1 week at Jho'la for a surfing camp and I simply loved it! This place is rather a guesthouse then a typical hostel and makes you feel like at home with friends. Francisco (the owner) is a wonderful host and makes the best sandwiches and dinners! I highly recommend if you want to chill out, take surfing lessons, relax on the hammock, hike along the beautiful cliffs, go to the beach or meet great people - you have so many options! 🙂

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  • 5 star review  We found this jewel of a Surfcamp almost by chance and ended up staying for 8 days. Francisco is a fantastic host, with awesome cooking (and sandwich making) skills. We really enjoyed the cooking nights, an occasion to learn more about Portuguese cuisine and culture. The place is clean and comfy, and it does not take long to feel at home. We enjoyed the surf lessons and the beach nearby during our rest days. Long story short: we loved it and really hope to be back soon!

    thumb Aurelie Pichon
  • 5 star review  What a great experience my boyfriend and I had at Jho'La surf camp this week. The host, Francisco and his partner were so welcoming. Francisco cooked for us twice and we enjoyed socialising over some good food and red wine kindly provided by them. We surfed most days, the surf school instructors were so patient and have given me the surf bug. We felt so at home in the villa, it was perfectly located for walking into Luz (3 min walk to beach) . We will certainly be back! Thank you guys so much,10/10!!

    thumb Eleanor Lynch
  • 5 star review  Ive stayed at the Jho'La Surf Camp for a few weeks and absolutely loved the place, especially its close location to the beach, the ocean you can see from the terrace, many hammocks that allow you to deeply relax. also the aura of its committed landlord Francisco contributes to this nice and chilled experience. I was also very happy with the surfing school that collaborates with the Jho'La Surf Camp. Looking forward to my next stay there, obrigada.

    thumb Magdalena Chmielewska