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!




  • 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! 🙂

    thumb dominika bukowska
  • In my opinion, Jho'La Surf Camp is a place made with heart! Well organised with the perfect amount of flexibility and calmness making a chilling soul happy. Even if you are not into surf it is worth to stay here for the awesome meals - prepared by the chef the cuisine personally or cooking them together, which makes it a wonderful evening and even more delicious 🙂 With the great yoga lessons at the terrace it makes it a perfect day. Thank you!

    thumb Paula Zaj
  • Really excellent surf camp. The place is very clean and relaxing to live in, and the people are very fun. It's hard to find hostels that can combine both a great atmosphere as well as comfortable living quarters. The surfing is well-organised and there are always fun activities going on to spark activity between people, like yoga, group dinners, scuba diving, excursions, and so forth. Francisco is a really thoughtful and friendly host as well as an excellent cook. I can't find anything to critique and highly recommend it !

    thumb Edouard Mattille
  • The Jho' La Surf Camp was exactly how i imagined it. Francisco is a great host and a genuine person who has your best interests at heart, making for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Francisco's home cooking is awesome, the surf school is excellent and the yoga is a perfect way to loosen up after a surf. Luz is a great chilled out location right by the sea so makes for a perfect set up. Would 10/10 recommend. Thanks for a great time.

    thumb Jamie Davison